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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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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

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MediaWest*Con May the fen be with you

May 26th-29th 2017

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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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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Calgary Expo

Apr 27th-30th 2017

Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Celebrate all things pop culture with us!

anime, comics, media, pop culture, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game

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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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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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WHOlanta

May 5th-7th 2017

Atlanta, GA 30345

Atlanta’s Premier Doctor Who & British Media Convention.

celebrity, comics, doctor who, horror, literary, media, science fiction, star trek

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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 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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Marcon

May 12th-14th 2017

Columbus, OH 43213

Marcon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) for years was known as The Midwest’s Premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention but is more accurately described as The Midwest’s Premiere Pan-Genre Geek Culture Convention because it has everything and is the most fun you can have in a year, packed into a single weekend.

art, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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comics

Comicpalooza

May 12th-14th 2017

Houston, TX 77010

What makes Comicpalooza the largest pop culture festival in Texas? 3,000 hours of entertaining activities over 1.2 million square feet of event space at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. For three days attendees have access to sessions covering popular trends and obscure topics; a film festival, gaming competitions, a cosplay contest, live art auction, and much more. The exhibit hall is filled with specialty retailers for comics, popular artists, and exciting games. In addition, the Maker’s Space and NASA Showcase features innovative technology from today and year’s past, while the kid’s area is both fun and educational. Celebrity guests from our favorite movies, television series, comics, or literature answer questions and share their stories, they engage audiences in Q&A sessions, sign autographs, and take photographs with fans.

celebrity, comics, fantasy, horror, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, steampunk, video game

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Motor City Comic Con

May 19th-21st 2017

Novi, MI 48374

Detroit’s Original Comic & Pop Culture Convention! One of the largest Comic Book and Pop Culture Conventions held in the United States.

celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, horror, media, pop culture, power rangers, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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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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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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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

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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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Anime North

May 26th-28th 2017

Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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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

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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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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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doctor who

Con Kasterborous

Jun 10th-11th 2017

Huntsville, AL 35806

Doctor Who Convention at the Westin on Bridge Street

doctor who, media, science fiction

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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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Slay-a-thon

Jun 17th 2017

Chicago, IL 60610

Slay-A-Thon is a 12-hour marathon watching some of the best episodes of <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> and <em>Angel</em>, meeting and laughing with other Whedon fans, and having a great time while simultaneously raising money for the <em>Make-A-Wish Foundation</em>® of Illinois.

fantasy, horror, media, science fiction

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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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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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Anime Expo

Jul 1st-4th 2017

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Anime Expo is the nation’s largest anime/manga convention and serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business.

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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science fiction

ConnectiCon

Jul 6th-9th 2017

Hartford, CT 06103

ConnectiCon is a membership-based organization, run by a very dedicated volunteer staff. ConnectiCon is New England’s ONLY massively, multi-genre pop culture convention, the convention’s focus is on all things pop culture and does every genre of pop culture in as big a way as possible. The event attracts over 12,000 people to the Hartford area annually, and plans to expand to other venues in downtown Hartford. ConnectiCon was the proud recipient of the Bring It Home Award from the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

art, collectibles, cosplay, fantasy, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game

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G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 2000 attendees. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

anime, cosplay, fantasy, horror, kaiju, manga, media, monster, science fiction

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Blobfest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Phoenixville, PA 19460

There will be plenty of fun stuff to do and see starting at 11AM including the Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest at 1PM, Merchant Facade Contest, music, food, and vendors ’til 5PM.

animation, celebrity, fantasy, horror, kaiju, media, monster, science fiction

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comics

Florida Supercon

Jul 27th-30th 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

animation, anime, celebrity, comics, cosplay, fantasy, media, 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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Boston Comic Con

Aug 11th-13th 2017

Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts thousands of square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia.

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, media, miniatures

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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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doctor who

Anglicon

Dec 8th-10th 2017

Seattle, WA 98188

Anglicon is a Doctor Who and British media convention in Seattle, WA. Special Guests! Q&A Interviews! Autographs! Panels & Talks! Meet the Authors! Scifi Artists! Masquerade Ball! Models, Props &! Costumes Display! Photo Studio! Dealers Room! Cosplay Competition! Workshops!

celebrity, cosplay, doctor who, fan, media, mystery

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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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