Hypericon | Nashville, Tennessee

A weekend popular arts conference; festively uniting creators, makers, and performers with those who appreciate and aspire to their craft.

GMX Presents: Geek Slam!

Part roast.
Part rap battle.
All funny.

Join our friends from GMX as they present their blockbuster main event: GEEK SLAM!

Geek Slam is an original live improv event where Cosplayers compete in a battle of wits, taking the stage and taking turns throwing their best insults at each other until a winner is picked by the audience. The last Cosplayer standing in the 16-person bracket will be crowned Geek Slam Champion!

 (Geek Slam is rated and 18+ event due to language and adult themes)

Join the battle!

Do you fancy yourself a shade thrower? Do you like to Cosplay, and salivate at the chance of roasting other characters across multiple fandoms?  Then look no further, and welcome to Geek Slam!

If you think you have what it takes to compete in this battle of quick wit and outrageous humor, grab your favorite costume, and master your character’s voice, personality, and swagger. You’ll be dropped into a veritable Thunderdome of equally vicious Cosplayers, ready to fire their insults and clever one-liners right at you in 3-minute rounds. To survive, you’ll have to be funny, be in character, and get the crowd on your side.

In this battle of wits, there are only 3 rules to abide by:
1. No Racist Jokes/Racial Slurs
2. No Rape Jokes
3. All jokes must be made in character, directed at the character

Everything else your salty, sassy self can come up with? Fair game. Don’t feel like competing but still want to roast? There are also exhibition spots where you and a friend (or willing stranger) can show off with no stress!

Spots are limited, so sign up soon! We’ll see you on stage!