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Updated October 1, 2022
Contact us at editor@westernsa.org to add your convention or event to our listings

While COVID-19 seems to be under some control there are still events which are either cancelling or changing their dates with short notice. 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.

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Local Conventions - Arizona
Chronological annual order

Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 6-8, 2023
See Facebook page for announcements


Tempe FanCon
Tempe Public Library
Tempe, AZ
January 28, 2023

LibCon
Chandler, AZ .
TBA 2022


Sworn Fest
The world of Brian Pulido, independent comic book publishing
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2023


Tuscon Festival of Books
Where Words & Imagination Come to Life
Tucson, AZ .
March 4-5, 2023


Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Tucson, AZ .
March 9-12, 2023


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA 2023


Arizona Game Fair
Tabletop Gaming Convention
Mesa, AZ .
April 28-30, 2023


LepreCon
2022 & 2023 CANCELLED

Zap Con VIII
Pinball & Video Games
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2023


Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
TBA 2023


Mad Monster Party
Horror Convention
Arizona
TBA 2023


Itty Bitty Fur Con
Bringing the AZ Furry community together for some fun in the sun!
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2022


SpaceFest X
Astronomy, Human Space Exploration, Robotic Space Exploration,
Commercial Space Development or Space History
Tucson, AZ
TBA 2022


Game On Expo
Tabletop, Video & Arcade Gaming
Phoenix, AZ
TBA 2023


Maricopa Con
Arizona's Grass Roots Game Convention
Phoenix, AZ
Watch for Kickstarter
TBA 2023


CoKoCon
Traditional Science Fiction Convention
Tempe, AZ
September 1-4, 2023


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix, AZ
TBA 2023


Tucson Comic Con
An epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all
Tucson , AZ
TBA 2023


RinCon
A place for Tucson gamers.
Tucson, AZ
TBA 2023


Ponies Exposition
My Little Pony
Phoenix, AZ
October 7-9, 2022


Phoenix FearCon Film Festival
Arizona Event Center
Mesa, AZ
October 14-15, 2022
VIRTUAL ONLY
October 15, 2022


YumaCon
Comics, Anime and Pop Culture Collide!
Yuma, AZ
October 1-2, 2022


TusCon
The Best Little Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Convention in Arizona
Tucson, AZ
November 11-13, 2022


Con-Nichiwa
Anime convention
Tucson AZ
November 18-20, 2022


LibCon West
Annual library comic con
Glendale, AZ
Decembe 3, 2022


Western Region Convention
Alphabetical order

Albuquerque Comic Con
If its January, its Albuquerque Comic Con
Albuquerque, NM
January 13-15, 2023


Amazing Hawaii Comic Con
Hawaii's premiere pop culture event
Honolulu, Hawaii
TBA 2022


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada's premiere pop culture event
Las Vegas, NV
TBA 2023


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 5-8, 2023


BayCon
The Bay Area's Longest Fan-Run Science Fiction Convention
San Mateo CA (San Francisco area)
June 30 - July 3, 2023


Brass Screw Confederacy
Steampunk
Port Townsend WA
TBA 2023


BuboniCon
New Mexico's oldest and best science fiction and fantasy convention
Albuquerque, NM
August 18-20, 2023


Cascade Writers Workshop
Bremerton, WA
July 14-16, 2023


ClexaCon
First and largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ fans.
Las Vegas, NV
Virtual Mini-Con
TBA 2023


Comic-con International
San Diego, CA
July 20-23, 2023


Condor
San Diego's Longest Running
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
San Diego, CA
TBA 2022


Dallas Fan Expo
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
June 9-11, 2023


Dallas Fan Festival
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
October 14-16, 2022


Denver Fan Expo
Comicon & Literary Convention
Colorado Convention Center
Denver CO
June 30 - July 2, 2023


FaerieWorlds
A Gathering of Tribes
Eugene, OR
TBA 2023


Gallifrey One
World's Largest and Longest running annual
fan-run Doctor Who Convention
Los Angeles, CA
February 17-19, 2023


Gaslight Steampunk Expo
Fantasy Worlds of Steampunk
San Diego, CA
TBA 20233


LosCon 48
A Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention
Los Angeles, CA
November 25-27, 2022


MileHiCon 54
Colorado's largest scifi/fantasy literary convention
Denver, CO
October 21-23, 2022


Norwescon
Northwest's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Seattle, WA
April 6-9, 2023


OryCon 43
Portland, Oregon's annual science fiction/fantasy convention
Portland, OR
On Hold


OzCon
Celebrating L. Frank Baum & the land of Oz for over Fifty Years
Pomona, CA
July 28-30, 2023


Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
TBA 2023


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 2023


Westercon 75
Regional Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Anaheim, CA
June 30-July 3, 2023


Westercon 76
(No web site yet)
Regional Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
July 4-7, 2024


When Words Collide
A Festival for Readers and Writers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 4-6, 2023


WhimsyCon
Denver's Newest Steampunk & Costuming Convention
Denver CO
March 31 - April 2, 2023


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
March 24-26, 2023



USA Conventions
Alphabetical order

Agamacon
Artists, Gamers and Aime Members Association Convention
Aiken, SC
TBA


Amazing Comic Con Aloha
Honolulu HI
TBA 2022


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada’s premiere pop culture
Las Vegas, NV
TBA 2023


Arisia
New England's largest and most diverse
science fiction and fantasy convention
Boston, MA
January 13 - 16, 2023


Awesome Con
Washington DC's Comic Con
Washington DC
June 16-18, 2023


BaltiCon
Regional SF & F Convention
Baltimore, MD
May 26-29, 2023


Big River Steampunk Festival
Immerse yourself completely in the Victorian era with events
happening throughout historic downtown Hannibal.
Hannibal, MO
September 1-4, 2023


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 17-19, 2023


Brass Screw Confederacy
Steampunk
Port Townsend, WA
TBA 2023


Camp Necon
Horror/SF Convention
Portsmouth, RI
July 20-23, 2023


Capclave
Where reading is not extinct
Rockville, MD
September 29 - October 1. 2023


Capricon 43
Chicago area Science Fiction Convention
Wheeling, Illinois (Chicago area)
February 2-5, 2023


Chessie Con
Where Traditions Evolve
Baltimore, MD
November 25-27, 2022


Cleveland ConCoction
Traditional SF Convention
Cleveland, OH
TBA 2023


Comic-con International
San Diego, CA
July 20-23, 2023


Confluence
Pittsburgh's Premier SF/F/H Literary Conference...and more
Pittsburgh, OH
TBA 2023


ConFusion
Detroit area Science Fiction Convention
Dearborn, MI
January 20-23, 2023


Congregate
Winston-Salem, NC
July 14-16, 2023


CONjuration
All things Magical
Atlanta GA
November 4-6, 2022


ConStellation
SF/F Convention
Lincoln, NE
April 21-23, 2023


CoreCon XIII
Monsters vs Mechs
Fargo ND
May 25-28, 2023


Costume-Con 39
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
San Jose, CA
April 21-24, 2023


DeepSouthCon 61 /LibertyCon 35
Chattanooga's premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention.
Chattanooga, TN
June 23-25, 2023


Denver Fan Expo
Comicon & Literary Convention
Denver, CO
June 30 - July 2, 2023


DerpyCon
Morristown, NJ
October 28-30, 2022


Diversicon 29
St Paul, MN
July 14-16, 2023


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 31 - September 4, 2023


Eternal Con
Multi media pop culture
Uniondale NY
July 8-9, 2023

FenCon
Science fiction and fantasy convention focused on literature and filk
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
TBA 2023


Florida SuperCon
"Geek out" at Supercon
Miami Beach, FL
June 30 - July 2, 2023


Fur the 'More
Furry Fandom
Crystal City VA
March 10-12, 2023


Furry Fiesta
Furry Fandom
Dallas, TX
March 16-19, 2023


GAFilk 2022
Georgia Filk Convention
Atlanta, GA
January 13-15, 2023


Gary Con Gaming Convention
Honors the memory of Gary Gygax
the Father of Role Playing Games
Lake Geneva, WI
March 23-26, 2023


GEXCon
Gaming convention
Dulles Expo Center
Fairfax County, VA
TBA 2022


Imaginarium
Creative WritingConvention
Louisville, KY
July 14-16, 2023


InConjunction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Indianapolis, IN
TBA 2023


LibertyCon 35 / DeepSouthCon 61
Chattanooga's premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention.
Chattanooga, TN
June 23-25, 2023


Mad Monster Expo Carolina
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Concord, NC
TBA 2023


Mad Monster Party Carolina
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Concord, NC
February 17-19, 2023


Meta Con
Minneapolis Comic Con
Minneapolis, MN
TBA 2023


MidSouthCon
Traditional SF convention
Memphis, TN
March 2023


Midwest FurFest
Chicago area convention to celebrate furry fandom
Rosemont, IL
December 1-4, 2022


MileHiCon 54
Colorado's Largest scifi/fantasy Literary Convention
Denver CO
October 21-23, 2022


MisCon
Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Missoula, MT
May 26-29, 2023


Momento Con
Altoona, PA
June 17-19, 2022
POSTPONED to
August 5-6, 2023


Mythcon 52
Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
Albuquerque, New Mexico
TBA 2023


