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Updated October 1, 2017
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Local Conventions   Western Region Conventions
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Worldcons

Local Conventions - Arizona
Chronological annual order

Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 5-7. 2018
See Facebook page for announcements


Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Tucson, AZ .
March 2-4, 2018


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
March 2-4, 2018


LepreCon
aka Phoenix Science Fiction and fantasy Art Expo
Phoenix AZ
March 16-18, 2018

Con-Nichiwa
Anime convention
Tucson AZ
April 20-22, 2018


Cochise College Comic Con
Cochise Colllege Comic Con
Sierra Vista, AZ
TBA 2018


Zap Con V
Pinball & Video Games
Mesa, AZ
TBA 2018


Mad Monster Phoenix
Horror / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ
TBA, 2018


Phoenix Comicon
The Signature Pop-Culture Event of the Southwest
May 24-27, 2018


Maricopa Con
Arizona's Grass Roots Game Convention
TBA 2018

CopperCon
Arizona's Premiere SF Literary Convention
TBD 2017


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix, AZ
August 31-September 3, 2018


RinCon
A place for Tucson gamers.
Tucson, AZ
September 29 - October 1, 2017


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


YumaCon
Comics, Anime and Pop Culture Collide!
Yuma, AZ
October 7, 2017


Doc Con XX
Doc Savage authors & artists convention
Glendale, AZ
October 20-22, 2017


Tucson Comic Con
An epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all
Tucson , AZ
November 3-5, 2017


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


Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest
Phoenix metro area, AZ
November 11-12, 2017


Arizona Furcon
Come have some fur fun in the sun!
Phoenix metro area, AZ
November 17-19, 2017


Western Region Convention
Alphabetical order

Albuquerque Comic Con
If its January, its Albuquerque Comic Con
Albuquerque, NM
January 12-14, 2018


Amazing Hawaii Comic Con
Hawaii’s premiere pop culture event
Honolulu, Hawaii
Augsut 24-26, 2018


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada’s premiere pop culture event
Las Vegas, NV
June 29-July 1, 2018


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


BayCon 2018
The Bay Area's Longest Fan-Run Science Fiction Convention
San Mateo CA (San Francisco area)
May 25-28, 2018


Brass Screw Confederacy 2018
Steampunk
Port Townsend WA
June 8-10, 2018


BuboniCon
New Mexico's oldest and best science fiction and fantasy convention
Albuquerque, NM
August 24-26, 2018
August 23-25, 2019
August 28-30, 2020


Califur
Furry Con
Pomona, CA
June 1-3, 2018


Cascade Writers
Tacoma, WA
July 20-22, 2018


Condor
San Diego's Longest Running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
San Diego, CA
January 19-21, 2018


ConGlomeration
Louisville’s Grassroots Ineractive Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention
Louisville, KY
March 30 - April 1, 2018


COSine
Science Fiction Convention
Colorade Springs, CO
January 19-21, 2018


Dallas Comic-Con Fan Days
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
October 20-22 2017


Dallas Comic-Con Fan Expo
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
TBA 2018


Denver Comic Con
Comicon & Literary Convention
Colorado Convention Center
Denver CO
June 15-17, 2018


FaerieWorlds
A Gathering of Tribes
North Plains, OR
August 22-26, 2018


Famous Monsters Halloween Convention
San Jose, CA
October 27-29, 2017


GalaxyFest
Colorado's Premiere MultiMeida MultiGenre Convention
Colorado Springs, CO
February 23-25, 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
April 6-8, 2018


Gaslight Steampunk Expo
Fantasy Worlds of Steampunk
San Diego, CA
October 6-8, 2017


Intergalactic Expo
Star Wars, Star Trek, Farscape, Firefly, Doctor Who Fandom Event
West Sacramento, CA
TBA, 2018


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
TBA 2018


Myths and Legends Con
Denver CO
July 4-8. 2018


Norwescon
Northwest's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Seattle, WA
March 29-April 1 2018


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


OzCon
Celebrating L. Frank Baum & the land of Oz for over Fifty Years
Portland, OR
August 10-12, 2018


