Comics Conventions

PAX [tweet this] PAX website Official_PAX on Twitter

Aug 29th-Sep 1st 2014 • Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA 98101

comics, roleplaying game, video game,

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gamer festival held in Washington state, USA. PAX was created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show that gave equal attention to console gamers, computer gamers, and tabletop gamers.

Salt Lake Comic Con [tweet this] Salt Lake Comic Con website slcomiccon on Twitter

Sep 4th-6th 2014 • Salt Palace Convention Center, Sandy, UT 84070

anime, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, fairy, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, film, geek, harry potter, historical, manga, media, miniatures, monster, robot, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, zombie,

SALT LAKE COMIC CON is a 3-day fan convention featuring the best in movies, television shows, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy, and comic books. While we do focus on the nerdy side of things, all elements of pop culture are celebrated and welcome at the Con.

Cincy Comicon [tweet this] Cincy Comicon website CincyComiCon on Twitter

Sep 5th-7th 2014 • Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY 41011

art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, costume, manga, media, writing,

If you love comics, then join forces with us to bring the mid-west its most spectacular convention yet. Be a part of something super!

Nan Desu Kan [tweet this] Nan Desu Kan website nandesukan on Twitter

Sep 12th-14th 2014 • Marriott DTC, Denver, CO 80237

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fan, fan fiction, film, geek, karaoke, manga, media, music, steampunk, tea party, video game, writing,

Nan Desu Kan (a Japanese pun translating loosely to ‘what is it?’) began its life in 1997 at the Tivoli Student Union as a small, fan-run convention with just 200 or so attendees. These days, several hotels and more than a decade later, NDK is still a fan-run convention. And with a total weekend attendance of more than 21,000 (over 7,000 people per day), it’s now the largest convention in Colorado and 14 surrounding states (excluding Texas), as well as one of the top ten largest anime conventions in the country. Every year, we invite a number of industry guests from North America and Japan to come to NDK, including voice actors, directors, art directors, and others. Our guests put on panels, participate as judges in our contests, and hold autograph sessions throughout the weekend. They’ve even been known to hang out with attendees from time to time. And time after time, we hear how much our guests love NDK and our attendees because they keep asking us if they can come back!

Richmond Comic-Con [tweet this] Richmond Comic-Con website wizardworld on Twitter Richmond Comic-Con MySpace

Sep 12th-14th 2014 • Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA 23219

art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, horror, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game,

Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge to celebrate the best in pop culture. Richmond Comic-Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More!

SCARE-A-CON [tweet this] SCARE-A-CON website scareacon on Twitter

Sep 12th-14th 2014 • Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY 13478

anime, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fan, fantasy, film, geek, ghosts, halloween, horror, media, music, paranormal, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, steampunk, zombie,

Northeast’s largest horror & sci-fi fan convention. Celebrities, parties, panel discussions, and film festival.

SPX [tweet this] SPX website spxcomics on Twitter

Sep 13th-14th 2014 • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Rockville, MD 20852

animation, comics, manga, zine,

North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival, SPX will bring together over 400 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, distributors, and each other. It marks the thirteenth annual presentation of The Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.

GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention [tweet this] GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention website GrandConGCA on Twitter

Sep 19th-21st 2014 • Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, geek, miniatures, roleplaying game,

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms (board games, role playing games, miniatures), as well as comic books and the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow tabletop gamers and comic book fans to mingle and appreciate their shared interests. We also have a charitable partner with the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and we donate part of our attendance proceeds to HDCF. Come show the spirit and the love of being a ’nerdist’ and help GrandCon give back to the community where we can.

Cincinnati Comic Expo [tweet this] Cincinnati Comic Expo website

Sep 19th-21st 2014 • Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202

art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, costume, manga, media, writing,

Cincinnati’s Comic Expo: comics, games, artists, and more!

