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Conventions & Events
Updated July 1, 2024
Contact us at editor@westernsfa.org to add your convention or event to our listings

The list below is as accurate as we can make it but we suggest doublechecking the web site of any event you are interested in attending as some events may still be dealing with COVID related problems.

Local Conventions      Western Region Conventions
USA Conventions        International Conventions
Anime Conventions     Rocky Horror Picture Show
Discworld Cons          Worldcons


Local Conventions - Arizona
Chronological annual order

Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 24-26, 2025
See Facebook page for announcements


Tempe FanCon
Tempe Public Library
Tempe, AZ
January 25, 2025

LibCon
Chandler, AZ .
TBA 2025


Sworn Fest
The world of Brian Pulido, independent comic book publishing
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2025


Tuscon Festival of Books
Where Words & Imagination Come to Life
Tucson, AZ .
March 15-16, 2025


Zapcon
Arizona's classic arcade and pinball convention!
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2025


Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Tucson, AZ .
March 20-23, 2025


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA 2025


Game On Expo
Tabletop, Video & Arcade Gaming
Phoenix, AZ
April 4-6, 2025


Coyote Con
All things comic book, anime, and gaming-related
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Chandler, AZ
TBA 2025


Arizona Fanfest
Gila Valley's only comic-cosplay-collectibles convention
Safford, AZ
April 4-5, 2025


Phoenix FearCon Film Festival
Arizona Event Center
Live & Virtual
Mesa, AZ
October 9-12, 2024


Tombstone Wild West Paracon
Tombstone, AZ
TBA 2025


LepreCon
On Indefinite Hold

Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
Phoenix, AZ
June 6-8, 2025


RinCon
Gaming Convention
Tucson, Arizona
November 15-17, 2024


Mad Monster Party
Horror Convention
Phoenix, Arizona
July 12-14, 2024


Maricopa Con
Arizona's Grass Roots Game Convention
Phoenix, AZ
August 16-18, 2024


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix, AZ
August 30 - September 2, 2024


Tucson Comic Con
An epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all
Tucson , AZ
August 30 - September 1, 2024


YumaCon
Comics, Anime and Pop Culture Collide!
Yuma, AZ
TBA 2024


Con-Nichiwa
Anime convention
Tucson AZ
November 22-24, 2024


TusCon
The Best Little Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Convention in Arizona
Tucson, AZ
November 8-10, 2024


Ponies Exposition
My Little Pony
Phoenix, AZ
December 7-8, 2024


LibCon West
Annual library comic con
Glendale, AZ
TBA 2024


A Gathering to Dismember
A Winter Horror Celebration
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2024


Western Region Convention
Alphabetical order

Albuquerque Comic Con
If its January, its Albuquerque Comic Con
Albuquerque, NM
January 17-19, 2025


Amazing Comic Con Aloha
Hawaii's premiere pop culture event
Honolulu, Hawaii
Rescheduled to: November 8-10, 2024


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada's premiere pop culture event
Las Vegas, NV
August 9-10, 2024


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 9-12, 2025


BayCon
The Bay Area's Longest Fan-Run Science Fiction Convention
Santa Clara, CA (San Francisco area)
July 4-7, 2024


Brass Screw Confederacy
Steampunk
Port Townsend WA
TBA 2025


BuboniCon
New Mexico's oldest and best science fiction and fantasy convention
Albuquerque, NM
August 23-25, 2024


Cascade Writers Workshop
Bremerton, WA
July 12-14, 2024


Comic-con International
San Diego, CA
July 25-28, 2024


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


Dallas Fan Expo
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
May 30 - June 1, 2025


Dallas Fan Festival
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
October 18-20, 2024


Denver Fan Expo
Comicon & Literary Convention
Colorado Convention Center
Denver CO
July 4-7, 2024


Gallifrey One
World's Largest and Longest running annual
fan-run Doctor Who Convention
Los Angeles, CA
February 14-16, 2025


