Colonial Cons List 2024

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Colonial Regiment covering: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

I'm sorry to say that several cons have not survived the Covid Pandemic, but do not fear!!! Many more new Cons have sprung up to not only replace but surpass the sheer number of cons available to attend. I will say w/o remorse, I will not be posting genre specific cons...... No HorrorFests, No Steampunk, and especially NO FURRY!!! Those guys give me the creeps.....eek!


JANUARY:


Name: Cosplay SnowFest
Date: Jan 27
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Cosplay SnowFest is an annual 1-day, cosplay-centric convention held in to celebrate the cosplaying community, and is solely run by student volunteers from RIT Cosplay Troupe! Each year we host a selection of special guests from the cosplay world and pop-culture media alongside various panels, stage events, a merch market full of artists and vendors, as well as our staple Cosplay Chess performance and Cosplay Contest!


Name: Arisia
Date: Jan 12-15
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Video Theater, Guests, Costuming and Costume contests, Gaming, Art Shows, Dealers Room, Artists Alley, Charity Events


Name: Wild Con
Date: Jan 13
Location: Wildwood, NJ
Events: Get ready to ring in the New Year with another exciting show hosted by the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show folks! It's going to be WILD!!!!! Yes, Wild-Con will be returning to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday January 13, 2024. Come and start off the New Year with the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show, Guests, Artists, Vendors, and Cosplayers as we return to the Wildwoods Convention Center located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.
We will have special Guest "Brimstone" joining us, as well as other guests such as Artists from the comic book industry, Creators, Writers, and Cosplayers.
As always we will have lots of great Vendors joining us with Comic Books, Anime, Manga, Trading Cards, Funko Pops, Lego, Toys, Pokemon, Retro, Pop-Culture, Crafts, Action Figures, Collectibles, and so much MORE!!!
There will also be two photographers on hand. One will be offering up photo packages and the other will have green screen backgrounds to choose from to make your con memories last long after the con is over.
We will have several Cosplay groups and Cosplayers joining us for some great photo opportunities and interactive activities as well for attendees. There will also be a Cosplay Contest for adults and children with some great prizes to be awarded to winners.


Name: Super Magfest
Date: Jan 18-21
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: Garden State Comic Fest
Date: Jan 27-28
Location: Morristown, 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!




FEBRUARY:


Name: Setsucon
Date: Feb 2-4
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Guests, AMV, Hallway Cosplay, Masquerade, Panels, Contests, Artist's Alley, Vendors, Forums.


Name: Katsucon
Date: Feb 16-18
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: NEPA Comic-Con
Date: Feb 17-18
Location: Scranton, PA
Events: Cosplay, Gaming, Contests, Guests,


Name: Happy Valley Comic & Collectibles Con
Date: Feb 24-25
Location: State College, PA
Events: HVC3 is 50,000 square feet of fun! An event full of comics, sportscards, action figures, anime, pops, celebrities and artists. Plus Magic the Gathering Tournaments and Costume Contests!


Name: Nerd Fest
Date: Feb 25
Location: Swedesboro, NJ
Events: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Nerd Fest will return to the Holiday Inn in Swedesboro on Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 10am to 4pm with some exciting guests, artists, and great vendors! Our vendors will have a variety of items Comic Books, Toys, Anime, Funko Pops, Art, NON-Sport Trade Cards, Lego, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Crafts, Collectibles and MORE!! We'll have cosplay groups for some amazing photo ops and interactive activities for youngsters and attendees. There will also be photographers offering up some great photo packages and green screen backgrounds for Cosplayers in attendance and attendees. There will be a cosplay contest as well for youngsters and adults so be sure to dress to impress as your favorite superhero, anime, or comic book character for a chance to win some awesome prizes!



MARCH:


Name: KhromaKon
Date: March 1-3
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: KhromaKon is a brand new pop culture convention coming to the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor March 1st -3rd, 2024. The meaning behind the name KhromaKon is rooted in the definition of Khroma which is color in Greek. The mission of KhromaKon is “An Experience in Full Color,” a triple entendre encompassing inclusivity and diversity that’s embraced by everyone on the board, pays homage to the directors who are melanin-infused/BIPOC, and alludes to the desire we have to hit all the sub genres of pop culture through art - from anime, comics, music, videogames and more.


Name: Puchi Con
Date: May 2-3
Location: Poconos, PA (CamelBack Resort)
Events: Artists, Guests, Maid Cafe, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Screening, Performances, Gamers, Karaoke


Name: Awesome Con
Date: May 8-10
Location: Washington, DC
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: Erie Anime-Fest
Date: March 9
Location: Erie, PA
Events: Erie Anime-Fest will have exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including: comic books, anime candy, toys, video games, anime manga, cosplay, local artwork sketches, apparel. In addition, a roster of anime industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!



