Conventions with Art 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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literary

Arkansas Literary Festival

Apr 27th-29th 2017

Little Rock, AR 72201

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winners, filmmakers, comedians, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 27-30, 2017. The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus and many other Little Rock venues are the sites for a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, special events, performances, workshops, presentations, book sales, book signings, and opportunities to meet authors. Most events are free and open to the public.

art, film, literary

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science fiction

RavenCon 12

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Williamsburg, VA 23185

RavenCon is the Con of Opportunity With nine continuous tracks of programming (over 400 hours!), attendees will ALWAYS have something to do or see. If you want to game — play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading — we have that and more in our literary programming Don’t want to attend the literary programming — then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You’re a night owl — enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping — we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers’ Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall — visit our Art Show Don’t want to leave the kids at home — we have an exciting track of Children’s Programming Just finished work on a new costume — show it off in our Cosplay Plus — anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more! The RavenCon staff has a vision of what makes a good convention and are applying their experience to develop a well-rounded event with something for everyone. In addition to having LOTS to do, we try to make your experience hands-on and interactive. We book guests that are happy to spend extra time with the fans (and at no extra charge!).

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, glbt, goth, horror, larp, literary, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, pulp, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, twitter, vampire

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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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science fiction

Treklanta

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Tucker, GA 30084

Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta is an annual science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. Treklanta is the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards.

art, board game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, fan, film, geek, karaoke, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate

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comics

East Coast Comicon

Apr 29th-30th 2017

Secaucus, NJ 07094

The largest comic convention in NJ. Formerly the Asbury Park Comicon. Presented by Cliff Galbraith and Crucial Entertainment.

art, comics, cosplay, costume, pop culture

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fairy

May Day Fairie Festival

May 5th-7th 2017

Glen Rock, PA 17327

The Fairie Festival (also known as the May Day Fairie Festival, or Pennsylvania Fairie Festival) is the music and arts festival currently held annually at Spoutwood Farm, that began in 1991. The festival’s primary theme is to “celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the faerie and nature spirits’ return to the warm world”.

art, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, music, tea party, victoriana

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science fiction

Demicon 28

May 5th-7th 2017

Urbandale, IA 50322

DemiCon has many activities both planned and unplanned. The planned activities tend to involve entertainment, discussions, and workshops. The entertainment ranges from video to live theater to live musical performance. The discussions range from old and new issues in literature to what to expect from the new television seasons. Workshop topics vary year to year and can cover projects involving: writing, costuming, gaming, theater, music, programming, and art.

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, filk, film, karaoke, literary, music, science fiction

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science fiction

Ad-Astra

May 5th-7th 2017

Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, TV and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, live music, and this year will feature The Tesla Tea Service, our charity event hosted by the Toronto Steampunk Society. As well, enjoy Sunday Brunch with our Guests of Honour and Returning Guests of Honour – tickets sold separately, in advance, for reserved seating with one of the Guests. In addition to our programming and events, Ad Astra also has a Vendors area, Art Show, Tabletop Gaming, Anime Room, Hospitality Suite, and a Cosplay Repair Lounge.

anime, art, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fantasy, media, music, roleplaying game, science fiction, tea party

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steampunk

Steampunk World’s Fair The Fires of Inspiration

May 5th-7th 2017

Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Steampunk World’s Fair is the world’s largest Steampunk event! Come join us and have a chance to meet amazing people like: Internationally-acclaimed Steampunk author Gail Carriger One of the world’s most beloved Steampunk Bands, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band As well as members of the cast of ‘Steampunk’d‘ Enjoy literally hundreds of hours of vendors, programming, shows, entertainment, and other things to see, hear, and experience!

academic, apocalypse, art, celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fan, fantasy, geek, historical, literary, martial arts, media, music, pirate, renaissance, retrofuturism, robot, science fiction, steampunk, tea party, victoriana, westerns

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science fiction

Marcon

May 12th-14th 2017

Columbus, OH 43213

Marcon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) for years was known as The Midwest’s Premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention but is more accurately described as The Midwest’s Premiere Pan-Genre Geek Culture Convention because it has everything and is the most fun you can have in a year, packed into a single weekend.

art, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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comics

Toronto Comics Arts Festival

May 13th-14th 2017

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It is a week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. Since 2009, TCAF has been held at Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, Canada, and presented by Toronto Public Library.

art, comics, free

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pulp

Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale

May 13th 2017

Toronto, ON M5T 1R5

A small but terrific show featuring a variety of pulp and pulp related items. 25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera. Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested. Lots of great stuff to see!

art, collectibles, comics, fantasy, film, horror, literary, lovecraft, mystery, pulp, science fiction, steampunk, weird, westerns, writing

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comics

East Coast Comic Expo

May 19th-20th 2017

Moncton, NB E1C 9T3

East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages, day-long convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We’ll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well.

art, comics, cosplay

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media

XCON

May 19th-21st 2017

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

XCON offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy various exhibits, meet celebrities & personalities, and immerse yourself in roleplaying games & much, much more.

anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, literary, media, music, power rangers, science fiction, zombie

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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

MSP Comicon

May 20th-21st 2017

Saint Paul, MN 55109

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.

anime, art, comics, cosplay, fan, star trek, star wars, steampunk, weird, zine

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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

CloverCon

May 21st 2017

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

CloverCon is a small, non profit, 4-H run, New Jersey anime convention. The convention includes panels, a cosplay competition with a catwalk, tabletop gaming, screenings, artist alley, dealer room, manga library, and more! CloverCon is run entirely by the Somerset County 4-H Anime and Manga Club: Village Hidden in the Clovers!

anime, art, film, manga, roleplaying game

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comics

Megacon

May 25th-28th 2017

Orlando, FL 32819

A comic book, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Anime, Gaming and Multi-Media Event! Meet your favorite comic book creator, hundreds of autograph opportunities, panel discussions, costume contests, musical appearances, and much more.

anime, art, celebrity, comics, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, filk, film, larp, literary, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek

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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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science fiction

WisCon 41

May 26th-29th 2017

Madison, WI 53703

World’s first and leading feminist science fiction convention. Encouraging conversations about feminism, gender, race, class, disability.

academic, art, dance, fan, fantasy, feminist, geek, horror, literary, media, science, science fiction, writing

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comics

Mobicon

May 26th-28th 2017

Mobile, AL 36602

Mobicon’s Mobile Comic Con is one of the fastest growing multi genre science fiction, cosplay, and gaming convention on the Gulf Coast. Mobicon embraces Geek culture to the fullest and leaves no stone unturned in making sure we have something fun going on for all ages. From costume contest to organized play RPG’s Mobicon’s Mobile Comic Con is the place to be. Mobicon is a Multigenre convention with a broad focus on many aspects of fandom. Including science fiction, fantasy, gaming, movies, anime, horror, art, and comics to name a few.

anime, art, comics, fantasy, horror, roleplaying game, science fiction

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science fiction

MisCon The Ascension

May 26th-29th 2017

Missoula, MT 59802

MisCon is a 4-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that takes over the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown every Memorial Day Weekend. Through discussion panels, hangouts, games, readings, craft demos, and workshops, we bring fans together with authors, artists, game designers, actors, costumers, and other professionals in the world of speculative fiction. View and buy art from our Art Show, watch our film festival submissions, participate in our Costume Pageant, play RPGs, board games, and Magic the Gathering, and check out Merchants’ Row. Whatever your interests, MisCon has something to fascinate, educate and entertain you.

apocalypse, art, board game, card game, celebrity, fantasy, filk, horror, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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media

MediaWest*Con May the fen be with you

May 26th-29th 2017

Lansing, MI 48917

MediaWest*Con is the definitive gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan. MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest.

art, cosplay, fan, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, zine

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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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furry

Furlandia Age of Prosperity

May 26th-28th 2017

Portland, OR 97220

Through our hard work, we have forged a new society in our nation of Furlandia. While our age of industry has ended, it has yielded wonderous growth and bounty. Come join us in 2017 for our adventures back into the 1920s and the age of prosperity.

anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fan, fantasy, furry, glbt, retrofuturism, science fiction, steampunk, twitter, victoriana, writing

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anime

FanimeCon

May 26th-29th 2017

San Jose, CA 95110

FanimeCon is the largest anime convention in Northern California, immersing over 10,000 attendees in the world of Japanese animation and related arts. Anime fans can rejoice as Fanime offers a chorus of different events, including live concerts, engaging panels, thrilling competitions, non-stop video screenings of anime and Asian cinema, plus guests of honor from around the world. Its a non-stop symphony of epic proportions, so register now!

anime, art, cosplay, dance, karaoke, manga, martial arts, music, roleplaying game

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literary

ConQuesT 48

May 26th-28th 2017

Kansas City, MO 64105

ConQuesT, founded in 1972, is one of the oldest enduring science fiction and fantasy conventions held in the Midwest. It gathers together fans and professionals with interests in the genre’s literature, artwork, films, television programming, costuming, and gaming. ConQuesT ’s events programming offers many options to attendees including a writers’ workshop and writing contests, art show and auction, masquerade and hall cosplay, guest and fan panels, table top and network gaming, art demonstrations, podcasts, book release parties, vendor room, round table discussions, and independent movie screenings.

academic, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, film, geek, karaoke, literary, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, ufo, video game, writing

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science fiction

Balticon 51

May 26th-28th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

Over 400 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

art, fantasy, filk, film, horror, literary, science, science fiction, technology

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anime

Arkansas Anime Festival River Valley Edition

May 26th-28th 2017

Fort Smith, AR 72901

NW Arkansas’ Longest Running Anime Convention! Here is a list of already planned events: Live Action Chess Game; Dance Off; Cosplay; Dealers Room; AMV Showing; Artist alley; Panels; Viewing room

anime, art, cosplay, dance, karaoke, manga

[tweet] Arkansas Anime Festival website A2Festival on Twitter Arkansas Anime Festival Facebook

anime

Anime North

May 26th-28th 2017

Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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comics

Canadian Toycon

May 28th 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

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furry

Biggest Little Fur Con

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Reno, NV 89595

Furry convention in Reno, Nevada. Many things to do inside the con, and many more things to do outside the con too!

art, board game, card game, cosplay, costume, dance, furry, video game

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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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zine

Scranton Zine Fest

Jun 2nd-3rd 2017

Scranton, PA 18503

The Scranton Zine Fest is an underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. More specifically, the festival is a gathering of zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with live poetry readings, music performances under one roof for the public to enjoy — free of charge.

art, literary, music, writing, zine

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comics

Lilac City Comicon

Jun 3rd-4th 2017

Spokane, WA 99201

The Lilac City Comicon features all of your favorite things such as Special Guests, comics, collectibles, artists, costume contest, panels, raffle prizes, gaming, freebies and more!

art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, roleplaying game

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haunt

Midwest Haunters Convention

Jun 7th-11th 2017

Columbus, OH 43215

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment

art, cosplay, costume, craft, halloween, haunt, horror, monster, zombie

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space

Spacefest

Jun 8th-11th 2017

Tucson, AZ 85745

Spacefest is the greatest gathering of Apollo, Gemini, Skylab and Shuttle astronauts + speakers and space artists in the world.

art, science, space, technology

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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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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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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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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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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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monster

Monster Bash

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Mars, PA 16046

The International Classic Monster Movie Conference and Film Festival - Celebrating the films of the silent era through the 1950s.

art, celebrity, collectibles, craft, horror, miniatures, monster

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anime

Hama-con

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Huntsville, AL 35801

Hamacon stands for “Huntsville & Madison Anime Convention” aka we’re the Rocket City’s anime con! We run two major events a year, a three day full fledged con in June, and a one day con in November. Either way, we treat you with tons of amazing events and panels, a big ol’ gaming area for both video games as well as the tabletop variety, a Dealer’s Room, an Artist Alley, Cosplay, and more! Not to mention, we try and sprinkle as many smaller events we can throughout the year as well.

anime, art, cosplay

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geek

SoDak Con

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Rapid City, SD 57701

SoDak Con is South Dakota’s largest anime and geek convention. We bring everything you could want in a convention and are constantly working hard to bring a unique experience to all of our attendees.

