California Geekdom:

Conventions, Faires and Events

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Horror, Comic, Costuming, Cosplay, Anime, Maker, Reenactment, Gaming, Science

CALIFORNIA IS ON LOCKDOWN

 

Well, we're really in the middle of it now. Remember to check on any event now already listed as cancelled or moved as I may not be keeping up with all the closures. We'll get back to normal eventually.

 

BEquinox 2020 (Mar 18 - 22, 2020) - Los Angeles Burning Man, Camping Event - CANCELLED

 

Clockwork Alchemy (Mar 20 - 22, 2020) - CANCELLED. BACK IN 2021

 

Conquest SAC (Mar 20 -22, 2020) - CANCELLED

 

Consonance (Mar 20 - 22, 2020) - Filk Convention - POSTPOSED, Date TBA

 

Arcade Expo 6.0 (Mar 20 - 22, 2020) - POSTPOSED, Date TBA

 

California Creative Writers Conference 2020 (Mar 20 - 22, 2020) - CANCELLED TIL 2021

 

Insomniac Beyond Wonderland Southern California (Mar 20 - 21, 2020) - POSTPOSED TO JUNE 19 - 20

 

Victorian Dance (Steampunk Ball) (Mar 20, 2020; 7 - 10 pm) - CANCELLED

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Mar 21 - 22, 2020) - POSTPONED TO AUG 1 -2, 2020

 

Ani-Me Con (Mar 21 - 22, 2020) - POSTPONED TO MAY 2 - 3, 2020

 

High Desert Pirate Renaissance Faire (Mar 21 - 22, 2020, 10 am - 6 pm) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

3rd Annual Edge of Spring Fantasy Fair (Mar 21 - 22, 2020) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

All-Girl's Car Show & Vintage Fashion Exchange (Mar 21, 2020; 10 am - 2 pm) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

St. Patrick's Day Cosplay Gathering (Mar 21, 2020; 1 - 3 pm)

Weller Court Shopping Center, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, California 90012

 

6th Annual Hangar Dance and WWII Warbird Party (Mar 21, 2020; 7 pm - midnight) - CANCELLED

 

Sac Comic-Con (Mar 22, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm) - POSTPONED TO JUN 7

 

San Fernando Valley Comic Convention (Mar 22, 2020; 10 am - 4 pm)  - CHANGED TO MAY 3

 

Elk Grove Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Mar 22, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm) - POSTPONED TO JUL 5

 

Lanterman Ragtime Tea Dance - 2020 (Mar 22 , 2020; noon - 5 pm) - CANCELLED

 

5th Annual SoCal Retro Gaming Expo (Mar 27 - 29, 2020) - POSTPONED TO TBA

  

The Civil War Remembered (Mar 28 - 29, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm) - CANCELLED

 

NorCal Cosplay Ball: Spring Sensation (Mar 29, 2020; 6 pm - 1 am)

Silicon Valley Dance Club, 3595 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95050

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

 

Claremont Packing House Comic Book and Collectibles Show (Mar 29, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm) - CANCELLED

 

Fairfield Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Mar 29, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm) - POSTPONED TO AUG 2

 

Redlands Cosplay Photo Shoot Before Wondercon (Apr 7, 2020; 11 am - 6 pm) - CANCELLED

 

Golden State Fur Con 2020 (Apr 03 - 05, 2020) - POSTPONED TO AUG 28

 

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (Sat and Sun, Apr 4 - May 17; 2020) - CANCELLED, RETURNING 2021

 

Creation Entertainment presents Strangercon (Apr 4 - 5, 2020) - POSTPONED TO AUG 1 - 2, 2020

 

Rady Children's Tabletop Day Spring 2020 (Apr 4, 2020; noon - midnight) - CANCELLED

 

AniMarketplace at Little Tokyo (Apr 4, 2020; 5 - 10 pm) - CANCELLED

 

