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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Conventions with Animation programming

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

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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

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comics

3 Rivers Comicon

May 20th-21st 2017

West Mifflin, PA 15123

A Pittsburgh Comic Convention.

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

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comics

East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

May 20th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19132

America’s premiere Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and creativity via comic books! The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention or ECBACC is a groundbreaking comic book convention that features some of the nation’s most accomplished comic book writers, artists, and cartoonists. ECBACC explores comic books, animation, cartoons and other forms of creative expression. We honor comic book excellence by presenting the Pioneer Awards to those artists and writers who have paved the way for today’s comic book artists and writers.

animation, art, black, comics

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anime

MomoCon

May 25th-28th 2017

Atlanta, GA 30313

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

animation, anime, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fan, geek, lan, larp, manga, media, music, roleplaying game, technology, video game

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comics

Puerto Rico Comic Con

May 26th-28th 2017

San Juan, PR 00907

The Puerto Rico Comic Con is the premier entertainment event in the Caribbean. A three day show with exhibitors and retailers of what we geeks love: Comics, Toys, Anime, Manga, Video games, Strategic and Card games, Movies, etc. This is the biggest comic convention in the Caribbean, hands down! Also, the event is a huge Cosplay gathering with hundreds of true fans dressed as their favorite characters. It is an event for the whole family!

animation, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, manga, pop culture, science fiction

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furry

Great Lakes Fur Con Furrywood

May 26th-28th 2017

Holland, MI 49423

Great Lakes Fur Con (GLFC) is West Michigan’s premier furry convention, catering to fans of anthropomorphic art, literature, music and costumed performance. All ages welcome!

animation, art, costume, furry, music

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steampunk

Clockwork Alchemy

May 26th-29th 2017

San Jose, CA 95110

Ah, the Age of Steam! The splendor and science! The opulence and adventure! 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 at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel during Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–29, 2017. All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Even Dieselpunks, Edwardians, Neo-Victorians, Burners, and dandies! 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!

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

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comics

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Wizard World Inc., formerly known as Wizard Press and Wizard Entertainment, is a producer of multigenre fan conventions across North America. Starting out in 1991 as the publisher of one monthly magazine (Wizard), the company evolved into a multi-title publishing company with diversified interests in branded products and related convention operations. By 2011 the company had discontinued its print division to focus exclusively on its convention business. Since then they have expanded to producing more than 20 annual conventions around North America.

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, film, geek, media, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, video game

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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

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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furry

Anthrocon

Jun 29th-Jul 2nd 2017

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Anthrocon is the world ’s largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

animation, art, comics, dance, furry

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comics

Eternal Con

Jul 1st-2nd 2017

Uniondale, NY 11553

Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its 5th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. We also offer a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages.

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

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monster

Blobfest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Phoenixville, PA 19460

There will be plenty of fun stuff to do and see starting at 11AM including the Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest at 1PM, Merchant Facade Contest, music, food, and vendors ’til 5PM.

animation, celebrity, fantasy, horror, kaiju, media, monster, science fiction

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collectibles

TFcon

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3

TFcon is Canada’s annual Transformers collectors’ convention, and is the largest fan-run Transformers convention in the world. Transformers aficionados will be able to feast their eyes on a wide selection of Transformers collectibles and artwork, hear from an array of speakers and enter the TFcon costume contest.

animation, collectibles, comics, miniatures, robot

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video game

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Jul 22nd 2017

North Olmsted, OH 44070

You will see several vendors and many classic computer and video game collectors. (Many of the vendors are also collectors; their basements are just overrun!) Also, many of the vendors will be featuring displays of classic equipment. You will be able to add many things to your classic computer and gaming collections for many of the following classic gaming and computer systems. We can never be exactly sure of what will appear at the show, but all of the following have made appearances at previous shows: lassic Gaming Systems: Atari (2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, Lynx), Bally Astrocade, Colecovision, Intellivision, Magnavision, Microvision, Nintendo 8 bit and 16 bit, Philips CDi, Sega 8 bit and 16 bit, ...and game cartridges. Lots of game cartridges!

academic, animation, art, computer, geek, technology

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comics

Florida Supercon

Jul 27th-30th 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

animation, anime, celebrity, comics, cosplay, fantasy, media, video game

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furry

What The Fur

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1C2

What The Fur? What Thine Fur? Getting Medieval! With the year 2017 quickly approaching, we at What Thine Fur would like to cordially invite you to celebrate with us! Over the past seven years, members of the kingdom of furry have converged upon the island of the Royal Mountain to celebrate, to enjoy the festivities and to encounter new people. This coming year will be only slightly different.

animation, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, fan fiction, fantasy, furry, geek, science fiction, steampunk

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collectibles

BotCon

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Providence, RI 02903

HasCon is three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

animation, anime, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, miniatures, my little pony, pop culture, robot

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comics

Derby City Comic Con

Oct 28th-29th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

Derby City Comic Con features speakers on various aspects of the comic industry, exhibits and a costume contest.

animation, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, romance, star wars, twitter

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literary

Philcon

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Philcon is the oldest General Science Fiction Convetions around, and takes place November 10-12 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has a Writer’s Workshop, a Dealer’s Room, a Gaming Area, an Anime Room, an Art Show, a Masquerade, and more!! Hope to see you there!!

animation, board game, costume, fantasy, geek, literary, science fiction

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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Farpoint is an American science-fiction convention held since 1993 in Maryland. The convention is fan-run and gives every attendee a VIP experience without the VIP-size price tag. Typical programming includes panel discussions, a competitive masquerade, independent film and fan videos, a dedicated gaming room, an art show and auction, charity auction, interactive live performances and celebrity guest appearances. It is a successor convention to ClipperCon (1984-1989) and OktoberTrek (1990-1992).

animation, art, board game, card game, celebrity, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, karaoke, literary, media, miniatures, paranormal, pop culture, power rangers, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, tea party, technology, twitter, video game, writing, zine

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science fiction

MarsCon

Mar 2nd-4th 2018

Minneapolis, MN 55425

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself. Mix and mingle with a few hundred of your favorite fanish friends at MarsCon!

animation, anime, apocalypse, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, feminist, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, historical, horror, kaiju, karaoke, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, martial arts, media, miniatures, monster, music, paranormal, pop culture, renaissance, retrofuturism, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, vampire, weird, writing, zombie

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