fan

Northwest Fan Fest

May 29th-31st 2015

New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

NWFF is a 3-day celebration of fandom! Meet guests, attend panels, see the costume contests and fashion shows, and play games all weekend. Hang out with other fans!

anime, board game, cosplay, costume, fan, film, geek, horror, science fiction

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Conventions with Fan programming

geek

AggieCon 46

Mar 26th-29th 2015

College Station, TX 77840

AggieCon is the main tradition of Cepheid Variable and has been held for the last 45 years (WHOOP!). Every year we have numerous guests who come in and have panels discussing their work and interests. In the past we have also had bands and cosplay groups.

anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, craft, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, larp, literary, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, video game

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anime

Kawaii Kon

Mar 27th-29th 2015

Honolulu, HI 96815

Kawaii Kon is a three day convention dedicated to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation for all fandoms with an emphasis on Japanese animation, culture, and traditions. Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon endeavors to facilitate growth of anime, manga, Japanese culture and related industries in Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans, Kawaii Kon is a vehicle for publicly sharing industry information.

anime, art, cosplay, fan, manga, video game

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pirate

NOLA Pyrate Week

Mar 27th-Apr 5th 2015

New Orleans, LA 70116

NOLA Pyrate Week: THE Pyratical celebration of culture, art, food & entertainment in New Orleans. Join us as we rebuild, renew and rise up! NOLA Pyrate Week happens every spring at about the same time...last weekend o’ March to the first weekend o’ April - in and around New Orleans and the Bayous o’ South Louisiana!

art, burlesque, celebrity, costume, craft, dance, fan, fantasy, free, historical, literary, media, music, pirate, steampunk

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anime

Zenkaikon

Mar 27th-29th 2015

Lancaster, PA 17603

Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been bringing a celebration of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture to the Philadelphia area. Come join us for three days of fun including video screenings, special guests, concerts, dances, panels, gaming, cosplay, AMVs, dealers, artists, and much more!

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fan, film, geek, karaoke, larp, manga, music, video game

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doctor who

(Re)Generation Who

Mar 27th-29th 2015

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

(Re)Generation Who is The Doctor Who Celebration for Every Generation. Many celebrity guests will be announced. Already confirmed to be appearing in person is Colin Baker (6th Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor), Nicola Bryant (6’s Companion), Sophie Aldred (7’s Companion), Deborah Watling (2’s Companion), Patricia Quinn (DW actor and Magenta in Rocky Horror Picture Show), Nev Fountain (DW writer), and Terry Molloy (Davros). Tom Baker (4th Doctor) will be making a special appearance via Skype and offering a ReGen exclusive autograph available only until Feb. 15th, 2015 for pre-registered attendees only.

celebrity, doctor who, fan, media

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furry

Furry Weekend Atlanta

Apr 9th-12th 2015

Atlanta, GA 30303

Furry Weekend Atlanta is a year convention for furry fans (fans of anthropomorphics). With over 2,300 attendees, it is among the largest furry conventions.

art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, dance, fan, furry

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literary

Odyssey Con 15: The Grazing Dead

Apr 10th-12th 2015

Madison, WI 53704

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! For Odyssey Con 15 we will be celebrating the rise of the zombie in fiction and media. And to kick this party off right we are giving DJ Dalek a break and hosting a Zombie Prom on the Saturday of the convention.

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

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comics

Megacon

Apr 10th-12th 2015

Orlando, FL 32819

A comic book, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Anime, Gaming and Multi-Media Event! Meet your favorite comic book creator, hundreds of autograph opportunities, panel discussions, costume contests, musical appearances, and much more.

anime, art, celebrity, comics, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, filk, film, larp, literary, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek

[tweet] Megacon website MegaConvention on Twitter

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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film

Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Apr 17th-19th 2015

Norcross, GA 30010

Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine. For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

animation, art, celebrity, fan, film, media, music

[tweet] Universe Multicultural Film Festival website UMFF on Twitter Universe Multicultural Film Festival Facebook

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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geek

Penguicon

Apr 24th-26th 2015

Southfield, MI 48075

More than 1,000 geeks who gather annually in southeast Michigan to celebrate science fiction and fantasy, free and open source software, and other geek interests. A party in a hotel all weekend bursting with creativity and intelligence--and free beer! Packed with scheduled content crossing disciplines, full of celebrities and experts, opening the source of everything by teaching you HOWTO. Encouraging you, the attendees, to teach us what you know. A half-dozen conventions combined. Concerts, anime, costuming, games, LAN party, comics, podcasts, and one of the most renowned hopitality suites in America. Mix and match a weekend that’s just for you!

