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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!]


AnimeFest

Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture
August 17-20, 2017
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 N Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201
(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.

CTC GeekFest

August 18-20, 2017
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 49: Back in Time (Time Travel)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 25-27, 2017
Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Co-GOH: C.J. Cherryh
Co-GOH: Sherwood Smith
Toastmaster: Ursula Vernon
Artist GOH: Elizabeth Leggett
Science Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Kitts
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 X-Anime Convention

Japanese Anime and Culture Convention
September 1-3, 2017
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 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!

The Return of Son of Houston-con

Comic book convention. Admission $5 (good for both days)
Saturday September 9, 2017 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday September 10, 2017 10 AM-5 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
2828 Southwest Freeway (US 59/IH 69)
Houston, TX 77098
Comics, original art, posters & books, toys & more! "The new con is in homage to Houston-con, which was an annual multi-genre fan convention which was held between 1967 and 1982 in Houston, Texas."
A few Dealer Tables are still available. Contact Don Price at 713-988-2765 or email: don_price56@hotmail.com .

Lexicon 2017

Free comic-con & fandom event
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Stillwater Public Library
1107 S. Duck
Stillwater, Ok 74074
(northeast of Oklahoma City, west of Tulsa, OK area)
FREE comic-con and fandom event intended to draw together community members who share similar interests and to provide library materials to those who enjoy pop culture.
Vendors, panels, cosplay, and gameplay, and displays for fans of comics, gaming, sci-fi or fantasy TV shows, movies and books, graphic novels, and anime.
Also Cosplay Costume Contests, Children's Crafts and Activities, Table-top Gaming Room, & Artist Alley. And Photo Ops for Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights, Mandalorian Mercenaries and many more of your favorite characters....

South Texas Comic Con's Fan Weekend

Saturday September 9 11 AM-7 PM
Sunday September 10 11 AM-6 PM
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
McAllen, Texas area
Comics, celebrities, art, collectables, cosplay contests.

Fandemic Tour

A New Comic Convention Experience
September 15-17, 2017
NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
greater Houston, TX area
"....We pledge to present events that bring the highest tier celebrities, artists, and exhibitors and to create immersive programming that is both fun and educational. Our mission is simple: take care of the fans."
Celebrity autographs/photo ops, panels, cosplay & fan group tables in exhibitors hall, and more!
This is a "family-friendly" show so no "risque" costumes. "Anyone 11 or older must purchase admission at the regular price. Two children, aged 10 or under, are admitted free with each paid adult admission. You may be asked to provide proof of the children’s ages."
Zero tolerance for harassment. ASK before snapping photos of costumed people at the event.
[NOTE: "Fandemic Tour is the latest launch of a chain of comic cons, beginning with a three-day show at the NRG Center in Houston on September 15, 16, and 17,...."]


Fencon XIV: Beyond the Stars

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 22-24, 2017
Westin DFW Airport
4545 West John W Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 at Ester's Road)
Irving, TX 75063
(DFW Metroplex area)
Special Guest: Kevin J. Anderson
Music GOH: Vixy and Tony
Artist GOH: Tom Kidd
Fen GOH: Ben Yalow
Special Workshop Guest: Cat Rambo
Special Gaming Guest: J.R. Honeycutt
Special Music Guest: Leslie Hudson
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
[More guests to be announced later]
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.


Konsplosion

September 22-24, 2017
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, etc. con
Ft Smith, Arkansas area
All-encompassing, multi-genre convention combining Comics, Sci-Fi, Anime, Gaming, & Pop Culture located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
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!

Sixth Annual Granbury Paranormal Expo

Two-day street festival
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Historic Granbury Square
Granbury, TX 76048
About 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, TX area
Free to the public! A street festival featuring ghost hunters, psychics, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, and more!
Special Guest: Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels which inspired HBO's "True Blood"

CONtraflow VII

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention with a New Orleans Flair.
September 30-October 2, 2017
New Orleans Airport Hilton
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
New Orleans, LA area
Author GOH: Ben Bova
Artist GOH: Richard Hescox
Fan GOH: Paul Patecek
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 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)

RealmsCon

Comics, Anime, Gaming, Multimedia Convention & Community
October 6-8, 2017
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Corpus Christi, TX area
Realms 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!!!

Texas Broadside! 2017

Where wargaming and history meet
Gaming con
October 13-15, 2017
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571
We have two options for you for registration: one day gaming and full weekend gaming. To complement either option you may also opt to stay overnight aboard TEXAS on Friday and/or Saturday nights. Please visit our online registration page to purchase your gaming, accommodation, and lunch options.
Texas Broadside! is a cooperative effort by the Battleship Texas Foundation and Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming.

ReaperCon 13

Miniatures & gaming con
October 19-22, 2017
Premier Event Center
Lakeland Plaza
1165 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX 75067
DFW MetroPlex area
4-day convention that is 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 is at!

