November 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
November 2017 Event Preview

That chill in the air is here to stay, at least for a while! Embrace the season and read on for our preview of the fandom events, festivals, and productions that November has in store.

Northeast

Play Fair Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – November 4-5, 2017

After a sold out inaugural event in 2016, Play Fair returns to New York’s Javits Center for another weekend of toys, games, characters, celebrity guests, panels, and so much more! Enjoy exclusive previews of next year’s most anticipated toys, partake in photo ops with your favorite characters and WWE superstars, learn to dance with the Radio City Rockettes, and watch as Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue attempts to break a Guinness World Record! Play Fair 2017 is almost here, so get your tickets now!

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

The Tabletop section of any PAX event is always quick to fill up. Now, PAX Unplugged provides an entire weekend dedicated to analog games, specifically tailored to gamers of all ages! From D&D and Magic: The Gathering to Yahtzee and Boggle, there’s sure to be games galore for everyone at PAX Unplugged. Be sure to get your tickets before time runs out!

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

Get ready for your very own anime convention, New York! Visit the Javits Center from November 17-19 for everything an otaku could dream of at Anime NYC. This event is dedicated to those who love Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay, and features panels, screenings, and special events presented by Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Kodansha Comics, VIZ Media, and many more. Get your tickets today for this celebration of all things anime!

South

Magical Winter Lights® Houston Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque, TX – November 10, 2017 – January 2, 2018

The Magical Winter Lights return to Houston this month, featuring larger-than-life displays and dazzling lights! Explore six fascinating themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Lone Star State, Santa’s Christmas Village, Mystery of the East, and Landmarks of the World. As if that’s not amazing enough, the event also features an interactive dinosaur exhibit, acrobatic and cultural performances, authentic arts and crafts created by Chinese artisans, rides and games, and live entertainment!

Fantasy In Lights Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA – November 17, 2017–January 06, 2018

This holiday season, visit one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler! Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy In Lights is a spectacular holiday light and sound show, featuring 15 dazzling scenes incorporating a total of eight million lights. Don’t forget to visit the Christmas Village, which offers photos with Santa, unique gifts shipped straight from the North Pole, and the Village Cafe. Kick off your holiday season today with a truly unforgettable time at Fantasy In Lights!

Heroes & Villains Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA – November 18-19, 2017

Your favorite superheroes and their villainous arch-nemeses return to Atlanta this month for Heroes & Villains Fan Fest. Celebrity guests including Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, and Ming-Na Wen will fill your weekend with action-packed fun – but that’s not all! Participate in interactive events to polish your skills and become a hero yourself. Witness exclusive panel discussions, score some photo ops, and find some fantastic collectibles!

Midwest

Fantasy Flight Games World Championships Fantasy Flight Games Center, Roseville, MN – November 1-5, 2017

The pinnacle of Fantasy Flight Games competition is upon us! November 1-5, partake in the culmination of the series of Organized Play championships that started in local game stores around the world. This championship series for games including A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner, Runewars Miniatures Game, and Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game brings together top competitors from across the globe, so this is one event devoted players will not want to miss!

Hairspray! The Corbett Theater, Cincinnati, OH – November 2-5, 2017

Get ready for a production that features big talent and even bigger hair, Cincinnati. Hairspray! tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a quirky teenager with dreams to dance on The Corny Collins Show and win the heart of her teenage crush. This November, visit the School for Creative and Performing Arts and see if Tracy’s dreams become reality! Check out their special Saturday performances, which provide American Sign Language interpreters for the deaf.

On The Verge, or the Geography of Yearning Helfaer Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – November 9-19, 2017

This November, join the talented student actors at Milwaukee’s Marquette University for an evening of humor and wit. On The Verge, or the Geography of Yearning follows the adventures of three Victorian, female explorers, as they seek to uncover the mysteries of Terra Incognita. Follow this charismatic cast through a journey of discovery, and you might just learn something about yourself!

West

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

The world’s largest gathering of like-minded pop culture enthusiasts converge in Long Beach, CA this November for a weekend of exclusive sneaker drops, musical performances, and discussions between some of today’s most formative cultural influencers. Musical headliners including N*E*R*D, Gucci Mane, DJ Khaled, M.I.A., A-Trak, and Young Thug are sure to thrill you to the core. With exclusive streetwear releases, a truly diverse array of food vendors, and a Host Committee pooling the collective efforts of Pharrell Williams, Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh, Jaden Smith, and more, ComplexCon is one of 2017’s most unmissable events!

Tyler, The Creator Rockwell @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT – November 7, 2017

Rapper, producer, and all-around creative powerhouse Tyler, The Creator hits Salt Lake City’s Rockwell @ The Complex this November. Performing for yet another sold out crowd, Tyler’s performance is sure to captivate and thrill his SLC fans with hit songs and his usual energetic antics. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, you definitely have a night to remember on your schedule!

San Diego Museum of Man San Diego, CA – Open Daily 10:00AM-5:00PM

San Diego’s Museum of Man focuses on a simple yet impactful mission: inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience. Explore exhibits covering topics like ancient Egypt, race, cannibals, native peoples, and many more facets of humanity. Plus, after being closed to the public for 80 years, the museum’s California Tower is now open for public tours, providing breathtaking views of Southern California and Mexico. Plan your visit today and prepare to learn more about your fellow man!

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