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Remember, events are always changing. Things get moved or canceled, times change. Make sure to check any event you are interested in at the source by using the provided links.

 


 

AREA 51 Party Night & Cosplay Karaoke Party (Aug 15, 2019; 7 - 11 pm)

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

Tickets: $10

 

Labyrinth Masquerade XXII (Aug 16 & 17, 2019)

The Millenium Biltmore, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90071

Tickets: $113 both nights til May 27, $59 Friday, $69 Saturday, more for VIP memberships

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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

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

Guests: Arnold Schwartzeneger, Jason Momoa, Morena Baccarin, Adam Savage, many others.

Tickets: $99

Facebook Group - Facebook Event -Twitter - Instagram

 

Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference (Aug 16 - 18, 2019)

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

Tickets: $299 to 5/31, $349 to 6/30, $399 to 7/31, then $449

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Japan World Heroes 2019 (Aug 16 - 18, 2019)

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 92703

Tickets: $60

 

Dragonfest (Aug 16 - 18, 2019) - Martial Arts Con

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

Tickets: $60

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Rockage 8.1 (Aug 16 - 18, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm) - Indie Music and Retro Gaming

Rockage: San Jose, 400 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, California 95008

Free

 

Creation Entertainment presents A Salute to Lucifer (Aug 17 - 18, 2019)

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

Rate: $179/night

Guests: Tom Ellis, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, others.

Tickets: $90 - $459

 

Power-Con (Aug 17 - 18, 2019) - Masters of the Universe convention

Hilton Anaheim, 777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

Rate: $169

Tickets[JH1] : $40 in advance, only day passes at the door.

Guests: J. Larry Carroll, Errol McCarthy, Alkali Layke, Francis Moss, others.

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Time Travelers Bazaar (Aug 17, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

 

Model Kit, Hobby & Toy Expo (Aug 17, 2019; 9 am - 3 pm)

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

 

Ventura County Toy Con #2 (Aug 17, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm)

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

 

TwainFest 2019 (Aug 17, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm)

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, California 92110

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Harajuku Day #45 (Aug 17, 2019; noon)

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

 

Metro Con (Aug 17, 2019; 1 - 10 pm)

Fourth Wall Entertainment Troupe, 59 Main St., San Andreas, California 95249

Tickets: $10

 

Cosplay Fight Club:1st Round (Aug 17, 2019; 4:30 - 8:30 pm)

UFC GYM Garden Grove, 12827 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, California 92840

Tickets: $12

 

The 3rd Annual Ravenclaw Ball (Aug 17, 2019; 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

Villains Ball - OC's Goth-Industrial Playground (Aug 17, 2019; 9:45 pm - 2 am)

The Circle OC, 8901 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, California 92647

Tickets: $8, $15 VIP

 

Toy Lifestyles Collectors Toy Show (Aug 18, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Kalo Boba & Acai, 860 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91911

Free

 

Anime: Roseville (Aug 18, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group

 

Orange County Cosplay BBQ (Aug 18, 2019; noon - 8 pm)

William Mason Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine, California 92612

 

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

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

Tickets: $219

Facebook Page - Facebook Event

 

Anime California (Aug 23 - 25, 2019)

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91501

Guests of Honor: Kyle McCarley, Michael Sorich, Kohei, TiA, others.

Memberships: $40 to 3/31, $45 to 5/31, $50 to 7/31, $55 to 8/22, then $60

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Godzillafest (Aug 23 - 25, 2019)

Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Tickets: $60

 

Purgatorio Coronation (Aug 23 - 25, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Grant Ranch Park, 18405 Mt. Hamilton Rd., Mt. Hamilton CA 95140

 

ToyXpo Comic and Toy Fan Experience (Aug 23 - 25, 2019) - CANCELLED

 

Midsummer's Fairy-Tale Celtic Ren Fair (Aug 24 - 25, 2019)

Armador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood Street, Plymouth, CA 95669

Tickets: $15/day

Facebook

 

San Diego Festival of Books (Aug 24, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Arts District Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106

 

The San Diego Union-Tribune 3rd Annual Festival of Books (Aug 24, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm_

