More than 1,500 fans from all over US and abroad came to the first ever X-Fest convention in LaSalle, Illinois. The event was held on March 3, 2018 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ‘The X-Files’ TV show.
Several generations of X-Philes, as they call themselves, filled the local Celebrations 150 hall, some of them bringing children of their own, born around the time when Mulder first realized the truth was out there. Most of these children were old enough to enjoy the ‘I Want To Believe’ beer made by local brewery Hop Bucher.
The X-Fest started with an Agents’ Mixer pre-party hosted by the team of ‘The X-Files: Deep State’ game. ‘The X-Files: Deep State’ is a free to play hidden object adventure game set in the universe of the famous TV show.
The crowd at X-Fest was diverse, with a vast variety of FBI agents, aliens, and even one baby alien spotted in the lines for the photo ops with ‘The X-Files’ stars. ‘The X-Files: Deep State’ game seemed to have their very own ‘little grey man’ mingling with those who lined up to try the game and take photos. Fans got the chance to meet and mingle with fellow X-Philes, compete in trivia and act out scenes from the show mad lib style, eventually coming up with the hashtag #moistmulder when asked to fill in the blank for Mulder’s notorious nickname in the FBI.
All in all, the event turned out to be a huge success among dedicated X-Philes, who were willing to travel far and wide to mix with their favorite celebrities and discuss the show’s latest and most controversial season so far. The second edition of X-Fest is coming to LaSalle next spring; so the truth will be out there again. Don’t miss out!