Colonial Cons 2020

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
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Colonial Regiment covering: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.




JANUARY:


Name: Super Magfest
Date: Jan 2-5
Location: National Harbor, MD
Events: Short for "Music And Gaming Festival," MAGFest is a four day-long event dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community.
The event runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much much more.


Name: Kotoricon
Date: Jan 10-11
Location: Sewell, NJ....Rowan College
Events:
KotoriCon, the "little anime con with a big heart" is hosted by the Japanese Anime Guild at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
Hosted by the College's Japanese Anime Guild — a popular club on the RCGC campus — the convention is a celebration of Asian culture, particularly that of Japan. Festivities include live music, comedy, panel discussions and meet-and-greets with famous voice actors, live-action role playing, gaming tournaments and screenings of animated or Japanese entertainment.


Name: AniMore
Date: Jan 11-13
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Masquerade, Dealer's Room, Artist's Alley, Video Games, Tabletop Games, Dance Events, Guests Q&A and Autographs, Boffer Games by Sleeping Samurai.


Name: Arisia
Date: Jan 18-21
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Gaming, Masquerade, Art Show, Artists & Author's Alley, Dealer's Room. Fan Tables, Blood Drive, Art Contests, Tabletop RPG.


Name: Setsucon
Date: Jan 24-26
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Guests, AMV, Hallway Cosplay, Masquerade, Panels, Contests, Artist's Alley, Vendors, Forums.

Name: Garden State Comic Fest
Date: Jan 25
Location: Morristown, NJ
Events: TBD


Name: Pow Con
Date: Jan 25-26
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Events: Vendors, Cosplay, Guests, Artists, Artists Alley, Cosplay, Exhibits, Wrestlers.


FEBRUARY:


Name: Katsucon
Date: Feb 14-16
Location: National Harbor, MD
Events: Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), an educational organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

Artists and Artists Alley, Art Shows, LARP, Vendors, Model Exposition, Photosuite, Tabletop and Video Gaming, AMV, Charity Auction, DJ/Dance Teams, Hall Costume Contests, Masquerade, Karaoke, Formal Ball, Live Programs, Maid Cafe, Voice Acting Workshop, Guests.


Name: PAX East
Date: Feb 27-March 1
Location: Boston, MA
Events: anything and everything!!!!!



MARCH:


Name: Central PA Comic Con
Date: March TBA
Location: Hershey/Harrisburg, PA
Events: Vendors, Authors, Artists and Artist Alley, Fan Groups, Pod-castings, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Panels, Craft Room, Pop Culture, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Big Apple Con
Date: March 4-5
Location: NYC, NY
Events: Guests, Dealers, Cosplay, Cosplay Contests, Kids Events, Playcrafting, Filf Screening, Workshops, Demo's & How To Panels


Name: Puchi Con
Date: March 7-8
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Artists, Guests, Maid Cafe, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Screening, Performances, Gamers, Karaoke


Name: Galacticon
Date: March 14
Location: Middletown, DE
Events: Artists Alley, Vendors, Special Guests, Cosplay & Costume Contest


Name: Tora-Con
Date: March 21-22
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Cosplay, AMV, Mascot, Idol, Singing contests, Panels, Guests






APRIL:


Name: Tekko
Date: April 2-5
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contest*, Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Guests, Fashion Showing, Panels.
*Primarily Japanese themed but open to Western Costumes


Name: HELIOsphere
Date: April 3-5
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Events: GOH Reception, Masquerade Ball, Gaming, Dealers, Fan Tables


Name: Great Philadelphia Comic Con
Date: April 3-5
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Panels, Photo OPs, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest


Name: The 5th Annual Heroes and Villains Con
Date: April 4
Location: Cortland, NY


Name: OC Con
Date: April 4-5
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Events: Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Vendors


Name: Empire State Comic Con
Date: April 17-19
Location: Albany, NY
Events: Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Photo OPs, Kids Con, Gaming, , Portfolio Reviewing, Ink Fusion, Star Wars Trivia Contest, Exhibitors, Geek Speed Dating, After Con Party (21+)


Name: Camden Comic Con
Date: TBA
Location: Camden, NJ
Events: Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Guests, Photo OPs, Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest




MAY:


Name: Awesome Con
Date: May 1-3
Location: Washington, DC
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: Saratoga Comic Con
Date: May 2-3
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Events: Guest Stars, Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Gaming & Tournament, After Hours Party, Vendors


Name: Castle Point Anime Con
Date: May 2-3
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Karaoke, Manga Library, Video Programming, Artists Alley, Cosplay, Castle Point Pokemon League, Dance, Dealers Room, Gaming, Panels.


