Fall 2017: Fandom Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Fall 2017: Fandom Preview

Autumn is finally upon us, signaling the return of pumpkin treats, changing leaves, and a season packed with the amazing pop culture cons, gaming expos, and comic cons we all love! Read more to get a taste of some of the amazing fandom events coming your way this fall.

New York Comic Con Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – October 5-8, 2017

Arguably the most anticipated fandom and comic convention of the year, New York Comic Con returns to NYC’s Javits Center this October with yet another stunning lineup of celebrity guests, panels, exhibitors, and so much more! The incredible guest list seems never-ending, including Mark Hamill, Peter Capaldi, John Krasinski, William Shatner, John Leguizamo, and more than we could hope to list. Add in the incredible exhibitor exclusives, unmissable panels, and exclusive screenings, and we’ve still barely touched the surface of the fandom phenomenon that is New York Comic Con!

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA – October 27-29, 2017

LA’s only large-scale pop culture convention returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center for another weekend celebration of comic, television, and movie fandom! The event features a full lineup of guests including Rob Liefeld, Billy Bob Thornton, and the man himself, Stan Lee. Diverse vendors provide a chance to discover exclusive, rare, and limited editions of comics, collectibles, and art. At Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, you can make all your geeky fantasies come true, so get your tickets today and we’ll see you there!

Walker Stalker Con Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA – October 27-29, 2017

Walker Stalker Con brings its celebration of all things undead and zombified to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center just in time for Halloween. Serving as the setting for The Walking Dead, Atlanta’s Walker Stalker guest lineup is jam packed with stars from the hit series, including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, and Jon Bernthal just to name a few! As a special treat, Walker Stalker Con will be hosting a safe Trick or Treat experience on Sunday, October 29, wherein vendors will be handing out candy to young attendees in costume. What better place is there to celebrate Halloween than at Walker Stalker Con?

ComplexCon 2017 Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA – November 4-5, 2017

Get ready for the world’s largest gathering of like-minded pop culture enthusiasts. ComplexCon 2017 is a place where creators, curators and you converge – basically serving as the World’s Fair of Millennial culture. Enjoy a weekend filled with exclusive merch from the hottest brands, panel discussions, curated art exhibitions, and incredible performances spread over multiple stages. Be sure to check out top performers including N*E*R*D, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the internet in real life, this is the Con you won’t want to miss!

Anime NYC 2017 Powered By Crunchyroll Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – November 17-19, 2017

Anime NYC brings three days of cool exhibits, exclusive screenings, and extensive panels to New York’s Javits Center this November. This annual event showcases the best of Japanese pop culture, and brings some of the most well-known creators in Japan right to New York’s otaku community! Experience the biggest names in Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay, like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kodansha Comics, and so many more! Get your tickets now to celebrate an entire weekend of all things anime!

PAX Unplugged Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA – November 17-19, 2017

PAX lovers, do we have a treat for you. If your favorite part of PAX is the tabletop games, then you’re not alone! PAX Unplugged is the analog-focused extension of an already awesome set of national PAX events, full of panels, performances, and PAX’s original mega-tournament, the Omegathon. Fun for the whole family, this event has content for gamers of all ages, all weekend long! Make sure you check out the special events on Sunday, when you can buy a Kid’s Day badge for all your little ones. Get ready to game and we’ll see you there!

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA – December 2-3, 2017

Clear your calendars, California! The world’s most beloved heroes and villains are taking over the San Jose Convention Center this December for Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose. Meet the stars of today’s favorite comic-inspired television shows and movies, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Better yet, become your own superhero with a free zipline and archery range! Don’t miss out on everything this awesome event has to offer!

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – December 8-10, 2017

With 100,000 square feet of convention space, Steel City Con is one of the largest comic cons in the United States, and it’s on its way back to Monroeville Convention Center this December! Packed full with 750 vendor tables, Q & A panels, an artist alley, and a ton of celebrity guests like John Cusack, James and Oliver Phelps, Barbara Hershey, and many more, you won’t want to miss it. As always, cosplay is highly encouraged, so suit up this fall and we’ll see you at the Con!