Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 36 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

Rose City Comic Con takes place in Portland, Oregon this Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9. Portland’s premiere pop culture convention is a local production that places an emphasis on creating a family-friendly event. Rose City Comic Con features pop culture guests, creators, panels, cosplay, tabletop gaming and collectible card gaming tournaments, and more. Featured guests at this year’s convention include David Tennant, John Barrowman, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Val Kilmer, Brian Michael Bendis, Donny Cates, Jeff Parker, Jim Starlin, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, and Timothy Zahn. The costume contest takes place Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. after the floor closes, with preliminary judging throughout the day, so get your outfit together and enter!

Other Geek Culture Conventions This Weekend:

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention; Salt Lake City, Utah; Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New Jersey; Edison, New Jersey; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9

Long Beach Comic Con; Long Beach, California; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

Arkansas Comic Con; Little Rock, Arkansas; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

Shameless plug: I will be presenting a “GeekDad: Raising Generation 2.0” panel at Arkansas Comic Con on Saturday, September 8 at 12:30pm. If you’re in the area, come check out the panel then stop me afterward and say “hi”.


Toys and Games Conventions

 

Queen City Conquest will be held Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9 in Buffalo, New York. The event features a number of guests from the world of game design and development, but for the most part, this three-day event is all about getting together with other gamers and playing. Whether you’re into video games, card games, or tabletop games, there is something for everyone at Queen City Conquest. Attendees who wish to play should register for the gaming session in which they would like to participate on the Registration page on the Queen City Conquest website to reserve their seat at the table.

Other Geek Culture Conventions This Weekend:

Columbus Toy and Game Show; Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, September 9

Harrisburg Action Figure and Toy Show; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Saturday, September 8

Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention; Singapore; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

Minefaire 2018; Schaumburg, Illinois; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

BrickUniverse Cleveland; Cleveland, Ohio; Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9


Heading out to a convention this weekend?

We’d love to see your photos (especially your cosplay photos). When you upload your convention photos to social media this weekend, tag @GeekDads on Twitter and GeekDad on Facebook and use #ConConnect. With your permission, we just might share your photos on our social media accounts.

Are you a convention organizer who would like your con featured in an upcoming Convention Connection?

E-mail joey@geekdad.com at least two weeks before the convention’s start date with details you would like shared with our readers. Submission of details does not guarantee that we’ll highlight your convention, but it certainly helps your chances.

Are you a convention organizer who would like your con attended and covered by GeekDad?

E-mail joey@geekdad.com at least two months before the convention’s start date with details. Submission of details does not guarantee that we’ll cover your convention, but it certainly helps your chances. Coverage depends on contributor availability for the convention. If you are willing to assist with travel and lodging for a GeekDad contributor covering your convention, please note that in the e-mail.

Are you a convention organizer who would like to give away entry to your convention (tickets, badges, etc.) on GeekDad?

Contact joey@geekdad.com at least one month before first date with ticket giveaway details. Submission of details does not guarantee that we’ll run a giveaway for entry to your convention, but it certainly helps your chances.

Last Thought

There is no way we can cover every convention every weekend. If there is a convention not covered above that you plan to attend this weekend, feel free to post the name of the convention, dates, location, and link to the convention’s website in the comments below.

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