Liberty Station, 2541 Truxtun Rd., San Diego CA 92106

Tickets: Admission Free but $3/special talk

 

Visalia Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Aug 24, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Visalia Veterans Memorial District, 609 W Center Ave, Visalia, California 93291

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

 

Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild Bazaar (Aug 25, 2019; noon - 5 pm)

1325 Portland Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 

San Diego Cosplay presents: Fun Times At The Beach (Aug 25, 2019; noon - 5 pm)

Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, California 92109

 

4th Annual California Jedi Gathering (Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2019)

Arrowhead Springs, Arrowhead CA

Tickets: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Retro City Arcade (Aug 30 - Sep 22, 2019)

LA County Fair, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768

 

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

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

Rooms: $138

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

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

CrunchyRoll Expo (Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019) - Anime Con

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

Tickets: $65

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $80

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Pacificon Game Expo (Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019)

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara CA 95054

Rooms: $130

Guests: Richard Borg, Steve Chenault, Harold Buchanan, Rachel Wood, others.

Tickets: $60 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Highland War (Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019)- Society for Creative Anachronism

Schmidt Park, 13576 Mustang St, Victorville, California 92394

 

Ducal Prize Tourney (Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2456 Gun Club Rd, Angels Camp, CA 95222

 

Ducal Prize Tourney (Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019) - Adrian Empire

Canyon RV Park, 24001 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808

 

C3 Comic Creators Conference (Aug 30, 2019)

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

Tickets: $20

Facebook Group

 

Long Beach Comic Con (Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2019)

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

Guests: Mark Waid, Matt Wagner, Howard Chaykin, David Bullock, others.

Tickets: $60 to 7/15, then $70

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Huntington Beach Civil War Days (Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2019)

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

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Scottish Gathering and Games (Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2019) - Includes Living History

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Alameda CA 94566

Tickets: $40 in advance, then $45 (2-days)

 

Dreamy Moonlight Soiree (Sep 1, 2019; 5:30 - 9 pm)

1746 Post St, 2F, San Francisco, California 94115

 

Turlock Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Sep 2, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Stanislaus County Faire, 900 N Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380

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

 

Back to 1885 (Sep 6 - 8, 2019) - Back to the Future Event

Columbia CA

Tickets: $880 (includes room and board)

 

Lightbox Expo (Sep 6 - 8, 2019) - Animation, Live Action, Illustration and Gaming

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, California 91101

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Instagram - Twitter

 

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival (Sep 6 - Sunset Parade Sail; Sep 7 - 8, 2019)

Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629

Tickets: By event (see site).

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Weekend Blender (Sep 7 - 8, 2019) - Comics

Sierra Vista Mall, 1050 Shaw Ave, Clovis, California 93612

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Shasta Renaissance and Fantasy Faire (Sep 7 - 8, 2019)

Shasta District Fair and Event Center, 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson, California 96007

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

SoCal Games Day #80 (Sep 7, 2019; 11 am - 10 pm)

Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank CA 91505

Tickets: $10

 

Sacramento Developer Collective Capital Creators Showcase (Sep 7, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm)

West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, California 95691

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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.

 

Rancho Cordova Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Sep 7, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge #2484, 11440 Elks Cir, Rancho Cordova, California 95742

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

 

San Jose Mini Maker Faire (Sep 8, 2019; Hours: TBA)

History San Jose, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Tickets: TBA

 

Wizardinotiki Day (Sep 8, 2019; noon - 6 pm)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plz, Universal City, California 91608

Tickets: Universal Studios Admission

 

Magwest (Sep 13 - 15, 2019) - Music and Gaming Festival

Double Tree Hilton San Jose, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110

Guests: Saori Kobayashi, dwangoAC

Memberships: $75

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Son of Monsterpalooza (Sep 13 - 15, 2019) - Horror Con

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Rooms: $146

Guests: Dario Argento, Billy Zane, Ray Wise, Heather Langenkamp, others.

Tickets: $65

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Northern California Renaissance Faire (Sep 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; Oct 5, 6, 12, 13,19, 20, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm)

Casa de Fruita, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Gate 6, Hollister, CA 95023

Tickets: $28

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Fangaea Con (Sep 14 - 15, 2019)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

Special Guests: Bill Kopp, Joe Ochman.

Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Santa Fe Renaissance Faire (Sep 14 - 15, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Admission: $12

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Revolutionary War Days/Constitution Day Weekend (Sep 14 - 16, 2019)

Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, California 95959

Facebook Group

 

California Republic Comic Con (Sep 14, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: Eddie Deezen, Ingvild Deila, Kira Buckland, Chris Marrinan, others.

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

AniMarketplace at Little Tokyo (Sep 14, 2019; 5 - 9 pm)

Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

Tickets: $10

 

A Villains Scavenger Hunt (Sep 15, 2019; 9 am - 4:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $15, plus Disneyland passes

 

Fairfield Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Sep 15, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

City of Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St, Fairfield, California 94533

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

 

Haunted Mansion & Nightmare before Christmas Day 5 Years (Sep 15, 2019; 2 pm - midnight)

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

Tickets: Disneyland passes

 

Fourth Annual South City Comic Con (Sep 15; 10 am - 5 pm)

San Mateo Fair Grounds, 2495 S. Delaware, San Mateo CA 94403

Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door

 

Wizard World Comic Convention (Sep 20 - 22, 2019)

Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, California 95815

Hotels: TBA

Tickets: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Sep 20 - 22, 2019)

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

Memberships: $375

Contact Page

 

Mists Fall Coronet (Sep 20 - 22, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 Imola Avenue, Napa, CA 94559

 

Annual San Diego Costumers Guild Sale (Sep 21 -22, 2019)

Balboa Park Club Ballroom, 2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego, California 92101

 

Vista Viking Festival 2019 (Sep 21 -22, 2019)

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

DC Batman Run Series (Sep 21, 2019; 6 pm)

Grand Park, LA, 200 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA US 90012

 

Nerd Expo 2019 (Sep 21, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, California 91101

Tickets: $17 to 8/9, $20 to 10/20, $24 at the door

Facebook Group

 

1940's Tea Time at the USO (Sep 21, 2019; 10 am - noon)

Tyme for Tea, 37501 Niles Blvd. Fremont, CA

 

Harajuku Day #46 (Sep 21, 2019; noon)

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

 

Sacramento Horror Film Festival (Sep 21, 2019)

Historic Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95820

Tickets: $18 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

2nd Annual Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball (Sep 21, 2019; 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

Balboa Park Club Ballroom, 2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15 Jun/Jul; $20 Aug, $25 to Sep 22, $35 at the door

 

NorCal Cosplay Ball: Fallapalooza (Sep 21, 2019; 6 pm - 1 am)

The Rose Ballroom, 1224 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, California 95128

Tickets: $10

 

DC Batman Run Series (Sep 21, 2019; 6 pm)

Grand Park, LA, 200 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA US 90012

Tickets: $59

Facebook Group

 

Sense and Sensibility Ball (Sep 21, 2019; 8 - 11:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Facebook

 

Doomsday Ball 2019 - Post Apocalyptic Mad Max Themed Massive (Sep 21, 2019; 9:30 pm - 2 am)

the Belasco 1050 s Hill st, Los Angeles, California 90015

Tickets: $10+

 

San Fernando Valley Comic Convention (Sep 22, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm)

Granada Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Admission: $6

 

Wasteland Weekend (Sep 25 - 29, 2019) - Post Apocalypse Party

Edwards, CA (members will camp in desert)

Memberships: TBA

Email - Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Forum - Tumblr

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Sep 26 - 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

 

Twitchcon (Sep 27 - 29, 2019)

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

Hotels

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Idyllwild Ren Faire (Sep 27 - 29, 2019)

Camp Emerson, 53155 Idyllbrook Dr., Idyllwild, California 92549

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Instagram

 

KVMR Celtic Festival (Sep 27 - 29, 2019) - Celtic Music Festival

Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley CA 95949

Tickets

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Civil War Reenactment (Sep 27 - 28, 2019)

Accessed from 4350 Riverview Drive, Riverside CA

 

Folsom Renaissance Faire (Sep 28 - 29, 2019)

Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630

Admisson: $16

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Nostalgia Con: The Ultimate 80s Reunion (Sep 28 - 29, 2019)

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

Hotels

Guests: Val Kilmer, Matt Frewer, Cary Elwes, Loni Anderson, others.

