November 2018 Event Preview

  • By Kavi Galal | Thursday, November 1st, 2018
November 2018 Event Preview

November is upon us, live event fans! The holiday season is coming up fast, but our event calendar is filling up faster. Take a look at some of the exciting exhibitions, conventions, fandom events, and live shows coming your way this month!


Mickey: The True Original Exhibition New York, NY – November 8, 2018 – February, 2019

Come help us celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture this November in New York City! 20+ artists have come together to create an immersive experience that portrays the impact Mickey’s originality has had on art and creativity. Grab your tickets today to come explore this 16,000 square-foot exhibition dedicated to the True Original himself, Mickey Mouse!

Anime NYC 2018 Powered by Crunchyroll Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – November 16-18, 2018

Hey, New York! The anime convention you’ve been waiting for is back! Visit the Javits Center from November 16-18 for everything an otaku could dream of at Anime NYC. In addition to the celebration of all things Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay, Anime NYC is excited to welcome the globally renowned Anisong World Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! Get your tickets today to experience the unique exhibitors, exclusive screenings, and extensive panels this highly anticipated fandom event has to offer!

PAX Unplugged Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA – November 30 – December 2, 2018

Calling tabletop gamers of all ages! PAX Unplugged returns to Philly’s Pennsylvania Convention Center to provide an entire weekend dedicated to analog games. With tournaments, performances, panels, and much more, this PAX event offers something for everyone. Be sure to get your tickets before time runs out; it’s bound to be a winning weekend!


AlienCon Baltimore Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD – November 9-11, 2018

Unlocking the unexplained mysteries that exist between science fact and science fiction, at AlienCon you’ll join an amazing lineup of distinguished experts to explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations, extraterrestrial existence, and the unexplained phenomena of our universe! From November 9-11, the Baltimore Convention Center will feature the stars of Ancient Aliens®, as well as fan favorites from TV and film, in thought-provoking panel discussions, fan competitions, and much more. Join fans from across the universe to discuss, debate, and explore together!

IMATS Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA – November 17-18, 2018

The International Makeup Artists Trade Show is coming to Atlanta for the first time this November! As the “Hollywood of the South”, Atlanta is the perfect place to unite the beauty community with the motion picture and make-up effects community under one roof. Join some of the most highly renowned makeup artists in workshops, panels, and trainings to learn how to succeed and thrive in makeup artistry!

Magical Winter Lights® La Marque, TX – November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Magical Winter Lights has become a holiday staple in Houston, and it comes back this month! Presenting a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows with larger-than-life displays and dazzling lights, this 52 day holiday celebration is certain to be spectacular. With fascinating lantern attractions, carnival rides and games, Chinese arts and crafts, and cultural performances, guests are in for an amazing time!


Paris to New York Exhibition Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH – Now through January 20, 2019

Experience a fascinating new exhibition at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art this November. The Paris to New York exhibit displays photographs illustrating the relationship between young American photographer Berenice Abbott and elderly French photographer Eugène Atget. Come explore how the photographers influenced each other to create stunning antique images of Paris and iconic historical pictures of New York!

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Chase Auditorium, Chicago, IL – Multiple Dates, November, 2018

Join the taping of NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” this November! Every other Thursday, the Chase Auditorium transforms into a contest that tests your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world. Come join the fun, and figure out what news is real and what is made up!

Josh Wolf Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, Bloomington, MN – November 15-17, 2018

Head over to Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy in Bloomington this month for a special presentation show featuring the hilarious Josh Wolf! As one of the most dynamic and multifaceted comedians in the entertainment business, Wolf brings his funny and brutally honest personality to create some of the best stand-up shows in the industry. From working on comedy round tables to writing on hit TV shows, Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy!


WhiskyFest San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA – November 2, 2018

The leading whisky festival in North America heads to San Francisco this November! Meet with expert whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts while sampling from over 300 whiskies from around the world. This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, Taiwanese, and craft-distilled whiskies, all assembled in one Grand Ballroom. Don’t forget to stop by the free seminars to learn from the experts!

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2018 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV – November 16-17, 2018

Calling all Final Fantasy XIV fans! The two day long Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2018 is coming to Las Vegas this November! With exciting announcements, panels, concerts, and contests, this fan festival is an unmissable opportunity to connect with your fellow Warriors of Light. In-game activities and new merchandise will be spanning the entire venue, so if you were able to score tickets, you’re in for an unforgettable weekend!

North Pole Experience Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ –  November 16 – December 28, 2018

Get ready for the holiday adventure of a lifetime at the North Pole Experience this winter! Build toys with the elves, explore Santa’s mailroom, and enjoy cookies and “snowman soup” with Mrs. Claus herself! Voted Arizona’s “Best Holiday Experience for Children,” the North Pole Experience is a complete hands-on experience that you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets today to explore all of Santa’s workshop secrets!