Sci-Con Tampa [tweet this] Sci-Con Tampa website SciConTampa on Twitter

Sep 26th-28th 2014 • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL 33607

art, celebrity, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, karaoke, literary, media, music, science, science fiction, space, star trek, steampunk, technology, video game, writing,

Sci-Con Tampa arrives on the Tampa convention scene focused on bringing fans an intimate, fan-friendly convention experience the whole family can enjoy. Guest line-up includes Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch, Jack Stauffer, and Nicki Clyne; and Star Trek Deep Space Nine's Aron Eisenberg. Joining these fan favorites will be former NASA astronaut Story Musgrave and other surprise guests. This is a fan run, multi-genre convention where science meets fiction. Features dealer room, panels, workshops, large prop displays, COSplay, Costume party with dancing and live DJ, Karaoke fun and more!

Anime Weekend Atlanta [tweet this] Anime Weekend Atlanta website awacon on Twitter

Sep 26th-28th 2014 • Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA 30339

anime, art, comics, cosplay, dance, kaiju, karaoke, manga, robot, science fiction, video game,

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a Japanese Animation and Comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Events include video showings, games, costume contest, dealers room, artist alley, maid cafe, and more.

Senshi-Con [tweet this] Senshi-Con website SenshiCon on Twitter

Sep 26th-28th 2014 • Egan Center, Anchorage, AK 99501

anime, art, comics, cosplay, costume, manga,

Senshi-Con is an annual convention that caters to enthusiasts of Asian culture, animation, graphic novels, and gaming held in Anchorage, AK. It is Alaska’s largest event where you can share your fandoms, make new friends, and enjoy a nearly endless array of costumes, live events, panels, contests, and shop your favorite artists and vendors.

PalmCon [tweet this] PalmCon website cosmictimes on Twitter

Sep 27th-28th 2014 • Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, film, roleplaying game, video game,

PalmCon is The Palm Beach County Comics and Collectibles Show

Necronomicon [tweet this] Necronomicon website Necronomicon_Fl on Twitter

Oct 3rd-5th 2014 • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL 33604

board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, dance, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, geek, larp, literary, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, twitter, writing,

Necronomicon is the longest running SF/Fantasy/Horror convention in Florida. This is our 33rd year! GoH is Eric Flint. Other guests include Richard Lee Byers, Johanna Bolton, Kat Heckenbach and Timothy Zahn (more to be added). Panels, Dealers room, Art Show, Gaming, Masquerade, Necronomiprom, Ygor Party, Talent Show and much more!

CAN-CON [tweet this] CAN-CON website CanConSF on Twitter

Oct 3rd-5th 2014 • Ottawa Sheraton, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2

academic, anime, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fan, fantasy, filk, furry, geek, goth, harry potter, horror, literary, media, music, pirate, science, science fiction, space, technology, vampire, weird, writing, zine, zombie,

CAN-CON is The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, The cutting edge of science fiction and fantasy, put on by The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. CAN-CON is a science fiction convention with a professional orientation assembling writers, scientists, publishing professionals and fans for panel discussions, presentations, readings, launches, and networking opportunities.

VCON [tweet this] VCON website vcon on Twitter

Oct 3rd-5th 2014 • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

art, comics, costume, dance, doctor who, fantasy, filk, film, harry potter, larp, literary, media, monster, music, pulp, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, vampire, war game, writing, zine, zombie,

VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction and fantasy convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The convention has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy fan culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, games, etc.

Nijicon [tweet this] Nijicon website nijicongroup on Twitter

Oct 18th-19th 2014 • DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA 19406

animation, anime, art, comics, cosplay, fantasy, geek, glbt, romance, writing,

In a nutshell, Nijicon is a "yaoi/slash/BL(Boys’ Love)" convention. However, Nijicon is a bit different than other yaoi conventions. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to highlighting the portrayals, influence, and increasing presence of homosexual couples in comics, movies, television, and other visual medium. We also wish to encourage dialogue and conversation between fans of yaoi and the LGBT community. *Although this is predominantly a "yaoi/slash/BL/malexmale" convention, we are completely LGBT friendly. We welcome everyone!