Tickets: $89

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

53rd Annual Calico Days (Sep 28 - 29, 2019) - West re-enactment

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

Tickets: $10

 

WizardryVerse (Sep 28, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm) - CANCELLED

 

A Bewitching Fete: Halloween art and Curious Goods (Sep 28, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton CA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Creative Women Mini-Con 2019 (Sep 28, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm)

Empire's Comics Vault, 1120 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, California 95825

 

Serpent Social (Sep 28, 2019; 5 - 9:30 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa CA 91942

 

Halloween Artist Lodge + Legendary Creatures & Monsters Gallery (Sep 28, 2019; 5 - 9:30 pm)

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

Free

 

A Swinging Wake - Celebrating the Haunted Mansion's 50th (Sep 28, 2019; 6 pm - midnight)

Spring Field Banquet Center, 501 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, California 92832

Tickets: $145

Facebook

 

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl 2019 - San Diego (Sep 28, 2019; 6 pm)

Starting Location: TBA

Tickets: TBA

 

Lodi Library Con 2019 (Sep 29, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm )

Lodi Public Library, 201 W Locust St, Lodi, California 95240

 

Comic Book and Collectibles Show (Sep 29, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm )

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

Free

Facebook Group

 

Woodland Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Sep 29, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

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

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

 

San Diego Who Con: Who Dunnit? (Oct 4 - 6, 2019)

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

Guests: Alisa Stern, Harry Van Gorkum, Doc Phineas, Barbara Hambly

Memberships: $65

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

2019 Fort Mervine Annual Civil War Encampment (Oct 4 - 6, 2019)

Presidio Of Monterey Museum, Corporal Ewing Rd, Monterey, CA 93944

 

41st Annual Renaissance of Kings Faire (Oct 5 - 6, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Facebook Group

Free

 

San Jose Super Toy, Comic & Collectable Show (Mar 2 - 3, 2019)

Santa Clara Country Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose CA 95111

Guest: P. J. Soles.

Memberships: $11/day, $16 for Saturday Early Admission

 

Medieval Festival of Courage (Oct 5 - 6, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Admission: $6

Facebook Group

 

Disneyana Fan Club Events (Oct 5 - 6, 2019)

 

A Mermaid's Voice. A Beast's Soul. Celebrating Howard Ashman (Oct 5, 1 - 9 pm)

Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County, 100 The City Drive, Orange, California 92868

Tickets: $179, $129 for members

 

Disneyana Fan Club Show and Sale (Oct 6, 9 am - 5 pm)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, California 92840

Tickets: $8, $5 for DFC and Disney cast members

 

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

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $20 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

19th Annual Playford to the Present Ball (Oct 5, 2019; 6 - 11 pm)

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

Tickets: $40 to 8/1, then $50

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.

 

Vallejo Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Oct 6, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Loyal Order of Moose Lodges, 337 Nebraska St, Vallejo, California 94590

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

 

Great Western War (Oct 8 - 14, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Screamfest (Oct 8 - 17, 2019) - Horror/SciFi Film Festival/Screenplay Competition

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Big Bad Con (Oct 10 - 13, 2019) - Gaming

Marriott Walnut Creek, 2355 N. Main St., Walnut Creek CA 94596

Rate: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Feast of Odin (FoM XV) (Oct 10 - 13, 2019)

San Lorenzo Park, 1160 Broadway St, Unit 14, King City, California 93930

Facebook

 

L.A. Comic Con (Oct 11 - 13, 2019) - 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 - Twitter - Instagram

 

Ragnarocktoberfest (Oct 11 - 13, 2019) - Nerf Event

Independence High School, 617 N Jackson Ave, San Jose, CA 95133

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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

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

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton, 2 Civic Plaza, Carson, California, 90745

Rate: $160

Guests: Michelle Pincus, others TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Sinister Creature Con Fall (Oct 12 - 13, 2019) - Horror Con

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Youtube - Instagram

 

Santa Clara City Library Comic Con (Oct 12, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm)

Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Free but Register

 

Six String Society Haunted Halloween Cruise (Oct 12, 2019; 5 - 11 pm)

Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, California 92109

Tickets: $42

 

Hogwarts Demented Dinner (Oct 12, 2019; 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

Butte County Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Oct 13, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

ButteCounty Fair, 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley, California 95948

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

 

GMT Weekend at the Warehouse (Oct 17 - 19, 2019)

GMT Warehouse, 13704 Hanford / Armona Road, Ste. B-1, Hanford, CA 93230

Tickets: $40

 

The 22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention (Oct 17 - 20, 2019)

University of Southern California

Tickets: $180 for regular members, $240 nonmembers

 

PineCon (Oct 18 - 19, 2019) - Gaming Convention

Camp de Benneville Pines, 41750 Jenks Lake Road West, Angelus Oaks CA 92305

Registration: $165 (includes room)

 

Creation Entertainment presents The Giving Back Show: A Supernatural Official Convention (Oct 18 - 19, 2019)

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91501

Rate: $195/night

Guests: Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Richard Speight Jr., Rob Benedict, others.

Tickets: General admission: $99, more for various VIP levels.

 

Long Beach Zombie Fest (Oct 18 - 20, 2019)

Rainbow Lagoon, [400-403] Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at door

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

War of Wrath VIII: The Holy Grail (Oct 18 - 20, 2019)

Fresno County Sportsmen's Club, 10645 N Lanes Rd, Fresno, California 93730

 

Autumn Victorian Masquerade Ball (Oct 18, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley

 

Civil War Revisited 2019 (Oct 19 - 20, 2019)

Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, California 93706

 

Renaissance Faire & Model Train Show (Oct 19 - 20, 2019)

California City Parks and Recreation, 10350 Heather Ave, California City, California 93505

 

Campbell Con (Oct 19, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, California 95008

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Harajuku Day #47 (Oct 19, 2019; noon)

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

 

Burning Man San Francisco Decompression 2019: Black Top City (Oct 19, 2019; 2 pm - 2 am)

Potrero Power Station, 420 23rd St, San Francisco CA 94107

Tickets: $25 to ?, then $34; $60 VIP

Facebook Group

 

Farscape: 20th Anniversary Costume Celebration (Oct 19, 2019; 6 - 11 pm)

The Jim Henson Company, 1416 North La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets: $150 - 1000

 

Santa Rosa Comic Con (Oct 20, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA. 95401, CA

Guests: Brent Anderson, Thomas Yeats, Vincent Van Dahl, Tom Wyrsch, others.

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group

 

Trafalgar Day Picnic 2019 (Oct 20, 2019; 11 am - 6 pm)

Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 9301

 

Pittsburg-Antioch Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Oct 20, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Marina Event Center, 200 Marina Blvd, Pittsburg, California 94565

Tickets: $6

 

Disneyland Lolita Day 2019 (Oct 20, 2019; noon - 11 pm)

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire (Oct 26 - 27, Nov 2 - 3, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19/day

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

All Hallows Fantasy Faire (Oct 26 - 27, 2019)

All Hallows Fantasy Faire, 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, California 95370

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

All HallowSteam (Oct 26 - 27, 2019)

Heritage Square Oxnard, 715 S A St, Oxnard, CA 93030

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Pintrest - YouTube - Instagram

 

Ohana Comic Con (Oct 26 - 27, 2019)

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, California 95525

Tickets: TBA

 

Epic Animation Comic Game (EACG) Fest (Oct 26 - 27, 2019)

Albany Community Center, 1249 Main Ave., Albany CA 94706

Memberships: TBA

Email - Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Zappers Collectible Show (Oct 27, 2019, 11 am - 5 pm)

Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, California 91406

Tickets: $5 early admission (10 am), $10 at the door

 

Halloween Cosplay Gathering (Oct 27, 2019, 6 pm)

Requiem: Coffee, Tea, and Fantasy, 280 S Clementine St, Anaheim, California 92805

 

Roseville Comic Con (Oct 27, 2019)

Guests: Ethan Beavers, more TBA

Details: TBA

 