anime, comics, fan, fantasy, film, geek, lan, literary, media, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, technology, video game

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science fiction

Treklanta

Apr 24th-26th 2015

Atlanta, GA 30345

Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta), hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, is an annual science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. The first three conventions, held from 2011 to 2013, were devoted exclusively to the Star Trek franchise. In 2014, the convention expanded its focus to include other space opera franchises such as Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Babylon 5.

board game, card game, celebrity, costume, fan, filk, film, literary, roleplaying game, space western, star trek, star wars, writing

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science fiction

OASIS

May 1st-3rd 2015

Orlando, FL 32819

OASIS is a Orlando area literary science fiction convention offering panels, autographing, gaming, kaffeeklatches, readings, filking, a dealers room, an art show, a hospitality suite, and a relaxed atmosphere for visiting old friends and meeting new friends. Writer Guest of Honor: Julie Czerneda

board game, collectibles, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, filk, literary, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, writing

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science fiction

Demicon

May 1st-3rd 2015

Urbandale, IA 50322

DemiCon has many activities both planned and unplanned. The planned activities tend to involve entertainment, discussions, and workshops. The entertainment ranges from video to live theater to live musical performance. The discussions range from old and new issues in literature to what to expect from the new television seasons. Workshop topics vary year to year and can cover projects involving: writing, costuming, gaming, theater, music, programming, and art.

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, filk, film, karaoke, literary, music, science fiction

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horror

Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 1st-3rd 2015

Dallas, TX 75261

Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented in association with FANGORIA Magazine. Conceived by Loyd and Sue Cryer in 2005 as a three day horror convention, the event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.

celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, fan, film, geek, goth, halloween, horror, media, monster, paranormal, science fiction, twilight, twitter, zombie

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horror

Saturday Nightmares Expo Zombie Party

May 2nd 2015

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Saturday Nightmares celebrates, educates, and introduces the Horror & Sci-Fi genres to the die hard fan as well as the novice. With our themed shows consisting of actors, directors, special make-up effects artists as well as the up and coming independent film makers; we spotlight the triumphs of their careers.

animation, anime, celebrity, collectibles, comics, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, halloween, harry potter, horror, lovecraft, media, monster, mystery, paranormal, pulp, renaissance, robot, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, twilight, zombie

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comics

MSP Comicon

May 16th-17th 2015

Saint Paul, MN 55109

The MSP Comicon (formerly known as SpringCon), is one of the Midwest’s largest celebrations of comic book culture, it is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the wildly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat inexplicable reputation of producing a disproportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a breeder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.

anime, art, comics, cosplay, fan, star trek, star wars, steampunk, weird, zine

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science fiction

WisCon 39

May 22nd-25th 2015

Madison, WI 53703

World’s leading feminist science fiction convention. WisCon is pleased to have Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson as our Guests of Honor for WisCon 39.

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

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media

MediaWest*Con Once upon a con

May 22nd-25th 2015

Lansing, MI 48917

MediaWest*Con is the definitive gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan. MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest.

art, cosplay, fan, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, zine

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science fiction

CONduit

May 22nd-24th 2015

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

General science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention with a focus on writers and reading. We have one of the largest art shows in the intermountain west, as well.

academic, anime, art, board game, card game, cosplay, costume, craft, fairy, fan, fantasy, filk, film, furry, geek, ghosts, horror, larp, literary, lovecraft, miniatures, paranormal, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, ufo, vampire, war game, weird, writing

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literary

ConQuesT 46

May 22nd-24th 2015

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 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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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

[tweet] CoreCon website fargocorecon on Twitter CoreCon Facebook

science fiction

LepreCon 41

Jun 25th-28th 2015

Phoenix, AZ 85023

LepreCon features the Largest Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Show in the Southwest with many artists doing demos and workshops; Programming with Panel Discussions and parties; Events and Activities include Dealers Room, Gaming, Hospitality Suite, Charity Auction and more.

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, feminist, filk, film, goth, harry potter, historical, larp, literary, miniatures, monster, pirate, robot, roleplaying game, science fiction, space western, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, vampire, victoriana, weird, zombie

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animation

D23 Expo

Aug 14th-16th 2015

Anaheim, CA 92802

The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof.

animation, fan, fantasy

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cosplay

Cos-Losseum

Feb 6th-7th 2016

San Diego, CA 92108

Come out to Cos-Losseum!!! We are a new event that caters to Cosplay, Anime, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror, etc.

animation, anime, art, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, horror, manga, monster, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game, zombie

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