Indy PopCon is excited to partner with Operation Supply Drop to become an official collection point for donations that will support our troops over seas. Founded in 2010, Operation Supply Drop has assisted thousands of service men and women with care packages delivered abroad and special VIP opportunities for troops returning home, and PopCon couldn’t be prouder to join their cause and support their mission. We support the pop culture fans, gamers, and geeks who serve our country, and now attendees can as well!
Being a geek doesn’t just mean consuming awesome content, it also means creating it. That’s why we love Indiana FIRST, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire the next generation of technology leaders by promoting STEM (science, tech, education, math) to students through the use of robotics.
That’s a complicated way of saying they teach students how to make awesome robots! We are thrilled to welcome Indiana FIRST back to PopCon and look forward to showcasing several student teams and their robots at the show.
The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(C)3 nonprofit public charity that aims to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games.
Video games allow individuals with disabilities to experience situations that may be difficult or limited in the real world, provide social networking opportunities to maintain mental and emotional health, and participate in one of the world’s largest pastimes.
Ladies of the Round Table is a nonprofit advocacy group whose mission is to foster and expand the next generation of leaders and their interest in STEM (science, technology, education, and math), video games, comics, and cartooning fields. LORTs programs work to inspire, educate and promote diversity by growing women in technology while championing the cause of equal respect for all genders and sexual orientations online as well as in real life.
Each week the Ladies of the Round Table host a show titled, “Ladies Of The RoundTable Live” on Twitch.tv where the hosts bringing you news, reviews and interviews with the industry’s most talented, driven and creative people in geek culture inspiring the next generation of change makers around the world.
Middle Way House is a nonprofit domestic violence and sexual assault shelter that has been serving Southern Indiana since 1971. Considered one of six National Model Domestic Violence programs (US DOJ, 2000), Middle Way House is helping not only the Indiana community, but the national approach to ending domestic violence.
Despite the nation average for people returning to their abusers being 55-70%, the rate for those who seek out Middle Way House is 13%. Through free services including childcare, legal advocacy, education, support groups, and our 24/7 Crisis Line, we are able to empower the people who come into our doors and help them rediscover their strength.
As cosplayers, we dress as hero’s and pop culture idols. Now this is a golden chance to be a real hero to the less fortunate then us. We have partnered with Wheeler mission to do a clothing drive for the homeless. The cosplay will be in full effect as we will be will be taking donations and entertaining the guests with jokes and casual conversation. Feel free to take pictures of the cosplayers.
We ask that these be normal everyday undamaged and gently used clothes ranging from all seasons. Cash or gift cards will not be accepted but information on the wheeler mission will be provided if You choose to do a monetary donation. Bring your clothing donations to Popcon and don’t just dress like a hero. Be a hero to somebody.
During the summer months Indiana Blood Center is challenged with maintaining the inventory of blood for our community. Schools, universities and colleges are not available for blood drives which are a major source of donors during the school year. Many employees who donate on a regular basis at their place of work are often on vacation.
The need for blood is constant during each month of the year. Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each day to supply 60+ hospitals throughout the state of Indiana.
Each donation can translate into 3 transfusions for patients waiting at our local hospitals. Your one donation counts in a big way!
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Our walk team goes to support this mission.