­California Geekdom:

Conventions, Faires and Events

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

 


 

Great Dickens Christmas Fair - (Nov 17, 18, 22, 23, 24; Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; 2018; 10 am - 7 pm)

Victoriana, some Steampunk

Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco

Tickets: $30

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

Jurassic Quest (Dec 14 - 16, 2018)

Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Disney Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Dec 14, 2018; noon - midnight)- Unofficial Event

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

Memberships: $15 and, of course, Disneyland Tickets

 

Salinas Valley Comic Con (Dec 15 - 16, 2018)

Hartnell College, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $20

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Rivenoak's Yule Revel (Dec 15, 2018; 11 am - 9 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

2508 Tom Polk Ave, Chico, CA 95973

 

 

Akiba Day: Christmas Special (Dec 15, 2018; noon - 6 pm) - Cosplay

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

 

Altavia/Angels Yule (Dec 15, 2018; 3 - 11 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary, 5329 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 91411

 

2018 Christmas in the Park Cosplay Gathering (Dec 15, 2018; 3:30 - 10:30 pm)

Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

 

Calling All Guardians V (Dec 15, 2018; Time: 6 - 9 pm) - Cosplay

Mission Inn Festivel of Lights, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California 92501

 

NorCal Cosplay Ball: Winter Frolic (Dec 15, 2018; 6 pm - midnight)

The Rose Ballroom, 1224 South Bascom Ave., San Jose CA 95128

Tickets: $10

 

Ventura County Toy Con #2 (Dec 16, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm)

Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura CA 93001

Tickets: $10

 

A Dickens Village at Winter Fest O.C. (Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019)

So Cal Dickens, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626

 

Secret Weeb 2018 (Dec 21, 2019)- Cosplay potluck and gift exchange

Hillcrest Park, 1200 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, California 92832

 

Idyllwild Viking Yule 2018 (Dec 22, 2018; 4 - 11pm)

Idyllwild Town Hall Recreation Center, 25925 Cedar Street, Idyllwild, California 92549

Tickets: $60 - 80

 

Riverside Cosplay Winter Gathering (Dec 23, 2018; 10 am - 6 pm)

Martha McLean - Anza Narrows, 5759 Jurupa Ave, Riverside, California 92504

 

Jurassic Quest (Dec 28 - 31, 2018)

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

New Years EVE Cosplay Karaoke Party (Dec 31, 2018; 8 pm - 1 am)

Dave & Buster's, 400 S Baldwin Ave, Ste 930U, Arcadia, California 91007

Tickets: $10

 

Twelfth Night Coronation Tournament 2019 (Jan 4 - 6, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841

 

SacAnime (Jan 4 - 6, 2019) - 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: Tony Anselmo, Morgan Berry, Jen Brown, Greg Bryk, more.

Memberships: $36 to Nov 4, $41 to Dec 16, $46 to Dec 31.

Forums - Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Cos-Losseum (Jan 5 - 6, 2019)

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

Guests: Lisa Pinelli, Angi Viper

Tickets: $15. $20 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

SoCal Retro Gaming Expo (Jan 5 - 6, 9 am - 5 pm; 2019) - Video Games

Frank & Son Collectible Show, 19649 E. San Jose Ave, City of Industry, California 91748

Tickets: $35 in advance

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Retro City Festival (Jan 5 - 6, 2019) - Retro Video Gaming

Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768

Tickets: $35 in advance, more at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Minefaire: Official Minecraft Community Event (Jan 5 - 6, 2019)

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

Tickets: $40+/day

 

Coronation/12th Night (Jan 5, 2019; 8 am - 9 pm)

Gardena Elks Lodge 1919, 1735 W 162nd St, Gardena, California 90247

 

Wild West Steam Fest - Winter Social (Jan 5, 2019; 10 am - 1 pm)

Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, California 92704

 

Wastelanders Ball 2019 (Jan 5, 2019; 8 pm - 1:30 am)

Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014

Tickets: $45

 

A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (Jan 5, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Dec 29), $25 at the door.

