Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 41 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

The highlight of this week’s Convention Connection is the ACE Comic Con Midwest 2018 that runs from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event includes a number of celebrity guests from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who television series, professional wrestlers, creator guests like Donny Cates, exhibitors and vendors, panels, and more. After hours entertainment includes live comedy shows on Friday evening and the cosplay contest on Saturday evening. All of this is set on Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

Conapalooza 2018: Kingsport, Tennessee. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

San Angelo Comic Con 2018: San Angelo, Texas. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

Central City Comic Con 2018: Ellensburg, Washington. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Super MegaFest Comic Con 2018: Framingham, Massachusetts. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Santa Clara City Library Comic Con 2018: Santa Clara, California. Saturday, October 13


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Amaicon 2018: Indianapolis, Indiana. Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 14

BlurrieCon 2018: Erie, Pennsylvania. Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 14

Kantaicon 2018: Danville, Virginia. Saturday, October 13

Kogata Daycon 2018: Mitchell, South Dakota. Saturday, October 13

Nomikai Dallas 2018: Lewisville, Texas. Saturday, October 13


Toy & Gaming Conventions

Eerie Days of Games 2018: Erie, Pennsylvania. Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13

CinCityCon 2018: Cincinnati, Ohio. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

FlatCon 2018: Bloomington, Illinois. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

Eckman’s Toy Show 2018: San Antonio, Texas. Saturday, October 13

Minefaire 2018: Oaks, Pennsylvania. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Cincinnati Toy & Collectible Show 2018: Cincinnati, Ohio. Sunday, October 14


Sci-Fi & Steampunk Conventions

Archon 2018: Collinsville, Illinois. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

SWFLSteamCon 2018: Fort Myers, Florida. Saturday, October 13

Oxnard Steampunk Fest 2018: Oxnard, California. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14


Special Interest Conventions

Beach City Con 2018: Virginia Beach, Virginia. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

Earp-a-palooza 2018: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

Retro Con 2018: Oaks, Pennsylvania. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Sinister Creature Con 2018: Sacramento, California. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14


International Conventions

Canada

FanExpo Vancouver 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

IntrigueCon 2018: Edmonton, Alberta. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

SHUX 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14

Barrie Comic Con 2018: Barrie, Ontario. Saturday, October 13

Hamilton Comic Con 2018: Hamilton, Ontario. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

United Kingdom

UK PonyCon 2018: Nottingham, United Kingdom. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Asia

GameStart 2018: Singapore. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Hyderabad Comic Con 2018: Hyderabad, India. Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Comic Con Okinawa 2018: Okinawa, Japan. Sunday, October 14


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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