Giant Freakin’ Convention Calendar: Week Of 5/20/13

By David Wharton | 7 years ago

ComicConWelcome to the Giant Freakin’ Convention Calendar! We’ll be your one-stop source for the science fiction/comic/etc. conventions happening during any given week. Let’s dive in!

  • Alabama Phoenix Festival — Birmingham, Alabama (5/24 – 5/26)
    Guests include Eureka’s Colin Ferguson, True Blood’s Janina Gavankar, and Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson.
  • Balticon 47 — Baltimore, MD (5/24 – 5/27)
    Guests include author Joe Haldeman.
  • Baycon — Santa Clara, CA (5/24 – 5/27)
    Guests include author Lois McMaster Bujold, artist Cliff Nielsen, and Veronica Belmont.
  • Brit Con — St. Louis Park, MN (5/24 – 5/26)
    A convention focused on celebrating British pop culture.
  • Comicpalooza — Houston, TX (5/24 – 5/26)
    Guests include Patrick Stewart, Armin Shimerman, Rene Auberjonois, Avery Brooks, Alan Dean Foster, and Chris Claremont.
  • Conduit 23 — Salt Lake City, UT (5/24 – 5/26)
  • ConQuest 44 — Kansas City, MO (5/24 – 5/26)
    Guests include George R.R. Martin.
  • Galacticon 3 — Houston, TX (5/23 – 5/26)
    Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original Battlestar Galactica series, and the 10th anniversary of the Ron Moore Syfy reboot. Guests include Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Michael Hogan, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, and more.
  • London MCM Expo — London (5/24 – 5/26)
    Guests include director Edgar Wright, Camilla Luddington (new voice of Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft), Falling Skies’ Sarah Carter and Drew Roy, Jane Espenson (Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Mark Meer (male voice of Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard).
  • Media West*Con — Lansing, MI (5/24 – 5/27)
  • MisCon 27 — Missoula, MT (5/24 – 5/27)
    Guests include Jim Butcher.
  • Phoenix Comicon — Phoenix, AZ (5/23 – 5/26)
    This one has a huge celebration of Babylon 5’s 20th anniversary. Guests include creator J. Michael Straczynski, Mira Furlan, Bill Mumy, Tracy Scoggins, Pat Tallman, Jason Carter, Peter Jurasik, Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig, Stephen Furst, Andrea Thompson, Robin Atkin Downes, and Julie Caitlin Brown.
  • Puerto Rico Comic Con — San Juan, Puerto Rico (5/25 – 5/26)
    Guests include Kevin Sorbo, David Finch, and Sara Jean Underwood.
  • Timegate — Atlanta, GA (5/24 – 5/26)
    Focused on Doctor Who. Guests include Sixth Doctor Colin Baker and author Jody Lynn Nye.
  • WisCon 37 — Madison, WI (5/24 – 5/27)
    A self-described “feminist science fiction convention.”
  • Wonder Northwest — Portland, OR (5/25 – 5/26)

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