Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 11 2019

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Convention season is in full swing in the Convention Connection for Week 11 2019. In addition to all of this week’s events, news broke this week that ReedPOP—organizers of a number of conventions and fan festivals like New York Comic Con, C2E2, Emerald City Comic Con, PAX West, East, South, and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, and many more around the globe—have purchased the SuperCon trademark and will be hosting 2019’s Florida SuperCon. Accordingly, Super Festivals have rebranded their remaining 2019 events in Richmond, Raleigh, Minneapolis, and Louisville as “GalaxyCon.” You can read the press releases from ReedPOP and Super Festivals online.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

This week’s spotlight convention is Emerald City Comic Con, a ReedPOP production, held in Seattle, Washington from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. Celebrity and creator guests include Amanda Deibert, Ben Savage, Blake Crouch, Bob Camp, Caleb McLaughlin, Chelsea Cain, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Sabat, Cully Hammer, Danielle Fishel, Delilah S. Dawson, Donny Cates, Finn Wolfhard, Gail Simone, Gaten Matarazzo, George Takei, Gwendoline Christie, Ian Somerhalder, Jason Isaacs, Jason Latour, Judd Winick, Katie Cook, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Marguerite Bennett, Nolan North, Peter Capaldi, Rainn Wilson, Rob Liefeld, Ross Marquand, Rupert Grint, Sadie Sink, Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Brooks, Will Friedle, the gang from Critical Role, and many more.

Programming at ECCC is a varied mix catering to lovers of geek culture and pop culture, no matter their tastes. Highlighting the programming is the Western Championships of Cosplay on Saturday, March 16. The cosplay competition is the first stop in 2019’s Global Championships of Cosplay. Writers Block is the special section of the floor and of the programming dedicated to author guests. The League of Libations partners a number of West Coast breweries to spotlight the region’s top independent craft beers and ciders, including this year’s official beer of ECC, Dark Heron.

Tickets to this year’s event can be purchased online in advance or in person at the event.

Other comics and geek culture conventions this weekend include:

NC Comicon 2019: Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza 2019: Boxboro, Massachusetts; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Permain Basin Comic Con 2019: Midland, Texas; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Clearwater Comic Con 2019: Clearwater, Florida; Saturday, March 16.

Dyersburg Comic and Pop Culture Con 2019: Dyersburg, Tennessee; Saturday, March 16.

Hill Country Comicon 2019: New Braunfels, Texas; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Louisianna Comic Con Lafayette 2019: Lafayette, Louisiana; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

River Region Comic Con 2019: Montgomery, Alabama; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Manahawkin Comic Book Show 2019: Manahawkin, New Jersey; Sunday, March 17.

Sac Comic-Con 2019: Sacramento, California; Sunday, March 17.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Kigacon 2019: Newport News, Virginia; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Naka-Kon 2019: Overland Park, Kansas; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Triad Anime Con 2019: Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Con Ja Nai 2019: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Saturday, March 16.

Fubuki Con 2019: Amherst, New York; Saturday, March 16.

My-Con 2019: Orlando, Florida; Saturday, March 16.

Vaca-Con 2019: Vacaville, Florida; Saturday, March 16.

Ani-Me Con 2019: Fresno, California; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

SwampCon 2019: Gainesville, Florida; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.


Toy & Gaming Conventions Conventions

Arcade Expo 2019: Banning, California; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Aselia Con 2019: Irving, Texas; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

BFGcon 2019: Frederick, Maryland; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

GaMExpo 2019: San Antonio, Texas; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Level Up Maine 2019: South Portland, Maine; Saturday, March 16.

BrickUniverse Oklahoma City 2019: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Brickworld Indianapolis 2019: Indianapolis, Indiana; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

KekCon 2019: Atlanta, Georgia; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

All-Con Dallas 2019: Addison, Texas; Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17.

MidSouthCon 2019Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Omni Fandom Expo 2019: Orlando, Florida; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Horror

HorrorHound Weekend 2019Cincinnati, Ohio; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Not Just Another Comic Con 2019: Little Rock, Arkansas; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Television

conAgeddon 2019: Boston, Massachusetts; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.


International Conventions

Canada

Breakout 2019: Toronto, Ontario; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Toronto Comicon 2019: Toronto, Ontario; Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

United Kingdom

Film & Comic Con Bournemouth 2019: Bournemouth, United Kingdom; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Australia

Madman Anime Festival Sydney 2019: Sidney, New South Wales; Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.


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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This post was last modified on March 14, 2019 11:21 am

Joey L. Mills: @https://twitter.com/JoeyLMills Host of Pop Goes the Culture podcast. Contributor to GeekDad.com, ComingSoon.Net, BleedingCool.com, and PopGoesTheCulture.com.

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