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Sci-Fi Conventions

Middleburg Heights, OH
Aug 7-Sep 8, 2019
Aug 23-25, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 30-Sep 1, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Aug 31-Sep 4, 2019
Columbia, CA
Sep 5-8, 2019
Sep 12-15, 2019
Sep 12-15, 2019
Stillwater, OK
Sep 14, 2019
Wichita Falls, TX
Sep 14-15, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Sep 21-22, 2019
Vilnius, Lithuania
Sep 21-22, 2019
Kailua-Kona, HI
Sep 26-29, 2019
San Diego, CA
Oct 4-6, 2019
Oct 11-13, 2019
Miami, FL
Oct 12, 2019
Fargo, ND
Oct 18-20, 2019
Springfield IL
Oct 19, 2019
Springfield, MA
Oct 26, 2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 1-3, 2019
Nov 2-3, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 8-10, 2019
Essington, PA
Nov 15-17, 2019
Dallas, TX
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019
Lombard, IL
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019
Chicago, IL
Dec 20-22, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
Jan 25-26, 2020
Denver, CO
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020
Bloomington, MN
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
May 22-24, 2020
Lansing, MI
May 22-25, 2020
Bad Soden - Germany
Aug 21-23, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
May 7-9, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
May 6-8, 2022
Minneapolis, MN
May 26-28, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
May 24-26, 2024

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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 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.