Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 19 2019

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It’s Mother’s Day weekend in the Convention Connection for Week 20 2019. Our spotlight convention this week is Comicpalooza 2019 in Houston, Texas. The event runs from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12. Celebrity and creator guests at this year’s event include:

  • Emilia Clarke (fitting for Mother’s Day weekend to host the Mother of Dragons) and Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones
  • The CW stars Grant Gustin, John Wesley Shipp, and John Barrowman
  • Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, and Wilson Cruz from the Star Trek franchise
  • The Tick‘s Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, and Scott Speiser
  • LOST‘s Jeremy Davies, Andrew Divoff, and Mira Furlan
  • Animaniacs‘s Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarche
  • Monica Rial, Alexis Tipton, J. Michael Tatum, Josh Grelle, Brittney Karbowski, and Jamie Marchi from My Hero Academia
  • WWE’s Trish Stratus and Lita
  • Neal Adams
  • Dan Jurgens
  • Jae Lee
  • Mark Texeira
  • Chris Claremont
  • Gerry Conway
  • Chelsea Cain
  • Astronauts Stan Love and Serena M. Aunon
  • Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn and Martha Wells

…and many more.

Programming at this year’s event includes ESPN’s Collegiate Esports Championship, the Comicpalooza Film Festival, Comicpalooza Cosplay Competition, Kids Cosplay, workshops, maker’s space, Q&A panels, autograph and photo opportunities, vendors, and more. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

Visioncon 2019: Springfield, Missouri; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.

Yellow City Comic Con 2019: Amarillo, Texas; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.

Meadowlark Comic Con 2019: Medford, Oregon; Saturday, May 11.

Tampa Bay LibCon 2019: Tampa, Florida and Ruskin, Florida; Saturday, May 11.

3 Rivers Comicon 2019: Homestead, Pennsylvania; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.

Hudson Valley Comic Con 2019: Poughkeepsie, New York; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Sabaku Con 2019: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.

Dragon Ball & Heroes Con 2019: Fresno, California; Saturday, May 11.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

Marcon 2019: Columbus, Ohio; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.

Watch City Steampunk Festival 2019: Waltham, Massachusetts; Saturday, May 11.

LGBT+

OutlantaCon 2019: Atlanta, Georgia; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.


International Conventions

Canada

Ottawa Comiccon 2019: Ottawa, Ontario; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019: Toronto, Ontario; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.

Asia

AMG-Chan 2019: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.


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–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 May 9, 2019 10:37 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.