 

Dead Hookers Ball 2019 (Jan 5, 2019; 9:30 pm - 2 am)

Knobs-n-Knockers, 1023 Front Street, Sacramento, California 94203

Tickets: $7 to ?, then $25

 

Selma Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Jan 6, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Selma Portuguese Hall, 1245 Nebraska Ave, Selma, California 93662

$5 in advance, $6 at the door

 

Jane Austen Tea Social (Jan 6, 2019; 12:30 - 5:30 pm)

Pasadena Scottish Rite, 150 N Madison Ave, Pasadena, California 91101

Tickets: $25

Facebook

 

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 10 - 13, 2019)

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

Hotel: Radisson Ontario Airport, 2200 East Holt Boulevard, Ontario, CA 91761

Guests of Honor: Christopher Wehkamp, Kristen McGuire, Bryan Forrest, Victor Frost, others.

Memberships: $75

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event -Twitter

 

Winter Gamefest (Jan 12 - 13, 2019) - Video Games

UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Free

Facebook Group

 

Angels Melee (Jan 12, 2019; 7 am - 5 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Recreation Park, 620 South Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, California 91016

 

Patterson Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Jan 13, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

F D E S Hall, 501 Ward Ave, Patterson, California 95363

$5 in advance, $6 at the door

 

Further Confusion (Jan 17 - 21, 2019) - Furry Convention

Theme: Goes to the Fair

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

Hotels

Memberships: $60, $70 at con

Contact - Twitter - Live Journal - Flickr

 

Battle for the Ring Episode XI: Journey to Hyrule (Jan 17 - 21, 2019) - Foam weapon combat event

Battle for the Ring, 16700 S Euclid St, Chino, CA 91708

$40 to Dec 1, $50 at door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Winter Weekend (Jan 17 - 21, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

Calico Victorian Ball (Jan 18, 2019; 7 - 10 pm)

Simi Valley Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA

Tickets: $5

 

Anime Impulse (Jan 19 - 20, 2019)

Pomona Fairplex, 2118 N. White Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

Guests: @eeelyeee, @__hikarin, @kellyeden, @missginadarling, others.

Tickets: $15 presale, then $22

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Fresno Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Jan 20, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Ramada Inn Fresno North, 324 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California 93710

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

 

Escon (Jan 25 - 27, 2019) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: $40

Facebook Group

 

Edwardian Ball and Worlds Faire (Jan 25 - 26, 2019)

The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

Tickets: $135 - 260

Facebook Group

 

Principality of Cynagua Winter Investiture (Jan 26, 2019; 9 am - 9 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

228 Palm Ave, Woodland, CA 95695

 

LumaCon (Jan 26, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm) - Youth Comic Convention

An event for Sonoma County Students and their families.

Petaluma Community Center & Lucchesi Park, 320 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA

Free

 

Jane Austen Evening 2019 (Jan 26, 2019; 4 - 11 pm)

200 S Euclid Ave, Pasadena, California 91101

Tickets: go on sale Nov 2018

Facebook Event - Facebook Event

 

The Mad Hatter's Ball: Down the Rabbit Hole (Jan 26, 2019; 7 pm)

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

California Comic Convention in Orange County (Jan 27, 2019; 9:30 am - 5 pm)

Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Guests: Ron Wilson, Mike Vosburg

Tickets: $20

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Pasadena Comic and Toy Show (Jan 27, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm, 9 am early bird entry)

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

Guests: Alan Oppenheimer, others.

Tickets: $10, $15 early bird

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Gamercon (Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2019) - Gaming Convention

GamerConSD, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: $45

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Hollywood Show (Feb 1 - 3, 2019)

Westin Hotel LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California 90045

Tickets: $55

Facebook Group

 

Genesis 6 (Feb 1 - 3, 2019) - Video Gaming

Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Hotel: Oakland City Center Marriott, 1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607

Rate: $150

Memberships: $60

Contact - Facebook Group

 

Jurassic Quest (Feb 1 - 3, 2019)

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Bak-Anime (Feb 2 - 3, 2019) - Anime Convention

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

Guests of Honor: Vic Mignogna

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group

 

Hanford-Visalia Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Feb 2, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Kings Fair Pledge Foundation, 801 S 10th Ave, Hanford, California 93230

$5 in advance, $6 at the door

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 2 , 2019; 7 - 10:15 pm)

The Balboa Park Club, 2144 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

 

Murder in the Ballroom: A Swinging 1930's Dance Party (Feb 2, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Jan 26), $25 at the door.

