A real-life version of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is about to open its doors to new students. With the X-Men celebrating their 60th anniversary next year, Giant-Size Productions is ringing in the occasion with a new two-day event dubbed The Uncanny Experience. Described as an “immersive fan convention,” the installation invites guests to roam the halls of the X-Men’s HQ and partake in a host of exclusive panels, signings, and more. In fact, they might even get to meet a few of the team’s most famous mutants.
Standing in for the X-Mansion is Minnesota’s historic Minneapolis Club. As soon as they step inside, fans will see how the event’s organizers transformed the building’s interior into one of the Marvel Universe’s best-known locations. Additionally, each visitor will receive their own Student ID badge before taking classes on a variety of subjects, including mutant history and understanding tarot, the latter of which will be taught by the mutant known as Tarot herself. The weekend will also conclude with a graduation ceremony for those who complete certain “Immersive Experience activations” throughout the mansion.
You can watch a teaser trailer for the event in the player below.
The Uncanny Experience marks Giant-Size’s inaugural production. But aside from its “unique immersion elements,” the event features all the trappings of your standard Comic-Con. These include a cosplay contest, photo ops, and vendor booths. Guests will also have the chance to meet several legendary X-Men creators. Beloved comic book scribe Chris Claremont will show up, as will X-Men: The Animated Series director/animator Larry Houston. We can even look forward to appearances by X-Men: TAS voice actors Lenore Zann (Rogue) and Cal Dodd (Wolverine). Both performers are expected to reprise their roles in Marvel’s upcoming X-Men ’97 revival on Disney+.
Giant-Size Productions will host The Uncanny Experience on September 16 and 17, 2023. Tickets are currently available here.
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