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2023 Southern Fandom Convention Calendar

We have done our best to update our calendar with rescheduled dates for postponed conventions, but if you have plans to attend any convention in the next several months, please check with their website or social media to confirm their status.

May Convention Listings  
May 4-7 -- Frolicon -- Atlanta, Georgia

May 5-7 -- 1d4Con -- Martinsburg, West Virginia

May 5-7 -- AtomaCon -- North Charleston, South Carolina

May 5-7 -- ChupacabraCon -- Round Rock, Texas

May 6 -- Concord Micro-Con -- Concord, North Carolina

May 6 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

May 6-7 -- Congress Of Gamers -- Rockville, Maryland

May 6-7 -- Kilgore Geekend -- Kilgore, Texas

May 7 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia 

May 11-14 -- Furry Weekend Atlanta -- Atlanta, Georgia

May 12-14 -- Metrotham Con -- Chattanooga, Tennessee 

May 13 -- Alabama Vintage Comic Show -- Gadsden, Alabama

May 13 -- Monsterama's Market Macabre -- Marietta, Georgia

May 13 -- Virginia Comicon -- Richmond, Virginia 

May 13-14 -- Brick Universe -- Fishersville, Virginia

May 18 -- Mystic Con -- Orlando, Florida
May 18-21 -- Geekway to the West -- St. Charles, Missouri 

May 19-20 -- Orlando Card Show -- Apopka, Florida 

May 19-21 -- Spooky Empire -- Orlando, Florida

May 19-21 -- Vampire Diaries Reunion -- Nashville, Tennessee

May 20 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia 

May 20 -- Eckman's Comic Show -- San Antonio, Texas

May 20-21 -- Tidewater Comicon -- Virginia Beach, Virginia

May 25-28 -- MomoCon -- Atlanta, Georgia

May 26-28 -- Animazement -- Raleigh, North Carolina

May 26-29 -- Balticon 56 -- Baltimore, Maryland

May 26-28 -- Carolina Fear Fest -- Raleigh, North Carolina

May 26-28 -- ComicPalooza -- Houston, Texas 

May 26-28 -- Horror On Main -- Hunt Valley, Maryland

May 26-28 -- IC Collectors Con -- Franklin, Tennessee

May 26-28 -- Mizucon -- Miami, Florida
June Convention Listings  
June 2-4 -- A-Kon 32 -- Dallas, Texas

June 2-4 -- ConCarolinas -- Charlotte, North Carolina

June 2-4 -- ConQuesT 54 -- Kansas City, Missouri

June 3 -- BentonvilleCon -- Bentonville, Arkansas

June 3 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

June 3 -- Tampa Bay Toy & Comic Expo -- Tampa, Florida

June 3 -- Wizard Fest -- Greensboro, North Carolina

June 3-4 -- My Hero Convention -- Birmingham, Alabama

June 3-4 -- Nashville Comicon -- Nashville, Tennessee

June 4 -- Clandestine Comics -- Laurel, Maryland 

June 8-11 -- SouthEast LeatherFest -- Atlanta, Georgia

June 9-11 -- Fan Expo Dallas -- Dallas, Texas

June 9-10 -- FrankenCon -- Knoxville, Tennessee

June 9-11 -- JoeFest -- Augusta, Georgia

June 9-11 -- OMG!con -- Owensboro, Kentucky

June 9-11 -- Soul City Super Con -- Augusta, Georgia

June 10 -- Hero Hype -- Orlando, Florida

June 10 -- Port City Comicon -- Wilmington, North Carolina

June 10 -- SWFL Spacecon -- Fort Myers, Florida

June 10 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Salisbury, North Carolina

June 10-11 -- Incredible Con -- Charleston, South Carolina

June 10-11 -- Space Coast Comic Con -- Melbourne, Florida
June 10-11 -- WonderFest -- Louisville, Kentucky