NecronomiCon Providence
A Bi-Annual International Conference and Festival of
Weird Fiction, Art and Academia
Providence, RI
TBA 2023

The North American Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and
his glorious astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
TBD
TBA 2023


OryCon 43
Portland, Oregon's annual science fiction/fantasy convention
Portland, OR
ON HOLD


Outlantacon
For the Queer Geek audience
Atlanta, GA
March 17-19, 2023


OzCon International
Annual Wizard of Oz convention
Pomona, CA
July 28-30, 2023


PAX East 2023
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Boston, MA
TBA 2023


PAX West 2023
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Seattle WA
TBA 2023


PAX Unplugged
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Philadelphia, PA
December 2-4, 2022


PenguiCon
A convention for diverse tastes, open source software,
science fiction, music, gaming and more
Southfield, MI
TBA 2023


Philcon
The world's first and longest-running conference
on science fiction, fantasy, and horror!
Cherry Hill NJ
November 18-20, 2022


Phoenix Fan Fusion
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
TBA 2023


PopCon Indy
Celebrate all aspects of pop culture
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis IN
August 25-27, 2023


PulpFest
Celebrating Mystery, Adventure, Science Fictions and more...
Pittsburgh, PA
August 3-6, 2023


RavenCon
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Glen Allen, VA
April 21-23, 2023


Readercon
The conference on imaginative literature, twenty-eighth edition
Quincy, MA
July 13-16, 2023


Saratoga Comic Con
Saratoga's Comic Con
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 12-13, 2022


Sci-Fi Valley Con
The Home of Nostalgia
Altoona, PA
August 5-6, 2023


SEMOCon
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming & Comics
Poplar Bluff, MO
September 15-17, 2023


SFWA Nebula Conference
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's
Annual Nebula Conference
Los Angeles, CA
TBA 2023


Shore Leave
Fan-run Science Fiction media convention
Baltimore, MD
July 7-9, 2023


SMOFcon 38
SMOFcon is a yearly traveling get-together for the SMOFs
(Secret Masters of Fandom)
to discuss convention running issues.
Montreal Canada
December 2-4, 2022


Stoker CON
Horror's Premier Event
Pittsburgh, PA
June 15-18, 2023


TERRIFICON CT's Terrific Comic Con
Connecticut's #1 Comic Con
Uncasville, CT
July 28-30, 2023


Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach, VA
May 20-21, 2023


TotalCon (Total Confusion)
New Englands' Largest Game Convention
Marlborough, MA
February 23-26, 2023

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


The Watch City Festival 2022
FREE, all-day, outdoor Steampunk Festival
Waltham, MA
May 13, 2023

WhimsyCon
Denver's Steampunk and Costuming Event
Denver, CO
March 31 - April 2, 2023


Windycon
Chicago's Longest Running SF/F Convention
Chicago IL
November 11-13, 2022


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 24-25, 2023



US Anime Conventions
Alphabetical order

A-Kon
Longest running Anime con in N. America
Dallas, TX
TBA 2023


Animarathon
Anime Convention
Bowling Geen, OH
March 25-26, 2023


Animazement
Raleigh, NC
May 26-28, 2023


Anime Dallas
Dallas, TX
November 25-27, 2022


Anime Expo
Los Angeles' Largest Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
July 1-4, 2023


Anime Fargo
Fargo, ND
TBA 2023


Anime Impulse
Fusing the world of Anime and Video Games
Pomona, CA
January 14-15, 2023


Anime Impulse - Orange County
Fusing the world of Anime and Video Games
Costa Mesa, CA
TBA 2023


Anime Los Angeles
A California Anime Convention
Long Beach, CA
January 5-8, 2023


Anime Matsuri
Anime, Japanese Culture & Related Arts Convention
Houston, TX
TBA 2023


Anime Midwest
Chicago, IL
July 7-9, 2023


Anime Next
Atlantic City, NJ
TBA 2023


Anime-ZAP!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities
that surround anime fandom.
Peoria, IL
January 6-8, 2023


Anime-zing!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities
that surround anime fandom.
Davenport, IA
August 11-13, 2023


AniMinneapolis
Minneapolis' Second Largest Anime Convention
Minneapolis, MN
May 26-28, 2023


