“BizarroCon is the writers’ retreat from hell. Eraserhead Press hosts the most insane literary minds this side of Ted Kaczynski’s shack.” – Vice Magazine

“I can say without any doubt that if you are a Literary Freak, then BizarroCon is the gathering for you.” – Jess Gulbranson

“It was the best part of my year last year. It’s the best environment you’ll ever be in. It is *not* a “con” in the typical sense, if you’ve done those. More of a retreat, with best friends you’ve never met before.” – Erik Wilson

Bizarro Con is what would happen if an improv comedy troupe said, ‘Fuck it. Let’s write books…’ That’s a fun atmosphere, even if you’re 100% terrified of large groups of people, like I am.” – Nicholas Day

“I find myself recharged as an artist, with restored faith in total acceptance, and I’ve come away with stronger bonds than I could have ever imagined possible. It seems that the first rule of Bizarro Con is go in without expectation, and allow the madness to wash over you.” – Sauda Namir

“Despite being a theatre person, I do consider myself to be a bit shy when interacting with a group of people for the first time. I remember being excited/nervous to meet nearly 80 (if I remember right) people that I have come to know online over the past few years, and multiple people invited me to come hang out and chat with them upon meeting them for the first time. I ended up jumping from group to group to group the entire weekend. The environment is very light-hearted, but entertaining and passionate. You will be amongst like-minded people that want to enjoy your company and have a good time.” – Michael Sean LeSueur

“This is gonna be when you get excited and you might meet people who will really matter someday, family you didn’t think you could have. I showed up scared and left knowing this was my life.” –Garrett Cook

Register for BizarroCon

January 10-13, 2019
(Price includes Saturday awards dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Sunday brunch)
$150 until December 31st
Full Weekend Pass

January 12th
(includes Saturday awards dinner)
Saturday Only Pass

Confirmation and further details will be emailed to you through the address you use for PayPal. If you wish to correspond via a different address, please email No refunds will be issued after August 31st.

BizarroCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or age. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that can be interrupted as aggression towards or related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or age.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the convention with no refund.