The Happiest Crawl On Earth (Apr 4, 2020; 7:30 pm) - POSTPONED TO TBA

 

A Grand Victorian Ball (Apr 4, 2020; 8 pm - midnight) - CANCELLED

 

Fremont-San Jose Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Apr 5, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Fremont Elks Lodge #2121, 38991 Farewell Dr. Fremont, Ca 94536

Tickets: $6 at the door

 

Wondercon (Apr 10 - 12, 2020) - Comic Book and Popular Culture Con - POSTPONED, date TBA

 

Babscon (Apr 10 - 12, 2020) - CANCELLED.  Back in 2020

 

MONDO GameCon (Apr 10 - 12, 2020)- CANCELLED

 

1920s Speakeasy Gala & Fundraiser (Apr 11, 2020; 6 - 9 pm) - CANCELLED

 

Fantasy Book Fest (Apr 17 - 19, 2020) - POSTPONED TO Cot 16 - 18

 

Miku Expo 2020 (Apr 17, 2020; 5 - 10 pm) - POSTPONED TO OCT 4

 

Party like 1922 San Diego - Cabaret Noir (Apr 17, 2020; 7 pm - midnight)

The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

Tickets: $32.28 to 2/5/20, then TBA

 

Dapper Day (Apr 18 - 19, 2020)

Special Disney Hotel Rates Available

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

 

Anime Pasadena (Apr 18 - 19, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm) - POSTPONED TO NOV 28 - 29

 

Fresno Comic Expo (Apr 18, 2020; 10 am) - POSTPONED TO APR 17 - 18, 2021


ASAHi Con (Apr 18, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm) - CANCELLED, Back in 2021


Oro-Con 2020 (Apr 18, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm) - Comics and Pop Culture

Feather Falls Casino and Lodge, 3 Alverda Dr., Oroville CA 95966

Free

 

AnaCon: Comics and Sci-Fi at the Library (Apr 18, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

Baroque Pirate Masquerade Ball (10th Annual) (Apr 18, 2020; hours: TBA)

UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095

 

The Sandition Ball (Apr 18, 2020; 8 - 11:30 pm) - Jane Austin Ball

Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington, CA

Tickets: $25 at the door

 

Anime: Roseville (Apr 19, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678

Tickets: $8

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Neotropolis (Apr 23 - 26, 2020) - POSTPONED TO Jun 11 -14,2020

 

GMT Weekend at the Warehouse (Apr 23 - 26, 2020) - CANCELLED

 

Oceananime (Apr 23 - 26, 2020) - CANCELLED

 

Yallwest (Apr 24 - 25, 2020) - CANCELLED TIL 2020

 

West Coast Culinary Symposium (Apr 24 - 26, 2020) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Camp Wrightwood, 1401 Linnet Rd, Wrightwood, California 92397

Facebook

 

SoCon Board Game Convention (Apr 24 - 26, 2020)

Encore Event Center, 8253 Ronson Rd., San Diego, CA 92111

Tickets: $60 til Mar 31

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

8D6 con (Apr 24 - 26, 2020) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

San Diego Book Crawl (Apr 25 - 27, 2020)

Book Stores throughout San Diego County

 

Spring Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 25 - 26, May 2 - 3, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19/day

Facebook Group

 

Victorian Fair of the Far West (Apr 25 - 26, 2020; 1 - 5 pm) -CANCELLED

 

AniFest 2020 Anime Festival (Apr 25, 2020; 10 am - 7 pm)

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance CA 90503

Tickets: $10 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Cosplay Gala LA 2020: Shojo & Shonen Ball (Apr 25, 2020; 6 - 10 pm)

Soho Dance LA, 14261 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks CA

Tickets: $15 ($12 for students)

 

Tikiland Day (Apr 26, 2020; 9 am - 8 pm)

Disneyland Resort, 1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

2020 Spring Steam Day (Apr 26, 2020; noon - 7:30 pm)

Disneyland Resort, 1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

Nichelle Nichols Farewell Show (AtomiCon) (May 1 - 3 , 2020) - POSTPONED TO JUL 2 - 5

 

Star Wars Day: Light Vs Dark (May 1, 2020; 7:30 - 11 pm)

Disneyland Resort, 1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

Tickets: Disneyland Entry

 

Ani-Me Con (May 2 - 3, 2020)

Big Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Guests: Sparkle Stache, Ian James Corlett, Vinnie Lamborn, Jackie Lastra, others.

