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 news and 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 works for us.

Photo courtesy MomoCon
Upcoming Southern Conventions New Additions To The Calendar
November 24-26 -- Chessiecon -- Timonium, Maryland

November 24-26 -- Collectibles Expo -- Chesterfield, Virginia

November 25-26 -- Virginia Comicon -- Richmond, Virginia

December 1-3 -- Shorehammer -- Ocean City, Maryland 

December 1-3 -- Yama-Con -- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

December 2-3 -- Star Wars Days -- Woodbridge, Virginia

December 2-3 -- Tallahassee Comic Con -- Tallahassee, Florida

December 2-3 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Greensboro, North Carolina 

December 8-10 -- Anime USA -- Washington, DC

December 8-10 -- Card & Comic Con -- Raleigh, North Carolina 

December 9-10 -- Comic Book Connection -- The Villages, Florida 

December 9-10 -- Jekyll & Hyde -- Jekyll Island, Georgia

December 9-10 -- Narbycon -- Gautier, Mississippi

December 9-10 -- Nerdtacular Bazaar -- San Antonio, Texas

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

January 6-7 -- Comic Book Connection -- Jacksonville, Florida

January 28 -- Comic Book Show -- Tysons Corner, Virginia

February 10-11 -- Comic Book Connection -- Jacksonville, Florida

February 18 -- Comic Book Show -- Annandale, Virginia

February 25 -- Comic Book Show -- Frederick, Maryland

April 8 -- Clandestine Comics -- Laurel, Maryland

May 24-27 -- Animazement -- Raleigh, North Carolina

June 29-July 1 -- LibertyCon 30 -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 15-28 -- Shared Worlds -- Spartanburg, South Carolina

August 24-26 -- MegaMooseCon -- Richburg, South Carolina

September 15 -- Cartersville Comic Con -- Cartersville, Georgia

November 4 -- Clandestine Comics -- Laurel, Maryland

November 16-18 -- CONjuration -- Atlanta, Georgia

   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.

Photo courtesy Anime Weekend Atlanta World Conventions

World Boardgaming Championships
   July 21-29, 2018
   Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 16-20, 2018
   San Jose, California
World Fantasy Convention
   November 1-4, 2018
   Baltimore, Maryland

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.