GameStorm
GameStorm is a 4 day convention celebrating board and
card games, Role playing of all varieties, panels, and more!
Portland, OR
March 20-23, 2025


LosCon 49
A Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention
Also: Westercon 75 Business Meeting & Westerncon 77 Site Selection
Los Angeles, CA
November 29-December 1, 2024


MileHiCon 55
Colorado's largest scifi/fantasy literary convention
Denver, CO
October 25-27, 2024


Norwescon
Northwest's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Seattle, WA
April 17-20, 2025


OryCon 43
Portland, Oregon's annual science fiction/fantasy convention
Portland, OR
October 18-20, 2024


OzCon
Celebrating L. Frank Baum & the land of Oz for over Fifty Years
Pomona, CA
July 19-20, 2024


Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
June 6-8, 2025


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
TBA 2024


Westercon 76
Regional Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
July 4-7, 2024


Westercon 77
Regional Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Santa Clara, CA
July 4-7, 2025


When Words Collide
A Festival for Readers and Writers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 16-18, 2024


WhimsyCon
Denver's Newest Steampunk & Costuming Convention
Denver CO
TBA 2025


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
March 28-30, 2025



USA Conventions
Alphabetical order

Amazing Comic Con Aloha
Honolulu HI
Rescheduled to:
November 8-10, 2024


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada’s premiere pop culture
Las Vegas, NV
August 9-10, 2024


Arisia
New England's largest and most diverse
science fiction and fantasy convention
Boston, MA
January 17-20, 2025


Awesome Con
Washington DC's Comic Con
Washington DC
April 4-6, 2025


BaltiCon
Regional SF & F Convention
Baltimore, MD
TBA 2025


Big River Steampunk Festival
Immerse yourself completely in the Victorian era with events
happening throughout historic downtown Hannibal.
Hannibal, MO
August 30 - September 1, 2024


Boskone
Fandom's living room with Art Show, Dealers Room, and Con Suite
in a single room, and our signature world-class Program.
Boston, MA
February 14-16, 2025


Brass Screw Consortium
Steampunk
Big River, WA
June 14-16, 2024


CabbageCon
Avatar the Last Airbender & Legend of Korra fan convention
Columbus, OH
TBA 2025


Camp Necon
Horror/SF Convention
Portsmouth, RI
July 18-21, 2024


Capclave
Where reading is not extinct
Rockville, MD
September 27-29, 2024


Capricon 45
Chicago area Science Fiction Convention
Wheeling, Illinois (Chicago area)
February 6-9, 2025


Cleveland ConCoction
Traditional SF Convention
Cleveland, OH
TBA 2025


Comic-con International
San Diego, CA
July 25-28, 2024


Confluence
Pittsburgh's Premier SF/F/H Literary Conference...and more
Pittsburgh, OH
July 26-28, 2024


ConFusion
Detroit area Science Fiction Convention
Dearborn, MI
TBA 2025


Congregate
Winston-Salem, NC
July 12-14, 2024


CONjuration
All things Magical
Atlanta GA
November 15-17, 2024


ConStellation
SF/F Convention
Lincoln, NE
March 7-9, 2025


CoreCon XIV
Halfoween
Fargo ND
May 22-25, 2025


Costume-Con 43
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
Milwaukee, WI
April 7-9, 2025


DeepSouthCon 62
The south's premier regional Science Fiction Convention
Helen, GA
October 11-13, 2024


Denver Fan Expo
Comicon & Literary Convention
Denver, CO
July 4-7, 2024


DerpyCon
Morristown, NJ
October 25-27, 2024


Diversicon
Minneapolis, MN
August 2-5, 2024


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
August 29 - September 2, 2024


Eternal Con
Multi media pop culture
Uniondale NY
TBA 2024

FenCon
Science fiction and fantasy convention focused on literature and filk
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
February 21-23, 2025


