May 2018 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
May 2018 Event Preview

May means flowers, sunshine, warm days, and, most of all, an amazing month of live events! Read on for our preview of the exhibits, festivals, fandom events, and expos that are sure to make this month great!

Northeast

Night of 1000 Bowies Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY – May 18, 2018

Bring your best Bowie look and dance the night away! Brooklyn-based music and art venue House of Yes and live-performance film series Little Cinema will host an evening of DJs and live performances honoring the many faces of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged at this unforgettable night celebrating a cultural icon. If you were unable to secure tickets to this sold-out event, never fear – tickets for the David Bowie is exhibition are still available!

Nickel City Con Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY – May 18-20, 2018

Nickel City Con returns to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to fill your weekend with as much fandom as possible! Special guests including Hulk Hogan, Lou Ferrigno, Jon Heder, and Lori Petty will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and making this weekend absolutely unforgettable. Get your tickets today!

Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT – May 26, 2018

Greenwich Town Party is an annual celebration held for the people of Greenwich, CT. Open only to those who live or work in Greenwich, the event strives to bring together the community for a day of neighborly fun, while building a lasting sense of town pride. This year’s musical lineup features none other than living legend Eric Clapton, along with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more!

South

Kameha Con Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX – May 4-6, 2018

Fans of all things Dragon Ball will convene in Irving, TX this week for Kameha Con, the first-ever Dragon Ball Universe Convention! Meet voice actors spanning all dubs of the series, and connect with creators, artists, musician, cosplayers, and more. Be sure to get your tickets soon, because, after all, that’s a lot easier than scouring the world to find all seven dragon balls, right?

MomoCon Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA – May 24-27, 2018

MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country, and it’s not hard to see why! Fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics, gaming, and more will come together to celebrate their passion this month at the Georgia World Congress Center, with the opportunity to meet some of their favorite musicians, artists, voice actors, and industry pros. Suit up in your best cosplay, and we’ll see you there!

Con of Thrones Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX – May 25-27, 2018

Con of Thrones is devoted exclusively to the fandom surrounding HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, and fans of the series will flock to Dallas this month to meet some of their favorite stars and connect with fans from all over! Celebrity guests including Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Hannah Murray (Gilly), James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont), will be available for autograph and photo opportunities, not to mention hours of fan-centric programming and cosplay galore. Reserve your tickets today, and prepare to take a trip to Westeros!

Midwest

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! Chase Auditorium, Chicago, IL – Multiple Dates

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! is NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program wherein listeners can test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world, while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up. Taped at the Chase Auditorium in downtown Chicago, each week a live audience can witness the show first-hand! Tickets for this fan-favorite program are known to go very quickly, so be sure to stay vigilant to secure your reservation!

THOTCON 0x9 Undisclosed Location, Chicago, IL – May 4-5, 2018

Chicago’s annual hacking conference returns this May to a top-secret location shared only with attendees! Lectures and workshops covering various information security topics fill this weekend with a wealth of knowledge about security risks and best practices for mitigating those risks. Those lucky enough to have secured a ticket for this sold-out non-profit, non-commercial event should be prepared for two days of eye-opening InfoSec developments and news.

War of the Worlds Tour: Chicago The Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park, IL – May 13, 2018

The War of The Worlds Tour brings together the stars of Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in an action-packed night of live wrestling! ROH stars “Bullet Club” will battle against NJPW stars “Los Ingobernables de Japon” in an all-out main event. Don’t miss the Best Wrestling on the Planet – reserve your tickets today!

West

Candytopia Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA – Now through July 4, 2018

A visual and experiential celebration of all things sugary and sweet, this pop-up exhibition is unlike any other, Santa Monica! At Candytopia, you’ll find yourself in a larger-than-life candy dish as your tastiest dreams become reality right before your eyes. This completely immersive experience from the mind of Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin will only be open for a limited time, so be sure to secure your ticket to this candy-coated wonderland today!

Papa Roach: Crooked Teeth World Tour The Historic El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM – May 9, 2018

Over the past two decades, Papa Roach have established themselves as true trendsetters in rock music, garnering two Grammy nominations and touring with musical icons ranging from Eminem to Marilyn Manson. Their ninth full-length, Crooked Teeth, sees the band returning to their humble, hungry roots. Be sure not to miss this month’s performance at Albuquerque’s Historic El Rey Theater, featuring special guests Nothing More and Escape The Fate!

Sabor on the Bay: All White Cruise Inspiration Hornblower Yacht, San Diego, CA – May 26, 2018

Experience the largest “all white” themed boat party in the world as the Sabor on the Bay All White Cruise celebrates its tenth anniversary this month! Don your snazziest white outfit and prepare to enjoy a three hour cruise featuring three floors of dancing, a laser light show, and professional photographers. Don’t miss out – be sure to get your tickets today!

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