Southern Cons 2018 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 5-7 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 26-28 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...... FEBRUARY: Name: MGA Con Date: Feb 16-18 Location: Macon, GA Events: Middle Georgia Comic Convention is a 2 day event being held from 16th to 18th Feb 2018 at ANDERSON CONFERENCE CENTER Macon, USA. This event showcases products like mga con is an annual comic convention held at the macon centreplex in macon ga. Mga con has a variety of events such as a dealer’s room, artist alley, panels, workshops, and a costume contest etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals, Toys & Games industries. Name: ETSU Con Date: Feb 17-18 Location: Johnson City, TN Events" Artists Alley, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Exhibitors, Anime, Sci-Fi, Comics, Video Games. Name: PensaCon Date: Feb 23-25 Location: Pensacola, FL Events: Media Guests, Artists, Photo OPs, Autographs, Panels, Special Activities, Artists Alley, Vendors, Exhibitors, Film Festival, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests. Name: Con Nooga Date: Feb 23-25 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: Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture EXPO Date: Feb 24-25 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! MARCH: Name: Lexington Comic and Toy Con Date: March 9-11 Location: Lexington, KY Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Exhibitors, Vendors, Gaming, Toys and Collectibles, Artists Alley, Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror. Name: Hero Hype Convention Date: March 10-11 Location: Miami, FL Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Comics, Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Laser Tag Name: NC Comicon Oak City Date: March 17-18 Location: Raleigh, NC Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Media, Workshops, Panels, Comic Books and Collectibles, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest. Name: Dyersburg Comic & Pop Culture Con Date: March 17-18 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 backgrounds. Name: Collective Con Date: March 23-25 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: SC Comicon Date: March 24-25 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: Marble City Comicon Date: April 21-22 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. MAY: Name: Tidewater Comicon Date: May 12-13 Location: Virginia, VA Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Exhibitors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest. Name: MegaCon Date: May 24-27 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: MomoCon Date: May 24-27 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. JUNE: Name: Tricon Date: June 2 Location: Huntington, WV Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest. Name: Magic City Con Date: June 8-10 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: Heroes Convention Date: June 15-17 Location: Charlotte, NC Events: Artists Alley, Exhibitors, Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Special Activities. Name: Fanboy EXPO Date: June 29- July 1 Location: Knoxville, TN Events: Guests, Comics, Dealers, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Assorted Contests, Special Events. AUGUST: Name: Tampa Bay Comic Con Date: Aug 3-5 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: DragonCon Date: Aug 30-Sept 3 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. SEPTEMBER: NOVEMBER: Name: ShadowCon Date: Nov 2-4 Location: Tampa Bay, FL Events: Panels, Guest Signings, live performances, dances, formal balls, group meet ups, outdoor festival games, a full game room, a L.A.N room, table top gaming, contests, a boffer pit, a full vendors room, an artist area, and so much more.