(between Apr 23rd-29th 2017)

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film

Ebertfest

Apr 19th-23rd 2017

Champaign, IL 61820

The Roger Ebert Film Festival

academic, film

[tweet] Ebertfest website

cosplay

CostumeCon 35

Apr 20th-24th 2017

Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3

Costume-Con is the premiere international celebration of costuming. Travelling from city to city, the conference is a summit for artisans, models, hobbyists, crafters, and much more.

cosplay, fantasy, furry, larp, pirate, renaissance, science fiction, steampunk, victoriana

[tweet] CostumeCon website costumecon35 on Twitter CostumeCon Facebook

filk

FilKONtario 27

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Mississauga, ON L4W 2L2

FilKONtario is a festival of music that is inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and many others. The musical influences run from trad folk to last week’s chart-topper. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun. Most of us stay at the hotel, but some of us commute. We have lots of concerts, music circles and free snacks in the Consuite. By Sunday evening, we are sorry it is all over. Come and find out why we love filking so much! North American Guests of Honour: Bill & Brenda Sutton, European Guest of Honour: Talis Kimberley, Official FKO Filk Waif: Kari Maaren, Special Guest: Heather Borean, Interfilk Guest: Nicole Dieker “Hello, the Future!”

anime, computer, fantasy, filk, music, science fiction, space

[tweet] FilKONtario website

horror

Chiller Theatre

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Huge horror/goth convention; includes model kit & art contest, live music, movie screenings, and tons of celebrity appearances.

collectibles, film, goth, horror, media

[tweet] Chiller Theatre website

comics

C2E2

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Chicago, IL 60616

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - also known as C2E2 - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen!

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, pop culture, stargate, vampire

[tweet] C2E2 website c2e2 on Twitter C2E2 Facebook

fantasy

JordanCon

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Atlanta, GA 30346

JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late author, Robert Jordan. Jordan was the author of the best-selling The Wheel of Time series. JordanCon features eight tracks of simultaneous programming, a Dealers’ Hall, gaming, an Art Show featuring original art by a variety of artists, and charity events benefiting the Mayo Clinic and other charities. Past guests have included Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Sam Weber, David Wong, Jana G. Oliver, Emilie Bush, David B. Coe, Eugie Foster, Seanan McGuire, Michael Whelan, Larry Elmore and Patrick Rothfuss.

fantasy, literary

[tweet] JordanCon website JordanConInc on Twitter JordanCon Facebook

science

Philadelphia Science Festival

Apr 21st-29th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a two-week, community-wide celebration of science that will take place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.

geek, science, technology

[tweet] Philadelphia Science Festival website PhilaSciFest on Twitter Philadelphia Science Festival Facebook

pirate

Pirate Fest Las Vegas

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Las Vegas, NV 89107

Pirate Fest is relocating to the new beautiful Craig Ranch Regional Park. While we LOVE Lorenzi Park and are proud to be an integral part of its re-dedication and rebirth, Pirate Fest is growing so we need a location that can address that growth. Craig Ranch Park will allow us to create new additions to our event that will assist in that growth. We’ve already added an 8K Run and 1 Mile Pirate Fun Run!!

art, costume, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, historical, music, pirate, steampunk

[tweet] Pirate Fest Las Vegas website PirateFest_LV on Twitter Pirate Fest Las Vegas Facebook

pulp

Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Lombard, IL 60148

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Ganger Pulps! Pulps, Paperbacks, Original Art, Film Festival, Movie Memorabilia, OTR, Science Fiction, Popular Culture and a Whole Lot More

art, collectibles, comics, fantasy, film, horror, literary, lovecraft, mystery, pulp, science fiction, steampunk, weird, westerns, writing

[tweet] Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention website

art

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Apr 21st-23rd 2017

Kansas City, MO 64105

Spectrum Live is a high-energy showcase for the best and brightest in the fantasy and science fiction art community. It brings together artists, industry professionals and fans. It’s a show for everyone. For artists, both established and aspiring, and fans of art. For people who love movies, video games, tabletop gaming, RPGs, card games and more. For fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy and any genre that has ever had an art component. There will be booths showcasing the finest artists working today. Multiple disciplines are represented. Exquisite dolls, grotesque mannequins, oil paintings, prints, bronzes, pencil sketches ... all forms of art are celebrated. There will be multiple programming tracks, from topics that affect artists and their creative process to discussions of practical industry concerns, as well as panels on how to start collecting art. There will be a portfolio review by the leading art directors in multiple industries. If you make art, you should come. If you love art, you should come. If you’re wondering if this is for you, it is. You’ll love it.