Name: PAX East
Date: March 21-24
Location: Boston, MA
Events: anything and everything!!!!!


Name: Tora-Con
Date: March 23-24
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Cosplay, AMV, Mascot, Idol, Singing contests, Panels, Guests


Name: Anime Boston
Date: March 29-31
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Exhibits, Cosplay, Gaming, Guests, Late Night, Music, Programming, Social Activities, Videos Workshops


APRIL:


Name: OC Con
Date: April 6-7
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Events: Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Vendors


Name: Castle Point Anime Con
Date: April 27-28
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Karaoke, Manga Library, Video Programming, Artists Alley, Cosplay, Castle Point Pokemon League, Dance, Dealers Room, Gaming, Panels.


MAY:


Name: HELIOsphere
Date: May 3-5
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Events: GOH Reception, Masquerade Ball, Gaming, Dealers, Fan Tables


Name: Fan Expo
Date: May 3-5
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: FAN EXPO Philadelphia is the ultimate go-to event for sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Center City Philadelphia that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the Philadelphia Convention Center.
FAN EXPO Philadelphia offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world-renowned Celebrities! The show, which started as Wizard World Philadelphia in 2001, has featured celebrities and creators like Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Michael J. Fox, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Grillo, Burt Reynolds, Patrick Stewart and many more headliners.
Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Philadelphia is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.



Name: Saratoga Comic Con
Date: May 4-5
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Events: Guest Stars, Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Gaming & Tournament, After Hours Party, Vendors


Name: Thy Geedom Con
Date: May 24-26
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Acts, Anime, Artists, Board Games, Comics, Cosplay, Crafters, Panels, Table Top Games, TV/Movies, Video game Tournaments


Name: RochesterCon
Date: May 26
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: RochesterCon will have exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including: • comic books • magazines • toys • video games • movies • wrestling • sci-fi • sports cards • anime / manga • cosplay • artwork sketches • apparel & jewelry
In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!


JUNE:


Name: 3 Rivers Con
Date: June 1-2
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Panels, Gaming Events, Guest, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Art Auction, Artists, Vendors


Name: SCI-FI Valley Con
Date: June 7-9
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: Brooklyn Comic Con
Date: June 8-9
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: Boston Comic Con
Date: June 14-16
Location: Boston,MA
Events: Celebrity Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artist Alley


Name: Rhode Island Anime Con
Date: June 15-16
Location: Providence, RI
Events: Guests, Events, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay, Contests, Vendors and Artists.


Name: Hazard Con
Date: June 21-23
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: Garden State Comic Fest
Date: June 22-23
Location: Morristown, 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!


Name: Sugoi Pop Con
Date: June 22-23
Location: Fishkill, NY
Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Vendor / Artist, Exhibitor Space, Convention Guests, Cosplay, Panels, Oishii! Cafe, Smash Tournament, Dealers, IchiRockU Live! Cosplay &
Cosplay Contest, K-Pop Random Play Dance, Ultimate Jan Ken Pon – Rock, Paper, Scissors!!, Japanese Festival Games, Pok emon Terrarium Workshop





Name: PortConMaine
Date: June 27-30
Location: South Portland, ME
Events: Cosplay & Costume Contests, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Artists Alley, Garage Sale


Name: Nickel City Con
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: June 28-30
Events: WELCOME TO NICKEL CITY COMIC CON! Imagine a room filled with the world’s greatest Super Heroes, movie & television characters, and yes, even the Villains. A giant space where this world and the world of fantasy collide – that’s Nickel City Con. NCC is Upstate NY’s Largest Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention.
We bring the biggest names in the entertainment industry right here so you can meet & see them up close. From photo opportunities to fan panels, leading stars open up and answer your questions about what it’s really like to make all the fantastic movies, tv shows and comics you love. NCC is an amazing fan experience.


Name: Hershey ComicCon
Date: June 29-30
Location: Hershey, PA
Events: Come for a day full of celebrities, special guests, vendors, comic book creators, and more! Door Prizes, Cosplay, and additional events will occupy the day with lots to do!


JULY:


Name: Contropolis
Date: July 13-14
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Guests, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Wrestlers, Artists, Voice & Anime Guests, Displays, Exhibitions, Autographs, Photo OPs, Vendors, Geek Speed Dating.


Name: Tekko
Date: July 18-21
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contest*, Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Guests, Fashion Showing, Panels.
*Primarily Japanese themed but open to Western Costumes


Name: ConnectiCon
Date: July 18-21
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: Plastic City Comic Con
Date: July 20
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Events: Comic Book, Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists, Writers, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.