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


Westercon 72
Regional Science Fiction & Fanstasy Convention
Layton, UT
July 4-7, 2019


WHEN WORDS COLLIDE
A Festival for Readers and Writers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 10-12, 2018


WhimsyCon
Denver's Newest Steampunk & Costuming Convention
Denver CO
March 2-4, 2018


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 23-25, 2018


Wyrd Con 2018
A Storytelling Event for designers and participants
Los Angeles, CA
TBA 2018



USA Conventions
Alphabetical order

Agamacon 2018
Artists, Gamers and Aime Members Association Convention
Aiken, SC
March 2-4, 2018


Alaska Steamposium
The Polar Emporium of Supernatural Oddities
Anchorage, AK
TBA 2018


Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Honolulu HI
August 24-26, 2018


Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
Nevada’s premiere pop culture event
Las Vegas, NV
June 29-July 1, 2018


Arisia
New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention
Boston, MA
January 12-15 2018


Awesome Con
Washington DC's Comic Con
Washington DC
March 30 - April 1
, 2018

Big River Steampunk Festival
I
mmerse yourself completely in the Victorian era with events
happening throughout historic downtown Hannibal.
Hannibal, MO
TBA 2018


Blackbeard Festival
Pirate Event
Hampton, VA
June 2, 2018


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
February 16-18, 2018


Brass Screw Confederacy
Steampunk
Port Townsend, WA
TBA 2018


British Fest
Bringing the best from across the pond to Omaha and Council Bluffs
Omaha, NE
TBA 2018


Camp Necon
Horror/SF Convention
Portsmouth, RI
July 19-22, 2018


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


Capricon 38
Chicago area Science Fiction Convention
Wheeling, Illinois (Chicago area)
February 15-18, 2018


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 9-10, 2018


ConDFW XVI
Science fiction and Fantasy convention
Dallas, TX
February 16-18, 2018

Confluence
Pittsburgh's Premier SF/F/H Literary Conference...and more
Pittsburgh, OH
July 27-29, 2018


ConFusion
Detroit area Science Fiction Convention
Dearborn, MI
January 19-21, 2018


ConGlomeration
Louisville's Grassroots Interactive SciFi & Fantasy Convention
Louisville, KY
March 30 - April 1, 2018


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


CoreCon X
Monsters vs Mechs
Fargo ND
May 24-27, 2018


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

Costume-Con 38
An annual 4-day conference about all forms of costuming
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 2020


Denver Comic Con
Comicon & Literary Convention
Denver, CO
June 15-17, 2018


DeepSouthCon 2018
(aka ConGregate)
High Point, NC
July 13-15, 2018


DerpyCon 2017
Morristown, NJ
November 17-19, 2017


Diversicon 26
St Paul, MN
July 27-29, 2018


DoDecaCon
All Geek, All the Time
Columbia MO
TBA 2018


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 30 - September 3, 2018


Escape Velocity
Steam & Science Fiction Convention
National Harbor, MD.
May 25-27, 2018


Eternal Con
Multi media pop culture
Uniondale NY
TBA 2018


Famous Monsters Halloween Convention
San Jose, CA
October 27-29, 2017

FandomFest 2018
Louisville, KY
TBA 2018


FenCon XV
Science fiction and fantasy convention focused on literature and filk
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
TBA 2018


Fur the 'More
Furry Fandom
Tysons Corner, MD
April 20-22, 2018


Furry Fiesta
Furry Fandom
Dallas, TX
February 9-11, 2018


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


Garden State Mega Fest 2018
Monroe Township, NJ
TBA 2018


Gary Con Gaming Convention
Honors the memory of Gary Gygax
the Father of Role Playing Games Lake Geneva, WI
March 8-11, 2018


Gaslight Gathering 8
Southern California's First Dedicated Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
San Diego, CA
April 6-8, 2018


