Alaska Steamposium The Arctic Expedition

Apr 18th-19th 2015

Anchorage, AK 99501

Alaska has a reputation for being cold. So we are STEAMING IT UP with Alaska’s first ever Steampunk Convention! Come join the finery and funnery, the parasols and promenades, the tea duels and dirigible races! The game is afoot! Masque, grande promenade, cocktail reception, tea, vendors, dueling, and more!

dance, steampunk, tea party

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Steampunk World’s Fair

May 15th-17th 2015

Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Steampunk World’s Fair! We are the largest Steampunk festival in the world, but our core is not about size – it’s about being a warm, welcoming place. We take one crazy weekend in May and make it a home to music, entertainment, joy, and thousands of people. Some are Steampunk veterans, some are brand new; some are really seriously, some are really silly, some are sure and some are just curious. We welcome you all! You will not find such a smorgasbord of Steampunk delights brought together anywhere else in the world. Come in! Come be a part of it! We’d love to meet you!

art, burlesque, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fantasy, filk, historical, literary, music, retrofuturism, steampunk, tea party, victoriana

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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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Conventions with Steampunk programming


Shore Leave New Orleans

Apr 16th-19th 2015

New Orleans, LA 70115

“What IS Shore Leave?” It’s a Vacation for Pirates & like minded folks in the historic City of New Orleans hosted by the Local Krewe, Nola Wenches. We strive to bring you a relaxing good time and a break/vacation from the usual festivals & faires. We charge NO FEES/TICKETS/DUES, etc… for our event’s, all we ask is your attendance and a smile. There will be offerings during our events that may have a cost involved, (but always’ at our “wench” discount prices), such as a Rum factory Tour, a Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez, etc… but are NOT required for you to be at shore leave, to hang with us or to have a great time at Shore Leave Weekend with The Nola Wenches!

art, celebrity, costume, craft, fantasy, historical, literary, media, music, pirate, retrofuturism, steampunk

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Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Apr 17th-19th 2015

Lombard, IL 60148

Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H.P. Lovecraft! Pulps, Paperbacks, Original Art, Flim Festival, Movie Memorabilia, OTR, Science Fiction, Popular Culture and a Whole Lot More

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

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Apr 17th-19th 2015

Lake Charles, LA 70602

CyPhaCon is Southwest Louisiana’s Premier Anime, Gaming and Sci-fi Convention. Celebrating our 5th Anniversary. Celebrity Guests include: Anime Guest of Honor - Vic Mignonga - Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater; Fantasy Guest of Honor - Miltos Yerolemou - Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones; Cosplay Guest of Honor - Marie Doll - Entertainer, singer, professional model, costume designer/Cosplayer; Author Guest of Honor - M.B. Weston - The Elysian Chronicles; Anime Guest - Chuck Huber - Garlic Jr and Android 17 on Dragonball Z, and Dr. Leonard McCoy on the online fan series Star Trek: Continues; Scifi Guest - Larry Nemecek - Author of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion Book, and Director/Producer of The Con of Wrath Documentary; So, come one, come all, to another in the continuing series of enjoyable CyPhaCon events. It will only get better as the years go on, so don’t miss a single one! Welcome, hope to see you there, and as we say in Louisiana, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” let the good times roll !!!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, geek, media, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, steampunk, video game

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Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Apr 19th 2015

Lansing, MI 48933

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

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

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science fiction

Sci-Fi on the Rock

Apr 24th-26th 2015

St. John’s, NL A1B 2N2

Sci-Fi on the Rock is a not for profit organization based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The event is for the fans, brought to you by fans. In order to keep bringing the fans one of the very best Science Fiction events in Newfoundland, we need the support of the fans. Each year, Sci-Fi on the Rock holds a Charity Auction with proceeds split between Sci-Fi on the Rock and a local charity.

cosplay, fantasy, horror, science fiction, steampunk

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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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Marble City Comicon

Apr 25th-26th 2015

Knoxville, TN 37912

Marble City Comicon is a comic book convention located in Knoxville, Tennessee. MCC strives to be Tennessee’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoters wanted to bring that style event to Knoxville TN (originally known as the Marble City)! The convention has exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children 10 and under, MCC is a family-friendly convention.

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fairy, fan fiction, fantasy, free, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, harry potter, horror, kaiju, larp, manga, monster, mystery, paranormal, pulp, renaissance, robot, roleplaying game, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, vampire, video game, war game, weird, zombie

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Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale

May 9th 2015

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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RT BookLovers Convention

May 12th-17th 2015

Dallas, TX 75207

What sets the Romance Times BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION apart from any other Romance book industry convention? We mix business and networking with fellowship and fun: Begin each morning with a meet and greet mixer hosted by various authors and publishers.; Then choose from a rich variety of over 125 informative workshops for readers, writers and booksellers.; Cap off the afternoon with a fun-filled stimulating networking party.; At dark, it’s time to get ready for our sumptuous evening events.

literary, romance, steampunk, writing

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May 15th-17th 2015

Lafayette, LA 70501

Louisianime will have all the basic con staples, a dealer’s room, gaming room, cosplay contest, and of course, anime viewing rooms. On top of all that, we will be having an exciting set of events and panels dedicated to the Japanese entertainment outside of anime. You can relax and watch the show, and learn about something new, all while helping rejuvenate the Louisiana economy.

anime, cosplay, dance, karaoke, manga, roleplaying game, steampunk, zombie

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May 15th-18th 2015

Charleston, SC 29406

CostumeCon is a 4-day weekend conference for everyone who designs, makes, wears, and/or admires costumes. It will include a myriad of instructional workshops, panel discussions, displays, a dealers room, costume competitions, meetups, parties, and the broadest collection of creativity all focused on costuming that you have ever had the privilege to contact in one place.

cosplay, fantasy, furry, larp, pirate, renaissance, science fiction, steampunk, victoriana

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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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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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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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May 22nd-25th 2015

Houston, TX 77010

Comicpalooza is Houston’s premier convention for comics, sci-fi and fantasy, horror, steam punk, New Media, movies, film, and gaming of all types.

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

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What The Fur

May 22nd-24th 2015

Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1C2

What The Fur presents: Time Travellin’ Furries, with Guest of Honour Cat-Monk Shiro!

animation, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, fan fiction, fantasy, furry, geek, science fiction, steampunk

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Phoenix Comicon

May 28th-31st 2015

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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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

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All’s Faire

Jun 20th-21st 2015

Bonney Lake, WA 98391

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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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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Combat Con

Jun 26th-28th 2015

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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Westercon 68

Jul 2nd-5th 2015

San Diego, CA 92108

Annual Western Regional Science Fiction Convention, this year merged with the local SF&F convention Conjecture and the annual filking convention Conchord.

board game, card game, cosplay, costume, fantasy, filk, horror, literary, science, science fiction, steampunk

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MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party

Oct 4th 2015

Saint Paul, MN 55108

FallCon, one of the premiere comic book events in the Midwest with a growing national reputation, is a celebration of the extraordinary marriage between the written word and graphic arts. A fascinating and focused acclamation of an American born, truly unique, dynamic, ever growing and evolving medium that comic books represent. At FallCon, expectation of the unexpected is generally expected! Costumed characters, hundreds of door prizes, surprise guests, portfolio reviews, attendees of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, characters and mandate’s from all walks of life will converge to join the party. A One Day Wonder of pure comic book action! Now is the time and FallCon is the place where there’s something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, lovecraft, star trek, star wars, steampunk, writing, zine

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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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