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

  • Anglicon, a midsized mediacon in the Pacific Northwest
  • 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.
  • Boskone, an SF con and sister-con to Arisia; held in Boston since 1941
  • Close Quarters, 2007-present (July). Bi-yearly (odd-numbered years) Professionals con in Maryland, USA.
  • Comic-Con, 1970-present (July) yearly, in San Diego, CA, USA. Huge.
  • Con 70 2015 [1]. 70's TV & Movie SF convention - Melbourne Victoria Australia.
  • Con*Cept, 1989-present (October). SFF con in Montreal, Canada.
  • CON.TXT, a multi-fandom slash con held in Silver Spring, Maryland (Con.Txt website)
  • Connexions, 1999-2005 (April), returned in 2015 (July). Multimedia slash con held in Northern Virginia, USA.
  • Creation Cons, procons run by Creation Entertainment
  • Connichi, a German anime and manga con held since 2002.
  • DexCon, yearly comic fanfic con in Toronto, Canada.
  • Dragon*Con, 1987-present. Massive convention held yearly in Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Eastern Media Con, 2007-present (October). Multimedia con created to fill the gap left by Eclecticon, held in Newark, NJ, USA.
  • Escapade, a slash relaxacon near Santa Barbara open to all fandoms (Escapade home page)
  • Fedcon, 1992-present (April/May). Trek and Sci-Fi media con, usually held in Bonn, Germany.
  • German Comic Con (GCC), 2015-present. Gen Multifandom con held in Dortmund, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich on several dates.
  • Finncon, 1986-present. Fan-run science fiction and fantasy con held in Finland.
  • 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.
  • Koon-ut-Cali-Con, a Southern California K/S con
  • LosCon, The Los Angeles Regional Science Fantasy Convention
  • Magic Con, 2018-?, a new German con for Fantasy media franchises, successor to the defunct Ring*Con
  • MediaWest*Con, the biggest fan-only media con (
  • M.E.M.E., the Midwest Entertainment and Media Expo ([2])
  • Nattercon, (1989-present). A small Professionals con held in the UK.
  • Necronomicon, (?-present). Fan-run science fiction con held in Florida.
  • New York Comic Con, 2006-present. Multi-fandom convention held in New York, NY.
  • NotJustAnotherCon. Con held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1985[1] to 2002[2].
  • Pacificon, aka Bitchin' Party. Seattle area.
  • Redemption 1999-present. Multifandom con held in Coventry, UK.
  • REVELcon, 1989-present (March). Multimedia con held in Houston, TX, USA.
  • SwanCon, Australia's longest-running science fiction convention, starting in 1976.
  • Vidcon, 1991-present (July). Multimedia con held in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.
  • VidUKon, vidding convention held in the UK starting 2008.
  • Vividcon, Chicago convention dedicated to vids (Vividcon home page)
  • Westercon, 1948-present. Science fiction con held in western North America.
  • WinchesterCon, 2006-present (October). A Supernatural con that was slash-only for its first year, but now is for all Supernatural fans. It moves to a different city each year.
  • 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)
  • Writercon, 2004-present (summer). Fanfiction convention focusing on TV fandoms.(Writercon home page)
  • WriterconUK, 2006-present (summer). Small UK-based fanfiction and fanart convention.
  • Yaoi-Con, 2001-present (September). An anime and manga slash/yaoi con held in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Discontinued Conventions

These cons are defunct or on hiatus.

Failed Conventions


  1. NotJustAnotherCon list of guest speakers (accessed 24 January 2009)
  2. official NJAC homepage (accessed 24 January 2009)