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Conventions


Conventions are meetings and events where people come for their hobby. This is a world wide list of conventions regarding fantasy and science fiction.

Date (d=days) Country town name and wiki-link type
2008-10-04 Australia Sydney SydCon Role-playing convention.
2008-09-26 (3d) USA South San Francisco Bay Yaoicon Yaoi anime and manga convention.
2008-Oct-30 (4d) USA Troy, MI http://www.youmacon.com/ Anime
2008-11-07 (3d) USA Siren, Wisconsin OmegaCon Siren Science Fiction and fantasy convention.
2008-11-21 (3d) USA Portland, Oregon OryCon Science Fiction Convention
2008-11-14 (3d) USA Lincoln, Nebraska Anime Nebraskon Anime and Gaming convention
2009-01-09 (3d) USA SeaTac, Washington RustyCon A science fiction & fantasy convention.
2009-01-22 (5d) USA San Jose, CA Further Confusion  Anthropomorphics convention
2009-03-21 (3d) USA Boston Anime Boston  Anime convention
2009-04-09 (4d) USA Seattle, Washington NorwesCon Science Fiction and Fantasy convention.
2009-04-25 (2d) The Netherlands Haarzuilens Elf Fantasy Fair convention Fantasy convention
2009-04-03 (3d) USA Monroeville, PA Tekkoshocon Japanese animation and pop culture
2009-04-04 (8wks) USA Waxahachie, TX http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com/ Renaissance Faire
2009 Easter Sweden Gothenburg GothCon Gaming convention
2009-05-22 (4d) USA Santa Clara, California BayCon Science fiction and fantasy convention.
2008 May Sweden Linköping LinCon Gaming convention
2008-05-22 (4d) USA San Jose, California FanimeCon Anime convention
2009-06-05 (3d) USA Oklahoma City, OK SoonerCon SF/ Fantasy
2009-06-06 (1d) USA Chesapeake, VA fantasci-hrcc SP/Fantasy
2009-08-13 (4d) USA Indianapolis, IN http://www.gencon.com/2009/indy/default.aspx SF/Fantasy/Gaming
2009 August USA Hartford, CT ConnectiCon Anime convention
2009 July 17-19 USA Baltimore, MD http://www.otakon.com Anime/videogame convention
2010-09-03 (1d) Australia Melbourne Arcadiance: The Fantasy Masquerade Ball http://www.guildofthegoldenowl.com/masquerade2010
2010-11-06 (2d) USA Hillsboro, TX http://www.middlefest.com/ Medieval Fantasy Faire
2011-08-17 (3d) Sweden Stockholm Eurocon The European Science Fiction Convention
2014-10-18 (2d) Belgium Ghent F.A.C.T.S. Fantasy - Anime - Comics - Toys - Science-Fiction
* USAIndiana Fated LARP


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2007-06-28 [Hedda]: If you don't know how or don't have time, just write a URL or something here as a comment!

Please don't add too small conventions, and it of course has to be one that anyone can go to.

2007-06-28 [Hedda]: OK, added, but I didn't know how to describe it and the home-page isn't that clear on how it wants to be described.

2007-06-28 [Limbed]: Oh sorry. I added Elf Fantasy Fair. Next time I'll make the wiki on my own ^^ Sorry for the trouble of making the wiki yourself Hedda. ^^;;

2007-06-28 [ForeverNothing]: please have one for toronto canada

2007-06-28 [Hedda]: [Limbed]: No problem! It's much easier to correct stuff, than it is to write it in the first place. All help is wanted <img:http://www.cathug.com/kittyemo_smile.gif>

2007-06-28 [Ramirez]: I made a quick little wiki for the Renaissance Fest. I'm not sure if you wanted me to add this to this wiki or not.. but the wiki is Renaissance Fest. I've never personally been there, but I have a lot of friends who go every year. It seems to be a big event.

