|Genre||LGBTQ-focused fan convention|
|Venue||Tropicana Las Vegas|
|Location(s)||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Inaugurated||March 3, 2017|
|Most recent||April 11–15, 2019|
|Organized by||Dash Productions|
ClexaCon is an annual fan convention focused on female members of the LGBTQ community. The convention is named after the "ship" name for Clarke and Lexa, characters on the CW series The 100. The inaugural ClexaCon was held at Bally's Hotel and Casino from March 3–5, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In response, Holly Winebarger, Nicole Hand and Emily Maroutian organized ClexaCon as an event to "move the conversation forward in a positive way." Initially planned as a gathering of roughly 100 people, word of mouth and social media allowed the convention to grow significantly larger. The original founders were later joined by Ashley Arnold and Danielle Jablonski, who presently co-own and direct the convention and its parent company, Dash Productions.
At the 2019 event, vendors, attendees, staff, and guests noticed a drastic plummet in both attendance, and quality of the show. This prompted vendors to write a letter to the new con-runners, which gained media attention from several online outlets. The attention to the unmitigated failure of the even coined the term "Clexapocalypse", with many drawing comparisons to DashCon.
Convention organizers reported challenges in booking guests for ClexaCon's first year, as many talent agents feared the convention would either fail or be canceled. In an interview, organized recalled it taking between four and six months in order to secure certain guests, as the agents wanted to see if the convention was legitimate.
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