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May 23rd-26th 2013 • Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix Cactus Comicon is an annual pop culture convention held in Phoenix, Arizona.
May 24th-26th 2013 • Double Tree Detroit, Detroit, MI 48228
Rising from the ashes....UP IN THE AETHER - THE CONVENTION!!! Detroit’s only monthly steam gathering is expanding to become southeastern Michigan’s steampunk convention!
May 24th-27th 2013 • DoubleTree San Jose, San Jose, CA 95110
animation, anime, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fan, fantasy, feminist, geek, historical, music, pirate, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space western, steampunk, technology, twitter, victoriana,
For one glorious weekend, the temporal rifts tying San Jose, California to a World That Might Have Been and indeed, to alternate worlds beyond, shall be opened for a grand meeting of minds and hearts. Join the adventure of Clockwork Alchemy. All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Be you a colorful rogue or a refined lord or lady, your destiny calls. Engineers, shovel in more coal; clockmakers, set your alarms; inventors, present your extravagant contraptions!
May 31st-Sep 2nd 2013 • Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5
Victoria, British Columbia, will host an art-happening of steampunk art, tech, fashion, music, architecture, story, film and food.
Jun 15th 2013 • Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY 11530
animation, anime, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, historical, miniatures, monster, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, twilight, video game, zombie,
Long Island NY finally gets a Comic Con! Mark your Calendars for Eternal Con 2013 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum Some of the great Comic Book Legends will be in attendance like Larry Hama, Jim Shooter, Sean Chen, Billy Tucci, and many more!! A Huge Dealer room filled with GI Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Sideshow, Comics, Games, Horror, and Statues. Costumes, Dioramas, and much, much more!
Jun 20th-23rd 2013 • DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME 04106
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,
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!
Jun 27th-30th 2013 • Truman Hotel & Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Cospalcon was created in 2011 with the idea that we could have an Anime Convention in Mid MO that people from far and wide would come to love as there 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 our convention lovers and our community to help build a year to year experience like no other. We Love Anime, We Love Cosplay, We Love Cosplacon.
Jul 4th-7th 2013 • Hilton Arden West, Sacramento, CA 95815
A gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans of all genre and media, put on by fans for fans. We think Westercon should be awesome! And with you there, sharing your love of books, tv/movies/anime, costuming/cosplay, gaming, furry... whatever your love is - it will be! Guests include: Writers: Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge; Artist: Eric Shanower; Fans: “The Three Who Rule” (Warren Frey, Steven Schapansky, Chris Burgess); Small Press Special Guest: David Maxine
Jul 20th 2013 • Double Tree of Center City, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dorian’s Parlor is a sensuous spectacle of vintage glamour shining in the heart of Philadelphia. Housed at the Doubtletree Hotel on the Avenue of the Arts, this event is a haven for artists, bohemians, socialites and neo-vintage lovers of all stripes and inclinations. The gorgeous event space housing the party features both a grand ballroom and an outdoor patio for a mix of moods and climates. Each month, Dorian’s Parlor will showcase the best in night life and artistic entertainment. In addition to inspired DJs, the Dorian’s Parlor events will feature live performances by bands, dancers and countless other talented artists. Be ready to see gorgeous models draped in the finest garments of some of the foremost neo-vintage designers during the fashion shows. And like an exotic bazaar, Dorian’s Parlor will host vendors and craftspeople eager to sell their finest wares to the revelrous crowd. The door to the parlor is open. Won’t you come in and stay a while?
Jul 25th-28th 2013 • Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, OH 43215
PulpFest continues the proud tradition of a summer pulp con as a very well-organized version of the venerable convention for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related material. Sellers of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks and other paper collectibles and related items will be filling up our exhibit space. There will be 100+ tables of pulps, books and other paper collectibles available for sale.
Jul 26th-28th 2013 • Hilton Greenville, Greenville, SC 29615
anime, art, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, halloween, harry potter, horror, kaiju, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, media, miniatures, monster, paranormal, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, vampire, video game, weird, zombie,
With a brand new home in Greenville SC, new faces added to con committee, and newly expanded 3 days of fandom-friendly entertainment! This will be the biggest and best MonsterCon to date!! So come join us at the largest 3-day multi-fandom convention in South Carolina- with tons of celebrity guests, artists, vendors, comics, toys, collectables, movie memorabilia, rare/hard-to-find items, fan-friendly programming, discussion panels, Q&As, gaming, concerts/live performances, costume contests, family-friendly and adult-friendly entertainment, an independent film festival, late night parties, and tons and TONS more!! This will be three days of truly epic proportions!!