2007-06-28 [Hedda]: The renaissance festivals and faires seem a little different as they last for 6-7 weeks. Maybe we should put them in their own table?

2007-06-28 [Ramirez]: As in Conventions and Festivals..? Conventions being a few days, and Festivals being...a few weeks or so? It might be easier for people to find places to go that are more flexible to their schedules, but it's not like the dates aren't given anyways. I guess it's up to you? -not sure if that question was directed at him- c.c;;

2007-06-28 [irulan]: Origins - http://www.originsgames.com/
Dragon Con - http://www.dragoncon.org/

2007-06-28 [travs the bean]: http://www.comic-con.org/ - San Diego Comic Con July 25-29 Largest con in North America Specializes in Comics, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime, Film etc. Last years attendance 114,000

2007-06-28 [Galatea]: Could you please add one from Atlanta Georgia USA, DragonCon, Starts september 1st, sci-fi/fantasy/gaming convention.

2007-06-28 [Mordigen]: I posted one for Dragon Con ;)

2007-06-28 [xido]: I also know that the Renaissance Festival/Fair happens all around the USA at different times of the year. Holly, Michigan, my hometown - is at the end of summer, and I know that one happens in Arizona and here in Louisiana sometime earlier in the year as well.... Not sure exactly when.

2007-06-28 [Lyndarsia]: I was going to post the DragonCon one. Heh, You beat me to it, Mordigen.

(I so can't wait to go. 62 days left! XD

2007-06-28 [Teufelsweib]: www.castlefest.nl
another one that should be added ;)

2007-06-28 [Lyndarsia]: Can I take over or help with the DragonCon wiki? To build it and post images and all? It will be next week when I am able to start.. but still, I have information and whatnot.

2007-06-28 [Athilea]: There is a Renissance Festival in Fairburn GA, I believe it starts around april and ends around august.

2007-06-29 [Fetish Dolly Koneko™]: www.sacanime.com (anime, gaming, fantasy, comics) and www.blizzard.com/blizzcon07/

2007-06-29 [Did you hear?]: omg i want to go to DragonCon so badly but.. sadly i dont have enough money to.. my mother is going for the 6th year because my aunt pays for her.. ill have to get pics. this year from here i guess..

2007-06-29 [EmeraldGrizzly]: There's one for all fans of the Big G! :)

2007-06-29 [Sera]: http://baycon.org/2008/index.php

For the San Francisco/Bay Area... Tooootally too lazy to make a wiki for it.

2007-06-29 [Mordigen]: Yea, Sure Lyndarsia --- I don't think I set a password on it, so you should be able to update and add to it....if i did put a password on it though, message me and i'll look it up for you.

I know the RenFest was just here in Atlanta not too long ago, it just left on June 14.....it started the last weekend of april

2007-06-29 [werethylacine]: Kansas City, Kansas, USA, has a big festival from the beginning of September to mid-October. http://www.kcrenfest.com/index2.html

St. Louis, Missouri, USA, has a moderately sized fest from mid-May to mid-June. (Although it is held an hour and a half or so's drive from St. Louis proper.)
http://www.stlrenfaire.com/

2007-06-29 [Hedda]: About Dragon Con and so on: It's not so important to write a lot of information about the event that already is on their homepage. It's better to keep the information as short as possible (Where, when, how?) and then add information that isn't on their homepage (Like which Elftowners are going there and Elftowners' photos and such).

2007-06-29 [Mordigen]: Ah, gotcha ;)

2007-06-29 [Sera]: Ah, if we're including anime and such, I've got a few more...

http://www.fanime.com/

http://www.otakon.com/default2.asp

http://www.yaoicon.com/

http://www.furtherconfusion.org/fc2008/about

http://www.anime-expo.org/

I really only know conventions in my area...

2007-06-29 [Athilea]: There's a ren fair in Atlanta? I only know about the one in Fairburn.