Sac-Con [tweet this] Sac-Con website sacconventions on Twitter

Oct 18th-19th 2014 • Scottish Rite Center, Sacramento, CA 95819

art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, costume, fantasy, horror, media, science fiction, star trek,

What began as a typical comic book convention has evolved into a mixture of comics, toys, anime, sci-fi/horror and all things dealing with pop culture entertainment.

Santa Fe Comic Con [tweet this] Santa Fe Comic Con website sfcomcon on Twitter

Oct 24th-26th 2014 • Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, NM 87506

animation, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, film, furry, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, horror, larp, literary, manga, media, miniatures, mystery, paranormal, pirate, pulp, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science, star trek, star wars, steampunk, ufo, vampire, video game, war game, weird, zombie,

New Mexico Tri Con featuring Horror, Sci Fi and Comic Books all rolled into the best for Santa Fe Comic Con Following the 7th successful show of Albuquerque Comic Con Santa Fe Comic Con will bring the same quality and fun to the Santa Fe Community. At the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort just outside of Santa Fe New Mexico.

MileHiCon [tweet this] MileHiCon website

Oct 24th-26th 2014 • Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver, Denver, CO 80237

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fantasy, filk, film, geek, ghosts, glbt, halloween, harry potter, horror, literary, music, science, science fiction, space, steampunk, vampire, writing, zine,

Largest Science-Fiction Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region. Over 80 authors and speakers in panels and programs on everything related to SF, Fantasy, and Horror. Also the largest SF/fantasy art show in the region, plus video, anime, masquerade, gaming, dealers, the Critter Crunch and Critter Floatilla (robotic combat and aquatic competitions), and more. Guests of honor: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Michael Swanwick, artists Phil and Kaja Foglio. Toastmaster: Jeanne C. Stein.

Ohio Comic-Con [tweet this] Ohio Comic-Con website wizardworld on Twitter

Oct 31st-Nov 2nd 2014 • Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH 43215

art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, horror, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game,

Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge to celebrate the best in pop culture. Ohio Comic-Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More!

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival [tweet this] Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival website LVcomicbookfest on Twitter

Nov 1st 2014 • Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV 89119

collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, feminist, film, free, geek, music, star wars, writing, zombie,

It’s baaaaack! The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns for its lucky 7th year with a day chock full of activities celebrating comic book culture, including panel discussions, workshops, a vendor marketplace, Artist Alley, food trucks, kids’ crafts & face painting, live music, film screenings and more! This year’s guest line-up includes Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Chris Staros (Top Shelf Productions), Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes!), Spencer Brinkerhoff III (StudioB3), the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Ben Saunders, Nick Mamatas (Viz Media), Brian & Kristy Miller (Hi-Fi Colour Design), Kirby Krackle and many more.

What-Khan Convention [tweet this] What-Khan Convention website

Nov 7th-9th 2014 • Indoor Sport Center, Rockford, IL 61107

board game, card game, collectibles, comics, fantasy, geek, historical, miniatures, monster, mystery, paranormal, pulp, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, steampunk, war game,

The convention features historical and fantasy miniature gaming, collectible miniatures, role-playing, board gaming, and other events that cover the entire spectrum of adventure gaming. The best part is that What-Khan is being brought to you by the same staff who brought you Rock-Con!

Jet City Comic Show [tweet this] Jet City Comic Show website jetcityshow on Twitter

Nov 8th 2014 • Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA 98402

anime, art, comics, cosplay, costume, manga, media,

Jet City Comic Show is a brand new comic book and pop culture convention for Seattle, WA. Jet City started in order to fill in the void for a quality one-day show for fans and dealers. A show that will be fun and entertaining for the fans, where they will have time to browse all the dealer tables or visit with their favorite creators.

Air Capital Comic Con [tweet this] Air Capital Comic Con website evilsquidcomics on Twitter

Nov 16th 2014 • Sedgwick County Education Extension Center, Wichita, KS 67205

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, free, writing,

Wichita’s premier comic book convention! This one day event is great opportunity for the comic book or pop culture enthusiast to find great deals on comics, toys, games, and more! We are featuring renowned illustrator, writer, and comic book artist Jim Rugg! In addition, we will have a photo booth, board game demos, local and regional artists, and tons of toy and comic book vendors. Lots of free stuff and giveaways. ADMISSION IS FREE so bring the whole family.

