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 Kelly Lockhart (with able assistance from Jeff Conner) 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, and portions of Texas and Missouri.  We also include the Caribbean cruise ship conventions that leave from Florida and Louisiana in the (so far) vain hope that one day we'll get invited to one of the cruise conventions. We'll even offer to tend bar, if that helps to seal the deal.

Photo courtesy Dragon Con.
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
December 9-11 -- Memorabilia Show -- Raleigh, North Carolina
December 9-11 -- MoatCon -- Youngsville, North Carolina
December 9-11 -- Paradise City Comic Con -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
December 9-11 -- The Vampire Diaries -- Orlando, Florida
December 10-11 -- Jekyll Con -- Jekyll Island, Georgia
December 10-11 -- NarbyCon -- Gautier, Mississippi
December 10-11 -- Nerdtacular Bazaar -- San Antonio, Texas
December 16-18 -- Holiday Matsuri -- Orlando, Florida
December 17-18 -- Comic Book Show -- Lumberton, N. Carolina
December 17-18 -- Walker Stalker -- Charlotte, North Carolina
December 18-23 -- Gamer Adv. Cruise -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 29-Jan 1 -- Ichibancon 8 -- Concord, North Carolina
December 29-Jan 1 -- Marvelous Nerd NYE -- Dallas, Texas
December 30-Jan 1 -- IkkiCon -- Austin, Texas
December 30-Jan 2 -- Geekinomicon -- Dallas, Texas
January 5-8 -- MagFest -- National Harbor, Maryland
January 5-9 -- ArkCONsas -- Little Rock, Arkansas
January 6-7 -- Shadowcon -- West Memphis, Arkansas

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

January 28 -- - Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
January 28-29 -- North Texas Comic Book Show -- Dallas, Texas
February 25 -- Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
March 25 -- Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
April 2 -- Clandestine Comics -- Timonium, Maryland
April 29 -- Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
May 20 -- Collectibles Show -- Miami, Florida
May 21 -- Clandestine Comics -- Laurel, Maryland
June 3 -- Hickory Con -- Hickory, North Carolina
June 16-18 -- Hypericon -- Nashville Tennessee
July 7-9 -- Anime Blues Con 7 -- Memphis, Tennessee
September 16-17 -- JapanFest -- Duluth, Georgia
November 3-5 -- CONjuration -- Atlanta, Georgia
November 3-5 -- NekoCon -- Hampton, Virginia
November 4-5 -- Steampunk Fair -- Lafayette, Louisiana
November 19 -- Clermont Comic Con -- Clermont, 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. Thanks!

Photo courtesy Dragon Con. World Conventions
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 9-13, 2017
   Helsinki, Finland
World Fantasy Convention
   November 25, 2017
   San Antonio, TX
World Horror Convention
   Date to be determined
   Location to be determined

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 2016 by
Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.