 

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair (Feb 8 - 10, 2019)

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607

Tickets: TBA

 

Edwardian Ball and Worlds Faire (Feb 9, 2019)

Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014

Tickets: $125

Facebook Group - Facebook Events

 

Long Beach Carnevale 2019 (Feb 9, 2019; 2:30 - 6 pm)

Aquarium Square, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach CA 90802

 

Cosplay Gathering/Photoshoot/Metal Giveaway (Feb 10 - 11, 2019)

Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, California 92501

 

Villains Day 5: Stalk Around the Park (Feb 10, 2019; 10 am - 11 pm)

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

Tickets: Disneyland Entry

 

Cal Animage Beta Animefest 2019 (Feb 10, 2019; 11 am - 8 pm)

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Free

 

East Bay Comic Con (Feb 11, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm)

Crown Plaza, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA 94520

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $10 (only sold at the door)

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Turlock Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Feb 10, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Stanislaus County Fair, 900 N Broadway, Turlock, California 95380

$5 in advance, $8 at the door

 

Meet Your Sweetie: Maid Cafe (Feb 12, 2019; 5 - 10 pm)

Meet & Sweets, 1525 Mesa Verde Dr. E. Ste 114, Costa Mesa, California 92626

 

DunDraCon (Feb 15 - 18, 2019) - Gaming Convention

San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583 (Room block gone)

Rooms: $111

Memberships: TBA on 9/3/18

Facebook Group - Twitter - Tumblr

 

Gallifrey One: 30 Years in the Tardis (Feb 15 - 17, 2019) - Doctor Who convention - SOLD OUT

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

Registration: Sold Out

Facebook Group - Facebook Events - Twitter - YouTube

 

Orccon (Feb 15 - 18, 2019) - Gaming

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

Rooms: TBA

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

Facebook Group -Twitter

 

Steampunk Ball (Feb 15, 2019; 7 - 10 pm)

Simi Valley Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA

Tickets: $5

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Feb 16 - 18, 2019)

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Memberships: $300 to TBA, then $450

Contact Page

 

Long Beach Comic Expo (Feb 16 - 17, 2019)

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Guests: Joe Kerry, Martin Klebba, Robert Broski, Don McGregor, others.

Tickets: $55 in advance, $60 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

The Revolution (Feb, 16 - 17, 2018) - Historical Re-enactment

Huntington Beach Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Black Comix Day: Heroes Rise II (Feb 16, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, California 92114

Guests: TBA

Free

 

Fiesta Carnevale 2019 (Feb 16, 2019; 7 pm - midnight)

Location: TBA Long Beach CA

 

Woodland Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Feb 17, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Fraternal Order of Eagles #2345, 37650 State Highway 16, Woodland, California 95695

$5 in advance, $7 at the door

 

ConDor 26: Thru the Looking Glass (Feb 22 - 24, 2019) - SF&F Convention

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

Rate: $120/night

Guests: Chad Hatter, Doc Phineas, River Song

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group

 

Genre-LA Speculative Fiction Creative Writing Conference (Feb 22 - 24, 2019)

Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys CA 91401

Hotel: The Mikado Hotel, 12600 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, California, 91607

Faculty: Elaine Ash, A. G. Billig, Craig Faustus Buck, Kimberly Blagrove, more

Membership: $349 in Jan, $449 to 2/22/17, $449 at door.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Weekend Blender Indoor Mall Show (Feb 23 - 24, 2019)

Sierra Vista Mall, 1050 Shaw Ave., Clovis CA 93612

Guests: TBA

Free

 

Riverside Dickens Festival (Feb 23 - 24, 2019)

Main Street between University Avenue and 11th Street, Riverside CA 92501

Tickets: Festival Free, but there are numerous events with individual costs.

