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Worldcons

Local Conventions - Arizona
Chronological annual order

Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2018
See Facebook page for announcements


Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Tucson, AZ .
March 3-5, 2017


Con-Nichiwa
Anime convention
Tucson AZ
March 24-26, 2017


C4 - Cochise College Comic Con
Cochise Colllege Comic Con
Sierra Vista, AZ
April 7-8, 2017


Zap Con V
Pinball & Video Games
Mesa, AZ
April 29-30, 2017


Mad Monster Phoenix
Horror / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ
May 19-21, 2017


LepreCon
Arizona's Premiere Annual SF Art Convention
Phoenix AZ
July 1-4, 2017
Part of Conalope - Westercon 70


Phoenix Comicon
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
May 25-28, 2017


Maricopa Con
Arizona's Grass Roots Game Convention
August 5-6, 2017
Kickstarter at
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasony/maricopacon-2017-august-5th-and-6th

CopperCon
Arizona's Premiere SF Literary Convention
TBD 2017


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix, AZ
September 1-4, 2017


RinCon
A place for Tucson gamers.
Tucson, AZ
TBA, 2017


Phoenix FearCon Film Festival
Arizona Event Center
Mesa, AZ
TBA, 2017


Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest
Phoenix metro area, AZ
TBA, 2017


Doc Con XIX
Doc Savage authors & artists convention
Glendale, AZ
TBA, 2017


Tucson Comic Con
An epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all
Tucson , AZ
TBA 2017


TusCon
The Best Little Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Convention in Arizona
Tucson, AZ
November 10-12, 2017


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA, 2017


Western Region Convention
Alphabetical order

Albuquerque Comic Con
If its January, its Albuquerque Comic Con
Albuquerque, NM
TBA 2018


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada’s premiere pop culture event
Las Vegas, NV
June 23-25, 2017


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 25-28, 2018


AnomalyCon
Colorado's Own Steampunk and Alternative History Convention
Denver, CO
March 17-19, 2017


BayCon 2017
The Bay Area's Longest Fan-Run Science Fiction Convention
San Mateo CA (San Francisco area)
May 26-29, 2017


Brass Screw Confederacy 2017
Steampunk
Port Townsend WA
June 9-11, 2017


BuboniCon
New Mexico's oldest and best science fiction and fantasy convention
Albuquerque, NM
August 25-27, 2017
August 24-26, 2018


Cascade Writers
Tacoma, WA
April 29, 2017: Switch It Up!
June 23-25, 2017: Critique and Pitches


Condor
San Diego's Longest Running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
San Diego, CA
TBA 2018


ConGlomeration
Louisville’s Grassroots Ineractive Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention
Louisville, KY
April 7-9, 2017


COSine
Science Fiction Convention
Colorade Springs, CO
TBA 2018


Dallas Comic-Con Fan Days
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
TBA 2017


Dallas Comic-Con Fan Expo
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
March 31 - April 2, 2017


Denver Comic Con
Comicon & Literary Convention
Colorado Convention Center
Denver CO
June 30 - July 2, 2017


FaerieWorlds
A Gathering of Tribes
North Plains, OR
August 25-27, 2017


Famous Monsters Convention
Dallas, TX
May 26-28, 2017


GalaxyFest
Colorado's Premiere MultiMeida MultiGenre Convention
Colorado Springs, CO
TBA 2018


Gallifrey One
World's Largest and Longest running annual fan-run Doctor Who Convention
Los Angeles, CA
February 16-18, 2018


Gaslight Gathering
Southern California's First Dedicated Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
San Diego, CA
May 12-14, 2017


Intergalactic Expo
Star Wars, Star Trek, Farscape, Firefly, Doctor Who Fandom Event
West Sacramento, CA
May 21, 2017


LosCon 43
A Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention
Los Angeles, CA
November 24-26, 2017


MileHiCon 49
Colorado's largest scifi/fantasy literary convention
Denver, CO
October 27-29, 2017