2nd Cosmania Halloween riverside cosplay gathering (Oct 27, 2019; 11 am - 7 pm)

Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, California 92501

 

GameSoundCon 2019 (Oct 29 - 30, 2019)

Millennium Biltmore Hotel , 506 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets: $449

 

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: $225 to 5/20/19, then TBA

 

PAWCon (Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019) - Furry Convention

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110

Guest of Honor: TBA

Memberships: $40, VIP memberships available

Facebook Group

 

Battle for Tatooine (Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019)

13144 Munsey Road, Cantil, Calif. 93519

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

 

Blizzcon (Nov 1 - 2, 2019; 9:30 am - 10 pm) - Gaming Convention for Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo Universes SOLD OUT

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim CA 92802

Tickets: $199

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

Hentai Con 2019 (Nov 1 - 3, 2019)

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

Rate: $179

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $45 to 6/30, $50 to 7/31, $55 to 9/30, $60 to 10/31, then $65

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Tarry Town Ball (Nov 1, 2019)

Location: TBA Simi Valley, CA

 

Dapper Day (Nov 2 - 3, 2019)

Special Disney Hotel Rates Available

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Dapper Day Expo (Nov 2 - 3)

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

Tickets: $12.50 in advance, $14 at the door; $22 in advance for both days

Facebook

 

Dapper Day at the Fun Park (Nov 3)

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

Facebook (TBA)

 

Fresno Collectors Expo (Nov 2 - 3, 2019)

Manchester Center, 1901 E Shields Ave, Fresno, California 93726

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Madera Pom Comic Con (Nov 2, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Pomegranate Festival, 1850 W Cleveland Ave, Madera, California 93637

Free

 

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: $35 to 9/30, then $40

 

Anime Destiny (Nov 3, 2019; 10 am - 8 pm)

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, University of California, Berkeley, 2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook[JH2]  Event

 

Mouse-Con (Nov 3, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm) - Disney Fan Convention
Crowne Plaza Inn, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA

$10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 8 - 10 , 2019)

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

Rate: $109

Membership: $55

Facebook Group

 

Marching Through History Expo (Nov 8 - 11 , 2019)

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

 

Kearney Renaissance Faire (Nov 9 - 10, 2019; 10 am - 7 pm)

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Creation Entertainment presents The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention (Nov 9 - 10, 2019)

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91501

Rate: $195/night

Guests: Joseph Morgan, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Charles Michael Davis, others.

Tickets: General admission: $80, more for various VIP levels.

 

2019 Southern California Gundam Model Competition (Nov 9 , 2019; 9 am - 5 pm)

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 W McKinley Ave Sonoma 1&2, Pomona, California 91768

Rooms$169 single/double

Nitro Con 2 (Nov 9 , 2019; 10 am - 7 pm)

Palms Event Center, 4277 N West Ave,, CA 93711, Fresno, California 93711

Tickets: $5

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Hayward Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Nov 9, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Veteran's Memorial - Hayward, 22737 Main Street, Hayward, CA, Hayward, California 94541

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

 

Dressed to the 9 3/4 Day (Nov 9, 2019; 11:45 am - 6:30 pm)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plz, Universal City, California 91608

Tickets: Universal Studios Admission

 

Toon-Con 2019 (Nov 10 , 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 92703

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $15

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Fandom Wedding Fair (Nov 10 , 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

Noor, 300 E Colorado Blvd Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101

Tickets: $25

 

Adult Swim Festival (Nov 15 - 16, 2019)

Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles CA 90037

Tickets: $95

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Running Universalís 5K Featuring Jurassic World (Nov 16, 2019; 9 am - 6 pm)

Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Tickets: $65 to 7/14, then $75, more for special packages

 

Brick Palooza (Nov 17 , 2019; 9 am - 6 pm)

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Tickets: $12

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Bakersfield Comic Con (Nov 16 - 17, 2019)

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

Hotels

Guests: Joel Adams, Buzz, Nate Watson, Ricky Bird, others.

