Local Sf and F Conventions

National conventions with changing locations:

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

 

PORTLAND AND SEATTLE

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

SOUTHERN CA

Entire track of San Diego Cons including ConDor and Gaslight Gathering

GLAWS does lots of LA writer cons

Feb Gallifrey

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

May Whedon Con (like Baycon but all Joss Whedon)

Leviosa (Potter-specific) in 2019 LA area https://mailchi.mp/e7355efdee28/leviosa-2019-call-for-programming-proposals?e=c657e8cce7

July Real Comic-Con

July 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. 

Labyrinth Masquerade XXI (Aug 24 & 25, 2018)

Nov LosCon

Nov 2019 World Fantasy Convention https://wfc2019.org/

NORTHERN CA

Monthly

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

 

January

FurCon

 

Feb

Pantheacon

 

March

Potlatch?

FogCon

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

May

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

Baycon

Fanime

KublaCon gaming

 

June

San Francisco Comic-Con

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

 

July/Sept San Jose Fantasy Fair

Vallejo Pirate Festival

 

Aug/September

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 http://www.southcitycomiccon.com/

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


October

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)

https://www.bigbadcon.com/ Gaming Con

November/Dec

PawCon Nov 2-4 Furry Con

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

 

Links for CA or other Conventions:

http://www.sansfis.org/FandomIndex/CaliforniaConventions.htm

http://www.scificonventions.com

 

 

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