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

HauntX (Feb 23- 24, 2019) - DYI Haunter Con

Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Hotels: TBA

Tickets: $35, $45 early entry

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Riverside Dickens Festival (Feb 23- 24, 2019)

Main Street between University Avenue and 11th Street, Riverside CA 92501

Tickets: Festival Free, but there are numerous events with individual costs.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Sacramento Steampunk Society Presents Out 7th Annual Bazaar & Emporium (Feb 23, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm)

Great Escape Games and Comics, 1250 Howe Ave, Ste 3A, Sacramento, California 95825

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 2 - 10, 2019)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball: 1872 (Mar 2, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Feb 23), $25 at the door.

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Mar 7 - 10, 2019)

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

Guests: Sergio Aragones, Bill Schelly, John Semper, James Robinson, others.

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

FogCon (Mar 8 - 10, 2019) - Literary SF&F Convention

Theme: Friendship

Walnut Creed Marriott, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Rooms: $109

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $60 to Nov 30, $70 to Jan 6, $80 to Mar 1, $90 at door

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - Live Journal - Dreamwidth

 

Sonora Celtic Faire (Mar 8 - 10, 2019)

Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA 95370

Tickets: TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Mar 9, 2019, 10 am - 7 pm; Mar 10, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

$20, more for special passes

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

History Day L.A. at APU 2019 (Mar 9, 2019; 8 am - 3 pm)

Azusa Pacific University West Campus, 701 Foothill Blvd., Azusa, California 91702

Free

 

San Diego Oddities & Curiosities Expo (Mar 9, 2019, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

5th Cosmania Riverside Cosplay Gathering (Mar 10, 2019, 11 am - 7 pm)

Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, California 92501

 

Arcade Expo 5.0 (Mar 15 - 17, 2019)

Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway, Banning, CA 92220

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group

 

Ani-Me Con (Mar 16 - 17, 2019)

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

Guests: Brianna Kinderbock, Erik Scott Kimerer, Arlena Fae, Bat Party 4 Kids, others.

Tickets: $20

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

High Desert Pirate Renaissance Faire (Mar 16 - 17, 2019 10 am - 6 pm)

Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Rd, Hesperia, CA 92345

Cost: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Juggers of the Wasteland Winter Games V (Mar 16 - 17, 2019)

Schmidt Park, 13576 Mustang St, Victorville, CA 92394

Tickets: $25

 

STARWARS DAY: Light vs Dark (Mar 17, 2019; 3 - 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: Disneyland passes

 

Gamers Development Conference (Mar 18 - 22, 2019)

Moscone Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets: All Access $1949, Expo $149, other options available.

 

Clockwork Alchemy (Mar 22 - 24, 2019) - Steampunk Convention

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

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Consonance (Mar 22 - 24, 2019) - Filk Convention

Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley, 777 Bellew Dr., Milpitas CA 95035

Rate: TBA

Guests: Tomboat, Vanessa Cardui, Char MacKay

Facebook

 

Insomniac Beyond Wonderland (Mar 22 - 23, 2019)

Music, Dance, Performance, Art

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

Ages 18+

 

Conquest SAC (Mar 22 - 24, 2019) - Gaming Convention

McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., Sacramento, CA 95652

Hotel: TBA

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Lompoc Renaissance Faire (Mar 23 - 24, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm)

River Park, CA-246 & Sweeney Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436

Tickets: TBA

 

CarrierCon 2019 (Mar 23, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Avenue, Alameda, California 94501

Tickets: $25, $35 for VIP pass

 

Wondercon (Mar 29 - 31, 2019) - Comic Book and Popular Culture Con

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

Hotels: TBA

Special Guests: TBA

Memberships: Must get membership ID then purchase when come available

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

NorCal Wastelanders 3rd Annual Camp Out (Mar 29 - 31, 2019)

Sabotage Garage, Brentwood CA

 

TitanCon 2019 (Mar 31, 2018; 11 am - 10 pm) - Anime/Cosplay/Games

TSU - Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834

Free

Facebook Group

 

Universe Multicultural Film Festival (Apr 5 - 7, 2019) - includes SF and anime divisions and cosplay

Various locations in Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates CA

Hotels: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Colonial Ball (Apr 5, 2019; 7:30 - 10 pm)

Simi Valley Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA

Tickets: $5

 

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (Sat and Sun, Apr 6 - May 19; 2019)

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

Tickets: $29.95

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube

 

Wild West Steam Fest (Apr 6 - 7, 2019; 11 am - 7 pm)

Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Tickets: $25/day, $40 for weekend

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Instagram

 

Gotham by Gaslight Dance: 1895 (Apr 6, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Mar 30), $25 at the door.

