craft

Maker Faire Bay Area

May 19th-21st 2017

San Mateo, CA 94403

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. For creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So much to see, you will need 2 days to see it all!

craft, technology

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Conventions with Craft programming

technology

Red Stick

Apr 27th-30th 2017

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.

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

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science fiction

RavenCon 12

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Williamsburg, VA 23185

RavenCon is the Con of Opportunity With nine continuous tracks of programming (over 400 hours!), attendees will ALWAYS have something to do or see. If you want to game — play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading — we have that and more in our literary programming Don’t want to attend the literary programming — then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You’re a night owl — enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping — we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers’ Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall — visit our Art Show Don’t want to leave the kids at home — we have an exciting track of Children’s Programming Just finished work on a new costume — show it off in our Cosplay Plus — anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more! The RavenCon staff has a vision of what makes a good convention and are applying their experience to develop a well-rounded event with something for everyone. In addition to having LOTS to do, we try to make your experience hands-on and interactive. We book guests that are happy to spend extra time with the fans (and at no extra charge!).

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

RobotFest

Apr 29th 2017

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Robot Fest is an annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. We welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops!

computer, craft, robot, technology

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fairy

May Day Fairie Festival

May 5th-7th 2017

Glen Rock, PA 17327

The Fairie Festival (also known as the May Day Fairie Festival, or Pennsylvania Fairie Festival) is the music and arts festival currently held annually at Spoutwood Farm, that began in 1991. The festival’s primary theme is to “celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the faerie and nature spirits’ return to the warm world”.

art, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, music, tea party, victoriana

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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

[tweet] Steampunk World’s Fair website steamworldsfair on Twitter Steampunk World’s Fair Facebook

media

WhedonCon 2017

May 19th-21st 2017

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

A Whedonverse Convention celebrating the works of Joss Whedon and all Whedon-related alumnus.

cosplay, costume, craft, dance, disney, faith, fan, fantasy, film, geek, ghosts, horror, media, music, science fiction, space, space western, star wars, twitter, vampire, weird

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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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literary

ConQuesT 48

May 26th-28th 2017

Kansas City, MO 64105

ConQuesT, founded in 1972, is one of the oldest enduring science fiction and fantasy conventions held in the Midwest. It gathers together fans and professionals with interests in the genre’s literature, artwork, films, television programming, costuming, and gaming. ConQuesT ’s events programming offers many options to attendees including a writers’ workshop and writing contests, art show and auction, masquerade and hall cosplay, guest and fan panels, table top and network gaming, art demonstrations, podcasts, book release parties, vendor room, round table discussions, and independent movie screenings.

academic, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, film, geek, karaoke, literary, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, tea party, ufo, video game, writing

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steampunk

Clockwork Alchemy

May 26th-29th 2017

San Jose, CA 95110

Ah, the Age of Steam! The splendor and science! The opulence and adventure! 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 at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel during Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–29, 2017. All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Even Dieselpunks, Edwardians, Neo-Victorians, Burners, and dandies! 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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pirate

Billy Bowlegs Festival

Jun 2nd-3rd 2017

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549

The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been seen off t’shores of T’Emerald Coast and rumor is that he be plannin’ to dock his ship once t’again at The Fort Walton Beach Landing! The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber o’ Merchants welcomes landlubbers and swabbys of all ages t’dis jolly family event.

craft, filk, music, pirate

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pirate

Texas Pirate Festival

Jun 3rd-4th 2017

Hillsboro, TX 76645

The TEXAS PIRATE FESTIVAL, featuring the Bilge Pumps and other favorites, will run June 3-4 this year.

craft, filk, music, pirate

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media

WonderFest

Jun 3rd-4th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

S-F, horror & anime models are celebrated in Louisville! WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f, horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits.

collectibles, comics, craft, horror, media, miniatures, monster, science fiction, star trek

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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

[tweet] Midwest Haunters Convention website midwesthaunters on Twitter Midwest Haunters Convention Facebook

fairy

Maryland Faerie Festival

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Darlington, MD 21034

Come celebrate the faeries and enjoy the pageantry, magic, music, and mischief at the Maryland Faerie Festival! We provide an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves. Yes, we believe in Faeries. The Maryland Faerie Festival promotes the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.

cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, music

[tweet] Maryland Faerie Festival website mdfaeriefest on Twitter Maryland Faerie Festival Facebook

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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