Sci-Fi Conventions 2017, 2018

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Shore Leave 2018

Shore Leave

2018
Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley
Baltimore, Maryland
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The Vampire Diaries 2018

The Vampire Diaries

2018
The Marriott Hanover Hotel
Whippany, New Jersey
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Creation Entertainment's Annual Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention 2018

Creation Entertainment's Annual Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention

2018
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Steamposium 2017

Steamposium

Oct 27-29, 2017
Bell Harbor Convention center
Seattle, Washington
HonorCon 2017

HonorCon

Oct 27-29, 2017
Hilton North Raleigh / Midtown
Raleigh, North Carolina
Alien Con 2017

Alien Con

2017
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
ConClave Science Fiction Convention 2017

ConClave Science Fiction Convention

2017
Holiday Inn Detroit Livonia Conference Center
Livonia, Michigan
Windy Con 2017

Windy Con

Nov 10-12, 2017
Lombard, Illinois
Philcon 2017

Philcon

Nov 10-12, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Long Island's Dr. Who Convention (L.I. Who) 2017

Long Island's Dr. Who Convention (L.I. Who)

Nov 10-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency Long Island
Hauppauge, New York
Orycon 38 2017

Orycon 38

Nov 17-19, 2017
Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach
Portland, Oregon
Chicago TARDIS 2017

Chicago TARDIS

Nov 24-26, 2017
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Lombard, Illinois
Chessiecon 2017

Chessiecon

Nov 24-26, 2017
Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
Emerald City Steampunk 2017

Emerald City Steampunk

2017
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
Wichita, Kansas
Women in Sci-Fi and Horror Convention 2017

Women in Sci-Fi and Horror Convention

2017
The Hilton Downtown Columbus
Columbus, Ohio
Northeast Trek Con 2017

Northeast Trek Con

2017
Radisson Hotel Albany
Albany, New York
Starbase Indy 2017

Starbase Indy

2017
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Indianapolis, Indiana
Eurocon 2017

Eurocon

2017
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Anglicon 2017

Anglicon

Dec 8-10, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
Seattle, Washington
Arisia 2018

Arisia

2018
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival 2018

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

2018
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida
ETSU-Con 2018

ETSU-Con

2018
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
Boskone 2018

Boskone

2018
Westin Waterfront Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

Science fiction, or sci-fi has been a beloved genre of fiction for many years. People around the world have found joy in reading works of science fiction. One of the best ways to share this joy is at a science fiction convention. Sci-fi cons allow people to dress up as their favorite characters and celebrate the writings of their favorite authors. Attending a convention can be a great way to meet friends who share the same interests.

Sci-fi conventions started a few decades ago when the genre became popular. Hollywood writers realized they could translate epic novels to the big screen. Since then, popular franchises such as Star Wars and Star Trek have garnered many fans who love being able to identify with characters in sci-fi movies they find mirror contemporary values. People around the world have embraced this genre as they have realized how much it has to offer viewers. The opportunity to see a future that is hopeful and a vision of the world in which people cooperate for the greater good remains appealing to people of all ages.

Many events typically take place at a standard sci-fi convention. The convention will often begin with an opportunity to buy products related to the genre such as books. In many instances, participants can have the chance to listen to a guest speaker such as a science fiction or an actor in one of the science fiction movies. Many people also love the chance to dress up as a favorite character and show off their own creative skills. This is why attending a convention can be a lot of fun.