art, fantasy, horror, science fiction

[tweet] Spectrum Fantastic Art Live website sfantastical on Twitter Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Facebook

anime

Tora-con

Apr 22nd-23rd 2017

Rochester, NY 14623

Tora-Con is an annual two-day convention celebrating anime, cosplay, and nerd culture in general. Since we began in 2004, Tora-Con has grown into a major event with thousands of attendees. Every year we feature iconic anime culture guests from around the world, a packed schedule of panels, contests, major events, and performances as well as a vendors hall filled with amazing artists and dealers of genuine anime merchandise. Enjoy a full weekend of anime themed events, cosplay, games, and convention fun!

anime, comics, cosplay, manga

[tweet] Tora-con website toracon on Twitter Tora-con Facebook

collectibles

VA Comicon

Apr 22nd-23rd 2017

Chesterfield, VA 23832

BRAND NEW SHOW! Toys, Cards, Vinyl, NASCAR, Video Games, Comics and much, MUCH More! The world-famous Collectibles Expo comes to the Chesterfield fairgrounds, 10 miles south of RVA!

anime, art, collectibles, comics, miniatures, video game, zine

[tweet] VA Comicon website VA Comicon Facebook

collectibles

Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Apr 22nd-23rd 2017

Allentown, PA 18103

The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premiere show for collectors of non-sport and entertainment trading cards. The April Philly Non-Sports Card Show will feature six awesome guest artists who have worked on Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages as well as many other non-sport series.

art, card game, collectibles, video game

[tweet] Philly Non-Sports Card Show website Philly Non-Sports Card Show Facebook

comics

Canadian Toycon

Apr 23rd 2017

Burlington, ON L7N 3E9

GTA Comic Con is the next big thing to hit the Greater Toronto Area!! Featuring many of your favorite comic vendors, artists and guests, this event promises a return to the way comic conventions used to be...

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, horror

[tweet] Canadian Toycon website GTAComicCon on Twitter Canadian Toycon Facebook

pulp

Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Apr 23rd 2017

Lansing, MI 48933

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

art, collectibles, comics, fantasy, film, horror, literary, lovecraft, mystery, pulp, science fiction, steampunk, weird, westerns, writing

[tweet] Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show website Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show Facebook

comics

Calgary Expo

Apr 27th-30th 2017

Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Celebrate all things pop culture with us!

anime, comics, media, pop culture, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game

[tweet] Calgary Expo website calgaryexpo on Twitter Calgary Expo Facebook

literary

Arkansas Literary Festival

Apr 27th-29th 2017

Little Rock, AR 72201

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winners, filmmakers, comedians, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 27-30, 2017. The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus and many other Little Rock venues are the sites for a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, special events, performances, workshops, presentations, book sales, book signings, and opportunities to meet authors. Most events are free and open to the public.

art, film, literary

[tweet] Arkansas Literary Festival website AR_LitFest on Twitter Arkansas Literary Festival Facebook

furry

Wild Nights

Apr 27th-May 2nd 2017

Wilburton, OK 74578

Wild Nights is a five day-four night campout located at the Robber’s Cave State Park in Eastern Oklahoma. It is targeted at the anthopomorphic arts community, commonly known as Furry Fandom. It is one of four organized camp-style events in North America, and provides an alternative to the traditional ‘hotel convention’ environment.

dance, furry, music

[tweet] Wild Nights website WNMESA on Twitter

technology

Red Stick

Apr 27th-30th 2017

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

In previous years, the Red Stick Animation festival has been a highly visible and productive connection with Louisiana and the Baton Rouge community. We believe that the international exposure and community connection that a festival like Red Stick provides is much needed for the community. However, we are proposing a rebranding and retooling of the festival - to an event that will be focused on Digital Media (including, but not limited to animation), maker-fairs, experimental music concerts, digital art exhibits, game jams and other technology derived events.

animation, anime, art, comics, computer, craft, film, music, technology, video game

[tweet] Red Stick website

science fiction

RavenCon 12

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Williamsburg, VA 23185

RavenCon is the Con of Opportunity With nine continuous tracks of programming (over 400 hours!), attendees will ALWAYS have something to do or see. If you want to game — play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading — we have that and more in our literary programming Don’t want to attend the literary programming — then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You’re a night owl — enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping — we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers’ Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall — visit our Art Show Don’t want to leave the kids at home — we have an exciting track of Children’s Programming Just finished work on a new costume — show it off in our Cosplay Plus — anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more! The RavenCon staff has a vision of what makes a good convention and are applying their experience to develop a well-rounded event with something for everyone. In addition to having LOTS to do, we try to make your experience hands-on and interactive. We book guests that are happy to spend extra time with the fans (and at no extra charge!).

