comics

East Coast Comicon

Apr 29th-30th 2017

Secaucus, NJ 07094

43 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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steampunk

Steampunk World’s Fair The Fires of Inspiration

May 5th-7th 2017

Piscataway, NJ 08854

66 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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anime

CloverCon

May 21st 2017

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

73 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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writing

BookExpo America

May 31st-Jun 2nd 2017

New York, NY 10001

39 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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writing

BookCon

Jun 3rd-4th 2017

New York, NY 10001

39 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

117 mi

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

anime, cosplay, filk, music

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paranormal

Haunted America Conference

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Absecon, NJ 08205

115 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

65 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

Eternal Con

Jul 1st-2nd 2017

Uniondale, NY 11553

19 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

65 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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science fiction

ConnectiCon

Jul 6th-9th 2017

Hartford, CT 06103

74 mi

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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