Admission: $15

Facebook Group

 

CONEX Comic Con & Exotic Animal Expo (Nov 16 - 17, 2019)

Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, California 94566

 

Harajuku Day #48 Anniversary Meet (Nov 16, 2019; noon)

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

 

Los Angeles 2019 (Nov 16, 2019; 9 am - 4 pm) - Bladerunner inspired dance party

Location: TBA, Los Angeles CA

Tickets: $20, VIP $120

Ages 21+

 

CTN Animation Expo (Nov 21 - 24, 2019)

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91501

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

DesignerCon 2019 (Nov 22 - 24 , 2019)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Conquest Avalon (Nov 22 - 24, 2019) - Gaming Convention

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

Hotel: $114

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Great Dickens Christmas Fair - (Nov 23, 24, 29, 30; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22; 2019; 10 am - 7 pm)

Victoriana, some Steampunk

Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco

Tickets: $30

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

Porterville Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Nov 23, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

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

Tickets: $6

 

LosCon 46 (Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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

Rooms: $129

Guests: Howard Waldrop, Edie Stern, Karl B. Kofoed

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Gobblecon Game Con (Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019)

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

Rate: $119

Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Social Daunce Irregulars Victorian Grand Ball (Nov 30 2019; 7:30 pm - midnight)

Pasadena Masonic Hall, 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena CA 91101

Tickets: $38

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Comic Book and Collectibles Show (Dec 1, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm )

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

Free

Facebook Group

 

SoCal Joe Show & Toy Convention (Dec 1, 2019; 10 am - 3:30 pm; 9 am early admission)

Pins 'n Pockets Entertainment, 32250 Mission Trl, Lake Elsinore, California 92530

Tickets: $5, $10 early admission

 

Los Angeles Empire Con (Dec 6 - 8, 2019) - Star Wars Convention

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

Guests: Kim Falkinburg, Penny McCarthy, Andrea Wickman-Miller, others.

Tickets: $125

 

Chara Expo (Dec 7 - 8, 2019)

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 92802

Tickets: $30, $20/day at door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

GeekCraft Expo Bay Area 2019 (Dec 7 - 8, 2019)

Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, California 94607

Tickets: Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Pokemon Regional Championship (Dec 7 - 8, 2019)

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

 

Hogwarts Yule Ball (Dec 7, 2019; 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

Modesto Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Dec 8, 2019; 11 am - 4 pm)

Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto, California 95350

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

 

Geek Meet: Villains Social Club (Dec 8, 2019; 7 pm - 1 am)

The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

 

Tea Time Cafe Finale: Maid with Love (Dec 14, 2019; noon - 2 pm)

Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, California 94612

Tickets: $35

 

ChicoCon Year (Dec 14, 2019; 11 am - 6 pm) - Comic Book Con

Guests: Joseph Reitman, Booker T, Tim Bradstreet, Megan E. Risk, others.

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928

 

SacAnime (Jan 3 - 5, 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

 

Cos-Losseum (Jan 4, 2020) - CANCELLED

 

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: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

 

Endless Night: Los Angeles Vampire Ball 2020 (Jan 4, 2020; 9 pm - 2:30 am)

Los Angeles Vampire Ball, 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014

Tickets: TBA.

Facebook Group

 

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 9 - 12, 2020)

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

Hotels

Guests of Honor: TBA

Memberships: $55 to 7/15, $65 to 10/15, then $75

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event -Twitter

 

Further Confusion (Jan 16 - 20, 2020) - Furry Convention

Theme: Cyberpunk: Neo San Jose

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

Hotels: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Twitter - Live Journal - Flickr

 

Model Kit, Hobby & Toy Expo (Jan 19, 2020; 9 am - 3 pm)

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

 

Pasadena Comic and Toy Show (Jan 19, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm, 9 am early bird entry)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

LumaCon (Jan 25, 2020; 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

 

Mouse-Con Bakersfield (Jan 26, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: Michael McGreevey, Rick Law

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group

 

Gamercon (Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2019) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Hanford-Visalia Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Feb 1, 2020; 11 am - 4 pm)

Hanford Fraternal Hall Association, 1015 N 10th Ave, Hanford, California 93230

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

 

The Outlander Ball: 1775 - Outlander in America (Feb 1, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $25 to Jan 27, $30 at the door

 

Game School Con (Feb 9, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm) - Gaming