Jul 26th-28th 2013 • Niagara Falls Event and Conference Center, Hilton, NY 14468
academic, animation, anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fantasy, geek, karaoke, manga, media, miniatures, music, roleplaying game, steampunk, victoriana, video game, war game, zombie,
Ryu-Kon has moved to one of the hottest tourist spots in the world, Niagara Falls! That means that in addition to all of the Anime & Gaming fun, there will also be Steampunk themed panels, workshops, vendors, artists, cosplay, contests and more. There will even be a formal Steampunk Ball in addition to the Glow in the Dark Anime Ball. Spyder Designs will be doing a Steampunk Fashion Show and the streets will even be closed down for our first annual Cosplay Parade. Gamers will lose their minds will so many fun gaming shinanigans going on throughout the weekend, such as open gaming in our Video Game Room, Video Game Tournaments with prizes and no entrance fee! What?! Get physical in our Healthy Shinanigans Club Room where there will be additional Dance & Fitness gaming free play all weekend and the home of the Wii Dance Off. If table gaming is your nitch, perhaps our table top game room in the 32, 000 square foot Dragon Plaza will be the place for you. Open play will be going on all weekend along with game demos and tournaments such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: the Gathering, Steve Jackson Games and Privateer Press games and more. Maybe you are more into human being sized games. If so, you don’t want to miss our exclusive Human Katamari Tag where you get to roll up your friends or perhaps Human Cosplay Chess are for you. Crazy games and contests will be going on all weekend for the competitive types. While Ryu-Kon is family friendly, we do not disappoint the adult crowd. You haven’t seen mature and 18+ events until you have seen ours, nuff said. Anime fans will not go away wanting, after a weekend of our anime themed panels, workshops, games, contests and more. Special guests will be at Ryu-Kon for panels, a celebrity comedian show, autographs and more. Of course there will be a huge vendor room and artist alley to handle all of your shopping needs plus the new Dragon Bazaar, which is like an Anime & Gaming themed garage sale but you can barter, trade or buy used anime, gaming, comics, kawaii, steampunk and Japanese Pop Culture merchandise. Inside Dragon Plaza will also be the Japanese Carnival, Center Stage and the New Ghibli Village and way too many other cool stuff to list. Then on Sunday we will be starting our fist annual Extreme Treasure Hunt, which is the activity that has inspired the slogan- One Con....Two Countries. Race with your team around the Niagara Falls area on both sides of the border to find the most items and complete the most tasks and win the 2013 Extreme Treasure Hunt title and prize. Along the way, follow an itinerary for a full day of group meet ups and activities at the best tourist attractions, food and shops that Niagara Falls has to offer.
Jul 28th 2013 • Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202
animation, anime, art, board game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, furry, geek, goth, halloween, horror, karaoke, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, media, miniatures, monster, paranormal, renaissance, roleplaying game, science, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, twilight, ufo, vampire, video game, war game, weird, writing, zine, zombie,
Fandomfest is a multi-genre festival that includes a huge vendor hall over 250 tables. Artists, 115 Independent films. Tattoo Contest, Costume Contests, Steampunk & Anime contests. Authors, Celebrities, Q and As. We are apart of the largest Mid South Group of promoters. Over 20 Years combined experience.