Mythic Worlds Conventions and Masquerades
Seattle, WA
March 17-19, 2017


Norwescon
Northwest's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Seattle, WA
April 13-16, 2017


The Oxnard Steampunk Festival
Welcome to the mad, mad world of steampunk
Oxnard, CA
October 14-15, 2017


Santa Fe Comic Con
New Mexico Tri Con featuring Horror, Sci Fi and Comic Books
all rolled into the best for Santa Fe Comic Con
Santa Fe, NM
October 20-22, 2017


Westercon 70
Regional Science Fiction & Fanstasy Convention
Tempe, AZ
July 1-4, 2017


Westercon 71
Regional Science Fiction & Fanstasy Convention
Denver, CO
July 4-8, 2018


WHEN WORDS COLLIDE
A Festival for Readers and Writers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 11-13, 2017


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 31-April 2, 2017


Wyrd Con 2017
A Storytelling Event for designers and participants
Los Angeles, CA
May 11-14, 2017



USA Conventions
Alphabetical order

Agamacon 2017
Artists, Gamers and Aime Members Association Convention
Aiken, SC
March 3-5, 2017


Alaska Steamposium 2017
The Polar Emporium of Supernatural Oddities
Anchorage, AK
April 15-16, 2017


Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Honolulu HI
August 25-27, 2017


Arisia
New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention
Boston, MA
TBA 2018


Awesome Con
Washington DC's Comic Con
Washington DC
June 16-18, 2017


Big River Steampunk Festival
I
mmerse yourself completely in the Victorian era with events
happening throughout historic downtown Hannibal.
Hannibal, MO
September 2-4, 2017


Blackbeard Festival
Pirate Event
Hampton, VA
June 3-4, 2017


Boskone 55
Fandom's living room with Art Show, Dealers Room, and Con Suite in a single room, and
our signature world-class Program.
Boston, MA
TBA 20187


British Fest
Bringing the best from across the pond to Omaha and Council Bluffs
Omaha, NE
June 2-4, 2017


Camp Necon
Horror/SF Convention
Portsmouth, RI
July 20-23, 2017


Capclave 2017
Where reading is not extinct
Gaitherburg, MD
October 6-8, 2017


Capricon 38
Chicago area Science Fiction Convention
Wheeling, Illinois (Chicago area)
TBA 2018


Chase Con
Saratoga's Comic Con
Saratoga Springs, NY
May 6-7, 2017


Chessie Con
Where Traditions Evolve
Timonium, MD
November 24-26, 2017


Chessie Con
Where Traditions Evolve
Timonium, MD
November 24-26, 2017


Chicago Pop Culture Con 2017
St. Charles, IL
November 25-26, 2017


Con Kasterborous
Doctor Who Convention
Huntsville, AL
June 10-11, 2017


ConDFW XVI
Science fiction and Fantasy convention
Dallas, TX
TBA 2018

Confluence
Pittsburgh's Premier SF/F/H Literary Conference...and more
Pittsburgh, OH
August 4-6, 2017


ConFusion
Detroit area Science Fiction Convention
Dearborn, MI
TBA, 2018


ConGlomeration
Louisville s Grassroots Interactive SciFi & Fantasy Convention
Louisville, KY
April 7-9. 2017


CONjuration
All things Magical
Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2017


Costume-Con 35
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
April 20-24, 2017

Costume-Con 36
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
San Diego CA
May 11-12, 2018

Costume-Con 37
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
Salem, MA
March 22-25, 2019


Denver Comic Con
Comicon & Literary Convention
Denver, CO
June 30 - July 2, 2017


DeepSouthCon 2017
(aka ConGregate)
High Point, NC
July 14-16, 2017


DerpyCon 2017
Morristown, NJ
November 17-19, 2017


Diversicon 25
St Paul, MN
July 21-23, 2017


DoDecaCon
All Geek, All the Time
Columbia MO
September 15, 2017


DragonCon
The largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy,
gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
Atlanta, GA
September 1-4, 2017


