The Uncanny Experience, an X-MEN Fan Event, Is Coming in 2023

2023 marks 60 years of the X-Men. And to celebrate, Marvel’s Merry Mutants are finally getting a fan convention all their own. The Uncanny Experience, an immersive fan convention, is catering specifically to X-Men fans. The event will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 16-17, 2023 at The Minneapolis Club. The Minneapolis Club’s exterior sure looks a whole lot like a certain School for Gifted Youngsters in upstate New York, doesn’t it?

Confirmed special guests include the man who made the X-Men what they are today, writer Chris Claremont. A young Claremont took the once-canceled Uncanny X-Men, and turned it into Marvel’s biggest-selling title. He also wrote the series for 16 consecutive years. Also on hand will be the voice of Wolverine from X-Men: The Animated Series, Cal Dodd, as well as the voice of Rogue, Lenore Zann. Both will be reprising their iconic roles in Marvel Studios’ upcoming X-Men ’97 revival series. Joining in the fun will be original X-Men: TAS director/animator Larry Houston. More guests are to be announced at a later date. 

The Uncanny Experience allows attendees to be mutant students.
Giant Size Productions

This hybrid event combines comic book convention elements alongside immersive entertainment. Each attendee will get an Uncanny Student ID badge to enter the event, take Instagram-worthy photos in the historic venue, and meet special guests. Since this is a “school for mutants,” attendees will be able to attend classes on various topics like Mutant History and Understanding tarot with Tarot. They’ll also be able to enjoy the free-play video arcade room (chili fries not included, sorry Jubilee), and find fellow mutant enthusiasts.

The Minneapolis Club
Giant-Size Productions

The weekend will have a cosplay contest and feature special cosplayer guests from around the United States. And since the X-villains need to represent, they’re also bringing the Hellfire Club with a lavish red-velvet lounge for drinks and debauchery. Enough to make Emma Frost proud we hope. The weekend will conclude with a Graduation Ceremony. One where those in attendance will receive a diploma if they complete the Immersive Experience activations stationed throughout the mansion. 

The Uncanny Experience will have three ticket-level tiers. General Admission allows access to the Experience for the two-day event including all described above. VIP tickets give you all the perks mentioned, plus dedicated lines for registration, signings, and a collectible poster. Also, early access to the venue. Plus, access to Saturday evening’s 21+ “Party in the Mansion” Event.

Jim Lee's gatefold cover for X-Men #1.
Marvel Comics

Omega Level ticket holders receive everything mentioned so far plus an invitation to a private VIP cocktail reception, two free autographs from the special guest(s) of their choice, a 15-minute one-on-one meet & greet with their special guest of choice, expedited check-in, a merch bag full of goodies, access to the “Party in the Mansion” event (21+), reserved seating in the panel room, and dedicated customer service. Entrance to The Uncanny Experience is open to all ages, but anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information about this X-Men convention, be sure to head on over to the official event site.

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