2007-06-29 [Mordigen]: The Renaissance festival comes every year in Atlanta ---actually, it comes twice a year, once in spring/summer, and once in the fall

2007-06-29 [Athilea]: Still, didn't know there was one in Atlanta, just the one in fairburn, here's the link http://www.garenfest.com/

Yay for finding it! *cheers*

2007-06-29 [Anvikit]: ack my entry got eatten :/ oh well I will try again. Are we supposed to put up the conventions or submit them here for addition?

2007-06-29 [Hedda]: Put them up in the table please. I'll remove stuff or correct if needed.

2007-06-30 [Rat Hacker]: Eh I think something in the new editing got messed up the Tekkoshocon is supposed to be some time in April 2008... never mind it was probably my mistake.. I don't quite know how to fix it however....

2007-06-30 [Hedda]: [Rat Hacker]: I don't get it. Tekkoshocon is listed at April next year! 2008-04-11 to 2008-04-13.

2007-06-30 [Songwriter's Cramp]: Theres an anime convention in California today (tomorrow for them)

2007-06-30 [Nochnoi Dozor]: there is a convention called OmegaCon that is going to be in birmingham alabama march 14-16 2008. it is a sciencefiction\fantasy convention, the artist Brom is going to make a appearance

2007-06-30 [Sera]: [Songwriter's Cramp]: Yeah, It's anime expo :o

2007-06-30 [Rat Hacker]: Oh never mind then... Whoops..... wait there are other 2008 ones up there *is confused*

2007-07-01 [Kuruni]: I will have a Stall at Castlefest, i hope i can see someone from here there. :)

2007-07-01 [Sera]: Haha, they should sell Elftown shirts so we can recognize each other XD

2007-07-01 [Hedda]: [Nochnoi Dozor]: Oups, I added the other OmegaCon... Damn, now I have to think about what to do with OmegaCon. I guess I'll make it an intropage for them both.

2007-07-02 [Shikitty]: There's the "Sakura Con" in Seattle,WA and the "Kumori Con" in Portland,OR

2007-07-03 [Nicoline]: are there any conventions in Canada that anyone might know about

2007-07-06 [Avoral]: DragonCon in Atlanta. It's on the last weekend of August.
Don't know exact details, so I'm not adding it.

And I SO almost went to Sakuracon.

2007-07-06 [Mordigen]: DragonCon is already added

2007-07-08 [squall_kitty]: Anime NebrasKon has been added to the list for all my mid-westerner otaku.

2007-07-10 [Shikitty]: I can look for you and see if there are any in Canada.

2007-07-10 [Firous]: Anyone know of any D&D cons in California?? I've always wanted to go and see how other people play.

2007-07-11 [dj-sean]: theres a Ren faire here in vegas in october

2007-07-21 [Did you hear?]: i get to go to dragon con im so happy!!!

2007-08-03 [Did you hear?]: cant wait till Dragon Con *squeeks* me my mom ari ari's mom and whick gonna be fun!

2007-08-05 [Hedda]: [cleartarget]: You should add your name on Dragon Con!
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2007-08-05 [mondo86em]: FantaSci 6 (2007) http://www.fantasci-hrcc.com will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on September 29th and 30th. Its located in Hampton Virginia USA.  Not sure if I'm going....

2007-08-14 [Hedda]: OK, added!

2007-08-16 [mondo86em]: Thanks

2007-12-04 [Mordigen]: Do we need to set up a completely sepperate wiki *specifically* for each convention we want featured on here? There is a TAPScon coming July 19-20 2008 which is mentioned and featured on the Elftown Paranormal Soceity but just curious if I need to set up a wiki for the sole purpose of the convention itself

2007-12-04 [Hedda]: Oh, thank you, not logged in user. Arrr! <img:stuff/yurispirateemotionarr.png><img:img/mood/10305_1126060737.gif>

2008-03-28 [Hedda]: [Mordigen]: Yes, a short wiki-page for every event is a good idea. It takes little effort to put that up and it need only to be a very small page. It makes it possible for people going to the event to ask the others who are going there about stuff.

