Conventions with Computer programming

science fiction

MystiCon

Feb 27th-Mar 1st 2015

Roanoke, VA 24018

We are excited to be returning to the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, VA for a fifth year. Please browse our site to see the guests and events we are planning for 2015. We’re working hard to make this year even more exciting and eventful. Media Guest of Honor: Sean Maher; Author Guest of Honor: Peter David; Industry Guest of Honor: Kevin McKeever; Artist Guest of Honor: Scott Rorie; Musical Guest of Honor: Bella Morte; Gaming Guest of Honor: Christina Stiles; Master of Ceremonies: Rich Sigfrit; Fan Guest of Honor: James “Butch” Allen

academic, animation, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, film, geek, ghosts, horror, larp, literary, media, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, paranormal, pulp, renaissance, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, technology, twitter, ufo

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video game

Independent Games Festival

Mar 2nd-6th 2015

San Francisco, CA 94103

We wanted to create a similar event to Sundance for independent game developers - and that’s just what we’ve succeeded in doing with the Independent Games Festival, which has awarded hundred of thousands of dollars in cash prizes (and brought major exposure and a much higher profile) to a multitude of indie and student game developers who enter.

computer, technology, video game

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video game

Game Developers Conference

Mar 2nd-6th 2015

San Francisco, CA 94103

The Game Developers Conference has grown from an informal gathering in the living room of a notable game designer 23 years ago, to a weeklong conference for more than 17,000 industry insiders.

computer, technology, video game

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video game

PAX East

Mar 6th-8th 2015

Boston, MA 02110

In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming. Since then, the show hasn’t looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. The shows in Seattle and Boston represent the two largest gaming events in North America!

board game, collectibles, comics, computer, music, roleplaying game, video game

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technology

SXSW Interactive

Mar 13th-17th 2015

Austin, TX 78701

The SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. ScreenBurn at SXSW Interactive is the video game element of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival. ScreenBurn takes SXSW to the next level in terms of bringing together new media, music, film and the exploding world of video games. Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

computer, technology, video game

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fantasy

Madicon

Mar 13th-15th 2015

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Madicon is run by the membership of the Science Fiction Fantasy Guild (SFFG), a JMU student organization. SFFG is very proud of Madicon as we approach the 22 year mark, and in the past we have hosted some really exciting guests, such as C.J. Cherryh, R.K. Post, Patricia C. Wrede, Jim Butcher, Margaret Weis and many others In the past, we have run LARPs with PST Productions an White Wolf. We have also had participation from Garrison Tyrannus of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion. We are primarily a gaming convention, running tournaments of all kinds, but we also draw a lot of costumers, students and general fandom from the Science Fiction and Fantasy crowd. And of course, we have all the normal things you would expect at such a convention: art, vendors, auctions, panels, workshops, etc. We support a charity in our area as well, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and they put on a great show with their birds of prey every year.

academic, art, board game, card game, computer, costume, fan, fantasy, lan, larp, miniatures, music, renaissance, roleplaying game, science fiction, writing

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robot

ShepRobo Fest

Mar 28th-29th 2015

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University cordially invites you to 2015 ShepRobo Fest! Fire-Fighting Contest! Mech-Warfare Contest! FIRST Lego League Contest!

computer, craft, robot, technology

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comics

Southcoast Toy and Comic Con

Apr 11th-12th 2015

Fairhaven, MA 02719

A great and ever growing convention featuring many artists and celebrity guest not to forget all the incredible vendors where you can find all thise hard to find collectables.

animation, anime, art, black, board game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fairy, faith, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, free, furry, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, harry potter, horror, literary, lovecraft, manga, media, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, paranormal, pirate, pulp, renaissance, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, technology, twilight, twitter, ufo, vampire, video game, war game, weird, westerns, writing, zombie

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video game

Midwest Gaming Classic

Apr 11th-12th 2015

Brookfield, WI 53005

You may have heard that the Midwest Gaming Classic is an “all encompassing electronic gaming trade show,” you may be aware that it is a trade show open to the general public featuring home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, and even table top gaming, but you may be wondering more about what you should expect when you come to the show.

