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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!

Mobile, AL; Sukoshicon - Mobile v1.0

10/1-3; Phoenix, AZ; Saboten-Con
10/8-10; Tuscon, AZ; RinCon 2010

10/8-10; San Ramon, CA; Celesticon and Ground Zero Games West Coast Con
10/14-17; San Francisco, CA; Bouchercon 2010
10/15-17; Hollywood, CA; Hollywood Xpo
10/16-17; San Francisco, CA; APE: Alternative Press Expo 2010
10/22-23; Anaheim, CA; BlizzCon 2010
10/29-31; Long Beach, CA; Long Beach Comic Con
10/29-31; San Francisco, CA; Yaoi-Con 2010

10/22-24; Denver, CO; MileHiCon

10/29-31; Cromwell, CT; FurFright 2010

10/8-10; Orlando, FL; Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend
10/8-10; St. Augustine, FL; EXP Con
10/8-10; Tampa, FL; OddCon
10/10; West Palm Beach, FL; Mini Tri-Deca Con
10/22-24; St. Petersburg, FL; Necronomicon 2010
10/23; Pensacola, FL; FAN:dom Convention
10/23-24; Gainesville, FL; GatorCon 2

10/1-3; Atlanta, GA; SIEGE: Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo
10/9; Columbus, GA; Columbus Sci-Fi Con and Toy Show (no website)
10/23; Atlanta, GA; Stories of Adventure and Terror
10/29-31; Dalton, GA; HallowCon

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)

10/24; Indianapolis, IN; Ash Comics

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

10/17; Timonium, MD; Comic Book and Non Sport Card Show
10/22-24; Rockville, MD; Capclave 2010

10/15-17; Boston, MA; New England Comic Con 2010
10/16; Woburn, MA; Wonderful Woburn Warehouse Show

10/8-10; Romulus, MI; ConClave XXXV
10/28-31; Detroit, MI; Youmacon 2010
10/30-31; Dearborn, MI; Detroit Fanfare

10/16; St. Paul, MN; MCBA Fall Con Comic Book Party
10/22-24; Rolla, MO; CogCon 19

10/1-3; St. Louis, MO; Archon 34
10/1-3; Kansas City, MO; BobCon 2010
10/8-10; Cape Girardeau, MO; Brewfest 2010
10/8-10; Kansas City, MO; Motaku 2010
10/22-24; Rolla, MO; CogCon 19
10/30; St. Louis, MO; St. Louis Comic Book Convention (no website)

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

10/22-23; Reno, NV; SNAFU Con 2010

New Hampshire
10/15-17; Nashua, NH; Another Anime Convention

New Jersey
10/3; Wayne, NJ; The Wayne Toy, Sports, and Collectibles Show (no website)
10/10; Clifton, NJ; Clifton Monthly Comic Book Expo
10/15-17; Edison, NJ; New Jersey Comic Con
10/21-24; Newark, NJ; The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention 2010
10-22-24; Secaucus, NJ; The Warstore Weekend
10/24; East Hanover, NJ; East Hanover Comic Book Expo
10/29-31; East Brunswick, NJ; MangaNEXT

New Mexico
10/16-17; Las Cruces, NM; Las Cruces Game Convention 2010

New York
10/1-3; New York, NY; Big Apple Comic Con
10/8-10; New York, NY; New York Comic Con
10/8-10; Albany, NY; Albacon 2010
10/8-10; New York, NY; New York Anime Festival
10/24; Albany, NY; Albany Comic Con

North Carolina
10/2; Hicory, NC; Hicory Con Fall 2010
10/10; Jacksonville, NC; JAXCON
10/22-24; Charlotte, NC; 2010 Browncoat Ball
10/30; Winston Salem, NC; Infinicon Comic and Toy Show

North Dakota
10/15-17; Fargo, ND; Valleycon 36

10/14-17; Hudson, OH; Con on the Cob 2010
10/17; Richfield, OH; Saturday's Child Nostalgia Convention
10/28-31; Columbus, OH; World Fantasy Convention 36

10/28-11/1; Watonga, OK; Oklacon 2010

10/1-3; Portland, OR; Official Twilight Convention

10/17; Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg Comic Convention

South Carolina
10/23; Columbia, SC; Dark Sun 4e Super Saturday

10/1-3; Mephis, TN; Game Con Mephis
10/22-24; Nashville, TN; Geek Media Expo 2010
10/31; Memphis, TN; Anime Karnival's Tokyo Shop of Horrors

10/1-3; Corpus Christi, TX; Realms Con
10/9-10; Houston, TX; Houston Comic Con 2010
10/23-24; Plano, TX; Star Trek Fan Days
10/29-31; Houston, TX; Oni-Con 2010
10/29-31; Houston, TX; Re/Max Ballunar Liftoff Festival

10/8-10; Layton, UT; Anime Banzai 2010

10/21-24; Colchester, VT; Bakuretsu Con 2010

10/3; Loring, VA; Capicon's Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
10/23; Roanoake, VA; Roanoake Valley Comicon

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

West Virginia
10/1-3; Huntington, WV; Tsubasacon 2010
10/9; Wheeling, WV; JediCon WV VII
10/22-24; Charleston, WV; CharCon 2010
10/22-23; Bluefield, WV; Rising Star 19

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

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

BrickCon's(Washington State) website is

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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