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The URL for this page is: http://www.cam-info.net/concalendar [Note: This listing is ONLY for events to be held in the following states: TX, AR, LA, OK, and NM. More con listings Web sites available at the end of this listing!]

Space City Comic Con

Space City Comic Con is the Gulf Coast's fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. For fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.
May 27-29, 2016
NRG Center [formerly AstroArena, next to old AstroDome]
8309 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77054
Greater Houston, TX area
A number of actors, artists, cosplayers, and industry guests.
We love bringing fans together! Your Houston hometown comic con!

Arkansas Anime Festival

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas.
May 27-29, 2016
Springdale Convention Center
Springdale/Fayetteville Arkansas area
Cosplay, video games, two viewing rooms, tabletop gaming, anime activities, guest panels, Japanese food, displays by local artists, some local vendors, door prizes (we are working on a dance) and much more!
For more information, send email
Sponsored by Realms Anime at 2579 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, AR

North Texas RPG Con

Role-Playing Gaming con
June 2-5, 2016
DFW Airport Marriott South
4151 Centreport Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex area
The North TX RPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-1999 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades, and others). ANY RPG games are welcome at the Con, be it D&D 4e, Pathfinder, or something we haven't even heard of, just be sure you can fill a table with 5-6 people before you ask to have it added to the schedule...

A-Kon 27

The Southwest's Largest Anime Convention
Anime, comics, cosplay, media, & gaming convention
June 3-5, 2016
Hilton Anatole Dallas
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
(DFW Metroplex area/ downtown Dallas)
Dealers Room, Guests, Seminars & Workshops, Multiple Video Rooms, Gaming & Tournaments, Premier Film Showings, Art Show & Auction, Autographs, Banquet, Costume Contest, Goodie Bags&Freebies, and Musical Concert
A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in N. America.

FanExpo Dallas

Comics, Sci Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming.
June 3-5, 2016
Dallas Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
(downtown Dallas, TX)
Comics, Celebrity Guests, Artist Alley, Panel discussions, Cosplay/Masquerade, Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! Over 60,000 fans in over 600,000 square feet. Presented by Dallas Comic Con.

Comic Palooza: The Texas International Comic Con

Comics & gaming con
June 17-19, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Two host hotels:
Hilton Americas–Houston
1600 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
(downtown Houston, TX)
Comicpalooza's mission is to provide the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States, serving not only the fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music and film, but also as a trade show and showcase for the studios, publishers, and manufacturers in those industries.
Largest comic con in Texas. Live Art Event, Comicpalooza Film Festival, industry panel discussions, roller derby games, quidditch matches, live music, dancers, circus performers, and much more. Comicpalooza is also one of the largest art events in Houston, featuring scores of artists as well as numerous writers, celebrities, and performers, and much, much more!

Texicon: Where the West Begins

Table-Top Gaming is Educational. Gaming con.
June 23-26, 2016
Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
Texicon supports all three sections of gaming: Miniatures, Role-Playing, and Board gaming. Each year Texicon will focus on a specific section.
Texicon also hosts seminars that focus on every aspect of gaming. In these seminars, experts will speak about various aspects of games and gaming. Some speakers will be seasoned gamers, others will be industry specialists.
We hope you will be brave enough to try a new game.
See also Texicon Facebook page.

SoonerCon 25: The Silver Age

Oklahoma's own ComicCon/Pop Culture Expo
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 24-26, 2016
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73110
Sheraton Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK area
Literary GOH: David Weber
Artist GOH: Nene Thomas
Toastmaster: Selena Rosen
Master of Ceremonies: Peter Pixie
Writers Workshop Clinician: Toni Weisskopf
This incarnation of SoonerCon is deliberately designed to celebrate all aspects of fandom. We don’t intend to have a solely "books" or "TV" or "art" emphasis. The emphasis is on FUN. Events include: Film Festival, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay and Masquerade. Charity. Panel and Workshops. Video Rooms.
We are very happy to announce the creation of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame. Beginning in 2013, SoonerCon will induct members into the Hall of Fame, and present them with the newly created "Nucleon Award". Members of the Hall of Fame will be Oklahomans (and those originally from Oklahoma) who have contributed significantly to the development of pop culture and speculative fiction in both Oklahoma and the world.