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 11 - 14, 2019) - Gaming Convention

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2100 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Gaslight Gathering (Apr 12 - 14, 2019)

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

Rate: $110

Guests: Abney Park, Doc Phineas, Dino Staats, Dude Vader, others.

Tickets: $100

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Monsterpalooza (Apr 12 - 14, 2019) - Horror Convention

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

Hotel: The Westin, 191 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena CA 91101

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $75

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Dapper Day (Apr 13 - 14, 2019)

Special Disney Hotel Rates Available

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Dapper Day Expo (Apr 13 - 14)

Disneyland Hotel, 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

Tickets: TBA

 

Dapper Day at the Fun Park (Apr 14)

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

Medieval California Festival (Apr 13 - 14, 2019)

Kern County Museum Grounds, 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301

Tickets: $14

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Isekai Ball (Apr 13, 2019; 7 - 10 pm)

Soho Dance La Sherman Oaks, 14261 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 91423

Tickets: $10

 

Babscon (Apr 19 - 22, 2018) - My Little Pony Con

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

Guest of Honor: John De Lancie, Kelly Sheridan, Trevor Devall, Amy Keating Rogers

Memberships: $70 and up

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

Anime Pasadena (Apr 20, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101

Tickets: $15 - $20

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

OroCon Year 4 (Apr 27, 2019; Hours: TBA) - Comic convention

Feather Falls Casino, 3 Alverda Dr, Oroville, California 95966

Guests: TBA

Free

 

Battle for Tatooine (May 3 - 5, 2019) - Cosplay Camping Event

13144 Munsey Road, Cantil, Calif. 93519

Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the door

 

Party like Gatsby San Diego - Spectacle Extraordinaire (May 3, 2019; 7 - 11:45 pm)

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

Tickets: $33 early bird, then $37.

Facebook Group

 

Party like Gatsby Los Angeles - Spectacle Extraordinaire (May 4, 2019; 9 pm - 3 am)

The Belasco, 1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015

Tickets: $33 early bird, then $37.

Facebook Group

 

The Cloud City Ball (May 4, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Apr 27), $25 at the door.

 

Bats Day in the Fun Park (May 5, 2018) - Goths Invade

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

Sunday Tickets: Disneyland Entry

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

2019 SFWA Nebula Conference (May 16 - 19, 2019)

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

Tickets: 184.87 - 274. 18

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Bay Area Maker Faire (May 17 - 19, 2019)

San Mateo Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo CA 94403

Tickets: TBA

 

Comic Con Revolution (May 18 - 19, 2019)

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

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Ontario Airport, 222 N Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Guests: Pernille Orum, Sweeney Boo, Sandy King Carpenter, Amanda Conner, etc.

Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Pirate Days (May 18 - 19, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm)

Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Facebook Group

 

5th Annual Civil War Reenactment (May 18 - 19, 2019)

Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S A St, Perris, California 92570

 

Oddities Flea Market (May 18 - 19, 2019; noon - 6 pm; 10 am VIP early admission)

Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California, 90014

Tickets: $20, $40 VIP early admission

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Avalon Ball (May 18, 2019; 6 - 10 pm) - 20s and 30s dance

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

Tickets: $70 ($60 for ADSLA member)

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

KublaCon (May 23 - 27, 2019) - Gaming

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

Hotels

Membership: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

BayCon (May 23 - 27, 2019) - SF&F

Theme: Insert Coin to Continue.

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

Rooms: $139 and up

Guests of Honor: David Brin, Gary Villarreal, Wanda Kurtcu, J. C. Arkham

Membership: $70 til TBA, more for special memberships

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Gamex (May 24 - 28, 2019) - Gaming

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

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Fanime Con (May 24 - 27, 2019) - Anime

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

Hotels

Guest of Honor: TBA

Membership: $65 to ?

