Sci-Fi Conventions

Arlington, TX
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October 1-2, 2016
Fort Wayne, IN
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October 1, 2016
San Diego, CA
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October 7-9, 2016
Nassau, Bahamas
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October 7-9, 2016
Wichita, KS
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October 14-16, 2016
Ede, The Netherlands
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October 15, 2016
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October 21-23, 2016
Nassau, Bahamas
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October 21-23, 2016
Marlborough, MA
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October 21-23, 2016
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October 22, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY
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October 22-23, 2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
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October 28-30, 2016
Denver, CO
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October 28-30, 2016
Campbell, CA
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October 29, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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November 4-6, 2016
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November 4-6, 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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November 4-6, 2016
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November 4-6, 2016
Albany, CA
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November 5-6, 2016
Lombard, IL
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November 11-13, 2016
Sacramento, CA
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November 11-13, 2016
Tucson, AZ
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November 11-13, 2016
Miami, FL
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November 11-13, 2016
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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November 14-18, 2016
Middleton, WI
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November 17-20, 2016
Bristol, UK
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November 18-20, 2016
North Charleston, SC
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November 18-20, 2016
Cherry Hill, NJ
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November 18-20, 2016
Portland, OR
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November 18-20, 2016
Morristown, NJ
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November 18-20, 2016
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November 19-20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
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November 25-27, 2016
Timonium, MD
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November 25-27, 2016
St. Charles, IL
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November 26-27, 2016
Davenport, IA
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December 2-3, 2016
Portland, OR
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December 30-January 1, 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
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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March 31-April 2, 2017
Montreat, NC
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April 7-9, 2017
Anchorage, AK
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April 15-16, 2017
Laconia, NH
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May 18-22, 2017
Rosemont, IL
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July 7-9, 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.