a convention calendar for the Southeastern U.S.


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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 Wetland2
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
August 25-28 -- Guns of August -- Williamsburg, Virginia
August 26-28 -- Akaicon -- Nashville, Tennessee
August 26-28 -- Kentokyocon -- Lexington, Kentucky
August 26-28 -- OmegaCon -- Charlottesville, Virginia
August 27-28 -- Soda City Con -- Columbia, South Carolina
August 27-28 -- WV Pop Con -- Morgantown, West Virginia
Aug 28-Sep 4 -- BoardGameGeek@Sea -- Galveston, Texas
September 1-4 -- NOVA Open -- Arlington, Virginia
September 2-4 -- Baltimore Comic-Con -- Baltimore, Maryland
September 2-4 -- Days Of The Dead -- Louisville, Kentucky
September 2-4 -- Mephit Fur Meet -- Memphis, Tennessee
September 2-4 -- San Japan 9 -- San Antonio, Texas
September 2-5 -- Dragon Con -- Atlanta, Georgia
September 2-5 -- TCEP 23 -- Sterling, Virginia
September  3-4 -- Comic Book Connection -- St. Augustine, FL
September 3-5 -- Big River Steampunk Festival -- Hannibal, MO
September 9-11 -- Amazing Comic Con -- Houston, Texas

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

October 1 -- Southeast Game Exchange -- Greenville, SC
October 22 -- North Florida GI Joe Show -- Lake City, Florida
November 12-13 -- Post-ApocalyptiCon -- Cleveland, Tennessee
December 11 -- C.H.U.D. -- Timonium, Maryland
January 7 -- Brunswick Games Day -- Brunswick, Maryland
January 8 -- Clandestine Comics -- Timonium, Maryland
January 28 -- Gasparilla Pirate Fest -- Tampa, Florida
February 3-5 -- Days of the Dead -- Atlanta, Georgia
February 25-26 -- Captain's Comic Expo -- Charleston, SC
March 3-5 -- Louisville Arcade Expo -- Louisville, Kentucky
March 16-19 -- All-Con -- Dallas, Texas
March 24-26 -- Star City Anime -- Roanoke, Virginia
April 14-16 -- MTAC -- Nashville, Tennessee
May 13-14 -- Tidewater Comicon -- Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 20-21 -- Southern Geek Fest -- Hattiesburg, Mississippi

   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!

Photo by Jade World Conventions
World Fantasy Convention
   October 27-30, 2016
   Columbus, Ohio
World Horror Convention
   May 11-14, 2017
   To Be Determined
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 9-13, 2017
   Helsinki, Finland

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
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