Comic Con Conventions 2017, 2018

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017

Comic-Con International: San Diego

Jul 20-23, 2017
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
Florida Supercon 2017

Florida Supercon

Jul 27-30, 2017
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Miami, Florida
Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con

Sep 21-23, 2017
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wizard World - Chicago 2017

Wizard World - Chicago

Aug 24, 2017
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
Comic Con Palm Springs 2017

Comic Con Palm Springs

Aug 25-27, 2017
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Palm Springs, California
Avalon Expo 2017

Avalon Expo

Aug 25-27, 2017
Mile One Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland
Badlands Super-Con 2017

Badlands Super-Con

Aug 25-27, 2017
Eastern Plains Event Center
Glendive, Montana
Colorado Springs Comic Con 2017

Colorado Springs Comic Con

Aug 25-27, 2017
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2017

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Aug 25-27, 2017
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
West Virginia Pop Culture Convention 2017

West Virginia Pop Culture Convention

Aug 26-27, 2017
Mylan Park Expo Center
Morgantown, West Virginia
Vermont Comic Con 2017

Vermont Comic Con

Aug 26-27, 2017
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Convention Center
Burlington, Vermont
Vermont Comiccon 2017

Vermont Comiccon

Aug 26-27, 2017
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
South Burlington, Vermont
Capital City Comic Con 2017

Capital City Comic Con

Aug 26, 2017
Breslin Center
East Lansing, Michigan
Fort Collins Comic Con 2017

Fort Collins Comic Con

Aug 26-27, 2017
Northside Aztlan Community Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
Comic Conversation 2017

Comic Conversation

Aug 27, 2017
Baldwinsville Public Library
Baldwinsville, New York
Indiana Toy and Comic Expo 2017

Indiana Toy and Comic Expo

Aug 27, 2017
Courtyard Marriott Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
Fan Expo Canada 2017

Fan Expo Canada

Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Burg Comics Con 2017

Burg Comics Con

Bonan Business Center
Harrisburg, Illinois
Super Toy Con 2017

Super Toy Con

Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Newark Comic Con 2017

Newark Comic Con

Newark Waterfront Center
Newark, New Jersey
Fan Lexicon 2017

Fan Lexicon

Lexington Hotel and Riverwalk
Jacksonville, Florida
Meta Con 2017

Meta Con

Sep 1-3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
San Francisco Comic Con 2017

San Francisco Comic Con

Sep 1-3, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

A comic con, short for comic book convention, is a an event that focuses on comic books. These events are typically held in convention centers, hotels, or space large enough for a group of fans to meet. Cities usually have about one comic con each year and major metropolitan areas can host several a year. Most comic cons typically last three days, but some cons that have grown substantially, are now adding a fourth day. They usually start at about 10am and end roughly at 7pm, but some events go on late into the night.

Fans at these conventions get to meet with comic book writers, artists, actors, and voice actors. Over the years, comic cons have grown into celebrations of pop culture and now include anime, sci-fi, gaming and horror. Because of this, it’s now fairly common to see famous people from movies, TV, wrestling, sports or even YouTube, at a comic con! One of the most enjoyable experiences at a comic con is the wide variety of attending fans who choose to cosplay as their favorite characters. And if you are in a shopping mood, there are exhibitors selling a wide range of unique merchandise on just about everything imaginable. As well as artists in artist alley, selling one of a kind artwork.

Another aspect to a comic con is the wide variety of panels fans are able to attend. Panels include things such as how to get into the comic industry, tips on cosplay poses, fandom discussions, and much more. Comic cons with an emphasis to gaming can host several tournaments in table-top gaming, board games, collectible cards, and of course video games. If you are interested in going, prices usually range between $20 and $45 a day. Fridays are usually the least busiest day but a lot of celebrities aren’t available for pictures and autographs. The best day to go is Saturday but expect long lines.