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, geek, harry potter, manga, media, music, my little pony, pop culture, power rangers, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game

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science fiction

Soonercon

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oklahoma City, OK 73110

SoonerCon is a fan-run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While originally created as a traditional sci-fi/fantasy convention, SoonerCon now crosses over to many different aspects of fandom including gaming, comics, literature, anime, miniature modeling, costuming, art, and film.

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, halloween, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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video game

Too Many Games

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oaks, PA 19456

TooManyGames is one of the only all-encompassing gaming events in the nation. Who should come to TooManyGames? Well... Console Gamers, Handheld Gamers, PC Gamers, Arcade Gamers, Board Gamers, Card Gamers, LARPers, Miniature Gamers, EVERYONE!

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, film, furry, geek, larp, miniatures, roleplaying game, video game

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comics

Canadian Toycon

Jun 25th 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

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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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Anime Expo

Jul 1st-4th 2017

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Anime Expo is the nation’s largest anime/manga convention and serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business.

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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science fiction

ConnectiCon

Jul 6th-9th 2017

Hartford, CT 06103

ConnectiCon is a membership-based organization, run by a very dedicated volunteer staff. ConnectiCon is New England’s ONLY massively, multi-genre pop culture convention, the convention’s focus is on all things pop culture and does every genre of pop culture in as big a way as possible. The event attracts over 12,000 people to the Hartford area annually, and plans to expand to other venues in downtown Hartford. ConnectiCon was the proud recipient of the Bring It Home Award from the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

art, collectibles, cosplay, fantasy, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game

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PopCon

Jul 7th-9th 2017

Indianapolis, IN 46225

PopCon was founded to celebrate all aspects of pop culture, rather than just hyper focusing on a specific genre. We have a wide variety of interests – just like our fans – so we created a con to celebrate them all in one awesome weekend!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, horror, manga, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game

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ConGregate

Jul 14th-16th 2017

High Point, NC 27260

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction and fantasy convention. We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming like panel discussions, gaming, concerts, a costume contest and a charity auction. This allows the fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans.

art, cosplay, fantasy, geek, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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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

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Tampa, FL 33602

Nearly 400,000 sqft. of Comics, Cosplay, Videos, Toys, Action Figures, Anime, Video Games, Star Wars, Artwork, Trading Cards & Fun!

anime, art, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, star wars

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ConBravo!

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2

ConBravo! is a 3-Day celebration of YouTube, Gaming, and Geek Culture! Join us for our eighth year and be part of the madness!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, fan fiction, film, geek, miniatures, roleplaying game, video game

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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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comics

Boston Comic Con

Aug 11th-13th 2017

Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts thousands of square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia.

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, media, miniatures

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Faerieworlds

Aug 25th-27th 2017

North Plains, OR 97133

Faerieworlds has become the premiere mythic music festival on the West Coast. Featuring world renowned fantasy artists, Grammy-award winning musicians, spectacular performances and entertainers, an amazing arts and crafts vending village, thousands of fans from around the globe travel each year to Eugene, Oregon to experience the magic of Faerieworlds.

art, cosplay, costume, craft, fairy, fantasy, music, steampunk, victoriana

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literary

The North American Discworld Convention 2017

Sep 1st-4th 2017

New Orleans, LA 70130

The North American Discworld Convention (NADWCon) is a biennial fan operated celebration of the author Sir Terry Pratchett. Join us in Genua, for fun, games, cosplay and more! Come as a fan and leave as family.

art, board game, burlesque, cosplay, costume, craft, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, vampire

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Arkansas Anime Festival

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Bentonville, AR 72712

NW Arkansas’ Longest Running Anime Convention! Here is a list of already planned events: Live Action Chess Game; Dance Off; Cosplay; Dealers Room; AMV Showing; Artist alley; Panels; Viewing room

anime, art, cosplay, dance, karaoke, manga

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comics

GTA Comic Con

Nov 12th 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

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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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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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