June 15-18 -- Cosplacon -- Jefferson City, Missouri

June 16-17 -- Orlando Card Show -- Apopka, Florida 

June 16-18 -- Anime Festival Orlando -- Orlando, Florida

June 16-18 -- Awesome Con -- Washington, DC 

June 16-18 -- Heroes Con -- Charlotte, North Carolina

June 16-18 -- Rangerstop & Pop Con -- Atlanta, Georgia

June 17 -- Bigfoot Con -- Weyers Cave, Virginia

June 17-18 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina

June 18 -- Retrorama Collectible Show -- Jacksonville, Florida

June 23-25 -- Anime Sekai -- Abilene, Texas

June 23-25 -- Cosplay America -- Cary, North Carolina

June 23-25 -- LibertyCon 35 / DSC 61 -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

June 24 -- Athens Art Book, Print & Zine Fair -- Athens, Georgia

June 24 -- HuntsvilleCon -- Huntsville, Alabama

June 24-25 -- Brick Universe -- Raleigh, North Carolina

June 24-25 -- Greater Austin Comic Con -- Cedar Park, Texas

June 24-25 -- Mississippi Comic Con -- Jackson, Mississippi

June 25 -- Retrorama Collectible Show -- Jacksonville, Florida

June 30-July 2 -- Delta H Con -- Houston, Texas

June 30-July 2 -- Final Girl Festival -- Austin, Texas

June 30-July 2 -- Florida Super Con -- Miami Beach, Florida
July Convention Listings  
July 1 -- Brick City Comic & Toy Show -- Ocala, Florida

July 1 -- GCOM Family Picnic -- Baltimore, Maryland

July 1 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

July 1-2 -- Ba-Con -- Pasadena, Texas

July 5-9 -- Dice Tower East -- Orlando, Florida

July 6-9 -- Play On Con -- Columbiana, Alabama

July 7-9 -- BlerdCon -- Arlington, Virginia 

July 7-9 -- Fanboy Expo -- Knoxville, Tennessee

July 7-9 -- Okashicon -- Pflugerville, Texas

July 7-9 -- RTX -- Austin, Texas

July 7-9 -- Shore Leave -- Baltimore, Maryland 

July 7-9  -- Superhero Comic Con & Car Show -- San Antonio, Texas

July 8-10 -- Imaginarium -- Louisville, Kentucky

July 8-9 -- Infinity Con -- Tallahassee, Florida

July 8-9 -- Tampa Toy Con -- Tampa, Florida

July 14-16 -- Akaicon -- Lebanon, Tennessee

July 14-16 -- Arkansas Anime Convention -- Bentonville, Arkansas

July 14-16 -- ConGregate 9 -- Winston-Salem, North Carolina

July 14-16 -- Imaginarium -- Louisville, Kentucky

July 14-16 -- MetroCon -- Tampa, Florida

July 14-15 -- Orlando Card Show -- Apopka, Florida 

July 14-16 -- Vampire Diaries Reunion -- Orlando, Florida

July 15 -- FrankfortCon -- Frankfort, Kentucky
July 15 -- Jacksonville Comic Con -- Jacksonville, North Carolina

July 15 -- Middle Georgia Comic Convention -- Macon, Georgia

July 15 -- Phoenix Comic & Toy Fest -- Deltona, Florida

July 15 -- Wilkes Comic Con -- Wilkesboro, North Carolina

July 15-16 -- 8-Bit Block Party -- New Braunfels, Texas

July 15-16 -- SE Game Exchange -- Greenville, South Carolina

July 16 -- C.H.U.D. Comic Book Show -- Laurel, Maryland 

July 16-29 -- Shared Worlds -- Spartanburg, South Carolina

July 21-23 -- Comic Book Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina

July 21-23 -- The Urban Nerd Con -- Atlanta, Georgia

July 22-23 -- Classic Game Fest -- Austin, Texas

July 23 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia 

July 23 -- Nerdy Noel -- Huntsville, Alabama

July 27-30 -- GalaxyCon -- Raleigh, North Carolina

July 28 -- FrankfortCon -- Frankfort, Kentucky

July 28-31 -- AnimeFest -- Dallas, Texas

July 28-30 -- Corpus Christi Comic Con -- Corpus Christi, Texas

July 28-30 -- Dream Con -- Waco, Texas

July 28-30 -- Otakon -- Washington, DC

July 28-30 -- Southern-Fried Gaming Expo -- Atlanta, Georgia 

July 28-30 -- Tampa Bay Comic Convention -- Tampa, Florida

July 29 -- Beckley Gaming Expo -- Beckley, West Virginia

July 29-30 -- Savannah Comic Con -- Savannah, Georgia
August Convention Listings  
August 4-6 -- ArmadilloCon -- Austin, Texas 

