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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

Call of Gaming

Cepheid Variable Charity Game Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 AM - 5 PM
Rudder Tower
401 Joe Routt Blvd
College Station, Texas 77840
Featuring video gaming, wargaming, and Magic the Gathering tournaments as well as free play games from classic board games to tabletop RPGs and video games.
Admission will be $5 at the door with all proceeds going to the veteran's video gaming charity Stack-Up.
It is held on Muster weekend in order to coordinate with the veteran charity goal. The event will be concluded in time for Muster.

South Texas Comic Con

April 27-29, 2018
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501
McAllen, Texas area
Comics, celebrities, art, collectables, cosplay contests.

Chupacabracon V

Premiere desktop role playing & board game convention in the greater Austin area.
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!
The convention is the primary fund raising event for Austin Creative Pathways, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to foster youth into creative careers through gaming. "The mission of Austin Creative Pathways is to inspire and prepare underserved youth ages 18-24 for careers in the tabletop gaming industry through technology, writing and visual arts education."

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!

A-Kon 29

The Southwest Largest Anime Convention
Anime, comics, cosplay, media, & gaming convention
June 7-10, 2018
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(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.

North Texas RPG Con

Role-Playing Gaming con
June 7-10, 2018
Westin DFW Airport Hotel
4545 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
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...

Greater Austin Comic Con

Where weird, wacky, and geeky is kewl!
Saturday June 16, 2018
Sunday June 17, 2018
HEB Center at Cedar Park
2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Greater Austin, TX area
"Celebration that brings all things pop culture together from comics, cosplay, manga/anime, movies,video games, and a super hero theme car show. Showcasing the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, game developers, and creators of all types of pop cultures.
Greater Austin Comic Con packs in two fun filled days of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy from exciting panels, action packed exhibit floor with artists, retailers, meet & greets, celebrity signings, cosplay contest, kids entertainment, and much much more!"

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.

Boarder City Game Convention

Table top / Board game con
June 22-24, 2018
Nations Tobin Recreation Center
8831 Railroad Dr.
El Paso, TX 79904
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!

Anime CTX

Japanese animation and pop-culture con
June 29-July 1, 2018
Marriott Austin North
2600 La Frontera Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78681
Greater Austin, Texas-area
"New home for Japanese animation, and pop-culture in Central Texas! It’s a new Anime Convention that will re-imagine the way you, and your friends experience them. Not only are we bringing all the aspects Japanese culture that you love, but we’ll be introducing new and exciting programming too! 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!

Arkansas Anime Festival - The River Valley Edition

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas. A2F is Arkansas' Largest & Longest Running Anime and Gaming Convention!
June 29-July 1, 2018
Doubletree and Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
211 SE Walton Boulevard
Bentonville, AR 72712
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!


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.

Delta H Con

54 Hours of anime and gaming.
Gamer and Anime Convention in the South.
July 13-15, 2018
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, TX 77042
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: Worlds | Collide: Ninjas vs. Cowboys

Anime & gaming con
July 13-15, 2018
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
downtown Tulsa, OK area
Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) is a fan-based convention with a focus on Japanese Anime, Culture, and Pop Culture. With a mission of "To Educate and Build Community Through Entertainment", Tokyo in Tulsa proves that education does not have to come from traditional sources and that even two vastly different world views can find common ground. From humble beginnings as a parking lot block party and despite many road blocks, Tokyo in Tulsa has grown each year ... and we keep breaking records!
Tokyo in Tulsa hosts over 300 hours of programming for Anime, Gaming (Console, Arcade, PC, LARP, CCG, Laser Tag and Tabletop), Japanese and Tulsa Culture, Art, Writing, Music, Shopping (with vendors, artists&exhibitors from all of the country)& much more!
Oklahoma’s largest 3 day Japanese cultural event.


Anime con
July 27-29, 2018
Hyatt Regency Downtown New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
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
July 28-29, 2018
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
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
Toastmaster: Aaron de Orive
Special Guest: Holly Black
More Guests TBA
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


Where Gaming Meets the Internet
August 3-5, 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!

