THE X-FILES FAN FEST in SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY!
About The X-Files Fan Event
The X-Files Fan Event is about celebrating The X-Files and spending time away from our daily worries and having some fun. This is not a gigantic, impersonal, event. Tickets are limited. Enjoy a tour of the X-Files Museum, meet NICHOLAS LEA, and join us at the VIP after party featuring contests, Nicholas Lea Q&A, cosplay, trivia, and more!
Friday: VIP Meet & Mingle with Nicholas Lea!
Come meet Nicholas Lea, listen to his X-Files memories, hang out, snap some photos, and enjoy this personal, intimate meet and mingle. *Tickets are very limited. On Sale MONDAY JULY 25, 2002*
Friday: Episode Screening in the Best Western Plus Lounge Area
Looking for something to do Friday evening?
This FREE screening is brought to you by The X-Files Fan Retrospective and The X-Files Preservation Collection
Hotel discount booking link below near FAQ
Saturday: Fan Fest at The X-Files Preservation Collection
We'll be having some fun around the museum as you wait for your turn to go in to tour the museum, meet Nicholas Lea, The Enigma, and purchase autographs or selfies.
Saturday Night: VIP After Party
Grab a ticket for the after party featuring Nicholas Lea Fan Q&A, Food, a thrilling performance by The Enigma Live, costume contests, trivia, and more!
Saratoga Springs, NY is an amazing place to spend a Fall weekend! Scroll for hotel discount information and FAQ.
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The X-Files Museum
Admission Included With Every Ticket
The X-Files Preservation Collection & Collectibles is something every fan should experience if given the opportunity, which is why we teamed up to create this unique Fan Event. We are working carefully to build the day and create a sense of connection among X-Philes who can join us.
About the Museum
Owners Jim and Kelly opened The X-Files Preservation Collection and Collectibles on April 30, 2022 with guest of honor, series creator Chris Carter. Featuring thousands of screen-used props, wardrobe, and set dressings from the groundbreaking series, fans will recognize iconic pieces from the show, never-before-seen behind the scenes items, and more.
Hotel Info & FAQ
There are many Saratoga Springs area hotels and motels for
a variety of budgets.
A VERY LIMITED number of DISCOUNTED hotel rooms has been reserved specifically for our group for $199 per night at the Best Western Plus, Saratoga Springs!
Book using this code: X-FILES FANS
click the link to reserve your room at the discounted rate.
This hotel is about 20 minutes from The X-Files Preservation Collection and includes free breakfast, free parking, WiFi, fitness center, and more.
We even arranged a FREE screening of classic episodes in the lounge area on Friday night.
Hotel Address: 3291 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
The After Party
The after party is about ten minutes from The X-Files Preservation Collection and will feature a FAN Q&A with NICHOLAS LEA, food, games, contests, cosplay, and other fandom fun! Be sure to order your after party ticket!
The nearest airport to Saratoga Springs is Albany (ALB)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this event? Who are you? Why are you in my house?
The X-Files Fan Event is a meetup for X-Philes. Spend the weekend in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY and enjoy the fall festivities while you visit The X-Files Preservation Collection and meet new fans!
There is an optional after party with food, cash bar, games, contests, and A CELEBRITY FAN Q&A. Come hang out, enjoy your fandom, and leave your worries behind for a day or two.
The X-Files Fan Event is made possible by passionate fans known for The X-Files Fan Retrospective and The X-Files Preservation Collection.
The X-Files Fan Retrospective started as a small documentary by fans Lauren and Carly. The project now includes more than 100 cast & crew interviews of The X-Files and countless fan stories. Along the way we met Jim and Kelly, owners of the newly opened X-Files Museum & Preservation Collection.
The X-Files Museum opening in April was attended by none other than Chris Carter, X-Files series creator and wielder of giant ribbon-cutting-scissors. The opening attracted fans from all over the world and created a unique space for fans to connect as they waited for their museum tour.
Lauren loved the energy of the day, and later approached Jim and Kelly to hold a fan event near their spectacular museum. They were like "sure!" which brings us to this point in time.
How are you funding this?
We cannot run this event without fan support. Tickets will be available soon. Please purchase your event ticket ASAP. Doing so helps us to finance this event.
I don't know any other fans, should I attend alone?
In our experience, The X-Files community is warm, approachable, compassionate, and caring. You could walk up to most people and start a conversation and likely leave with a new friend or two. We encourage you to find your people here, and we will be playing some icebreakers and group games so start packing your suitcase!
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets may be available at the door the day of - please go to the The X-Files Museum site for more information.
Will you refund my ticket if I don't go?
This event, like almost every other event ticket in the history of the world, is non-refundable.
What if it rains while I am in line?
Embrace it, dance in it, and then head to the gift shop to buy a new, dry X-Files shirt. Or, bring an umbrella.
Are kids free?
We love new generations of X-Philes, kids 10 and under are free to enter The X-Files Museum with a paid adult. However, this event has a strict ticket cap, so the after party is ticketed, adult guests only.
Can I bring my pet?
No pets, please. Please e-mail us should you require a service animal and we will happily accommodate you.
What should I wear?
There is a cosplay contest (with prizes!) at the after party but please feel free to wear whatever you want all day! Show off your best X-Files shirt or dress as your favorite FBI Agent! Be comfortable. Be you.
What can I expect at The X-Files Museum?
Every ticket includes admission to The X-Files Preservation Collection & Collectibles. Inside you will find iconic props, set, wardrobe, and a gift shop. We will be having some fun in and around the museum that day so feel free to bring a chair or a blanket, and hang out with fellow X-Philes.
What if I'm not a super fan? Can I still attend?
The last few years have been rough for everyone. We are hosting this Fan Event to connect and have a good time. We welcome new fans and old fans with open arms. Let's do this!
About The X-Files Fan Retrospective
Lauren and Carly, Producers
Passionate fans, Lauren and Carly are using their production backgrounds to create a documentary to capture the importance of The X-Files and the impact it has on its fans. They have interviewed nearly 100 cast & crew members and countless fans.
Lauren teamed up with Jim and Kelly, creators of The X-Files Preservation Collection, to create The X-Files Fan Fest! A weekend to celebrate The X-Files and the fans who credit the show to improving their lives in a significant way. Carly said Lauren's insane ideas were giving her anxiety, but she'll be there!
We cannot wait to see you on October 7-8.