(between Jun 16th-22nd 2017)

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roleplaying game

Origins

Jun 14th-18th 2017

Columbus, OH 43215

Origins Game Fair is one of the longest-running and largest conventions in the world for people who enjoy playing games. Whether you attend for one day or all five, you can take part in open gaming or a wide variety of scheduled games, including tabletop, miniatures, role-playing, live-action role-playing, card games and more.

board game, collectibles, roleplaying game, video game

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horror

Horror Hotel

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Hudson, OH. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: experimental (film only), fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller. Competitions also open for our horror film scoring competition. At the event, we also have scream queen and FX makeup competitions. The event features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

celebrity, costume, fan, film, horror, media, monster, science fiction

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cosplay

Cosplacon

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Our passion is hosting a Cosplay, Anime, Sci-fi, and Gaming convention in Mid-Missouri that people from far and wide can come to love as their own. We want a fun and friendly environment for all. We want to be well known for how we cater to cosplayers. We hope to serve all of our convention lovers and our community and to help build a year-to-year experience like no other. With one year under our belt we have learned so much and will use this to help us improve in the years to come. We Love Anime, We Love Cosplay, We Love Cosplacon.

animation, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, ghosts, manga, miniatures, monster, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, technology, vampire, victoriana, video game, zombie

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anime

Anime Mid-Atlantic

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Norfolk, VA 23510

Anime Mid-Atlantic is an annual Japanese animation and culture convention held each year in Virginia. Join us for featured guests, music concerts and all of your favorite anime convention events.

anime, cosplay, filk, music

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academic

Campbell Conference & Awards Ceremony

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Lawrence, KS 66045

Connect with other SF authors, scholars, editors, and fans while celebrating the best SF of the year. In an intimate setting, discuss topics relevant to the human condition and the science-fiction field. Since 1979.

academic, literary, science fiction, writing

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fan

ConComCon

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Tacoma, WA 98421

ConComCon, or <em>C-Cubed</em>, is a conference for convention organizers held each June in the Pacific Northwest. It is held under the auspices of the Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee (SWOC), which in addition to hosting ConComCon has also hosted four Westercons and the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 2005, as well as helping other conventions in the area, most recently the new filk convention, ConFilkt.

fan, fantasy, science fiction

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fantasy

Fourth Street Fantasy

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Minneapolis, MN 55416

Fourth Street is a small convention for people who are serious about good fantasy and good books - serious about reading them, serious about writing them, serious about appreciating them in all their various forms. It is also for people who are serious about having a good time. It is a weekend of high-quality, high-intensity, mind-stretching fun, focused on books - there is a single track of programming that is at the heart of it all. When everyone sees the same panels, it leads to fascinating conversations in the consuite, hotel bar, and corridors. Typical panel topics range from the sublime to the frivolous, from the uses of symbolism in fantasy to the symbolism of shoes in fantasy, from subtext to developing taste. The always controversial Moral Fiction panel is a favorite. Come and argue for yourself!

fantasy, literary, writing

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comics

Heroes Convention

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Charlotte, NC 28202

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a must on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country to the Charlotte Convention Center.

art, collectibles, comics

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animation

JAFAX

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Japanese Animation, Film, and Art Expo (JAFAX) is the nation’s largest free anime convention. Specifically focused in educating attendees in all aspects of Japanese culture. It is a two day festival with games, contests, entertainment, education and shopping. Each year, guests join us from different parts of the Anime and Japanese cultural industry, to bring this event to you. JAFAX also exists to support uprising artists, giving them an outlet to express themselves to you and our guests. Don’t forget to pick up some pocky from one of our many vendors!

animation, anime, cosplay, free, manga

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roleplaying game

Hypericon

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Nashville, TN 37214

Speculative Fiction/Gaming convention in Nashville. Literary tracks with a strong writing and horror emphasis. Various gaming.

academic, art, board game, card game, cosplay, doctor who, fan, fantasy, film, geek, goth, halloween, horror, literary, lovecraft, monster, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, writing, zombie

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fan

Pop Culture Convention 2017

Jun 17th 2017

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Join Pop Culture Convention as we welcome back Pop Con for round two! We’re new and improved, and we’d love to show off to you! Can’t wait to see you there!

anime, art, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, fan, fantasy, furry, geek, harry potter, larp, manga, pop culture, star wars, stargate

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vampire

Slay-a-thon

Jun 17th 2017

Chicago, IL 60610

Slay-A-Thon is a 12-hour marathon watching some of the best episodes of <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> and <em>Angel</em>, meeting and laughing with other Whedon fans, and having a great time while simultaneously raising money for the <em>Make-A-Wish Foundation</em>® of Illinois.

fantasy, horror, media, science fiction

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westerns

Western Writers of America Conference

Jun 21st-24th 2017

Kansas City, MO 64111

Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere on the American Frontier. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music. Join us!

literary, westerns, writing

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anime

PortConMaine

Jun 22nd-25th 2017

South Portland, ME 04106

PortConMaine is Maine’s biggest and longest running Anime & Gaming Convention! We happen to also be New England’s longest running convention as well. Woot! Fan run and for fans, the convention has succeeded year after year to bring anime and gaming funs events such as: a cosplay, anime music videos, two anime theaters, a video game room, panels, discussions, workshops, CCGs, miniature events, RPGs, board games, an auction, extreme geek, Cthulhu, karaoke, an artist alley, contests, free stuff, vendors, and more! Stock full of goodness, with enough events to keep you busy and wanting more- this convention is a family friendly outing for all ages!

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, computer, cosplay, dance, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, karaoke, lan, larp, manga, media, music, renaissance, roleplaying game, science, steampunk, video game

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fan

Midwestcon

Jun 22nd-25th 2017

Cincinnati, OH 45241

You don’t have to know who sawed Courtney’s Boat, or what happened to the Ten of Clubs or who was in Room 770. You don’t even have to read the stuff. All you need to be is a fan who enjoys the company of other fans, faun ches for a con with lotsa food and no speeches, likes the notion of a suites hotel, and wants to attend the oldest (and almost the last) true Relaxacon. Midwestcon is waiting for you.

fan, fantasy, science fiction

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