Magical Girl Day

Anime con.
August 4-5, 2018
Park Inn Raddisson
500 North Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston, TX 77060
(Greater Houston, TX area)
Annual grassroots, all volunteer run anime convention focused on all things Magical Girl. Magical Girl Day is the new iteration of what was previously known as International Sailor Moon Day - Houston. It is an event day filled with activities focused on all things Magical Girl, a category of Japanese Animation focused on girls who use magic. Do I have to be in a cosplay/fashion? Not at all. Although we welcome cosplayers, this event is intended to be a day to be spent with family and friends in whatever comfortable attire that suits you.
Cosplay and Iron Cosplay Contests, Art Gallery, Dealer's Room, and more!

Glitch Con

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
August 10-12, 2018
Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
1500 S 48th St
Springdale, Arkansas
Springdale, Arkansas area
We are a fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming & Anime. Bringing the very best of what these cultures have to offer to NW Arkansas to bring the local fandom communities together & provide the very best entertainment.

Bayou Battles XV

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
August 10-12, 2018 Wyndham Houston West – Energy Corridor
14703 Park Row
Houston, TX 77079
Houston, TX area
Bayou Battles is one of the largest and longest-running tabletop miniature wargaming tournaments in Texas. For the past 14 years we have provided a fun-filled weekend of competitive and casual gaming. For 2017, we are happy to expand to 2 gaming systems for you to enjoy: Mantic's Kings of War for the rank-and-flank fantasy wargamers, and Warlord's Bolt Action for the WWII historical enthusiasts…or for those that just like guns and tanks more than swords and bows!
There will be Open Gaming on both Friday and Saturday evenings, with the traditional Giant Bash on Saturday night. As always, expect a lot of awards and door prizes! (budget permitting, of course!).
Please visit our facebook page for regular updates about the tournament: https://www.facebook.com/Bayou-Battles-324533444338682/

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
GOH: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
GOH: Pierre & Sandy Pettinger
GOH: Spider Robinson
GOH: John Picacio
GOH: Frank Hayes
Ghost of Honor: Bob Wilkins
Ghost of Honor: Edgar Pangborn
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!

Austin Board Game Bash

August 17-19, 2018
Austin Marriott South
4415 S IH 35 Frontage Rd.
Austin, TX 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. We're going to be at the Austin Marriott South, located right off I-35 in Austin just south of 71.


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."


Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture
August 17-20, 2018
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 17-19, 2018
On the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas.
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!

Halloween & Hauntfest Show 2018

August 18, 2018 10 AM-6 PM
August 19, 2018 10 AM-4 PM
Mesquite Convention Center
1700 Rodeo Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, Texas, 75149
General admission gets you access to dozens of Halloween related vendors and exhibitors. Enjoy the free demos, performances, seminars and characters in costume. We encourage cosplay and will be hosting a costume and cosplay contest during the show weekend.
Q: Is Halloween & HauntFest family friendly?
A: Yes! kinda….The convention floor will have a extra gory / extra scary section that is separated from the main show floor. Will your 5 year old end up in line behind an oozing zombie at the snackbar? Quite possibly.

Bubonicon 50: The Golden Age of Science Fiction (since Bubonicon has reached its Golden Anniversary)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 24-26, 2018
Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Co-GOH: John Scalzi
Co-GOH: Mary Robinette Kowal
Toastmaster: Lee Moyer
Artist GOH: Eric Velhagen
Media GOH: Mick Garris
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!

Lexicon 2018

Free comic-con & fandom event
August 25, 2018
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....

The Return of Son of Houston-con

Comic book convention. Admission $5 (good for both days)
(Presumably September 2018) 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 .

ReaperCon 14

Miniatures & gaming con
August 30-September 2, 2018
Hilton Embassy Suites
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201
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!


New Adventures in Anime & Manga
August 31-September 2, 2018
Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110
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!

San Japan X-Anime Convention

Japanese Anime and Culture Convention
August 31-September 2, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Grand Hyatt
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Marriott Riverwalk
889 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie 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!

Fandemic Tour

A New Comic Convention Experience
September 14-16, 2018
NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
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.

Fencon XV: It's Alive!

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 21-23, 2018
Westin DFW Airport
4545 West John W Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 at Ester's Road)
Irving, TX 75063
(DFW Metroplex area)
GOH: Larry Niven
Music GOH: Marian Call
Fen GOH: Aislinn Burrows and Carmen Bryan
Artist GOH: Travis Lewis
Science GOH: Marianne Dyson
Special Workshop Guest: Martha Wells
Toastmaster: Timothy Griffin
Celebrating 200 years of classic and modern SF!
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.