Bayou Con 8

Anime, comics, sci-fi
June 24-26, 2016
West Cal Arena & Event Center
401 Arena Rd
Sulphur, Louisiana
Greater Lake Charles, LA area
"Celebration of all things fandom that takes place each June in Southwest Louisiana. The convention combines the very best in anime, sci-fi, comics, and gaming jampacked in a fan produced event." Includes media guests & cosplay!
BayouCon is a non profit organization operating under the legal name of the "Southwest Louisiana Science Education Foundation, Inc.". We are committed to providing a great fan produced convention for the folks of Southwest Louisiana.

Several Unlimited Summer Party

Club event
(Presumably July 2016)
Greater Houston, TX area
Come together with fellow fans!
RSVPs preferred.
And tell your friends!


Where Gaming Meets the Internet
July 1-3, 2016
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
Hilton Austin AND JW Marriott
Austin, TX 78701
downtown Austin, TX area
Sponsored by Rooster Teeth
See the greatest new games, learn about the industry, and meet the best fans in the world!

Texas ComiCon 2016

Comics & gaming
July 8-10, 2016
San Antonio Shrine Auditorium
901 North Loop 1604 W.
San Antonio, TX 78258
San Antonio, TX area
Celebrities, Dealers, Artist Alley, Gaming, Kids' Costume Contest, etc.

Tokyo in Tulsa

Anime & gaming con
July 15-17, 2016
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
downtown Tulsa, OK area
Held in historic downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma TnT is a Japanese and Pop Culture convention centered on Japanese Animation. We also showcase music, creative art and writing, gaming (both video and table top) and fashion. Join us for a full weekend of nonstop fun.
Oklahoma’s largest 3 day Japanese cultural event.

ArmadilloCon 38

Literary science fiction con.
July 29-31, 2016
Omni South Park Hotel
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Wesley Chu
Special Guest (Artist): Dominick Saporano
Artist Guest: Christina Hess
Editor Guest: Joe Monti
Fan Guest: Ken Keller
Toastmaster: Joe McKinney
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Full Day Writer's Workshop, Dealer's Room, and more!
ArmadilloCon is a literary science fiction convention held annually in Austin, with several hundred attendees.
We are a place where the smartest people in the world gather to celebrate their uniqueness and intelligence. Oh, and we talk about books too.
The primary focus of ArmadilloCon is literary science fiction, but that's not all we do -- we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming. Every year, dozens of professional writers, artists and editors attend the convention. We invite you to attend the convention especially if you are a fan of reading, writing, meeting, sighting, feeding, knighting, and all the other things folks do at a sci-f/fantasy convention.
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization


Anime con
July 29-31, 2016
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
New Orleans-area
"[O]ffers anime and mecha fans of Louisiana and neighboring states a chance to gather in a warm and friendly setting to learn more about the culture of Japan and to share in the experience that is the anime fan culture."
Cosplay, Contests, Gaming, Video Rooms, Panels, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, formal/semi-formal dinner, and more!

Glitch Con 2016: Into The Wasteland

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
July 29-31, 2016
Holiday Inn & Convention Center
Springdale, Arkansas area
Glitchcon is a multi-genre convention focusing in areas such as Sci-Fi, Anime, Gaming, and Tabletop. We sport some of the best and coolest events in the region with the largest Tabletop Room where you can join in with local gamemasters or host your own game! We offer a full weekend of panels, chances to meeting the guests up close and personal, voice actor lead panels, a cosplay contest with amazing prizes, an amazing artist alleyway as well as vendor room and much much much more!

Classic Game Fest

Retro Video Gaming con
July 30-31, 2016
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704
Austin, TX area
Five hotels located nearby. [No room block.]
Exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music, and more! Including arcade machines & retro game consoles from the 80's & 90's.
Charity: A portion of all wristband sales will benefit the Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation.

