Massachusetts is a global leader and destination, in Biotechnology, Higher Education, Finance, engineering, and maritime trade. These diverse fields attract people from all around the world to its capital, Boston, and has sparked a massive Gaming, Anime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Collectibles, Furry, and Comic Convention Scene.
Multiple events take place in Boston, MA each year, aimed at Comic, Anime, and Sci-fi fans. These include ‘Boston Comic Con,’ which takes place late fall 2017, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, MA, USA. Over 200,000 sq ft. of space is dedicated to over 500 exhibits, and a vast selection of artists, crafters, and guests from the Comic, TV, and Film industries! Cosplay is a huge part of this Celebration, and events include a Cosplay Parade, Contests, and the new CosSpace – an area dedicated to learning and creating. Each year attracts hundreds of independent artists and crafters, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to find merchandise, memorabilia, rare comics, and original artwork!
Anime Boston is the north east’s largest Anime Expo and takes place spring 2017 in the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. This incredibly fun event, has contests, screenings, Cosplay Masquerades, AMV competitions, and 18+ events. This is a family event, however, after dark, it becomes an adult only party, featuring raves, hentai, gaming, and more.
Science Fiction and fantasy fans from around the world arrive each winter to visit Boskone, New England’s longest running Sci-Fi convention. Taking place winter 2017, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Mass, this weekend event includes panels, demonstrations, discussion groups, movies and television, gaming, singing and dance, and more. Weekend long RPG campaigns and free plays are held, and the Dealers room is dedicated exclusively to science fiction and fantasy content. The art show is a collection of national and international art, sculpture, and photography, all for purchase, with a definite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Theme!
Pinballers, Nostalgists, and gamers unite at Pintastic New England, which is Massachusetts first pinball and game room exposition! Over 200 Pinball tables are open for free play, craft beer is for sale, and a variety of exclusive swag is available for sale. This event also offers a children zone, filled with clowns, entertainment, face painting, and balloon animals! Pintastic New England in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, takes place This summer, 2017.
Many other conventions are taking place in Massachusetts this 2017, so be sure to browse our listings to find the Expo for you!