art, computer, cosplay, technology, video game

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filk

FilKONtario

Apr 16th-19th 2015

Mississauga, ON L4W 2L2

FilKONtario is a festival of music that is inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and many others. The musical influences run from trad folk to last week’s chart-topper. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun. Most of us stay at the hotel, but some of us commute. We have lots of concerts, music circles and free snacks in the Consuite. By Sunday evening, we are sorry it is all over. Come and find out why we love filking so much! North American Guests of Honour: Bill & Brenda Sutton, European Guest of Honour: Talis Kimberley, Official FKO Filk Waif: Kari Maaren, Special Guest: Heather Borean, Interfilk Guest: Nicole Dieker “Hello, the Future!”

anime, computer, fantasy, filk, music, science fiction, space

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science fiction

RavenCon

Apr 24th-26th 2015

Richmond, VA 23235

Science Fiction & Fantasy return to Richmond with RavenCon 2015, a weekend celebrating the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Guests of Honor: AUTHOR: Allen Steele, ARTIST: Frank Wu, GAMING: Brianna Spacekat Wu, SPECIAL AUTHOR: Jack McDevitt, SPECIAL AUTHOR: Lawrence M. Schoen, PLUSH: Barry Mantelo!!!

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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robot

RoboFest

May 15th-16th 2015

Southfield, MI 48075

15th World Robofest Championship! Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Teams compete in the junior (grades 4-8), senior (grades 9- 12), and college divisions in the following categories: Unknown Mission Challenge (UMCTM) - Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition, BottleSumo – Push a bottle and/or opponent off the table, RoboParade - Parade of Autonomous robots!

computer, craft, robot, technology

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video game

CORGS-CON

May 16th 2015

Columbus, OH 43228

CORGS-CON is Ohio’s premiere annual video game show. Like previous years, this show will feature amazing deals on retro video/computer games and nostalgia. Many vendors from Ohio and surrounding states will be displaying their wares for buy, sell, and trade. Along with the dealers, there will also be open LAN gaming, a few arcade machines, and a King Of Fighters tournament. If you like gaming, you need to be at this show!

computer, lan, video game

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steampunk

Clockwork Alchemy

May 22nd-25th 2015

San Jose, CA 95110

For one glorious weekend, the temporal rifts tying San Jose, California to a World That Might Have Been and indeed, to alternate worlds beyond, shall be opened for a grand meeting of minds and hearts. Join the adventure of Clockwork Alchemy. All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Be you a colorful rogue or a refined lord or lady, your destiny calls. Engineers, shovel in more coal; clockmakers, set your alarms; inventors, present your extravagant contraptions!

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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technology

Red Stick Animation Festival

May 28th-31st 2015

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. We are proposing to develop on a larger scale in 2015.

animation, anime, art, comics, computer, craft, film, music, technology, video game

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anime

MomoCon

May 28th-31st 2015

Atlanta, GA 30313

Atlanta’s answer to Comic-Con, with 15,000 unique and over 38,000 turnstile attendance in 2014, 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. Whether you are an anime fan, gamer, comic reader, or just like watching cartoons, all are welcome at MomoCon!

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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science fiction

CoreCon VII: A Touch Of Evil

Jun 11th-14th 2015

Fargo, ND 58103

Core Con is a non-profit science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime convention new to the Fargo-Moorhead area. With a steadfast focus on the fans of these and other genre’s, there will be events and fun for everyone to be found at Core Con. You’ll find live action and tabletop roleplaying, tabletop strategy and miniature gaming, costuming, movies and anime, panel discussions and demonstrations, and electronic gaming of many types and platforms. Meet our guests and kick back in one of our many hospitality suites. Meet other fans and enthusiasts in our area and discover what’s new in your genre’s of interest.

anime, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, fairy, fan, fantasy, film, ghosts, goth, harry potter, horror, karaoke, larp, literary, lovecraft, miniatures, monster, music, paranormal, pirate, renaissance, robot, roleplaying game, romance, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, technology, twilight, vampire, victoriana, video game, war game, writing, zombie

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