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Comic conventions: a comprehensive guide to all of the major upcoming comic cons

There are comic conventions happening weekly around the world - here's a list of many of them, so you can make plans to be there yourself!

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Who doesn’t love a good convention? Pop culture conventions are where fans of all stripes have the opportunity to get together and find their people, surrounded by others who either share their particular pop culture obsessions, or have their own that are just as powerful.

Comic conventions bring the best of comics and associated pop culture fandoms to cities all around the world. Whether that means the appearance of the creators behind your favorite comics, rare copies of your favorite comics, or even clothing, collectibles, and other merchandise, comic conventions can have it all. You can even dress up as your favorite character and take part in the creative world of cosplay. And best of all, despite the names, it's not just about comics - think of the many movies, games, and shows that have their own fandoms flock to these shows!

But it can be hard to keep track of all the conventions happening in your area, or keep an eye on the big ones so you can make travel plans to get to these landmark events. That's where this page comes in!

Popverse is collecting dates and locations for all the major comic conventions around the world; from the biggest US shows like New York Comic Con and Comic-Con International: San Diego to beloved regional shows like HeroesCon and TCAF. We even have some of the biggest international events such as Angoulême International Comics Festival and Komiket on the list.

There's a couple big comic conventions which we're waiting on for their next announced dates such as Bengaluru Comic Con, Delhi Comic Con, Lehigh Valley Comic Convention, Hyderabad Comic Con, Japan Impact, Wales Comic Con, SC Comicon, Mumbai Comic Con, Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Copenhagen Comics, Osaka Comic Con, ComicsPRO Comics Industry Meeting, Lake Como Comic Art Festival, GnG Con, MagnifiCon Expo, Q Con, AnimeCon Birmingham, MomoCon, 3 Rivers Comicon, HeroesCon, Supanova Perth, ACE Superhero Comic Con, Montreal Comiccon, Supanova Sydney, Anime Expo, Fan Expo Denver, Heroes Dutch Comic Con, and Chennai Comic Con. But if you see an oversight on the list, you can email us with the name, dates, and location of the event.

July 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
July 12 - 14 Florida Supercon Miami Beach, Florida
July 12 - 14 Capital City Comic Con Lansing, Michigan
July 19 - 21 Hyper Japan Festival London, England
July 19 - 21 Animate! Columbus Columbus, Ohio
July 20 and 21 Heroes for Kids Comic Con Perryville, Missouri
July 20 and 21 Southwest Comic Book and Creator Showcase Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 24 - 28 Comic-Con International: San Diego San Diego, California
July 25 - 28 GalaxyCon Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina
July 27 - 28 WasabiCon PDX 2024 Portland, Oregon

August 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
August 3 and 4 Enid Comic Con Enid, Oklahoma
August 8 - 10 Comic World Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
August 9 - 11 D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event Anaheim, California
August 11 and 12 Comic Market (Comiket 104) Tokyo, Japan
August 16 - 18 Fan Expo Chicago Chicago, Illinois
August 16 - 18 Galaxy Con San Jose San Jose, California
August 16 - 18 Terrificon Uncasville, CT
August 17 and 18 Unicon Riga, Latvia
August 17 and 18 FlameCon New York City, New York
August 22 - 25 Fan Expo Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 23 - 25 Anime NYC New York, New York
August 23 - 25 PopCon Louisville Louisville, Kentucky
August 24 & 25 Chicago Alternate Comics Expo Chicago, Illinois
August 24 & 25 Soda City Comic Con Columbia, South Carolina
August 25 WestCoast Comic Con Vancouver, British Columbia
August 29 - September 2 Dragon Con Atlanta, Georgia
August 30 - September 2 PAX West Seattle, Washington
August 30 - September 1 GalaxyCon Austin Austin, Texas
August 31 - September 1 London Anime & Gaming Con London, England

September 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
September 6 - 8 Rose City Comic Con Portland, Oregon
September 14 Lagos Comicon Lagos, Nigeria
September 14 and 15 Small Press Expo Rockville, Maryland
September 14 and 15 Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, California
September 20 - 22 Mobicon Mobile, Alabama
September 20 - 22 Baltimore Comic Con Baltimore, Maryland
September 20 - 24 Edmonton Expo Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
September 21 & 22 Japan Weekend Madrid, Spain
September 25 - 29 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Columbus, Ohio
September 26 - 28 FanX Salt Lake Comic & Pop Culture Convention Salt Lake City, Utah
September 26 - 29 Comic Con Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
September 27 - 29 Animate! Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa
September 27 - 29 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Bowness-on-Windermere, England
September 28 and 29 Uncanny Experience Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
October 4 - 6 Los Angeles Comic Con Los Angeles, California
October 11 - 13 PAX Aus Melbourne, Australia
October 17 - 20 New York Comic Con New York City, New York
October 18 - 20 Dallas Fan Festival Dallas, Texas
October 25 - 27 MCM x EGX London, England
October 25 - 27 Lightbox Expo Pasadena, California
October 25 - 27 MagicCon: Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada
October 27 SC Comicon Jr. Greenville, South Carolina

