Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 15 2019

In a busy weekend of conventions, our spotlight event in the Convention Connection for Week 15 2019 is Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. The event takes place in Chicago, Illinois from Thursday, April 11 through Monday, April 15. As the name states, Star Wars Celebration brings together fans and creators from across the galaxy together in one place to celebrate their love of Star Wars across all media.

The convention features a number of panels, workshops, meet and greet opportunities, exhibitors, cosplay, and more. Guests at this year’s event include Hayden Christensen, Ahmed Best, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein, Billy Dee Williams, Erin Kellyman, Forest Whitaker, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ian McDiarmid, Jason Isaacs, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Peter Mayhew, Ray Park, Riz Ahmed, Sam Witwer, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Bobby Moynihan, Catherine Taber, Claudia Gray, Daniel Logan, Dee Bradley Baker, Delilah Dawson, Donald Faison, E.K. Johnston, Greg Grunberg, Greg Proops, John Ratxenberger, Katee Sakhoff, Katie Cook, Timothy Zahn, and many more.

Many ticket options are sold out. Remaining ticket options can be purchased online.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

El Paso Comic Con 2019: El Passo, Texas; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Empire State Comic Con 2019: Albany, New York; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Steel City Con 2019: Monroeville, Pennsylvania; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2019: Oaks, Pennsylvania; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Ultracon of South Florida 2019: Miami, Florida; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

FarleyCon 2019: East Ridge, Tennessee; Saturday, April 13.

Fusion Con 2019: New Port Richey, Florida; Saturday, April 13.

Kid Con 2019: Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Saturday, April 13.

RodCon 2019: Cedar Falls, Iowa; Saturday, April 13.

Superior Con 2019: Marquette, Michigan; Saturday, April 13.

Daytona Beach Comic Con 2019: Daytona Beach, Florida; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

First State Comic Con 2019: Wilmington, Delaware; Sunday, April 14.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Tekko 2019: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14.

South Campus Anime Convention 2019: Fort Worth, Texas; Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

Kahema Con 2019: Irving, Texas; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

ASAHiCon 2019: Antioch, California; Saturday, April 13.

Kogaracon 2019: Edison, New Jersey; Saturday, April 13.

OC Coast Con 2019: Costa Mesa, California; Saturday, April 13.

Tiger Con 2019: Valdosta, Georgia; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.


Toy & Gaming Conventions Conventions

Kingdom-Con 2019: San Diego, California; Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14.

Midwest Gaming Classic 2019: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Pikes Peak Gamers 2019: Manitou Springs, Colorado; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Minefaire 2019: Los Angeles, California; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

Cecil Con 2019: North East, Maryland; Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

CyPhaCon 2019: Lake Charles, Louisiana; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Gaslight Gathering 2019: San Diego, California; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Clockwork Festival 2019: Columbia, Pennsylvania; Saturday, April 13.

LGBTQ Characters in TV & Film

ClexaCon 2019: Las Vegas, Nevada; Thursday, April 11 through Monday, April 15.

Disabilities Awareness

Cripping the Comic Con 2019: Syracuse, New York; Saturday, April 13.


International Conventions

Canada

CoVaCon 2019: Courtenay, British Columbia; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

Manitoba Comic Con 2019: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

TimminsCon 2019: Timmins, Ontario; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

Peterborough ComiCon 2019: Peterborough, Ontario; Sunday, April 14.

Sarnia Pop Culture Show 2019: Point Edward, Ontario; Sunday, April 14.

United Kingdom

Manchester Anime & Gaming Con 2019: Manchester, United Kingdom; Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

Europe

Elfia Haarzuilens 2019: Haarzuilens, Netherlands; Satuday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

Australia

Supernova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo 2019: Broadbeach, Queensland; Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

New Zealand

Armageddon Wellington 2019: Wellington, New Zealand; Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15.

Middle East

Middle East Film & Comic Con 2019: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13.


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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