science fiction

RavenCon 12

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Williamsburg, VA 23185

108 mi

RavenCon is the Con of Opportunity With nine continuous tracks of programming (over 400 hours!), attendees will ALWAYS have something to do or see. If you want to game — play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading — we have that and more in our literary programming Don’t want to attend the literary programming — then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You’re a night owl — enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping — we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers’ Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall — visit our Art Show Don’t want to leave the kids at home — we have an exciting track of Children’s Programming Just finished work on a new costume — show it off in our Cosplay Plus — anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more! The RavenCon staff has a vision of what makes a good convention and are applying their experience to develop a well-rounded event with something for everyone. In addition to having LOTS to do, we try to make your experience hands-on and interactive. We book guests that are happy to spend extra time with the fans (and at no extra charge!).

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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robot

RobotFest

Apr 29th 2017

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

35 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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writing

CNU Writer’s Conference

May 5th-6th 2017

Newport News, VA 23602

119 mi

Agents, Editors, Authors, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poery, and Sci-fi, all for adults and children.

literary, writing

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fairy

May Day Fairie Festival

May 5th-7th 2017

Glen Rock, PA 17327

71 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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science fiction

Balticon 51

May 26th-28th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

42 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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fairy

Maryland Faerie Festival

Jun 9th-11th 2017

Darlington, MD 21034

73 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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harry potter

PotterVerse Con

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

42 mi

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

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

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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

52 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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