September 28-30, 2018
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 S. 7TH St.
Fort Smith, A???R 72901??
? 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!
See also Facebook.com/Konsplosion

Cult Classic Convention

Horror con
September 28-30, 2018
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Greater Austin/Central Texas area
A convention done the Hitchhiker Way. When Ed aka "hitchhiker" and wife Theresa Neal teamed up with Roy and Lisa Rose they wanted a different kind of Convention. So this is what we came up with. Hope you can join us year after year for this party / convention.
See also Cult Classic Convention (Facebook)

Seventh Annual Granbury Paranormal Expo

Two-day street festival
September 29, 2018 10 AM-7 PM
September 30, 2018 10 AM-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!

Game Theory Expo

Tabletop gaming convention
September 29, 2018 9 AM to 11 PM.
Gilruth Center at the Johnson Space Center
2101 E NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058
Game Theory Expo (GTEX) is a tabletop gaming convention focused on the independent and small publisher side of the industry, while also making table-space for gaming available to the general public, providing a game library, and including special events for attendees. GTEX 2018 will be located in the Gilruth Center, a public conference center on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center.

CONtraflow VIII

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention with a New Orleans Flair.
(Presumably October 2018)
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 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)


Comics, Anime, Gaming, Multimedia Convention & Community
October 5-7, 2018
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!!!

Alamo City Furry Invasion: The Road to Furdition

Furry Fandom convention.
October 5-7, 2018
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205
(San Antonio, TX area)
Dealers Den, Artist Alley, Panels, Dance Contest, and more!
The goal of this convention is to engage members of the community both furry and non, in a fun atmosphere, with activities and educational events for all ages. The convention will strive to provide a positive, family-friendly and safe place for people of all ages, races, creed and backgrounds who are part of the Furry Fandom or are curious. Fursuits, partial or full, are a wonderful part of the furry fandom, however they are not a requirement to attend. We welcome any and all people who are interested in in the wonderful world of furries, with or without a fursuit.
Does Furry Invasion support a charity like other conventions? Yes, although we legally operate a for-profit business, Furry Invasion has chosen a charity within the local community to support: San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created specifically to work in partnership with San Antonio Animal Care Services to reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized in San Antonio.
A+ King Services & Entertainment was formed as an LLC governing organization in the last quarter of 2016 but has been operating since February of 2016. A+ King Services & Entertainment is d.b.a. Alamo City Furry Invasion. Officers were elected, by-laws were documented, and it became an entity in its own right.

Texas Broadside! 2018

Where wargaming and history meet
Gaming con
October 12-14, 2018
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.

Dallas Fan Days

Ultimate Fan Experience.
October 19-21, 2018
Irving Convention Center
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)

Alamo City Comic Con

Comics con
October 26-28, 2018
[Venue TBD]
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.

Oni-Con XIV

Annual Japanese Pop Culture & Multi-Genre Fan Expo Based in Galveston, Texas
Anime con
November 9-11, 2018
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
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!


Gaming con
(Presumably November 2018)
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
(Presumably November 2018)
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 21

Historical Miniatures Game Convention
(Presumably November 2018)
Round Rock, TX
Greater Austin, TX 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.
(Presumably November 2018)
Springdale/Fayetteville/Bentonville 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
(Presumably November 2018)
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
(Presumably November 2018)
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
(Presumably December 2018)
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.


Austin's Premier Anime Convention
(Presumably December 2018)
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."

Pax South

PC / Tabletop / Console Gaming con
(Presumably January 2019)
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.]

BrazCon: Brazoria County Teen Comic Convention

(Presumably February 2019 one-day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Shadow Creek High School, 11850 Broadway, Pearland TX
Doors open at 8:45 for registration and freebies!
Sessions and activities based on comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime and popular fiction:
Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Dr. Who, Star Wars, and more!
Brought to you by Brazoria County Library System, Alvin ISD, Brazoria County Communities in Schools and other School Systems


A Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Event
February 15-17, 2019
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76106
DFW Metroplex area
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.

