Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 12 2019

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It’s the first full weekend of spring in the Convention Connection for Week 12 2019, and it’s a full one!

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

This week’s spotlight convention is the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2019. The three-day event runs from Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 in Chicago, Illinois. Featured celebrity, cosplay, and creator guests at this weekend’s event include: Ale Garza, Alicia Silverstone, Ant Lucia, Arthur Adams, Babs Tarr, Bill Amend, Breckin Meyer, Chris Claremont, Chris Sabat, Clark Gregg, Conrad Thompson, Cullen Bun, Dave Mustaine, David Tennant, Donald Faison, Ed McGuinness, George Perez, Jason Aaron, Jess Harnell, Jill Thompson, John Barrowman, Julie Benson, Katie Cook, Lloyd Kaufman, Marv Wolfman, Maurice Lamarche, Ming Chen, Ming Na Wen, Paul Rudd, Ralph Macchio, Rob Paulsen, Rob Schamberger, Shawna Benson, Skottie Young, Summer Glau, Svengoolie, Tress MacNeille, Tyler Hoechlin, Victor Dandridge, William Zabka, and many, many more.

Additional programming includes the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, Animaniacs Live in Concert, escape rooms, live wrestling podcast recordings, and the panels and workshops one would expect from such a convention. VIP packages are sold out, but general admission tickets are available online.

Other comics and geek culture conventions this weekend include:

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2019: Lexington, Kentucky; Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.

CarrierCon 2019: Alameda, California; Saturday, March 23.

Four State Comic-Con 2019: Hagerstown, Maryland; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Lehigh Valley Itz-A-Con 2019: Allentown, Pennsylvania; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Charlotte Comicon 2019: Concord, North Carolina; Sunday, March 24.

Grape City Comic Con 2019: Lodi, California; Sunday, March 24.

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show 2019: Toms River, New Jersey; Sunday, March 24.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Animatic Con 2019: Cincinnati, Ohio; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

EvilleCon 2019: Evansville, Indiana; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Shuto Con 2019: Lansing, Michigan: Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Zenkaikon 2019: Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

AniFest 2019: Torrance, California; Saturday, March 23.

KeikenCon 2019: Glassboro, New Jersey; Saturday, March 23.

Queen City Kamikaze 2019: Manchester, New Hampshire; Saturday, March 23.

Tora-Con 2019: Rochester, New York; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.


Toy & Gaming Conventions Conventions

Nor’easter 2019: Fairhaven, Massachusetts; Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.

ConQuest Sac 2019: Sacramento, California; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Metrotham Con 2019: East Ridge, Tennessee; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Texas Pinball Festival 2019: Frisco, Texas; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Who’s Yer Con 2019: Indianapolis, Indiana; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Dev Fare 2019: Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, March 23.

BrickFaire Charlotte 2019: Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

CT Gamer Con 2019: Uncasville, Connecticut; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Minefaire 2019: Dallas, Texas; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

AggieCon 2019: College Station, Texas; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Clockwork Alchemy 2019: Burlingame, California; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Television & Video

RevelCon 2019: Houston, Texas; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

The Hollywood Show Chicago 2019: Rosemont, Illinois; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Costuming & Cosplay

Costume-Con 2019: Danvers, Massachusetts; Friday, March 22 through Monday, March 25.


International Conventions

Canada

Capital City Comic Con 2019: Victoria, British Columbia; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Kelowna Fan Experience 2019: Kelowna, British Columbia; Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

Harumatsuri 2019: Burnaby, British Columbia; Saturday, March 23.

Ottawa Geek Market 2019: Nepean, Ontario; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Bowmanville Pop Culture Con 2019: Bowmanville, Ontario; Sunday, March 24.

United Kingdom

MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2019: Birmingham, United Kingdom; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Europe

Manga-Comic-Convention 2019: Leipzig, Germany; Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.

Walker Stalker Con Germany 2019: Berlin, Germany; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

Australia

Gamma.con Wagga 2019: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales; Saturday, March 23.


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 21, 2019 1:47 pm

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.