Calendar of Genre Events

A listing of events across the United States and the World that are of interest to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fans. Want to add your event? Learn more here.

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Florida Supercon 2018 @ Broward Convention Center
Jul 12 – Jul 15 all-day
Florida Supercon 2018 @ Broward Convention Center

Supercon is for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, and more. Dress up in costume or come as you are for this family-friendly event.

Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Room Hours:
Thursday, 1:00PM – 1:00AM / 1:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, 10:00AM – 2:00AM / 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00AM / 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM / 10:00AM – 6:30PM

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Pulpfest 2018 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Pulpfest 2018 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry

Celebrating Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction and More

PulpFest is named for pulp magazines — fiction periodicals named after the cheap pulp paper on which they were printed. PulpFest 2018 will honor the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. The convention will focus on the so-called “war pulps” of the early twentieth century and the depiction of war in popular culture. We’ll also salute the centennial of the birth of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. Join PulpFest 2018 and FarmerCon 100 for panels and presentations on the celebrated author of Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Bography of Lord Greystoke, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, the Riverworld and World of Tiers series, and many other works.

The convention’s guest of honor will be award-winning author Joe Lansdale. The author of over forty novels and many short stories, Lansdale has also written for comics, television, film, Internet sites, and more. His novella “Bubba Ho-Tep” was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. The film adaptation of his novel Cold In July was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, while the Sundance Channel has adapted his Hap & Leonard novels to television. Joe will be talking with Tony Davis on Saturday evening, July 28 and be available at select times during the convention.

Read more on their website.

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Powerhouse Comic Con @ Alameda County Fairgrounds
Jul 28 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm
Powerhouse Comic Con @ Alameda County Fairgrounds

Powerhouse Comic-Con is the largest comic con in the East Bay with over 50,000 square feet of space, over 200 vendors, exhibitors, special celebrity guests, cosplay, films, television, science fiction and fantasy, that is suitable for the entire family.

Presented by Colossus Girl Entertainment, Powerhouse Comic-Con offers affordable high-quality fun for everyone and welcomes people of all ages and all fandoms.

The 2018 show exclusive: the Aliens Reunion featuring Carrie Henn, Christopher Henn, Ricco Ross and Cynthia Scott. Also appearing: Vernon Wells (Road Warrior, Weird Science), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce), Christina Masterson (Power Rangers Megaforce), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Jon Provost (Lassie), Hollywood historian Laurie Jacobson, comic book artists Danny Bulanadi, Chris Marrinan, John Heebink, Peter Secosh, Chris Wisnia, Tobe Daranouvong, and others.

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Worldcon 76 @ San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Aug 16 – Aug 20 all-day
Worldcon 76 @ San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Worldcon, aka the World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual international gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians and other creators. First held in New York City in 1939, Worldcon moves around the globe, held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year.

Worldcon has a strong emphasis on science fiction and fantasy literature, but has grown to include genre television, movies, animation, games and other popular media as well. It has truly become the world’s fair of science fiction and fantasy fandom. No other event brings together fans and creators, regardless of genre or medium, under one big tent with the face-to-face intimacy of Worldcon.

Worldcon 76 in San Jose has selected “Make the Future” as its theme. This is both a reference to the booming worldwide maker culture, which has strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a celebration of our belief that the choices we make together steer not only the fan community, but humanity in general, towards the brighter future we aspire to build.

Please join with us to make that future!

 

NOTE: The Genre Traveler will be there!

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Long Beach Comic Con 2018 @ Long Beach Convention Center
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Long Beach Comic Con 2018 @ Long Beach Convention Center

LONG BEACH COMIC CON’S 10TH SHOW!

Over 100 different panels are offered for attendees, covering topics ranging from comics to manga, animation to movies, and from cosplay to exploring space itself. Experts in these subjects divulge behind-the-scenes information and give answers to questions asked!

From feature-length to shorts, fan films are selected and screened at the Long Beach Comic shows. GeekFest Film Fest is one of the main participants which hosts educational panels that tie in and wraps up with an Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

Sep
15
Sat
2018
California Republic Comic Con @ Merced County Fairgrounds
Sep 15 all-day
California Republic Comic Con @ Merced County Fairgrounds

California Republic Comic Con (CRCC) is Merced’s official comic con, the biggest annual pop culture event in Merced County.

Produced by the fan-run Colossus Girl Entertainment LLC, it caters to the fans who want to enjoy the comforts of fandom without the corporate hustle and bustle, high prices and the need to travel far for a good show, and also without sacrificing quality.

Each CRCC show is filled with film and TV stars, artists, comic books, toys, games, everything science fiction, fantasy, and anime, as well as video games, music, live entertainment, food, and much much more.

