Looking Ahead: Our Summer Of Cons

  • By Ashley Ranich | Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Looking Ahead: Our Summer Of Cons

Summer is just around the corner – and so are some of our favorite cons! Get inspired by creative costuming, meet your favorite actors, and become a part of the larger than life conventions we partner with all around the world! Here’s a roundup of some of the awesome pop culture experiences we can’t wait to be part of this summer!

Space City Comic Con NRG Center in Houston, TX – May 27-29, 2016

Find your favorite television stars or engage in casual or competitive play at Space City Con. Fans are highly anticipating appearances from William Shatner, or you may know him as Captain Kirk, and Charlie Hunnam, known for playing Jax in Sons of Anarchy.

Salt Lake Gaming Con South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT – June 2-4, 2016

In addition to traditional tabletop, PC, console, and board game tournaments, participate in one of a kind attractions, like Live Action Role Play, giant NERF wars, or thirty player Twister games. At Salt Lake Gaming Con, you’ll get the ultimate gaming experience.

Awesome Con 2016 Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC – June 3-5, 2016

Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture with a wide-ranging mix of comic books, collectibles, toys games, artwork, and cosplay. Dr. Who fans will have a chance to meet stars like Jenna Coleman, and the dark side is strong with attendance from Ray Park, Tim Rose, and David Prowse.

Oz Comic Con Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center in South Wharf, VIC – June 11-12, 2016

Unique to Oz Comic Con, join your favorite stars at the con, or even go the extra mile for a more intimate three-course meal for a chance to spend time with the celebrity guests like you’ve never been able to before! Oz Comic Con also offers geek-friendly after hours activities to keep the party going into the Melbourne nightlife.

Star Wars Celebration Europe ExCel London Exhibition and Convention Centre in London, UK – July 15-17, 2016

New Star Wars movies and shows makes this con set in a galaxy far, far away even more exciting than before! Celebrate the pop culture phenomenon with costumes, exhibits, an interactive show floor, celebrity guests, and more.

Replay FX David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA – July 28-31, 2016

Retro gamers and pinball lovers will enjoy the largest public collection of working pinball, arcade, tabletop, and console games – and play is included with entry fee! Live music, competitions, and inflatable obstacle courses gives this con a high-energy environment you won’t want to miss.

Comic Con Honolulu 2016 (Hoku Kon) Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, HI – July 29-31, 2016

Nerdom takes over at Comic Con Honolulu. Celebrity guests, like Kristin Bauer from True Blood and Maleficent, from all over come to experience the aloha spirit of the attendees. In addition to the panels, artist alley, and photo-ops, the Oahu backdrop adds a certain charm to this convention.

Walker Stalker Con Boston Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA – July 30-31, 2016

(There is also one in NJ 7/9 – 7/10)

Did the season six finale of The Walking Dead leave you hanging by a thread? Get your zombie fix by attending Walker Stalker in Boston and become a part of an ever-growing community of zombie lovers. If you’re a die-hard fan with a sense of adventure, check out Walking Dead Experience – a full-throttle 30 minute challenge of survival.

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA – August 12-14, 2016

Steel City Con combines our great city of Pittsburgh and our love for cosplay in one of the biggest comic cons in the U.S. Let 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Actor, Christopher Lloyd, bring you back to the future at this memorable con!

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA – August 27-28, 2016

Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes and villains and test your superpowers with obstacles and games of skill. You’ll have the chance to meet your favorite stars and learn about the magic behind the scenes.

PAX West Seattle, WA – September 2-5, 2016

Join us at one of the grandest gaming conventions in the country and test your gaming skills in the console freeplay featuring the latest gen and classic consoles, relax on a beanbag in the handheld lounge; or if you’re more of a PC gamer, there’s an area for that too. Dungeons and Dragons fans or retro game lovers will appreciate the tabletop area.

We think it goes without saying – we’re kind of obsessed with cons. The passion and spirit we’ve experienced at each event is infectious and they’re some of our team’s favorite to attend. If you spot a team member wearing a ShowClix shirt scanning tickets, manning the box office, or surfing through the crowd, don’t be shy! Come talk to us – we’d love to chat with you!

Organizing your own con and think you could use our help? Let’s work together!