Cyber City Con

"The Ultimate Robot Experience"
(Presumably February 2019)
SAT 9 AM - 6 PM
SUN 9 AM - 6 PM
Greater San Antonio, TX area
Texas's largest convention celebrating Transformers, Gundam, and other robot franchises! Includes artists, celebrities, panels, & more!
Gundam Model / Gunpla Contest 18 February, 2018. What's Gunpla, some of you ask? Well, it's the construction, painting, and enjoyment of Gundam Model Kits, that's what!
Transformers Art Contest 18 February 2018.
Alamo City Toy Show joins 2nd Annual Cyber City Con for the future home of both events.

Owl Con LII

Gaming, Fantasy, & Science Fiction Convention
(Presumably February 2019)
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 XV

Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show.
(Presumably March 2019)
(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.


Helping Youth Progress Everyday
(Presumably March 2019)
Texarkana Central Mall
2400 Richmond Rd
Texarkana, TX 75503
We are located in the Texarkana Central Mall inside of the old Sears store.
Hypecon is a new effort to bring exciting events to the four states area while inspiring local youth to be the best they can be.
Activities: cosplay contest, art contest, panels, photo ops, meet and greets, video game tournaments, DDR - Dance Dance REvolution arcade setup, Pokemon trading card game, Magic the gathering trading card game, ?arcade machines, ?and so much more!

RevelCon 30

(Presumably March 2019)
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.]

Teen Book Con: The Greater Houston Teen Book Convention

Mission: To celebrate and promote reading by connecting teens with authors.
(Presumably March 2019) Doors open at 9 a.m.
Clear Springs High School
501 Palomino Lane
League City, TX 77573
Greater Houston, TX area
NOTE: TeenBookCon is open to everyone (and FREE thanks to our generous Sponsors). Priority seating will be given to teens at all sessions.
Q: How does TeenBookCon work?
A: Part 1: The Keynote Address begins at 10 a.m. in the Theater. The doors will open at 9 a.m. for book sales and entertainment. We will have booths set up with fun activities leading up to the Keynote Address. Everyone will want to make their way to the theater by 10 a.m. for author introductions and the Keynote Address.
A: Part 2: After the Keynote Address, authors will head to their panel rooms and teens will choose from different panels to attend. Panels are listed here. All authors will speak on their panels multiple times. You choose which panels you would like to attend. The authors will stay in their rooms and teens will move from room to room to attend the different panel discussions (kind of like classes during the day in high school, only WAY more fun)!
A: Part 3: After the Panel Sessions, we reconvene in the Theater for the Closing Speech!
A: Part 4: At the end of the day, there will be an autographing session with all TeenBookCon authors. Books will be available for purchase throughout the day at TeenBookCon thanks to our partner, Blue Willow Bookshop. The full schedule is posted on the TeenBookCon website.
NOTE: There are 25+ authors at TeenBookCon. You will be choosing from multiple panel sessions throughout the day.
Q: I'm not a teen, can I still come to TeenBookCon?
A: Yes, TeenBookCon welcomes all fans of YA literature. Please keep in mind that TeenBookCon is first and foremost an event for teens so we ask that in all panel sessions, teens should be given first priority in seating and be given the chance to ask questions of our authors first and also, as we mentioned earlier, if a panel session becomes full, any seated adult will be asked to give up their seat to make room for teens!
Please see our full list of sponsors!

AggieCon 49

Anime, gaming, & cosplay con.
March 22-24, 2019
Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Dr E.
College Station, TX 77840
Bryan/College Station, TX area
We are excited about the return of AggieCon classics such as the 24-hour tabletop, anime, and video gaming rooms. As we get closer to Con we will be releasing more information. Hope to see all of you there! [Note: as of November 14, 2017, on Facebook page.]
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

Texas Furry Fiesta 2019

Furry fandom con
March 28-31, 2019
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 Dallas, 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!

Anime Matsuri

Anime, Japanese Culture,& Related Arts Convention
(Presumably March 2019)
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!

FanExpo Dallas

Comics, Sci Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming.
(Presumably April 2019)
(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.


Southwest Louisiana premier Anime, Gaming and Scifi convention, brought to you by CYPHA LLC.
(Presumably April 2019)
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.

MagCon 10

Mad About Games Convention. Gaming con.
(Presumably April 2019)
SAT 9 AM - 2 AM
SUN 9 AM - 7 PM
Infinity Early College - NCISD 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

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
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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