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 Isidro Urena
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
Sep 29-Oct 2 -- Anime Weekend Atlanta -- Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 30-Oct 1 -- Handmade & Bound -- Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Con of the Mountain -- Clifton Forge, Virginia
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Contraflow VI -- Kenner, Louisiana
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Klingon Feast -- Daytona Beach, Florida
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Monster-Mania Con -- Hunt Valley, Maryland
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- NOLA Storycon -- New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- RealmsCon -- Corpus Christi, Texas
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- ScareFest -- Lexington, Kentucky
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Shocka-Con -- Charleston, West Virginia
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- Tsubasacon -- Huntington, West Virginia
Sep 30-Oct 2 -- The Vampire Diaries -- Washington, DC
October 1-2 -- Retropalooza -- Arlington, Texas
October 6-9 -- Pirate Festival -- Tybee Island, Georgia
October 7-9 -- GAMExpo -- San Antonio, Texas
October 7-9 -- G.A.M.E. -- Springfield, Missouri

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

October 13-15 -- Beach City Con -- Virginia Beach, Virginia
December 10 -- Dixie Die-Cast & Toy Show -- Cartersville, GA
February 25-26 -- ETSU-Con -- Johnson City, Tennessee
March 4-5 -- Anime & Comic Kon -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
March 10-12 -- Florida Anime Experience -- Orlando, Florida
March 17-19 -- EyeCon -- Atlanta, Georgia
April 8 -- Cecil Con -- North East, Maryland
May 5-7 -- WhoFest 4 -- Dallas, Texas
May 6 -- Mini-Mini Con -- San Antonio, Texas
June 3-4 -- TheGameCon -- Galveston, Texas
June 16-18 -- Anime Austin -- Austin, Texas
July 8-9 -- Popcon of Paducah -- Paducah, Kentucky
July 28-30 -- Tampa Bay Comic Con -- Tampa, Florida
July 29-30 -- StarQuest -- Frederick, Maryland

   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 LJinto 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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