Dallas Fan Days

Ultimate Fan Experience.
October 20-22, 2017
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
DFW MetroPlex area
Twice annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas. Packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity & comic guests, and much more! The pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans at the Irving Convention Center for the two or three-day event every Spring and Fall.
Local fan groups supporting this event include:
[Name/Fandom]: 501st Legion (Star Wars), Rebel Legion (Star Wars), Mandalorian Mercs (Star Wars), Austin Browncoats (Firefly/Serenity), DFW Ghostbusters, DFW Cosplay Gallifrey (Dr Who)

Oni-Con XIV

Annual Japanese Pop Culture & Multi-Genre Fan Expo
Anime con
October 27-29, 2017
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
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!

GaMExpo

Gaming con
November 3-5, 2017
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
9800 Westover Hills Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78251
San Antonio, TX area
"GaMExpo is San Antonio premier gaming convention. GaMexpo will be providing San Antonio with all forms of gaming such as roleplaying, board games, card games, miniatures and video games." 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 .


Mondo Con

Film, music, art, & toys
November 4-5, 2017
Austin American-Statesman [convention hall]
305 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Hyatt Regency Austin Downtown
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
[Hotel located across the street from the convention hall]
Austin, TX area
MondoCon is a celebration of everything we love, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with our fans in mind, featuring incredible Artists & Creators from around the world, Panels, Screenings, Food Trucks & Interactive Events. This is the third annual MondoCon, and we can't wait for you guys to see what we have planned.

Millenniumcon 20: 75th Anniversary The Stalingrad Campaign July 1942-February 1943

Historical Miniatures Game Convention
November 10-12, 2017
Wingate by Wyndham & Conference Center - Round Rock, TX
1209 North IH 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
NORTH of Austin. This is in the Round Rock / Central Texas area
MillenniumCon 20 is a three day convention that supports Tabletop Wargaming with Historical Miniatures.
We provide a unique event to celebrate our passion for playing wargames, crafting the miniatures and terrain used in these games, and researching the historical events that inspire our imagination. 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 20 the largest miniature convention in Texas.
This year the MillenniumCon theme is a reflection of the anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia.

Arkansas Anime Festival - Northwest Edition

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas.
November 10-12, 2017
Doubletree & Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
211 SE Walton Boulevard
Bentonville, AR 72712
Springdale/Fayetteville Arkansas area
Cosplay, video games, viewing rooms, tabletop gaming, anime activities, displays by local artists, some local vendors, and much more!

Wizard World Austin

Comic Con
November 17-19, 2017
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!

ANT: Anime North Texas

Anime & Cosplay con
November 17-19, 2017
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas 75063
DFW Metroplex area
"Anime Viewings, Merchandise Vendors, Artist Vendors, Cosplay Contest, Industry Guests, and more."

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston's World Famous Victorian Holiday Festival
WEAR A VICTORIAN COSTUME FOR 1/2 PRICE ADMISSION!
December 1-3, 2017
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 activities abound at Piccadilly Circus, 3 grand parades, Victorian Bed Races, London Wharf and the Official Tall Ship of Texas ELISSA, GHF Member Club, Costume Contests, Scrooge Scavenger Hunt and wonderful special events throughout the weekend.

Ikkicon

Austin's Premier Anime Convention
December 29-31, 2017
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, Texas area
"...We pride ourselves in bringing together the most amazing anime and pop-culture fans and guests to enjoy our events, panels, and workshops.... We are proud to be fan-run, fan-made, and will always put the community first to ensure we have the most successful convention possible."
"IKKiCON will have a number of events to enjoy, including but not limited to, karaoke, gaming, anime music videos, dances, live music, cosplay contests, a dealers room, an artists alley and art show."

Izumicon

New Adventures in Anime & Manga
(Presumably January 2018)
Oklahoma City, OK area
"For three days we will 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!

Pax South

PC / Tabletop / Console Gaming con
January 12-14, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio, TX area
"Publishers and Developers putting their best foot forward with unreleased games and hardware? What more could you ask for?....PAX has been the only place the public could see, hear and experience the insanity that is a game industry expo hall." [Part of the PAX family of events such as PAX West, PAX East, etc.]

Texas Furry Fiesta 2018: Lone Star Wonderland

Texas' only furry convention
February 9-11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(DFW Metroplex area)
Furry Fiesta is a yearly gathering of anthropomorphic art, science fiction, & fantasy fans held in Addison, TX. It is operated by the Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Associating (D.R.A.M.A.), Inc., a Texas-incorporated organization dedicated to advancing anthropomorphic art and fan activities in the Dallas, TX, region of the U.S.A. and beyond.
D.R.A.M.A. is dedicated to providing venues for the social gathering of writers, artists and craftspeople to facilitate greater understanding of the various aspects of anthropomorphic art forms. It is also committed to generating funds for distribution to 501(c)3 charities that match the interests & concerns of said community (in particular those that promote the well-being of animals and humans).
Dealer's Den, Artist Alley, Art Show, Video Room, Charity, and more!

