Sci-Fi Conventions

Sheffield, AL
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September 20-21, 2014
Tampa, FL
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September 26-28, 2014
Collinsville, IL
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October 3-5, 2014
Tampa, FL
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October 3-5, 2014
New Orleans, LA
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October 3-5, 2014
Collinsville, IL
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October 3-5, 2014
Morges, Switzerland
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October 11-12, 2014
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October 17-19, 2014
St. Paul, MN
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October 17-19, 2014
Cape Carteret, NC
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October 18, 2014
Ghent/Gent, Belgium
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October 18-19, 2014
Cape Carteret, NC
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October 18, 2014
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October 24-26, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Cedar Rapids, IA
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Raleigh, NC
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Portland, OR
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November 7-9, 2014
Herndon, VA
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November 7-9, 2014
Nottingham, UK
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November 14-16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
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November 28-30, 2014
Timonium, MD
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November 28-30, 2014
Morristown, NJ
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December 5-7, 2014
Kingsland, GA
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December 6-7, 2014
Biloxi, MS
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December 12-14, 2014
Boston, MA
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January 16-19, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO
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January 23-25, 2015
Roanoke, VA
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February 6-8, 2015
Timonium, MD
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February 13-15, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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March 7-9, 2015
London, Heathrow, UK
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April 3-6, 2015
Glen Ellyn, IL
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April 10-12, 2015
West Chester, PA
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April 25-26, 2015
Charleston, SC
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May 15-18, 2015
Rosemont, IL
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July 3-5, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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September 4-6, 2015
Victoria, BC Canada
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October 31-November 1, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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September 2-4, 2016

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.