Golden-Con, Thank You for Being a Fan


In a city that hosts some of the country’s most unique, colorful and well attended large events, the debut of ‘Golden-Con Thank You for Being a Fan‘  has raised the bar again. On the weekend of April 22-24, Chicago’s Navy Pier will welcome thousands of fans of the hit Network TV series, Golden Girls. These devoted fans will come from all over the country, sharing one characteristic that tightly bonds them: love of this iconic TV show. 

Golden-Con will be the first ever convention for devotees of this iconic TV show; attendees are expected from all over the USA.

Three-day fan convention celebrating the hit TV show Golden Girls.
Dates: April 22-24,2022 – Friday 4/22: 12N-9PM; Sat-Sun 4/23-24: 9A-9PM
Location: Chicago’s Navy Pier
Estimated attendance: 15,000
Beneficiary: Center on Halsted
Fan Convention Activities:

  • Live performances.
  • Vendor Market featuring a wide range of Golden Girls -related merchandise, several food and drink selections.
  • Celebrity Meet & Greets and Autograph signing sessions with writers and producers connected to the show.
  • Additional Golden Girls -related events and activities at neighboring businesses along Halsted Street.


  • Aired for 7 years and 180 episodes- 1985-1992.
  • The show won countless awards including two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, and three Golden Globes for Best TV Series- Musical or Comedy, and dozens more.
  • The show is still in syndication and/or streamed in the US and many other countries.
  • The show generates hundreds of fan clubs, websites, Social Media accounts, and even an Off-Broadway play.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Golden-Con Thank You for Being A Fan provides a perfect opportunity to directly target this audience of upscale, educated, in a relaxed, friendly environment. 

Sponsor benefits include naming rights, two and a half days/nights of direct live exposure, logo placement in print and Social Media and collateral materials, PR opportunities, access to e-mail data bases, sales, sampling, couponing and bounce-back opportunities, and customized promotions.

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