april 2019

sat27aprAll DaysatRatha Con(All Day: saturday) EST Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

I will be Artist Guest of Honor at the 2019 Ratha Con.  For more information go to https://www.therathacon.com

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Organizer

Ratha Con Athens Community Center 901 E State St, Athens, Ohio

may 2019

sun05may(may 5)10:00 amtue07(may 7)5:00 amDemicon10:00 am - 5:00 am (7) cst Holiday Inn Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IAEvent Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

DemiCon is a not-for-profit, volunteer run science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention held annually in Des Moines, Iowa metro area.

Time

5 (Sunday) 10:00 am - 7 (Tuesday) 5:00 am cst

Location

Holiday Inn Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA

fri10may(may 10)10:00 amsun12(may 12)5:00 pmMarcon10:00 am - 5:00 pm (12) est Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Marcon,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

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.

Time

10 (Friday) 10:00 am - 12 (Sunday) 5:00 pm est

Location

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

thu16may(may 16)10:00 amsun19(may 19)5:00 pmMegaCon10:00 am - 5:00 pm (19) est Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, 9800 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsArt Show,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

MegaCon is a huge comic con and pop culture convention held in Orlando, Florida.  I will have a dealers booth on the main floor.  Look for the Dragon Temple.

Time

16 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 19 (Sunday) 5:00 pm est

Location

Orange County Convention Center

West Concourse, 9800 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

fri17mayAll Daysun19Motor City Comic Con(All Day) EST Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

It’s coming! The biggest and baddest Motor City Comic Con yet is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Since we’re turning 30 this year, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves and magic in the works. Our plans for Motor City Comic Con 2019 are coming together quickly, and we can’t wait to share our secrets with you. We’re not quite ready yet, but stay tuned. The drama, inspiration, mystery, and thrill of Motor City Comic Con will be here before you know it, so get ready for the ride.

Time

may 17 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday) EST

Location

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave

fri24mayAll Daymon27MisCon(All Day) pst Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Fantasy Art,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

MisCon simply is Montana’s premier science fiction convention, celebrating fandom in Montana. So, what does that mean?

  • MisCon is a celebration of literacy and the arts.
  • MisCon is an opportunity for aspiring writers to gather and critique each other’s works.
  • MisCon is a venue where science fiction and fantasy fans can meet authors, artists and other professionals.
  • MisCon is a celebration of fandom in general.
  • MisCon is a great opportunity for role-players to get together for some great gaming.
  • MisCon is an opportunity for like-minded individuals to gather and have a great weekend together celebrating science fiction and its sister genres.

This 4 day celebration of literacy and the arts is held Friday to Monday, Memorial Day weekend each year. MisCon offers families an opportunity to share an experience both fun and educational.

Time

may 24 (Friday) - 27 (Monday)

fri24may(may 24)10:00 ammon27(may 27)5:00 pmWisCon10:00 am - 5:00 pm (27) cst The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 WEST DAYTON STREET • MADISON, WISCONSIN 53703Event Type:Artwork,Convention,Fantasy,Literary,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Feminism,Science,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

WisCon is a 1,000-member science fiction convention with a feminist/social justice focus.  Every year we celebrate, dissect, and transform speculative literature, television, film, comics, and games.  We specifically aim to foster conversations about feminism(s), gender, race, disability, and class.

Time

24 (Friday) 10:00 am - 27 (Monday) 5:00 pm cst

Location

The Madison Concourse Hotel

1 WEST DAYTON STREET • MADISON, WISCONSIN 53703

fri24may(may 24)10:00 amsun26(may 26)5:00 pmConQuesT10:00 am - 5:00 pm (26) cst Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

ConQuesT is an annual science fiction convention held in the Kansas City, Missouri area that is sponsored by the long-running (since 1971) Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS, pronounced kax-fuss). ConQuesT is the oldest such regional convention of its type in Missouri and in the surrounding central states region. It was first established under the name Mid-America Con in June 1972. After that, the next ten KaCSFFS-sponsored conventions were named BYOB-Cons (the final “B” in the name having additional and alternate science fictional meanings beyond the traditional “beer”.) In 1980 KaCSFFS adopted the permanent name ConQuesT for the convention.

