a convention calendar for the Southeastern U.S.


Welcome to the homepage for the Southern Fandom Resource Guide convention calendar, a comprehensive listing of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Comics, Anime and Pop Culture conventions held in the Southeastern United States.

Founded in 1995, the SFRG is maintained by longtime Southern fan Kelly Lockhart and is updated on a weekly basis (depending on work and vacation schedules). Be sure to "like" us on our Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates.

Conventions are listed by date, convention name (linked to their website), and city and state where they are being held. If you know of a convention that we do not have listed (or need to correct an existing listing), please send us the relevant information so that we can include them as well. 

Our coverage region includes: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, along with portions of Texas and Missouri. It may not be the most precise definition of "Southern", but it works for us.


With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local and state governments have been asking everyone to practice social distancing and avoid attending large public events. As it stands now, it is safe to assume nearly all conventions scheduled through the end of May have been cancelled or postponed. As for conventions scheduled to take place in June and beyond, many are still in the decision-making process and waiting to see how the pandemic responds to current shutdowns.

We are doing our best to update our calendar with rescheduled dates for postponed conventions, but if you have plans to attend any convention in the next several months, please check with their website or through social media to confirm their status.



 June 12-16 -- Epic Nerd Camp -- Darlington, Maryland

 June 12-14 -- OMG!con -- Owensboro, Kentucky

 June 13 -- IconiCon -- Suffolk, Virginia

 June 14 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia

 June 20 -- Beckley Gaming Expo -- Beckley, West Virginia

 June 20 -- Hero Hype -- Tampa, Florida

 June 20 -- Orlando Anime Day -- Orlando, Tennessee

 June 26-29 -- Anime CTX -- Austin, Texas

 June 26-28 -- Daisuka Anime Con -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

 June 26-28 -- XugCon I -- Durham, North Carolina

 June 27 -- Comic Book & Toy Expo -- Columbia, Tennessee

 June 27-28 -- New Orleans Comic Con -- Kenner, Louisiana

 July 1-5 -- Dice Tower Con -- Orlando, Florida

 July 2-5 -- Play On Con -- Clayton, Georgia

 July 3-5 -- Carolina Fear Fest -- Raleigh, North Carolina

 July 3-5 -- LexiCon -- Lexington, Kentucky

 July 4-5 -- OtakuFest -- Miami, Florida

 July 9-12 -- Anime Matsuri -- Houston, Texas

 July 10-12 -- Cape Comic Con -- Cape Girardeau, Missouri 

 July 10-12 -- Corpus Christi Comic Con -- Corpus Christi, Texas

 July 10-12 -- Imaginarium -- Louisville, Kentucky

 June 20 -- Orlando Anime Day -- Orlando, Tennessee

 July 4-5 -- OtakuFest -- Miami, Florida

 July 24-26 -- Arcon -- Springdale, Arkansas

 August 22 -- Animania -- Wichita Falls, Texas

 October 3 -- Monster Fest -- Chesapeake, Virginia

 October 17 -- MissouriCon -- Kansas City, Missouri

 November 7-8 -- VikingsCon -- Waldorf, Maryland

 December 12 -- Clarskville Con -- Clarksville, Tennessee

 January 8-9 --  Austin Furry Burlesque -- Austin, Texas

 February 12-14 -- Katsucon -- National Harbor, Maryland

 February 20 -- SyFy Bartow -- Bartow, Florida

 March 18-21 -- MegaCon -- Orlando, Florida

 April 16-18 -- F2 Con -- Clarksville, Tennessee

 April 16-18 -- Planet Comicon -- Kansas City, Missouri

 April 23-25 -- Causecon -- Beckley, West Virginia

 May 14-16 -- Fan Expo Dallas -- Dallas, Texas

 June 11-13 -- OMGcon -- Owensboro, Kentucky

 June 12-13 -- Gaming Community Expo -- Orlando, Florida

 June 12-13 -- Sawa Con -- Metairie, Louisiana

 June 26-27 -- Pony Fair -- Tampa, Florida

 June 26-27 -- Mississippi Comic Con -- Jackson, Mississippi

The Southern Fandom Resource Guide convention calendar is a free online service provided for the Science Fiction fandom community.  

Website founded August, 1995.  Contents Copyright 2020 by Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.