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram

 

Anime Conji (May 31 - Jun 2, 2019)

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

Rate: $139

Guests: TBA

Membership: TBA

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

The Rainbow Ball (Jun 1, 2019; 8 pm - midnight) - Dances of late 18th, early 19th century

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by May 25), $25 at the door.

 

Whedoncon (Jun 7 - 9, 2019) - Charity convention devoted to the work of Joss Whedon

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

Guests: Dagney Kerr, James Marsters, Gigi Edgley, Camden Toy

Memberships: $70

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

2019 Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo (Jun 8 - 9, 2019)

The Art Institute of California - Orange County, 3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

Tickets: Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

G. I. Joe Show and Toy Fest (Jun 9, 2019; 9 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: Arthur Burghardt, Gregg Berger, more TBA

$10 ($15 for 9 am early admission; Free after 4 pm)

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Beach Con 2019 (Jun 9, 2019; noon - 8 pm)

Tower 10, Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach, California 92646

 

Modesto's Graffiti Con-Comic & Car Show (Jun 23, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

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

 

Leviosa 2019 (Jun 27 - 30, 2019)

Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets: $175, $300 VIP

Contact - Facebook Group

 

Anime Expo (Jul 3 - 7, 2019)

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

Hotels

Guests: A22/7, ACDC Rag, Adams Gibbs, Adi Shankar, others.

Membership: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Google+ - Tumblr - Youtube - RSS - Instagram - Flickr

 

Founders Day Colonial Ball (Jul 5, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

E3 (Jun 11 - 13, 2019) - Electronics Expo

Location: TBA, Los Angeles CA

Hotels: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Calico Victorian Ball (Jul 19, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

Polycon 37 (Jun 21 - 23, 2019) - Gaming

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

 

North American Discworld Convention 2019 (Jul 12 - 15, 2019)

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

Rooms: $149

Guests: Bernard Pearson, Reb Voyce, Ian Mitchell, Colin Smythe, others

Memberships: $100 til TBA

Facebook Group

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 17 - 21, 2019) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Contact

 

Central Coast Renaissance Festival (Jul 20 - 21, 2019)

Leguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna R., San Louis Obispo CA 93405

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Costume College (July 25 - 29, 2019)

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

Rooms: TBA

Registration: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Escon (Jul 26 - 28, 2019) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

OzCon 2019 (Jul 26 - 28, 2019)

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

Guests: Raymond F. Wohl, Kurt Raymond, more TBA

Tickets: $135

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Animanga Expo 2018 (Aug 2 - 4, 2019)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $25 to ?, the TBA

Facebook Group

 

Midsummer Scream (Aug 3 - 4, 2019) - Halloween Convention

Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets:  TBA

Facebook Group - Instagram - Twitter

 

The 1776 Picnic Dance (Aug 3, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Picnic Luncheon: 11 am

Formal Dancing: 1 - 4:30 pm

Lincoln Park, 1450 High St., Alameda CA

Free

 

Silicon Valley Comic Con (Aug 16 - 18, 2019)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $99

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram

 

D23 (Aug 23 - 25, 2019) - Disney Expo

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

 

Gateway (Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019) - Gaming

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

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

The Gold Rush Ball (Sep 7, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Aug 31), $25 at the door.

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Sep 27 - 29, 2019)

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

Guests: Gail Carriger, more TBA

Memberships: $65 to 2/1/19, then TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Prohibition Speakeasy Ball (Oct 5, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $20 in advance (by Aug 31), $25 at the door.

 

OuteRimCon (Oct 12 - 13, 2019) - Space Exploration Convention

Carson Community Center, 801 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745

Guests: Michelle Pincus, others TBA

Tickets: TBA

 

Autumn Victorian Masquerade Ball (Oct 18, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

World Fantasy Convention 2019 (Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019)

Theme: Fantasy Noir

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

Rate: $149

Guests: Tad Williams, Chris McGrath, Margo Lanagan, Beth Mecham.

Membership: $200 to 11/4/18, then TBA

 

Autumn Masquerade Ball (Oct 18, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

Tarry Town Ball (Nov 1, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

Le Bal des Vampires (Nov 2, 2019; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: TBA

 

A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (Jan 4, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Costume-Con (Apr 16 - 19, 2021)

San Jose, CA

Details: TBA

 

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