Name: White Plains ComicFest
Date: May 9
Location: White Plains, NY, US
Events: Cosplay, Video Gaming Tournaments, Create Your Own Superhero Buttons, Digital Animation Workshops, Panel Discussions, Face Painting, Create Your Own Comic Strip, Tons Of Photo-Ops, Vendors, Exhibits


Name: Momento Con
Date: May 9-10
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Celebrities, Panels, Autographs, Photo OPs, Meet and Greet, Exhibits, Cosplay, Contests


Name: Hudson Valley Con
Date: May 9-10
Location: Poughkeepse, NY
Events: Hudson Valley Comic Con uses pop-culture and comics to help promote reading, technology and creativity to the kids in our community.
We host an annual Comic Convention but also attend other events to give away free comic books and offer free family photo-ops with costumed characters.


Name: East Coast Comicon
Date: May 15-17
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Comic & Media Guests, Exhibitors, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Vendors, Panels, Art Gallery.


Name: Nickel City Con
Date: May 15-17
Location: Buffalo, NY
Events: Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Gaming, Kids Zone, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Vendors, TV and Movie Props Displays, Animators, Artists, Authors.


Name: Clovercon
Date: May 17
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: Balticon53
Date: May 22-25
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.


Name: Escape Velocity
Date: May TBA
Location: National Harbor, MD
Events: Gaming and Simulations, Guests, Lectures, Museum Gallery, Evening Events, Artists, Exhibitors, Panels, Escape the Room (Sci-Fi Style), Film Viewings, Workshops, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Flower City Comic Con
Date: May 30-31
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: 3 Rivers Con
Date: May 30-31
Location: West Mifflin, PA
Events: Panels, Gaming Events, Guest, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Art Auction, Artists, Vendors


JUNE:


Name: Undiscovered Realm Comic Con
Date: June 6-7
Location: White Planes, NY
Events: Panels, Screening, Cosplay, Gaming, Artists Alley, Guests


Name: SCI-FI Valley Con
Date: June 12-14
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
Date: June 12-14
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Events: AMV, Danve, Game Shows, Hall Cosplay Contest, Karaoke, Masquerade, Panels, Workshops, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: EternalCon
Date: June TBA
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: Heroes&Villains Fan Fest
Location: Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Expo Center
Date: June 13-14
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: Brooklyn Comic Con
Date: June 20-21
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Events: Brooklyn Comic Con is focused on guest experience. We launched our first convention with interactive elements, spots to lounge, people to see, and things to do. We are committed to delivering an even bigger and better convention: June 20-21, 2020 at the Brooklyn Expo Center! MORE Comics, MORE Panels, MORE Interactive Games and Elements! … Wrestling will be back! Video games and Arcades will be back! Action style elements will be back and rebooted! NEW! Cosplay Contest… NEW! Special Comic Guests…


Name: PortConMaine
Date: June 25-28
Location: South Portland, ME
Events: Cosplay & Costume Contests, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Artists Alley, Garage Sale


Name: GlenCon
Date: July 30 - Aug 2
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
Events: The Home of Tabletop Gaming™
Since 1968, we’ve gathered people together to play games. From a small group of friends in a Lake Geneva basement to the thousands of gamers who flock to Indianapolis each year, Gen Con will always be the home of tabletop gaming. Gen Con is a yearly gaming convention that brings together tabletop gamers from all over the globe — in 2019, nearly 70,000 people attended the show, making us one of the largest tabletop and hobby gaming conventions in the world!



