Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 40 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

The focus convention in this week’s Convention Connection is New York Comic Con in New York, New York. The event runs from Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7. Most major geek culture producers with a TV series, film, comic book, or similar property releasing before the end of the year will have some sort of presence at the event, if not a major panel or presentation. There will be convention exclusive merchandise to be had, celebrity and creator guests to meet, more after-hours events than one person can attend, the 30th annual Harvey Awards on Friday evening, and much more.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

MCBA Fall ComiCon 2018: St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, October 6

Cleveland Comic Con 2018: Middleburg Heights, Ohio; Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7

Louisiana Comic Con Lafayette 2018: Lafayette, Louisiana; Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7


Anime & Asian Culture Convention

Anime Senpai 2018: Collinsville, Illinois; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Tsubasacon 2018: Huntington, West Virginia; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Kansas City Japan Festival 2018: Overland Park, Kansas; Saturday, October 6

NyanCon 2018: Kirtland, Ohio; Saturday, October 6


Gaming & Toy Conventions


Gaming Arts Media & Entertainment Expo 2018: Springfield, Missouri; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous 2018: Great Falls, Montana; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

The Continuum 2018: Romulus, Michigan; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

RowdyCon 2018: Bakersfield, California; Saturday, October 6

Minefaire 2018: Chantilly, Virginia; Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7

Vincon 2018: Loveland, Colorado; October 6 and Sunday, October 7

BrickCon 2018: Seattle, Washington; Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7


Sci-Fi & Steampunk Conventions

ICON 2018: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018: San Diego, California; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Sci-Fi Central 2018: Fort Wayne, Indiana; Saturday, October 6


International Conventions

Canada

Tri-City Super Con 2018: Kitchener, Ontario; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

N2U 2018: Ottawa, Ontario; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

VCON 2018: Richmond, British Columbia; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Europe

Banzaicon 2018: Larvik, Norway; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

Africa

rAge Expo 2018: Johannesburg, South Africa; Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7


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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