Florida SuperCon
"Geek out" at Supercon
Miami Beach, FL
July 12-14, 2024


Fur the 'More
Furry Fandom
Crystal City VA
TBA 2025


Furry Fiesta
Furry Fandom
Dallas, TX
TBA 2025


GAFilk 2024
Georgia Filk Convention
Atlanta, GA
January 3-5, 2025


Gary Con Gaming Convention
Honors the memory of Gary Gygax
the Father of Role Playing Games
Lake Geneva, WI
TBA 2025


Imaginarium
Creative WritingConvention
Louisville, KY
July 19-21, 2024


InConjunction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Indianapolis, IN
July 5-7, 2024


LibertyCon 37
A Tennessee Literary Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention.
Chattanooga, TN
June 20-22, 2025


Mad Monster Expo Carolina
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Concord, NC
August 23-25, 2024


Mad Monster Party
Horror Convention
Phoenix, Arizona
July 12-14, 2024


Mad Monster Party Atlanta
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Atlanta, GA
November 17-19, 2024


Meta Con
Minneapolis Comic Con
Minneapolis, MN
TBA 2024


MidSouthCon
Traditional SF convention
Memphis, TN
March 21-23, 2025


Midwest FurFest
Chicago area convention to celebrate furry fandom
Rosemont, IL
December 5-8, 2024


MileHiCon 55
Colorado's Largest scifi/fantasy Literary Convention
Denver CO
October 25-27, 2024


MisCon
Hive of Scum and Villany

Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Missoula, MT
May 23-26, 2025


Mythcon 53
Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 2-5, 2024


NecronomiCon Providence
A Bi-Annual International Conference and Festival of
Weird Fiction, Art and Academia
Providence, RI
August 15-18, 2024

The North American Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and
his glorious astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
TBD
TBA 2025


OryCon 44
Oregon's Oldest Literary and Creative Convention
Portland, OR
October 18-20, 2024


OzCon International
Annual Wizard of Oz convention
Pomona, CA
July 19-20, 2024


PAX East
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Boston, MA
May 8-11, 2025


PAX West
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Seattle WA
August 30 - September 2, 2024


PAX Unplugged
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Philadelphia, PA
December 6-8, 2024


PenguiCon
A convention for diverse tastes, open source software,
science fiction, music, gaming and more
Ypsilanti, MI
TBA 2025


Philcon
The world's first and longest-running conference
on science fiction, fantasy, and horror!
Cherry Hill NJ
November 22-24, 2024


Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
June 6-8, 2025

PopCon Indy
Celebrate all aspects of pop culture
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis IN
June 27-29, 2025


PopCon Louisville
Celebrate all aspects of pop culture
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, KY
August 23-25, 2024


PulpFest
Celebrating Mystery, Adventure, Science Fictions and more...
Pittsburgh, PA
August 1-4, 2024


RavenCon
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Glen Allen, VA
April 25-27, 2025


Readercon
The conference on imaginative literature, twenty-eighth edition
Quincy, MA
July 11-14, 2024


Saratoga Comic Con
Saratoga's Comic Con - the largest comic con
& pop culture event in Upstate NY!
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 23-24, 2024


Sci-Fi Valley Con
The Home of Nostalgia
Altoona, PA
Novemberr 8-10, 2024


SEMOCon
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming & Comics
Poplar Bluff, MO
September 13-15, 2024


SFWA Nebula Conference
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's
Annual Nebula Conference
Pasadena, CA
TBA 2025


Shore Leave
Fan-run Science Fiction media convention
Baltimore, MD
July 12-14, 2024


SMOFcon 41
SMOFcon is a yearly traveling get-together for the SMOFs
(Secret Masters of Fandom)
to discuss convention running issues.
Seattle, WA
December 6-8, 2024


Stoker CON
Horror's Premier Event
San Diego, CA
TBA 2025


TERRIFICON CT's Terrific Comic Con
Connecticut's #1 Comic Con
Uncasville, CT
August 16-18, 2024


Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach, VA
TBA 2025


TotalCon (Total Confusion)
New Englands' Largest Game Convention
Marlborough, MA
TBA 2025

Treklanta
Star Trek and Space Opera, the home of the
Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards
Atlanta, GA
On indefinite hold


TropiCon Book Expo and Writing Convention
Book Expo, Reader and Writer Convention
St. Augustine, FL
February 20-23, 2025
Branson, MO
May 8-10, 2025


The Watch City Festival 2022
FREE, all-day, outdoor Steampunk Festival
Waltham, MA
May 10, 2025

WhimsyCon
Denver's Steampunk and Costuming Event
Denver, CO
TBA 2025


Windycon
Chicago's Longest Running SF/F Convention
Chicago IL
November 8-10, 2024


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-30, 2025



US Anime Conventions
Alphabetical order

A-Kon
Longest running Anime con in N. America
Dallas, TX
TBA 2024


Animarathon
Anime Convention
Bowling Geen, OH
March 22-23, 2025


Animazement
Raleigh, NC
May 23-25, 2025


Anime Dallas
Dallas, TX
November 28 - December 1, 2024


Anime Expo
Los Angeles' Largest Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
July 4-7, 2024


Anime Fargo
Fargo, ND
September 27-29, 2024


Anime Impulse
Fusing the world of Anime and Video Games
Los Angeles, CA - TBA 2025
Seattle WA - TBA 2025
Phoenix, AZ August 3-4, 2024
Orange County - August 31 - September 1, 2024
Bay Area - October 12-13, 2024


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Long Beach, CA
January 9-12, 2025


Anime Matsuri
Anime, Japanese Culture & Related Arts Convention
Houston, TX
August 8-11, 2024


Anime Midwest
Chicago, IL
July 5-7, 2024


Anime Next
Atlantic City, NJ
TBA 2024


Anime-ZAP!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities
that surround anime fandom.
Peoria, IL
January 3-5, 2025


Anime-zing!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities
that surround anime fandom.
Davenport, IA
August 11-13, 2024


AniMinneapolis
Minneapolis' Second Largest Anime Convention
Minneapolis, MN
May 9-11, 2025


ColossalCon
Sandusky, OH  May 28-June 1, 2025
Other Events
Macedonia, OH - August 3-4, 2024
Round Rock, TX  August 16-18, 2024
Pocono Mtns, PA  September 5-8, 2024
Wisconsin Dells, WI  November 22-24, 2024
ColossalCon Cruise  February 27-March 3, 2025 on Royal Caribbean s Voyager of the Seas


Con+Alt+Delete
Chicago Anime convention
Chicago, IL
December 20-22, 2024


Con-Nichiwa
Tucson's Anime convention
Tucson AZ
TBA 2024


CyPhaCon
Anime and Gaming
Lake Charles, LA
April 11-13, 2025


Dokidocon
Kalamazoo, MI
July 19-21, 2024


IKKiCON
Austin's Premier Anime Convention
Austin, TX
January 10-12, 2025


Kawaii Kon
Honolulu, HI
March 14-16, 2025


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA 2025


Metrocon
Anime Fan Convention
Tampa, FL
July 5-7, 2024


MomoCon
Atlanta, GA
May 22-25, 2025


Otakon
Washington, D.C.
August 2-4, 2024


PortConMaine
Maine's longest running Anime convention
South Portland, ME
TBA 2025


Sabaku Con
Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture Convention
Albuquerque NM
TBA 2025


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix AZ
August 30 - September 2, 2024


SacAnime
Pop culture with an Anime Twist!
Sacramento, CA
August 30 - September 1, 2024


Sakura-Con
The oldest Anime con in the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA
April 18-20, 2025


San Japan
San Antonio, TX
Mini-Con
August 30 - September 1, 2024


Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 24-26, 2025
See Facebook page for announcements