The convention is held to celebrate science fiction, fantasy, and horror “in all its various forms”, but with a nod toward the literary side of these related genres. Each year the convention’s programming is built around a different theme and is held over the U. S. Memorial Day weekend at the end of May.

Time

24 (Friday) 10:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 5:00 pm cst

Location

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108

fri24may(may 24)10:00 ammon27(may 27)3:00 pmBaycon10:00 am - 3:00 pm (27) pst San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd San Mateo CA 94402 Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

Baycon 2016 will see the 34th incarnation of BayCon as we celebrate All About Space- factual and fictional – and all the accomplishments and contributions in the area of science, science fiction, and fantasy.

Time

24 (Friday) 10:00 am - 27 (Monday) 3:00 pm pst

Location

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

1770 South Amphlett Blvd San Mateo CA 94402

fri24may(may 24)10:00 ammon27(may 27)3:00 pmBalticon10:00 am - 3:00 pm (27) est The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsArt Show,Science Fiction Convention

Event Details

Balticon is sponsored and produced by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (aka BSFS) is a non-profit, charitable, literary and educational organization, dedicated to the promotion of, and an appreciation for, science fiction in all of its many forms.

Time

24 (Friday) 10:00 am - 27 (Monday) 3:00 pm est

Location

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

june 2019

fri07junAll Daysun09Indy Pop Con(All Day) Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, INEvent Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Indiana’s pop culture convention.

Time

june 7 (Friday) - 9 (Sunday)

Location

Indianapolis Convention Center

100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, IN

fri07junAll Daysun09SoonerCon(All Day) CST The Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Midwest City, OK 73110Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

SoonerCon is a pop culture convention that has been happening since 1983.

Time

june 7 (Friday) - 9 (Sunday) CST

Location

The Reed Conference Center

5800 Will Rogers Midwest City, OK 73110

wed12jun(jun 12)4:00 pmsun16(jun 16)4:00 pmOrigins Game Fair4:00 pm - 4:00 pm (16) est Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsArt Show,board games,card games,Fantasy Art,Role playing games

Event Details

Origins Game Fair is all about games.  Role playing games, board games, and card games and features some of the best fantasy art and artists. Look for Lisa Sell and I and our Dragon Temple Booth.  

Time

12 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 4:00 pm est

Location

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

july 2019

thu04julAll Daysun07Convergence(All Day) CST Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, MN, 7800 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 5543Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

CONvergence is a convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy in all media held annually on the first full weekend of July. CONvergence was launched in 1999 and has grown to be the largest convention of its kind in Minnesota and beyond! To find out more, check out our info page, “What is CONvergence?

Time

july 4 (Thursday) - 7 (Sunday) CST

Location

Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, MN

7800 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 5543

thu04julAll Daysun07Westercon(All Day) MST Tempe Mission Palms, 60 East Fifth Street Tempe, AZ 85281Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

Westercon 70 aka ConAlope is a science fiction, fantasy, science and pop culture convention that will take place over the 4th July weekend, from July 1st to 4th, 2017 at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel in Tempe, Arizona. The convention is spearheaded by the Chair, Dee Astell, and her Vice Chair, Hal C. F. Astell. Dee and Hal both have numerous years of experience working conventions and events throughout the state, both non-profit and for profit.

Westercon 70 officially won their bid during Westercon 68 in San Diego, California. Westercon 70 also represented at Westercon 69 in Portland, Oregon and hosted two very successful room parties.

Westercon 70 is sponsored by Leprecon Inc. and as such Westercon 70 will also be LepreCon 43.

Time

july 4 (Thursday) - 7 (Sunday) MST

Location

Tempe Mission Palms

60 East Fifth Street Tempe, AZ 85281

thu04julAll Daysun07InConjunction(All Day) EST Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street Indianapolis IN 46219 Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

The original Indiana Science Fiction Convention.

Time

july 4 (Thursday) - 7 (Sunday) EST

Location

Indianapolis Marriott East

7202 East 21st Street Indianapolis IN 46219

august 2019

thu01augAll Daysun04Gencon(All Day) est Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, INEvent Type:Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

The Best 4 Days in Gaming!  

