It’s almost spring, and you know what that means: a new lineup of awesome fandom events! Learn about the wonderful world of books, dominate in some of the largest gaming competitions, interact with your favorite celebrities, and so much more. Read on for a breakdown of the fandom events coming your way this season!
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL – March 22-24, 2019
The largest pop culture convention in the Midwest is back this month! The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) features some of your favorites from the worlds of comic books, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, and comedy. This 3-day spectacular is overflowing with celebrity guests, so don’t miss your chance to meet Paul Rudd, Summer Glau, Jason Aaron, and more. Remember to bring your best outfit for a chance to win the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the most prestigious cosplay award show in the world!
PAX East 2019 – Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston, MA – March 28-31, 2019
This March, the east coast’s largest gaming convention is back in Boston for four jam-packed days of gaming! Browse the expansive exhibit hall, watch worldwide competitions, and participate in tournaments of all genres and platforms. Explore the amazing free-play rooms and check out every tabletop, console, and virtual reality game you can imagine. Make sure you drop into the indie showcase and PAX rising lounge to see some of the best new small developer-based games. If you like games of any kind, PAX East is the place for you.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago – McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL – April 11-15, 2019
Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate experience for every kind of Lucasfilm fan, from devoted Jedi Masters to newcomer Padawans alike! This five-day event commemorates the history of the Star Wars universe while enjoying the excitement of new movies, TV shows, books, and comics. From major announcements, fan-inspired activities, and exclusive merchandise, to celebrity guests, panels, and costumes, fans come together to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars. Grab your lightsaber and take a step into a galaxy far, far away this April!
Steel City Con – Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – April 12-14, 2019
100,000 square feet of convention space will be filled with vendor tables, artist alleys, celebrities, and cosplayers for an unforgettable weekend at the Monroeville Convention Center. Catch a photo-op and grab an autograph from the all-star celebrity lineup including William Shatner, Corey Feldman, and Rob Schneider, not to mention a special reunion featuring The Office’s Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, and Creed Bratton! As one of the largest comic cons in the United States, this April’s Steel City Con is bound to be a spectacular weekend.
Awesome Con – Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC – April 26-28, 2019
Awesome Con is back this April at the Washington Convention Center, and it’s just as awesome as ever! Come celebrate all aspects of geek culture with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Cole Sprouse, Matt Smith, Jason Isaacs, and many more. Featuring comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, TV, movies, and music, Awesome Con offers something for everyone. Plus, bring the whole family and experience Awesome Con Jr. with hand on activation and an entire stage dedicated to kids programming!
Three Rivers Comicon – Waterfront, Homestead, PA – May 11-12, 2019
3 Rivers Comicon is putting the comic back in Comicon this May at Pittsburgh’s Waterfront! Come join the exciting cosplay contests, gaming competitions, live action role play experiences, and amazing panels! With seasoned vendors from across the east coast, the massive artist’s alley is definitely a not-to-miss feature. Interact with hundreds of fantastic artists, writers, and creators such as Ron Frenz of Amazing Spider-Man, Robert Hack from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Josh Blaylock of Mercy sparks, and more this spring!
Comic Con Revolution Ontario 2019 – Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA – May 18-19, 2019
Comic Con Revolution is back for its third year of celebrating comics and the creative arts at the Ontario Convention Center! With over 300 exhibitors, the event will be full of new comic dealers, vintage comic dealers, comic publishers, toy and collectibles vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fan groups, and everything in between. With a diverse program list and an impressive celebrity guest list, Comic Con Revolution is a not to miss event!
MomoCon – Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA – May 23-26, 2019
Celebrating the fandoms of animation, gaming, comics and costuming, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing conventions for fans of all ages! Come celebrate your passion for Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop games at this exciting 4-day event. Meet the celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind your favorite shows, games, and comics in the huge exhibitor’s hall. Whether you’re a family with curious little ones or a dedicated old-schooler, there is something for everyone at MomoCon, so grab your tickets and head to Atlanta this May!
BookCon – Javits Center, New York, NY – June 1-2, 2019
Come experience the origin of the story in all forms at BookCon, the ultimate celebration of books! Interact with authors, publishers, celebrities, and creators, through Q&A panels, autograph sessions, storytelling podcasts, literary quiz shows, and more. Make sure you drop into the great Fiction, Nonfiction, and Sci-fi writing workshops to learn how to make your own stories come alive. Don’t miss the incredible event where storytelling and pop culture collide; get your tickets today!
Big Easy Con – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA – June 1-2, 2019
Big Easy Con is popping up in New Orleans to celebrate the passion and community of fandoms of all kinds! This family-friendly event features some of the biggest names in the comic industry, cosplay superstars, and unique exhibits. In addition to comics, Big Easy Con celebrates gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, and fantasy. And this year, Big Easy Con is teaming up with Smithsonian magazine and bringing Future Con to the event to highlight the intersection of science, technology, and science fiction. Get your tickets now, and get ready to geek out at Big Easy Con!