Vidukon, a United Kingdom-based fan-run convention focused on vidding, will be held in Cardiff, Wales on 18-19 May 2013. The con welcomes vids and vidders from all fandoms and features video shows along with workshops, panels, and even a 'Vid Bazaar' where vidders can swap DVDs of their work.
BayCon, the San Francisco Bay area's regional science fiction convention celebrates its 31st incarnation in 2013. In honor of this, the program organizers have chosen the theme 'Triskaidekaphobicon' and are planning to explore the darker sides of science fiction and fantasy: phobias, superstitions, thrills, horror, and more. The con features panels, workshops, special guests, meet and greet opportunities, and gaming spaces for fans across the genre.
Sinpozium is a Sydney slash gathering that's been held six times previously (2000-2002, 2005, 2011-2012). It is a fan-run, not-for-profit weekend-long party.
Sinpozium started as a giant slash slumber party, and what happens at it is up to those who attend. Everyone should be able to participate as much as they want, whether that's giving a talk, pimping a fandom, leading a discussion, taking part in games, sharing vids or just hanging out and having a good time. Activities will include discussions, fandom pimping, games, vid watching and more.
Starfury Conventions is hosting a three-day celebration of Matt Smith's tenure as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham. The event will feature special guests, panels, photo opportunities, autograph sessions and more.
Westercon is the "West Coast Science Fantasy Conference" held annually in the western part of the United States. Westercon 66 will take place in Sacramento, California from 4-7 July 2013. In addition to workshops and panels, the program features special guests, a masquerade and costume ball, an art show, musical events, and a writers workshop.
Readercon celebrates "imaginative literature" - that is, literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and unclassifiable works known as "slipstream."
The annual convention brings together more than 150 professionals from the publishing industry from cross the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and sometimes even Australia and Japan. The event typically sees an attendance of over 600 readers and fans.
Comic-Con International returns to San Diego for its 44th year. This mult-media, multi-genre, multi-fandom convention features panels involving celebrities, entertainers, and creators from a diverse range of entertainment. Special events, autograph signings, an exhibition hall, and screenings of films and television episodes occur throughout the 4-day event.
Held in Messe Essen, Germany, Star Wars Celebration Europe II is an event for all ages. The Celebrations began in 1999 in Denver, Colorado and in 2007 went international to London, back to Los Angeles, to Tokyo, and then Orlando for the last one in 2012.
The con contains exhibits, an interactive show floor, screenings, merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, and autograph sessions. Costuming workshops, academic discussions, behind-the-scenes insights, fan films, and sneak peeks at the future of Star Wars are all elements of Celebration as well.
Otakon is a fan-run convention focusing on anime, manga, and Asian popular culture and is held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The convention will be celebrating its twentieth run from 9-11 August 2013. The event will feature special guests, concerts, contests, panels, and workshops.
The official convention for Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Universe fans by Creation Entertainment will be held at the Westin O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois, on 16-18 August 2013. Fans will have the chance to interact, attend panels, get autographs, and experience exclusive photo opportunities.