Dream Con 2022 Recap - The Met Gala For Blerds

Dream Con 2022 Recap – The Met Gala For Blerds

Dream Con 2022 Recap - The Met Gala For Blerds

*editors note: Blerd LLC was a vendor at Dream Con 2022. We try our best to not let that bias the opinions in our articles*

Dream Con 2022 delights again with an even bigger showing than Dream Con 2021. The Dream Con team expanded on all of the great parts about their event last year with the ability to host more people with Covid restrictions lightening. Dream Con is THE event to go to for Black anime and gaming fans. Dream Con has some unique qualities that you won’t find at any other convention, primarily that you will be able to just run into most of your favorite Black content creators at any given moment. Another unique quality is that the nerd swag level is higher at this convention than any other, hence the title The Met Gala for Blerds. Getting tickets for the event is also becoming increasingly more difficult as its popularity grows. Similar to Blerdcon 2022, since we were a vendor at this event we will give a recap here instead of our standard review system. So how was Dream Con 2022?

The Dream Con 2022 Venue

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Dream Con 2022 was held again at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The venue is modern, provides plenty of space, is well lit, and most importantly, is very cool considering it’s an esports arena. Dream Con had dedicated areas for gaming, meet & greets, tabletop, a maid cafe, cosplay repair, and even a lounge if you needed to take a break. The venue is still big enough for the number of attendees and it’s hard to find areas of improvement for the venue itself.

The Dream Con 2022 Event Schedule

Dreamcon 2022 Family Feud
Family Feud at Dream Con 2022
Dreamcon 2022 Black Women In Nerdy Spaces
Black Women In Nerdy Spaces Hosted by Kiera Please at Dream Con 2022
Dreamcon 2022 RDCWorld Smash Bros Tournament
Smash Bros at Dream Con 2022

The Dream Con teams stepped it up this year with a better schedule and scheduling app. The app even allowed users to update live photos while they were at the event. The scheduling had more variety this year. Some of the panels included Cosplaying While Black, Are You The Main Character (regular readers know how I feel about this), Black Women in Nerdy Spaces, Black Trailblazers in the Anime Industry, and Body Recomp for Cosplay 101: How To Build Your Body For Cosplay. Other special events included Family Feud, dodgeball tournaments, a Smash Bros tournament, RDCWorld vs Eezy Gang, the Cosplay Contest, and even a water gun fight. Being a convention heavily influenced by content creators, there were also plenty of screeners such as Powerpuff Girls Day of Reckoning 2, and Jujutsu Kaisen by King Vader.

Black Girls Anime Brunch Photos

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Black Girls Anime Brunch at Dream Con 2022

The Dream Con 2022 Special Guests & Vendors

Dream Con 2022 had an all-star list of special guests rivaling their showing in 2021. If you want to see your favorite Black content creators Dream Con sets the bar. Having celebrity guests would be an interesting area of growth for Dream Con as the event continues to get larger.

Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Dani Chambers
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Gabe Kunda
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Zeno Robinson
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest AJ Beckles
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Anairis Quinones
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Swayne Kyng
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest JazzyGuns
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Krystalogy
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Krystal Shanelle
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Becca Supreme
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Your Favorite Senpai
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Whyt Manga
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Cilvanis
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Swagkage
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest King Vader
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Caleb City
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Kiera Please
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Keats
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Rhymestyle
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Leanandcuisine
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Imdontai
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest AfroSenju
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Ninjayla
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Berleezy
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Arthell Isom
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Jordan Bentley
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Ify Nwadiwe
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest StoryModeBae
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Eevisu
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest TKBreezy
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Subaru-Camui
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Akakioga
Dream Con 2022 Special Guest Wreck It Ronnie

The vendor area expanded for the Dream Con 2022 event and many of your favorite Black Anime Streetwear Brands were in attendance along with many new companies (I will need to make a part 2 article at some point this year). At Dream Con, blerds will be able to find apparel and accessories that represent themselves and their style. There were over 200 distinct vendor booths at Dream Con. Try to set a budget for merch before you go to Dream Con or you will definitely overspend!

Dream Con 2022 Vendors
Blerd Vendor Booth Dreamcon King Vader
King Vader stops by the Blerd™ booth at Dreamcon 2022

Blerd also had a pop-up at Dream Con where we released and sold out our first convention-exclusive design! We want to give a special thank you to the Dream Con team for having us!

Dreamcon 2022 Kiera Please Blerd
Kiera Please with Blerd Merch
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Exclusive Blerd shirt design only available this weekend at @dreamconvention Dream Con 2022. Come visit us at booth 153! #blerd #dreamcon #dreamcon2022

♬ Conceited – Flo Milli

The Dream Con 2022 Wait Times

Dream Con continues to grow and with that comes additional logistical work. There were some lines at Dream Con, especially to get inside the venue for attendees and then at some of the night events. However, in comparison to many of the other conventions we have been to, the lines are still very reasonable.

The Dream Con 2022 Vibe

Dreamcon 2022 RDCWorld Smash Bros Tournament 2

Vibe is one of our most subjective parts of our reviews being overall how an event “feels.” An event can be very small but still have a major impact if the fun factor is there. The venue and the vibe continue to be the strongest parts of Dream Con. It is almost impossible to go to this event and not have fun. Dream Con attracts primarily a Gen Z and Millenial crowd so you are going to feel that energy the entire time. I fully expect Dream Con to sell out ever year, so make sure you get your tickets for Dream Con 2023 early.

Dream Con 2022 Photos

Dream Con 2022 Cosplay Pictures

Did you get a chance to go to Dream Con 2022 this year? If so, let us know how you liked the event on our social media @blerdofficial and if not we will see you in 2023!

CEO & Founder // Blerds out about: Video Games, Tech, Anime & Sneakers // He has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Social & Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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