GEXCon 2018
Gaming convention
Fredericksburg, VA
TBA 2018


GnomeCon
A sci-fi and fantasy convention
Savannah, GA
March 2-4, 2018


Haunt-Faire 2018
For All Things Haunted
Old Bethpage, NY
TBA 2018


HavenCon
For geeks and gamers of the LGBTQIA community
Austin, Texas
TBA 2018


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 13-16, 2018


HonorCon
 Celebrate with The Royal Manticoran Navy:
The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
October 27-29, 2017


illogiCon VII
A Fan Run Science Fiction Convention
Durham, NC
January 12-14, 2018


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


InConjunction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Indianapolis, IN
July 6-8, 2018


Khan-Con 4
a family-friendly convention for geeks of all ages.
Hillsdale, VA
TBA 2018


LibertyCon
Chattanooga's premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention.
Chattanooga, TN
TBA 2018


Mad Monster Party Carolina
It's a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention
Rock Hill, SC
February 16-18, 2018


Marcon
Midwest's Premier Pan-Genre Geek Culture convention
Columbus, OH
May 11-13, 2018


Meta Con
Minneapolis Comic Con
Minneapolis, MN
TBA 2018


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


Minnesota Fan Fest
St Paul, MN
TBA 2018


MisCon
Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Missoula, MT
May 25-28, 2018


MISTI-Con
A Celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter Fandom
Laconia, NH
TBA 2018


MuseCon
A Celebration of Music and the hands-on arts
Itasca, IL (Chicago area)
TBA 2018


Mythcon 49
Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
San Antonio, TX
TBA 2018


NecronomiCon Providence
A Bi-Annual International Conference and Festival of Weird Fiction, Art and Academia
Providence, RI
TBA 2018

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.
TBA
TBA 2019


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 11-13, 2018


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 2018
Focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Seattle WA
TBA 2018


PenguiCon
A convention for diverse tastes, open source software,
science fiction, music, gaming and more
Southfield, MI
May 4-6, 2018


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
June 8-10, 2018


PulpFest
with Farmercon XII
Pittsburgh, PA
July 26-29, 2018


RavenCon
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Williamsburg, VA
April 20-22, 2018


Readercon
The conference on imaginative literature, twenty-eighth edition
Quincy, MA
July 12-15, 2018

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 15--20, 2018


Saratoga Comic Con
Saratoga's Comic Con
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 11-12. 2017


SEMOCon 2018
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming & Comics
Poplar Bluff, MO
TBA 2018


Sci-Fi Valley Con 2018
The Home of Nostalgia
Altoona, PA
June 8-10, 2018


Shore Leave 40
Fan-run Science Fiction media convention
Baltimore, MD
July 6-8, 2018


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
TBA 2018


TERRIFICON CT's Terrific Comic Con 2017
Uncaasville, CT
August 17-19, 2018


Treklanta 2018
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 6-8, 2018


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


TotalCon
New Englands' Largest Game Convention
Marlborough, MA
February 22-25, 2018


The Watch City Festival 2018
FREE, all-day, outdoor Steampunk Festival
Waltham, MA
May 12, 2018


WillyCon
SF convention sponsored by the
Wayne State College (WSC) Science Fiction and Fantasy Club
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
TBA 2018


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


WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
March 23-25, 2018


XCon World
Los Angeles Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
TBA 2018


ZombieCon 2017
San Antonio, TX
October 21, 2017



US Anime Conventions
Alphabetical order

Anime Expo
Los Angeles' Largest Anime Convention
Los Angeles, CA
July 4-8, 2018


Anime CTX
(formerly Anime Overload)
Austin, TX
TBA 2018


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


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


Anime Matsuri
Anime, Japanese Culture & Related Arts Convention
Houston, TX
March 30 - April 1, 2018


Anime Midwest
Chicago, IL
July 6-8, 2018


Anime-ZAP!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities that surround anime fandom.
Peoria IL
January 5-7, 2018


Anime-zing!
Convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities that surround anime fandom.
Davenport, IA
July 13-15, 2018


AniMinneapolis
Minneapolis' Second Largest Anime Convention
Minneapolis, MN
May 25-27, 2018


