comics

East Coast Comicon

Apr 29th-30th 2017

Secaucus, NJ 07094

78 mi

The largest comic convention in NJ. Formerly the Asbury Park Comicon. Presented by Cliff Galbraith and Crucial Entertainment.

art, comics, cosplay, costume, pop culture

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robot

RobotFest

Apr 29th 2017

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

101 mi

Robot Fest is an annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. We welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops!

computer, craft, robot, technology

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steampunk

Steampunk World’s Fair The Fires of Inspiration

May 5th-7th 2017

Piscataway, NJ 08854

52 mi

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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fairy

May Day Fairie Festival

May 5th-7th 2017

Glen Rock, PA 17327

91 mi

The Fairie Festival (also known as the May Day Fairie Festival, or Pennsylvania Fairie Festival) is the music and arts festival currently held annually at Spoutwood Farm, that began in 1991. The festival’s primary theme is to “celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the faerie and nature spirits’ return to the warm world”.

art, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, music, tea party, victoriana

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comics

East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

May 20th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19132

9 mi

America’s premiere Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and creativity via comic books! The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention or ECBACC is a groundbreaking comic book convention that features some of the nation’s most accomplished comic book writers, artists, and cartoonists. ECBACC explores comic books, animation, cartoons and other forms of creative expression. We honor comic book excellence by presenting the Pioneer Awards to those artists and writers who have paved the way for today’s comic book artists and writers.

animation, art, black, comics

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anime

CloverCon

May 21st 2017

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

50 mi

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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science fiction

Balticon 51

May 26th-28th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

95 mi

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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writing

BookExpo America

May 31st-Jun 2nd 2017

New York, NY 10001

78 mi

BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo culminates with BookCon, our two day Fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide.

literary, writing

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comics

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19107

7 mi

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

zine

Scranton Zine Fest

Jun 2nd-3rd 2017

Scranton, PA 18503

107 mi

The Scranton Zine Fest is an underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. More specifically, the festival is a gathering of zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with live poetry readings, music performances under one roof for the public to enjoy — free of charge.

art, literary, music, writing, zine

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writing

BookCon

Jun 3rd-4th 2017

New York, NY 10001

78 mi

BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.

literary, writing

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anime

AnimeNEXT

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

50 mi

Join us for featured guests, music concerts and all of your favorite anime convention events.

anime, cosplay, filk, music

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fairy

Maryland Faerie Festival

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Darlington, MD 21034

67 mi

Come celebrate the faeries and enjoy the pageantry, magic, music, and mischief at the Maryland Faerie Festival! We provide an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves. Yes, we believe in Faeries. The Maryland Faerie Festival promotes the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.

cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, music

[tweet] Maryland Faerie Festival website mdfaeriefest on Twitter Maryland Faerie Festival Facebook

writing

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19106

7 mi

America’s Longest Running Writers Conference: hundreds of writers in attendance, representing many disciplines.

academic, literary, writing

[tweet] Philadelphia Writers’ Conference website PhilaWritersCon on Twitter Philadelphia Writers’ Conference Facebook

video game

Too Many Games

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oaks, PA 19456

27 mi

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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paranormal

Haunted America Conference

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Absecon, NJ 08205

45 mi

America’s Original Ghost Conference is back for our 21st year. Join us as we return to “one of the most haunted small towns in America” and present new and returning favorite speakers on ghosts, the supernatural, and the unexplained. You don’t want to miss THE supernatural event of the year!

ghosts, paranormal, technology

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filk

NEFilk Contata

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Morristown, NJ 07960

66 mi

NEFilk 27: Contata 8 - Guest of Honor: Bob Kanefsky; Brave Toaster: Mary Ellen Wessels; Seasoned Guest: Jane “Auntie Arwen” Sibley; Interfilk Guests: Zornige Ameisen/Angry Antz (Silke Kovàr and Steffi Zurek)

filk, music

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comics

The Super Run Philadelphia

Jun 24th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19112

9 mi

The Super Run is a national series of events that partners with local non-profit organizations to host superhero-themed events that helps raise funds and awareness for their cause.

comics

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comics

Eternal Con

Jul 1st-2nd 2017

Uniondale, NY 11553

92 mi

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

DexCon

Jul 5th-9th 2017

Morristown, NJ 07960

66 mi

DexCon is a gaming convention, held annually in July in New Jersey, run by Double Exposure, Inc. It has a reputation for attracting leading game industry talent to participate, and hosts several national and world gaming championships.

board game, card game, larp, roleplaying game, science fiction, war game

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monster

Blobfest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Phoenixville, PA 19460

30 mi

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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harry potter

PotterVerse Con

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

95 mi

The Mid-Atlantic’s Major Harry Potter Fan Convention!

academic, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, harry potter, literary, writing

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literary

Philcon

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

0 mi

Philcon is the oldest General Science Fiction Convetions around, and takes place November 10-12 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has a Writer’s Workshop, a Dealer’s Room, a Gaming Area, an Anime Room, an Art Show, a Masquerade, and more!! Hope to see you there!!

animation, board game, costume, fantasy, geek, literary, science fiction

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roleplaying game

MEPACON

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Scranton, PA 18512

108 mi

Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania Gaming Convention: Over two-hundred hours of gaming in Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania with the premier meet-up of gamers of all stripes. From dedicated role-playing fans to the casual board game player, MEPACON delivers multiple tracts of entertainment for all ages. Experience three-days of jam packed entertainment with hosted gaming sessions, contests, game auction of new and vintage games, miniature painting and access to the latest and greatest games provided by on site vendors.

board game, miniatures, roleplaying game

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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

92 mi

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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