Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 43 2018

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Geek Culture Conventions

Alamo City Comic Con

We’re highlighting Alamo City Comic Con on this week’s Convention Connection. The event is held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. Convention guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Goldblum, Rick Moranis, William Shatner, Mike Colter, Jim Lee, and many more. The event features gaming, autograph and photo opportunities, and panel programming. The cosplay contest is Saturday evening.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

Los Angeles Comic Con 2018: Los Angeles, California. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

UMBC Comic-Con 2018: Baltimore, Maryland. Saturday, October 27

Epic ACG Fest 2018: Albany, California. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

Maui Comic Con 2018: Kahului, Hawaii. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

Richmond, VA Comic Con 2018: Richmond, Virginia. October 27 and Sunday, October 28


Toy & Gaming Conventions

TwitchCon 2018

Atlanta Game Fest 2018: Alpharetta, Georgia. Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28

TwitchCon 2018: San Jose, California. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

BrickUniverse Little Rock 2018: Little Rock, Arkansas. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28


Special Interest Conventions

GeekGirlCon

TFcon Chicago 2018: Rosemont, Illinois. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Wizarding Weekend 2018: Ithaca, New York. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

GeekGirlCon 2018: Seattle, Washington. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28


Horror & Halloween-Themed Conventions

Spooky Empire

HallowCon 2018: Dalton, Georgia. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Scare-A-Con 2018: Verona, New York. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Spooky Empire 2018: Orlando, Florida. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Walker Stalker Con Atlanta 2018: Atlanta, Georgia. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

HallowCon Arkansas 2018: Little Rock, Arkansas. Saturday, October 27

Monster Con 2018: Smithville, New Jersey. Saturday, October 27


Sci-Fi & Steampunk Conventions

Steamposium 2018

Northeast Trek Con 2018: Albany, New York. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Steamposium 2018: Seattle, Washington. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Pacific Media Expo

Kumoricon 2018: Portland, Oregon. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Lumi-Con 2018: Tampa, Florida. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Pacific Media Expo 2018: Glendale, California. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28


International Conventions

Canada

Central Canada Comic Con 2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

EGLX 2018: Toronto, Ontario. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Hal-Con 2018: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

London Comic Con 2018: London, Ontario. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

ThunderCon 2018: Thunder Bay, Ontario. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

Kingston Comic Con 2018: Kingston, Ontario. Sunday, October 28

Australia

PAX Australia 2018: Melbourne, Victoria. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

United Kingdom

MCM London Comic Con 2018: London, United Kingdom. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

YCC Gamers Gathering 2018: Barnsley, United Kingdom. Saturday, October 27

DraigCon 2018: Manchester, United Kingdom. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

Europe

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL 2018: Essen, Germany. Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28

Comic Con Paris 2018: Paris, France. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Heroes Comic Con Madrid 2018: Madrid, Spain. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Warsaw Comic Con 2018: Nadarzyn, Poland. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Middle East

Middle East Games Con 2018: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27

Asia

Shanghai Comic Convention 2018: Shanghai, China. Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Indonesia Comic Con 2018: Jakarta, Indonesia. Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28


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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