About Our Board MembersTheir Siouxperrific
SiouxperCon has quickly grown into the most anticipated annual Siouxland nerd event. From its humble beginnings as a question posed on Facebook, SiouxperCon morphed into an event that aims to celebrate all nerdoms in a safe, educational, and inclusive environment. Brought to you by a group of local customer service professionals, SiouxperCon is your friendly, neighborhood fan convention.
SiouxperCon celebrates several mediums – comic books, cosplay, anime, board games, video games, science fiction and fantasy. A non-profit event, net proceeds from the convention benefit REACH Literacy and the JY6 Foundation.
Events include South Dakota’s biggest Cosplay Contest, celebrity entertainment and Nerd Idol, numerous panels, the Siouxper Brawl video game tournament, vendors, local artists, comic book creators and artists, board games, Lolita Tea Party, Pokemon tournament, and more!
SiouxperCon 2017 runs Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th, at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The convention kicks off with a video game tournament, Siouxper Brawl, on Friday, May 12th. Panels, vendor booths, and Artist Alley will be open on Saturday and Sunday, May 13th and 14th. Featured guests will be announced soon.
Siouxpercon is a Non-Profit organization.
Shane Gerlach is a lifelong geek hailing originally from Flandreau South Dakota by way of Ft. Carson Army Base, Colorado. He has given geek talks on radio and at South Dakota public libraries bestowing the virtues of sequential storytelling as a way to engage young people in reading. His love of comic books began with his father buying him comics from Rexall Drug in Flandreau South Dakota. When not reading comics he splits his time being a father, husband and drug and alcohol counselor. Shane books the talent for SiouxperCon.
Cosplay Coordinator Co-Chair
Panel and Scheduling Boss