Time

august 1 (Thursday) - 4 (Sunday) est

Location

Indianapolis Convention Center

100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, IN

fri23augAll Daysun25Bubonicon(All Day) MST Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

Science Fiction Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Time

august 23 (Friday) - 25 (Sunday) MST

Location

Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

fri30augAll Daymon02sepDragon Con(All Day) EST Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Wow, this is a big convention, held each year in Atlanta, GA.  Check out Dragon Con.  I will be in the art show at my table.

Time

August 30 (Friday) - September 2 (Monday) EST

Location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA

265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

fri30augsun01sepIndianapolis Comic Con10:00 am - (september 1) 5:00 pm EST Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, INEvent Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsComic Con

Event Details

The Indiana Comic Con is Indianapolis’ largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Indiana Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.

Time

August 30 (Friday) 10:00 am - September 1 (Sunday) 5:00 pm EST

Location

Indianapolis Convention Center

100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, IN

september 2019

fri30augAll Daymon02sepDragon Con(All Day) EST Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Wow, this is a big convention, held each year in Atlanta, GA.  Check out Dragon Con.  I will be in the art show at my table.

Time

August 30 (Friday) - September 2 (Monday) EST

Location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA

265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

fri30augsun01sepIndianapolis Comic Con(august 30) 10:00 am - (september 1) 5:00 pm EST Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, INEvent Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsComic Con

Event Details

The Indiana Comic Con is Indianapolis’ largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Indiana Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.

Time

August 30 (Friday) 10:00 am - September 1 (Sunday) 5:00 pm EST

Location

Indianapolis Convention Center

100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, IN

fri20sepAll Daysun22Fencon(All Day) The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway · Irving, Texas, 75063Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

Event Details

FenCon is a Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/fort Worth Area

Our very first event was held in 2004 in Dallas, Texas with Larry Niven as Guest of Honor.

FenCon has grown from a purely literary and filk event to one that also celebrates art, science, gaming, costuming, and maker activities. 

FenCon is a production of the Dallas Future Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the adfancement of science, literature, and music for the future of all mankind.

For the full scoop on the history of FenCon, see our history site

Interested in helping out at FenCon? Check out our volunteer page. 

Visit our Events page (or just click on the appropriate links in the menu) for info on the Art Show, Costume Contest, Dealers Room, Short Story Contest, the Young Author Contest, and the Writers Workshop.

Interested in being a panelist at FenCon? Please read through the guidelines at our Program Participants page for the details before you contact us. 

Here are some other areas of the site that may be of interest to you. And thank you for supporting FenCon since 2004 and helping to make it one of the best conventions in Texas!

Time

september 20 (Friday) - 22 (Sunday)

Location

The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel

4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway · Irving, Texas, 75063

october 2019

fri04octAll Daysun06ArchonSt. Louis Sci-fi Convention(All Day) CST Archon, DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville 1000 Eastport Plaza DriveCollinsville, IL 62234Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event Event TagsArt Show,Filk

Event Details

Archon, an internationally known, highly regarded and well attended science fiction and fantasy convention. 

Time

october 4 (Friday) - 6 (Sunday) CST

Location

Archon

DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville 1000 Eastport Plaza DriveCollinsville, IL 62234

sun27octAll Daytue29MilehiconDenver, Colorado's Science Fiction Convention(All Day) Milehicon, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, COEvent Type:Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only

Event Details

Colorado’s largest science fiction and fantasy literary convention with over 90 authors and artists in attendance.

Time

october 27 (Sunday) - 29 (Tuesday)

Location

Milehicon

7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, CO

thu31octAll Daysun03novWorld Fantasy Convention(All Day) CST Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205Event Type:Artwork,Convention,FantasyMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsFantasy Convention

Event Details

Each convention is operated by a local committee that has presented a bid to the World Fantasy Convention℠ Board of Directors (Board) to bear the convention’s name. These committees are expected to both follow the guidelines provided by the Board, and give a regional flavor to the overall convention. While the Board provides guidance, usually assigns a Board member to serve as an advisor to the convention, and often has members volunteer to serve the local convention as needed, the responsibility falls on individual convention committees to take responsibility for member and guest needs and expectations, and for meeting Board guidelines and local laws. Convention operations are the responsibility of the local committee.