Tickets: $19

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Pin & Patch Con (May 2 - 3, 2020)

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: $5, $25 VIP membership

 

An Irish Victorian Ball - 1897 (May 2, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Tickets: $25 to Apr 25, $30 at the door

 

Rowdycon (May 2, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm) - POSTPONED Til TBA

 

Visalia Toy-Anime-Comic Con (May 2, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Visalia Veterans Memorial District, 609 W Center Ave., Visalia CA

Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

 

Bats Day in the Fun Park (May 3, 2020; 8 am - midnight) - Goths Invade Disneyland

Disneyland Resort, 1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

Sunday Tickets: Disneyland Entry

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Ventura Toy and Comic Expo 2020 (May 3, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Tickets: $10

 

 San Fernando Valley Comic Convention (Mar 22, 2020; 10 am - 4 pm) 

Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia CA 91355

Guests: Jzun Lankford, Michael S. Rodriguez, Patrick Owsley, others.

Admission: $6

 

Hollywood Movie Magic Ball (16th Annual) (May 5, 2020; hours TBA)

UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095

 

The Auriferra Republic (May 8 - 9 , 2020)  POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

Monsterpalooza (May 8 - 10, 2020) - Horror Convention

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Hotels

Guests: Matthew Lillard, Anthony Michael Hall, Danny Lloyd, Ilan Michael Smith, others.

Tickets: $75

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Grape City Con (May 9 , 2020; 10 am - 4 pm)

Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi, CA 95240

Guests: Eric Roberts, John Heebink, Drew Johnson

 

Comic Con Revolution (May 16 - 17, 2020)

Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764

Hotels

Guests: Kevin Conroy, John Glover, Carla Perez, John Romita Jr., many others

Tickets: $45 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Fresno Pirate Festival (May 16 - 17, 2020)

Kearney Park, 6725 W Kearney Blvd., Fresno, California 93706

Tickets: $15

 

Mrs. Maisel's Marvelous Spring Picnic (May 16, 2020; 11 am - 2 pm) - POSTPONED TO DATE TBA

 

Mucha Mucha: an Art Nouveau picnic (May 16, 2020; 11 am - 4:30 pm)

Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Rd, San Jose, CA 95127

 

Avalon Ball (May 16, 2020; 6 - 10 pm) - 20s and 30s dance

Avalon Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704

Tickets: $55 to ?

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Model Kit, Hobby & Toy Expo (May 17, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm)

Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave, # 49, Huntington Beach, California 92647

Facebook Group

 

KublaCon (May 21 - 25, 2020) - Gaming

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010

Hotels

Membership: $60 to 2/14, then $80

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter

 

Potrero War (May 21 - 25, 2020) - Society for Creative Anachronism War

Protrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Drive, Potrero, CA 91963

Period garb required of all attendees but Day Trippers. Day Trippers must be off site by 7 pm

Registration: TBA

Email - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

BayCon (May 22 - 25, 2020) - SF&F

Theme: The Future is Now

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402

Rooms: $139 and up

Guests of Honor: Cory Doctorow, Galen Dara, Jean Batt

Membership: $90 to 4/20 then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Fanime Con (May 22 - 25, 2020) - Anime

San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Hotels

Guests of Honor: Erika Harlacher, more TBA.

