geek

Penguicon

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Southfield, MI 48075

78 mi

Penguicon is an Open Source - Science Fiction convention that is community run, and non-profit. Once upon a time, a group of Open Source enthusiasts realized they shared a love for Science Fiction, too! 15 years ago they set out to combine both..... and Penguicon was born. Join us and let your geek flag fly! Penguicon, 15 years strong!

anime, comics, fan, fantasy, film, geek, lan, literary, media, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, technology, video game

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furry

AnthrOhio Retro-Future

Apr 30th-May 3rd 2017

Columbus, OH 43085

94 mi

AnthrOhio is an annual furry convention located in Columbus, Ohio sporting a relaxed atmosphere, tons of free food out of hospitality, and attendance over 400. Come back to see plenty of familiar faces each year, as well as a few new ones. The 2017 Theme is officially “Furries of Tomorrow”. This year we’re putting a focus on the future, as seen by those before us! Expect to see lots of cool thematic events and decorations around the convention.

furry, technology, video game

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science fiction

Marcon

May 12th-14th 2017

Columbus, OH 43213

106 mi

Marcon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) for years was known as The Midwest’s Premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention but is more accurately described as The Midwest’s Premiere Pan-Genre Geek Culture Convention because it has everything and is the most fun you can have in a year, packed into a single weekend.

art, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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comics

Motor City Comic Con

May 19th-21st 2017

Novi, MI 48374

76 mi

Detroit’s Original Comic & Pop Culture Convention! One of the largest Comic Book and Pop Culture Conventions held in the United States.

celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, horror, media, pop culture, power rangers, science fiction, star trek, star wars

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media

MediaWest*Con May the fen be with you

May 26th-29th 2017

Lansing, MI 48917

106 mi

MediaWest*Con is the definitive gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan. MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest.

art, cosplay, fan, media, science fiction, star trek, star wars, zine

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video game

CORGS-CON

May 27th 2017

Hilliard, OH 43026

97 mi

CORGS-CON is Ohio’s premiere annual video game show. Like previous years, this show will feature amazing deals on retro video/computer games and nostalgia. Many vendors from Ohio and surrounding states will be displaying their wares for buy, sell, and trade. Along with the dealers, there will also be open LAN gaming, a few arcade machines, and a King Of Fighters tournament. If you like gaming, you need to be at this show! For this year’s show, we will have a special guest doing seminars! Aaron Birch is the producer of LUNCH TIIIME! This manga is currently in production and will be released this year. Come meet him and his crew to learn some industry tips and tricks.

computer, lan, manga, video game

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anime

Colossalcon

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Sandusky, OH 44870

49 mi

Colossalcon is an Anime, Gaming, and Japanese Culture Convention, and your ultimate summer vacation getaway!

anime

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haunt

Midwest Haunters Convention

Jun 7th-11th 2017

Columbus, OH 43215

103 mi

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment

art, cosplay, costume, craft, halloween, haunt, horror, monster, zombie

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roleplaying game

Origins

Jun 14th-18th 2017

Columbus, OH 43215

103 mi

Origins Game Fair is one of the longest-running and largest conventions in the world for people who enjoy playing games. Whether you attend for one day or all five, you can take part in open gaming or a wide variety of scheduled games, including tabletop, miniatures, role-playing, live-action role-playing, card games and more.

board game, collectibles, roleplaying game, video game

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video game

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Jul 22nd 2017

North Olmsted, OH 44070

90 mi

You will see several vendors and many classic computer and video game collectors. (Many of the vendors are also collectors; their basements are just overrun!) Also, many of the vendors will be featuring displays of classic equipment. You will be able to add many things to your classic computer and gaming collections for many of the following classic gaming and computer systems. We can never be exactly sure of what will appear at the show, but all of the following have made appearances at previous shows: lassic Gaming Systems: Atari (2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, Lynx), Bally Astrocade, Colecovision, Intellivision, Magnavision, Microvision, Nintendo 8 bit and 16 bit, Philips CDi, Sega 8 bit and 16 bit, ...and game cartridges. Lots of game cartridges!

academic, animation, art, computer, geek, technology

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literary

Dum-Dum

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Coldwater, MI 49036

79 mi

“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books. Hollywood Screening ~ Mingling ~ Presentations and Panels Burroughs Bibliophiles Meeting and Auction ~ ERB Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Tarzan Yell Contest ~ Banquet ~ Guest Speakers: Jane Goodall and Jim Morris

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

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