April 2018 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Friday, March 30th, 2018
April 2018 Event Preview

We’re ready for warmer weather and some of the hottest events this April! Read on for our preview of the fandom events, expos, festivals, and concerts coming your way over the next month, and be sure to reserve your tickets today!

Northeast

PAX East Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston, MA – April 5-8, 2018

PAX East is back in a big way, Boston! This expansive gaming event features live nerdcore concerts, gaming tournaments and demos, exclusive previews of upcoming games and hardware, informative gaming tech panels, and so much more. With the latest in console and PC gaming, classic retro video games, and plenty of tabletop gaming, there’s something for everyone at PAX East. Be sure to plan out your schedule in advance, because this four-day gamers’ paradise is jam-packed!

IMATS New York Pier 94, New York, NY – April 12-15, 2018

Prepare for breathtaking makeup prowess, New York! The most anticipated makeup event of the year returns to New York City this April. Attendees will have access to exclusive deals from exhibitors, behind-the-scenes discussions, educational demonstrations, and networking opportunities with makeup professionals from every facet of the industry. Get your tickets while you still can – this exclusive event is known to sell out!

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – April 13-15, 2018

Get your lightsabers ready, Pittsburgh – this is one Steel City Con weekend you won’t want to miss! Featuring over 100,000 square feet of convention space, Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center this April with an absolutely star-studded lineup of celebrity guests. Alice Cooper, Tommy Flanagan, Barbara Eden, Gary Busey, and Darth Sidious himself, Ian McDiarmid, will be in attendance, along with many others, making this one of the most exciting Steel City Cons in recent memory! Finish up your best cosplay and reserve your tickets today!

South

WrestleCon Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA – April 5-8, 2018

Attention, wrestling fans near and far: let’s get ready to WrestleCon! Making its way to New Orleans this year, WrestleCon can only be described as a wrestling fanatic’s dream. Not only will there be a full convention filled with 200 of your favorite wrestlers, like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and Ric Flair offering photo ops and signing autographs, the event also provides eight live wrestling matches at the Sugar Mill, including the WrestleCon Supershow, Impact Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, and more!

WhiskyFest Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC – April 17, 2018

Raise your glass and toast to warmer weather this April at WhiskyFest! WhiskyFest gives seasoned connoisseurs and novices alike the chance to sample more than 300 whiskies from around the world, along with seminars given by whisky experts, and a gourmet buffet that pairs perfectly with your beverage of choice. Reserve your tickets now and, as always, sample responsibly!

Universal FanCon Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD – April 27-29, 2018

Get ready for an all-new fandom experience this April! Universal FanCon is the place for anyone and everyone who is part of the true fan universe. This first-of-its kind 24-hour, all-inclusive event celebrates the diversity of fandom and fans, with everything from live performances, to fandom-themed parties, to comedy shows, to a 24-hour arcade and e-sports. Reserve your tickets today, and be a part of fandom history in the making!

Midwest

C2E2 South Building at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL – April 6-8, 2018

C2E2 is consistently seen as one of the most anticipated pop culture fandom events of the year, and 2018 is no exception! Sean Gunn, Mark Millar, Caity Lotz, and so many more of your favorite comic, literary, and entertainment celebrities will be there, live and in person! Attend panels and special screenings, and explore vendors and artists spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, film, television, toys, anime, books, and video games. Get your tickets today, and we’ll see you at the Con!

AXPONA 2018 Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL – April 13-15, 2018

Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) returns this month, featuring a venue packed with listening rooms, an Exhibit Hall full of cutting-edge audio tech, in-depth seminars, and live musical performances. Audiophiles from near and far will also partake in interactive demos and explore a marketplace offering thousands of parts, components, gear, accessories, vinyl, and more! It sure sounds like Chicago has a very eventful month ahead!

Bar Crawl Nation Chicago Emporium Arcade Bar, Chicago, IL – April 28, 2018

After all the conventions and expos hitting Chicago this April, set aside a night to unwind with Bar Crawl Nation! Drinking is optional at this fun, traveling night on the town that’s become a massive hit in cities across the country. Start your evening at Emporium Arcade Bar where you’ll complete your registration, then the night is yours! With professional photos and video, exclusive specials at each location, and a special t-shirt for completing the crawl, Bar Crawl Nation is a great way to explore the Chicago nightlife with friends!

West

The Museum of Selfies Glendale, CA – April 1-May 31, 2018

Make sure your phones are charged and ready, Glendale! The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum exploring the cultural phenomenon known as the “selfie” – an image of oneself taken by oneself – with roots dating as far back as 40,000 years! Explore the origin of the selfie through the lens of art, history, technology, and culture, and be sure to take some cool selfies of your own with the museum’s interactive installations. Reserve your tickets for this immersive selfie experience today, and prepare to never again see selfies in the same way!

The Neighbourhood Rockwell @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT – April 7, 2018

On the heels of their self-titled third studio album, California five-piece The Neighbourhood make their way to The Complex this April, where a sold out crowd awaits. After building quite the following after the 2013 release of their debut full-length, “I Love You.,” and 2015 follow-up, “Wiped Out!,” the band had left fans yearning for new material over the past few years. Now, at long last, new Neighbourhood songs have hit their speakers, and soon the Rockwell stage! If you were lucky enough to score a ticket, prepare for what’s sure to be a truly memorable performance!

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA – April 7-May 20, 2018

Travel to the golden age of jousting, lively music, knights in shining armor, and more at this year’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire! Experience incredible performances from fire-breathers, stunt performers, and musicians, and explore the wares of local artisans, offering everything from jewelry, to perfumes, to incense, to musical instruments, and beyond. With activities like an archery station, zip line, petting zoo, and the highly anticipated pub crawl, Southern California’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire is one blast from the past that you will not want to miss!

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