Conventions with Celebrity programming

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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horror

Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 5th-7th 2017

Dallas, TX 75261

Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented in association with FANGORIA Magazine. Conceived by Loyd and Sue Cryer in 2005 as a three day horror convention, the event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.

celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, fan, film, geek, goth, halloween, horror, media, monster, paranormal, science fiction, twilight, twitter, zombie

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doctor who

WHOlanta

May 5th-7th 2017

Atlanta, GA 30345

Atlanta’s Premier Doctor Who & British Media Convention.

celebrity, comics, doctor who, horror, literary, media, science fiction, star trek

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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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horror

Crypticon Seattle

May 5th-7th 2017

Seattle, WA 98188

The largest horror convention in the Pacific Northwest. Celebrities, film fest, vendors, contests, masquerade ball, panels, haunts, and more!

celebrity, costume, fantasy, film, goth, horror, lovecraft, monster, paranormal, vampire, weird, zombie

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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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comics

Comicpalooza

May 12th-14th 2017

Houston, TX 77010

What makes Comicpalooza the largest pop culture festival in Texas? 3,000 hours of entertaining activities over 1.2 million square feet of event space at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. For three days attendees have access to sessions covering popular trends and obscure topics; a film festival, gaming competitions, a cosplay contest, live art auction, and much more. The exhibit hall is filled with specialty retailers for comics, popular artists, and exciting games. In addition, the Maker’s Space and NASA Showcase features innovative technology from today and year’s past, while the kid’s area is both fun and educational. Celebrity guests from our favorite movies, television series, comics, or literature answer questions and share their stories, they engage audiences in Q&A sessions, sign autographs, and take photographs with fans.

celebrity, comics, fantasy, horror, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, steampunk, video game

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comics

Motor City Comic Con

May 19th-21st 2017

Novi, MI 48374

Detroit’s Original Comic & Pop Culture Convention! One of the largest Comic Book and Pop Culture Conventions held in the United States.

celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, horror, media, pop culture, power rangers, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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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

Phoenix Comicon

May 25th-28th 2017

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Comicon is an annual pop culture convention held in Phoenix, Arizona.

anime, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fan fiction, film, geek, horror, media, music, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, stargate, steampunk, zombie

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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

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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monster

Famous Monsters Convention

May 26th-28th 2017

Dallas, TX 75201

Famous Monsters of Filmland, the original sci-fi/horror/fantasy-genre magazine that captured over three decades of imagination, announces today its foray into the horror convention circuit. The weekend-long convention will be packed with special screenings, monstrous parties, exciting music acts, panels, a costume contest and lots more.

celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, horror, kaiju, monster, science fiction, vampire, weird, zine, zombie

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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

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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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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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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horror

Horror Hotel

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Hudson, OH. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: experimental (film only), fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller. Competitions also open for our horror film scoring competition. At the event, we also have scream queen and FX makeup competitions. The event features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

celebrity, costume, fan, film, horror, media, monster, science fiction

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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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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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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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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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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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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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martial arts

Combat Con

Aug 10th-13th 2017

Las Vegas, NV 89109

CombatCon is the brainchild of several Western Martial Artists who wanted to gather people from all manners of backgrounds and interests with one really awesome thing in common - they all love fighting! From comic book fans to movie stars, from role-players to weapons makers, CombatCon is a melting-pot of people who enjoy martial arts, sword fighting, high-octane action, and good, old fashioned fun.

academic, board game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, craft, fantasy, film, geek, historical, martial arts, media, pirate, renaissance, roleplaying game, science fiction, star wars, steampunk, video game

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doctor who

Anglicon

Dec 8th-10th 2017

Seattle, WA 98188

Anglicon is a Doctor Who and British media convention in Seattle, WA. Special Guests! Q&A Interviews! Autographs! Panels & Talks! Meet the Authors! Scifi Artists! Masquerade Ball! Models, Props &! Costumes Display! Photo Studio! Dealers Room! Cosplay Competition! Workshops!

celebrity, cosplay, doctor who, fan, media, mystery

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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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