Now, to me, Ohayocon
is the mark of the beginning of con season. It's the first major anime con of the year with 10,000+ attendance and I'm not there this year
At the same time, there's also a sci-fi con in the same city of Columbus, OH on exactly the same weekend DeConPression
Meanwhile the same weekend in Tennessee, two cons are going on the same weekend. Anime Blues Winterfest Remix
, a smaller one-day con from AnimeBlues
and Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon
or MACK for short.
Over in Florida, we got a new con called Animate! Miami
from the same people who bought you SuperCon
. Animate! focuses on anime, animation and cosplay. Maybe unofficially a Pony con just because 5 of the guests happen to be on MLP:FIM ???
There's a host of sci-fi cons this weekend, I counted five. RustyCon
up in Seattle this year will celebrate their 30th year. That's a lot of candles ! There's also a number of gaming cons to including one called SnowCon
- I had to laugh at that name. SnowCon
! Plus a number of comic book cons too.
Finally, the most unusual con I've seen though if you think about it, there probably should be more of these cons. It's a LEGO con called Brick Fair
in Alabama. That's right a LEGO con. Though I'm guessing it isn't an official LEGO event but hey, I loved LEGOs as a kid. If I lived in Alabama, I be there this weekend !
This weekend, I'm at another con but it is a photography con called photoLA
. I'll be working it so I'll be around somewhere.Animate! Miami
(Miami, FL)Anime Blues Winterfest Remix
(Memphis, TN) Jan 19thArisia
(Boston, MA) 18-21Bak-Anime
(Bakersfield, CA) Jan 20thBrick Fair
(Birmingham, AL) Jan 19th + 20thCharlotte Mini-Con
(Charlotte, NC) Jan 20thDeConPression
(Columbus, OH)Immortal Confusion
(Williamsburg, VA)Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon
(Murfreesboro, TN) Jan 19th + 20thOhayocon
(Columbus, OH)Orlando Toy & Comic Con
(Orlando, FL) Jan 20thRustyCon
(Chicago, IL) Jan 19thX-travaCon
(Detroit, MI) Jan 20th