A family-friendly environment, and the perfect place to enjoy everything from cosplay to game tournaments.

At CRCC 2018 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Planet of the Apes with special appearances by Linda Harrison and France Nuyen. Plus more guests from movies, anime, and comics!

Concert on the green will be back with more bands and so will the independent film festival, and we will be adding more activities for everyone to enjoy.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Sci-Fi Sea Cruise 2018 @ Royal Caribbean Line's Explorer Of The Seas
Sep 21 – Sep 28 all-day
Sci-Fi Sea Cruise 2018 @ Royal Caribbean Line's Explorer Of The Seas

Join us for our NEXT voyage, sailing the week of 21-28 September 2018, round trip from Seattle with port calls at Astoria, San Francisco (overnight!) and Victoria, aboard Royal Caribbean Line’s amazing Explorer Of The Seas. Several great celebrity guests of honor have already confirmed with us, and several more are currently checking their schedules, including at least one Doctor “Who” has NOT sailed with us before. Be sure to check back regularly for the latest news. It’s going to be another “Fan-Tastic Voyage” that you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendar & start saving!

This will be our incredible TWENTY-FIRST voyage since we began doing them way back in 1988. And to help keep things feeling fresh & different, we’re sailing an all-new Pacific Coastal voyage, unlike anything that our group has ever sailed before. One thing that never changes over the years is the amazing degree of close, personal interaction between the celebs and the fans together as we see the sights, take the tours, enjoy the activities, craft the creative workshops, share the stimulating dinner conversations, and hop the bars, both shipboard and ashore, in a way that’s only possible in a limited size private group sharing an extended vacation together on a full sized modern cruise ship. After more than 8 years we will be back on board with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and on our biggest ship ever, the “Voyager Class” ship the Explorer Of The Seas. Many of the ship’s features are detailed in the cutaway diagram shown below. And as always, we welcome your constructive suggestions on “who” else you’d like to see, and what you’d like to do, to help make the experience even better, so feel free to drop us a line using the event info mail link below.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018 @ Town & Country Resort Hotel
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018 @ Town & Country Resort Hotel

We will be exploring the Pan-Pacific influences of Steampunk and Neo-Victoriana as we set sail west across the vast Pacific Ocean, before continuing on toward Polynesia seeking Vulcania, the secret location of Captain Nemo’s home port. On the way, we’ll stop in Hawaii to take in some of the local festivities and music. Prepare yourselves for Tiki-punk and a myriad of south pacific shenanigans done up in steampunk style! Adventure awaits!

Hosted by very active group of local steampunks who have over a two decades of convention experience, together with the San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. – a local non-profit corporation, we know Gaslight Steampunk Expo will be an amazing weekend for all Steampunk enthusiasts everywhere!

Some highlights of our event will include:

A Friday Night Social with Live Music

Saturday Night Tiki Ball – Fancy or Steampunk Dress are highly recommended as we sway the night away to the San Diego High Society Jazz Band.

A wide variety of themed workshops, special presentations, demonstrations, panel discussions, and more!

Tea dueling and tea pot racing with the immensely popular Madam Askew & Grand Arbiter!

A wide variety of vendors to tantalize your wallet!

An amazing hospitality suite with a selection of complimentary beverages and snacks!

Our Saturday Community Fashion show: Theme to be announced next year!

A Maker Room display of a variety of local 2D and 3D creations!

And most important, lots of opportunities to meet and socialize with fellow Steampunks and Neo-Victorian enthusiasts from across the Southwest!!!

Nov
23
Fri
2018
LosCon 45 @ Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day
LosCon 45 @ Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Los Angeles’ Oldest Running Science Fiction Convention

Nov
30
Fri
2018
Anglicon 2018: The Women of British Media @ The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day
Anglicon 2018: The Women of British Media @ The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel

Anglicon is a fan-run British media convention with an extra focus on Doctor Who. The convention will take place Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel.

Additional information regarding memberships, programming, special events, guests and the hotel will be posted here on this website and on our Facebook page right up until the convention, so please like us on Facebook and/or check back here for updates as we continue to plan the premier Doctor Who convention in the Pacific Northwest!

What is Anglicon? Who are you people?

Anglicon is a Seattle-area 501(c)3 organization dedicated to organizing British media conventions to raise funds for the Tacoma PBS affiliate station KBTC. (See the History of Anglicon page for information on previous conventions from 1988 through to 2017)

We are an all-volunteer organization. There are no paid staff positions and all volunteers and officers will buy convention memberships and pay for their hotel rooms just like everyone else. We are fans of Doctor Who and other British media, and want to share our passion with other like-minded fans.