Well, this past year was fun and busy with conventions. It seems that there are lots of awesome conventions all over the place and it is hard to choose which ones to attend. There are gaming conventions, horror conventions, toy conventions, comic conventions, paranormal conventions and sometimes they are all in one place.
So, to help you decide which ones to attend here are ones that either I have attended or plan on attending. They are ranked in no particular order.
- ScareFest is one of the largest horror and paranormal convention in the United States. It takes place September 27- 30 in Lexington, Ky. They have horror and paranormal stars, guests, lectures, Undead Weddings, VIP parties, pub crawls, red carpet and more. For more information please visit their website at www.scarefestcon.com.
- GenCon is one of the largest gaming conventions and takes place August 16-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. GenCon spans four days of 24 hour gaming with 350 exhibitors and 36,000 visits and over 11,000 events. For more information please visit their website at www.gencon.com
- Origins is another large gaming convention that takes place in Columbus, Ohio on May 30- June 3. They have an average of 12,000 attendees and over 350 booths. They have a huge library, gaming areas, guest stars, art shows, and awards. They can be found at www.originsgamefair.com
- DragonCon is the largest multimedia popular culture convention focusing on science fiction, gaming, fantasy, comics, literature and film in the universe. This year’s event is in Atlanta during Labor Day weekend. More information can be found at www.dragoncon.org.
- ConCave is a relaxed weekend of socializing for science fiction fans of all ages. They bring together fans and introduce new generations to the family of SF fandom while honoring some of the people who have contributed greatly to this lively sub-culture. Concave is NOT about panel discussions, workshops, and meeting pros, but it is a great way to meet others who share your interest in the fantastic! In addition Concave is a non-profit corporation and donates to Caveland Area causes and charities. For more information please visit their website at www.concaveky.org.
Here are new conventions that are making 2012 their first year!
- Dead Winter Con is a new horror convention that is taking place February 17-18 in London, KY. They are bringing together horror, paranormal and gaming stars, guests, vendors and gamers into a friendly and fun environment. They are offering a Magic tournament, video game tournament, as well as ghost hunting tours, live music and movie screenings. More information can be found at www.deadwintercon.com
- Lexington Comic and Toy Convention is a comic and toy convention taking place in Lexington, KY on March 24th at the Lexington Convention Center. There are going to have gaming, vintage and new toys, magazines, horror, anime, movies, art, comics and music. There are guests, exhibitors, and vendors. More information can be found on their website at lexingtoncomiccon.com/
- Forge is a unique gaming convention being held in Lexington, Ky on May 25-27. There will be games going as well as exhibitors and more. But, what is unique is leveling will be offered here. For more information please visit the website at www.forgecon.ning.com
If you are interested in attending any of these conventions please follow the links to their websites. I plan on either attending or being a guest or exhibitor at all of these.
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