Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 10 2019

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The convention season really ramps up this, the second weekend in March. Convention Connection for week 10 2019 showcases a number of notable conventions all across the United States and around the world, including the StokerCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Branson Comic Con in Branson, Missouri. Included in this week’s Convention Connection is the audio of my interview with Andrea Smith, organizer of Branson Comic Con, where we discuss planning and running the first-year event.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

The spotlight convention for the weekend of March 8 through March 10 is the Big Apple Comic Con in New York, New York. The event runs Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. Celebrity and creator guests in attendance include William Shatner, Mike Colter, Brent Spiner, Kathleen Turner, David Gerrold, Gigi Edgley The Amazing Kreskin, John O’Hurley, Tony Isabella, Jim Steranko, Frank Cho, Jae Lee, Mark Texeira, Peter David, Bob Camp, and more. The event features a number of panels and a costume contest on Saturday evening. Tickets to the event can be purchased online.

Other comics and geek culture conventions this weekend include:

San Diego Comic Fest 2019: San Diego, California; Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10

Branson Comic Con 2019: Branson, Missouri; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2019: Cleveland, Ohio; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Blazing Desert ComicCon 2019: San Luiz, Arizona; Saturday, March 9

Miami Comic Con 2019: Miami, Florida; Saturday, March 9

Central PA Comic Con 2019: Grantville, Pennsylvania; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

FantastiCon Toledo 2019: Toledo, Ohio; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

San Diego Rocket Con 2019: San Diego, California; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

SC Comicon 2019: Greenville, South Carolina; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Amelia Con 2019: Fernandina Beach, Florida; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Kikori Con 2019: Flagstaff, Arizona; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Mississippi Anime Festival 2019: Jackson, Mississippi; Saturday, March 9

Retrievercon 2019: Baltimore, Maryland; Saturday, March 9

FreeCon 2019: Tallahassee, Florida; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo 2019: Huntsville, Alabama; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10


Toy & Gaming Conventions Conventions

Toylanta 2019: Atlanta, Georgia; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Florida Collegiate Gaming Convention 2019: Tampa, Florida; Saturday, March 9

BrickUniverse Raleigh 2019: Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Sac Toy Con 2019: Sacramento, California; Sunday, March 10


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

CoastCon 2019: Biloxi, Mississippi; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

FOGcon 2019: Walnut Creek, California; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Geneva Steam Convention 2019: Delavan, Wisconsin; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Madicon 2019: Harrisonburg, Virginia; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Wild West Steampunk Convention 2019: Tucson, Arizona; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret 2019: Bristol, Connecticut; Saturday, March 9

Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo 2019: Decatur, Georgia; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Horror

Monster-Mania Con 2019: Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

StokerCon 2019: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Saturday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 12


International Conventions

Canada

Oshawa Comicon 2019: Oshawa, Ontario; Saturday, March 9

United Kingdom

Comic Con Liverpool 2019: Liverpool, United Kingdom; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Minami Con 2019: Southampton, United Kingdom; Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10

Dublin Comic Con – Spring Edition 2019: Dublin, Ireland; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Film & Comic Con Cardiff 2019: Cardiff, United Kingdom; Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 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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