Southern Cons 2020

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
Community Staff
Southern Regiment Covering: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia



JANUARY:


Name: Wizard World
Date: Jan 3-5
Location: New Orleans, LA
Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibitors, Celebrity Vehicles and Props, Games, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Star Wars Fan Experience, Panels, Marvel vs DC: The Great Debate, Workshops.


Name: Kami-Con
Date: Jan 31- Feb 2
Location: Birmingham, AL
Events: AMV Contests, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Dodgeball, Kami-Con Rave, Kazha Concert, Vocaliod Concert, Con Show Game, Special Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Anime Screenings, Arcade, Artists Alley, Dealers, Gaming Rooms, Kami Shop, Pokecenter and much much more......


Name: Animazing Con
Date: Jan 31- Feb 2
Location: Savannah, GA
Events: SAVANNAH ANIMAZING CON IS A 2-DAY CONVENTION HELD ANNUALLY AT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY SPORTS COMPLEX IN SAVANNAH GA! SAVANNAH ANIMAZING CONS PRIDES ITSELF ON OFFERING FAN EVENTS FOR ALL-AGES CELEBRATING THE ARTS AND CULTURE OF JAPANESE ANIME (ANIMATION), MANGA (COMICS), AND COSPLAY (COSTUME-PLAY). SAVANNAH ANIMAZING CON HAS THREE GOALS IN HOSTING ITS EVENTS: Provide a venue for fans of Animation and Manga to come together in a festive environment. Educate people about the history and culture surrounding anime and manga, by hosting guests from the industry. Learn about Japanese culture through animation and comics.


FEBRUARY:


Name: Star City Anime
Date: Feb 7-9
Location: Roanoke, VA
Events: Panels, Dances, Formal Dance, Anime Screenings, Video Gaming, Autographs, Blood Drive, Guests, Cosplay, Cosplay Contest, Dealers, Artists.

Name: ConVoluted Con Cruise
Date: Feb 9-16
Location: Miami, FL
Events: Cabin for 7 Days and Night, All Taxes and Port Fees, On Board Meals in the ships many restaurants, Fabulous entertainment and daily activities, $50 on board credit (per cabin) (if you were on the 2019 cruise), ConVoluted CON Cruise Tee Shirt, Costume Contest, Carla Nails Memorial Pirate Pub Crawl, Each cabin will receive a bottle of Champagne and Chocolates, And many more cosplay/geek themed activities and events to be announced



Name: Con Nooga
Date: Feb 21-23
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Events: Anime, Comics, Authors, Live Music, Sci-Fi, Horror, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Fantasy, Media, Gaming, Assorted Contests, Panels, Star Wars vs Star Trek Debate, LARP Tournament, Charity Poker, Room Parties, Big Wheel Racing- Kids and Adults, Photo OPs.


Name: PensaCon
Date: Feb 28- March 1
Location: Pensacola, FL
Events: Media Guests, Artists, Photo OPs, Autographs, Panels, Special Activities, Artists Alley, Vendors, Exhibitors, Film Festival, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.

Name: AnniCon
Date: Feb 29
Location: Anniston, Al
Events: Gaming, Anime and Manga, Asian Culture Activities, Special Guests, Music, Art and Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors.


MARCH:


Name: My-Con
Date: March 7
Location: Orlando, FL
Events: MY-CON is a combination of a comic convention and anime convention, hosting a cosplay contest, local artists and exhibitors. Our show is the one day that will bring all of your geek needs to you without all the craziness or cost associated with other comic conventions.


Name: CalusaCon
Date: March 15
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Events: CalusaCon brings all of your favorite pop culture genres to Fort Myers at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. As long time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, cosplay, animation, sci-fi, fantasy and featured vehicles, the promoters and Fort Myers welcome you to their world! The show will have a lot of exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related attractions are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss! Meet the Over 100 Cosplayers, Guests and Attractions all under the same roof at CalusaCon!



Name: Amelia Con
Date: March 20-22 CANCELED
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Events: Amelia Con is Amelia Island’s premier anime, comic book, animation, video game, cosplay, sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The convention will be held on March 8-10, 2019. It’s three days of gaming and screenings and one Saturday packed with Special Guests, competitions, artists, exhibitors, and more! Nestled in the resort town of Fernandina Beach (on Amelia Island), Amelia Con offers a unique convention experience complete with white sandy beaches, lush and historical scenery for amazing photo shoots, a haunted past, and excellent local restaurants.


Name: Hero Hype Convention
Date: March 14
Location: Miami, FL
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag


Name: KaiyoCon
Date: March TBA
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Events: Guests, Artists Alley, Panels, Cosplay, Meet & Greet, Photo & Autograph OPs.


Name: Omni Fandom Expo
Date: March 20-22 POSTPONED DATE TBA
Location: Orlando, FL
Events: Guests, Shows, Masquerade, Cosplay, Lip Sync Contest, PJ Sleepover and Pillow Fort Building Contest, Video and Table Top Gaming, Exhibits.


