(between Apr 18th-24th 2017)

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film

Ebertfest

Apr 19th-23rd 2017

Champaign, IL 61820

The Roger Ebert Film Festival

academic, film

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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

The Super Run Baltimore

Apr 22nd 2017

Baltimore, MD 21230

The Super Run is a national series of events that partners with local non-profit organizations to host superhero-themed events that helps raise funds and awareness for their cause.

comics

[tweet] The Super Run website thesuperrun on Twitter The Super Run Facebook

steampunk

Wild West Steamfest

Apr 22nd 2017

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Where the Old West meets Steampunk

steampunk, victoriana, westerns

[tweet] Wild West Steamfest website wildweststeam on Twitter Wild West Steamfest 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

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