(Almost) every week we try to highlight the cons of the upcoming weekend with special attention to guests from Star Wars and Doctor Who.
Gen Con: This con will be in Indianapolis, IN from Aug 2-5. It is one, if not THE longest-running gaming convention in the world. The authors of The Expanse are the guests of honor. I love a con that also states they will have food trucks and a beer garden, because let’s face it, con food can be an unpleasant experience sometimes.
Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con: This con is Camp Hill near Harrisburg. As its name suggests it’s a con for a collectors to find missing pieces and meet other collectors.
Megaplex: This is a con dedicated to furry arts and entertainment. From the website: “Furry cons—conventions for fans of “furry” characters—have been around since the beginning of the 1990s, and are growing larger and more numerous every year. The “furry fandom” centers on fictional animal characters with anthropomorphic, or humanlike, characteristics. These can be the characters you see in movies, comics, Saturday Morning cartoons and commercials. They can also be mascot characters, puppets, or literary characters.” This con is Orlando at the DoubleTree near Seaworld.
Tampa Bay Comic Con: This con will be held at the Tampa Convention Center from August 3-5 at the Tampa Convention Center. Guests include Val Kilmer, Rory McCann, Cary Elwes, and David Harbour.
ToshoCon: This is a teen anime convention put on by the Salt Lake County Library. There will be a cosplay contest, and tons of panels put on by teens.
Ama-con: This con will be Saturday and Sunday at the Amarillo Civic Center. Guests include Edward James Almos, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ronald Smith. This con is put on by the Amarillo Public library system.
Bell County Comic Con: This will be held at theBellCounty ExpoCenter in Belton Texas. Guests include Danny Trejlo, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Sam Jones.
BrickFair: This is a lego Expo in Chantilly, Virginia at the Dulles Expo Center. Not only do you get to see cool Lego builds, including Star Wars, but there are plenty of activities for you to interact with.
Comic Con Honolulu: Guests include Roy Thomas (who created Captain Marvel), Adrian Pasdar, Michael Biehn, Katie Cassidy, and Felicia Day. From Star Wars, Jason Isaacs and Paul Nakauchi will be appearing.
Minnesota Fan Fusion: This con takes place Aug 3-5 a the Saint Paul Rivercentre. Danielle Panabaker, John Rhys-Davies, and Summer Glau will be there. From Star Wars will be Ray Park (and it you stretch it, Dan Folger). Some of the comics guests include Christopher Priest, Dan Jurgens, and Howard Chaykin