Epic ACG Fest [tweet this] Epic ACG Fest website EpicACG on Twitter

Nov 22nd-23rd 2014 • Albany Community Center, Albany, CA 94706

animation, anime, board game, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, video game, war game,

Epic ACG fest is a unique event showcase animation, comics and games. Though screening, exhibition and competition, bring together the creative elements, the artists and the general public from worldwide. During the festival, EACG is also hosting the Live Demonstrations, Networking Receptions, Master Workshops, Panel Discussions, Business Symposiums, Recruiting and the Professional Exhibits offered throughout the event as well as the One-On-One Personal Consultations with creative professionals from top studios and educational institutions both local and international. The Award ceremony is a red carpet event that provides recognition and great memories.

Daytona Beach Comic Convention [tweet this] Daytona Beach Comic Convention website cosmictimes on Twitter

Dec 7th 2014 • Best Western Plus, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, film, roleplaying game, video game,

Sponsored by Pop Culture Playground and Cloak and Dagger Comics - The Daytona Beach Comic Con is a single day event all about comics, held multiple times a year.

PAX South [tweet this] PAX South website Official_PAX on Twitter

Jan 23rd-25th 2015 • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX 78205

comics, roleplaying game, video game,

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gamer festival held in Washington state, USA. PAX was created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show that gave equal attention to console gamers, computer gamers, and tabletop gamers.

Foolscap [tweet this] Foolscap website foolscapcon on Twitter

Jan 30th-Feb 1st 2015 • Redmond, Redmond, WA 98052

comics, fantasy, literary, science, science fiction,

Foolscap is a new kind of convention. We bring together writers, artists, fans, thinkers and makers to create a weekend-long conversation about the things that excite us. Everyone is interesting at Foolscap. By bringing together a community of diverse interests and experiences, we make a space where we all learn from each other.

(Re)Generation Who [tweet this] (Re)Generation Who website ReGenerationWho on Twitter

Mar 27th-29th 2015 • Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

celebrity, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, geek, science fiction, space,

(Re)Generation Who:The Doctor Who Celebration for Every Generation is the Mid-Atlantic’s 3 day festival of Doctor Who fandom. Many celebrity guests will be announced. Already confirmed is Colin Baker, the 6th Doctor. The programming will feature: - Autograph and photoshoot opportunities - Deep discussion of both the new and old TV shows, books, audio dramas - Viewings of both common and rare Doctor Who videos - Scavenger hunts - Cosplay contests judged by the actors - An extensive vendor’s room, artists, giveaways, and plenty of surprises TBA.

MSP Comicon [tweet this] MSP Comicon website MCBA1 on Twitter

May 16th-17th 2015 • MN State Fairgrounds - Grandstand, Saint Paul, MN 55109

anime, art, comics, cosplay, fan, steampunk, weird, zine,

The MSP Comicon (formerly known as SpringCon), is one of the Midwest’s largest celebrations of comic book culture, it is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the wildly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat inexplicable reputation of producing a disproportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a breeder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.

MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party [tweet this] MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party website MCBA1 on Twitter

Oct 4th 2015 • MN State Fairgrounds - EducationBuilding, Saint Paul, MN 55108

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, lovecraft, steampunk, writing, zine,

FallCon, one of the premiere comic book events in the Midwest with a growing national reputation, is a celebration of the extraordinary marriage between the written word and graphic arts. A fascinating and focused acclamation of an American born, truly unique, dynamic, ever growing and evolving medium that comic books represent. At FallCon, expectation of the unexpected is generally expected! Costumed characters, hundreds of door prizes, surprise guests, portfolio reviews, attendees of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, characters and mandate’s from all walks of life will converge to join the party. A One Day Wonder of pure comic book action! Now is the time and FallCon is the place where there’s something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

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