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Conventions convenient to Ohio geeks 2014 : June through August

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Conventions are a great way to meet those who are fans of the same hobbies, entertainment, and obsessions that you have. Your level of enjoyment does not have a inverse relationship to the size of the convention so there are conventions of all sizes listed. These conventions are convenient to Ohio geeks, some located close and some further but worth the trip and they all represent the full spectrum of the geek fandom rainbow.

There are conventions all year round. Therefore, this is a recurring list feature for my readers. I am constantly compiling this never-ending list. If you know of or run a convention within those convenience guidelines for the geeks of Ohio, please contact me (at sparrow1183@gmail.com with subject line: Con List Suggestion or by message to my Facebook page or Twitter account) with the website, location, price and a short description of the convention. Also, feel free to contact me with any corrections to the list entries.

June 2014
June 2014 Logos taken from their respective websites and arranged by Sarah Marquis

June 2014

May 30 – June 1                Spooky Empire's May-Hem Convention
Type:
Horror
Located: The DoubleTree By Hilton at Universal Studios, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Media Guests, Authors and Panelists, Traditional Artists, Tattoo Artists  
Price:
3-Day - $50
1-Day Friday or Sunday - $30
1-Day Saturday - $35
At-Door 3-Day - $60
At-Door 1-day Friday or Sunday - $35
At-Door 1-day Saturday - $40
Children 10 and under - FREE with adult

May 30 – June 1                Indy Pop Con
Type:
All Geek Culture
Located: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $45 (until 11:59PM Thursday, May 29th)
1-Day Friday or Sunday - $20 (until 11:59PM Thursday, May 29th)
1-Day Saturday - $25 (until 11:59PM Thursday, May 29th)
At-Door 3-Day - $50
At-Door 1-Day Friday or Sunday - $25
At-Door 1-Day Saturday - $30
Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult.
Children 13 and under must have an adult with them at the Con.

May 30 – June 1                Cleveland ConCoction 2014
Type:
Sci-fi, Gaming, Anime
Located: Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135
More Info: Event FAQs, Guests, Events and Programming
Price:
At-Door 3-Days (13 and up) - $50
At-Door 3-Days (7 to 12) - $25
At-Door 1-Day Friday (13 and up) - $35
At-Door 1-Day Friday (7 to 12) - $15
At-Door 1-Day Saturday (13 and up) - $40
At-Door 1-Day Saturday (7 to 12) - $20
At-Door 1-Day Sunday (13 and up)  - $25
At-Door 1-Day Sunday (7 to 12) - $10
6 and under FREE with adult
 

June 13 – 15       Anime Mid-Atlantic 14
Type:
Anime
Located: Norfolk Marriot Chesapeake, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
More Info: Convention Rules, Guests, Signature Events
Price:
At-Door 3-Days (13 and up) - $55
At-Door 3-Days (7 to 12) - $30
At-Door 1-Day Friday (13 and up) - $35
At-Door 1-Day Friday (7 to 12) - $20
At-Door 1-Day Saturday (13 and up) - $40
At-Door 1-Day Saturday (7 to 12) - $20
At-Door 1-Day Sunday (13 and up)  - $25
At-Door 1-Day Sunday (7 to 12) - $15
6 and under FREE with adult
10% discount for active duty military personnel and their dependents 13 or older with military ID
 

June 13 – 15       CombatCon
Type:
Western Martial Arts, Gaming, Steampunk, Cosplay
Located: Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, WMA Instructors, Guests of Honor, Featured Guests
Price:
Warrior Pass (admission to Opening Ceremony on Thursday and all classes, panels, demos and general activities as well as admission to the convention Friday-Sunday) - $200
Fan Pass (admission to Opening Ceremony on Thursday and all panels, demos and general activities as well as admission to the convention Friday-Sunday) - $65
Gamer Pass (admission to Opening Ceremony on Thursday and to the convention Friday-Sunday which includes entry to the Gaming Room and Vendor Hall) - $45
 

June 11 – 15       Origins Game Fair
Type:
Gaming
Located: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
More Info: Event FAQs, Download the Gaming Event Spreadsheet HERE, Guests of Honor, Special Guests
Price:
5-Day - $55
1-Day - $15
At-Door 5-Day - $65
At-Door 1-day - $20
Children 9 and under are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult

June 13 – 15       Walker Stalker Con Boston 2014 (formally POPaticon, see details here)
Type:
Zombie, Horror, Sci-Fi
Located: Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $90
2-Day Saturday and Sunday - $60
1-Day Friday - $30
1-Day Saturday or Sunday - $40
Kids 10 and under are FREE with a paid adult (limit 2).