Wyndham Irvine - Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

Tickets: $49 to 7/5/19, $60 to 1/24/20, $89 at the door

 

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest (Feb 9, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

East Bay Comic Con (Feb 9, 2020; 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 (TBA)

 

DunDraCon (Feb 14 - 17, 2020) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: $114

Memberships: TBA Sep 02, 2019

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Tumblr

 

The 31 Flavours of Gallifrey One (Feb 15 - 17, 2020) - Doctor Who convention

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

Registration: $110

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - YouTube

 

Riverside Prom: ProMTV (Feb 15, 2020; 8:30 pm - 1:30 am)

Back To The Grind, 3575 University Ave, Riverside, California 92501

Dress Up required

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Event

 

ToyXpo Comic and Toy Fan Experience (Feb 21 - 23, 2020)

San Mateo Expo Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo, California 94403

Facebook Group

 

Steampunk Ball (Feb 21, 2019; 7:30 - 10 pm)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley, CA

 

Great Los Angeles Air Raid (Feb 22, 2020; 3 - 9 pm)

Fort MacArthur Museum, 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the gate

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Mar 5 - 8, 2020)

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 6 - 8, 2020) - Literary SF&F Convention

Theme: Friendship

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

Guests: Mary Anne Mohanraj and Nisi Shawl

Memberships: $70 to 11/1/19, $80 to 1/5/20, $90 to 3/1/20, $100 at door

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - Live Journal - Dreamwidth

 

An Enchanted Evening of Dance - 1959 (Mar 7, 2020; 8 pm - midnight)

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

Santa Clarita Comic and Toy Expo (Mar 8, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355

Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the door

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 7 - 15, 2020)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Facebook Events - Adult Festival - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

Pokemon Regional Championship (Mar 13 - 15, 2020)

The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, CA

 

Clockwork Alchemy (Mar 20 - 22, 2020) - Steampunk Convention

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

Memberships: $85 til TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Conquest SAC (Mar 20 -22, 2020) - Gaming Convention

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

Lions Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St, McClellan Park, CA 95652

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: $45 to 3/1, then $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Mar 21 - 22, 2020)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

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

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

 

Pokemon Regional Championship (May 22 - 24, 2020)

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

 

Sac Comic-Con (Mar 22, 2020; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: Ron Lim, Brandon McKinney, more TBA

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter - Google+

 

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

Riverview Recreation Area, 14600 Baron Rd, Corona, CA 92880

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $25 to Mar 28, $30 at the door

 

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

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

Hotels: RBA

Special Guests: TBA

Memberships: Must get membership ID then purchase when come available

Facebook Group - Twitter

Sun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
Sun. Aug. 6th
Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rdSun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
Sun. Aug. 6th
Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rd

Dapper Day (Apr 18 - 19, 2020)

Special Disney Hotel Rates Available

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Dapper Day Expo (Apr 18 - 19)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook (TBA)

 

Dapper Day at the Fun Park (Apr 19)

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

Facebook (TBA)

 

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

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

Nichelle Nichols Farewell Show (AtomiCon) (May 1 - 3 , 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 $499

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Sun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
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Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rdSun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
Sun. Aug. 6th
Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rd
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

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

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

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Bak-Anime (Jun 6 - 7, 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)

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

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

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

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: TBA

 

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

 

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

 

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

Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda CA

Free

 

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

 

Sun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
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Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rdSun. April 9th
Sun. June 4th
Sun. Aug. 6th
Sun. Oct. 1st
Sun. Dec. 3rd
Starwars Day: Celebration Edition (Aug 29, 2020; 6:30 pm)

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

Tickets: Disneyland Entry

 

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

 

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

 

Power Morphicon 2020 (Sep 4 - 6, 2020)

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

Hotel: TBA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

Blouchercon 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

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 13 - 15, 2020)

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

Rate: TBA

Membership: TBA

Facebook Group

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

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

 

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

 

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

Dance Lesson: 7 pm

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

Tickets: TBA

 

SacAnime (Jan 8 - 10, 2021) - 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

 

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

Rate: TBA

Tickets: $75 to 3/31/2020, then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Page (TBA)

 

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