Membership: $75 to 1/31, $85 to 3/31, $95 to 5/21, TBA at the door.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter - Instagram

 

Gamex (May 22 - 25, 2020) - Gaming

Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Rooms: $152

Memberships: $55 in advance, $65 at the door

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Koroneburg Old World Festival 2020 (May 23 - Jun 21 (weekends only), ,2020) - Renaissance Faire

14600 Baron Rd, Corona, CA 92880

Tickets: $13.50 to Mar 22, $14.50 to Mar 31, $35 at the gate.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Feather Falls Renaissance Faire (May 23 - 24, 2020)

Feather Falls Casino and Lodge, 3 Alverda Dr., Oroville CA 95966

Free

 

Pokemon Regional Championship (May 23 - 24, 2020)

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA

 

70th Annual Western Days Festival (May 23, 2020; 11 am - 5 pm) - POSTPONED TO JUL 4

Valley Center Elementary, 28751 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, California 92082

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

L.A. Comic Art Con (May 25, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

L.A. Comic Art Show, 2410 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, California 90278

 

Sonora Toy-Anime-Comic Con (May 25, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora CA

Tickets: $6 at the door

 

2020 SFWA Nebula Conference (May 28 - 31, 2020)

Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, California 91367

Tickets: $325

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Bak-Anime (May 30 - 31, 2020) - Anime Convention

Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S P St, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Guests of Honor: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

East LA Comicbook, Art & Pop-Culture Expo (May 30, 2020; 11 am - 7 pm)

El Gallo Plaza, 4545 Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Free

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Jane Austen Ball at UCLA (23rd Annual) - zombies welcome (May 30, 2020; hours TBA)

UCLA, room TBA

 

Blackchurch: A Dark Art Market (May 31, 2020; Noon - 6 pm)

Cat Club SF, 1190 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103

 

70th Annual Western Days Festival (Jul 3 - 4, 2020; 11 am - 5 pm)

Valley Center Elementary, 28751 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, California 92082

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

San Diego County Fair: Heroes Unite (Jun 5 - Jul 5, 2020)

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: $20

 

Whedoncon (Jun 5 - 7, 2020) - Charity convention devoted to the work of Joss Whedon

Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $79 to Jan 31, $89 to May 2, $95 to Jun 4, $99 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Earp Division Expo (Jun 5 - 7, 2020) - Con devoted to Wynonna Earp

JW Marriott, 1775 South Clementine St., Anaheim CA 92802

Hotels

Tickets: $185 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube - Email

 

CSQ Belly Dance Festival (Jun 5 - 7, 2020)

Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

 

Steampunk Ball (Jun 5, 2020; 7 - 10 pm)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley, CA

  

Ronin Expo (Jun 6, 2020; 11 am - 9 pm)

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Guests of Honor: TBA

Tickets: $10 to Apr 1, $15 to Jun 6, then $20 at door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Daily Planet Swing Ball - 1949 (Jun 6, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Tickets: $25 to May 30, $30 at the door

 

Sac Comic-Con (Jun 7, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Cal Expo, Buildings C & D, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento CA 95815

Guests: Ron Lim, Brandon McKinney

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Google+

 

G. I. Joe Show and Robo Toy Fest (Jun 7, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm, 9 am early entry)

Robo Toy Fest, Brick Boutique, Pasadena GI Joe Show, and Protoculture Con

Neotropolis (Jun 11 - 14, 2020) - Cyberpunk and Science Fiction Desert Festival

Edwards, CA (members will camp in desert)

Memberships: $180

Ages 18+

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram

 

2020 Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo (Jun 13 - 14, 2020)

Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, 11050 Cedar St, Stanton, California 90680

Tickets: Free

Facebook Group

 

The Wedding of Titania & Oberon: A Medieval Fairy Feast (Jun 13, 2020, 5 - 9 pm)

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, California 94510

 

A Great Gatsby Wizarding Event (Jun 13, 2020, 6 - 10 pm)

The Fantastical Society, Madison Manor, La Canada Flintridge, California 91011

 

