NIGHTMARE WEEKEND DES MOINES

SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024

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GalaxyCon gets creepy at NIGHTMARE WEEKEND!

The crypt opens up and spine-tingling fun rises from the depths as we present 3 days of scary celebrities, petrifying parties, villainous vendors, ghastly gaming, creepy cosplay contests, and fearful fun for EVERYONE!

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Join us September 27-29, 2024, for a frightfully good time at Nightmare Weekend Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center.

If you have questions, please email nightmare@galaxycon.com

Location & Hours

EVENT HOURS

FRIDAY                2pm to 2am 
SATURDAY         10am to 2am
SUNDAY              10am to 8pm

LOCATION

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(954) 231-0574‬
nightmare@galaxycon.com

EXHIBITION HALL HOURS

FRIDAY                2pm to 8pm 
SATURDAY         10am to 8pm
SUNDAY              10am to 6pm

Plan Your Visit

DIRECTIONS

How to find the convention center.

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HOTELS

Book through Nightmare and get the best rates at the nearest hotels.

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PARKING

Parking information.

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SCHEDULE

The 2024 schedule will be posted closer to the event.

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FLOOR PLAN

The 2024 floor map will be posted closer to the event.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Help for all of your accessibility requirments or restrictions.

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Want To Win Tickets?

Enter for your chance to win 2 VIP Passes.

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Make the Most out of Nightmare Weekend

Be more than an attendee! Find applications for volunteers, panels, fan groups, professional creators, entertainment, press, and more at the link below!

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Are You An Exhibitor?

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For any questions please email exhibitors@galaxycon.com

Calling All Cosplayers!

Come in costume or come as you are! Take part in our legendary Costume and Cosplay Contests with awesome prizes & famous cosplay guest judges! Compete for over $4,000 in cash, plus medals, trophies, and bragging rights!

Bringing a PROP? Make sure to check our policy HERE for safety requirements.

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Who Do You Want To See At Nightmare Weekend Des Moines?

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Please Note: Requests are not guaranteed. We wish we could work with all of the stars, but schedules and budgets don't always align.