2017 Events

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff

FEBRUARY:

Name: Katsucon CLOSED
Location: National Harbor, MD
Date: Feb 17-19
Events: Industry, Merchants, Artists Alley, Art Show, LARP, Manga, Model Contest, Photo Suite, Table & Video Gaming, Panels, Masquerade, AMV, Charity Auction, Formal Ball, Hall Custome Contest, Live Programming, Karaoke

Name: Jaycon CLOSED
Date: Fab 25-26
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Events: Anime, Cosplay



MARCH:

Name: Genericon XXX CLOSED
Date: March 3-5
Location:Troy, NY
Events: Genericon is an anime, science-fiction, and gaming convention located on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy, New York. It has been running for over twenty years featuring events such as 24-hour anime and science-fiction showings, guest speakers, role-playing games, board games, a 24-hour video gaming room, and more.



Name: HELIOsphere CLOSED
Date: March 10-12
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Events: GOH Reception, Masquerade Ball, Gaming, Dealers, Fan Tables



Name: PAX East SOLD OUT!!
Date: March 10-12
Location: Boston, MA
Events: anything and everything!!!!!



Name: Big Apple Con CLOSED
Date: March 11-12
Location: NYC, NY
Events: Guests, Dealers, Cosplay, Cosplay Contests, Kids Events, Playcrafting, Filf Screening, Workshops, Demo's & How To Panels



Name: Galacticon CLOSED
Date: March 18
Location: Middletown, DE
Events: Artists Alley, Vendors, Special Guests, Cosplay & Costume Contest


Name: Jersey Shore Comic Book Con CLOSED
Date: March 19
Location: Toms River, NJ
Events: Break out of those winter blues and cabin fever and join us for a great day of family entertainment at the "Biggest Little Con on the East Coast." We will be featuring *STAR* guests, an Artist Lounge with your favorite artists, creators and writers of comics. Also on hand will be Various Vendors offering up Comics from the Golden Age to Modern, NON-Sport Cards, Toys, Graphic Novels, DVD's, Crafts, Collectibles and MORE!!

Several Cosplay groups will be joining us as well. The Philadelphia Avengers, 501st Star Wars Legion, NJ Ghostbusters, Carter Cosplay to name a few. Cosplayers welcomed!! Cosplay Contest to be held at 2pm, so don't be bashful, put on your favorite super hero (or villain) costume and join the fun!!




Name: Albacon CLOSED
Date: March 31 - April 2
Location: Albany, NY
Events: Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Web Comics; pretty much anything Geek related. We are not limited to literature but include movies, games, costumes, and almost anything else you can think of. Come for one day or all weekend.

There will be special events like our Ice Cream Social, the Saturday Night Extravaganza, Writer’s Workshop (Friday only), and a costume contest (with cash prizes.

We also will be having panel discussions, art exhibits, dealers, interviews, films, games, readings, and autographs! Plus lots of just hanging out with other people who share your interests and individual discussions and maybe even some debates (did Han Solo really shoot first).

APRIL:

Name: OC Con CLOSED
Date: April 1-2
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Events: Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest


Name: Tekko CLOSED
Date: April 6-9
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contest*, Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Guests, Fashion Showing, Panels.
*Primarily Japanese themed but open to Western Costumes



Name: Lunacon CLOSED
Date: April 7-9
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Events: Dealers/Vendors, Art Shows, Fan Tables, Panels, Games & Gaming, Workshop, Parties, Readings, Concert, Cosplay



Name: SuperMegafest CLOSED
Date: April 7-9
Location: Marlborough, MA
Events: Nerd Magic Show, Panels, RKO Army Shadow Performers, Cosplay Costume Contest, CosClub Party, Star Wars Trivia Contest, Guest Artists, Exhibitors, Photo OPs.


Name: Steel City Con CLOSED
Date: April 7-9
Location: Monroeville, PA
Events: Celebrities (Actors and Wrestling) Q&A, Photo OPS, Daelers, Artists, Costume Contest, Trivia Contests



Name: Great Philadelphia Comic Con CLOSED
Date: April 7-9
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Panels, Photo OPs, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest



Name: Undiscovered Realm Comic Con CLOSED
Date: April 8-9
Location: White Planes, NY
Events: Panels, Screening, Cosplay, Gaming, Artists Alley, Guests




Name: Tora-Con CLOSED
Date: April 22-23
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Cosplay; AMV; Mascot; Idol, Singing contests, Panels, Guests



Name: East Coast Comicon CLOSED
Date: April 29-30
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Comic & Media Guests, Exhibitors, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Vendors, Panels, Art Gallery.