Eternal Con
Multi media pop culture
Garden City, NY
TBA 2017


Escape Velocity
Steam & Science Fiction Convention
National Harbor, MD.
September 1-3, 2017


Famous Monsters Convention
Dallas, TX
May 26-28, 2017


FenCon XIV
Science fiction and fantasy convention focused on literature and filk
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
September 22-24, 2017


GAFilk 2018
Georgia Filk Convention
Atlanta, GA
Janaury 5-7, 2018


Gaslight Gathering 7
Southern California's First Dedicated Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
San Diego, CA
May 12-14, 2017


GEXCon 2017
Gaming convention
Fredericksburg, VA
July 8-9, 2017


GnomeCon
A sci-fi and fantasy convention
Savannah, GA
March 3-5, 2017


Haunt-Faire 2017
For All Things Haunted
Old Bethpage, NY
August 4-5, 2017


HavenCon 2017
For geeks and gamers of the LGBTQIA community
Austin, Texas
April 28, 2017 – April 30, 2017


HawaiiCon
A non-profit educational convention which raises money for youth organizations
and complies with all Fair Use laws and regulations.
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
September 14-17, 2017


illogiCon VII
A Fan Run Science Fiction Convention
Cary, NC
TBA 2018


Imaginarium 2017
Creative WritingConvention
Louisville, KY
October 6-8, 2017


InConjunction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Indianapolis, IN
June 30-July 2, 2017


Khan-Con 3
a family-friendly convention for geeks of all ages.
Hillsdale, VA
August 12, 2017


LibertyCon
Chattanooga's premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention.
Chattanooga, TN
June 30 - July 2, 2017


Mad Monster Party Carolina
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Rock Hill, SC
March 24-26, 2017


Marcon
Midwest's Premier Pan-Geek Culture convention
Columbus, OH
March 12-14, 2017


Meta Con
Minneapolis Comic Con
Minneapolis, MN
September 1-3, 2017


Midwest FurFest 2017
Chicago area convention to celebrate furry fandom
Rosemont, IL
November 30-December 3, 2017


MileHiCon
Colorado's Largest scifi/fantansy Literary Convention
Denver CO
October 27-29, 2017


MISTI-Con
A Celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter Fandom
Laconia, NH
May 18-22, 2017


MuseCon
A Celebration of Music and the hands-on arts
Itasca, IL (Chicago area)
August 4-5, 2017


Mythcon 48
Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
San Antonio, TX
TBA 2017


NecronomiCon Providence 2017
A Bi-Annual International Conference and Festival of Weird Fiction, Art and Academia
Providence, RI
August 17-20, 2017

New England Gaming Convention 3
A one day board & card gaming event
Dilboy VFW Hall at 371 Summer Street
Somerville, MA,02144
TBA, 2017


The North American Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious astrochelonian-riding
pachyderm-borne creation.
New Orleans LA
September 1-4, 2017


OryCon 39
Portland, Oregon's annual science fiction/fantasy convention
Portland, OR
November 17-19, 2017


Outlantacon
For the Queer Geek audience
Atlanta, GA
May 12-14, 2017


Paraween (Alienated) 2017
A sci-fi Halloween event to celebrate the 1st and only UFO incident officially inducted into State record as historically significant and true.
Salem, MA
October 21, 2017


PAX West 2017
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Seattle WA
TBA, 2017


PenguiCon
A convention for diverse tastes, open source software,
science fiction, music, gaming and more
Southfield, MI
April 28-30, 2017


Philcon
The world's first and longest-running conference
on science fiction, fantasy, and horror!
Cherry Hill NJ
November 10-12, 2017


PopCon Indy
Celebrate all aspects of pop culture
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis IN
July 7-9, 2017


PulpFest
with Farmercon XII
Pittsburgh, PA
July 27-30, 2017


RavenCon
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Williamsburg, VA
April 28-30, 2017


Readercon
The conference on imaginative literature, twenty-eighth edition
Quincy, Massachusetts
July 13-16, 2017