November 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
November 1 - 3 Rhode Island Comic Con Providence, Rhode Island
November 1 - 3 TFcon Baltimore, Maryland
November 2 and 3 Supanova Adelaide Adelaide, Australia
November 8 - 10 Motor City Comicon/a> Novi, Michigan
November 8 - 10 Kumoricon Portland, Oregon
November 9 Kids Con New England Portland, Maine
November 9 and 10 Supanova Brisbane Brisbane, Australia
November 9 and 10 JewCE: The Jewish Comics Experience New York City, New York
November 16 & 17 Palm Coast: Treasure Coast Port St. Lucie, Florida
November 16 and 17 Thought Bubble Festival Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
November 23 and 24 Vienna Comic Con Wien, Austria
November 29 - December 1 Fan Expo San Francisco San Francisco, California
November 29 - December 1 MCM Comic Con Birmingham Birmingham, England

December 2024 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
December 4 - 8 CCXP São Paulo, Brazil
December 5 - 8 Salon De Manga Barcelona, Spain
December 6 - 8 PAX Unplugged Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 6 - 8 Tokyo Comic Con Tokyo, Japan
December 6 - 8 Anime Frontier Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
December 6 - 8 GalaxyCon Columbus Columbus, Ohio
December 12 - 14 Anime Weekend Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia

January 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
January 3 - 5 Animate! Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina
January 10 - 12 Fan Expo New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana
January 24 - 26 OA Expo Orlando, Florida
January 24 - 26 Fan Expo Portland Portland, Oregon
January 29 - February 2 The Angoulême International Comics Festival Orlando, Florida

February 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
February 5 - 9, 2025 San Diego Comic-Con: The Cruise Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico
February 6 - 9, 2025 MegaCon Orlando, Florida
February 14 - 16 Pensacon Pensacola, Florida
February 21 - 23 Fan Expo Vancouver Vancouver, Canada

March 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
March 6 - 9 Emerald City Comic Con Seattle, Washington
March 14 - 16 Toronto Comicon Toronto, Canada
March 14 - 16 Indiana Comic Convention Indianapolis, Indiana
March 15 Indie Comics Creator Con New Haven, Connecticut
March 15 and 16 MoCCA Arts Fest New York City, New York
March 21 - 23 Planet Comicon Kansas City, Missouri
March 21 - 23 Fan Expo Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio
March 22 Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival Phoenix, Arizona
March 27 - 30 GalaxyCon Richmond Richmond, Virginia
March 28 - 30 WonderCon Anaheim, California

April 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
April 4 - 6 Awesome Con Washington, DC
April 5 - 6 Supanova Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
April 11 - 13 C2E2 Chicago, Illinois
April 12 The Little Giant Old School Comic Show Concord, New Hampshire
April 12 & 13 Supanova Gold Coast Broadbeach, Australia
April 18 - 20 AnimeCon London, Sakura-Con Seattle, Washington
April 18 - 20 Middle East Film & Comic Con Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 18 - 20 Star Wars Celebration Tokyo, Japan
April 26 and 27 Manchester Anime & Gaming Con Manchester, England
April 26 and 27 Super Jersey Comic Expo Jackson, New Jersey

May 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
May 2 - 4 Nightmare Weekend Chicago Rosemont, Illinois
May 3 and 4 Portsmouth Comic Con Portsmouth, England
May 8 - 11 PAX East Boston, Massachusetts
May 16 - 18 Fan Expo Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 17 and 18 Comic Con Revolution Ontario Ontario, California
May 23 - 25 GalaxyCon Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 23 - 25 Anime Boston Boston, Massachusetts
May 30 - June 1 Fan Expo Dallas Dallas, Texas

June 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
June 13 - 15 Animate! Columbus Columbus, Ohio
June 26 - July 2 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
July 18 - 20 ATL Comic Convention Atlanta, Georgia
July 24 - 27 GalaxyCon Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina

August 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
August 8 - 10 Animate! Orlando Orlando, Florida
August 8 - 10 Fan Expo Boston Boston, Massachusetts
August 15 - 17 GalaxyCon San Jose San Jose, California
August 29 - 31 Nightmare Weekend Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio

September 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
September 12 - 14 Animate! Des Moines / Nightmare Weekend Des Moines, Iowa

October 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
October 3 - 5 Animate! Philadelphia Oaks, Pennsylvania
October 17 - 19 Nightmare Weekend Richmond Richmond, Virginia

November 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
November 14 - 16 Nightmare Weekend Savannah Savannah, Georgia

December 2025 comic conventions

Dates Convention City
December 5 - 7 GalaxyCon Columbus Columbus, Ohio

Comic Conventions and how to enjoy them more

Popverse aims to be a comprehensive guide to the best of pop culture - and a big part of that is conventions. To that end, we have a series of articles exploring different facets of these events and how you can plan for, enjoy, and take part in them. Read on!

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