MAY:

Name: Saratoga Comic Con CLOSED
Date: May 6-7
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Events: Guest Stars, Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Gaming & Tournament, After Hours Party, Vendors


Name: 3 Rivers Con CLOSED

Date: May 20-21
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Panels, Gaming Events, Guets, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Art Auction, Artists, Vendors



Name: Flower City Comic Con CLOSED
Date: May 20-21
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: We would like to welcome you to the official site of the Flower City Comic Con (FC3) in Rochester, NY! Our goal is to bring you a unique convention experience with the best of all genres, from Science Fiction and Fantasy, to Cosplay and Gaming, and everything in between. We believe that not only should you have an amazing selection of guests, vendors, and artists, but you should also have an amazing experience that will bring you back again and again.


Name: Clovercon CLOSED
Date: May 21
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Events: CloverCon is a small, non profit, New Jersey anime convention run by the Somerset County 4-H Anime and Manga Club! We've got an Artist Alley/Dealer Room, game room, manga library, panels, and much more!




Name: Bangor Comic & Toy Con CLOSED
Date: May 24-26
Location: Bangor, ME
Events: Guests, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Masquerade, Gaming, Film Fest



name: Balticon51 CLOSED
Date: May 26-29
Location Baltimore, MD
Events: We’ll have multiple tracks of Programming over the four day weekend, featuring authors, artists, scientists, musicians, podcasters, publishers, editors, costumers and other creative SF luminaries. Visit our Art Show and Dealers Room, attend one of our concerts or a dance, or take a break in the Gaming room or Video or Anime Room if you can tear yourself away from our entertaining and educational panels. Attend a Writer’s or Poetry Workshop, watch the Masquerade, or learn a new craft.




JUNE:



Name: Wizardworld CLOSED
Date: June 1-4
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: Guests, artists, Vendors, Cosplay & Costume Contests,


Name: Jersy Shore Comic Book Show CLOSED
Date: June 4
Location: Smithville, NJ
Events: Artists, Writers, Creators, Vendors, Cosplay. One day event outdoors at the Jersy Shore.



Name: SCI-FI Con CLOSED
Date: June 9-11
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Celebrites, Guests Artists, Vendors, After Part Events, Con Quests, Costume & Costume Contest, Charity Auction, Guest Panels, Film Festival, Retro & Tabletop Gaming


Name: Anime Next CLOSED
Date: June 9-11
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Events: AMV, Danve, Game Shows, Hall Cosplay Contest, Karaoke, Masquerade, Panels, Workshops, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests







Name:
Awesome Con CLOSED
Date: June 16-18
Location: Washington, DC
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests



Name: PortConMaine CLOSED
Date: June 22-25
Location: South Portland, ME
Events: Cosplay & Costume Contests, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Artists Alley, Garage Sale


JULY:



Name: EternalCon CLOSED
Date: July 1-2
Location: Uniondale, NY
Events: Art Show, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Film Festival, Car Show, Super Hero Night, Parade, Gaming Tournament, Panels, Movie Prop Displays, Special Preformances, Children's Events, Vendors, Media & Cosplay Guests, Artists Alley, Photo OPs


Name: ConnectiCon CLOSED
Date: July 6-9
Location: Hartford, CT
Events: Gaming, Panels & Woprkshops, Guests & Autographs/Photo shoots, FMV Contest, Cosplay & Cosplay Events (Craftsmanship, Dating Game, Death Match, Masquerade), Fan Run Photo Shops, Vendors and much more......


Name: Hazard Con CLOSED

Date: July 14-16
Location: Erie, PA
Events: Guests, Arcade, Panels, Exhibition Hall, Cosplay Contest and Masquerade, Dance Party, Lolita Tea Party, Table Top and Video Game Tournament.





