film

Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival

May 11th-14th 2017

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, the popular Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mixture of rarely seen and sometimes obscure stylish black and white B movies. This classic Film Noir era of the 40s and 50s was filled with sexual motivations, cynical attitudes and focused on intriguing crime dramas.

film, mystery

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film

Fantasia Film Festival

Jul 13th-Aug 2nd 2017

Montreal, QC H2X 2S6

North America’s premier genre film festival.

fantasy, film, horror, science fiction

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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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literary

Arkansas Literary Festival

Apr 27th-29th 2017

Little Rock, AR 72201

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winners, filmmakers, comedians, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 27-30, 2017. The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus and many other Little Rock venues are the sites for a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, special events, performances, workshops, presentations, book sales, book signings, and opportunities to meet authors. Most events are free and open to the public.

art, film, literary

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comics

South Texas Comicon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

McAllen, TX 78501

The premier Pop-Culture convention in the Rio Grande Valley!

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, fan, film, manga, science fiction

[tweet] South Texas Comicon website STXComicCon on Twitter South Texas Comicon Facebook

science fiction

Treklanta

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Tucker, GA 30084

Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta 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. Treklanta is the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards.

art, board game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, fan, film, geek, karaoke, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate

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geek

Penguicon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Southfield, MI 48075

Penguicon is an Open Source - Science Fiction convention that is community run, and non-profit. Once upon a time, a group of Open Source enthusiasts realized they shared a love for Science Fiction, too! 15 years ago they set out to combine both..... and Penguicon was born. Join us and let your geek flag fly! Penguicon, 15 years strong!

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

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horror

Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 5th-7th 2017

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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science fiction

Demicon 28

May 5th-7th 2017

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

Crypticon Seattle

May 5th-7th 2017

Seattle, WA 98188

The largest horror convention in the Pacific Northwest. Celebrities, film fest, vendors, contests, masquerade ball, panels, haunts, and more!

celebrity, costume, fantasy, film, goth, horror, lovecraft, monster, paranormal, vampire, weird, zombie

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pulp

Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale

May 13th 2017

Toronto, ON M5T 1R5

A small but terrific show featuring a variety of pulp and pulp related items. 25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera. Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested. Lots of great stuff to see!

art, collectibles, comics, fantasy, film, horror, literary, lovecraft, mystery, pulp, science fiction, steampunk, weird, westerns, writing

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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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media

XCON

May 19th-21st 2017

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

XCON offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy various exhibits, meet celebrities & personalities, and immerse yourself in roleplaying games & much, much more.

anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, literary, media, music, power rangers, science fiction, zombie

[tweet] XCON website xconmb on Twitter XCON Facebook

comics

3 Rivers Comicon

May 20th-21st 2017

West Mifflin, PA 15123

A Pittsburgh Comic Convention.

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, fan, film, manga, science fiction

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anime

CloverCon

May 21st 2017

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

CloverCon is a small, non profit, 4-H run, New Jersey anime convention. The convention includes panels, a cosplay competition with a catwalk, tabletop gaming, screenings, artist alley, dealer room, manga library, and more! CloverCon is run entirely by the Somerset County 4-H Anime and Manga Club: Village Hidden in the Clovers!

anime, art, film, manga, roleplaying game

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comics

Phoenix Comicon

May 25th-28th 2017

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Comicon is an annual pop culture convention held in Phoenix, Arizona.

anime, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fan fiction, film, geek, horror, media, music, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, stargate, steampunk, zombie

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comics

Megacon

May 25th-28th 2017

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

monster

Famous Monsters Convention

May 26th-28th 2017

Dallas, TX 75201

Famous Monsters of Filmland, the original sci-fi/horror/fantasy-genre magazine that captured over three decades of imagination, announces today its foray into the horror convention circuit. The weekend-long convention will be packed with special screenings, monstrous parties, exciting music acts, panels, a costume contest and lots more.

celebrity, collectibles, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, horror, kaiju, monster, science fiction, vampire, weird, zine, zombie

[tweet] Famous Monsters Convention website fmconvention on Twitter Famous Monsters Convention Facebook

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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science fiction

Balticon 51

May 26th-28th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

Over 400 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

art, fantasy, filk, film, horror, literary, science, science fiction, technology

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comics

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Wizard World Inc., formerly known as Wizard Press and Wizard Entertainment, is a producer of multigenre fan conventions across North America. Starting out in 1991 as the publisher of one monthly magazine (Wizard), the company evolved into a multi-title publishing company with diversified interests in branded products and related convention operations. By 2011 the company had discontinued its print division to focus exclusively on its convention business. Since then they have expanded to producing more than 20 annual conventions around North America.

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, film, geek, media, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, video game

[tweet] Wizard World Comic Con website WizardWorld on Twitter Wizard World Comic Con Facebook

science fiction

ConCarolinas

Jun 2nd-4th 2017

Charlotte, NC 28262

ConCarolinas is a Science/Speculative/Fantasy fiction convention that celebrates these genres in all forms of presentation – written, film, music, costume, gaming and more. Attendees can look forward to multiple panel tracks from multiple fandoms, all aspects of writing (plot bunnies to self publishing), costume contests, karaoke, SCA tournaments, gaming, a vast Dealer’s Room and more.

costume, fantasy, film, karaoke, literary, media, music, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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science fiction

CoreCon IX: Monsters vs. Mechs

Jun 8th-11th 2017

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, kaiju, 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

anime

A-Kon

Jun 8th-11th 2017

Fort Worth, TX 76102

A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in N. America. A-Kon hosts anime fans and guests, and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming, to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging, and educational, entertainment to the anime community.

anime, cosplay, film, manga, roleplaying game

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comics

Superman Celebration

Jun 8th-11th 2017

Metropolis, IL 62960

During the past 30 celebrations the crowds have grown to over 30,000 flocking to the only town in America that is officially known as the <em>Home of Superman</em>. Celebrate Superman with this fun and festive celebration!

comics, film, media

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horror

Horror Hotel

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Hudson, OH. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: experimental (film only), fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller. Competitions also open for our horror film scoring competition. At the event, we also have scream queen and FX makeup competitions. The event features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

celebrity, costume, fan, film, horror, media, monster, science fiction

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roleplaying game

Hypericon

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Nashville, TN 37214

Speculative Fiction/Gaming convention in Nashville. Literary tracks with a strong writing and horror emphasis. Various gaming.

academic, art, board game, card game, cosplay, doctor who, fan, fantasy, film, geek, goth, halloween, horror, literary, lovecraft, monster, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, writing, zombie

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anime

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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science fiction

Soonercon

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oklahoma City, OK 73110

SoonerCon is a fan-run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While originally created as a traditional sci-fi/fantasy convention, SoonerCon now crosses over to many different aspects of fandom including gaming, comics, literature, anime, miniature modeling, costuming, art, and film.

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, halloween, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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video game

Too Many Games

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oaks, PA 19456

TooManyGames is one of the only all-encompassing gaming events in the nation. Who should come to TooManyGames? Well... Console Gamers, Handheld Gamers, PC Gamers, Arcade Gamers, Board Gamers, Card Gamers, LARPers, Miniature Gamers, EVERYONE!

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, film, furry, geek, larp, miniatures, roleplaying game, 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

CONvergence

Jul 6th-9th 2017

Minneapolis, MN 55439

CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media, held each July. We are a 4-day event with more than 6,000 attendees, and the premiere event of our kind in the upper mid-west.

anime, comics, fan, film, geek, science fiction

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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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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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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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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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