Bids for conventions are judged by the Board based on the appropriateness of the location (both geographically and physical convention space), skills and experience of the bid committee, and the proposed themes of the convention. The Board tries to vary locales awarded bids to avoid consecutive conventions in the same region of North America, and to alternate between conventions held in the continental United States and international destinations. Interested bidders please consult the Board’s bidding guidelines and requirements for a successful bid.

The Board provides guidelines and bid requirements to help maintain the “flavor” of WFC as a brand that focuses primarily on the literature and art and is a convention that brings together authors, agents, editors, artists, and booksellers as well as readers and fans; it is intentionally capped, currently at 950 members, to help generate a sense of community. The attendees come together to celebrate fantasy and thus WFC has selective programming and expanded social networking opportunities, placing an important emphasis on the amenities of the hotel’s restaurant and bar capacity, a preference to have the main hotel capable of housing most of the attendees, and destinations within walking distance of the main hotel to help maintain the sense of convention community. This small size and atmosphere of social networking and business, combined with the focus on literature and the art that illustrates it, is intended to distinguish WFC from other traveling and international conventions. The evolution of digital media has led to some evolution in the programming of WFC over the years, but the focus remains on the art and written word and the goal of providing meaningful interactions between devotees of the field.

Local convention committees are encouraged to ensure a positive member experience.

Time

October 31 (Thursday) - November 3 (Sunday) CST

Location

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

thu31octAll Daysun03novGamehole Con(All Day) CST Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Gamehole Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest. Tabletop gamers from around the country gather each November in Madison, WI for this carnival of gaming. Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and all the fun that goes with it. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Gamehole Con features the best guests in the industry, an unbelievable Dealer Hall and of course, lots and lots of gaming! If you are a tabletop gaming fan, do not miss Gamehole Con!

Wisconsin is the birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role playing game that started it all. We have a tremendously rich gaming culture here in Wisconsin. We lead the nation in number of gaming stores per-capita.

Time

October 31 (Thursday) - November 3 (Sunday) CST

Location

Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

november 2019

thu31octAll Daysun03novGamehole Con(All Day) CST Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Gamehole Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest. Tabletop gamers from around the country gather each November in Madison, WI for this carnival of gaming. Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and all the fun that goes with it. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Gamehole Con features the best guests in the industry, an unbelievable Dealer Hall and of course, lots and lots of gaming! If you are a tabletop gaming fan, do not miss Gamehole Con!

Wisconsin is the birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role playing game that started it all. We have a tremendously rich gaming culture here in Wisconsin. We lead the nation in number of gaming stores per-capita.

Time

October 31 (Thursday) - November 3 (Sunday) CST

Location

Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

thu31octAll Daysun03novWorld Fantasy Convention(All Day) CST Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205Event Type:Artwork,Convention,FantasyMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsFantasy Convention

Event Details

Each convention is operated by a local committee that has presented a bid to the World Fantasy Convention℠ Board of Directors (Board) to bear the convention’s name. These committees are expected to both follow the guidelines provided by the Board, and give a regional flavor to the overall convention. While the Board provides guidance, usually assigns a Board member to serve as an advisor to the convention, and often has members volunteer to serve the local convention as needed, the responsibility falls on individual convention committees to take responsibility for member and guest needs and expectations, and for meeting Board guidelines and local laws. Convention operations are the responsibility of the local committee.

Bids for conventions are judged by the Board based on the appropriateness of the location (both geographically and physical convention space), skills and experience of the bid committee, and the proposed themes of the convention. The Board tries to vary locales awarded bids to avoid consecutive conventions in the same region of North America, and to alternate between conventions held in the continental United States and international destinations. Interested bidders please consult the Board’s bidding guidelines and requirements for a successful bid.

The Board provides guidelines and bid requirements to help maintain the “flavor” of WFC as a brand that focuses primarily on the literature and art and is a convention that brings together authors, agents, editors, artists, and booksellers as well as readers and fans; it is intentionally capped, currently at 950 members, to help generate a sense of community. The attendees come together to celebrate fantasy and thus WFC has selective programming and expanded social networking opportunities, placing an important emphasis on the amenities of the hotel’s restaurant and bar capacity, a preference to have the main hotel capable of housing most of the attendees, and destinations within walking distance of the main hotel to help maintain the sense of convention community. This small size and atmosphere of social networking and business, combined with the focus on literature and the art that illustrates it, is intended to distinguish WFC from other traveling and international conventions. The evolution of digital media has led to some evolution in the programming of WFC over the years, but the focus remains on the art and written word and the goal of providing meaningful interactions between devotees of the field.

