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 every Tuesday morning (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. 

For the purposes of this guide, we have configured our coverage region to include: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, portions of Texas and Missouri, and the cruise ship conventions that leave from Florida and Louisiana. It may not be the most precise definition of "Southern", but it's worked for us for 21 years.

Photo courtesy Tiger Con
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
June 22-25 -- UtopiaCon -- Nashville, Tennessee

June 23-25 -- Fanboy Expo -- Knoxville, Tennessee

June 23-25 -- First Coast Comic Con -- Jacksonville, Florida

June 23-25 -- HamaCon -- Huntsville, Alabama

June 23-25 -- Sci Fi Summer Con -- Atlanta, Georgia

June 23-25 -- Texas ComiCon -- San Antonio, Texas

June 24-25 -- Animania -- Wichita Falls, Texas

June 24-25 -- Comic Book and Toy Show -- Ocala, Florida

June 24-25 -- Mississippi Comic Con -- Jackson, Mississippi

June 24-25 -- Steampunk MidAtlantic -- Raleigh, North Carolina

June 26-Juyl 2 -- PrezCon -- Charlottesville, Virginia

June 30-July 2 -- blerDCon -- Arlington, Virginia

June 30-July 2 -- Geekin Out -- Dothan, Alabama

June 30-July 2 -- LibertyCon 30 -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

June 30-July 2 -- Magic City Con -- Birmingham, Alabama

June 30-July 2 -- Sausomecon -- Kansas City, Missouri

July 1-4 -- Florida Super Con -- Miami Beach, Florida

July 5-9 -- Dice Tower V -- Orlando, Florida

July 6-9 -- Play On Con -- Birmingham, Alabama

   For a complete list of all upcoming conventions, click here.

July 9 -- Awesome Comic Book Show -- San Antonio, Texas

July 14-24 -- Week of Thrones -- Atlanta, Georgia

July 22 -- Awesome Toy Collector Show -- Houston, Texas

July 22 -- Awesome Toy Collector Show -- Dallas, Texas

Sep 17 -- Awesome Toy Collector Show -- San Antonio, Texas

October 8 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia

Oct 27-29 -- Famous Monsters Halloween Bash -- Dallas, Texas

November 4-5 -- Contamination 6 -- St. Louis, Missouri

November 12 -- Comic Book Show -- Frederick, Maryland

November 17 -- Potter Pub Crawl 3 -- Atlanta, Georgia

November 18 -- Comic Book Show -- Alexandria, Virginia

November 18-19 -- Waxacon -- Waxahachie, Texas

December 2 -- Myrtle Beach Comic Con -- North Myrtle Beach, SC

December 8 -- Bar Wars: The Crawl Awakens -- Atlanta, Georgia

January 12-15 -- SCARAB -- Columbia, South Carolina

February 9-11 -- The Vampire Diaries -- Nashville, Tennessee

March 31 -- Mulberry Comic Con -- Mulberry, Arkansas

June 1-3 -- Once Upon A Time -- Orlando, Florida

   Know of a convention we don't have listed? Please send us the info
   so that we can keep this list as updated and accurate as possible.
World Conventions

World Boardgaming Championships
   July 22-30, 2017
   Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

World Science Fiction Convention
   August 9-13, 2017
   Helsinki, Finland

World Fantasy Convention
   November 25, 2017
   San Antonio, Texas

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 2017 by Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.