Ring of Fire 2018
Scifi, Fantasy, Games, Comics, Cosplay, Literature, Art, Music, Film Convention
Hampton, VA
March 23-25, 2018


RT Booklovers Convention
Las Vegas NV
May 2-7, 2017


SEMOCon 2017
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming & Comics
Poplar Bluff, MO
September 15-16, 2017


Sci-Fi Valley Con 2017
The Home of Nostalgia
Altoona, PA
June 9-11, 2017


Shore Leave
Fan-run Science Fiction media convention
Baltimore, MD
July7-9, 2017


SMOFcon 35
SMOFcon is a yearly traveling get-together for the SMOFs
(Secret Masters of Fandom)
to discuss convention running issues.
Boston, MA
December 1-3, 2017


Spectrum Fantastic Art
Includes Spectrum Awards Ceremony
Kansas City, KS
April 22-24, 2017


TERRIFICON CT's Terrific Comic Con 2017
Uncaasville, CT
August 18-20, 2017


Treklanta 2017
Star Trek and Space Opera, the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards
Atlanta, GA
April 28-30, 2017


Time Eddy III
Dr Who convention
Wichita KS
October 20-22, 2017


TotalCon
New Englands' Largest Game Convention
Marlborough, MA
TBA 2018


The Watch City Festival 2017
FREE, all-day, outdoor Steampunk Festival
Waltham, MA
May 13, 2017


WesterosCon 2017
N. Carolina's first ever Game of Thrones convention
Montreat, NC
April 7-9, 2017


WhoFest
Doctor Who Fan Celebration
Dallas, TX
May 5-7, 2017


WillyCon
SF convention sponsored by the
Wayne State College (WSC) Science Fiction and Fantasy Club
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
April 1-3, 2017


Windycon
Chicago's Longest Runing SF/F Convention
Chicago IL
November 10-12, 2017


Wizard World - Cleveland
Where Pop Culture comes to life
Cleveland, OH
March 17-19, 2017


Wizard World - St Louis
Where Pop Culture comes to life
St. Louis, MO
April 7-9, 2017


Wizard World - Minneapolis
Where Pop Culture comes to life
Minneapolis, MN
May 5-7, 2017


Wizard World - Des Moines
Where Pop Culture comes to life
Des Moines, IA
May 19-21,, 2017


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 31 - April 2, 2017


XCon World
Los Angeles Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
May 19-21, 2017


ZombieCon 2017
San Antonio, TX
TBA 2017



US Anime Conventions
Alphabetical order

Anime Expo
Los Angeles' Largest Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
July 1-4, 2017


Anime CTX
(formerly Anime Overload)
Austin, TX
August 4-6 2017


Anime Impulse
Fusing the world of Anime and Video Games
Pomona, CA
January 13-14, 2018


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 25-28, 2018


Anime Matsuri
Anime, Japanese Culture & Related Arts Convention
Houston, TX
April 7-9, 2017

Anime Midwest
Chicago, IL
July 7-9, 2017


Anime-zing!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities that surround anime fandom.
Davenport, IA
July 14-16, 2017


AniMinneapolis
Minneapolis' Second Largest Anime Convention
Minneapolis, MN
May 26-28, 2017


Arch Anime 2017
Collinsville, IL (St. Louis, MO)
Gateway Convention Center
TBA 2017


ColossalCon
Sandusky, OH
June 1-4, 2017


Con-Nichiwa
Tucson's Anime convention
Tucson AZ
March 24-26. 2017


CyPhaCon
Anime and Gaming
Lake Charles, LA
April 7-9, 2017


Ikkicon
Austin, TX
TBA 2018


Izumicon
Oklahoma City, OK
TBA 2018


Kawa Kon
Geek Experince
St. Louis, MO
TBA, 2017


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA, 2017


Liberty City Anime Con
The best three-day anime convention in New York City.
New Yourk City, NY
August 18-20, 2017


MechaCon
Japanese animation, Japanese culture, and Transformers.
New Orleans, LA
July 28-30, 2017