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, glbt, goth, horror, larp, literary, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, pulp, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, twitter, vampire

[tweet] RavenCon website RavenCon on Twitter RavenCon Facebook

literary

Odyssey Con 17: Forbidden Pasture!

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Madison, WI 53719

Odyssey Con is a general interest science fiction convention with a great fan/guest ration and a wide range of activities. Come to the Radisson on Madison WI ’s west side for a great geeky time!

board game, card game, dance, fan, fantasy, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, video game, writing, zombie

[tweet] Odyssey Con website OdysseyCon on Twitter Odyssey Con Facebook

geek

Penguicon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Southfield, MI 48075

Penguicon is an Open Source - Science Fiction convention that is community run, and non-profit. Once upon a time, a group of Open Source enthusiasts realized they shared a love for Science Fiction, too! 15 years ago they set out to combine both..... and Penguicon was born. Join us and let your geek flag fly! Penguicon, 15 years strong!

anime, comics, fan, fantasy, film, geek, lan, literary, media, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, technology, video game

[tweet] Penguicon website penguicon on Twitter Penguicon Facebook

board game

PretzCon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Omaha, NE 68122

PretzCon is a nonprofit, family-run gaming convention. We offer a fun, safe environment for gamers of all ages to play. At PretzCon, you’ll find board, card, dice, and role-playing games. Play your favorite games or take the opportunity to try out new games. Most of the games at PretzCon are scheduled in advance and anyone can sign up to play. If you’ve never played before, don’t worry! The game runner will show you the ropes. You can also schedule your own games to run. A large game library will be available for con goers who want to run a game or simply play an impromptu game with friends.

board game, card game, roleplaying game, war game

[tweet] PretzCon website PretzCon on Twitter PretzCon Facebook

science fiction

Sci-Fi on the Rock

Apr 28th-30th 2017

St. John’s, NL A1B 2N2

Sci-Fi on the Rock is a not for profit organization based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The event is for the fans, brought to you by fans. In order to keep bringing the fans one of the very best Science Fiction events in Newfoundland, we need the support of the fans. Each year, Sci-Fi on the Rock holds a Charity Auction with proceeds split between Sci-Fi on the Rock and a local charity.

cosplay, fantasy, horror, science fiction, steampunk

[tweet] Sci-Fi on the Rock website scifiontherock on Twitter Sci-Fi on the Rock Facebook

science fiction

Treklanta

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Tucker, GA 30084

Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta is an annual science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. Treklanta is the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards.

art, board game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, fan, film, geek, karaoke, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate

[tweet] Treklanta website Treklanta on Twitter Treklanta Facebook

science fiction

ConStellation 8

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Lincoln, NE 68508

ConStellation is Lincoln’s annual science fiction & fantasy convention, bringing together people from all walks of life for a weekend of fan-filled fun every year. We’ve taken our inspiration for our eighth year in the Octopus’s Garden... though we’re not quite sure if it’s located under the sea, or in outer space... come explore with us. Our guests of honor include Grandmaster author James Gunn, author Marko Kloos, and Lincoln artists Arden Ellen-Nixon and toastmaster Justin Lewis. Hop over to the Guest of Honor page and learn more about these fantastic folks.ConStellation’s art show and auction, panelists, live performances, costuming & cosplay, writers contest, gaming of all kinds, specialty vendors, family-friendly activities, and so much more make for a spectacular weekend for fans of all ages. We are a small but friendly con, the type where good conversations and real connections are made.

cosplay, doctor who, fantasy, roleplaying game, science fiction, star wars

[tweet] ConStellation website constellationne on Twitter ConStellation Facebook

comics

South Texas Comicon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

McAllen, TX 78501

The premier Pop-Culture convention in the Rio Grande Valley!

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, fan, film, manga, science fiction

[tweet] South Texas Comicon website STXComicCon on Twitter South Texas Comicon Facebook

comics

East Coast Comicon

Apr 29th-30th 2017

Secaucus, NJ 07094

The largest comic convention in NJ. Formerly the Asbury Park Comicon. Presented by Cliff Galbraith and Crucial Entertainment.

art, comics, cosplay, costume, pop culture

[tweet] East Coast Comicon website EastCoastConNJ on Twitter East Coast Comicon Facebook

robot

RobotFest

Apr 29th 2017

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Robot Fest is an annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. We welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops!

computer, craft, robot, technology

[tweet] RobotFest website

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