Each week we try to highlight some of the cons happening around the nation.
PulpFest: This con is a tribute to all those great pulp publications from day past. This year they will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. This is definitely a panel driven con and one that I hope to attend in the future. This con is in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania from July 26-29.
BronyCon: Of course, this con focuses on My Little Pony fandom. It takes place from July 27-29 in Baltimore, Maryland. Lena Hall, who played Countess Colratura, and Tabitha St. Germain, who voices Rarity among other roles on Friendship is Magic, will be at the con.
BlerDCon: Blerdcon is a con that celebrates black nerd culture. According to their website, “Blerdcon celebrates our connection with LGBTQ, the disabled, POCs, and the international community! All are welcome to partake in the experience as we are an open community who love all the same nerddom.” Some of the guests include Bryan Jordan Newton who has directed episodes of Rick and Morty and Teen Titans GO!, Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham the comic creators who have worked on Tuskegee Heirs, and artist/designer Douriean Fletcher who’s work has been featured in Black Panther and NCIS New Orleans. This con will be held from July 27-29 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Virginia.
Confluence: This literary con will be held in Pittsburg on July 27-29. What a great weekend to be a reader in Pittsburg. Guest of Honor will be NYT Bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente. This con will have a writers workshop as well.
Diversicon: This con focuses on Speculative Fiction in Minneapolis from July 27-29. Author Charlie Jane Anders and President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association Bryan Thao Worra are the guests.
Raleigh Supercon: This con will be at the Raleigh Convention Center from July 27-29. Celebrity guests include John Barrowman, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Alice Cooper, Joey Fatone, Karen Gillian, Margaret Kerry, and Catherine Tate. For Star Wars fans Dante Basco, Steve Blum, Tom Kenny, James Mathis III, and Sam Witwer will be in attendance.
Robcon: This con will be in Kingsport TN from July 27-29. This con is brought to you by Moutain Empire Comics, a series of comic shops in Tennessee. Guests include actor Tyler Mane, artist Michael Goldon, voice actor George Lowe, and lots of artists will be the guest at this con.
SaikouCon: This con, which runs from July 27-29 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an anime and cosplay convention. Guests include Christina Marie Kelly and Gigi Edgley.
This is just a few of the cons this weekend. New Orleans is having its annual Mechacon, an anime festival, that will do a special write up for later this week!
Have a great con everyone!