Spring 2018 Fandom Preview

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Spring 2018: Fandom Preview

Goodbye winter, hello spring fandoms! With an awesome lineup of cons awaiting you this spring, you’ll experience the wonderful world of cosplay, embrace your inner gamer, brush up on your hacking skills, and so much more! Read on for just a few of our favorites:

Awesome Con Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC – March 30- April 1, 2018

Celebrate all aspects of geek culture at Washington, DC’s Awesome Con! Featuring everything from comic books, to gaming, to science, this con is the perfect weekend adventure for children, adults, and families alike. Meet some of the biggest names in the industry, including John Boyega, Dave Bautista, Stephen Amell, and so many more! Visit the intersection of science, technology, and science-fiction at the event’s Future Con area. And, new to this year, bring your kids to the family-focused pavillion, Awesome Con Jr. Why delay? Get your tickets today!

PAX East Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston, MA – April 5-8, 2018

PAX East is part of the largest gaming convention of all time, and it’s heading back to Boston for four days of console gaming, indie gaming, tabletop gaming, and, oh, did we mention gaming? Get autographs from the biggest names on YouTube, like Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, Crankgameplays, and more! Check out the best of indie games and small developer-based games. And prepare yourself for another installment of PAX’s original tournament of epic proportions: Omegathon.

Tekko David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA – April 5-8, 2018

Hosted annually by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society, Tekko brings the best in Japanese pop culture right to the ‘Burgh! In addition to tons of panels, vendors, and the Artist Gallery, this event offers a Masquerade Performance, a Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest, a live performance from LM.C, and an amazing cast of celebrities including Monica Rial, Kamilah Jones, and Nancy Kepner. Don’t be fooled, this is just a taste of the amazing things in store at this year’s Tekko!

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) South Building at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL – April 6-8, 2018

Spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, film, television, toys, anime, books, and video games, Chicago’s pop culture event, C2E2, gives fans a chance meet their favorite creators and celebrities during a weekend-long extravaganza. You’ll have the chance to get autographs and photo ops from your favorite celebrities, like Milo Ventimiglia, Lennie James, Veronica Roth, and so many more! Put the finishing touches on your best cosplay outfit, and we’ll see you there!

WrestleCon Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – April 8, 2018

Created in 2005, WrestleCon is a professional wrestling event meets fan convention. Not only will there be a full convention filled with 200 of your favorite wrestlers offering photo ops and signing autographs, there will also be eight live wrestling matches at the Sugar Mill including the WrestleCon Supershow, Impact Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, and more! One thing is for sure: there’s no better place to celebrate and experience the wrestling community than at WrestleCon.

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – April 13-15, 2018

As one of the biggest comic cons in the US, Steel City Con is making every second of this jam-packed weekend count! With an all-star lineup of guests including legendary musician Alice Cooper, The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand, and Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious himself, Ian McDiarmid, you can get the photo op or autograph that will make all your friends jealous. And don’t forget about the tons of amazing artists and vendors that will be present, not to mention celebrity Q&As, the highly anticipated cosplay contest, a trivia contest, and more!

Universal FanCon Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD – April 27-29, 2018

As the first large-scale, 24-hour, all-inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fandom and fans, Universal FanCon is the place for everyone who is part of the true fan universe. With everything from live performances, to fandom themed parties, to comedy shows, to a 24-hour Arcade and e-sports, this Con creates a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections among fans. Reserve your tickets now, and remember: fandom is Universal!

BookCon Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – June 2-3, 2018

BookCon: where storytelling and pop culture collide. Once a year, readers and writers alike come together to meet and attend exclusive panels with big-name authors. Are you a fan of the The Fates Divide or the Divergent series? Veronica Roth will be there. Do you like Rent or Empire? Taye Diggs will be there. Are you obsessed with Orange is the New Black or Jane The Virgin? Diane Guerrero will be there. Not only is this an incredible event for readers, it’s awesome for writers as well! For the first time ever, there will be writing workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Sci-fi. Get your tickets today, and prepare to read on!

Remember, this is just a taste of the amazing fandom events coming up this season! For a full list, be sure to visit our event search today.