California (And Virtual) Geekdom:

Conventions, Faires and Events:

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

 

Well, we're really in the middle of it now. Virtual cons have been organized to replace several events.

 

Remember to check on any event listed as I may not be keeping up with all the closures. We'll get back to normal eventually.

 

LosCon 47 (Nov 27 - 29, 2020) - CANCELLED, Back in 2021

 

Anime Pasadena (Nov 28 - 29, 2020) - POSTPONED TO APR 2021

 

SMOFcon 37 1/4 (Dec 5, 2020; 5 am - 9 pm) - Virtual Convention on running conventions.

 

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience (Dec 5 - 6, 2020) - POSTONED TO 2021)

 

LA Comic Con (Dec 11 - 13, 2020) - CANCELLED, Back in 2021

 

Salinas Valley Comic Con (Dec 11 - 12, 2020)

National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Porterville Toy-Anime-Comic Con (Dec 12, 2020) - POSTPONED TO TBA

 

G. I. Joe Show and Robo Toy Fest (Dec 13, 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: Francois Chau, Gregg Berger, Keone Young, Neil Kaplan, others.

Tickets: $10, $15 early bird admission

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Sac Gamers Expo (Dec 18 - 19, 2020) - CANCELLED, Back in 2021

 

2020 Spring Steam Day (Dec 31, 2020; 11 am - 6:30 pm)

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

Memberships: Disneyland Tickets!

 

Sacanime Winter Swap Meet (Jan 1 - 3, 2021)

Roebbelen Center, 700 Event Center Dr, Roseville, CA 95678

Tickets: $25

 

Victorian 12th Night Ball (Jan 2, 2021) - CANCELLED

 

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 7 - 10, 2021) - POSTPONED TO 2022

 

SacAnime (Jan 8 - 10, 2021) - CANCELLED

 

Pizza Con 4: Me & Sonic (Jan 9, 2021; noon - 4 pm)

Me-n-Ed's Brick Oven Baked Pizzeria, 487 W. Shaw Avenue, Clovis, California 93612

 

Calico Victorian Ball (Jan 15, 2021) - CANCELLED

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Anime Impulse (Jan 16 - 17, 2021) - POSTPONED TO MAY 2021

 

San Diego Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2021 (Jan 16, 2021; 10 am - 6 pm)

O'Brien Hall , Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: $10

 

Stocktoncon Winter (Jan 19, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Jan 23 - 24, 2021)

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

Tickets: $30, $40 with early admission

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Francisco Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2021 (Jan 23, 2021; 10 am - 6 pm)

Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014

Tickets: TBA

 

Creation Entertainment presents The Supernatural Official Conventions (Jan 29 - 31, 2021) - POSTPONED TO JUN 25 - 27, 2021

 

East Bay Comic Con (Jan 31, 2021; 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)

 

Colonial Ball (Feb 5, 2021)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest (Feb 7, 2021) - CANCELLED, Back in 2022

 

The 46th Annual Boston Sci Fi Film Festival (Feb 10 - 15, 2021) - Virtual Event

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Boskone 58 (Feb 12 - 14, 2021) - Virtual SF Convention (Boston)

Guests[JH1] : Joe Abercrombie, Julie Dillon, Sheree Renee Thomas, Mike Brotherton, others.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter

                                                                                                                                                 

Orccon (Feb 12 - 15, 2021) - 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 - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter

 

Steampunk Victorian Ball (Feb 19, 2021; Hours: TBA)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

The Weekend Blender (Mar 6 - 7, 2021) - Comic Convention

Sierra Vista Mall, 1050 Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

 

Browncoat Waystation (Mar 12 - 14, 2021) - POSTPONED TO 2022, Date TBD

 

Ani-Me Con (Mar 20 - 21, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Creation Entertainment presents Strangercon (Mar 20 - 21, 2021)

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

 

Sac Comic-Con (Mar 21, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: Jim Shooter, Sam De La Rosa, Gigi Edgley, Eric Nguyen, others.

Tickets: $8 to ?

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

 

Wondercon (Mar 26 - 28, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

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

 

Macabre Picnic and L.A. Goth Clothing Swap (Apr 4, 2021; 10 am - 4 pm)

Odd Fellows Cemetery, 3640 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90023

 

Cosplay Gala LA 2020 (Apr 2021 TBA)

 

Golden State Fur Con 2021 (Aug 9 - 11, 2021)

Hilton LAX, 5711 w Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Creation Entertainment presents A Salute to Xena (Apr 16 - 18, 2021)

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

 

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Neotropolis (Apr 22 - 25, 2021)

Memberships: TBA

Ages 18+

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram

 

Costume Con 39 (Apr 23- 26, 2021)

Theme: Things that go Bump in the Night

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, California 95110

Tickets: $90 to 9/30, then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Spring Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 24 - 25, 31, May 1 2021; 10 am - 6 pm)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19/day

 

Anime Pasadena (Apr 24 - 25, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Anime Impulse (May 1 - 2, 2021)

Fairplex, 2118 N. White Ave, Pomona, CA, 91768

Tickets: $18 to 1/71/21, then TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Pin & Patch Con (May 1 - 2, 2021)

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Bats Day in the Fun Park (May 2, 2021; 7 am - 11 pm) - Goths Invade Disneyland

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

Sunday Tickets: Disneyland Entry

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Lodi Comic Con (May 8, 2021; 10 am - 4 pm)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

Admission: $10

 

Avalon Ball (May 15, 2021; 6 - 10 pm) - 20s and 30s dance Avalon Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704

Tickets: TBA May 17

Facebook Group

 

Monsterpalooza (May 14 - 16, 2021) - Horror Convention

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

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

 

Powerhouse Comic Con (May 15, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Alameda CA 94566

Guests: Linda Miller, Carl Craig, Darby Hilton, Jon Provost, others.