Aug 2nd-4th 2013 • Sheraton of Pasippany, Parsippany, NJ 07054
The world’s first Geek Creator Event is here! Geek culture is on the rise. Geekdom is on the rise. And geek creativity and innovation is changing the world. The Geek Creation Show is the first large-scale show for geeky creators and those who love unique geeky stuff - toys, tools, ideas, games, services, and other cool products - it’s also a terrific playground of interactive fun. It’s a chance for geek makers to find a larger audience, and for geeky people to have both a fantastic show for shopping, and lots of neat things to do! It’s also a chance for geeky professionals to meet each other, network, and find new suppliers and ideas. And we’re not just hoping to help geek businesses succeed and give geeky people a spectacular playground, though those are both an integral part of our mission. We’re also putting our own money where our mouth is - the profits from the Geek Creation Show itself go towards supporting a great nonprofit: The Tesla Science Center
Aug 2nd-4th 2013 • Saint John Highschool, Saint John, NB E2L 2B7
anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, furry, geek, harry potter, horror, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, miniatures, monster, mystery, paranormal, pirate, renaissance, roleplaying game, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, twilight, vampire, victoriana, video game, war game, weird, westerns, writing, zombie,
Harbour Con-Fusion Inc is a non-profit organization from Saint John, NB that fuses our passions of charitable works and geeky genres. Each year we plan to host a convention that will be held in Saint John, NB. It is a fusion of many elements into one great convention: horror, steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and everything else you can think of! 2013 will be our second convention and we hope that we can be even more successful that our first in 2012.
Aug 9th-11th 2013 • UBC Student Union Building, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Cos & Effect is a convention for cosplayers, costume makers, lolitas, steampunks, and all kinds of fandoms. Our 2-day event will be stuffed full of skits, contests, panels, events, workshops, dealers, artists, photoshoots, prizes, and more!
Aug 23rd-25th 2013 • Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD 20852
This “internet convention” or “Inter-Vention” is meant to Intervene and Inspire the whole family to embrace Technology, Digital Media, and the potential of the Internet in order to make a better world. Our community-centric event consists of 2 elements: - Learning from the pros: We have 3 days of panels and workshops taught by people who are already using digital media to make something awesome. - Having fun: Geeky performances, fan panels, gaming, dance parties, steampunk tea parties, concerts, networking, and Children’s Programming overseen by school teachers, NASA employees, and Wired.com bloggers. We are a new kind of fan convention that focuses on education and real life training. We believe that fandom is empowering and motivating.
Aug 23rd-25th 2013 • Marriott Madison West, Middleton, WI 53562
animation, anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, karaoke, lan, larp, literary, manga, media, miniatures, music, roleplaying game, science fiction, star wars, steampunk, tea party, victoriana, video game, writing,
Geek.Kon is Madison Wisconsin’s very own anime convention, sci-fi convention, and gaming convention all rolled into one! As the name implies, Geek.Kon is a place to celebrate all that is geeky from strong foundations in anime, science fiction, video gaming, tabletop gaming, and costuming to up and coming fandoms like steampunk and gothic lolita.
Sep 13th-15th 2013 • 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.
Sep 13th-15th 2013 • Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, CO 80237
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!
Sep 21st-22nd 2013 • Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, as well as comic books and the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers and comic book fans to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.
Oct 18th-20th 2013 • Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver, Denver, CO 80237
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: Author GOH - Seanan McGuire; Author GOH - Catherynne M. Valente; Artist GOH - Aaron Miller; Toastmaster - Ian Tregillis
Oct 19th 2013 • Kokomo Event and Conference Center, Kokomo, IN 46902
board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, larp, manga, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, vampire, zombie,
40 Square Feet of Nerdy Goodness that is Indiana’s largest pop culture convention! We have vendors, creators and a large assortment of entertainment for everyone! From table top games to cosplay, we have it all!
Oct 25th-27th 2013 • Bellevue Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA 98004
Steamcon V : Around the World - This year Steamcon takes you on a journey to exotic locales! Meet Peshawar lancers, and Japanese automaton geishas, ride mechanical elephants and hot air balloons, see what steampunk is like on the other side of the globe!
Oct 31st-Nov 3rd 2013 • Madison Mariott West, Middleton, WI 53562
academic, art, card game, celebrity, collectibles, costume, craft, fan fiction, film, ghosts, halloween, historical, larp, literary, media, music, mystery, paranormal, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, steampunk, tea party, technology, victoriana, writing, zine,
TeslaCon has become the most beloved and exciting Steampunk convention in North America. The emphasis is on immersion, and creating a world that existed and only exists in history and imagination. With actors performing an ongoing story throughout the weekend combined with interactive panels and one of the best dealers rooms in the Steampunk world. Experience the fun, excitement and adventure only at the one and only TeslaCon!
