Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 1 2019

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Geek Culture Conventions

Wizard World New Orleans

The first big geek culture convention of 2019 kicks off this weekend when Wizard World rolls into New Orleans from Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6. The three-day event features a number of celebrity, creator, artist, and cosplay guests, including but not limited to Jason Momoa, Mads Mikkelsen, cast members of The Vampire Diaries, cast members of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, Mike Colter and Simone Missick from Luke Cage, cast members from iZombie, AJ and Aly Michalka, author Diana Gabaldon and cast members of Outlander, and many more.

In addition to Q&As and meet & greets, the convention features a number of panels and workshops, cosplay—including the costume contest on Saturday evening, gaming, and more. Please note that some workshops and panels require an additional ticket, ranging from $20 to $250, which can be purchased online.

Other Geek Culture Conventions

Cos-Losseum Cosplay Con San Diego 2019: San Diego, California; Saturday, January 5.

Clandestine Comic Book Show 2019: Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland; Sunday, January 6.

Warner Robins Comic Con 2019: Warner Robins, Georgia; Sunday, January 6.


Anime Conventions

SacAnime

Aki Con 2018: Seattle, Washington; Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6.

Anime-Zap! 2019: East Peoria, Illinois; Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6.

SacAnime 2019: Sacramento, California; Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6.

Fandom PDX 2019: Portland, Oregon; Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6.


Toys & Gaming Conventions

Retro City Festival

MAGFest 2019: National Harbor, Maryland; Thursday, January 3 through Sunday, January 6.

Evercon 2019: Rothschild, Wisconsin; Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6.

Bricks LA 2019: Pasadena, California; Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6.

Minefaire 2019: San Diego, California; Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6.

Retro City Festival 2019: Pomona, California; Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6.

Toy-Invasion 2019: Burbank, California; Sunday, January 6.


Sci-Fi Conventions

Star Trek the Cruise 3

Star Trek: The Cruise III: Departing from Miami, Florida; Friday, January 4 through Thursday, January 10.


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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