SCI-FI CONVENTIONS/EVENTS

 

Shore Leave Convention

This is the USS Sovereign annual convention we attend.  Held at the Hunt Valley Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland. This 3 day convention is where we do our major fundraising for our charities. Normally held in July it has been moved to August for 2012

Farpoint Convention

A science fiction media convention held over Presidents day weekend in Timonium, MD at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Wizard World Comic Con

This 4 day event is held at the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center located in center city. This con is accessible to all forms of transportation. Held normally the first weekend in June. This con has something for everyone Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, artists. You name they probably have it.

Star Wars Celebration

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away…

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.  Whether it’s young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there’s something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what’s new, and being the first to see what’s next.  It’s four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens.

And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

 

HORROR CONVENTIONS/EVENTS

 

 

Chiller Theater

Monster Mania

The semi-annual Philadelphia Horror Film and Memorabilia convention. Held several times a year in Cherry Hill, NJ as well as Hunt Valley, Maryland.

National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House and Hearse Convention

Four day convention for fans of Halloween, horror, haunted attractions, and hearses! 300+ vendor booths, seminars, tours, and events! held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks,Pa.

HorrorFind Weekend

P.T. Barnum had “The Greatest Show On Earth” with his circus, HorrorFind has “The Spookiest Show On Earth” with the HorrorFind Weekend.

Remember the scary movies you watched maybe when you were a kid or maybe just yesterday, now you can meet and get autographs from celebrities who starred in some of those movies – that’s HorrorFind.

Read some good scary fiction that gave you nightmares, can’t get enough horror fiction and have thought to yourself how cool it would be to meet some authors – that’s HorrorFind.

Love Halloween, like getting in costume or decorating the yard to have fun with Trick or Treaters, want to learn the scare secrets of the pros by attending a prop seminar and meet others who love Halloween and haunting as much as you – that’s HorrorFind.

Like a good ghost story, have an interest in ghosts or the paranormal, want to ask questions of experts who deal with ghosts, demons and supernatural or just hear what they have to say – that’s HorrorFind.

Just want to shop for cool movie memorabilia, videos, dolls, masks, Halloween props or hundreds of other items you won’t find anywhere else – that’s HorrorFind.

 

 

FANTASY CONVENTIONS/EVENTS

FaerieCon East

Now in it’s sixth year, FaerieCon East remains the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world.  The FaerieCon universe continues to expand to embrace fantasy, steampunk, goth, metaphysics and many other genres who enjoy sharing their diverse interests and passions throughout the weekend.

Mythic Faire

A celebration of worlds creations, time travel and fantastic realms of Medieval, Steampunk, Faerie, Gothic, Pirates, Celtics, Renaissance and so much more!!!!

DragonCon

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!

 

ANIME CONVENTIONS

Otakon Con

Otakon is the convention of the otaku generation: by fans, for fans; and we’re back for our 19th year in 2012! Join thousands of your fellow fans as we descend on Baltimore to celebrate all anime, manga, and all facets of Asian pop culture!

 

STEAMPUNK CONVENTIONS/EVENTS

Steampunk Worlds Fair

When the World’s Fair started, there were many great Steampunk conventions, but few festivals. We were one of the first Steampunk festivals in the world.  We remain one of very few festivals – and, perhaps, the best.

Dorian’s Parlor

Dorian’s Parlor is a lavish and sumptuous evening party inspired by the grandeur of 19th and early 20th centuries. It features music, live performances, fashion shows, and free food, in addition to vendors displaying some of the finest merchandise available Dorian’s Parlor is a monthly event held at the Doubletree hotel in downtown Philadelphia.

Dress to have fun and dress to impress.  Dorian’s Parlor welcomes all people who take pride in their appearance, but especially caters to people interested in the steampunk, neo-Victorian and neo-vintage styles.

 

COMIC BOOK CONVENTIONS

 

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