 

Fanime Con (May 28 - 31, 2021) - Anime

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

Hotels

Guest of Honor: TBA

Membership: TBA

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

 

BayCon (May 28 - 31, 2021) - 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: Galen Dara, Jean Batt

Membership: $90 to 4/5/21 then TBA

 

Old Sacramento Magnificent 7 Convention (May 28 - 30, 2021)

Details: TBA

 

Gamex (May 28 - 31, 2021) - 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 - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter

 

Whedoncon (Jun 4 - 6, 2021) - Charity convention devoted to the work of Joss Whedon

Hilton LAX Hotel, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $99 at door, Pre-Event discounts TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr

 

Earp Division Expo (Jun 4 - 6, 2021) - 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

 

Anime: Roseville (Jun 6, 2021; Time: TBA)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Ronin Expo (Jun 12, 2021; 10 am - 9 pm)

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

Guests of Honor: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Power Morphicon 2021 (Jun 18 - 20, 2021)

Hotel: TBA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Sinister Creature Con (Jun 19-20, 2021; 11 am - 6 pm, VIP admission 10 am) - Horror Con

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Youtube - Instagram

 

Modesto's Graffiti Con-Comic & Car Show (Jun 20, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: TBA

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Creation Entertainment presents The Supernatural Official Conventions (Jun 25 - 27, 2021)

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

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

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

 

Pony Fair West (Jun 26 - 27, 2021)

Holiday Inn Buena Park, 7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Tickets: $69.18, more for VIP memberships

Globe Theatre Los Angeles, 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Tickets: $20 to Jun 20, then TBA

 

Founders Day Colonial Ball (Jul 2, 2021; Hours: TBA)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Midsummer Scream (Jul 9 - 11, 2021) - Halloween Convention

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Instagram - Twitter

 

Ani-Me Con (Jul 11 - 12, 2021) - CANCELLED, Back Mar 20 - 21, 2021

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

Guests: Ian James Corlett, Jackie Lastra, others.

Tickets: $20

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

OzCon 2021 (Jul 16 - 20, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Calico Ball (Jul 16, 2021; Hours: TBA)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Carnival of Stars Fantasy Festival (Jul 17 - 18, 2021) - Fantasy and world dance convention

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 21 - 25, 2021)

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

 

Animanga Expo 2021 (Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2021; 10 am - 6 pm)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

CrunchyRoll Expo (Aug 6-8, 2021) - 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

 

Creatures Con (Aug 8, 2021)

Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520

Guests: David J. Skal, Frank Dietz, others TBA

Tickets: $15

Facebook Group - Facebook Event  (TBA)

 

Stocktoncon (Aug 14 - 15, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Labyrinth Masquerade (Aug 20 - 21, 2021)

TBA, Los Angeles CA 90071

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

 

Gateway (Sep 3 - 6, 2021) - 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 - Facebook Event (TBA) - Twitter

 

Long Beach Comic Con (Sep 4 - 5, 2021)

Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA 90802

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Power-Con (Sep 11 - 12, 2021) - Masters of the Universe convention

TBA, Anaheim CA

Rate: TBA

Tickets[JH2] : $40

Guests: TBA

Facebook Group - Twitter

 

Megabit Game Expo (Sep 12, 2021; 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

 

California Republic Comic Con (Sep 12, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: TBA.

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Sep 17 - 19, 2021)

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

Memberships: $425

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Group (TBA)

 

Wasteland Weekend (Sep 22 - 26, 2021) - Post Apocalypse Party

Edwards, CA (members will camp in desert)

Memberships: TBA

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

 

LA Comic Con (Sep 24 - 26, 2021)

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015

 

All Hallow's Art Fest (Sep 25, 2021; 9 am - 3 pm)

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

Admission: $5

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Sacramento Toy Convention (Sep 26, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2021)

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

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

 

San Diego Who Con (Oct 8 - 10, 2021)

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

Autumn Masquerade Ball (Oct 15, 2021; Hours: TBA)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Sinister Halloween Con (Oct 16, 2021; 11:30 - 6 pm) - POSTPONED TO 2021

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Calico Ball (Colonial) (Nov 5, 2021; Hours: TBA)

Location: TBA, Simi Valley

 

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience (Nov 6 - 7, 2021)

Tickets: $25 - 50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Mouse Con (Nov 7, 2021; 10 am - 5 pm)- Disneyana Convention

Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

DesignerCon 2019 (Nov 12 - 14 , 2021)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Bakersfield Comic Con (Nov 20 - 21, 2021)

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

Hotels

Guests: TBA

Admission: $16

Facebook Group

 

LosCon 47 (Nov 26 - 28, 2021) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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

Rooms: $129

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Sac Gamers Expo (Dec 18 - 19, 2021)

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

Tickets: TBA On Sale Oct 1

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 6 - 9, 2022)

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

Hotels

Guests of Honor: TBA

Memberships: TBA

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

 

Mouse Con (Jan 23, 2022; 10 am - 5 pm)- Disneyana Convention

Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest (Feb 6, 2022; 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

 

Gallifrey One: Thirty-Second to Midnight (Late Feb or Early Mar depending on Superbowl, 2022)

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

Registration: $125

Facebook Group - Facebook Events - Twitter - YouTube

 

Ventura Toy and Comic Expo 2022 (May 22, 2022; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

Tickets: $10

 

 

Last update: Nov 27, 2020

 

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