Convention Dates and Locations
Here is a list of various conventions including comic cons, anime cons, toy cons, and more. Comic cons started off as small conventions, but are now growing larger and larger in size. Many of them include famous celebrity guests, popular artists, and multiple vendors who are part of the comic community. Comic cons are a great place for fans and collectors to meet people who are behind the comic books, comic art, and comic movies. It is also a place to buy your favorite comic or a piece of original art from your favorite artist. Vendors and artists at comic cons sell all types of comic-related merchandise.
Most conventions run on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. The larger cons are also located in bigger cities, such as the New York Comic Con and the San Diego Comic Con. If you want to attend the bigger cons, make sure you buy your tickets ahead of time because they sell out quickly.
If you are a fan of Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Scifi TV shows, Sci-Fi movies, action movies, toys, and collectibles, then there's a convention for you. Check out the lists below to find a convention, or use the search on the right.
Upcoming Conventions (Comic Cons, Anime Cons, Etc)
Here is a list of all upcoming conventions.
What is Comic Con?
Comic con is a convention based around comic books as well as the movies and entertainment based on them. It is an event where fans get together to buy, sell, share, collect, and socialize around comics.
What are Vendors?
Vendors are the people selling items at the conventions. This can include retail stores, businesses, and artists. At comic cons, the vendors are selling comic books, original comic art, animation art, toys, costumes, and anything else related to comics.
What is Artist Alley?
Artist Alley is the rows of vendors who are artists. They are usually selling their creations and also taking art commissions. This is a great place to meet your favorite artists, find upcoming artists, and buy some cool artwork/comics.
What are Commissions?
A commission is when you pay an artists to create a specific piece of original art for you. This can include artwork that will be completed by the end of the convention or art that the artist will deliver to you later.
What are Guests?
Guests or special guests are usually celebrities or well known figures in the industry that the convention is based on. Sometimes this can include a panel of guests where you can participate and ask questions. Sometimes guests are available for photo ops and signatures.