Monthly Archives: August 2018

Local Sf and F Conventions

National conventions with changing locations:

Worldcon/Nasfic, World Fantasy, World Horror, Costume Con, Pop Culture Association, Book Expo America



Occasional Wizard Worlds

Westercon (various locations)

PAX West Penny Arcade Expo, moves locations

Rose City Comic Con (excellent for all things comics) Portland, Sept

Orycon (like Baycon) Portland, March

Furlandia (the Portland Furcon) Memorial Day

Norwescon (like Baycon) Seattle April

Emerald City (a rather indie giant comic-con) Seattle, March

SakuraCon March Anime Seattle

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo June

Aki Con Seattle, smaller Anime con, October

GeekGirlCon Seattle, October


Entire track of San Diego Cons including ConDor and Gaslight Gathering

GLAWS does lots of LA writer cons

Feb Gallifrey

ConDor Feb 22-24 2019. San Diego

April WonderCon, YALL West (dozens of young adult authors gather at a Santa Monica High School)

May 16 SFWA LA

June 7-9 Whedon Con (like Baycon but all Joss Whedon) LA

Aliencon June 21-23 LA

June 27-30  Leviosa (Potter-specific) in 2019 LA area

Fri July 12-Mon July 15 2019 The North American Discworld Convention, LAX Marriott The 2019 North American Discworld Convention will be held in Los Angeles, California over July 12th-15th 2019. 

Thurs July 18- Sunday July 21 official comic-con San Diego

July 26 Ozcon LA

Aug 2-5 Tolkien-related Mythcon San Diego

Labyrinth Masquerade XXI (Aug 24 & 25, 2018)

Gaslight Steampunk Expo Sept 26-29 San Diego

San Diego’s only Doctor Who Convention! OCt 19-21 2019

Nov LosCon

Oct 24-27 Denver Sirens: Strong Women in Fantasy

Oct 31 World Fantasy Convention




SF Singing Boat  (more chanties in Oakland and Santa Cruz)

Peers themed dances 

Bay Area Ghost Hunters 

JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of North America











Consonance: The San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention. March 22-24, 2019

Clockwork Alchemy

ConQuest Sac: March or April. Gaming

April Concord gaming con

April Maker Faire

Bay Area Brony Spectacular (aka BABSCon) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s My Little Pony (MLP) fan convention April 2019, SF Hyatt Regency


Intergalactic Expo around May the 4th, small Star Wars bazaar and panels



KublaCon gaming



San Francisco Comic-Con

Early June Bay Area Book Festival, Downtown Berkeley – booths of books


July/Sept San Jose Fantasy Fair

Vallejo Pirate Festival



Magwest (Aug 10 – 12, 2018) – Music and Gaming Festival
Feb and August Steampunk fair at Great Escape Games

ToyXpo (Aug 24 – 26, 2018) Santa Clara Convention Center

Albany-Berkeley Anime-Comic Con (Aug 26, 2018; 11 am – 4 pm)

aug 31 SacAnime

aug 31 Pacificon (gaming, Santa Clara Marriott Hotel)

CrunchyRoll Expo (Sep 1 – 3, 2018) – Anime Con SJ Convention Center

South City Comic-con at San Mateo Fairgrounds sept 16

KrakenCon September 28-September 30, 2018 • Oakland Convention Center

Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire

Alternative Press Expo: Sept, SJ Convention Center, dealers and panels on indie comics


Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (Oct 5 – 7, 2018)

Santa Clara Library Comic-Con (Oct 13)

Con-Volution ??

Afro Comic-Con Oct 20

CampbellCon, West Valley College (Oct 20)

Sac Comic-Con (Oct 21, 2018; 10 am – 5 pm) Gaming Con


PawCon Nov 2-4 Furry Con

Nov 14-17 The National Women’s Studies Association 2019 annual meeting will be held at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco (333 O’ Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

Nov 14-16 Jurassic Quest is coming to SAN JOSE, CA!

Gobblecon Game Con (Nov 23 – 25, 2018) Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Nov 20 Pirates of the Caribbean ship in Monterey

SmofCon 36 (Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018) – Convention about running conventions Santa Rosa

Walker Stalker Con/Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Joint Event (Dec 1 – 2, 2018) – A Walking Dead Con San Jose Convention Center,

Dickens Fair, multiple weekends in the Cow Palace


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