2008-04-03 [Mordigen]: alrighty, gotcha.
thankya :)

2008-04-06 [Rat Hacker]: I thought i should tel you that Tekkoshocon on it's main site has announced it changed it's location. SOrry I did not tell you sooner.  This year it will be at/

Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree
101 Radisson Drive
Green Tree, PA 15205

2008-04-29 [Katie Staines]: Oh that Labyrinth Masquerade looks positively brilliant! Gosh, I would love to go to that. Has anyone here been? Or is it a one off event?

2008-05-14 [Summoner Wolf]: Dang. We need a furry con in the midwest.
Of course, the Shakopee Renn Fest is always lovely. <3 Go there, it's amazing!
Oh, and there is a new Renn Fest in Chippewa Falls. Maybe put that on the list?

2008-08-30 [iippo]: A suggestion was made: [522807] and I thought it could be applied to these pages (Elftowners who visit these events could add photos and information onto these wikipages)...?

2008-09-02 [Mordigen]: Suggestion: Can stuff from 2007 be cleared away so that more recent things can be listed closer to the top of the list?

2008-09-04 [Hedda]: [Mordigen]: No, but they should be updated and moved to 2008/2009. It takes a lot of work to do though. If no one else feels like a lot of editing and surfing the new dates, I'll take a look at it later.

2008-09-04 [Mordigen]: Ah, Gotcha :)
I'll try helping out finding new dates when I can -- but the list is so long now I feel cautious to try to update it myself becase I dont use the table tags often, so obviously not that familiar with it and wouldn't want to screw it up and just cause more for you or someone else to clean up.
But I will try to search some dates to help out, and what I can either list them here to be updated or message them to you -- either one you prefer.

2008-09-09 [Hedda]: OK, now I've done so much as I think is useful. Some things are closed down, some don't have a date yet and I skipped the Renaissance Festivals. I have to add more info in March or so.

2008-09-10 [Rat Hacker]: Tekkoshocon, for location should probably really say "check website" Since well it's changed so many times. I can chan ce it for you.

2008-09-10 [Hedda]: Well, as long as the location say something about which area it is in, then it's good. People should and will look at the web-site before actually deciding to go there anyway.

2008-09-10 [Rat Hacker]: Yeah you do have a point there. Sorry...

2008-09-11 [Mordigen]: Sorry I haven't been too big of a help - I've been busier than I thought :(

2008-09-12 [Hedda]: I added and made an updated version of Anime Boston.

2008-11-25 Cowboy Django: Wow I figured the Texas Renaissance Festival would be on here. I guess its technically not a convention but I dont know of any other conventions where you can buy hand made leather armor and drink meade!

2008-11-25 [Hedda]: I skipped the Renaissance Festivals as they where so many and no one cared enough to make a list of them.

2009-01-28 [Daisy_Sandybanks]: In connection with Comic Con in San Diego, California, there is also Wonder Con in San Francisco, California that happens earlier in the year (coming up soon, in fact: Feb 27th - March 1st).
I didn't see it listed, so here's the website: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/

2009-02-18 [Chicken Littlefinger]: Someone put ImagiCon up there...

2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: So no Renaissance Fairs? Cuz' there is one going down in Oklahoma soon

2009-05-15 [Rondel]: Recent/recurring comic (and often SF/fantasy as well) conventions include:

http://www.webcomicsweekend.com/
http://noncon.vassar.edu/
http://www.webcomicsweekend.com/ -- Webcomics Weekend
http://noncon.vassar.edu/ -- No Such Convention (NonCon) is a gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and anime convention held by Vassar College's No Such Organization.
http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/ -- ConBust
http://emeraldcitycomiccon.com/ -- Emerald City Comic Con
http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf/ -- Toronto Comic Arts Festival

(you can thank my webcomics habit for these -- I took some time to catch up on the archives of one of my favourites last night...)