Metrocon
Anime Fan Convention
Tampa, FL
August 3-6, 2017


Omni Expo 4 2017
Orlando, FL
March 3-5, 2017


PortConMaine 2017
Maine's longest running Anime convention
South Portland, ME
June 22-25, 2017


Sabaku Con
Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture Convention
Albuquerque NM
April 7-9, 2017


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix AZ
September 1-4, 2017


SacAnime
Pop culture with an Anime Twist!
Sacramento, CA
September 1-3, 2017


Sakura-Con
The oldest Anime con in the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA
April 14-16, 2017


San Japan
San Antonio, TX
September 1-3, 2017


Sausomecon 2017
Kansas City, MO
June 9-11, 2017


Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2018
See Facebook page for announcements


Toyko in Tulsa
Tulsa,  OK
July 14-16, 2017



International Conventions
Alphabetical order

AdAstra
Annual science fiction and fantasy convention
Toronto, Canada
May 5-7, 2017


EasterCon
Annual British National Science Fiction Convention
Birmingham UK
April 14-17, 2017
Harrogate, UK
March 30-April 2, 2018


EuroCon
An annual science fiction convention held in Europe
Dortmund, Germany
June 16-18, 2017


G-Star 2017
Game Show & Trade, All-Round
Busan, South Korea
TBA 2017


Imagicon 2017
Leave it to your imagination.
Ede, The Netherlands
November 4, 2017


The International Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious astrochelonian-riding
pachyderm-borne creation.
TBA
TBA, 2017


The Irish Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious astrochelonian-riding
pachyderm-borne creation.
Cork, Ireland
October 6-9, 2017


Lexicon
38th New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Taupo, New Zealand
June 2-4, 2017


Luxcon 2017
Forum Gesseknappchen, Luxembourg
April 22-23, 2017


North American Discworld(NADWCon)
North American Discworld Convention
New Orleans, LA, USA
September 1-4, 2017


NorthAmeriCon '17
The 2017 NASFic (North American Science Fiction Convention)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
July 6-9, 2017


Nullus Anxietas VI (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Adelaide, Australia
August 4-6, 2017


OctoCon
The National Irish Science Fiction Convention
Dublin, Ireland
October 6-8, 2017


rAge Expo - Cape Town 2017
A Galaxy of Geek
Cape Town, South Africa
April 27-29, 2017



rAge Expo - Johannesburg 2017
A Galaxy of Geek
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 6-8, 2017


Sci-Fi On the Rock
Newfoundland's premiere science fiction & fantasy event.
St Johns Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
April 28-30, 2017


Sci-Fi Scarborough 2017
Scarborough, UK
April 8-9, 2017


Sheridan Comic Con
Brampton, Ontaria, Canada
TBA 2017


Supernova Pop Culture Expo
Gold Coast, Australia - April 21-23, 2017
Melbourne, Australia - April 28-30, 2017
Sydney, Australia - June 16-18, 2017
Perth, Australia - June 23-25, 2017
Brisbane, Australia - November 10-12, 2017
Adelaide, Australia - November 18019, 2017


SwanCon
Australia's longest-running science fiction convention
Perth, Western Australia
April 13-17, 2017


Swecon 2017
Uppsala, Sweden
May 26-28, 2017


TFcon (Transformers)
The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
Toronto Canada
July 14-16, 2017


Utopia 2017
Dr. Who convention
Oxfordshire, UK
June 9-11, 2017


World Fantasy Convention 2017
An annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested
in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature.
San Antonio, TX USA
November 2-5, 2017


World Fantasy Convention 2018
An annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested
in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature.
Baltimore, MD, USA
November 1-4, 2018


World Horror Convention
Annual gathering of professionals in the horror industry; publishers,
authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans.
May 11-14, 2017



Worldcons
Chronological order

2017: Worldcon 75
The 75thWorld Science Fiction Convention,
Helsinki, Finland
August 9-13, 2017


2018: Worldcon 76
The 76thWorld Science Fiction Convention,
San Jose CA USA
August 16-20, 2018



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