Name: Collective Con
Date: March 20-22 POSTPONED TO JULY 17-19
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Events: North Florida's Premier Anime, Comic Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture Event returns for a 4th huge year! Collective Con will be returning to the Morocco Shrine Center in Jacksonville, FL. Children 10 and under are Free! Don't miss out on this weekend of fun with Celebrity Guests, Voice Actors from some of your Favorite Anime/Video Game, Vendors, Fan Panels, Video Game Tournaments, Cosplay Contests, After Parties and more.


Name: MidSouth Con 37
Date: March 20-22 CANCELED
Location: Memphis, TN
Events: Guests, Panels, Art Shows, Masquerade, Cosplay, Gaming, Dealers, Signing, Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing, Kaffeeklatsches (Traditional Breakfast), Guest Banquet, Charity Auction, Midnight Dance Party


Name: Lexington Comic and Toy Con
Date: March 26-29 POSTPONES TO MAY 14-17
Location: Lexington, KY
Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Exhibitors, Vendors, Gaming, Toys and Collectibles, Artists Alley, Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror.


Name: SC Comicon
Date: March 28-29 POSTPONED TO JULY 18-19
Location: Greenville, SC
Events: Hosted by Borderlands Comics and Games, SC Comicon is the Upstate’s premier comics and pop-culture convention.
This family-friendly event in Greenville, SC has something for fans of all ages—from the top creators in comics and celebrity guests, to games, toys and collectibles, and cosplayers…plus plenty of events and contests for the kids.


APRIL:


Name: MegaCon
Date: April 16-19 ANNOUNCEMENT ON MARCH 23 OF OPTIONS
Location: Orlando, FL
Events: Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Artists Alley, Kids Zone, Family Lounge, Panels, Q&A, Workshops, Seminars.


Name: Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture EXPO
Date: April 18-19 POSTPONED TO 18-19
Location: Huntsville, AL
Events: Are you ready? It’s almost time to come and enjoy the Return to fun with the 3rd annual Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo. This year we are moving the event forward a little, and introducing a lot of new things! We will be hosting the Rocket City Mayhem Smash tourney, screening some films, giving you the opportunities to meet creators and authors in person, plus having a cosplay contest, and a live auction to benefit charity. We will be having the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John; Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo; Johnny Yong Bosch, the Black Ranger, and later the Green Turbo Ranger; Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of the merc with a mouth, Deadpool; and we will have Mike Zeck and John Beatty, who will be available for you to meet – these two artists were instrumental in making the Punisher the icon that he is today! There will be lots to see and do, which means, you WILL NOT want to miss this! We are super excited to see you all there – get your tickets now!



MAY:


Name: Metrotham Con
Date: May 1-3
Location: East Ridge, TN
Events: Multi Fandom Convention Gaming, Cosplaying, Pop Culture, Music, Art, Virtual Reality, Table Top, Coin Op, L.A.R.P. Etc...


Name: Florida SuperCon
Date: May 8-10
Location: Miami, FL
Events: We'll take you on an adventure through your favorite fandoms! Florida Supercon brings special celebrity and creative guests for fans of comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and more. Get ready for the most fun you'll have all year. Bring your friends or come with your family. Anyone at any age can find something to 'geek-out' about at Supercon! Dress up in Costume or come as you are to Florida Supercon


Name: Dyersburg Comic & Pop Culture Con
Date: May 9
Location: Dyersburg, TN
Events: Dyersburg Comic and Pop Culture Con is dedicated to promoting the excitement and appreciation of comic art. Through the artists, writers, and creators of the comic industry, graphic novels, gaming and other forms of comic and fantasy entertainment.
Dyersburg Comic and Pop Culture Con will also bring to life the world of pop culture through cosplay contests, actors, TV stars, celebrities, Professional Wrestlers/personalities and other stars from a wide variety of background


Name: Hero Hype Convention
Date: May 9
Location: Tampa, FL
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag


Name: Hero Hype Convention
Date: May 9
Location: Orlando, FL
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag


Name: Tidewater Comicon
Date: May 16-17
Location: Virginia, VA
Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Exhibitors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: MomoCon
Date: May 21-24
Location: Atlanta, GA
Events: With more than 31,000 unique and over 84,000 turnstile attendance in 2017, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.


Name: ConCarolinas
Date: May 29-31
Location: Charlotte, NC
Events: ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. We call ourselves a sci-fi convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror. We host a variety of fandom related events and guests, including gaming, discussion panels, costume events, music events like SciFi Karaoke, concerts, a charity auction, a short film festival, SCA events, groups celebrating fandoms like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many more. We have a Dealer Room with vendors selling unique fandom related items. At ConCarolinas you will find something for everyone!



JUNE:


Name: Marble City Comicon
Date: TBA
Location: Knoxville, TN
Events: Marble City Comicon is a comic book convention located in Knoxville, Tennessee. MCC strives to be Tennessee's best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoters wanted to bring that style event to Knoxville TN (originally known as the Marble City)! The convention has exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children 10 and under, MCC is a family-friendly convention.


