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Get Out of the House! - The USG Convention Showcase (October 2010 Edition)

JediCole here welcoming you to the latest edition of the ongoing USG incarnation of my Convention Awareness Project. What follows is the most comprehensive list I can muster of every single geeky convention in the United States. Check out what is going on in your home state or those nearby in the month of October. And check in monthly to discover the vibrant American convention scene. Remember...You Can't Go If You Don't Know!

Alabama
Mobile, AL; Sukoshicon - Mobile v1.0 http://www.sukoshicon.com/mobile/

Arizona
10/1-3; Phoenix, AZ; Saboten-Con http://www.sabotencon.com/
10/8-10; Tuscon, AZ; RinCon 2010 http://rincongames.com/index.php

California
10/8-10; San Ramon, CA; Celesticon and Ground Zero Games West Coast Con http://www.celesticon.com/
10/14-17; San Francisco, CA; Bouchercon 2010 http://www.bcon2010.com/welcome.php
10/15-17; Hollywood, CA; Hollywood Xpo http://www.hollywoodxpo.com/home/
10/16-17; San Francisco, CA; APE: Alternative Press Expo 2010 http://www.comic-con.org/ape/
10/22-23; Anaheim, CA; BlizzCon 2010 http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcon/
10/29-31; Long Beach, CA; Long Beach Comic Con http://longbeachcomiccon.com/
10/29-31; San Francisco, CA; Yaoi-Con 2010 http://www.yaoicon.com/

Colorado
10/22-24; Denver, CO; MileHiCon http://www.milehicon.org/

Connecticut
10/29-31; Cromwell, CT; FurFright 2010 http://www.furfright.org/

Florida
10/8-10; Orlando, FL; Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend http://www.spookyempire.com/
10/8-10; St. Augustine, FL; EXP Con http://www.expcon.org/
10/8-10; Tampa, FL; OddCon http://tampabay-oddcon.com/
10/10; West Palm Beach, FL; Mini Tri-Deca Con http://warhorn.net/wpb101010/
10/22-24; St. Petersburg, FL; Necronomicon 2010 http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm
10/23; Pensacola, FL; FAN:dom Convention http://www.fandomfl.com/
10/23-24; Gainesville, FL; GatorCon 2 http://warhorn.net/gatorcon2/

Georgia
10/1-3; Atlanta, GA; SIEGE: Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo http://www.siegecon.net/SIEGE2010/
10/9; Columbus, GA; Columbus Sci-Fi Con and Toy Show (no website)
10/23; Atlanta, GA; Stories of Adventure and Terror http://warhorn.net/stories-of-adventure-and-terror/
10/29-31; Dalton, GA; HallowCon http://www.hallowcon.com/

Illinois
10/3; Urbana, IL; Twin Cities Comic Con (no website)
10/10; Rockford, IL; Rockford Comic Book Convention (no website)
10/17; Gurnee, IL; Chicago Comic Book Convention (no website)
10/30; Peoria, IL; Peoria Comic Book Convention (no website)

Indiana
10/24; Indianapolis, IN; Ash Comics http://ashcomicshows.com/shows.html

Kansas
10/24; Overland Park, KS; Kansas City Comic Book Convention (no website)

Maryland
10/17; Timonium, MD; Comic Book and Non Sport Card Show http://clandestinecomics.com/
10/22-24; Rockville, MD; Capclave 2010 http://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave10/

Massachusetts
10/15-17; Boston, MA; New England Comic Con 2010 http://www.wizardworld.com/newengland.html
10/16; Woburn, MA; Wonderful Woburn Warehouse Show http://www.larryscomics.net/shows_woburn.html

Michigan
10/8-10; Romulus, MI; ConClave XXXV http://www.conclavesf.org/cc35/index.htm
10/28-31; Detroit, MI; Youmacon 2010 http://www.youmacon.com/
10/30-31; Dearborn, MI; Detroit Fanfare http://detroitfanfare.com/

Minnesota
10/16; St. Paul, MN; MCBA Fall Con Comic Book Party http://midwestcomicbook.com/
10/22-24; Rolla, MO; CogCon 19 http://www.blogger.com/www.cogcongaming.com

Missouri
10/1-3; St. Louis, MO; Archon 34 http://www.archonstl.org/34/
10/1-3; Kansas City, MO; BobCon 2010 http://warhorn.net/bobcon-2010/
10/8-10; Cape Girardeau, MO; Brewfest 2010 http://warhorn.net/brewfest-2010/
10/8-10; Kansas City, MO; Motaku 2010 http://motaku.org/
10/22-24; Rolla, MO; CogCon 19 http://www.cogcongaming.com/
10/30; St. Louis, MO; St. Louis Comic Book Convention (no website)

Nebraska
10/23; Omaha Comic Book Convention (no website)

Nevada
10/22-23; Reno, NV; SNAFU Con 2010 http://www.snafucon.com/

New Hampshire
10/15-17; Nashua, NH; Another Anime Convention http://www.anotheranimecon.com/

