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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!]

NorthAmeriCon ’17, the 12th North American Science Fiction Convention

July 6-9, 2017
The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino
200 Convention Boulevard
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
United States
San Juan, Puerto Rico area
Four 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!

Texicon 2.0

The Best Three Days of Gaming North Texas has to Offer. Table Top Gaming con.
July 7-9, 2017
Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
See also Texicon Facebook page.


Where Gaming Meets the Internet
July 7-9, 2017
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
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.
July 14-16, 2017
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Dr.
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: Pirates vs. Ninjas

Anime & gaming con
July 14-16, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 W 7th Street
Tulsa OK 74127
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.


Anime con
July 28-30, 2017
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!

Classic Game Fest

Retro Video Gaming con
July 29-30, 2017
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.

ArmadilloCon 39

Austin's SF/Fantasy Convention for Readers and Writers
August 4-6, 2017
Omni Austin Hotel South Park
4140 Governors Row
Austin, Texas 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Nisi Shawl
Toastmaster: Don Webb
Fan Guest: A.T. Campbell, III
Artist Guest: Mark A. Nelson
Editor Guest: Trevor Quachri
Special Guest: Tamora Pierce
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 2017: Across the Stars

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
August 4-6, 2017
Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area
1500 S 48th St
Springdale, AR 72764
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
August 4-6, 2017
Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681
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

August 4-6, 2017
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.

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!

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

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
August 11-13, 2017
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 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.


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
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!


Mini Comic Con
(Presumably September 2017)
Tulsa County Parks
South County Recreation Center
13800 S. Peoria
Bixby, OK 74008
(within Glenpool City Limits)
Free to the public family event with a variety of vendors, gaming tournaments, a cosplay contest run by professional judges, door prizes, & food trucks.
SoCON is dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of an event that celebrates the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
SoCON is a fusion of events, sponsors and participation. Activities include breakout sessions, vendors galore, costume contest, and art displays appropriate for all ages and a multitude of photo opportunities.
See Facebook page for complete rules and Cosplay Contest details.

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)
Guest of Honor: TBA
Music Guest of Honor: Vixy and Tony
Fen Guest of Honor: Ben Yalow
Artist Guest of Honor: Tom Kidd
Science Guest of Honor: TBA
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
Special Workshop Guest: Cat Rambo
Special Guest: Kevin J. Anderson
Special Gaming Guest: J. R. Honeycutt
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 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!

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’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)


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’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!

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!


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’s 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.

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!

Brazos Valley Comic Con

(Presumably November 2017)
Brazos County Expo
Bryan, TX area

Millenniumcon 20

Historical Miniatures Game Convention
(Presumably November 2017)
Round Rock, TX
NORTH of Austin. This is in the Round Rock / Central Texas area
Millennium 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 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 20 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 - 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!

ANT: Anime North Texas

Anime & Cosplay con
(Presumably November 2017)
DFW Metroplex area

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston's World Famous Victorian Holiday Festival
(Presumably December 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’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 XII

Japanese Animation & Pop Culture Convention
(Presumably December 2017)
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
(Presumably January 2018)
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!

Pax South

PC / Tabletop / Console Gaming con
(Presumably January 2018)
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.]


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
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.

Superb Owl Con LII

Gaming, Fantasy, & Science Fiction Convention
(Presumably February 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.

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.]

All-Con the XIIIth

Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show.
(Presumably March 2018)
(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.

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

Furry Fiesta

Texas' only furry convention
(Presumably March 2018)
(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.

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 9

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

Anime Matsuri

Anime, Japanese Culture,& Related Arts Convention
(Presumably April 2018)
Greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area
Panels, Gaming, Anime Theaters, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, Contests, Club AM (the ultimate anime dance/rave), and more!


Southwest Louisiana’s premier Anime, Gaming and Scifi convention
(Presumably April 2018)
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.
(Presumably 2018)
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.

South Texas Comic Con

(Presumably April 2018)
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.

Yellow City Comic Con

Gaming Con
(Presumably April 2018)
Amarillo, TX area
Guests, Panels (including fantasy writing), gaming, cosplay, video screenings, and much more!
Official charity: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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
(Presumably May 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!

Chupacabracon V

Roleplaying Gaming con
(Presumably May 2018)
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.

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's 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.

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.

SoonerCon 27

Oklahoma's Greatest Pop Culture Experience
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
(Presumably June 2018)
Oklahoma City, OK area
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.

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!

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!

Retrospective Cons: Guests at cons in the TALON states (TX, AR, LA, OK, & NM)
Year in TALON Fandom: 2017 Guests
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
Year in TALON Fandom: 2009 Guests
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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