Polycon 38 (Jun 19 - 21, 2020) - Gaming

California Polytechnic State University Student Union, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Facebook

 

Insomniac Beyond Wonderland Southern California (Jun 19 - 20, 2020)

Music, Dance, Performance, Art

The National Orange Show NOS Event Center, 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino, California 92408

Tickets: $129 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

Ages 18+

 

Sinister Creature Con Spring (Jun 20 - 21, 2020; 11 am - 6 pm, VIP admission 10 am) - Horror Con

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819

Guests: Dan Acosta, Cory Swenson, Built from Sketch, Lamira Herrera, many others

Tickets: $30, more for special memberships

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Youtube - Instagram

 

Modesto's Graffiti Con-Comic & Car Show (Jun 20, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St, Modesto, California 95354

Guests: Carl Gottlieb, Sandy Helberg, C Andrew Nelson, Alan Fernandes, others.

Tickets: $5 Proceeds go to Modesto Area Music Association.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Militaria, GI Joe & Toy Show (Jun 20, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Nut Tree Airport, 300 County Airport Rd., Vacaville CA

 

Porterville Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Jun 20, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Porterville Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1900 W Olive Ave, Porterville, California 93257

Tickets: $6

 

Clarion Writers Workshop (Jun 21 - Aug 1, 2020) - Seminar on fundamentals of SF&F writing - NOT ACCEPTING FURTHER APPLICATIONS

University of California San Diego

Writers in Residence: Goeff Ryman, Larissa Lai, Anjali Sachdeva, Sam J. Miller, others.

Fee: $5150 (includes Tuition, Room and Board)

 

Creation Entertainment presents The Supernatural Official Conventions (Jun 26 - 28, 2020)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Guests: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, others.

Tickets: $339 and up.  More for special events/photos.

 

Escon (Jun 26 - 28, 2020) - Gaming Convention
Escondido Charter High 1868 E. Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027
Tickets: $45

Facebook Group

 

Nichelle Nichols Farewell Show (AtomiCon) (Jul 2 - 5 , 2020)

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505

Guests: Nichelle (duh), Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, many more

Tickets: $75, special events separate, VIP packages to $1500

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

Elk Grove Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Jul 5, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Soccer World Elk Grove, 9756 Kent St., Elk Grove CA

Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

 

OzCon 2020 (Jul 10 - 12, 2020)

Kellogg West, 3801 W Temple Ave, Bldg 76, Pomona, California 91768

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $140

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

The California Mermaid Convention (Jul 10 - 12, 2020)

Sacramento CA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Calico Victorian Ball (Jul 17, 2020; 7 - 10 pm)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley, CA

 

36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival (Jul 18 - 19, 2020)

Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tickets: $20

 

Carnival of Stars Fantasy Festival (Jul 18 - 19, 2020) - Fantasy and world dance convention

Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda CA 94501

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Overwatch League Homestand (Jul 18 - 19, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm) - POSTPONED TO JUL 18

Zellerbach Hall #4800, UCB, Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets: $60

 

Powerhouse Comic Con (Jul 19, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Alameda CA 94566

Guests: Linda Miller, James Pascoe, Chris Marrinan, Peter Secosh, others.

Tickets: $11 in advance, $17 at the door.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 22 - 26, 2020) - Comic and Media Convention

San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: Go to web site (NOW) to register. They will inform you went tickets go on sale.

Contact

 

Magicfest San Jose (Jul 24 - 26, 2020) - Magic the Gathering Event

San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, California 95113

Tickets: $70

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Costume College (Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2020)

Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Rooms: $143

Registration: $195 to 1/12, $135 for Costumers Guild West members; $195 to 6/14, $150 for Costumers Guild West members

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Animanga Expo 2020 (Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2020; 10 am - 6 pm)

Fairplex, Hall 4, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $50

 San Diego Rocket Con (Aug 1 - 2, 2020)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego CA

Tickets: $30, $40 with early admission

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Slaughterfest (Aug 1 - 2, 2020) - Warhammer Gaming Event

Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Creation Entertainment presents Strangercon (Aug 1 - 2, 2020)

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rate: $180/night

Guests: Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, others.

