COLONIAL CONS 2021


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As the cons comity come to some decisions regarding holding their cons and dates, I will post as quickly as I can. I'm sorry to say some cons will not be returning at all this year....perhaps they will in 2022.....



MAY:


Name: Castle Point Anime Con
Date: May 1-2 VIRTUAL ONLY (on multiple platforms)
Location: Your House.....(Duh....Virtual)
Events: Karaoke, Manga Library, Video Programming, Artists Alley, Cosplay, Castle Point Pokemon League, Dance, Dealers Room, Gaming, Panels.


JUNE:


Name: Garden State Comic Fest
Date: June 4-6
Location: Elizabeth, NJ
Events: Artists, Guests, Vendors, Cosplay.......and a few other things......website is a bit thin on info
Garden State Comic Fest is proud to bring you GSCF: Summer Edition 2021!

Summer Edition will be taking place June 4,5,6th at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth NJ.

That's right! An amazing new venue as we will be taking over a great space that was formerly the Century 21 department store*. 34,000sft of comic and pop culture greatness! Its all about location and this is awesome!
*Yeah, this little tidbit of info didn't hurt me at all.......RIP C-21......I miss my job there!!!! You Suck Corona!!!!


Name: Brooklyn Comic Con
Date: June 11-13
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Venue info will be coming soon)
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: Anime Next
Date: June 11-13
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Events: AMV, Danve, Game Shows, Hall Cosplay Contest, Karaoke, Masquerade, Panels, Workshops, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: PortConMaine
Date: June 24-27
Location: South Portland, ME
Events: Cosplay & Costume Contests, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Artists Alley, Garage Sale


JULY:


Name: Salt City Comic Con
Date: July 3-4
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: Hazard Con
Date: July 10 VIRTUAL ONLY
Location: Erie, PA......but you can attend right from you bedroom......just make sure you have your pants on!!!
Events: Guests, Arcade, Panels, Exhibition Hall, Cosplay Contest and Masquerade, Dance Party, Lolita Tea Party, Table Top and Video Game Tournament.


Name: EternalCon
Date: July 11-12
Location: Uniondale, NY
Events: Art Show, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Film Festival, Car Show, Super Hero Night, Parade, Gaming Tournament, Panels, Movie Prop Displays, Special Performances, Children's Events, Vendors, Media & Cosplay Guests, Artists Alley, Photo OPs


Name: Plastic City Comic Con
Date: July 17
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Events: Comic Book, Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists, Writers, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.


Name: TerrifiCon
Date: July 30- Aug 1
Location: Uncasville, CT
Events:Artists & Writers, Media & Cosplay Guests, Dealers, Vendors, Exhibits, Panels, Kids Con Events, After Hours Events, Gaming, Cosplay & Costume Contests


AUGUST:


Name: Otakon
Date: Aug 6-8
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


Name: Boston Comic Con
Date: Aug 6-8
Location: Boston,MA
Events: Celebrity Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artist Alley


Name: Awesome Con
Date: Aug 20-22
Location: Washington, DC
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: Liberty City Anime Con
Date: August 26-29
Location: New York City, NY
Events: Panels, Vendors, Guests & Entertainers, Cosplay and Costume Contest, Game Tournaments, Anime Screening, Concerts, Balls, Dances, Artists


SEPTEMBER:


Name: Momento Con
Date: Sept 4-5
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Celebrities, Panels, Autographs, Photo OPs, Meet and Greet, Exhibits, Cosplay, Contests

Name: ConnectiCon
Date: 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: Colossal Con East
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
Date: Sept 17-19
Events: Guests, Artists and Artists Alley, Dealers/Vendors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Formal Ball, Video Games and Arcades, Otaku Art and Craft Fair, Otaku Flea Market, After Hours Water-park, Panels and tons more....


Name: Granite State Comicon
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: Sept 18-19
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 25-26
Events: Raffle Prizes, Costume Contest, Guests, Comic Books, Karaoke Contest


Name: Flower City Comic Con
Date: Sept 25-26
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.


OCTOBER:


Name: SCI-FI Valley Con
Date: Oct 8-10
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: Baltimore Comicon
Date: Oct 22-24
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Dealers, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


NOVEMBER:


Name: Rhode Island Comic Con
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 5-7
Events: Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Vendors, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Panels, Geek Dating, Kids Con, Gaming.


Name: Anime NYC
Date: 19-21
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: Saratoga Comic Con
Date: Nov 20-21
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Events: Guest Stars, Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Gaming & Tournament, After Hours Party, Vendors


DECEMBER:


Name: Tekko
Date: Dec 9-12
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contest*, Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Guests, Fashion Showing, Panels.
*Primarily Japanese themed but open to Western Costumes


Name: PAX Unplugged
Date: Dec 10-12
Location: Philiadelphia, PA
Events: Exhibits, Panels, Omegaton, Performers, Tournaments, Latin Lounge, Pax Together, Pin Trading, AFK Room, Diversity Lounge, Pax XP, Pax Arena, Tabletop and PC Gaming, VR Freeplay, Cosplay...and much much more.

CONS WITH DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER:


Name: Great Philadelphia Comic Con
Date: TBA in April 2021
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Panels, Photo OPs, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest


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


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: INBEONCON
Location: Hempstead, NY
Date: TBA
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: NYComiCon
Location: New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center
Date: TBA.......OK, the website is down but this is such a large con I can't yet put it in the "No info" category just yet......
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: J1-Con
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Date: TBA
Events: Vendors, Gaming, Guests, Panels, Cosplay


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


CONS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021 WITH NEW DATES IN 2022:

Name: HELIOsphere
Date: April 8-10 2022
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Events: GOH Reception, Masquerade Ball, Gaming, Dealers, Fan Tables


Name: Thy Geedom Con
Date: May 27-29 2022
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Acts, Anime, Artists, Board Games, Comics, Cosplay, Crafters, Panels, Table Top Games, TV/Movies, Video game Tournaments


Name: 3 Rivers Con
Date: TBA
Location: West Mifflin, PA
Events: Panels, Gaming Events, Guest, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Art Auction, Artists, Vendors


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


CONS CANCELLED NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE:


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


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


Name: White Plains ComicFest
Date:
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: Hudson Valley Con
Date:
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: Nickel City Con
Date:
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:
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: Heroes&Villains Fan Fest
Location: Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Expo Center
Date:
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: KeyStone
Date:
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: Panels, Championship of Cosplay, Guests, Artists & Artists Alley, Celebrities, Vendors, Exhibits, Family HQ, Gaming Zone, Wrestlers


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


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


Name: Albacon
Date:
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: Twin Tiers Con
Location: Elmira, NY
Date: Nov 14-15
Events:
 

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