Nov 1st-3rd 2013 • Cool Springs Conference Center & Franklin Marriott, Franklin, TN 37067
animation, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, csts, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, film, furry, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, harry potter, horror, karaoke, lan, larp, literary, lovecraft, media, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, paranormal, pirate, pulp, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, twilight, twitter, ufo, vampire, victoriana, video game, war game, weird, westerns, writing, zombie,
Welcome to GMX, the Geek Media Expo, the Next Generation Multi-Fandom Convention. Debuting in 2009 in Nashville, TN, GMX is a multi-genre convention catering to a variety of facets of geekdom. Entering its fourth year, GMX will be held at the Cool Springs Marriott and Convention center located just minutes south of downtown Nashville. Come join us for the best of geek culture, featuring celebrity and artist guests, special events, contests and discussion panels drawing from over 20 areas of programming that will blow your mind. Another 48 Hours of Cool has arrived!
Nov 1st-3rd 2013 • Hyatt Regency Wichita, Wichita, KS 67204
Emerald City Steampunk Expo is a 3 day celebration of the Steampunk culture. There will be 3 days of concerts, gaming, demonstrations, comedy, oddities, cosplay, LARPing, stage shows and more. Emerald City was the Midwest’s first major Steampunk event and the largest Steampunk event in Kansas.
Nov 1st-3rd 2013 • Embassy Suites Norman-Hotel and Conference Center, Norman, OK 73069
OctopodiCon offers the unique opportunity to work towards earning novelty degrees in Steampunk. There will be entertainment, room parties, a Masquerade, a charity auction, a Promenade, a Mercantile, a Tea Parlour, a Gears and Gizmos Dance, and all sorts of games from Baccarat and Curling to RPGs and more.
Nov 2nd-3rd 2013 • Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI 02903
animation, anime, art, black, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, csts, dance, doctor who, fairy, faith, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, feminist, film, free, furry, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, harry potter, horror, karaoke, lan, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, media, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, paranormal, pirate, pulp, renaissance, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, technology, twilight, twitter, ufo, vampire, victoriana, video game, war game, weird, westerns, writing, zine, zombie,
RHODE ISLAND’S PREMIERE CONVENTION FEATURING MANY MANY VENDORS WITH ALL THOSE HARD TO FIND COLLECTABLES, TOYS, COMICS AND GAMING SUPPLIES. THIS SHOW WILL FEATURE A GREAT VARIETY OF WELL KNOWN AND UP AND COMING COMIC ARTISTS AS WELL AS ONE OF THE GREATEST CELEBRITY LINEUPS IN NEW ENGLAND BE SURE TO MAKE IT A POINT TO VISIT THE SHOW. SEE YOU THERE
Nov 8th-10th 2013 • Portland Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR 97232
anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, geek, horror, larp, media, miniatures, music, pirate, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, vampire, weird, writing,
OryCon35: Oregon’s Premier Sci-fi/Fantasy Convention
Nov 8th-10th 2013 • World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS B3J 2V9
Hal-Con is a sci-fi,fantasy,gaming and comic book convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. A board of 7 members is supported by 25 staff on our organizing committee. We are community focused, participating in many events around the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia (such as other festivals, parades, and gaming events).
Nov 16th-17th 2013 • Grant MacEwan University, Robbins Health Centre, Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2
academic, board game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, geek, horror, literary, media, monster, mystery, paranormal, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, steampunk, vampire, video game, war game, writing, zombie,
A general convention that features writers, gamers, comics fans and media fans.
Nov 29th-Dec 1st 2013 • LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Writer Guest of Honor: Catherynne M. Valente; Editor Guest of Honor: Betsy Mitchell; Artist Guest of Honor: Sarah Clemens; Fan Guest of Honor: Mike Donahue. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Costuming and many other interests will also be included.
Apr 25th-28th 2014 • Sheraton Toronto Airport, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J5
CostumeCon is a 4-day weekend conference for everyone who designs, makes, wears, and/or admires costumes. It will include a myriad of instructional workshops, panel discussions, displays, a dealers room, costume competitions, meetups, parties, and the broadest collection of creativity all focused on costuming that you have ever had the privilege to contact in one place.
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