Name: NiagaraCon
Date: July 27
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Events: NiagaraCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful City Niagara Falls, New York. Striving to be New York's best and truest comic convention featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As a long-time collector of comics and pop culture items the promoter brings New York an event that will satisfy any fandom!
NiargaraCon will have exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including: • comic books • magazines • toys • video games • movies • wrestling • sci-fi • sports cards • anime / manga • cosplay • artwork sketches • apparel & jewelry
In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!


AUGUST:


Name: Otakon
Date: Aug 2-4
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: Wellsboro ComicCon
Date: Aug 10
Location: Wellsboro, PA
Events: Pop’s Culture Shoppe is proud to present the Wellsboro Comic Con. Our goal is to create an exciting, fun, family friendly, safe showcase of talent, creativity, and community. At Pop’s Culture Shoppe, we strive to provide a safe, family friendly environment and quality products for social interaction, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, imagination, and hands-on learning and play for all ages, with helpful and friendly customer service. Put another way, we want people to take the time to play together. To accomplish this mission, our store provides non-electronic games and activities and a free community space to put down our phones, make eye to eye contact, and play and laugh together.


Name: Wicked ComiCon
Date: Aug 10-11
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Guests, Cosplay, Comics, Vendors, Exhibits,

Name: TerrifiCon
Date: Aug 16-18
Location: Uncasville, CT
Events:Artists & Writers, Media & Cosplay Guests, Dealers, Vendors, Exhibits, Panels, Kids Con Events, After Hours Events, Gaming, Cosplay & Costume Contests


Name: Flamecon
Date: Aug 17-18
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: Tropic Con
Date: Aug 17-18
Location: Long Island, NY
Events:Tropic Con was founded in 2019 with the idea to create a fun and safe environment for the local fandom communities throughout the Northeast to come together and share in all the Pop Culture that they love.
Tropic Con is a Convention made by fans for fans and we strive to create a Pop Culture Paradise for all who walk through our doors.
We have the very best vendors and artists in the area selling everything from comics, toys, collectibles, anime figures, plush, pins, amazing artwork, trading cards, you name it, we have it! Not to mention we host he largest Cosplay Contest Long Island has ever seen!!
We strive to create the ultimate fan experience for EVERYONE.


Name: RisuCon
Date: Aug 17-18
Location: Montgomery County, MD
Events: The Montgomery County Comic & Cosplay Club is a social club of people who are passionate about comics, anime, and cosplay - and everything related to it! Not only do members come together at social events and on social media, but they host their annual meeting - RisuCon - a convention with media screenings, seminars, contests, cosplay, vendors, and more!
In 2023, the MCCCC held MonkeyCon, but after the event we changed the name to RisuCon. Risu means squirrel in Japanese. Japan is the source of so much of our fandom and inspiration, and... there are a LOT of squirrels in Maryland.


Name: Anime NYC
Date: Aug 23-25
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: Harrisburg Comic & Pop Con
Date: Aug 24-25
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Events: Starting in 2016 Four State Comic-Con has been offering a convention to celebrate all things comics, anime, games, sci-fi, movies, and pop culture! Usually held 2 times a year in Hagerstown, MD we have decided to change locations for our fall event.
Our 2 Day event offers over 100,000 Sq. Feet of Celebrity Guests, Comics, Cosplay, Contests, Panels, Guest Artists, and many vendors including Comic, Anime and Pop Culture goods!


Name: Natsukashii Con
Date: Aug 30 - Sept 1
Location: York, PA
Events: A Magic tournament that pays out up to $1,000 (Prize pool dependent on participation.), Pokémon card tournaments all weekend, Video game tournaments, Free play board game area, Original Character show, Anime themed Wrestling, LARP, Group Meet ups, Dealers Hall, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Workshops, Arcade Room, Charity Events, On-site Laser Tag and much more.


SEPTEMBER:


Name: Colossal Con East
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
Date: Sept 5-8
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: Flower City Comic Con
Date: Sept 14-15
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: Baltimore Comicon
Date: Sept 20-22
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Dealers, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Granite State Comicon
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: Sept 21-22
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!


OCTOBER:


Name: NYComiCon
Location: New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center
Date: Oct 17-19
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: Carlisle Comic Con
Date: Oct 18-19
Location: Carlisle, PA
Events: Arts, Crafts, Manga, Artists Ally, Vendors, Exhibits, Video Games, Comics, Collectibles, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests.


Name: DerpyCon
Date: Oct 25-27
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Events: DerpyCon is New Jersey’s Anime, Gaming, Sci-Fi, and Comic Convention, bringing every nerdy genre under one roof. Held since 2014, DerpyCon has been providing New Jersey a premier geek event filled with panels, concerts, video gaming, cosplay, vendors, dances, LARPs, artists, and so much more!


NOVEMBER:


Name: Rhode Island Comic Con
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 1-3
Events: Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Vendors, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Panels, Geek Dating, Kids Con, Gaming.



CONS W/O DATE:


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