All right, here it is Trainers, THE BIG ONE!
But first, let me introduce myself.
I am David Echo O'Donnell, however everyone just call's me Echo.
I started back in 2009 working to make the local Pokémon community here in Minnesota better with my friends and our group the "MPLS Pokémon DS League" putting on our League Challenge at Detour all those years ago. After many years and events we have put on here, we are putting on currently the only Pokémon Convention in the world!
We run this event Non-Profit, for fans by fans and wouldn't be here without you all, so please help us continue to grow as we move towards making this the number one Pokémon event of the year!
In case you missed it PokéCon 2017 have moved from the Fall to Summer, we are now August 5th & 6th this year so it is coming up FAST!
Our first deadline for a rate increase June 16th is fast approaching!
Register before then for the lowest possible rate for the year!
Pricing for a pass is as follows:
- Early Registration: $30
- Normal Registration: $40 (After June 16th)
- At Con Registration: $50
- Sponsor Registration: $100 (Not available at Con)
Chaperone 18+ required for all children under 16.
We would like to clarify something, every year we are always asked questions regarding this.
I have staffed and volunteered for a number of conventions over the years and the biggest issue I have personally seen is far too many parents just drop their kids off for the weekend and let them run wild. Because of this we enforce a chaperone policy. All Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a Chaperone 18 year or older. Yes, the Chaperone must be registered as well and before the child is, or our system will not allow it.
We know this has upset some parents in the past because either they had to pay for themselves as well or left their children unattended for prolonged periods of time and where upset when confronted by our staff about it.
Please understand, we are not babysitters, this is a volunteer event and we do not have the staff to run the event and watch dozens of kids.
Thank you for understanding.
We are once again at the Doubletree Park Place!
Please use this Link to book your hotel room, it ensures you the lowest possible rate for the event!
Check our website for full details about all our Guests!
Singer of the Original Theme Song Jason will be performing LIVE with Do a Barrel Roll!
He will be performing a number of songs including his new Pokémon GO song he put out last year!
Voice of the Original Professor Oak!
Stuart has voiced a variety of characters and has been in a number of Broadway and off Broadway plays, most recently he played The Wizard in the 2016 Broadway production of WICKED!
Alex, Jimmy, and PokeKellz have been doing The Dex! since 2012, bringing Pokemon lovers well researched and hilarious trivia and battle strategy for a different Pokemon each week.
Join them at PokéCon for a or a real life version of their show!
Guangcong Luo AKA Zarel is the creator of Pokémon Showdown, the most popular Pokémon battle simulator online! Not to mention has been integral to helping PokéCon evolve and grow over the years!
Personal Note: Make sure to thank him if you have a chance as without him much of this may not have been possible, I may have the vision but I could never have gotten this far without his help!
Sci-fi / Fantasy Author Zachary Storch competed on Season 2 of the major reality TV show "King of the Nerds," and was responsible for knocking Pokémon YouTuber Jwittz out of the running.
Join him for his ever popular PokéCon Plays Pokémon Panel!
They are back again and performing live with Jason Paige!
After they will take the stage alone and preform many of their own Pokémon inspired hits!
Bards of the Goddesses will also once again be performing live acoustic music!
And don't forget the convention they helped start, Gamer's Rhapsody right here in the Twin Cities!
If you have any panel ideas you would like to host at PokéCon, please submit a panel!
It is with your help we are able to provide so much entertainment for everyone to enjoy!
Whether its a Team Skull meet up, Pokémon GO Team debate, Fan Theory discussion, Game Show, or anything else your heart desires!
Please Submit your idea here!
Is there a Tournament you would like us to have?
Of course we will once again have our Pokémon DS League Challenge and plan to host another Premier Challenge, but what else?
Pokémon Stadium 2 Mini Games, Pokkén Tournament, Unlimited Rules TCG, Pokémon Puzzel League, Pokémon Sorry?
Let us know here!
The first wave of approvals will be going out any day now, whether you are a local Artists and a seasoned Dealer, get your application in soon!
Space is limited and filling up quick!
You can apply for either here!
Early submissions for the Cosplay contest are open!
Fill out the application at the bottom of the Programing page to enter early!
Interested in being Staff?
PokéCon is a Fan run Volunteer based convention, all of our staff are dedicated fans who wish to help and support our convention as it grows.
We will provide you with a free badge, we have some rooms for staff to sleep in, give you a couple meals, and in addition we will be having a staff dinner after the convention with the Guests of Honor!
We need all the help we can get! If you'd like to to be staff for PokéCon 2017:
- You must be at least 16 years of age or over.
- Attend at least 2 meetings in person or via online streaming.
Please fill out the application here!
We're back once again with our Second annual PokéCon GO! Picnic, July 6th!
This time for the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
We will be starting at Historic Main Street Park, walking across the Stone Arch Bridge along the river park away to First Bridge Park, across to Nicollet Island, then down Main Street back to the park!
Check in starts at Noon!
The walk begins at 1pm!
Food will be served at 2pm!
The food will be first come first served to the first 200 to check in!
Even if you show up late please stick around as there may be left over food!
We will provide waters to everyone who joins us!
Pictures with Giant Pikachu and games will be available after the walk!
We will also be doing a Cosplay Contest at 3pm!
The winner will get a prize pack including a free pass to PokéCon 2017!
Lets make this a huge Pokémon GO! event to show them we still love the game!
Now remember trainers!
Dress for the weather!
Be aware of your surroundings!
Be Respectful to others!
Pick up after yourself!
Join our Facebook event for up to date information!
-Sponsored by: MN PokéCon, Pokémon Showdown, Byte, and Sponsors of MN PokéCon 2017!
Until next time Trainer, Smell ya later!~
Head of MN PokéCon - David Echo O'Donnell