ConDFW XVII

A Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Event
February 16-18, 2018
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76106
DFW Metroplex area
Author GOH: Charlaine Harris
Artist GOH: John Picacio
Literary science fiction & fantasy convention featuring writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, a charity book swap and auction, & a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee.
Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.


Owl Con LII

Gaming, Fantasy, & Science Fiction Convention
February 23-25, 2018
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.

All-Con XIV: Regeneration

Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show.
March 15-18, 2018
InterContinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001
(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.

RevelCon 29

March 23-25, 2018
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.]


Anime Matsuri

Anime, Japanese Culture,& Related Arts Convention
March 30-April 1, 2018
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Hilton Americas
Marriott Marquis Houston
Greater Houston, Texas area
"Attendees from 22 countries participated in the 2017 convention making Anime Matsuri a huge international affair....ANime Matsuri is also the fastest growing convention in North America reaching over 36,000 unique attendees in 11 years."
Panels, Gaming, Anime Theaters, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, Contests, Club AM (the ultimate anime dance/rave), and more!

AggieCon 49

Anime, gaming, & cosplay con.
(Presumably March 2018)
Brazos County Expo Center
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan, TX 77807
Bryan/College Station, TX area
We like to call ourselves a "congloma-con." We cater to all fandoms, including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Horror, Anime, and many more.
See also AggieCon Facebook page
Brought to you by Cepheid Variable


FanExpo Dallas

Comics, Sci Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming.
(Presumably April 2018)
(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.

MagCon 10

Mad About Games Convention. Gaming con.
(presumably April 2018)
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
THE SNACK CART!
IT'S A LOT OF FUN!

CyPhaCon

Southwest Louisiana premier Anime, Gaming and Scifi convention, brought to you by CYPHA LLC.
April 6-8, 2018
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites Lake Charles
1551 West Prien Lake Road
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.

AnimeCon Arkansas 2018

A Celebration of Geeky Stuff, Art, Music, and Everything Else Beautiful.
April 13-15, 2018
Holiday Inn Airport Hotel
3201 Bankhead Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72206
Little Rock, Arkansas area
Game tournaments, cosplay contest, Vitamin H's AMV League (programming), Yuri On Ice Tea Party, Rave, and more! AnimeCon Arkansas is happy to support the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from our 2017 date auction, and 100% of the proceeds from our 2017 charity auction will be donated to JDRF.

Yellow City Comic Con

Gaming Con
April 13-15, 2018
Amarillo Civic Center
401 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Amarillo, TX area
Guests, Panels (including fantasy writing), gaming, cosplay, video screenings, and much more!
Official charity: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Chupacabracon V

Austin's Premier Analog Gaming Convention
May 4-6, 2018
Wingate by Wyndham
Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center
1209 I-35
Round Rock, TX 78664
Greater Austin, Texas
Featuring: RPGs, Board Games, Game Industry Professional Development, Tons of Pro Guests, Playtesting, Celebrity Game for Charity, Fantastic Vendors, & more!

WhoFest 5

A fan celebration of everybody's favorite Timelord.
(Presumably May 2018)
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.

Comic Palooza: Texas' Largest Comic and Pop Culture Event

Comics & gaming con
May 25-27, 2018
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!

Alamo City Comic Con

Comics con
(Presumably May 2018)
San Antonio, TX area
"The primary goal of ACCC is to celebrate the artists who provide entertainment to the public via comics, movies, TV, gaming and cosplay. We also aim to bring unique celebrities and attractions to the Alamo City, allowing attendees to take advantage of the “mega” comic con experience. Alamo City Comic Con also gives back to the community by participating in many fundraising events throughout the year."
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.

Arkansas Anime Festival - The River Valley Edition

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas. A2F is Arkansas' Largest & Longest Running Anime and Gaming Convention!
(Presumably May 2018)
Fort Smith, 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!

North Texas RPG Con

Role-Playing Gaming con
(Presumably June 2018)
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex area
The NTRPG 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 29

The Southwest Largest Anime Convention
Anime, comics, cosplay, media, & gaming convention
(Presumably June 2018)
(DFW Metroplex area/ downtown Dallas)
A-Kon hosts anime fans and guests and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging and educational entertainment to the anime community.
A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in N. America.

SoonerCon 27

Oklahoma's Greatest Pop Culture Experience
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 22-24, 2018
Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Rd
Midwest City, OK 73110
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Rd
Midwest City, OK 73110
Oklahoma City, OK area
This incarnation of SoonerCon is deliberately designed to celebrate all aspects of fandom. We do not 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.

