a convention calendar for the Southeastern U.S.


NOTE: As of this update, we have double-checked with all the coastal area conventions in the aftermath of Florence.
Several have been postponed or cancelled (and are noted on the complete calendar page), but we advise contacting all
conventions along the Eastern seaboard this weekend (and beyond) to confirm their status before traveling.

Photo courtesy Dragon Con.

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. 

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.

New Additions To The Calendar

 October 12 -- Bitten Bar Crawl -- Savannah, Georgia

 October 13 -- Toy Collectibles Show -- Chattanooga, TN

 November 9-12 -- Gamer Comic Expo -- Miami, Florida

 November 10 -- Comic Book & Toy Expo -- Tallahassee, Florida

 November 10 -- TigerCon -- Houston, Texas

 November 24 -- Holly Hill Comicon -- Burlington, NC

 December 1 -- Krampus Pub Crawl -- Savannah, Georgia

 December 7-8 -- Extra Life Winter -- Atlanta, Georgia

 January 4-5 -- Wizard World -- New Orleans, Louisiana

 January 25-27 -- Secret Mission Con -- Marietta, Georgia

 January 26 -- SSA+S Toracon -- Sarasota, Florida

 March 1-3 -- GAD-Con -- Aberdeen, Maryland

 March 9 -- Mississippi Anime Festival -- Jackson, Mississippi

 March 9 -- SuperHero Pub Crawl -- Atlanta, Georgia

 April 5-7 -- Wizard World -- St. Louis, Missouri

 April 6 -- Mizuumi-Con -- San Antonio, Texas

 April 6-7 -- CAFCON -- Morganton, North Carolina

 May 24-26 -- Animazement -- Raleigh, North Carolina

 July 12-14 -- BlerdCon -- Arlington, Virginia

 August 24-25 -- A.G.S. Con -- Mobile, Alabama

Upcoming Southern Conventions

September 15-16 -- Small Press Expo -- Bethesda, Maryland

September 20-23 -- Anime Weekend Atlanta -- Atlanta, GA

September 21-23 -- CogCon 28 -- Rolla, Missouri

September 21-23 -- FenCon 15 -- Dallas, Texas

September 21-23 -- Megacon Tampa Bay -- Tampa, Florida

September 21-23 -- RavenCon 13.5 -- Richmond, Virginia

September 21-23 -- Shocka-Con -- Charleston, West Virginia

September 21-23 -- Southern Front -- Raleigh, North Carolina

September 21-23 -- Spa Con -- Hot Springs, Arkansas

September 21-23 -- Wizard World -- Austin, Texas

September 22-23 -- Creative Con -- Panama City, Florida

September 22-23 -- Toy & Hobby Show -- Raleigh, NC

World Conventions

World Fantasy Convention
   November 1-4, 2018
   Baltimore, Maryland
World Boardgaming Championships
   July 20-28, 2019
   Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
World Science Fiction Convention
   August 15-19, 2019
   Dublin, Ireland

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 2018 by Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.