Sci-Fi Conventions

Orlando, FL
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December 9-11, 2016
Atlanta, GA
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December 10, 2016
Charlotte, NC
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December 17-18, 2016
Portland, OR
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December 30-January 1, 2017
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January 6-8, 2017
Cary, NC
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January 13-15, 2017
Williamsburg, VA
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January 13-15, 2017
Baltimore, MD
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January 13-15, 2017
Birmingham, AL
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January 14-15, 2017
Gainesville, FL
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January 14-15, 2017
Auburndale, FL
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January 20-21, 2017
Birmingham, AL
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January 27-29, 2017
San Antonio, TX
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January 27-29, 2017
Nashville, TN
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January 27-31, 2017
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January 28, 2017
Laredo, TX
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January 28-29, 2017
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January 29, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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February 3-5, 2017
Frederick, MD
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February 4, 2017
New Orleans, LA
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February 9-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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February 10-12, 2017
Omaha, NE
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February 10-12, 2017
Richardson, TX
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February 11-12, 2017
Timonium, MD
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February 17-19, 2017
Round Rock, TX
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February 17-19, 2017
Chattanooga, TN
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February 24-26, 2017
Branson, MO
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February 24-26, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
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February 24-26, 2017
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March 3, 2017
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March 18, 2017
Roanoke, VA
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March 24-26, 2017
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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March 31-April 2, 2017
Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
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April 6-8, 2017
Houston, TX
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April 7-9, 2017
Louisville, KY
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April 7-9, 2017
Lake Charles, LA
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April 7-9, 2017
Montreat, NC
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April 7-9, 2017
North East, MD
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April 8-9, 2017
Knoxville, TN
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April 8-9, 2017
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April 13-16, 2017
Anchorage, AK
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April 15-16, 2017
Cape Girardeau, MO
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April 21-23, 2017
Chattanooga, TN
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April 21-23, 2017
Blacksburg, VA
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April 22-23, 2017
Laconia, NH
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May 18-22, 2017
Kansas City, MO
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June 9-11, 2017
Huntsville, AL
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June 10-11, 2017
Washington, DC
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June 16-18, 2017
Rosemont, IL
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July 7-9, 2017
New York, NY
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August 18-20, 2017
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August 18-20, 2017

Science Fiction Convention History

Sci-fi cons are often considered the first fan conventions, historically centering on science fiction books and literature. They have expanded to all sorts of media, including television, movies, and beyond, and can very heavily on sub-genres focused on. Each convention is unique with a different style, but most feature comment elements: guests, typically either sci-fi authors or actors, and events, typically including panels, discussions, and autograph signings.

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Policy on listed events.

Events listed on UpcomingCons.com generally have to meet basic criteria to be considered. We list events that can be categorized as "conventions," defined as events with a reasonably large attendance (over 100), several different activities and types of activities, and an overall theme that fits within some of our categories. Some events may fall outside of these bounds if they are special or meaningful to a community we serve. Events are categorized in categories decided by our staff, which may not be exact if the convention would be better suited by a category that we don't have. We intend for categories to broadly cover the events that a person interested in a particular category might be looking for. For example, most people looking for an anime convention would not be interested in a horror convention, however sci-fi fans might (think Buffy, for example). Larger events may be placed in more categories than smaller events, because the range of activities at that event might include enough events to also qualify it for other categories. Conventions that attempt to be "everything" will be judged by our staff and may not be placed in all categories, especially if we feel that certain categories are more strongly served by the convention than others. We do not guarantee all events will be listed.