fantasy

Madicon

Mar 13th-15th 2015

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

98 mi

Madicon is run by the membership of the Science Fiction Fantasy Guild (SFFG), a JMU student organization. SFFG is very proud of Madicon as we approach the 22 year mark, and in the past we have hosted some really exciting guests, such as C.J. Cherryh, R.K. Post, Patricia C. Wrede, Jim Butcher, Margaret Weis and many others In the past, we have run LARPs with PST Productions an White Wolf. We have also had participation from Garrison Tyrannus of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion. We are primarily a gaming convention, running tournaments of all kinds, but we also draw a lot of costumers, students and general fandom from the Science Fiction and Fantasy crowd. And of course, we have all the normal things you would expect at such a convention: art, vendors, auctions, panels, workshops, etc. We support a charity in our area as well, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and they put on a great show with their birds of prey every year.

academic, art, board game, card game, computer, costume, fan, fantasy, lan, larp, miniatures, music, renaissance, roleplaying game, science fiction, writing

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literary

Festival of The Book

Mar 18th-22nd 2015

Charlottesville, VA 22903

93 mi

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture.

literary, writing

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comics

Galactic Con

Mar 21st 2015

Middletown, DE 19709

89 mi

Special Guests: Ani-Mia, Ashen Phoenix National Cosplay Group, The Delaware Ghostbusters, Garrison Carida Chapter of the 501st Legion, The League of Hot Geeks

art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, geek, pop culture

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doctor who

(Re)Generation Who

Mar 27th-29th 2015

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

52 mi

(Re)Generation Who is The Doctor Who Celebration for Every Generation. Many celebrity guests will be announced. Already confirmed to be appearing in person is Colin Baker (6th Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor), Nicola Bryant (6’s Companion), Sophie Aldred (7’s Companion), Deborah Watling (2’s Companion), Patricia Quinn (DW actor and Magenta in Rocky Horror Picture Show), Nev Fountain (DW writer), and Terry Molloy (Davros). Tom Baker (4th Doctor) will be making a special appearance via Skype and offering a ReGen exclusive autograph available only until Feb. 15th, 2015 for pre-registered attendees only.

celebrity, doctor who, fan, media

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anime

Zenkaikon

Mar 27th-29th 2015

Lancaster, PA 17603

92 mi

Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been bringing a celebration of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture to the Philadelphia area. Come join us for three days of fun including video screenings, special guests, concerts, dances, panels, gaming, cosplay, AMVs, dealers, artists, and much more!

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, fan, film, geek, karaoke, larp, manga, music, video game

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anime

CHS Otaku Fest

Mar 28th 2015

Ellicott City, MD 21042

34 mi

Centennial High School Otaku Festival is a Maryland-based one day anime convention dedicated to all things Otaku and awesome.

anime, manga, roleplaying game

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robot

ShepRobo Fest

Mar 28th-29th 2015

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

55 mi

Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University cordially invites you to 2015 ShepRobo Fest! Fire-Fighting Contest! Mech-Warfare Contest! FIRST Lego League Contest!

computer, craft, robot, technology

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anime

T-MODE

Apr 3rd-5th 2015

Rockville, MD 20852

15 mi

T-MODE is a fun size Anime, Gaming and Japanese Pop Culture convention celebrating the fusion of anime, video games, music, cosplay, manga, fashion and all things otaku! We aim to be the pulse of Japanese Pop Culture in the Washington, DC area. We want to bring Japan closer to you.

anime, cosplay, dance, manga, music, roleplaying game, video game

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science fiction

RavenCon

Apr 24th-26th 2015

Richmond, VA 23235

94 mi

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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fairy

May Day Fairie Festival

May 1st-3rd 2015

Glen Rock, PA 17327

70 mi

Spoutwood Farm Center, an organization dedicated to bringing people and nature together, presents… The 24th Annual May Day Fairie Festival! The festival will celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the nature spirits return to the warm world with 70 arts and crafts vendors (mostly featuring handmade art inspired by the little people), performances by musicians and dancers, storytellers, participatory maypole dancing, fairie craft activities such as wand and garland making (involves a small fee), food vendors, fairie and other nature spirit environments to explore, a Nature Place offering a place for environmental, health, animal interest and other groups to share their vision, fairie and gnome habitat tours, fairie tea parties, guest appearances by the Green Man, the Mossmen, Sweet Pea and others.

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

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mystery

Malice Domestic

May 1st-3rd 2015

Bethesda, MD 20814

11 mi

Guest of Honor: Charles Todd, Toastmaster: Toni L.P. Kelner, Lifetime Achievement Award: Sara Paretsky International Guest of Honor: Ann Cleeves, Malice Remembers: Patricia Moyes, Fan Guest of Honor: William L. Starck - Plus lots of other mystery authors and fans!

literary, mystery

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science fiction

Balticon 49

May 22nd-25th 2015

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

52 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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literary

ECOF

Jun 4th-7th 2015

Rockville, MD 20852

15 mi

Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship Event: The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later. As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

fantasy, horror, literary, mystery, pulp, science fiction, weird

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fairy

Maryland Faerie Festival

Jun 13th-14th 2015

Darlington, MD 21034

74 mi

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

art, cosplay, fairy, fantasy, literary, music

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