Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 9 2019

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Toys and games rule in the Convention Connection for Week 9 2019, including this week’s spotlight convention—ToyCon 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event takes place from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. The event features a number of celebrity guests including actors Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, voice actors Alan Oppenheimer, Frank Welker, and Peter Cullen, and a number of current and former WWE wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Becky Lynch, and Asuka.

The event features a number of panels and workshops, including a custom toy contest, Hot Wheels racing, a geek fashion show, celebrity guest Q&As, and a number of after-hours events. Tickets can be purchased online.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

PeoriaCon 2019: Peoria, Illinois; Saturday, March 2.

Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach 2019: West Palm Beach, Florida; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

Madison Comic Con 2019: Madison, Wisconsin; Sunday, March 3.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

AnniCon 2019: Anniston, Alabama; Saturday, March 2.

AgamaCon: Aiken, South Carolina; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

Murfreesboro Anime & Comic Kon 2019: Murfreesboro, Georgia; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational 2019: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.


Toy & Gaming Conventions Conventions

SaltCON Spring 2019: Layton, Utah; Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3.

GAD-Con 2019: Aberdeen, Maryland; Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.

Louisville Arcade Expo 2019: Louisville, Kentucky; Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.

San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show 2019: San Jose, California; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

Toy Con Toy Show 2019: Bridgeview, Illinois; Sunday, March 3.

Tucson Toy Show 2019: Tucson, Arizona; Sunday, March 3.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

WhimsyCon 2019: Denver, Colorado; Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.

Literary

Coastal Magic 2019: Daytona Beach, Florida; Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3.


International Conventions

Canada

Kitchener Comic Con 2019: Kitchener, Ontario; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.


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 February 28, 2019 10:20 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.