What is HerdCon?


HerdCon is Marshall University’s annual pop culture convention hosted by the Marshall University Libraries. We are gearing up for our 2023 event, on March 25th.  We try to include as much of the university as possible, encouraging student groups, faculty, and staff to participate either with discussion panels, as vendors/exhibitors, through events during the con. Our first year we had over 1000 attendees, around 80 vendors, and we livestreamed our panel discussions to public libraries across the state and shared them on Facebook as well.  Our furthest traveling guest came up from North Carolina to attend the single day event.

HerdCon 2023 Countdown

More about HerdCon

It is our goal to celebrate the achievements of our alumni, faculty, staff, and students.  We do this by inviting our campus and community to be a part of this exciting event.  We have showcased the artwork of local community members and students in our past T-Shirt designs… invited many artists, vendors, authors, and cosplayers from the Tri-state area and beyond… and we love reaching out to our alumni and community members to help us demonstrate the many ways folks can get involved in the pop culture industry as collectors, creators and more.

HerdCon 2022 Statistics

90+Vendors, Artists & Exhibitors
8+Lightsaber Battles

How can I get involved with HerdCon?

We will be hosting our main event on March 25th, 2023.  We plan to include events throughout the Memorial Student Center, outdoors, and in the Drinko Library this year.  We are working with community organizations such as RCBI and Huntington to create some extra special events.  If you’re interested in getting involved with this year’s HerdCon, please follow the link provide to inquire about more information.

HerdCon staff and volunteers work hard to get the word out by attending various conventions and pop culture events on campus and throughout the Tri-state.  Come by to see us at one of these upcoming events or follow our social media accounts for the latest news.


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