2009-05-20 [justjoe]: Just added one, almost too late to attend. It is a Ren Faire, not a convention, but the same people attend. One weekend left. http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com/

2009-06-02 [Rondel]: This weekend, comic-related annual convention -- MoCCA -- http://www.moccany.org/artfest09-main.html
"The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City. As the 69th Regiment Armory is a much larger venue, nearly 100 more exhibitors will be attending, and arranged in a more democratic manner than in previous years. The festival will be open to the public from 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. General admission is $10/day or $15/weekend but is only $10/weekend for MoCCA members."
"The MoCCA Festival, held each June since 2002, offers a unique venue to see and purchase comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork, and much more. Thousands of people who love cartoons and comics -- from hardcore collectors and enthusiasts to the merely curious -- come to the Festival each summer to meet, talk to, and purchase works from some of today’s best cartoon and comics artists, writers, editors, and publishers.
Each year, the Festival also invites dozens of well-respected creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in a two-day slate of lecture/discussion panels on a wide range of comics and cartoon topics. Scheduled to appear are John Green, Tom Hart, Charles Hatfield on Jack Kirby, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Tom Kaczynski, David Mazzuchelli, Dave Roman, Frank Santoro in Conversation with Gary Panter, Seth, Raina Telgemeier, Adrian Tomine, Marion Vitus, and more. Guests and scheduling are subject to change."

2009-06-03 [Sheepy]: I considered Mocca.. had it on the cal and everything! Alas, too much work :(

2009-07-09 [Silver Moon]: I am heading to Gen Con I don't know the exact date but it is next month, should I still put it up?

2009-07-09 [Hedda]: You should find out the exact info, of course.

2009-07-09 [Viking]: [Silver Moon], if you mean the Gen Con in Indy, it's already listed here (but it doesn't have a wiki, so go ahead and create one if you want).

2009-07-10 [Silver Moon]: that was the one thank you, what exactly does a wiki need to entail?

2009-08-10 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: how come nothing goes down in Canada..
is Canada like the outkast of
renaissance fairs or something :P

2009-08-10 [Viking]: Well...the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) is going on in Montréal right now. That seems kind of like a Big Deal to me.

2009-08-10 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lol i live in the GTA...
not really doable for me.

2009-08-10 [Viking]: Grand Theft Auto?
I'm impressed you can post here from inside a game.

2009-08-11 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lmfao!
greater toronto Area

2009-08-11 [Viking]: Ah, well, that makes more sense!

2009-08-11 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: hehe i hope so.

2009-10-06 [Hedda]: Damn spam-robot! I killed it now, so there should be no more of that crap. Damn idiots! It will give them nothing to spam here.

2009-12-17 [Silver Moon]: is it ok if I post a local larp event in this wiki? We are trying to get more players and working on a website for the larp but it is done in Evansville Indiana

2009-12-17 [Hedda]: I guess so.

2009-12-18 [Silver Moon]: Thank you

2009-12-18 [Silver Moon]: do I need more detail or is that good? We are working on a webpage but we have only had two events so far

2009-12-19 [Hedda]: It really needs more information. That doesn't say anything.

2009-12-20 [Silver Moon]: Is that good or should I add more?

2009-12-20 [Hedda]: "play all day"? No info about times and what days.

Put the information on a separate wiki-page instead of in the list, please!

2009-12-20 [Silver Moon]: ok

2010-11-23 [Wyndon]: Texas Furry Fiesta http://www.furryfiesta.org/

2011-08-26 [ladauphine]: I am going to RingCon, Germany's biggest fantasy convention, in October. www.ringcon.com

2012-05-29 [Okami612]: going to Colossalcon in USA,Ohio june 7-10th http://colossalcon.com/

2012-06-22 [Chicken Littlefinger]: Just got back from Anthrocon.

2013-12-07 [Mukki Tadi]: Kokomo, Indiana NOW has one. Kokomocon. My sister and her boyfriend's LARP team are in high respects there

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