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


ColossalCon
Sandusky, OH
May 31 - June 3, 2018


Con-Nichiwa
Tucson's Anime convention
Tucson AZ
April 20-22, 2018


CyPhaCon
Anime and Gaming
Lake Charles, LA
April 6-8, 2018


Dokidocon
Kalamazoo, MI
July 27-29, 2018


IKKiCON
Austin, TX
December 29-31, 2017


Izumicon
Oklahoma City, OK
August 31-September 2, 2018


Kikori Con
Flagstaff's Premiere Anime Convention
Flagstaff, AZ
March 2-4, 2018


Liberty City Anime Con
The best three-day anime convention in New York City.
New Yourk City, NY
August 17-19, 2018


MechaCon
Japanese animation, Japanese culture, and Transformers.
New Orleans, LA
July 27-29, 2018


Metrocon
Anime Fan Convention
Tampa, FL
July 19-22, 2018


Omni Expo 5 2018
Orlando, FL
March 9-11, 2018


PortConMaine 2017
Maine's longest running Anime convention
South Portland, ME
June 21-24, 2018


Sabaku Con
Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture Convention
Albuquerque NM
May 11-13, 2018


Saboten-Con
Anime convention for the Otaku in you
Phoenix AZ
August 31-September 3, 2018


SacAnime
Pop culture with an Anime Twist!
Sacramento, CA
January 5-7, 2018


Sakura-Con
The oldest Anime con in the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA
March 30 - April 1, 2018


San Japan
San Antonio, TX
August 31-September 2. 2018


Sausomecon 2018
Kansas City, MO
TBA 2018


Taiyou Con
Phoenix area Anime convention
Mesa, AZ
January 5-7, 2018
See Facebook page for announcements


Toyko in Tulsa
Tulsa,  OK
July 13-15, 2018


ZiCon
Edinburg, TX
TBA 2018




International Conventions
Alphabetical order

AdAstra
Annual science fiction and fantasy convention
Toronto, Canada
July 13-15, 2018


Animaritime 2018
Anime & Game Convention
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
June 29-July 1, 2018


Avalon Expo
S
ci-fi/fantasy/gaming/pop-culture Convention
St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
TBA 2018


Central Pop Con
S
ci-fi/fantasy/gaming/pop-culture Convention
Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
June 10-11, 2018


EasterCon
Annual British National Science Fiction Convention
Harrogate, UK
March 30-April 2, 2018
Heathrow
April 19-22, 2019


EuroCon
An annual science fiction convention held in Europe
Amiens, France
July 19-22, 2018


Fur-Eh!
A Uniquely Canadian Celebration of Anthropomorphics
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
June 14-17, 2018


G-Star 2017
Game Show & Trade, All-Round
Busan, South Korea
November 16-19, 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.
Chesford Grange Hotel
Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD, UK
August 3-6, 2018

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


London Anime & Gaming Con
London UK
February 16-18, 2018


Lexicon
39th New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Taupo, New Zealand
TBA 2018


Luxcon 2018
Forum Gesseknappchen, Luxembourg
April 14-15, 2018


Nullus Anxietas VII (Discworld)
Australian Discworld Convention
Melbourne, Australia
April 12-14, 2019


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


rAge Expo - Cape Town 2018
A Galaxy of Geek
Cape Town, South Africa
TBA 2018


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 6-8, 2018


Sci-Fi Scarborough 2018
Scarborough, UK
April 21-22, 2018


Sheridan Comic Con
Brampton, Ontaria, Canada
TBA 2017


Supernova Pop Culture Expo
Brisbane, Australia - November 10-12, 2017
Adelaide, Australia - November 18-19, 2017


SwanCon
Australia's longest-running science fiction convention
Perth, Western Australia
March 29, 2018


Swecon 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
June 15-17, 2018


TFcon (Transformers)
The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
Toronto Canada
July 13-15, 2018


Utopia 2018
Dr. Who convention
Oxfordshire, UK
June 8-10, 2018


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.
TBA 2018




Worldcons
Chronological order

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


2019: Worldcon 77
The 77thWorld Science Fiction Convention,
Dublin, Ireland
August 15-19, 2019



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