cosplay

SoyCon

Jul 22nd 2017

Schaumburg, IL 60173

SoyCon is a large social gathering event ran by hard working fans to bring together a community of cosplayers, anime watchers, manga readers, video gamers, and the alike to share their appreciation, passion, and love of their desired fandom. Our goal is to bring our community together to help socialize, connect, and share similar interests as well as creating memorable moments and hopefully possibly new friends too.

anime, cosplay, manga, video game

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cosplay

CostumeCon 36

May 11th-14th 2018

San Diego, CA 92108

Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983. All skill levels, from beginners to masters, and all types of costumers are welcome, including cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy fans, and more. The theme will be “Ports of Call” and you can interpret that as broadly as you like. Maybe you’re captain of a dirigible tethered in town. Or perhaps you work on an intergalactic cruiser currently in orbit. Maybe the year is 1942 and you’re shipping out to the South Pacific.

cosplay, fantasy, furry, larp, pirate, renaissance, science fiction, steampunk, victoriana

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Conventions with Cosplay programming

anime

Animaritime

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017

Fredericton, NB E3B 1C3

Animaritime is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers to bring you the best in anime and gaming. We’re back for our 2017 convention, and we invite you to join over a thousand of your fellow fans as we hold our event in Fredericton on June 30th - 2nd, 2017 to celebrate all things anime, manga, gaming and much more.

anime, cosplay, manga, roleplaying game

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fantasy

All’s Faire

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017

Lacey, WA 98503

Live Music and Entertainment, Historical Re-enactments, Games, Crafts, Kids Activites, Dancing, LARP, Boffer battles and demonstations, and much more! Celtic, Renaissance, Steam Punk, Pirates... You’ll find it all here! Music, dance, events and shows of all kinds.

cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fantasy, filk, larp, martial arts, music, pirate, renaissance, steampunk

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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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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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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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anime

Tokyo in Tulsa

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Tulsa, OK 74127

Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) is a fan-based convention with a focus on Japanese Anime, Culture, and Pop Culture. With a mission of “To Educate and Build Community Through Entertainment”, Tokyo in Tulsa proves that education does not have to come from traditional sources and that even two vastly different world views can find common ground.

anime, cosplay, karaoke, manga

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kaiju

G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 2000 attendees. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

anime, cosplay, fantasy, horror, kaiju, manga, media, monster, science fiction

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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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anime

Ai-Kon

Jul 21st-23rd 2017

Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Are you ready for Manitoba’s premiere anime convention? Ai-Kon is coming back for another non-stop weekend celebrating the geekish hobbies we know and love, from Japanese animation to comics, video games, costumes and so much more!

anime, comics, cosplay, video game

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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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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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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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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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collectibles

BotCon

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Providence, RI 02903

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

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

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comics

Derby City Comic Con

Oct 28th-29th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

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

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

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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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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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anime

Anime Los Angeles

Jan 25th-28th 2018

Los Angeles, CA 90045

ALA hosts member-volunteer run events for the education and appreciation of anime, manga and related subjects.

anime, collectibles, comics, cosplay, manga

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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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steampunk

International Steampunk Symposium

Apr 27th-29th 2018

Cincinnati, OH 45246

More than half a decade ago, dozens of airship crews from all across the state, the nation, and even the globe converged in Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the first ever Steampunk Olympics and began the annual gathering known as the International Steampunk Symposium!Founded in 2012, the International Steampunk Symposium is one of the longest running Steampunk festivals in the world. On a mission for the promotion and preservation of all things Steampunk, the Symposium plays a vital part in its dedication to the Steampunk Community, and is also a jolly good time where you are likely to find several friends whom you have yet to meet! Our theme for 2018 is Steampunk: Superheroes and Villains

cosplay, steampunk

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anime

Kogan Con

Jul 20th-21st 2018

Grand Haven, MI 49417

First Annual Kogan Con at the Grand Haven Community Center! Kogan Con is a convention run by fans for fans of Japanese animation, manga (Comic), videogames and all around “nerdy” culture. See our programming page for descriptions of our events.

anime, cosplay, geek, manga

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