Toyko in Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
July 12-14, 2024



Discworld Conventions

The German Discworld Convention - Scheibenwelt Convention
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Witzenhausen, Germany
May 29 - June 1, 2025


The International Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Hilton Metropole
Birmingham, UK
August 2-5, 2024


The Irish Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Cork, Ireland
October 17-20, 2025


Llamedos Hog Ball
An Interactive Immersive Discworld Experience
where Discworld fans gather to spend the weekend
creating ripples that will last a lifetime.
Llanelli, Wales
March 6-8, 2026


The North American Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Location: TBA
Date: TBA


Nullus Anxietas 9 (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Adelaide, Australia
July 12-14, 2024



International Conventions
Alphabetical order

Ad Astra
Annual science fiction and fantasy convention
Toronto, Canada
ON INDEFINITE HOLD
Check Facebook for updates


Avalon Expo
Sci-fi/fantasy/gaming/pop-culture Convention
St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
July 5-7, 2024


EasterCon
Annual British National Science Fiction Convention
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
April 18-21, 2025


EuroCon
An annual science fiction convention held in Europe
Rotterdam, Netherlands
August 16-19, 2024


Fur-Eh!
A Uniquely Canadian Celebration of Anthropomorphics
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
July 18-21-, 2024


The German Discworld Convention - Scheibenwelt Convention
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Witzenhausen, Germany
May 29 - June 1, 2025


The International Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Hilton Metropole
Birmingham, UK
August 2-5, 2024


The Irish Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Cork, Ireland
October 17-20, 2025


London Anime & Gaming Con - Summer
London UK
August 31 - September 1, 2024
London Anime & Gaming Con - Winter
London UK
February 21-23, 2025


Llamedos Hog Ball
An Interactive Immersive Discworld Experience
where Discworld fans gather to spend the weekend
creating ripples that will last a lifetime.
Llanelli, Wales
March 6-7, 2026


Luxcon
Dudelange, Luxembourg
TBA 2025


Nullus Anxietas 9 (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Adelaide, Australia
July 12-14, 2024


OctoCon
The National Irish Science Fiction Convention
Dublin, Ireland
October 5-6, 2024


PAX AUS 2024
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
October 11-13, 2024


rAge Expo - Johannesburg
A Galaxy of Geek
Midrand, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa
December 6-8, 2024


Sci-Fi On the Rock
Newfoundland's premiere science fiction & fantasy event.
St Johns Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
TBA 2025


Sci-Fi Scarborough
Scarborough, UK
TBA 2025


SMOFcon 41
SMOFcon is a yearly traveling get-together for the SMOFs
(Secret Masters of Fandom)
to discuss convention running issues.
Seattle, WA
December 6-8, 2024


Supanova Pop Culture Expo
Adelaide, Australia - November 2-3, 2024
Brisbane, Australia - November 9-10, 2024
Melbourne, Australia - April 5-6, 2025
Gold Coast, Australia - April 12-13, 2025
Sydney, Australia - TBA 2025
Perth, Australia - TBA 2025

SwanCon
Australia's longest-running science fiction convention
Perth, Western Australia
TBA 2025


Swecon
Stockholm, Sweden
November 1-3, 2024


TFcon (Transformers)
The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
Toronto Canada
July 12-14, 2024


Vancoufur
Furry convention
Richmond, BC, Canada
March 6-9, 2025


World Fantasy Convention 2024
An annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested
in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature.
Niagara Falls, NY, USA
October 17-20, 2024


World Horror Convention
Annual gathering of professionals in the horror industry; publishers,
authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans.
TBA



Worldcons
Chronological order

2024: Worldcon 82
The 82nd World Science Fiction Convention,
Glasgow, Scotland
August 8-12, 2024

2025 Worldcon 83
The 83rd World Science Fiction Convention,
Seattle, WA, USA
August 13-17, 2025



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