Texas Comicon 2017

State's Premier Pop Culture Event(TM). Comics & gaming
June 23-25, 2017
San Antonio Event Center
8111 Meadow Leaf
San Antonio, TX 78227
San Antonio, TX area
Celebrities, Dealers, Artist Alley, Gaming, Kids' Costume Contest, etc.

Boarder City Game Convention

Table top / Board game con
(Presumably June 2018)
Adventures in Learning
7230 Gateway Blvd E.
El Paso, Texas 79915
El Paso, TX area
Do you love playing Table top games? Come join us for El Paso's table top convention!
We have a large game library of 200+ games, vendors, tournaments, an escape room, live entertainment, play to win events, raffles, local publishers showing off their games.
See also our Facebook page!

Texicon

The Best Three Days of Gaming North Texas has to Offer. Table Top Gaming con.
(Presumably July 2018)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
See also Texicon Facebook page.

RTX

Where Gaming Meets the Internet
(Presumably July 2018)
downtown Austin, TX area
Three day gaming & internet culture event hosted by Rooster Teeth! See the greatest new games, learn about the industry, and meet the best fans in the world!

Delta H Con

54 Hours of anime and gaming.
Gamer and Anime Convention in the South.
(Presumably July 2018)
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.

Tokyo in Tulsa

Anime & gaming con
(Presumably July 2018)
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.

MechaCon

Anime con
(Presumably July 2018)
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!


Several Unlimited's Summer Party!

(Presumably July 2018)
(Greater Houston, TX area)
No donation needed. This year we're having a small book/DVD swap. If you want to bring a few items, please carry them inconspicuously in a bag. We don't want Pappas to think we're setting a flea market in their restaurant. There will be a cake to celebrate summer birthdays.

Classic Game Fest

Retro Video Gaming con
(Presumably July 2018)
Austin, TX area
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.

Animania Wichita Falls

Where Cosplay & Gaming Come Together. Anime Con.
Saturday : July 28, 2018, 10am-8pm
Sunday : July 29, 2018, 10am-6pm
Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC)
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Gaming, Vendors, Artist Vendors, Cosplay Contest, Special Guests, Panels, and more.
For more information, see also Animania Wichita Falls (Facebook).

ArmadilloCon 40

Austin's SF/Fantasy Convention for Readers and Writers
August 3-5, 2018
Omni Austin Hotel South Park
4140 Governors Row
Austin, Texas 78744
Austin, TX area
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


Glitch Con

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
(Presumably August 2018)
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!

Anime CTX

Japanese animation and pop-culture con
(Presumably August 2018)
Austin, Texas-area
What is Anime CTX? It’s not a revamp, or a renaming. Anime CTX in the new home for Japanese animation, and pop-culture in Central Texas! It’s a new Anime Convention that will re-imagine that way you, and your friends experience them. Not only will be being bringing all the aspects that you love, but will introduce new and exciting programming. The sky is the limit, and we invite you to be a part of it.
Dealers Room, Artists Alley, Cosplay,events, panels, workshops and more!

Austin Board Game Bash

(Presumably August 2018)
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. We're going to be at the Austin Marriott South, located right off I-35 in Austin just south of 71.


WorldCon 76, the 76th World Con

August 16-20, 2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
San Jose, CA area
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!

Bayou Battles XV

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
(Presumably August 2018)
Houston, TX area
Bayou Battles is one of the largest and longest-running tabletop miniature wargaming tournaments in Texas. For the past 13 years we have been happy to provide a fun-filled weekend of competitive and casual gaming.
6 games over 2 days
2,000 point armies
Non-Mantic models are allowed
Painted armies not required to participate (but it will be scored)
Open gaming both Friday and Saturday evenings, including the Giant Bash after the games on Saturday!
Lots of Awards and Door Prizes! (budget permitting, of course!)
Bayou Battles is also a South Region qualifying tournament for the US Masters Kings of War tournament to be held in early 2017. Please consider attending some of the other qualifying tournaments in the South Region.

Infinicon

Science fiction/fantasy con
(Presumably August 2018)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
Celebrities / industry guests, panels, dealers room, gaming, cosplay contest, art show (original art only), steampunk, crafts room, Artemis starship bridge simulator, and more!
"At Infinicon our mission is to provide you with the best possible traditional convention experience....Discussions, activities, performances, exhibits, contests, and more fill the schedule every hour."

Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction convention

August 15–19, 2019
Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
D01 T1W6
Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
GOH: Bill Burns and Mary Ensley
GOH: Diane Duane
GOH: Ginjer Buchanan
GOH: Ian McDonald
GOH: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
GOH: Steve Jackson
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!

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