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

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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