AUGUST:



Name: Boston Comic Con
Date: August 11-13
Location: Boston,MA
Events: Celebrity Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artist Alley


Name: FlameCon
Date: August 19-20
Location: New York City, NY
Events: Guests & Guest Forums, Panels, Exhibits, Artist, Cosplay & Costume Contest



Name: TerrifiCon
Date: August 18-20
Location: Uncasville, CT
Events:Artists & Writers, Media & Cosplay Guests, Dealers, Vendors, Exhibits, Panels, Kids Con Events, After Hours Events, Gaming, Cosplay & Costume Contests



Name: Liberty City Anime Con
Date: August 18-20
Location: New York City, NY
Events: Panels, Vendors, Guests & Entertainers, Cosplay and Costume Contest, Game Tournaments, Anime Screening, Concerts, Balls, Dances, Artists


Name: INBEONCON
Location: Melville, NY
Date: August 27
Events: Long Island's Comic Con for Creatives! Celebrate your love of anime, comics, cosplay and gaming with us. Meet local artists, costume designers, animators and game developers to learn how to build amazing world in creative entertainment.




Name: Vermont's ONLY Comic Con
Date: August 26-27
Location: Burlington, VT
Events: Panels, Gaming, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Kids Con, Artists, Vendors, Guests





SEPTEMBER:



Name: Colossal Con East
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
Date: Sept 8-10
Events: Guests, Artists and Artists Alley, Dealres/Vendors, Cosplay


Name: Camp Anime

Location: Woodstock Valley, CT
Date: Sept 8-10
Events: Indoor Con w/ Outdoor fun!! Summer Camp style Anime Convention. Family oriented Outdoor events, Summer Festival, Parent Panels, Dance, Gaming, Anime Shows, Cosplay Contest



Name: Heroes&Villains Fan Fest
Location: Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Expo Center
Date: Sept 16-17
Events: Have the opportunity to personally meet your favorite celebrities. With exclusive panels, celebrity photo ops, events and so much more, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime! Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes & villains. Learn what it takes to be a superhero by participating in obstacles, games of skill, and maybe even gain a superpower too. Get insight into your favorite shows, learning how they are created from the creators & talent behind them.


Name: Twin Tiers Comic Con
Location: Elmira, NY
Date: Sept 16-17
Events:Twin Tiers Comic-Con is a 2-day celebration of comics and popular culture in Upstate NY. We spend the weekend showing our love for comics, collectibles, toys, art, writing, games, cosplay, and much more! Special events include autograph signings, guest panels, costume contests, giveaways, and lots of activities for kids and adults alike!





Name: Granite State Comicon
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: Sept 16-17
Events: On July 12th, 2003 Double Midnight Comics brought to NH the first ever Granite State Comicon, a convention combining comics, pop culture and gaming. Granitecon kicked off it’s inaugural convention with only a few hundred in attendance. As each year passed, attendance and the guest list grew, adding cosplayers, video game tournaments, guest panels and entertainment guests to the mix. While the Manchester venue hasn’t changed, the amount of space has grown, from the 8,000+ sq ft the first year, to over 60,000 sq ft today! The focus for each show is creating a family-friendly environment for attendees of all ages, while giving diehard fans a great convention in the state of NH!


Name: J1-Con
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sept 17-18
Events: Vendors, Gaming, Guests, Panels, Cosplay




OCTOBER:




Name: NYComiCon
Location: New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center
Date: Oct 5-8
Events: Comic Guests, Entertainment Guests, Literary Guests, Photo OPs, Autographing, Artists Alley, Panels & Screening, Charity Art Auction, Cosplay, Exhibitors, NYCC Eastern Championship of Cosplay



Name: RetroCon
Location: Oaks, PA
Date: October 14-15
Events: Raffle Prizes, Costume Contest, Guests, Comic Books, Karaoke Contest






NOVEMBER:



Name: Animaine7
Location: South Portland, ME
Date: Nov 10-12
Events: TBA



Name: RI Comic Con
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 10-12
Events: Guests, Artists, Photo OPs, Comic Books, Gaming, Panels, Vendors and Dealers, Costume Contests, Cosplay


Name: PAX Unplugged

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 17-19
Events: Exhibitors Hall, Panels, Omegathon (Gaming Tournament), Live Performances, Tournaments, Kids Day, Family Room, Arcadia Scavenger Hunts, Table Top Games, RPG Dungeon Gaming, Miniature Area.



Name: Chessie Con

Location: Timonium, MD
Date: Nov 24-26
Events: Art Shows, Dealers, Fan Panels, Cosplay, Video Gaming, Miniature Gaming, Pick-up Games, RPGs, Workshops





 
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