academic

SFRA Conference 2017

Jun 28th-Jul 1st 2017

Riverside, CA 92521

59 mi

Our keynote speaker is author Nnedi Okorafor, writer of fantasy, sf, and speculative fiction. Sf author Ted Chiang will also be in attendance for a special screening of Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve), which is based on Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life.” A Q&A with Chiang will follow the screening. The conference theme will be Unknown Pasts / Unseen Futures. This theme grows out of the 2016 conference, whose conversations reminded us that there is so much about the history of science fiction that has yet to be sufficiently addressed in scholarship, including marginalized or otherwise neglected bodies of work.

academic, black, fantasy, feminist, glbt, literary, science fiction

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anime

Anime Expo

Jul 1st-4th 2017

Los Angeles, CA 90015

7 mi

Anime Expo is the nation’s largest anime/manga convention and serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business.

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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anime

Anime Los Angeles

Jan 25th-28th 2018

Los Angeles, CA 90045

8 mi

ALA hosts member-volunteer run events for the education and appreciation of anime, manga and related subjects.

anime, collectibles, comics, cosplay, manga

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cosplay

CostumeCon 36

May 11th-14th 2018

San Diego, CA 92108

115 mi

Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983. All skill levels, from beginners to masters, and all types of costumers are welcome, including cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy fans, and more. The theme will be “Ports of Call” and you can interpret that as broadly as you like. Maybe you’re captain of a dirigible tethered in town. Or perhaps you work on an intergalactic cruiser currently in orbit. Maybe the year is 1942 and you’re shipping out to the South Pacific.

cosplay, fantasy, furry, larp, pirate, renaissance, science fiction, steampunk, victoriana

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