Tickets: TBA

 

The Suffragette's Victory Picnic Dance (Aug 1, 2020; 11 am - 4:30 pm)

Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda CA

Free

 

Clairemont Packing House Comic Book and Collectibles Show (Aug 2, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm )

Fairfield Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Aug 2, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

City of Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., Fairfield CA

Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

 

Great Gatsby Gala 5th Anniversary (Aug 5 - 9, 2020)

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, California 92037

Tickets: TBA

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Friends of Bodie Day (Aug 7 - 8, 2020; 9 am - 6 pm) - Historic Western Re-enactment

Bodie State Historic Park, PO Box 278, Bridgeport, California 93517

 

Power-Con (Aug 8 - 9, 2020) - Masters of the Universe convention

TBA, Anaheim CA

Rate: TBA

Tickets[JH1] : TBA

Guests: TBA

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Creatures Con (Aug 9, 2020; 10 am - 8 pm) - Horror Convention

San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583

Guests: Carel Struycken, Charlotte Stewart, John Stanley, Michael Horse, many others.

Tickets: $15

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference (Aug 14 - 16, 2020)

WC2 - West Coast Writers Conferences, PO Box 2267, Redondo Beach, California 90278

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Stocktoncon (Aug 15 - 16, 2020)

Stockton Arena, 248 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95203

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Ravenclaw Ball (Aug 15, 2020, 6 - 10 pm)

The Fantastical Society, Madison Manor, La Canada Flintridge, California 91011

 

Dragonfest (Aug 22 - 23, 2020) - Martial Arts Con

Burbank Pickwick Gardens Convention Center, 1001 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, California 91506

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Farewell to Poldark: a Cornwall Luncheon (Aug 22, 2020; noon - 4 pm)

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn, 1410 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

 

Star Wars Celebration (Aug 27 - 30, 2020)

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave., Anaheim CA 92802

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $195 in advance, $205 at door; $75/day

Facebook Group

 

Golden State Fur Con 2020 (Aug 28 - 30, 2020)

Los Angeles Airport Hilton, , 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045

Tickets: $60, More for sponsor memberships

Facebook Group

 

Creation Entertainment presents A Salute to Xena (Aug 28 - 30, 2020)

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Rate: $169/night

Guests: Brittany Powell, more TBA.

Tickets: General Admission: $179, more for various VIP admissions

 

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience (Aug 29 - 30, 2020)

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Tickets: $25 - 50

 

Anime: Roseville (Aug 29, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Rady Children's Tabletop Day Summer 2020 (Aug 29, 2020; noon - midnight) - Charity Event

Rady Childrens Hospital, 7960 Birmingham Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

$10

 

Starwars Day: Celebration Edition (Aug 29, 2020; 6:30 pm)

 

SacAnime (Sep 4 - 6, 2020) - Anime convention

Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento CA 95814

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Rooms

Guests of Honor: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Forums - Facebook Group - Twitter

 

CrunchyRoll Expo (Sep 4 - 6, 2020) - Anime Con

San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, California 95113

Tickets: $85, $95 with Friday Early Entry

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Gateway (Sep 4 - 7, 2020) - Gaming

Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Rooms: $152

Memberships: $55 in advance, $60 at the door.

