Can’t-Miss Costume Events: Monday, June 23 Edition
As of this past weekend, Summer 2014 is officially here – and summer is the season for cosplay and conventions! Comic-Con in San Diego is still a month and a day away, but there are plenty of other conventions around the country. There’s bound to be one in your area!
To help you out, here’s our list of upcoming anime conventions, comic cons, and other costuming events. Also, be sure to check out the Events hub on BuyCostumes.com to gear up for Ren Faires and Comic Cons alike.
Plenty of Time to Plan: (July 6 – 12)
- Anime-Zing (Davenport, IA)
Over 100 unique anime events are happening at this three-day con. From anime to sci-fi-to video games, there’s something for everyone.
- Capital City Comic Con (Austin, TX)
Kids under 12 get in free at this family-friendly event! Tons of comic book artists will be in attendance, including Kevin Eastman, the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Connecticon (Hartford, CT)
Thousands of guests make Connecticon a premier event in the northeast! Outside of the main convention, they also hold tons of role-playing and gaming tournaments, as well as other fun events.
- CONvergence (Bloomington, MN)
CONvergence is all about everything sci-fi and fantasy. This year’s theme is “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” — celebrating the fusion of fantasy and reality.
- The Great Allentown Comic Con (Allentown, PA)
This anime, gaming, and pop-culture convention invites you to “Get UR Geek On!”
- Metrocon (Tampa, FL)
Metrocon is Florida’s largest anime convention.
- Sukoshicon: Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
- Sukoshicon: Louisville Anime Weekend (Louisville, KY)
Sukoshicon hosts tons of events in the southern U.S., and these two are coming up soon! Other 2014 conventions from them include locations in Birmingham and Bowling Green.
- TFcon (Mississauga, ON, Canada)
TFcon is the largest Transformers fan convention in the world! The con also makes a stop in Chicago this October.
- Tokyo in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
Also known as “TnT,” the biggest anime event in Oklahoma is set to only get bigger this year.
- Valhalla Con (Columbia, SC)
This viking convention and costume festival is taking South Carolina by force. Pillage away!
Happening Next week: (June 29 – July 5)
- Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA)
- Florida Supercon (Miami, FL)
- Anime Midwest (Rosemont, IL)
- Westercon (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Texicon (Grapevine, TX)
- We Heart Nerds Con (Portland, OR)
- Portland GEAR Con (Portland, OR)
Happening This Week! (June 23 – 28)
- Albuquerque Comics Expo (Albuquerque, NM)
- Anime Evolution (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
- Animaritime (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)
- Belmont Pier Pirate Invasion and Mermaid Festival (Long Beach, CA)
- Britishfest (Omaha, NE)
- ConTemporal (Raleigh, NC)
- Evolution Expo (Oakland, CA)
- Lake Count-I-Con (Round Lake Beach, IL)
- Nishizake (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
- Northwest Fan Fest (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
- Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival (Rockaway Beach, OR)
- Saskatoon Blitz (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
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