I call them “conspiracy conventions” because they do tend to cover a wide range of topics.
Basically, these are conventions where people with unfamiliar beliefs gather to discuss them, and there are conventions for people who believe in UFOs, or cryptids like Bigfoot & the Skunk Ape. There are conventions for people who believe the government is secretly controlled by lizard people who live deep inside the earth, however no matter what crazy idea you can believe of, someone out there believes it! Recently I attended a convention held just outside of Albuquerque, NM, on the subject of alien abductions. The largest alien-themed con of the year is held in Roswell, of course, however the one in Albuquerque is the second largest, and i had a fantastic time at the convention, however it was even more fun to explore the neighborhood of Albuquerque. I was amazed by how various cannabis dispensaries there are around here. I was even more amazed once I unquestionably smoked some Albuquerque cannabis, which was unquestionably outstanding. I wondered if the convention hosts picked Albuquerque as a locale because they knew how killer the cannabis was, then aside from the marijuana, I found a lot of fantastic museums & art galleries in Albuquerque, & the food was divine! As for the convention itself, it turned out to be more fun hearing people talk about alien abductions with a few cannabis edibles in my system. Overall, the trip to Albuquerque was one of the better conventions I have attended. If they have another weird, fringe convention in Albuquerque, I will really go back.