August 4-6 -- Furry Siesta -- Dallas, Texas

August 4-5 -- Gaming Community Expo -- Orlando, Florida

August 4-6 -- Kentokyocon -- Lexington, Kentucky

August 5 -- Monkey Con -- Rockville, Maryland

August 5 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

August 5-6 -- AMA-CON -- Amarillo, Texas

August 5-6 -- Bell County Comic Con -- Belton, Texas

August 5-6 -- Big Lick Comic Con -- Roanoke, Virginia

August 10-13 -- Anime Matsuri -- Houston, Texas

August 11-13 -- Joelanta -- Atlanta, Georgia

August 12 -- FayettevilleCon -- Fayetteville, North Carolina

August 12 -- Greenville Comic Con -- Greenville, North Carolina

August 12 -- Stone Soup Zine Fest -- Wilmington, North Carolina

August 12-13 -- FarleyCon -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

August 12-13 -- New Orleans Comic Con -- Kenner, Louisiana

August 13 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia 

August 18-20 -- Creation North Carolina -- Charlotte, North Carolina

August 18-20 -- Geek'd Con -- Shreveport, Louisiana

August 18-19 -- Orlando Card Show -- Apopka, Florida 

August 19 -- Hero Hype -- Orlando, Florida
August 19 -- Infinity Toy & Comic Con -- Kissimmee, Florida

August 19 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Hickory, North Carolina

August 19 -- Virginia Comicon -- Richmond, Virginia

August 19-20 -- Soda City Con -- Columbia, South Carolina

August 19-20 -- Superstar Anime -- Virginia Beach, Virginia

August 19-23 -- Epic Nerd Camp -- Darlington, Maryland

August 20 -- Raleigh Comic Book Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina

August 25-27 -- Con Of Thrones -- Orlando, Florida

August 25-27 -- CreepyCon -- Knoxville, Tennessee

August 25-27 -- My Hero Convention -- Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

August 25-27 -- Tattoo Convention -- Jacksonville, Florida

August 25-27 -- Ultracon -- West Palm Beach, Florida

August 25-27 -- Vampire Diaries Reunion -- New Orleans, Louisiana

August 26 -- Jacksonville Comic & Toy Show -- Jacksonville, Florida

August 26-27 -- Fairfax Comic Con -- Chantilly, Virginia

August 26-27 -- Pop Culture Con -- Morgantown, West Virginia

August 25-27 -- Vampire Diaries Reunion -- New Orleans, Louisiana

August 30-September 3 -- NOVA Open -- Arlington, Virginia

August 31-September 4 -- Dragon Con -- Atlanta, Georgia

August 31-September 3 -- ReaperCon -- Denton, Texas
September Convention Listings  
September 1-4 -- Big River Steampunk Festival -- Hannibal, Missouri

September 1-3 -- Fanboy Expo -- Orlando, Florida

September 1-3 -- Mephit Fur Meet -- Memphis, Tennessee

September 1-3 -- San Japan -- San Antonio, Texas

September 1-4 -- TCEP -- Sterling, Virginia

September 2 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

September 2-3 -- Brick Universe -- Nashville, Tennessee

September 2-4 -- Fanboy Expo -- Orlando, Florida

September 7-9 -- Nostalgia Con -- Hunt Valley, Maryland

September 8-10 -- Anime Town Greenville -- Greenville, South Carolina

September 8-10 -- Arkansas Comic Con -- Little Rock, Arkansas

September 8-10 -- Baltimore Comic-Con -- Baltimore, Maryland

September 8-9 -- F2 Con -- Clarksville, Tennessee

September 9-10 -- Daytona Beach Comic Con -- DeLand, Florida

September 9-10 -- Small Press Expo (SPX) -- Bethesda, Maryland

September 14-17 -- Fursonacon -- Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 15-17 -- Ancient City Con -- St. Augustine, Florida

