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Roswell Galacticon

The Premier Family Event of Roswell, NM


Friday - Sunday; July 3, 4, 5 2020

At the Roswell Convention Center

900 N Main Street, Roswell NM

Air Conditioning, Concessions, FREE Parking, and close access to the Roswell UFO Festival!

The Roswell Galacticon is THE Premier Family Event of Roswell, NM held every year on Independence Day weekend. The Roswell Galacticon is the UFO capital’s version of a “Comic Con”, complete with famous guest personalities, amazing booths full of art and merchandise, fun events for the whole family, and costumes galore!

This cosmically proportioned event started in 2010 and has grown over the years in participation and media coverage, including earning Outstanding New Event of the Year at the 2012 New Mexico Tourism Industry Recognition Awards during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.


The Con side features a Vendor Hall with a wide variety of art and merchandise for sale, workshops and panels, role playing games, celebrity guests, and much more.  You are sure to enjoy our partner event, the Roswell SciFi Film Fest, where dozens of films from across the world compete for awards and are shown throughout the Con Event.​


There are many family oriented activities over the three day event including…

The Vendor Hall featuring sci-fi and fantasy artwork, comic books, cosplay props, jewelry, crafts and a wide variety of collectibles.

Workshops and panels scheduled to educate and entertain anyone interested in the film industry, the Steampunk and Cosplay culture, drones, and much more.

A strong Steampunk community adds to the festivities with workshops, apparel and accessories, Tea Dueling, and an annual Steampunk Ball with one of the top bands in that genre from Dallas, Texas and featuring a cash bar and concessions. Costumes are encouraged!

A fantastic kids area entertains, inspires, and educates children of all ages.

Cosplay Karaoke is a very popular evening event held every year at a local restaurant and bar.

Gaming events include table top style board games, card games and role-playing games with  tournaments.

Check out the always popular Virtual Reality Gaming Area and the Escape Room.

Dystopia Rising holds a Zombie Invasion Role Playing Module that is open to the public.  All participants must attend an orientation prior to the event.

The Area 21+ bar serves drinks of all kinds throughout the event.

The UFO Costume Contest has been expanded to include Cosplay with Alien, Steampunk and Superhero divisions.  We also have a popular Alien Pet Costume Contest with over 500 in attendance.

A feature of all cons is the chance to meet celebrities and icons of SciFi movies, television and stand out authorities in the various con cultures such as Cosplay and Steampunk.