roleplaying game

AnCon (Another Game Convention)

May 15th-17th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

40 mi

We are very excided for the 8th annual AnCon Game Convention. Planning is already off the ground and we have a great show for everyone. This year’s theme is Super Heros! AnCon provides three straight days of games, games, the occasional party, and more games! With over 200 scheduled events, and open gaming areas for gaming into all hours!

board game, card game, geek, kaiju, larp, miniatures, roleplaying game, science fiction

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literary

Nebula Awards Weekend

May 18th-21st 2017

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

65 mi

Nebula programming focuses on the needs of the SFWA members and will have programs on, among other topics, estate planning, furthering your career, social media and promoting your work, and special local guest experts. Thursday Programming will begin in the morning and run until the late afternoon.

fantasy, literary, science fiction, writing

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comics

3 Rivers Comicon

May 20th-21st 2017

West Mifflin, PA 15123

73 mi

A Pittsburgh Comic Convention.

animation, anime, art, celebrity, collectibles, comics, fan, film, manga, science fiction

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horror

Horror Hotel

Jun 15th-18th 2017

Hudson, OH 44236

40 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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monster

Monster Bash

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Mars, PA 16046

50 mi

The International Classic Monster Movie Conference and Film Festival - Celebrating the films of the silent era through the 1950s.

art, celebrity, collectibles, craft, horror, miniatures, monster

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comics

Akron-Canton Comic Con

Jun 25th 2017

Akron, OH 44319

48 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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furry

Anthrocon

Jun 29th-Jul 2nd 2017

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

65 mi

Anthrocon is the world ’s largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

animation, art, comics, dance, furry

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video game

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Jul 22nd 2017

North Olmsted, OH 44070

66 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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science fiction

Confluence

Aug 4th-6th 2017

Coraopolis, PA 15108

56 mi

Confluence is the Pittsburgh, PA premier literary Conference focused on Science Fiction, Fantasy and horror. Confluence participants include many award winning authors and editors who enjoy meeting and talking with Confluence members. Panel discussions and talks are held all day, each day during the con, that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of literary Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. We also offer a variety of of activities such as art demos by guest artists and entertainment items that span the spectrum from poetry readings, to musical filk concerts. Come experience our bountiful consuite, the ever-expanding art show and our book-crammed dealers room or visit the video room. And don’t forget to stick around for the annual, Saturday evening travesty performance, presented by the Parallax Second Players.

fantasy, filk, literary, science, science fiction

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