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.

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.

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Star Trek: The Cruise III @ Norwegian Jade
Jan 4 – Jan 10 all-day
Star Trek: The Cruise III @ Norwegian Jade

EXPERIENCE THE VOYAGE

STAR TREK: THE CRUISE™ III is a Star Trek experience unlike any other this side of the Gamma Quadrant! This 6-day voyage on the spectacular Norwegian Jade is packed with special Star Trek-themed shows, events and programs. Wil Wheaton, Jason Isaacs, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, John De Lancie, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Denise Crosby, Ethan Phillips, Chase Masterson, Casey Biggs, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz and more iconic Star Trek actors and personalities to be announced will join you as we cruise the Caribbean and boldly go where no one has gone before!

Sharing this voyage with our star-studded crew is YOU. Almost every event includes an interactive element which makes the Voyage a truly unique, personal and immersive Star Trek experience. Join us on STAR TREK: THE CRUISE™ III and EXPERIENCE THE VOYAGE!

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Gallifrey One 2019 @ Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
Gallifrey One 2019 @ Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Gallifrey One is the world’s largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who fan convention, a tradition in North American Doctor Who fandom since 1990. Taking place every February over Presidents’ Day Weekend at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, our unprecedented thirtieth annual convention, Gallifrey One: 30 Years in the TARDIS, will take place February 15-17, 2019.

When can you buy tickets to the next one? Tickets for our 2019 convention go on sale Saturday April 14, 2018 at 12:00pm (Noon) Pacific Daylight Time, and will once again be sold via EventBrite. We will have the ticket link available here on our website, as well as on Facebook, shortly before ticket sales begin, so stay tuned!

What can you expect from Gallifrey One? A fabulous weekend of fun… from guest speakers from all of the worlds of Doctor Who and its spinoffs, to amazing programming such as Q&As, interviews, live episode commentaries, discussion panels, workshops, and the annual Bob May Memorial Charity Auction. Amazing evening entertainment, from our Saturday night Masquerade of Mandragora costume & fashion show to three full nights of karaoke, late-night panels, main stage performances, social events and a disco. And much more: cosplay in overdrive, a fully-stocked Dealers Room, a classic convention Art Show, video programming, our Gaming Hub, theme parties, photos with guests, autographs, and our famous evening social scene. Gallifrey One brings together nearly four thousand people every February who share a love of all things Doctor Who, pros and fans alike.