13 of the World’s Weirdest Conventions

No matter how bizarre, embarrassing or specific your obsession may be, there’s a convention out there for you. Whether you’re into My Little Pony, ventriloquism or dressing up like a merman, there’s a con out there waiting for you attend it. If you’re a bit weird and proud of it, here are 13 conventions where you can find your people.

Bronycon

Nobody expected an animated show about happy ponies that was made for little girls to also attract a huge following of teenage boys. However almost 10,000 “Bronies”, who on average around 21 years old, gather each year to celebrate the magic of friendship together.

National Hobo Convention

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding the rails but hate being smelly, be a hobo for just one day at the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa. Dress up in your best rags and you could even be crowned King or Queen Hobo.

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Lebowski Fest

Never heard of The Big Lebowski? “Obviously you’re not a golfer”. Fans of this 1998 Coen Brothers film get together each year for Lebowski Fest where they can cuss, drink White Russians and bowl to their heart’s content. Think it sounds lame? Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

Sunburst Celebrity Impersonators Convention

The gang on My Little Pony would probably say you should always “be yourself” but these convention goers would rather pretend to be other people at the Sunburst Celebrity Impersonator and Look-Alike Convention in Las Vegas. Don’t tell anyone you’re going and impress people with all your selfies with the “celebrities”

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Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention

If your only friend is wooden and he lets you put your hand up his butt, you might be a ventriloquist. Take your pal on a road trip to the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention  to make more wooden friends and swap secrets with other side-talking enthusiasts.

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