Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 20 2019

The highlighted convention in the Convention Connection for Week 20 2019 is MegaCon Orlando 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The event runs from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19. Celebrity and creator guests at this year’s event include:

  • Back to the Future stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson, and James Tolkan
  • Doctor Who‘s David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Barrowman
  • Stars of the Boy Meets World franchise Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, Ben Savage, and Rider Strong
  • Smallville‘s Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, and Kristin Kreuk
  • The CW stars Stephen Amell, Tyler Hoechlin, Rose McIver, and Mark Sheppard
  • Red Dead Redemption 2‘s Roger Clark, Alex McKenna, and Rob Wiethoff
  • Voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker from Transformers
  • Tom Taylor
  • Greg Capullo
  • Doug Mahnke
  • Peter Tomasi
  • Tom King
  • Mark Brooks
  • Donny Cates
  • Ryan Stegman
  • Neal Adams
  • Brian Azzarello
  • Mitch Gerads
  • Clay Mann
  • Tim Sale
  • Charles Soule
  • James Tynion IV
  • Josh Williamson

…and many more.

Programming includes guest panels and Q&As, autograph and photo opportunities, workshops, cosplay, gaming, portfolio reviews, vendors, and more. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Comics & Geek Culture Conventions

East Coast Comicon 2019: Secaucus, New Jersey; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Motor City Comic Con 2019: Novi, Michigan; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Nickel City Con 2019: Buffalo, New York; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Puerto Rico Comic Con 2019: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

AACPL Comic Con 2019: Odenton, Maryland; Saturday, May 18.

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2019: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saturday, May 18.

Comic Con Revolution Ontario 2019: Ontario, California; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

MSP Spring Con 2019: St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Tidewater Comicon 2019: Virginia Beach, Virginia; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Kids Con New England 2019: Nashua, New Hampshire; Sunday, May 19.


Anime & Asian Culture Conventions

Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival 2019: Everett, Washington; Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.

Anime Central 2019: Rosemont, Illinois; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

CloverCon 2019: Bridgewater, New Jersey; Sunday, May 19.


Toys & Gaming Conventions

Geekway to the West 2019: St. Charles, Missouri; Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19.

Huzzah! Con 2019: South Portland, Maine; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

CinciClassic 2019: Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Saturday, May 18.

GoTE4TheKids 2019: Clearwater, Florida; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Minefaire Seattle 2019: Seattle, Washington; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.


Genre & Interest-Specific Conventions

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, & Fantasy

C.O.G.S. Expo 2019: Parsippany, New Jersey; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

My Little Pony

Everfree Northwest 2019: Seattle, Washington; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.


International Conventions

Canada

East Coast Comic Expo 2019: Moncton, New Brunswick; Friday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18.

CanGames 2019: Ottawa, Ontario; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Keycon 2019: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Otafest 2019: Calgary, Alberta; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Brockville Comicon 2019: Brockville, Ontario; Saturday, May 18.

United Kingdom

Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2019: Sheffield, England; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Australia

Battle Arena Melbourne 2019: Melbourne, Victoria; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Europe

Lake Como Comic Art Festival 2019: Cernobbio, Italy; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.


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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