anime

Colossalcon

Jun 1st-4th 2017

Sandusky, OH 44870

50 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

116 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

116 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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horror

Horror Hotel

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

117 mi

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Hudson, OH. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: experimental (film only), fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller. Competitions also open for our horror film scoring competition. At the event, we also have scream queen and FX makeup competitions. The event features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

celebrity, costume, fan, film, horror, media, monster, science fiction

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comics

Akron-Canton Comic Con

Jun 25th 2017

Akron, OH 44319

118 mi

HUGE 1 Day Comic Book Event. Featuring Comic Book Dealers, Small Print creators. For 24 years Northeast Ohio’s Quality event. Hourly Prizes. Admission $5.00, Age 6 & under FREE. FREE Parking.

collectibles, comics, fan fiction, fantasy, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, vampire, zombie

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video game

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Jul 22nd 2017

North Olmsted, OH 44070

91 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

73 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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