steampunk

Steampunk World’s Fair The Fires of Inspiration

May 5th-7th 2017

Piscataway, NJ 08854

86 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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comics

East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

May 20th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19132

101 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

78 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

98 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

104 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

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zine

Scranton Zine Fest

Jun 2nd-3rd 2017

Scranton, PA 18503

0 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

98 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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writing

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19106

104 mi

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

academic, literary, writing

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video game

Too Many Games

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oaks, PA 19456

89 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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filk

NEFilk Contata

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Morristown, NJ 07960

74 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

108 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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science fiction

DexCon

Jul 5th-9th 2017

Morristown, NJ 07960

74 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

90 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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literary

Philcon

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

107 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

3 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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