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Power Morphicon 2020 (Sep 4 - 6, 2020)

Hotel: TBA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Long Beach Comic Con (Sep 5 - 6, 2020)

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Scottish Gathering and Games (Sep 2 - 3, 2020) - Includes Living History

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Alameda CA 94566

Tickets: TBA

 

The Mary Poppins Ball - 1910 (Sep 5, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Tickets: $25 to Aug 29, $30 at the door

 

California Republic Comic Con (Sep 12, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Megabit Game Expo (Sep 13, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm, 9 am early bird admission)

Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $10, $15 for early bird admission

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Sep 18 - 20, 2020)

Sonesta Irvine Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

Memberships: TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Group (TBA)

 

Santa Fe Renaissance Faire (Sep 19 - 20, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Admission: $12

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Vista Viking Festival 2020 (Sep 19 - 20, 2020)

Vista Viking Festival, 2006 E Vista Way, Vista, California 92084

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Pirate Crawl (Sep 19, 2020; 7:30 pm) - Pub Crawl

Tower District, Fresno 93728

 

Horatio Hornblower Meets Richard Sharpe Ball (Sep 19, 2020; 8 - 11:30 pm)

San Mateo Masonic Lodge, 100 N Ellsworth Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401

Tickets: $25 at the door

 

Wasteland Weekend (Sep 23 - 27, 2020) - Post Apocalypse Party

Edwards, CA (members will camp in desert)

Memberships: TBA

Email - Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Forum - Tumblr

 

L.A. Comic Con (Sep 25 - 27, 2020) - Comic, Anime, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Guests of Honor: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter - Instagram

 

Twitchcon (Sep 25 - 27, 2020)

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotels: TBA

Tickets: $169

Facebook Group

 

25th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival (Sep 25 - 27, 2020)

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley CA 95949

Tickets: TBA Mar 17th

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

54th Annual Calico Days (Sep 26 - 27, 2020) - Old West Event

Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Rd., Yermo, California 92398

Admission: $10

 

All Hallow's Art Fest (Sep 26, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm)

Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave, Petaluma, California 94952

Admission: $5

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

A Bewitching Fete: Halloween art and Curiosities (Sep 26, 2020; 10 am - 3 pm)

Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton CA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Claremont Packing House Comic Book and Collectibles Show (Sep 27, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm )

Claremont Packing House Comic Book & Collectible Show, 532 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711

Free

Facebook Group

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 1 - 4, 2020)

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Guests: Brian Kesinger, more TBA

Memberships: $60

 

Medieval Festival of Courage (Oct 3 - 4, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Christine Ranch, off Hwy 299, GlenDale Dr., 95525

Admission: $6

Facebook Group

 

Ticket to the Twenties (Oct 3 - 4, 2020; 1 - 5 pm)

Homestead Museum, 15415 Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

42nd Annual Renaissance of Kings Faire (Oct 3 - 4, 2020)

Hanford Civic Park, 400 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230

Facebook Group - Facebook Events (TBA)

Free

 

Ticket to the Twenties (Oct 3 - 4, 2020; 2 - 6 pm)

Homestead Museum, 15415 Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Super Dimension Convention 2020 (Oct 5, 2019; 11 am - 7 pm)

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr. N, Torrance, California 90503

Tickets: $15 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Secret Agents Ball (Oct 3, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Tickets: $25 to Sep 26, $30 at the door

 

Miku Expo 2020 (Oct 4, 2020; 5 - 10 pm)

San Jose Civic, 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, California 95113

Tickets: $50

Facebook

 

San Diego Who Con 5 (Oct 9 - 11, 2020)

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, California 92123

Mini-Wars 2020 & Military History Lecture Series (Oct 10 - 11, 2020)

TSU - Titan Student Union, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831,

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Bloucercon 2020 (Oct 15 - 18, 2020) - Mystery and Detective convention

Sacramento Convention Center Complex, 1400 J St, Sacramento, California 95814

Hotels

Guests of Honor: Scott Turow, Walter Mosley, Anne Perry, Cara Black, others.

