Summer 2018 Fandom Preview

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Summer 2018 Fandom Preview

It’s finally summer, and you know what that means: a whole new lineup of epic fandom events! Whether your passion lies in TV, film, gaming, anime, or comics, the next few months are sure to thrill!

Corpus Christi Comic Con RMB Fairgrounds, Robstown, TX – June 23-24, 2018

Celebrating comics, TV, film, toys, games, cosplay, and more, Corpus Christi Comic Con connects fans with their favorite celebs from each genre, like actress Helen Slater, wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, artist Greg Peters, and more. With plenty of panels, exhibits, and photo opportunities, this con is the perfect way for attendees to embrace their inner nerd and celebrate all things comics and entertainment!

SharkCon 2018 Florida Fair Grounds, North Tampa, FL – July 14-15, 2018

Mixing education and conservation with a fun convention atmosphere, SharkCon is a family-friendly event filled with entertainment for kids and adults alike. Scientists, conservationists, and even speakers from Shark Week will come together to provide the ultimate aquatic experience. And with activities like the Shark Tooth Sand Dig, the Ocean Bounce House, and Touch Tanks, this aquatic con is sure to please!

BlerDCon 2018 Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA – July 27-29, 2018

Derived from the term “Blerd” which is short for black nerd, BlerDCon highlights and celebrates Blerd culture by creating a marketplace of ideas in an inclusive environment. Blerd culture encompasses creatives, fans, and producers who may not otherwise receive the recognition they deserve for their fandom contributions. With a weekend full of panels, cosplay, and gaming tournaments, this is one con you absolutely won’t want to miss!

LeakyCon Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Ctr, Dallas, TX – August 10-12, 2018

Wands at the ready, Harry Potter fans! This August it’s time to Slyther-in to LeakyCon for a weekend-long celebration of “The Boy Who Lived” and the extraordinary impact his story has had on both the wizarding and muggle worlds. At this magical convention, attendees will hear from stars and creators of the Harry Potter films, explore the LeakyCon Marketplace, jam with the best wizard rock bands, and more.

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – August 10-12, 2018

Not only is Steel City Con the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center, it’s one of the largest comic cons in the U.S. with over 100,000 square feet of convention space. You’ll meet your favorite TV and film celebrities, attend Q&A’s, and score celebrity photo ops, and all weekend you can enjoy and participate in the con’s cosplay, trivia, and costume contests.

PAX West Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – August 31- September 3, 2018

PAX West is part of the largest gaming convention of all time, and it’s coming back to Seattle for four days of console gaming, indie gaming, tabletop gaming, and so much more. Get autographs from the biggest gaming names on YouTube, like Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, and Crankgameplays. Check out the best of indie and small developer-based games. And prepare yourself for another installment of PAX’s original tournament of epic proportions: Omegathon. Only Monday passes are still available, so hurry and get your tickets soon!

Rose City Comic Con & Play Fair PDX Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – September 7-9, 2018

For the first time ever, Play Fair PDX will be co-located with Rose City Comic Con (RCCC) for twice the fun! RCCC is Portland’s premier pop-culture event focused on comics and the creative process, and Play Fair is a family-friendly event celebrating all forms of play. With access to both events at once, you and your family are sure to have a rewarding, fun, and memorable event experience.

Keystone Comic Con Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA – September 14-16, 2018

Another epic event from ReedPOP, Keystone Comic Con is an experience unlike any other. Firmly grounded in comic book culture, this all-new convention offers the opportunity to discover something new around each turn. Featuring legendary comic talent, top comic publishers, and iconic celebrities like Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s David Newell, and Justice League’s Phil Lamarr, Keystone Comic Con will be an incredible experience that represents the best of pop culture in Philadelphia!

These are just a few of the amazing fandom events coming up this season! For a full list, be sure to visit our event search.

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