a convention calendar for the Southeastern U.S.


Welcome to the homepage for the Southern Fandom Resource Guide convention calendar, a comprehensive listing of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Comics, Anime and Pop Culture conventions held in the Southeastern United States. Founded in 1995, the SFRG is maintained by Kelly Lockhart (with able assistance from Jeff Conner) and is updated every Tuesday morning, depending on work and vacation schedules. Be sure to "like" us on our Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates.

Conventions are listed by date, convention name (linked to their website), and city and state where they are being held. If you know of a convention that we do not have listed (or need to correct an existing listing), please send us the relevant information so that we can include them as well. 

For the purposes of this guide, we have configured our coverage region to include: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and portions of Texas and Missouri.  We also include the Caribbean cruise ship conventions that leave from Florida and Louisiana in the (so far) vain hope that one day we'll get invited to one of the cruise conventions. We'll even offer to tend bar, if that helps to seal the deal.

Photo by The G-Forcers
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
July 29-31 -- Anime Festival Orlando -- Orlando, Florida
July 29-31 -- ArmadilloCon 38 -- Austin, Texas
July 29-31 -- Fandom Fest -- Louisville, Kentucky
July 29-31 -- GeekyCon -- Orlando, Florida
July 29-31 -- GlitchCon -- Springdale, Arkansas
July 29-31 -- Louisville Anime Weekend -- Louisville, Kentucky
July 29-31 -- MechaCon -- New Orleans, Louisiana
July 29-31 -- Memorabilia Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina
July 29-31 -- Texas Comicon -- San Antonio, Texas
July 30-31 -- Comic Book Connection -- Daytona Beach, Florida
July 30-31 -- Classic Game Fest -- Austin, Texas
July 30-31 -- Fantasy Gamer's Conclave -- Cary, North Carolina
July 30-31 -- Kyujitsu no Oyaku -- Santee, South Carolina
July 30-31 -- LameCon -- Land O' Lakes, Florida
July 30-31 -- Rob-Con 30 -- Bristol, Tennessee
July 30-31 -- StarQuest -- Frederick, Maryland
August 13 -- Golden Triangle Comic Expo -- Columbus, MS
September 25 -- Comic Book Show -- Frederick, Maryland
October 28-30 -- Fanboy Expo -- Knoxville, Tennessee
January 7 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia
January 21 -- Shelby Comic Con -- Shelby, North Carolina
June 1-4 -- A-Kon -- Dallas, Texas
July 15 -- Shelby Comic Con -- Shelby, North Carolina

   Know of a convention we don't have listed?
   Please send us the info so that we can keep this list
   as updated and accurate as possible. Thanks!

  For a complete list of all upcoming conventions, click here.
Photo by Pat Loika World Conventions
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 17-21, 2016
   Kansas City, Missouri
World Fantasy Convention
   October 27-30, 2016
   Columbus, Ohio
World Horror Convention
   May 11-14, 2017
   To Be Determined

The Southern Fandom Resource Guide convention calendar is a free online service provided for the Science Fiction fandom community.  
Website founded August, 1995.  Contents Copyright 2016 by
Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.