science fiction

Balticon 51

May 26th-28th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

14 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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comics

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19107

86 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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anime

AnimeNEXT

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

119 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

26 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

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writing

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19106

87 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

78 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

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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comics

The Super Run Philadelphia

Jun 24th 2017

Philadelphia, PA 19112

83 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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monster

Blobfest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Phoenixville, PA 19460

73 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

14 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

92 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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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

0 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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