September 15-17 -- Fantasm Orlando -- Orlando, Florida

September 15-17 -- Megaplex -- Orlando, Florida

September 15-17 -- Vampire Diaries Reunion -- Washington, DC

September 16 -- Eaglecon Jr -- Fredericksburg, Maryland

September 16-17 -- JapanFest -- Atlanta, Georgia

September 16-17 -- Mothman Festival -- Point Pleasant, WV

September 16-17 -- South Carolina Horror Con -- Columbia, SC

September 16-18 -- Southern Front -- Raleigh, North Carolina
September 16-17 -- Ocala Comic Con -- Ocala, Florida

September 16-17 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Hickory, North Carolina

September 22-24 -- Anime Houston -- Houston, Texas

September 22-24 -- Anime USA -- Arlington, Virginia

September 22-23 -- MegaMooseCon -- Richburg, South Carolina

September 22-24 --  MidessAnime -- Odessa, Texas

September 22-24 -- Necronomicon -- Tampa, Florida

September 22-23 -- Orlando Card Show -- Apopka, Florida 

September 22-24 -- Spa Con -- Hot Springs, Arkansas

September 23 -- AshevilleCon -- Asheville, North Carolina

September 23-24 -- Alabama Comic Con -- Birmingham, Alabama

September 23-24 -- Memphis Comic Expo -- Memphis, Tennessee

September 23-24 -- Spooky Spectacle -- Granbury, Texas 

September 23-24 -- Superstar Comic Con -- Savannah, Georgia

September 24 -- MissouriCon -- St. Louis, Missouri 

September 24 -- Retrorama Collectible Show -- Jacksonville, Florida

September 29-Oct 1 -- Capclave -- Gaithersburg, Maryland

September 29-Oct 1 -- Beer City Comic Con -- Asheville, NC

September 29-Oct 1 -- Creation Washington -- Washington DC

September 29-Oct 1 -- Furry Takeover -- Fontana Dam, NC

September 29-Oct 1 -- Miryokucon -- Baltimore, Maryland

September 29-Oct 1 -- Quest Con -- Orlando, Florida

September 30 -- Borderlands Comic Book Show -- Russellville, KY

September 30 -- Southern Maryland Comic-Con -- Waldorf, MD

September 30-Oct 1 -- TigerCon -- Valdosta, Georgia
October Convention Listings  
October 1 -- ColumbiaCon -- Columbia, South Carolina

October 5-8 -- Pirate Festival -- Tybee Island, Georgia

October 6-8 -- Big Texas Comicon -- San Antonio, Texas

October 6-8 -- Tsubasacon -- Charleston, West Virginia

October 7 -- Boone Comic-Con -- Boone, North Carolina

October 7 -- Citrus Comic, Toy & Anime Festival -- Lecanto, Florida

October 7 -- Hampton Comicon -- Hampton, Virginia

October 7 -- Monster Fest -- Chesapeake, Virginia

October 7 -- Next Chapter Con -- Dalton, Georgia

October 7 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

October 7 -- Rocket City Toy & Comic Expo -- Huntsville, Alabama

October 14 -- Cartersville Comic Con -- Cartersville, Georgia

October 13 -- Vampire Ball -- Richmond, Virginia

October 13-15 -- Nightmare Weekend -- Richmond, Virginia

October 13-15 -- VisionCon -- Springfield, Missouri

October 13-15 -- Wasabi Con -- Jacksonville, Florida 

October 14 -- Bartow Con -- Bartow, Florida
October 14-15 -- Congress Of Gamers -- Rockville, Maryland

October 14-15 -- Not Just Another Comic Con -- Sherwood, AR

October 14-15 -- St Tammany Collectors Con -- Mandeville, LA

October 20-22 -- Asheville Scarefest -- Montreat, North Carolina

October 20-22 -- Dallas Fan Festival -- Irving, Texas

October 20-22 -- Multiverse Convention -- Atlanta, Georgia

October 20-22 -- Scarefest -- Lexington, Kentucky

October 20-22 -- TFCon Orlando -- Orlando, Florida

October 21 -- Smoky Mountain Geek Expo -- Waynesville, NC

October 21-22 -- Chattanooga Comic Con -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

October 22 -- Clandestine Comics -- Hunt Valley, Maryland

October 26-39 -- Anime Weekend Atlanta -- Atlanta, Georgia 

October 27-29 -- HallowCon -- Dalton, Georgia

October 27-29 -- Monsterama -- Atlanta, Georgia

October 27-29 -- Music City Multi Con -- Nashville, Tennessee

October 29 -- South Carolina Comicon Jr -- Greenville, SC

October 29 -- SWFL AnimeFest -- Fort Myers, Florida
November Convention Listings  
November 3 -- Vampire Ball -- Savannah, Georgia