Anime Overload

Japanese Animation, and Pop-Culture Festival
August 5-7, 2016
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
Austin, Texas-area
Dealers Room, Artists Alley, Cosplay,events, panels, workshops and more!

Austin Board Game Bash

August 12-14, 2016
Austin Marriott South
4415 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas, 78744
Austin, Texas area
Board Game Bash is a weekend-long board gaming convention designed to get a bunch of gamers together and give them ample opportunity to play. The 2015 convention will be from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th. The convention will be open all night each night through the weekend, so let biology be the only thing to stop you! We're going to be at the Austin Marriott South, located right off I-35 in Austin just south of 71.

Bayou Battles XIII: Houston's Kings of War Grand Tournament

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
August 12-14, 2016
Wyndham Houston West [Energy Corridor]
14703 Park Row
Houston, TX 77079
Houston, TX
Bayou Battles abides by the principles of the IndyGTs, which place emphasis on Sportsmanship and inclusion of any and all players. Thus, we have different requirements than GW sponsored tourneys.


Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture
August 12-15, 2016
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
(downtown Dallas, Texas area)
Japanese Guests, Voice Actors, Manga/Comic Artists, Dealer Room, 24hr Video Theaters, J-Pop, Gaming, Arcade, Art Show & Auction, Panel Discussions, Autograph Sessions, Film/Video Premiers, and much more!
AnimeFest is a non-profit 501c(3) organization for fans of anime. Our mission is to educate the public about Japanese anime, comics, music and related pop culture. Our primary activity is to host an annual convention at the end of summer in Dallas Texas.

MidAmeriCon II, the 74rd World Con

August 17-21, 2016
Kansas City Convention Center and Bartle Hall
301 West 13th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
Kansas City, MO
GOH: Kinuko Y. Craft
GOH: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden
GOH: Tamora Pierce
GOH: Michael Swanwick
Toastmaster: Pat Cadigan
Five days of programming on hundreds of topics from books to media, from art to costuming, from movies to television to anime, from science fiction to science fact, as well as an art show, masquerades, the Hugo Awards ceremony, dealer's rooms, and much more!

Delta H Con

54 Hours of anime and gaming.
Gamer and Anime Convention in the South.
August 19-21, 2016
Hotel Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston TX 77045
Houston, Texas area
Dealers Room, Artist's Alley, Art Auction, Art Show, Anime&DVD Screening Room, Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest (Rules), CosPlay [Graciously put on by Anime No Kai of UH], Manga Reading Room, Live Action Role Playing events (LARP's), Speaker Panels, Workshops, Bubble Room (Kid geared area), Collectable Card Games, PC Game Room, Role Playing events (RPG's), Terrain or Miniture Games (Mini's), & Board Games.

CTC GeekFest 2015

August 19-21, 2016
Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
Killeen, TX 76540
Geekfest activities for kids and adults will include video game tournaments, contests, movie screenings, interactive video game demonstrations, presentations and entertainment by local groups and companies, vendor booths and a silent auction. Yes, the Humans vs Zombies competition is back along with two showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Bubonicon 48: Rockets, Robots, & Rayguns (The 3 R's)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 26-28, 2016
Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Co-GOH: Rachel Caine
Co-GOH: David Gerrold
Toastmaster: Joe R. Landsdale
Guest Artist: Lee Moyer
Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Auctions, Film Screenings, Readings, Autographs, Filking, Science Talk, Costume Contest, Green Slime Awards, Fan Programming, and more!
Presented by the NMSF Conference in association with various kind folks of the Albuquerque SF clubs.
Bubonicon 48 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Bubonicon 47 gave away $6,000 to the charities/non-profit organizations!

