animation

JAFAX

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

49 mi

Japanese Animation, Film, and Art Expo (JAFAX) is the nation’s largest free anime convention. Specifically focused in educating attendees in all aspects of Japanese culture. It is a two day festival with games, contests, entertainment, education and shopping. Each year, guests join us from different parts of the Anime and Japanese cultural industry, to bring this event to you. JAFAX also exists to support uprising artists, giving them an outlet to express themselves to you and our guests. Don’t forget to pick up some pocky from one of our many vendors!

animation, anime, cosplay, free, manga

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vampire

Slay-a-thon

Jun 17th 2017

Chicago, IL 60610

107 mi

Slay-A-Thon is a 12-hour marathon watching some of the best episodes of <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> and <em>Angel</em>, meeting and laughing with other Whedon fans, and having a great time while simultaneously raising money for the <em>Make-A-Wish Foundation</em>® of Illinois.

fantasy, horror, media, science fiction

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kaiju

G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

118 mi

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 2000 attendees. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

anime, cosplay, fantasy, horror, kaiju, manga, media, monster, science fiction

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literary

Dum-Dum

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Coldwater, MI 49036

39 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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anime

Kogan Con

Jul 20th-21st 2018

Grand Haven, MI 49417

61 mi

First Annual Kogan Con at the Grand Haven Community Center! Kogan Con is a convention run by fans for fans of Japanese animation, manga (Comic), videogames and all around “nerdy” culture. See our programming page for descriptions of our events.

anime, cosplay, geek, manga

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