Local convention committees are encouraged to ensure a positive member experience.

Time

October 31 (Thursday) - November 3 (Sunday) CST

Location

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

fri08novAll Daysun10Grand Rapids Comic Con(All Day) Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Time

november 8 (Friday) - 10 (Sunday)

Organizer

DeVos Place 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan

sat09novAll Daytue12Con of the Cob(All Day) EST Days Inn & Suites, 4742 Brecksville Rd., Richfield, OH 44286Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only

Event Details

Con on the Cob? What the goose is a Con on the Cob?

That, my friend, is a very good question. To put it simply: Con on the Cob is a coalescence of all Human experience, refined and distilled into an essential cloud of pure smiles. To put it even more simply: it’s a FOUR DAY CELEBRATION OF GAMES, ART, FREAKS, AND FUN!

Con on the Cob is all things to all people. It’s a gaming con, chock full of RPGs, board games, card games, party games, and all sorts of that kind of jazz. It’s also an art fair, with a large selection of talented artists in attendance and an amazing abundance of fantasty, science fiction, horror, and geeky art and art activities. Oh, and it’s The Mother of All Marketplaces, with over 50 vendors showcasing a wide variety of jazz, snazz, and zazz, boosting the geekonomy like old school Robin Hoods (but without the stealing and the giving stuff away for free (ok, not like Robin Hoods. I failed analogy class in Kindergarten). Don’t forget the parties…Did I mention the parties? There are parties. A LOT of them. Also there are other things, like our amazing special Guests, the Children of the Cob, the Comedy Music Extravagasm!, a super sweet Auction, a Games Library, free snacks in the Con SuitePanelsWorkshops, and Demos, a whole track of Cosplay and Fandom related activities, and a massive horde of potential friends and peeps who dig the same things you dig!

WHEN: November 9-12, 2017

WHERE: DAYS INN & SUITES – Richfield, Ohio (scroll down for reservation information)

Time

november 9 (Saturday) - 12 (Tuesday) EST

Location

Days Inn & Suites

4742 Brecksville Rd., Richfield, OH 44286

sun10novAll Daytue12Windycon(All Day) Windycon, 70 Yorktown Center · Lombard, Illinois, 60148 Event Type:Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

Event Details

Windycon is Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention.

Our attendance is usually around 1,200 members. This makes Windycon a more intimate event than the mega conventions. A large aspect of our convention is the time you can spend having great conversations with friends, panelists, and even the Guests.

Attendees are generally interested in a broad spectrum of science fiction and fantasy topics. This can include, but is not limited to: steampunk, dragons, fairies, robots, anime, zombies, pirates, ninjas, astrophysics, gaming, horror, space operas, urban fantasy, vampires, time travel, and cats.

Demographically, Windycon attendees skew older, many with children, and even grandchildren. There is a heavy representation of individuals in Education, Science, and Computer Tech industries.

At our core, we are a literary based convention. We have an annual Short Story contest and a Writer’s Workshop, where seasoned authors and editors help aspiring writers with their works-in-progress.

Time

november 10 (Sunday) - 12 (Tuesday)

Location

Windycon

70 Yorktown Center · Lombard, Illinois, 60148

sun10novAll Daytue12PhilconPhiladelphia Science Fiction Convention(All Day) EST Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only Event TagsScience Fiction Convention

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Join us for the 80th anniversary of the world’s first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Philcon 2017 will take place on November 10-12, 2017.

Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors’ Room full of unique merchandise; a full slate of Children’s/Family programming; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; the Time Traveler’s Masquerade Ball, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Time

november 10 (Sunday) - 12 (Tuesday) EST

Location

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

sun17novAll Daytue19OryconOregon's Premier Science Fiction Convention(All Day) Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach 909 North Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR 97217Event Type:Anime,Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Horror,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only

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OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979.  We are a 100% volunteer based production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), which is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation.

