Maryland, is one of the most historically significant states in America, as it was one of the original thirteen colonies, as well as having a major part in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Considered to be ‘The Freedom State,’ Maryland is host to a wide swath of Comic, Gaming Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Collectible, and Furry conventions this 2017!
If you are a fan of indie comics and art SPX is the convention for you! Small Press Expo, in Bethesda, MD, is a Comic Convention which showcases independent comic publisher and artists! It is an excellent event featuring local and international guests, includes an awards ceremony for independent artists, and features exhibitors from around the world. This stand-alone event is home to many exhibitors, vendors, and artists looking to share their creations and ideas with you! Small Press Expo takes place fall 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland.
For lovers of Japan, Music, and Anime, Otakon is Maryland and Washington, DC’s premier anime expo! Previously based in Baltimore, MD, this 2017 marks its move to America’s capital City! Otakon is a fall 2017 exposition which has continuously grown since its conception in 1994. Hundreds of hours of anime will be screened and cosplay is not only encouraged, but rewarded. This year will feature a maid café, to serve your every whim, and Pokémon Super Battle League, for elite trainers with all eight badges! Even more – Otakon features not one, but two music Matsuris! Be sure to check out this year’s epic spy-themed event, and participate in the LARP which takes place all throughout the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Who doesn’t love a good duel to the death? Spartacon in Waldorf, MD, is a Sci-Fi and Fantasy event dedicated to the world created by the popular television series “Spartacus!” This spring, 2017, prepare to enter the violent, and lonely world of gladiators. Though there won’t be lions, spike pits, or fire obstacles, you get to take place in glorious combat against other Spartans, cheer on your favorite fighters as they fight for glory and freedom, then participate in the variety of workshops and seminars spread throughout the Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, MD!
This is only three of many fantastic conventions taking place in Maryland this year, so be sure to check out or directory to find a complete list of upcoming conventions in your area This 2017!