JULY:

Name: Salt City Comic Con
Date: July 11-12
Location: Syracuse, NY
Events: Salt City Comic-Con, Central New York’s premier pop culture event, will again be located at the New York State Fairgrounds!! Located within the Brand New Exposition Center!!The Salt City Comic Con will host a variety of Carnival Rides for all ages just outside the Exposition Center Entrance next to a variety of Food Trucks.Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con will provide entertainment and exhibitors inside and outside the Exposition Center.
This comic convention, focusing on pop culture from comics, movies, TV, books, graphic novels and cosplay.
Once again, this show will not just simply be a convention, but a pop culture festival! Indoors at the event will feature your traditional Con fare packed with cosplay and trivia contests, special guests, vendors, guests and exhibitors galore offering comics, toys, artwork and much more. Outside will have a host of attractions such as food trucks, entertainment, and outdoor vendors.


Name: ConnectiCon
Date: July 9-12
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
Date: July 24-26
Location: Erie, PA
Events: Guests, Arcade, Panels, Exhibition Hall, Cosplay Contest and Masquerade, Dance Party, Lolita Tea Party, Table Top and Video Game Tournament.


Name: Genericon
Date: July 30- Aug 2
Location: Troy, NY
Events: Artists and Artists Alley, Dance, Guests, Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Vendors, AMV Contest, Badge Contests, Conbook Cover Contest, T Shirt Design Contest, Cosplay Events, Craftsmanship Contest.

Name: Otakon
Date: July 31- Aug 2
Location: Washington DC
Events: AMV Contest, ANIBeat Idol Stage, Cosplay Coordination, Dance, Gaming Hall, Hall Costume Contest, Hall Costume Contest Rules, Hiro's Lounge, Lip Sync for your Cosplay, LARP, Lolita Garden, Lyra's Formal Ball, Maid Cafe, Masquerade, Manga Library, Otacafe, Otakon Makerspace, Panels, Photo Suite, Portable Kaiju Super Battle League, Project Cosplay, Workshops



AUGUST:


Name: Flamecon
Date: TBA
Location: Manhattan, NY
Events: Flame Con is the world’s largest queer comic con. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more! Geeks of all types are invited to attend and celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture. Flame Con brings together the queer fan community on an unprecedented scale. Currently drawing in over 7,000 attendees to the event, Flame Con continues to be New York City’s largest queer comic con. Each year Flame con strives to improve on the years before, always striving to be as welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible, and offer more guests, more art, and more celebration of queer geeks everywhere!


Name: Plastic City Comic Con
Date: Aug 1
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Events: Comic Book, Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists, Writers, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.


Name: Boston Comic Con
Date: August 7-9
Location: Boston,MA
Events: Celebrity Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artist Alley


Name: TerrifiCon
Date: August 14-16
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 21-23
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: Hempstead, NY
Date: August 22
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: KeyStone
Date: Aug 28-30
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: Panels, Championship of Cosplay, Guests, Artists & Artists Alley, Celebrities, Vendors, Exhibits, Family HQ, Gaming Zone, Wrestlers


SEPTEMBER:

Name: Plattsburgh Comic Con
Date: September TBA
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Events:


Name: RoCon
Date: CANCELED
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Vendors, Artists, Fangroups, Authors, Media, Comic books, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay


Name: Albacon
Date: Sept 11-13
Location: Albany, NY
Events: Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Cosplay and Costume Contests, 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.


Name: Colossal Con East
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
Date: Sept 18-20
Events: Guests, Artists and Artists Alley, Dealres/Vendors, Cosplay


Name: Granite State Comicon
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: Sept 19-20
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: RetroCon
Location: Oaks, PA
Date: Sept 26-27
Events: Raffle Prizes, Costume Contest, Guests, Comic Books, Karaoke Contest


OCTOBER:


Name: NYComiCon
Location: New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center
Date: Oct 8-11
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: Baltimore Comicon
Date: Oct 23-25
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Dealers, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.



NOVEMBER:

NEW VENUE LOCATION
Name: J1-Con
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Date: Nov TBA
Events: Vendors, Gaming, Guests, Panels, Cosplay


Name: Retro Game Con
Location:Syracuse, NY
Date: TBA
Events: RGC Features special guests, hundreds of exhibitor tables, panel presentations from industry professionals, video game music, tournaments, tabletop games, fantastic art, video game free play, charity events, & more


Name: Rhode Island Comic Con
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 6-8
Events: Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Vendors, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Panels, Geek Dating, Kids Con, Gaming.