San Japan 09

Japanese Anime and Culture Convention
September 2-4, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Marriott Riverwalk
889 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
downtown San Antonio, TX area
Dealer's Room, Multiple Panel Rooms, Video/Table Gaming, Artist Alley, 24 Hour Video Room. 2 viewing rooms, gaming (both live action and computer) industry panels, Steampunk Attire Contest and more. Further, trying to emphasize as a cultural convention, we will be bringing you panels, performances, and demonstrations of Martial Arts, Tea Ceremonies, Kabuki, Traditional Japanese games, and more! Come see what it's really all about!

Amazing Houston Comic Con

"[B]est and brightest in comic book and pop entertainment."
September 9-11, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Hilton Americas Houston
Houston, TX
(downtown Houston, Texas area)
Meet your favorite creators and celebrities at this 3-day event, filled with a giant exhibitors hall, an international artist alley, video game arena, hundreds of people in costume and more. There is something for everyone at the Amazing Houston Comic Con, from After Hours parties to family fun on Sunday Kid’s Day!

Houston FanFair 2016

Comicpalooza Presents: Houston FanFair is a fan appreciation media-centered event bringing the best of pop culture to Houston.
(Presumably September 2016)
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenidas de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
(downtown Houston, Texas area)
Fan appreciation event to show how much we love our fans and want to continue bringing fun and affordable pop-culture events to the City of Houston year round.

Fencon XIII: Magical Journeys

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 23-25, 2016
Westin DFW Airport
4545 West John W Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 at Ester's Road)
Irving, TX 75063
(DFW Metroplex area)
Guest of Honor: Jim C. Hines
Music Guest of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton
Artist Guest of Honor: Kristina Carroll
Fen Guest of Honor: Sara Felix
Science Guest of Honor: Michael S. Brotherton
Toastmaster: Ester Friesner
Special Workshop Guest: Cat Rambo
FenCon XIII will also be hosting this year's 1632 MiniCon with Guest Eric Flint
Art Show & Auction, Dealers Room, Panels, Concerts, Filking, Short Story Contest, Writers Workshop, Children's Programming, Masquerade, Readings, Gaming, Demos, and lots more!
FenCon is a production of the Dallas Future Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, literature, and music for the future of all mankind.

Wizard World Austin

Comic Con
September 23-25, 2016
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Austin, TX area
Comics, Celebrity Guests, Artist Alley, Panel discussions, Masquerade Ball (extra fee), Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More!


September 23-25, 2016
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, etc. con
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South Seventh
Fort Smith AR
Holiday Inn City Center ["overflow hotel"]
700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Ft Smith, Arkansas area
A Joining Of Forces! Anime, Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Larp, Pop Culture, and More!
Guests, Activities, Vendors, Artists, Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Video Games, Nerf Wars, Live Performances, Dances, Stage Shows, Card Gaming, Prizes, Classes, Panels, and so much more!


Comics, Anime, Gaming, Multimedia Convention & Community
September 30-October 2, 2016
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 South Shoreline Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401
Corpus Christi, TX area
Realm’s Con is a three-day, multimedia convention held annually in Corpus Christi, Texas. If you love anime, gaming, horror, comic books and having a fun time, this is the convention for you!
Anime Dating Game, AMV (Anime Music Video), Anime Jeopardy, Cosplay, Dead or Alive Volleyball Tournament, The Katamari, Movie Rooms, Panels, Pool Party, Rave, Scavenger Hunt, Table Top Tournaments, Video Game Tournaments, Workshops, and SO MUCH MORE!!!

CONtraflow VI

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention with a New Orleans Flair.
September 30-October 2, 2016
New Orleans Airport Hilton
Kenner, Louisiana
New Orleans, LA area
Fanzine Lounge and Filk Salon. Focuses on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and related literary genres in any form, including but not limited to writing, visual arts, dramatic arts, and interactive fiction.
Panels, Dealers Room, Gaming, Art Gallery, Fund Raising Auctions, Costume Contest, Dances, Room Parties, Artist Alley, Kids Con, Hearts Tournament, plus much more!
In fulfillment of CONtraflow’s mission to promote all types of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, the charity is still New Orleans Public Library.
Corporate Sponsor: Bayou Images Screen Printing
Club and Fan Group Sponsors: Area 504, Krewe of the Enterprise, USS Corsair (NCC 26556)


Gaming con
October 7-9, 2016
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
9800 Westover Hills Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78251
San Antonio, TX area
Tabletop gaming, video games, and much more. Like our Facebook page, share the Facebook page and we will bring you convention updates, plus fun gaming and more news and info. You can find us on twitter too at: https://twitter.com/TheGaMExpoSA .