Memberships: $200 to 12/31/19, then $225

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Sinister Halloween Con (Oct 17, 2020; 11:30 - 6 pm)

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St, Sacramento, California 95819

Tickets: TBA

 

All Hallow's Crawl (Oct 17, 2020; 7:30 pm) - Pub Crawl

Tower District, Fresno 93728

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

PineCon 2020 (Oct 23 - 25, 2020)

Camp de Benneville Pines, 41750 Jenks Lake Rd W, Angelus Oaks, California 92305

Memberships: TBA

 

Otaku World Expo (Oct 24 - 25, 2020)

Business Expo Center, 1960 S Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

Guests: Vic Mignogna, Nonelike Joshua,

Tickets: $70+

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram

 

SoCal Open (Oct 24 -25) - Gaming

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: TBA

 

Le Bal des Vampires (Nov 7, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Alameda Elks Lodge #1015, 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 6 - 8, 2020)

Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $112

Membership: $60

Facebook Group

 

Magicfest Anaheim (Nov 6 - 8, 2020) - Magic the Gathering Event

Anaheim Convention Center, Exhibit Hal C & D, 800 W Katella Ave., Anaheim CA 92802

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Bay Area Superhero Heart Run (Nov 8, 2020; 9 am - 1 pm)

Quarry Lakes Regional Rec Area, 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont CA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Google+ - Pinterest

 

DesignerCon 2020 (Nov 13 - 15 , 2020)

Anaheim Convention Center, Exhibit Hal C & D, 800 W Katella Ave., Anaheim CA 92802

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Dapper Day (Nov 14 - 15, 2020)

Special Disney Hotel Rates Available

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Kearney Park Renaissance Fair (Nov 14 - 15, 2020)

Kearney Park, 6725 W Kearney Blvd., Fresno, California 93706

Tickets: $15

 

Marching Through History Expo (Nov 14 - 15 , 2020)

George Ingalls Equestrian Center and Norco animal shelter, 3737 Crestview Ave Norco, CA 92860, Norco, California 92860

 

Fandom Invasion (Nov 14, 2020; hours TBA) - Science Fiction Convention

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Guest: TBA

Tickets: Go on Sale Mar 1.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)- Twitter - Instagram

 

Haunted Mansion and Nightmare Before Christmas Day (Nov 15, 2020; 2 pm)

 

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Bakersfield Comic Con (Nov 21 - 22, 2020)

Kern County Fairgrounds, Buildings 3 & 4, 1142 S P St, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Hotels

Guests: Sergio Aragones, Fred Williamson, Drew Johnson, Michael Swan, others.

Admission: $16

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Sac Gamers Expo (Nov 21 - 22, 2020)

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St, Sacramento, California 95819

Tickets: TBA On Sale Oct 1

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

LosCon 47 (Nov 27 - 29, 2020) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Rooms: $129

Guests: Greg Benford, Jeff Sturgeon, Dennis & Kristine Cherryta

Memberships: $35 to 4/15, then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Anime Pasadena (Nov 28 - 29, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101

Tickets: $30

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Victorian 12th Night Ball (Jan 2, 2021; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

Tickets: TBA

 

 

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest (Feb 7, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm, Early Bird Admission 9 am)

Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, California 93065

Tickets: $10, Early Bird Admission $15

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Browncoat Waystation 2020 (Mar 12 - 14, 2021)

Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets: $50 to TBA, $100 at the door, $150 VIP

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter - Instagram)

 

Babscon (Apr 2 - 4, 2021) - My Little Pony Con

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame CA 94010

Guest of Honor: Nicole Oliver, Peter New, Gail Simone,

Memberships: $75 and up

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (Sat and Sun, Apr 3 - May 16; 2021)

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706

Tickets: $22.50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube

 

Costume-Con 39 (Apr 16 - 19, 2021)

Theme: Things That Go Bump In The Night

Doubletree San Jose, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110

Tickets: $90 to 9/30/2020, then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Page (TBA)

  

Fresno Comic Expo (Apr 17 - 18, 2021)

The Big Fresno Fair, 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, California 93702

Guests: Greg Cipes, Jeff Johnson, Ray Anthony Height, Jerry Gaylord, others.

Tickets: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Mar 19, 2020

 

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