Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 39 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

Convention Connection

Our featured convention in this week’s Convention Connection is the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con, held in Baltimore, Maryland from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. The three day convention features the typical pop culture convention type of programming, including cosplay and costume contest, panels and workshops, exhibitors, and celebrity and creator guests such as Zachary Levi (Shazam!), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Brian Azzarello, Greg Capullo, Katie Cook, Tom King, Jerry Ordway, Jeff Parker, Scott Snyder, and more.

The highlight of the Baltimore Comic-Con is the annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards (the Ringo Awards), which honors the best comic creators and their creations. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 29.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

Siouxper Con 2018: Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Realms Con 2018: Corpus Christi, Texas; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Cave Con 2018: Springfield, Missouri; Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30

You can listen to my conversation with Cave Con organizers Josh Roberts and Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, X-Men: Blue) at the bottom of this post.


Horror & Paranormal Conventions

 

Cult Classic Convention: Bastrop, Texas; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Monster-Mania Con 2018: Hunt Valley, Maryland; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Granbury Paranormal Expo 2018: Granbury, Texas; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Monster-Con 2018: San Antonia, Texas; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30


Toy & Gaming Conventions

GDEX 2018: Columbus, Ohio; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Game Theory Expo 2018: Houston, Texas; Saturday, September 29

Minecon Earth Party 2018: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Saturday, September 29

BrickUniverse Tulsa 2018: Tulsa, Oklahoma; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Retropalooza 2018: Arlington, Texas; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

RoberCon 2018: Binghamton, New York; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show 2018: San Jose, California; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30


International Conventions

Convention Connection

Canada

Enbicon 2018: Fredericton, New Brunswick; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Ottawa Geek Market 2018: Nepean, Ontario; Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Pop Culture Canada 2018: Brockville, Ontario; Saturday, September 29

Vaughan Fan Con 2018: Vaughan, Ontario; Saturday, September 29

Windsor ComiCon 2018: Windsor, Ontario; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

United Kingdom

Preston Comic Con 2018: Preston, United Kingdom; Saturday, September 29

Elstree Film & TV Con 2018: Borehamwood, United Kingdom; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Nor-Con 2018: Norwich, United Kingdom; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Australia

GeeCon 2018: Darwin City, Northern Territory; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Oz Comic-Con: Sydney 2018: Sydney, New South Wales; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Europe

FACTS 2018: Ghent, Belgium; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Feria Steampunk Barcelona 2018: Barcelona, Spain; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30

Japan Weekend Madrid 2018: Madrid, Spain; Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30


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. If you are willing to participate in an online or phone interview promoting your convention, we can arrange an interview no later than one week prior to the convention start date. Audio interviews will be included in future Convention Connections.

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.

Final 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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