Texas Broadside!

Where wargaming and history meet
Gaming con
(Presumably October 2016)
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571
Stay overnight one (or both) nights aboard the Battleship Texas! Featuring WWI and WWII wargames, on land, sea, and air, including some of the battles involving the USS TEXAS. In addition, attend lectures on military history and wargaming. ALL proceeds will benefit the ongoing preservation of the USS TEXAS.
Texas Broadside! is a cooperative effort by the Battleship Texas Foundation and Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming.

ReaperCon 13

Miniatures & gaming con
October 20-23, 2016
Premier Event Center
Lakeland Plaza
1165 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX 75067
Hilton Garden Inn, Lewisville
785 SH 121 Bypass
Lewisville, TX 75067
DFW MetroPlex area
4-day convention that’s a celebration of the miniatures hobby! Reaper Miniatures brings in some of the best talent in the industry - World-class sculptors, painters and illustrators - and invites you to join us for four days of classes, seminars, games, and fun! Whether you’re just learning to paint, or you want that final push to go to the next level, or maybe you just want to play some games and meet cool people, ReaperCon is where it’s at!

Mondo Con

Film, music, art, & toys
(Presumably October 2016)
Austin, TX area
MondoCon brings together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention includes new artwork and products as well as panels & special screenings.

Oni-Con XII

Anime con
(Presumably October 2016)
Galveston, TX area
The hotels for Oni-Con attendees are The San Luis Resort, The Hilton Galveston Island Resort, and the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. All three hotels are located within a few blocks of the Galveston Island Convention Center.
Galveston, TX area
"Best in Japanese pop culture, from J-Rock/J-Pop and anime to cosplay, maid cafes, cutting edge fashion and so much more!

Alamo City Comic Con

Comics con
October 28-30, 2016
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
200 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio, TX area
Celebration of the comic arts in San Antonio, Texas. You’ll find top-tier talent in the form of comic book artists, writers and publishers. You can also find many of your favorite actors from movies and television to comics and pop culture in general. We offer the opportunity to meet, get autographs, take photos and view panels with some of your favorite celebs, artists and writers. You can also purchase your favorite comics, collectibles, and toys from all our exhibitors.

Brazos Valley STX Comic Con

November 5-6, 2016
Brazos County Expo
Bryan, TX area

Millenniumcon 19

Historical Miniatures Game Convention
November 11-13, 2016
Wingate Hotel & Convention Center
Round Rock, TX
NORTH of Austin. This is in the Round Rock / Central Texas area
Millennium 19 is a three day convention that supports Tabletop Wargaming with Historical Miniatures.
We provide a unique event to celebrate our passion for playing wargames and crafting the miniatures and terrain used in these games. While we do focus on games involving historical time periods, our convention caters to many different gaming tastes and styles.
Unlike other conventions that support multiple genres, we don't have one group trying to be all things to all people. There are also a limited number of RPG games but the emphasis is on miniatures games.
Because of our focus on miniatures, we are proud to call Millennium 18 the largest miniature convention in Texas.
How to Submit a Game at MillenniumCon
Please login to http://millenniumcon.gamecon.us/reg/ and click on 'Submit a New Event'. You will need to create an account if you don't have one.
Table Size
Our standard table is 8' x 5'. For smaller games please select a 6' X 18" table. Larger tables are extremely limited.
Convention Pre-registration and event signup will open October 2014. During the pre-registration period, you will register for 3-Day passes only. Single Day passes will be available at the convention.