November 3-5 -- Creation Jacksonville -- Jacksonville, Florida

November 3-4 -- Huntsville Comic Convention -- Huntsville , AL

November 3-5 -- NekoCon -- Hampton, Virginia

November 4 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

November 4-5 -- Florida Extravaganza -- Tampa, Florida

November 4-5 -- North Carolina Comicon -- Durham, North Carolina

November 9-12 -- EuroQuest -- Annapolis, Maryland

November 10-12 -- Anime Iwai -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

November 10-12 -- Mythic Con -- Charlotte, North Carolina

November 10-12 -- Oni-Con -- Galveston, Texas

November 10-12 -- Rangerstop Pop Con -- Orlando, Florida
November 11-12 -- CosFaire -- Orlando, Florida

November 12-29 -- Miami Book Fair -- Miami, Florida

November 17-19 -- CONjuration -- Atlanta, Georgia

November 18-20 -- Free Play Florida -- Lakeland, Florida

November 17-19 -- MCFC -- Memphis, Tennessee

November 17-19 -- Preserve Halloween Festival -- Irving, Texas

November 17-19 -- Retro-Toy Con -- Greenville, South Carolina

November 18-19 -- Brick Universe -- Huntsville, Alabama 

November 19 -- CharlestonCon -- North Charleston, South Carolina 

November 19 -- Lake County Comic Convention -- Groveland, Florida

November 24-26 -- Anime Dallas -- Dallas, Texas

November 24 -- SW-FloridaCon -- Fort Myers, Florida
December Convention Listings  
December 2 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

December 3 -- Raleigh Comic Book Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina

December 8-10 -- Anime Frontier -- Fort Worth. Texas

December 8-10 -- Creation Nashville -- Nashville, Tennessee
December 8-10 -- Yama Con -- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

December 9 -- Ocean City Comic Con -- Ocean City, Maryland 

December 16-18 -- Holiday Matsuri -- Orlando, Florida

2024 Southern Fandom Convention Calendar

January Convention Listings  
January 4-7-- Ichibancon 14.1 -- Concord, North Carolina

January 5-7 -- Fan Expo -- New Orleans, Louisiana

January 5-7 --
GaFilk -- Atlanta, Georgia

January 6 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

January 7 -- FT-Lauderdalecon -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

January 11-14-- Ichibancon 14.2 -- Concord, North Carolina

January 12-14 -- Chattacon 49 -- Chattanooga, Tennessee
January 12-14 -- MarsCon -- Norfolk, Virginia

January 12-15 -- SCARAB -- Columbia, South Carolina

January 14-21 -- Dice Tower Cruise -- Miami, Florida

January 19-21 -- Ikkicon -- Austin, Texas

January 20-21 -- Central Florida Comic Con -- Lakeland, Florida

January 27-29 -- Days Of The Dead -- Atlanta, Georgia
February Convention Listings  
February 3 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas

February 9-11 -- Farpoint 31 -- Timonium, Maryland

February 9-10 -- Antique and Vintage Toy Show -- Eustis, Florida

February 10 -- Eaglecon -- Fredericksburg, Maryland

February 10-11 -- Brick City Anime Festival -- Ocala, Florida
February 16-19 -- Decepta Con -- Atlanta, Georgia

February 22-25 -- Coastal Magic -- Daytona Beach, Florida

February 23-25 -- ConNooga -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

February 23-25 -- FenCon -- Dallas, Texas 

February 24-26 -- Pensacon -- Pensacola, Florida 
March Convention Listings  
March 13 -- Cult Classic -- Bastrop, Texas

March 13 -- Mythic Con West -- Asheville, North Carolina

March 1-3 -- Ret-Con -- Cary, North Carolina

March 2 -- North Dallas Toy Show -- Farmers Branch, Texas
March 2-3 -- KawaCon -- San Antonio, Texas

March 8-10 -- Banzaicon -- Columbia, South Carolina

March 9-10 -- Louisiana Comic Con -- Lafayette, Louisiana
 

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