Upcoming Comic Conventions 2017

FlameCon
Aug 19-20, 2017
New York City, New York
The FlameCon is a two-day convention that takes place in Brooklyn, New York. It is an entertainment and arts convention featuring works by the best in the LGBTQ community. Started in June 2015 as a one-day convention, FlameCon brought together over 2,200 people from all around the world to celebrate the LGBTQ pop culture and lifestyle. Because of 2015’s success, the 2016 FlameCon will host a wider variety of guest stars, entertainment venues, and cosplays. FlameCon will host celebrities such as New York City artist, Agent Wednesday, and illustrator, Aimee Fleck. Trans novelist, Elliott DeLine, will be there in person to sell his books about the transgender experience. Other guests include the author of Batman & Robin Eternal, James Tynion IV, artist of the graphic novel Tana Ford, and comic illustrator Wendy Xu.
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StocktonCon
Aug 19-20, 2017
Stockton, California
First started in 2011, as a single day family event, aimed at raising awareness of the amazing artists in California, StocktonCon has quickly grown into a fully-fledged weekend convention featuring Music, celebrity guests, comics, cosplay contests, art contests, gaming tournaments, and more! This fall, 2017, StocktonCon, presented by Utility Telecom and sponsored by Carrillo Davalos, proudly returns to Stockton, to celebrate their 6th anniversary!
Celebrity personalities, and actors, appearing at StocktonCon 2017 include wrestling legend Ric Flair, the Black Power Ranger Walter Jones, Alan OppenHeimer, and voice actor Loren Lester. Professional artists, writers, and illustrators, attending StocktonCon include one shot legend Paola Rivera, Creator of Skald Aubrey Sitterton, Black Panther’s Brian Stelfreeze, and IDW’s ver...
NEO Comic Con
Aug 20, 2017
North Olmstead, Ohio
Neo Comic Con is a one-day Comicon in North Olmstead, Ohio. Only three years old, it was a huge hit with the residents of N. Olmstead, and quickly flourished! Featuring a new venue, and free admission to children and those in cosplay, this 25,000 square feet convention is filled with vendors, comics, artists, panels, gaming, and more.
Guests coming to Neo Comic Con include Kevin Nowlan, creator, artist, writer, and playwright Bob Hall, Creator of Marvel’s Black Goliath and DC’s Black Lightning, editor and writer Marc Sumerak, and Gumbo Publisher Aaron Archer. Megaton Man, Bizzare Heroes, and Border worlds, creator Don Simpson will be in attendance as well as more than 25 other comic industry guests! Also appearing is Invasion of the Podcast!,The Confused Greenies, a Patchwork improv and devised theater troupe, and Up in ...

Upcoming Gaming Conventions 2017

Gamescom
Aug 22-26, 2017
Cologne, Germany
Gamescom is Europe’s largest trade fair, focusing on interactive gaming and entertainment. Organized by Koelnmesse, who has been holding shows since 1924, Gamescom is a particularly unique event which caters to both individuals and businesses! This fall marks the much-anticipated return of Gamescom to Cologne, Germany, for its ninth year.
Individual visitors to Gamescom can expect to be greeted by breathtaking outdoor and performances, live acts, interactive displays, and the latest technology and news from the gaming world. Europe’s top gamers are also in attendance to present a master class gaming spectacle.
Cosplay has made its way into the gaming culture, and Gamescom recognizes this, by hosting the cosplay village. This area is dedicated to not only cosplay but manga and art as well. A high stakes competition is...
PAX West
Sep 1-4, 2017
Seattle, Washington
PAX West is back! This widely anticipated gaming convention organized by Penny Arcade, in 2004, is returning this 2017 fall to Seattle, Washington! Since its conception, Pax is had nearly doubled in attendance each year, attracting visitors from around the world, until it became so large that it branched into four public conventions! Featuring hours of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and concerts, PAX West has eight theaters that will be running hourly events, and dedicated areas for Handheld, Console, Arcade, PC and Tabletop Tournaments!
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NerdBot Con
Sep 30, 2017
Pasadena, California
The Nerdbot Con 2016 is held in Pasadena, California. The Nerdbot Media organization works to keep together all things "nerdy", including video games, movies, television and cosplay. They have spent the last several years traveling and covering different conventions. Nerdbot Media works to promote “nerd culture”. This year, they aim to achieve something different. 
They have organized the Nerdbot Con, bringing all their interesting findings to one place. Nerdbot states that “we want to make it fun and interactive for all attendees.” The day will be filled with games, contests, and panels to appeal to all. Events will include an interactive cosplay contest, never done before. Artist Alley will contain work from a variety of different genres. Over 100 vendors include representations from Anime, Marvel, DC, Disney, ...