ColossalCon
Sandusky, OH
May 31 - June 4, 2023


Con+Alt+Delete
Chicago Anime convention
Chicago, IL
December 16-18, 2022


Con-Nichiwa
Tucson's Anime convention
Tucson AZ
November 18-20, 2022


Cosplacon
Jefferson City, MD
June 15-18, 2023


CyPhaCon
Anime and Gaming
Lake Charles, LA
March 31-April 2, 2023


Dokidocon
Kalamazoo, MI
July 28-30, 2023


IKKiCON
Austin's Premier Anime Convention
Austin, TX
January 20-22, 2023


J1 Con: Anime and Gaming Expo
Atlantic City, NJ
November 4-6, 2022


Kawaii Kon
Honolulu, HI
March 31 - April 2, 2023


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
TBA 2023


Metrocon
Anime Fan Convention
Tampa, FL
TBA 2023


MomoCon
Atlanta, GA
May 25-28, 2023


Otakon
Washington, D.C.
July 28-30, 2023


PortConMaine
Maine's longest running Anime convention
South Portland, ME
June 22-25, 2023


Sabaku Con
Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture Convention
Albuquerque NM
TBA 2023


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix AZ
TBA 2023


SacAnime
Pop culture with an Anime Twist!
Sacramento, CA
January 6-8, 2023


Sakura-Con
The oldest Anime con in the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA
April 7-9, 2023


San Japan
San Antonio, TX
Mini-Con
September 1-3, 2023


Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 6-8, 2023
See Facebook page for announcements


Toyko in Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
July 14-16, 2023



Discworld Conventions

The Dutch Discworld Convention - Cabbagecon
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
North Holland, the Netherlands
October 29-30, 2022


The German Discworld Convention - Scheibenwelt Convention
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Witzenhausen, Germany
April 28-May 1, 2023


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


The Irish Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Cork, Ireland
October 20-23, 2023


The North American Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
TBD
TBA 2023


Nullus Anxietas VII (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Sydney, Australia
TBA 2024



International Conventions
Alphabetical order

AdAstra
Annual science fiction and fantasy convention
Toronto, Canada
ON HOLD
Check website for updates


Avalon Expo
Sci-fi/fantasy/gaming/pop-culture Convention
St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
November 12-13, 2022


The Dutch Discworld Convention - Cabbagecon
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
North Holland, The Netherlands
October 29-30, 2022


EasterCon
Annual British National Science Fiction Convention
Birmingham, UK

April 7-10, 2023


EuroCon
An annual science fiction convention held in Europe
Uppsala, Sweden
June 8-11, 2023


Fur-Eh!
A Uniquely Canadian Celebration of Anthropomorphics
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
July 13-16, 2023


The German Discworld Convention - Scheibenwelt Convention
A celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Witzenhausen, Germany
April 28-May 1, 2023


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


The Irish Discworld Convention
A four-day celebration of Sir Terry Pratchett and his glorious
astrochelonian-riding pachyderm-borne creation.
Cork, Ireland
October 20-23, 2023


London Anime & Gaming Con - Summer
London UK
August 12-13, 2023
London Anime & Gaming Con - Winter
London UK
February 11-12, 2023


Luxcon
Dudelange, Luxembourg
TBA 2023


Nullus Anxietas VII (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Sydney, Australia
TBA 2024


OctoCon
The National Irish Science Fiction Convention
Dublin, Ireland
October 15-16, 2022


PAX AUS 2022
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
October 7-9, 2022


rAge Expo - Johannesburg
A Galaxy of Geek
Midrand, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa
December 9-11, 2022


Sci-Fi On the Rock
Newfoundland's premiere science fiction & fantasy event.
St Johns Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
TBA 2023


Sci-Fi Scarborough
Scarborough, UK
TBA 2023


SMOFcon 38
SMOFcon is a yearly traveling get-together for the SMOFs
(Secret Masters of Fandom)
to discuss convention running issues.
Montreal CA
December 2-4, 2022


Supanova Pop Culture Expo
Brisbane, Australia - November 5-6, 2022
Adelaide, Australia - November 12-13, 2022
Gold Coast, Australia - April 15-16, 2023
Melbourne, Australia - April 22-23, 2023
Sydney, Australia - June 17-18, 2023
Perth, Australia - June 24-25, 2023


SwanCon "Not-A-Con"
Australia's longest-running science fiction convention
Perth, Western Australia
TBA 2023


Swecon
Stockholm, Sweden
TBA 2023


TFcon (Transformers)
The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
Toronto Canada
TBA 2023


Vancoufur
Furry convention
Richmond, BC, Canada
March 2-5, 2023


World Fantasy Convention 2022
An annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested
in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature.
New Orleans, LA, USA
November 3-6, 2022


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

2023 Worldcon 81
The 81st World Science Fiction Convention,
Chengdu, China
August 16-20, 2023


2024: Worldcon 82
The 82nd World Science Fiction Convention,
Glasgow, Scotland
August 8-12, 20242


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