Name: NuCon
Date: TBA
Location: Gadsden, AL
Events: NuCon is a pop culture convention. There will be vendors, lecturers, panels, a costume contest and a plethora of other things to do. Vendors will include sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, anime, steampunk and zombies (and so much more). Speakers and panels will cover costuming, film making, 3D computer art, leather work and zombie topics as well as many others


Name: Rob-Con
Date: June 13-14
Location: Kingsport, TN
Events: The 34th Annual RobCon is on its way! This year will see the convention return to the Meadowview Conference Resort in Kingsport, TN on June 29th and 30th!. RobCon is a regional tradition spanning 34 years, with a lifespan that has seen it grow from a single room with a few vendors to the huge Meadowview Conference Resort; always growing and evolving to the wants and needs of the long list of fans of both Mountain Empire Comics and all things Cosplay and nerdy! Mountain Empire Comics has been a staple of the comic and gaming communities in the Tri-Cities since 1984 and has helped countless people find fun and friendship through their stores in both Johnson City and Bristol.


Name: Heroes Convention
Date: June 19-21
Location: Charlotte, NC
Events: Artists Alley, Exhibitors, Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Special Activities.


Name: Magic City Con
Date: June 19-21
Location: Birmingham, AL
Events: Guests, Special Events, KidsCon, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Dealers, Artists, Panels, Fan Tables, Con Videos, Media, Workshops.


Name: Augusta Toy & Comic Show
Date: June 27-28
Location: Augusta, GA
Events: A comic book and toy convention with over a 100 tables in a spacious venue. Come out and enjoy the day playing games, shop and meet your favorite celebrities! Cosplay, Actors and Guests, Heavy G.I.Joe Memorabilia and Collectibles.


JULY:


Name: Tampa Bay Comic Con
Date: July 10-12
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Events: Tampa Bay Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay Comic Con is Tampa’s largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet.


Name: Fanboy EXPO
Date: July 10-12
Location: Knoxville, TN
Events: Guests, Comics, Dealers, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Assorted Contests, Special Events.


Name: GaCuCon
Date: July 13-17
Location: Miami, FL
Events: We’re getting ready to set sail for our GACUCon voyage aboard the RCCL Navigator of The Seas Includes access to GACUBash VIP Party on July 13th in Miami, Fl. Anime Screenings, Art Show, Board Games, Collectable Card Games, Dance, Dinner, Formal Dance, General Cosplay All Over, Hospitality, Manga Library, Miniatures Games, Role Playing Games, Video Gaming, Workshops, Screenings.

Name: Blerdcon
Date: July 17-19
Location: Crystal City, VA
Events: Don’t miss Blerdcon “Blerd Magic” July 17-19, 2020!! Focused on Blerd culture and inclusive of our POC, Disabled, LGBTQ, Women and International geek family! A 3 day, 24 hour con based in ANIME, GAMING, COSPLAY, COMICS & SCIFI with panels, celebrity guests, presentations, workshops, gaming tournaments, cosplay contests music and dance while highlighting and showcasing the rich diversity of the minority community contributing in those genres!


Name: Hero Hype Convention
Date: July 18
Location: Orlando, FL
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag


Name: HAMACON
Date: CANCELED
Location: Huntsville, AL
Events: Guests, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, AMV Contest, Anime Viewings, Mamacon Idol Live, Video and Analog Gaming, Rave, CLAMP Formal Ball, Maid and Buttler Cafe, Dealers, Artists Alley, American Red Cross Blood Drive.


Name: Hero Hype Convention
Date: July 20
Location: Miami, FL
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag


Name: Mechacon
Date: July 24-26
Location: New Orleans, LA
Events: Artists Market, Dealers Room, Fan Groups, Charity Auction, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Mechamaid Clubhouse, Red Carpet Affair, Scavenger Hunt, Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming.



AUGUST:





SEPTEMBER:


Name: DragonCon
Date: Sept 3-7
Location: Atlanta, GA
Events: Live Performances, Artists Alley, Vendors, Gaming, Workshops, Assorted Contests, Walk of Fame, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Parade, Dragon Awards.



OCTOBER:

Name: Wasabi Con
Date: Oct 3-4
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Events: Lip Sync Battle, Costume Contest, Cosplay, Maid Cafe, Gaming, Artists Alley, Vendors.


DECEMBER:

Name: Holiday Matsuri
Date: Dec 18-20
Location: Orlando, Fla
Events: K-Pop Dance Contest, Holiday Runway Contest, Costume and Winter Cosplay Contest, Idol Fest, Charity Ball Dance, Photo Contest, Holiday Rave, 18+ Cosplay Performers and Cosplay Contest, Exhibits, Vendors, Panels.
 
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AsphyxiaOrange

New Member
Hey there, not sure if you guys had heard, but HAMACON has been permanently cancelled. They announced at their 2019 Convention that it was the last one. If you need verification on this you can check out their official Facebook page because they did update some time in July after closing out the 2019 convention.
 

Dirtdives

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
Community Staff
Holiday Matsuri date has been updated. Enjoy the con to all that go. And don't forget to post pics and report/review of the con please.
 
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