Conventions with Dance programming

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Wild Nights

Apr 27th-May 2nd 2017

Wilburton, OK 74578

Wild Nights is a five day-four night campout located at the Robber’s Cave State Park in Eastern Oklahoma. It is targeted at the anthopomorphic arts community, commonly known as Furry Fandom. It is one of four organized camp-style events in North America, and provides an alternative to the traditional ‘hotel convention’ environment.

dance, furry, music

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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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literary

Odyssey Con 17: Forbidden Pasture!

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Madison, WI 53719

Odyssey Con is a general interest science fiction convention with a great fan/guest ration and a wide range of activities. Come to the Radisson on Madison WI ’s west side for a great geeky time!

board game, card game, dance, fan, fantasy, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, video game, writing, zombie

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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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science fiction

Ad-Astra

May 5th-7th 2017

Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, TV and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, live music, and this year will feature The Tesla Tea Service, our charity event hosted by the Toronto Steampunk Society. As well, enjoy Sunday Brunch with our Guests of Honour and Returning Guests of Honour – tickets sold separately, in advance, for reserved seating with one of the Guests. In addition to our programming and events, Ad Astra also has a Vendors area, Art Show, Tabletop Gaming, Anime Room, Hospitality Suite, and a Cosplay Repair Lounge.

anime, art, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fantasy, media, music, roleplaying game, science fiction, tea party

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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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Anime St. Louis

May 12th-14th 2017

Saint Charles, MO 63303

Run by fans, for fans, Animé St. Louis is three days of awesome you don’t want to miss! There are the usual convention activities, like 24-hour anime showings and the masquerade, but Animé St. Louis strives to bring a unique spin to your usual anime con with events like the Bishounen Date Auction and yearly themed events such as this year’s Shinsengumi-themed capture-the-flag game.

anime, dance, karaoke, manga

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furry

Califur the 13th

May 19th-21st 2017

Pomona, CA 91768

Califur, Southern California’s premiere furry and anthropomorphic convention, is ecstatic to be able to host some of the most exciting furry events this side of the Pacific. If you are new to furry, you might need a bit of an explanation of what exactly all of this is. Furries are a collection of individuals with an eclectic taste for the arts and anything that is supportive of animals. With creative people who create art, act in fursuits, make music, or just like to be a fan of furry created works we welcome people of all walks of life.

anime, cosplay, dance, furry

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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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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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WisCon 41

May 26th-29th 2017

Madison, WI 53703

World’s first and leading feminist science fiction convention. Encouraging conversations about feminism, gender, race, class, disability.

academic, art, dance, fan, fantasy, feminist, geek, horror, literary, media, science, science fiction, writing

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furry

Furlandia Age of Prosperity

May 26th-28th 2017

Portland, OR 97220

Through our hard work, we have forged a new society in our nation of Furlandia. While our age of industry has ended, it has yielded wonderous growth and bounty. Come join us in 2017 for our adventures back into the 1920s and the age of prosperity.

anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fan, fantasy, furry, glbt, retrofuturism, science fiction, steampunk, twitter, victoriana, writing

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FanimeCon

May 26th-29th 2017

San Jose, CA 95110

FanimeCon is the largest anime convention in Northern California, immersing over 10,000 attendees in the world of Japanese animation and related arts. Anime fans can rejoice as Fanime offers a chorus of different events, including live concerts, engaging panels, thrilling competitions, non-stop video screenings of anime and Asian cinema, plus guests of honor from around the world. Its a non-stop symphony of epic proportions, so register now!

anime, art, cosplay, dance, karaoke, manga, martial arts, music, roleplaying game

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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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Arkansas Anime Festival River Valley Edition

May 26th-28th 2017

Fort Smith, AR 72901

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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furry

Biggest Little Fur Con

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Reno, NV 89595

Furry convention in Reno, Nevada. Many things to do inside the con, and many more things to do outside the con too!

art, board game, card game, cosplay, costume, dance, furry, video game

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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

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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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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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SoDak Con

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Rapid City, SD 57701

SoDak Con is South Dakota’s largest anime and geek convention. We bring everything you could want in a convention and are constantly working hard to bring a unique experience to all of our attendees.

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, geek, harry potter, manga, media, music, my little pony, pop culture, power rangers, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game

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Anthrocon

Jun 29th-Jul 2nd 2017

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Anthrocon is the world ’s largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

animation, art, comics, dance, furry

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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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star trek

VulCON

Jul 22nd-23rd 2017

Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0

Vulcan, Alberta’s Annual community-wide Star Trek Convention. Vul-Con weekend will be packed with lots of guests and excitement, you should know that we will be offering DIFFERENT GUESTS AND EVENTS ON EACH DAY OF THE WEEKEND .

dance, science fiction, star trek

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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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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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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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