Arkansas Anime Festival

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas.
(Presumably November 2016)
Springdale/Fayetteville Arkansas area
Cosplay, video games, two viewing rooms, tabletop gaming, anime activities, guest panels, Japanese food, displays by local artists, some local vendors, door prizes (we are working on a dance) and much more!
For more information, send email
Sponsored by Realms Anime at 2579 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, AR


Board gaming con
(Presumably November 2016)
DFW Metroplex area

ANT: Anime North Texas

Anime & Cosplay con
November 18-20, 2016
Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
DFW Metroplex area

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston's World Famous Victorian Holiday Festival
(Presumably December 2016)
Strand National Historic Landmark District
Strand & Mechanic Streets between 20th & 25th
Galveston, Texas
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.
Continuous entertainment on several stages, over 150 craft and food vendors, children’s activities abound at Piccadilly Circus, 3 grand parades, Victorian Bed Races, London Wharf and the Official Tall Ship of Texas ELISSA, GHF Member’s Club, Costume Contests, Scrooge’s Scavenger Hunt and wonderful special events throughout the weekend.

Ikkicon XI

Japanese Animation & Pop Culture Convention
December 30, 2016-January 1, 2017
The Renaissance Austin
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, Texas area
Anime Idol, Anime Music Video(AMV) Contest, Anime Poetry Slam, Dance Contest, Media Gallery (Artist Alley & Exhibitions), Dealers Room, Art Show, and more!


New Adventures in Anime & Manga
January 6-8, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK area
"For three days we’ll come together to celebrate our love for eastern animation, Japanese culture and music."
Cosplay, panels, screenings, dealer's room (including artist alley tables), guests, and more!


A Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Event
(Presumably February 2017)
DFW Metroplex area
Science fiction and fantasy convention featuring writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, rooms of board gaming, a charity book swap and auction, a short story contest, a costume contest, and a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee. We welcome one and all to show up, hang out, meet old friends, make new ones, and have an excellent time!
The Normal Features:
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panel Discussions, Gaming, Gallery Tables, Freebie Tables
And the Abnormalities:
Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Intergalactic Archaeology, "Late Night Double Feature", Artist Drawing Challenge, Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Short Story Contest, Spontaneous Sing-Alongs
Be there or be Rhomboicosahedral! Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.


Gaming, Fantasy, & Science Fiction Convention
(Presumably February 2017)
RMC/Ley Student Center
Rice University
Houston, TX
OwlCon is an annual gaming convention at Rice University, Houston, TX, dating back to 1980. We feature table top and live action role playing games, miniatures games and events, historical miniatures, board games, card games, a dealers' room, and more. OwlCon 32 gaming events will include RPGA and PFS events and specials, official tournaments for Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy, many tabletop games, several LARPS including Vampire and Call of Cthulhu, and many other games with prizes galore! OwlCon will once again be swarming with official demo folks for various game systems to give you a chance to try some of their great games. We will also have an anime room and a Dealers’ room.

RevelCon 28

March 10–12, 2017
Houston, Texas
RevelCon is THE only fan-run relax-a-con/zinefest in the Southwest US. It's a fab weekend of vids, panels, art, zines, merchandise, food and frolic! [Note - Revelcon is an adults-only/18-and-over con.]

Furry Fiesta

Texas' only furry convention
March 24-26, 2017
Intercontinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75001
(DFW Metroplex area)
Dealer's Den, Artist Alley, Art Show, Video Room, Charity, and more!
Furry Fiesta is produced by the Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association (D.R.A.M.A.), a 501(c)(7) Not For Profit Organization.

All-Con 2017

Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show.
(Presumably March 2017)
(DFW Metroplex area)
For three days All-Con provides an umbrella of content supporting fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Renaissance, Anime, Costuming, Theater / Performing Arts, Mystery, Art, Crafts, Collecting, and Film Making. To help 'give back' there are several charity events at the convention every year.
All-Con is fan organized and built on community participation. We offer a track dedicated entirely to cross promoting clubs, conventions, and events. The best part is you may cross promote as a panelist for FREE as long as we have space and your content is appropriate. Don't forget to bring flyers for the flyer table.