New Jersey
10/3; Wayne, NJ; The Wayne Toy, Sports, and Collectibles Show (no website)
10/10; Clifton, NJ; Clifton Monthly Comic Book Expo http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/clifton.htm
10/15-17; Edison, NJ; New Jersey Comic Con http://www.wizardworld.com/home-jersey.html
10/21-24; Newark, NJ; The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention 2010 http://www.lofcom.com/nostalgia/fotr/update10.php3
10-22-24; Secaucus, NJ; The Warstore Weekend http://www.thewarstoreweekend.com/
10/24; East Hanover, NJ; East Hanover Comic Book Expo http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/east_hanover.html
10/29-31; East Brunswick, NJ; MangaNEXT http://manganext.org/

New Mexico
10/16-17; Las Cruces, NM; Las Cruces Game Convention 2010 http://www.gamingcons.com/upcomingcons/1758-Las-Cruces-Game-Convention

New York
10/1-3; New York, NY; Big Apple Comic Con http://www.wizardworld.com/home-apple.html
10/8-10; New York, NY; New York Comic Con http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
10/8-10; Albany, NY; Albacon 2010 http://www.albacon.org/
10/8-10; New York, NY; New York Anime Festival http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYAF/
10/24; Albany, NY; Albany Comic Con http://www.myspace.com/comicbookshow

North Carolina
10/2; Hicory, NC; Hicory Con Fall 2010 http://www.hickorycon.com/
10/10; Jacksonville, NC; JAXCON http://www.jaxcon.org/
10/22-24; Charlotte, NC; 2010 Browncoat Ball http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlotte-NC/2010-Browncoat-Ball-in-Charlotte-NC/177558649156
10/30; Winston Salem, NC; Infinicon Comic and Toy Show http://www.infinicon.webs.com/

North Dakota
10/15-17; Fargo, ND; Valleycon 36 http://www.valleycon.com/

Ohio
10/14-17; Hudson, OH; Con on the Cob 2010 http://www.cononthecob.com/
10/17; Richfield, OH; Saturday's Child Nostalgia Convention http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
10/28-31; Columbus, OH; World Fantasy Convention 36 http://www.contextsf.org/WFC/

Oklahoma
10/28-11/1; Watonga, OK; Oklacon 2010 http://www.oklacon.com/

Oregon
10/1-3; Portland, OR; Official Twilight Convention http://www.twilightconvention.com/cal/twilight_or.htm

Pennsylvania
10/17; Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg Comic Convention http://www.americasmostwantedcollectibles.com/upcoming_events

South Carolina
10/23; Columbia, SC; Dark Sun 4e Super Saturday http://warhorn.net/columbia-super-saturdays/

Tennessee
10/1-3; Mephis, TN; Game Con Mephis http://www.facebook.com/gameconmemphis
10/22-24; Nashville, TN; Geek Media Expo 2010 http://www.mtac.net/gmx/
10/31; Memphis, TN; Anime Karnival's Tokyo Shop of Horrors http://animekarnival.com/

Texas
10/1-3; Corpus Christi, TX; Realms Con http://realmscon.com/joomla/
10/9-10; Houston, TX; Houston Comic Con 2010 http://houston-comiccon.com/
10/23-24; Plano, TX; Star Trek Fan Days http://www.scifiexpo.com/dcc/fandays.html
10/29-31; Houston, TX; Oni-Con 2010 http://www.oni-con.com/
10/29-31; Houston, TX; Re/Max Ballunar Liftoff Festival http://www.ballunarfestival.com/

Utah
10/8-10; Layton, UT; Anime Banzai 2010 http://www.animebanzai.org/

Vermont
10/21-24; Colchester, VT; Bakuretsu Con 2010 http://www.bakuretsucon.org/

Virginia
10/3; Loring, VA; Capicon's Comic Book & Pop Culture Con http://www.capicons.com/
10/23; Roanoake, VA; Roanoake Valley Comicon http://www.untamedworlds.com/rvc/rvc.html

Washington
9/30-10/3; Seattle, WA; BrickCon 2010 (no website)

West Virginia
10/1-3; Huntington, WV; Tsubasacon 2010 http://www.tsubasacon.org/
10/9; Wheeling, WV; JediCon WV VII http://www.redbirdsolutions.com/jedicon/
10/22-24; Charleston, WV; CharCon 2010 http://www.charcon.org/index.php
10/22-23; Bluefield, WV; Rising Star 19 http://www.rising-star.org/

Wisconsin
10/9; Greenbay, WI; Green Bay Comic Book Convention (no website)
4 comments:

Just a note that the official BobCon site is at www.bobcon.org. It's listed above as Warforge.


BrickCon's(Washington State) website is http://www.brickcon.org


Brad and Anonymous: Rick here. We appreciate the assistance with the websites for more information! Thank you!


Thank you very much to both for the additional information. "Get Out of the House" is the product of culling information from no less than 14 different websites that feature convention listings. And none of them list every single convention you see here. This is the most comprehensive national list you will find anywhere (that I am aware of). So naturally I have to rely on a combination of what these sites have listed and what I can find on my own if they do not include the show's own websites.

In some cases the only website listed is one that has little to no information (Warhorn for example). My general rule of thumb is to only reference a website if it can at least provide pertinant information specific to the show like location and ohter information if it is not a site specific to the event. Many listings stating "No website" have no comitted site and have mention, often in passing, on unaffiliated sites. I do not wish to clutter these listings with such links.

Thank you again to our resourceful readers for adding to the mix. It is a bit of a challenge each month to produce these lists but it is always worth it. The Convention Awareness Project has been a passion of mine for over five years now and will continue to be a part of what I do.


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