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 courtesy Dragon Con
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
December 4-6 -- PCB Comic Con -- Panama City Beach, Florida
December 4-6 -- SMOFCon 33 -- Fort Worth, Texas
December 4-6 -- Yama-Con -- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
December 5-6 -- Biter Bash & Toy Expo​ -- Roswell, Georgia
December 5-6 -- CBC Winter Show -- Orlando, Florida
December 5-6 -- Video Gamers United -- Washington, DC
December 11-13 -- Geekonomicon -- Biloxi, Mississippi
December 11-13 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Raleigh, No. Carolina
December 11-13 -- The Vampire Diaries -- Orlando, Florida
December 12-13 -- CBC Winter Show -- St. Augustine, Florida
December 12-13 -- King Con -- Warner Robins, Georgia
December 12-13 -- Nerdtacular -- San Antonia, Texas
December 18-20 -- Holiday Matsuri -- Orlando, Florida
December 19-20 -- Comic Book Show -- Lumberton, NC
December 26-27 -- CoolCon II -- Orlando, Florida

   For a complete list of all upcoming conventions, click here.

December 12 -- Bossier Geek Fair -- Shreveport, Louisiana
January 10 -- Awesome Comics Show --Houston, Texas
January 30-31 -- Dallas Comic Book Show -- Dallas, Texas
February 7 -- Collectors Con -- Atlanta, Georgia
February 21 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia
March 25-27 -- MTAC -- Nashville, Tennessee
March 26 -- Texas Collectibles Expo -- San Antonio, Texas
May 28 -- Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
September 2-4 -- Baltimore Comic-Con -- Baltimore, Maryland
November 4-6 -- Nakamacon -- Panama City Beach, Florida
November 4-6 -- PhreakNic 20 -- Nashville, Tennessee
November 11-12 -- Nerdacon v11 -- Columbus, Georgia
November 18-20 -- ATOMACON -- North Charleston, SC

   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!

 World Conventions
World Horror Convention
   April 28-May 1, 2016
   Provo, Utah
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 17-21, 2016
   Kansas City, Missouri
World Fantasy Convention
   October 27-30, 2016
   Columbus, Ohio

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 2015 by
Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.