Conventions with Art programming

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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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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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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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

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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comics

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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science fiction

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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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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fan

Fandom Fest

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

The Largest Mid South Show is at it again with another awesome event. The Convention portion will be 3 days as usual loaded with incredible events. Stay tuned for more info on those. Get your 2017 Booth/Vendor/Artist space NOW!! 2017 TICKETS on SALE NOW!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fan, fantasy, film, geek, harry potter, manga, media, pop culture, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, video game

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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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geek

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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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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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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fairy

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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anime

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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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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