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Convention: PolaCon 2018

  • 2217 North Carroll Boulevard Denton, TX, 76201 United States (map)

PolaCon – the world’s first 3-day instant film photography convention – is back for year three! And nearly every event planned is still free to attend with an RSVP. We’ve been looking forward to this year’s PolaCon since last year’s closing events!

What’s PolaCon like? Read this excellent, comprehensive recap of last year’s PolaCon:

And here’s a fantastic, thorough recap of the first PolaCon:

This year's event in Dallas, Texas (Friday) and Denton, Texas (Saturday and Sunday) will feature more than 20 workshops/sessions with guest speakers and photographers, an annual panel discussion dubbed "The State of the Emulsion Address,” a Zines & Things “swap meet” area, an instant film exhibition, pop-up galleries, 8x10 demos and photobooth, as well as film- and camera-specific walks and meet-ups – in addition to more than five unique PolaWalks in distinctive, picturesque areas.

As in year’s past, the finalized schedule will be posted a week before the convention and a limited number of printed programs will be available. Attendees should check the FB event page or Instant Film Society’s Instagram account and our website on the mornings of DAY I, II and III for any “official” last-minute additions, deletions or cancellations.

All of PolaCon is free to attend. However, some venues have limited “seats” or standing room, so most events will only be open to RSVP’d guests. Attendees should register through the Eventbrite page:

For more information visit the convention page at The Instant Film Society!