glbt

OutlantaCon

May 12th-14th 2017

Atlanta, GA 30345

Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You’ll find all the usual convention fare here—discussion panels, gaming, costuming, special events, etc— the difference is that it all has a queer ‘bent’ to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you’re free to be yourself! We also offer some pretty unique twists as well, like our own versions of Match Game (a staple since 2007), Project Cosplay (2010), Nea’s Drag Race (2011) and the wildly popular Sock Puppet Theatre.

cosplay, fantasy, glbt, horror, larp, roleplaying game, video game

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Conventions with GLBT programming

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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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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academic

SFRA Conference 2017

Jun 28th-Jul 1st 2017

Riverside, CA 92521

Our keynote speaker is author Nnedi Okorafor, writer of fantasy, sf, and speculative fiction. Sf author Ted Chiang will also be in attendance for a special screening of Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve), which is based on Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life.” A Q&A with Chiang will follow the screening. The conference theme will be Unknown Pasts / Unseen Futures. This theme grows out of the 2016 conference, whose conversations reminded us that there is so much about the history of science fiction that has yet to be sufficiently addressed in scholarship, including marginalized or otherwise neglected bodies of work.

academic, black, fantasy, feminist, glbt, literary, science fiction

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romance

Romancing The Capital

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Kanata, ON K2T 1E6

A romance convention for readers and authors in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Hosted by Eve Langlais, expect fun, swag, a book signing and more.

fantasy, glbt, historical, mystery, paranormal, pirate, romance, science fiction, space, 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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