We have been focusing on Comic Cons that we are definitely going to. However, we decided to start writing about cons in general with a focus on ones that are a days drive from New Orleans. In other words, the ones we would attend if money were not an issue!
Currently, we cover Wizard World New Orleans, Pensacon and Star Wars Celebration. Here are some cons that we will start covering:
FanExpo Dallas – Dallas, Texas – March 31-April This con will be held at the Dallas Convention Center. This is a well organized con that we have had lots of fun attending in the past. Guests this year include Adam West, Burt Ward, Stan Lee, Tim Curry, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.
Comicpalooza – Houston, Texas – May 14-17
This is a huge con held in the fourth largest city in the United States. There are no guests listed as of right now, but we will check daily to see when people are being added.
MegaCon Orlando- Orlando, Florida – May 25-28We are definitely thinking about attending this convention as part of our anniversary trip. Schedule to appear are Paul Wesley, Stan Lee, and Tim Curry.
Mississippi Comic Con – Jackson, Mississippi – June 24 & 25This con, held at the MS Trade Mart, is a smaller con that is extremely afforadable especially for families. Weekend passes are $30 and children 2-8 pay only $5. Right now guests include Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy) and Deep Roy (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Fanboy Expo – Knoxville Tennessee – June 23-25
FanBoy Expo is growing each year. This year guests include Peter Weller, a CHIPSs reunion, a GI JOE voice actor reunion, Am Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.
Florida Supercon – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – July 27-30While we still have a lot of time before this con, there are a few guests who have committed to appearing at Supercon. These include Michael Cudlitz, John Barrowman, Ric Flair, Jason David Frank, and Joel Hodgson.
Dragoncon – Atlanta, Georgia – Sept 1-4
Dragoncon usually gets great celebrity guests, but also features fantastic writers from science-fiction and fantasy. This con is held annually during labor day weekend.
MegaCon Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay – September 29 – Oct 1While this con is too far away to have any guests booked for 2017, feed back from last years con was that it was a huge success. The 2016 con had a great lineup featuring David Tennant, Matthew Lewis, and Brett Dalton.
Dallas Fan Days – Dallas, Texas – Oct 20-22Again this con is too far away, but this is usually a smaller con with fewer guests. That doesn’t mean they don’t get great guests! This event is held at the Irving Convention Center.
We will be writing updates weekly on these cons. Also, make sure you check our twitter to see more news about cons!