Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 42 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

Our highlight convention in this edition of Convention Connection for Week 42 2018 is Dallas Fan Days 2018, held in Irving, Texas from Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. The convention includes a number of celebrity, artist, and creator guests who will be signing at their booths, participating in photo ops, and speaking during guest panels. In addition to cosplay guests, the event features a cosplay contest on Saturday evening. Additionally, the event features Harry Potter escape rooms, special screenings and tabletop gaming at the Alamo Drafthouse across from the convention center, a ’90s themed dance party, and more.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

Santa Fe Comic Con 2018: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

ValleyCon 2018: Fargo, North Dakota. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

AfroComicCon 2018: Emeryville, California. Saturday, October 20

Gump City Con 2018: Montgomery, Alabama. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Anime Banzai 2018: Layton, Utah. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

Anime Fusion 2018: Plymouth, Minnesota. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

Anime USA 2018: Washington, D.C. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

Bakuretsu Con 2018: Colchester, Vermont. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

YumeConUSA 2018: Los Altos Hills, California. Saturday, October 20

WasabiCon 2018: Jacksonville, Florida. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21


Toys & Gaming Conventions


Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2018: Portland, Oregon. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

St. Tammany Collectors Con 2018: Covington, Louisianna. Saturday, October 20

Brick Fest Live 2018: Houston, Texas. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21


Special Interest Conventions

MileHiCon 2018: Denver, Colorado. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

Necronomicon 2018: Tampa, Florida. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

SD Who Con 2018: San Diego, California. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

VikingsCon 2018: La Plata, Maryland. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21


International Conventions

Canada

Mississauga Comic Expo 2018: Mississauga, Ontario. Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20

KimiKon 2018: Toronto, Ontario. Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21

Coburg Comic Con 2018: Coburg, Ontario. Saturday, October 20

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair 2018: Victoria, British Columbia. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

United Kingdom

Destination Star Trek Birmingham 2018: Birmingham, United Kingdom. Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21

Octocon 2018: Blanchardstown, Ireland. Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21

Anime Attacks 2018: Gateshead, United Kingdom. Saturday, October 20

Island Con 2018: Cowes, Isle of Wight. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

New Zealand

Armageddon Auckland 2018: Auckland, New Zealand. Friday, October 19 through Monday, October 22


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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