Name: Twin Tiers Con
Location: Elmira, NY
Date: Nov TBA
Events:


Name: Anime NYC
Date: Nov 20-22
Location: Manhattan, NY
Events: Guests, Panels, Autograph and Photo OPs, Masquerade, Anisong concert, Screening, Gaming, AMV Contest, Pin Bazaar, Artists & Artists Alley, Exhibits, Cosplay-Contest and Hospital


Name: Chessie Con
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: Nov 27-29
Events: Art Shows, Dealers, Fan Panels, Cosplay, Video Gaming, Miniature Gaming, Pick-up Games, RPGs, Workshops


DECEMBER:


Name: PAX Unplugged
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Dec TBA
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.



GENERA SPECIFIC CONS

Name: Dark Side of the Cons
Date: March 27-29
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Genera: Vampire/Goth
Events: For all the weirdos, freaks, goths, and independent thinkers who are drawn to the darkside, we welcome you! Featuring 20+ bands, special guests, performers, panels / presentations, club nights, vendors + more!
 
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Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
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Corrected. Thank you.
 

Harri51

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Not yet. Just the Facebook page and they told me at the end of the day this year
 

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
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Community Staff
Ok, I'll keep checking back.
 

Dirtdives

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OK guys, who is going where this month?

I plan on going to Pow Con again.....It has a new venue!!! It went from a small con happening in the lobby/showroom of a small hotel in Brooklyn to one of the largest venues Brooklyn has to offer. The Brooklyn EXPO Center.


JANUARY:



Name: Kotoricon
Date: Jan 10-11
Location: Sewell, NJ....Rowan College
Events:
KotoriCon, the "little anime con with a big heart" is hosted by the Japanese Anime Guild at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
Hosted by the College's Japanese Anime Guild — a popular club on the RCGC campus — the convention is a celebration of Asian culture, particularly that of Japan. Festivities include live music, comedy, panel discussions and meet-and-greets with famous voice actors, live-action role playing, gaming tournaments and screenings of animated or Japanese entertainment.


Name: AniMore
Date: Jan 11-13
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Masquerade, Dealer's Room, Artist's Alley, Video Games, Tabletop Games, Dance Events, Guests Q&A and Autographs, Boffer Games by Sleeping Samurai.


Name: Arisia
Date: Jan 18-21
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Gaming, Masquerade, Art Show, Artists & Author's Alley, Dealer's Room. Fan Tables, Blood Drive, Art Contests, Tabletop RPG.


Name: Setsucon
Date: Jan 24-26
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Guests, AMV, Hallway Cosplay, Masquerade, Panels, Contests, Artist's Alley, Vendors, Forums.

Name: Garden State Comic Fest
Date: Jan 25
Location: Morristown, NJ
Events: TBD


Name: Pow Con
Date: Jan 25-26
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Events: Vendors, Cosplay, Guests, Artists, Artists Alley, Cosplay, Exhibits, Wrestlers.
 

Benton188

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
I've got nothing until April, but I think a few of the Altoona locals will be going to Setsucon.
 

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
Community Staff
I've got nothing until April, but I think a few of the Altoona locals will be going to Setsucon.
That goes w/o saying..........Colonials are one of the featured presenters/guests.
 

Lieutenant Jaku

Well-Known Member
kinda too late but magfest just started on Thursday so I'm doing that this weekend.
get ready for fin dirtdives rave edition
 

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
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Community Staff
I mean that that its the same venue for SciFi Vally Con and that there is a large contingent of Colonial members in the area that regularly attend.
 

Harri51

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Please remove RocCon and if you had wizarding weekend. They are not doing it this year.
 

serenko3

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Two big Conventions next month that I know members are attending. Tekko in Pittsburgh PA and The Great Philadelphia Comic Con in Oaks PA
 

ArmoredAmir

Member
Name: Otakon
Date: July 31- Aug 2
Location: Washington DC


Name: Baltimore Comicon
Date: Oct 23-25
Location: Baltimore, MD

I'm not available until like second half of the year due to work and other obligations. I'm not positive on Balitmore Comicon but I know Otakon i'll be going to. Then also if there are any Halo Tournament/Microsoft Store events for nearing the Halo Infinite Launch that are in Northern Virginia (Fairfax County area), DC, or MD, I'll want to make it out for those.
 
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