Time

november 17 (Sunday) - 19 (Tuesday)

Location

Red Lion Hotel

Jantzen Beach 909 North Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR 97217

sun24novAll Daytue26Starbase Indy(All Day) EST Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

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Starbase Indy is a volunteer run, non-profit convention; a loyal fan community who spend the year putting together an event where our geek family can come together and celebrate the worlds we love.

We offer a wide variety of programming, including panels, concerts, workshops, kids and family activities, and celebrity Q&As.  We have creators, costumers, writers, podcasters, scientists, and fan groups from near and far.
 
We look for celebrity guests who love to interact with fans like you – who will go beyond just signing autographs to have conversations and share stories.
 
Come join us over Thanksgiving weekend November 25-27th at Wyndham Indianapolis West  to connect with your geek family, have conversations about your favorite science fiction universes, meet some of the people who help bring those universes to life.
 
You’ll be glad you did!

Time

november 24 (Sunday) - 26 (Tuesday) EST

Location

Wyndham Indianapolis West

2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241

sat30novAll Daytue03decMidwest Furfest(All Day) CST Midwest Furfest Hyatt Regency O'hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018Event Type:Anime,Artwork,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing GamesMy Attendence:Art Show Only

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Understandably, we here at Midwest FurFest have been fielding a question quite a bit since our unveiling: what’s the theme? Here’s the answer from convention chair, Woody: “During closing ceremonies last year, we announced that we would return to our roots. Before 2003, Midwest FurFest didn’t have a theme; the convention community was the theme. So this year, we will shine a special spot-light on the furry community as a whole as we celebrate everyone who attends, contributes, innovates and generously donates their time to help strengthen our community. Some truly spectacular experiences happen at Midwest FurFest, and we can’t wait to see you this December!”

Time

November 30 (Saturday) - December 3 (Tuesday) CST

Location

Midwest Furfest Hyatt Regency O'hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

december 2019

sat30novAll Daytue03decMidwest Furfest(All Day) CST Midwest Furfest Hyatt Regency O'hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018Event Type:Anime,Artwork,CosPlay,Fantasy,Role-Playing GamesMy Attendence:Art Show Only

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Understandably, we here at Midwest FurFest have been fielding a question quite a bit since our unveiling: what’s the theme? Here’s the answer from convention chair, Woody: “During closing ceremonies last year, we announced that we would return to our roots. Before 2003, Midwest FurFest didn’t have a theme; the convention community was the theme. So this year, we will shine a special spot-light on the furry community as a whole as we celebrate everyone who attends, contributes, innovates and generously donates their time to help strengthen our community. Some truly spectacular experiences happen at Midwest FurFest, and we can’t wait to see you this December!”

Time

November 30 (Saturday) - December 3 (Tuesday) CST

Location

Midwest Furfest Hyatt Regency O'hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

wed04decAll Dayfri06Steel City Con(All Day) Steel City Con - Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146Event Type:Artwork,Comic Books,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Science FictionMy Attendence:Attending Event

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Steel City Con

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center.  It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.  At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q & A’s, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!

Time

december 4 (Wednesday) - 6 (Friday)

Location

Steel City Con - Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh

101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146

january 2020

wed15janAll Daysat18Arisia(All Day) Arisia - Vestment Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Role-Playing Games,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only

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Arisia is a volunteer-run convention that covers all aspects of science fiction and fantasy literature and media. We strive to create a big tent environment that builds community among the varied groups and interests within fandom. Arisia, Inc is a 501(c3) non-profit educational organization. 

Arisia does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, planetary origin, or disability status. However our Code of Conduct applies to all sentient life-forms.

Time

january 15 (Wednesday) - 18 (Saturday)

Location

Arisia - Vestment Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

wed29janAll Dayfri31ChattaCon(All Day) Chattanooga Cho Cho, 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402Event Type:Artwork,Convention,CosPlay,Fantasy,Literary,Science FictionMy Attendence:Art Show Only

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Chattacon is an annual Speculative Fiction convention held in Chattanooga, Tennessee
at the historical Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Time

january 29 (Wednesday) - 31 (Friday)

Location

Chattanooga Cho Cho

1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402