InvaderCON was a fan convention organized by Green Mustard Entertainment (aka “Wasabi Anime“) designed to be a 10th anniversary celebration for the popular cartoon Invader ZIM. It took place March 26-27, 2011 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (The convention’s date was set ten years, to the weekend, from when the show originally premiered: March 30th, 2001.) Approximately 1000 people attended the convention.
Invader ZIM initially ran on Nickleodeon from 2001-2003 and is still popular with fans to this day. Even though production ceased almost eight years ago, companies still produce new merchandise featuring the cartoon’s characters and fans continue to rave about the artistic merits of the series. Invader ZIM is a phenomenon that evolved into more than “just another kid’s cartoon.”
Even though the convention was designed as a one time event, popularity and fan response have prompted it to happen “one more time.” Thus InvaderCON II: DOOMCON will take place July 28-29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
The event's guests include Jhonen Vasquez ( creator and scriptwriter ), Richard Horvitz ( voice of Zim), Rikki Simons ( voice of GIR), Andy Berman ( voice of Dib), Melissa Fahn ( voice of Gaz), Eric Trueheart ( scriptwriter), and Aaron Alexovich ( character designer).