Anime Matsuri

Anime, Japanese Culture,& Related Arts Convention
April 7-9, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Hilton Americas Houston
Houston, TX
Greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area
Panels, Gaming, Anime Theaters, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, Contests, Club AM (the ultimate anime dance/rave), and more!

AggieCon 47

Multi-genre entertainment and comic convention.
(Presumably April 2017)
Bryan, Texas
...[D]emos, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, games, and media showings. Dealers Room, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay, Video Room, Charity, etc.
See also AggieCon Facebook page
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MagCon 8

Mad About Games Convention. Gaming con.
(Presumably April 2017)
SAT 9 AM - 2 AM
SUN 9 AM - 7 PM
New Caney ISD Annex
21569 U.S. 59
New Caney, Texas 77357
(Northeast Houston Area / Montgomery County. Northeast up US59 from Greater Houston Area)
Huge, FREE Board Game Library, RPGs, Miniatures, Board Games, Door PRIZES! Plus, it's a SCHOOL FUNDRAISER!
FREE, Convenient PARKING !
The Flea Market!
AFFORDABLE Admission, Concessions, and Hotel


Southwest Louisiana’s premier Anime, Gaming and Scifi convention
April 7-9, 2017
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Lake Charles, Louisiana area
Anime Industry Panels, Anime Screenings, Artist Alley, Board Games, Charity Auction, Cosplay Events With Prizes, Dealer Room, General Cosplay All Over, Guest Panels, Live Action Role Playing, Role Playing Games, Video Gaming, Workshops.
Sponsored by the non-profit Future Possibilities Foundation.

WhoFest 4

A fan celebration of everybody's favorite Timelord.
(Presumably April 2017)
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex
WhoFest is a production of the Dallas Future Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the advancement of science, literature, and music for the future of all mankind. This material is published by the Dallas Future Society in furtherance of its literary and educational purposes. The opinions expressed are those of the editors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Dallas Future Society, its officers, or directors.

South Texas Comic Con

(Presumably May 2016)
McAllen Convention Center
McAllen, Texas area
Comics, celebrities, art, collectables, cosplay contests. Plus literacy initiative in conjunction with McAllen Public Library fighting illiteracy in South Texas.
Sponsored by Ka-Boom Comics & Collectibles.

YC3 Attack on Amarillo

Gaming Con
(Presumably May 2016)
Amarillo, TX area
Guests, Panels (including fantasy writing), gaming, cosplay, video screenings, and much more!
Official charity: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals


Roleplaying Gaming con
(Presumably May 2016)
Round Rock, TX
Greater Austin, Texas
[B]oard games, roleplaying games, strategy games, speakers and panels.[C]onvention for fans by fans to play games, learn from game makers and authors, and just generally have fun.
The mission of Austin Creative Pathways is to inspire and prepare youth for careers in the roleplaying, table top and video game industries through technology, writing and the visual arts education. ChupacabraCon will be our major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will benefit the charitable organization in its efforts to promote creative careers for Austin's underserved youth.

WorldCon 75, the 75th World Con

August 9-13, 2017
Messukeskus, Expo and Conference Centre Helsinki
Messuaukio 1, 00521
Helsinki, Finland
Holiday Inn Messu­keskus
GOH: John-Henri Holmberg
GOH: Nalo Hopkinson
GOH: Johanna Sinisalo
GOH: Claire Wendling
GOH: Walter Jon Williams
Five days of programming on hundreds of topics from books to media, from art to costuming, from movies to television to anime, from science fiction to science fact, as well as an art show, masquerades, the Hugo Awards ceremony, dealer's rooms, and much more!

Retrospective Cons: Guests at cons in the TALON states (TX, AR, LA, OK, & NM)
Year in TALON Fandom: 2016 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2015 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2012 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2011 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2010 Guests
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Year in TALON Fandom: 2008 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2007 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2006 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2005 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2004 Guests

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    Houston, TX area
    Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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