Of course, we can’t provide an exhaustive list of all the cons around the county. We highly recommend checking out Previews World convention calendar for a great list of cons not only in the US but around the world.
We try to highlight a few cons we would love to attend if money and time were no object. We look for cons that have guests from our favorite fandoms: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Wire. I know The Wire isn’t generally promoted at cons, but thankfully the Walking Dead has hired many of these actors, so some are starting to do cons. Also, while many of these cons have wonderful entertainment schedules, we are autograph collectors at heart, so we definitely look at the guests that are listed in decided which ones make our wish list!
So, if we could, these are just a few places we would like to be this upcoming weekend!
ToyXpo: The Bay Area Toy Expo is held in Santa Clara Silicon Valley Central Convention Center August 24-26, 2018. This con will have a Chips reunion with Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox. C. Andrew Nelson has been involved with LucasFilm in the visual effects department and has done some voice work for them as well. Julie Dolan, who has voice Princess Leia in Star Wars Rebels, will also be there. Plus the voices of She-Ra and Skeletor, Melendy Britt, and Alan Oppenheimer will be attending.
Wizard World Chicago: We love Wizard World, and it looks like they are putting on a great show in Chicago. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be there for all of us X-Files fans. For fans of Outlander, Diana Gabaldon, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton, and Caitriona Balfe will be there, and Sam Heughan will Skype into the show. From Guardians of the Galaxy, Michael Rooker and Pom Klementieff will be in Chicago. For Buffy fans, Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters will be signing at the con. Gregg Sulkin, who plays Marsters son on Runaways, will also be at the convention. For a lot of fans though, the main attraction will be a Boy Meets World reunion with Will Friedle, Rider Strong, Ben Savage, and Danielle Fishel! The con will be from Aug 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.