Upcoming Anime Conventions 2017

Ichibancon
Jan 11-14, 2018
Concord, North Carolina
Ichibancon is a bright, lively three day festival of anime and Japanese pop culture. The word Ichiban is derived from the Japanese word for ‘best’ or ‘number one’ and it certainly lives up to that accolade.
It has a busy programme of events, including workshops and guest panels, dealers and vendors, artists, contests, karaoke, and loads more. There are two Cosplay competitions, with masquerade skits and catwalk displays in front of the judges, and throughout the weekend, Glow Stick Dances are happening, with bassthumping beats, motion and lights. The music is provided by Speedycake and his Japanese Hardcore sound, DJ4x, who specialises in an original blending of eclectic tracks, and Drum and Bass DJ Haji.
The Okatu Flea Market is the place to clear out all your unwanted collectables and other items, and the Ar...
Kikori Con
Mar 2-4, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona
Kikori Con is a popular and exciting anime convention held annually in Flagstaff, Arizona. This year, in November 2016, it will be held in Little America Hotel for three days of kooky and kawaii anime fun. Every year, the event is packed to the rafters with vendors, workshops, merchandise, panels, entertainment and more.
The event this year is set to feature some very special and interesting guests. These will include Power Ranger Johnny Yong Bosch, voice actors Leah Clark and Vince Mignogna, Californian rock band Eyeshine and cosplay artist YuffieBunny. So come along and meet some of your favourite stars!
The complete program for the event is yet to be decided, but anime and manga fans are guaranteed to have an awesome time, with masses of fun events and activities for all ages. Workshops and talks are on offer to help ...
Mizucon
Aug 25-27, 2017
Miami , Florida
MizuCon is an annual Anime Convention, hosted in Miami, Florida. This fall, 2017, marks the triumphant return of MizuCon, to its adoring community of fans. Organized by a dedicated team of staff with more than 30 years experience between them and sponsored by NIS America, Viz Media, Anime Pavilion, Broken Sword, and Omni Expo, MizuCon is a three-day extravaganza featuring cosplay, panels, workshops, live music, anime screenings, door prizes, raffles, and giveaways!
Media guests appearing at MizuCon 2017 include voice actors Greg Ayres of Full Metal Panic, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Full Metal Alchemist; John Swasey of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, One Piece, Halo Legends, and Soul Eater; Tia Ballard of Blood-C, Fairy Tail, and Summer Wars. Nerdcore rapper Raheem, Mega Ran, Jarbo will be performing his game influenced ...

Upcoming Sci-Fi Conventions 2017

Confluence 2018
Jul 27 - , 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Confluence is a full weekend (Fri-Sun) Conference with a focus on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, in literary, musical and visual arts. Part of our literary programming focuses on publishing, editing and general writing skills for authors that wish to pursue publishing with an agent and publishing house or for Indie publishing. During the three-day weekend, guest can attend, readings and educational panel presentations with authors, music concerts, poetry readings, autographing sessions, writing workshops, literary beer author discussions, writing exercises, beer tasting and science presentations. We have an art show, a dealers room, and a hospitality suite where members can relax, find refreshments or just chat with guest authors and other members of the conference. What sets Confluence apart from other Literary Conf...
Trekonderoga
Aug 25-27, 2017
Ticonderoga, New York
Created by James Cawley, Trekonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY, is a long-running star trek and pop culture convention, hosted in the fall. Sponsored Denton Publishing, and Alpha: 2017, Trekonderoga features celebrity guests, the Star Trek: TOS Set Tour, hours of workshops and panels, and a large exhibition and vendors area, dedicated to delivering you the rarest of the rare pop culture merchandise, as well as art and artisan grade crafts.
Guests appearing at Trekonderoga include Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov,) Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura,) Eddie Paskey (Mr. Leslie,) Lee Meriwether (Lorisa,) Mary Linda Rapelye (Irina Galliulin,) BarBara Luna (Lieutenant Marlena Moreau,) Charlie Brill (Arne Darvin,) and Michael Dante (Maab). All celebrities will be at the event for its duration, will be participating in panels, signing autogra...
Escape Velocity
Sep 1-3, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
NASA and the Museum of Science Fiction are working together to promote STEAM education by bringing together Escape Velocity 2016 in Washington, DC. But to make things more interesting and fun, they intend to fuse together the fun of comic cons and fascination of science festivals. Escape velocitys main objective is to get young people excited and interested for science, technology, engineering, art and math, otherwise known as STEAM. Essentially the term STEAM is very much similar to the popular term STEM, but with an a for arts included. Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry the creator of Star Trek, will be a keynote speaker. Other guests will include a NASA shuttle commander, physicists, scientists, engineers, and writers. This family friendly event will be a one of a kind Sci-Fi convention and one kids will surely e...