List of Conventions Past and Present

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The following are lists of fan conventions that are or were held at regularly scheduled intervals (annually, biennially, etc.). For a complete list of all conventions documented on Fanlore, see Category:Conventions.

Conventions Still Running

  • AnimagiC, a German anime and manga con held since 1999.
  • Arisia, Boston area SF con held since 1989.
  • Balticon, Baltimore SF con held since 1967.
  • BistoCon 2014-present (August, even-numbered years). The Professionals slash relaxacon.
  • Boskone, an SF con and sister-con to Arisia; held in Boston since 1941
  • ClexaCon, 2017-present (March). A Clexa and multimedia con held in Las Vegas, USA.
  • Comic-Con, 1970-present (July) yearly, in San Diego, CA, USA. Huge.
  • CONfabulation, 2017-present. Successor to WinCon. USA.
  • Connexions, 1999-2005 (April), returned in 2015 (July). Multimedia slash con held in Northern Virginia, USA.
  • ConStrict, 2001-present (July). Multimedia slash con, now in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • CON.TXT, a multi-fandom slash con held in Silver Spring, Maryland (Con.Txt website)
  • Creation Cons, procons run by Creation Entertainment
  • Connichi, a German anime and manga con held since 2002.
  • Dragon*Con, 1987-present. Massive convention held yearly in Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Escapade, a slash relaxacon near Santa Barbara open to all fandoms (Escapade home page)
  • FanWorks, 2019-present. Multimedia fanworks convention. USA.
  • Fedcon, 1992-present (April/May). Trek and Sci-Fi media con, usually held in Bonn, Germany.
  • Finncon, 1986-present. Fan-run science fiction and fantasy con held in Finland.
  • German Comic Con (GCC), 2015-present. Gen Multifandom con held in Dortmund, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich on several dates.
  • Get Together, 2005-present. Annual (October) slash and multi media fan gathering in Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Hanami, a midsized German anime and manga con held since 2006.
  • Intercon, 1992-present, a LARP con
  • KisCon, 2008-present (May). Kirk/Spock con held in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • LosCon, The Los Angeles Regional Science Fantasy Convention
  • Lubricus, 2011-present (August). Harry Potter slash con held near Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Magic Con, 2018-?, a new German con for Fantasy media franchises, successor to the defunct Ring*Con
  • Necronomicon, (?-present). Fan-run science fiction con held in Florida.
  • New York Comic Con, 2006-present. Multi-fandom convention held in New York, NY.
  • Pacificon, aka Bitchin' Party. 2008-present. Seattle area.
  • REVELcon, 1989-present (March). Multimedia con held in Houston, TX, USA.
  • SHarecon, Starsky and Hutch, Maryland (even-numbered years)
  • SinpOzium, 2000-2002, 2005, 2011-2015, 2017-present (June). Multimedia slash con held in Sydney, Australia.
  • SwanCon, Australia's longest-running science fiction convention, starting in 1976.
  • TGIF/F, 2016-present (February). Multimedia femslash con held in Los Angeles, USA.
  • Tribal Forces, 2006-present (April). Slash con held in Eastern Pennsylvania, USA.
  • TusCon, TusCon Arizona's longest running literary multi-fandom convention, starting in 1974.
  • VidUKon, vidding convention held in the UK starting 2008.
  • Westercon, 1948-present. Science fiction con held in western North America.
  • WisCon, 1977-present (May). Feminist-oriented science fiction convention and conference held in Madison, Wisconsin. (WisCon home page)
  • Worldcon, SF con that includes media fan panels (World Science Fiction Society)
  • WriterconUK, 2006-present (summer). Small UK-based fanfiction and fanart convention.

Discontinued Conventions

These cons are defunct or on hiatus.

Failed Conventions