June 15th            Albany Comic Con
Type:
Comic and collectables
Located: Holiday Inn Albany, 205 Wolf Rd Albany,  New York  12205  
More Info: Event FAQs, Guests
Price:
1-Day - $10
 

June 19 – 22       Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
Type:
All Geek Culture Con complete with celebrities
Located: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street ,Philadelphia, PA 19107
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Scroll down on the main page to see all guests
Price:
4-Day Adult - $89.95
1-Day Ticket Thursday - $35
1-Day Ticket Friday OR Sunday - $45
1-Day Ticket Saturday - $55

June 27 – 29       Scares That Care Weekend
Type:
Horror
Located: DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $40
1-Day - $25
Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult

June 28 – 29       Derby City Comic Con
Type:
Comic
Located: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule
Price:
2-Day Adult - $15
1-Day - $10
Children 12 and under are FREE with paying adult

July 2014
July 2014 Logos taken from their respective websites and arranged by Sarah Marquis

July 2014

July 3 – 6              Anthrocon
Type:
Anthro and Furry  
Located: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
More Info: Event FAQs, Guests of Honor Lee Tockar and Jim Cummings
Price:
Attending Membership (admits you all days) - $55 (Jan 1-June 13)
Sponsorship Membership (admits you all days with early access as well as: Sponsor ribbon, Anthrocon T-shirt, An expedited registration line on site) - $105
At-Door Attending Membership - $60
At-Door Sponsorship Membership - $110

July 3 – 6              Florida Supercon
Type:
Comics, Anime, Cosplay, Fandoms, Gaming, and Celebrities
Located: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Scroll down the main page to see the guests
Price:
4-days - $75 (April 23 - Jun. 20)
4-Days - $80 (Jun. 21 and on)
2-Day Saturday and Sunday - $45 (Jan 3 - June 20)
2-Day Saturday and Sunday - $50 (June 21 and after)
1-Day Thursday, Friday, OR Sunday - $25 (before 6/20/2014)
1-Day Saturday - $30 (before 6/20/2014)
1-Day  - $30 (after June 20, 2014)
Children 9 and under are FREE with a paying adult

July 4 – 6              InConJunction
Type:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, and Gaming
Located: Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day $40 - (May 12 - June 28)
3-Day $45 - (June 29 - door)
3-Day At-Door - $50
Children 12 and under are half price and those 5 and under are FREE

July 4 – 6              Anime Midwest
Type:
Anime and Cosplay
Located: Center, Address, City, ST ZIP
More Info: Event About page, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $50 (until June 30)
3-Day At-Door- $55
1-Day - $35

July 24 – 27         COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2014
Type:
The ultimate geek culture convention
Located: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
More Info: Event About Page, Convention Policies, Badge FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
Registration is closed :(

August 2014
August 2014 Logos taken from their respective websites and arranged by Sarah Marquis

August 2014

August 1 – 3         Fandom Fest
Type:
All geek culture fest with celebrities
Located: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $60
1-Day Friday OR Sunday - $30
1-Day Saturday Only Day Pass - $40              

August 1 – 3         Fright Night Horror Weekend
Type:
Horror
Located: The Galt House, 140 North Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40202
More Info: Guests
Price:
3-Day - $60         
1-Day Friday OR Sunday - $30    
1-Day Saturday - $40

August 7 – 10     PulpFest
Type:
Pulp Magazines and Sci-Fi
Located: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule
Price:
3-Day  - $60
1-Day Friday OR Saturday - $15
1-Day Sunday (only available At-Door) - $5
At-Door 3-Day - $65
Children 15 and under are admitted with paying adult

August 8 – 10         Steel City Con
Type:
Comics, collectables and celebrities
Located: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day Adult - $25
At-Door 3-Day - $30
At-Door 1-day - $15

August 14 – 17   GenCon Indy
Type:
Gaming, Cosplay, and all sorts of geek culture related events
Located: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
More Info: Event FAQs, Event Catalogue
Price:
4-Day - $70 (January 26 - June 29)
1-Day Adult - $40
At-Door 4-Day - $80
At-Door 1-day - $50

August 21 – 24     Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
Type:
All Geek Culture Con complete with celebrities
Located: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Scroll down on the main page to see all guests
Price:
3-Day  - $75
1-Day Friday - $35
1-Day Saturday - $45
1-Day Sunday - $40

August 22 – 24   Matsuricon
Type:
Anime
Located: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Guests
Price:
3-Day - $40 (until August 1)
At-Door 3-Day - $45
At-Door 1-day Friday - $30
At-Door 1-day Saturday - $40
At-Door 1-day Sunday - $20
Children under 10 are FREE with paying adult

August 29 – September 1             Dragon Con
Type:
All of geek culture convention with celebrities
Located: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303
More Info: Event FAQs, Schedule, Featured Guests, Performers, Artists, Other Guests
Price:
4-Day - $115

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