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Conventions convenient to Ohio geeks 2014 : March through May

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It’s time to get out and to get your geek on! Convention season is revving up and here is a collection of Cons for every taste. These conventions are convenient to geeks of Ohio was a fun day trip not far from home or a mini-vacay possibly a bit further to travel to, but totally worth your time.

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.

For 2014, the template of the ‘Convenient Conventions List’ has been minimized to make for a quicker referencing. Enjoy!

March 2014
March 2014 logos come from the conventions respective websites

March 2014

February 28-March 2, 2014 Ring of Fire Con
Type:  Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Games, Comics, Cosplay
Located: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Price:
3-Day - $45  
6 & under FREE
Register here!

 

March 14-16, 2014 Indiana Comic Con
Type:  Comics, Toys, Games, Anime, Cosplay
Location: Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Price:
1-Day Adult - $20.00
3-Day Adult - $45.00
Kids (12 and under) are FREE
Register here!

 

March 14-16, 2014 MadiCon
Type: Sci-Fi, Gaming, LARP, Cosplay
Located: James Madison University’s Festival: Conference & Student Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Price:
3-Day - Pre-sale $15, At-Door $20
1-Day - Friday Only or Sunday Only $8  At-Door
1-Day - Saturday Only $10 At-Door
 

March 15-16, 2014 SpringFestNY
Type: Anime
Located: Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 6 Metrotech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201
Price: 
2-Day VIP $35
2-Day $25
Saturday Only$15
Sunday Only $12
Register here!

 

March 21-23, 2014 Anime Boston
Type: Anime
Located: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
Price: 
3-Day - Pre-sale $60, At Door $65 ($60 cash)
Children 6-12 yrs - Pre-Sale $50, At Door $55 ($50 cash)   
Children 5 and under FREE
Sunday Only - $25 ($20 cash)  
Children 6-12 yrs: $15 ($10 cash)   
Children 5 and under: FREE
Register here!

March 21-23, 2014 MegaCon
Type:  Total geek culture convention complete with celebrities
Located: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Price: 
3-Day - $60
1-Day - $25
VIP Ticket Package $160
Register here!

March 21-23, 2014 CincyCon
Type: Gaming
Located: The Atrium Hotel & Conference Center, 30 Tri-County Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Price:
3-Day - $20.00
1-Day - $15.00
Children 10 years and under FREE with an adult.
Register here!

March 21-23, 2014 MidSouthCon
Type: Literature and Gaming
Located: Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridgelake Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120
Price:
3-Day -$50
12 and under 3-Day - $25 
Register here!

 

March 22, 2014 Animarathon
Type: Anime
Located: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Price: 
Pre-Sale $8, At-Door $3 (see the FAQs for why Pre-Sale is more than the At-Door price)
All Children under 12 Free (Guardian with child $2)
To register email Tia Anderson (tivorya@gmail.com) with the subject "Pre-reg Order" and include your name, address, birthday, email, phone number, and the amount of passes needed.

 

March 27-30, 2014 Chi-Fi 0
Type: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Comics
Located:  Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $15, At-Door $20
Children 12 and under are FREE
Or if you register for Chi-Fi 2015 for $70 and get in free to Chi-Fi 0
Register here!

 

March 28-30, 2014 Armageddicon
Type: Anime
Located: Holiday Inn Worthington, 7007 N High St. Columbus, Ohio, 43085
Price:   
Standard 3-Day - Pre-Sale $25, At Door $35
Premium 3-Day - $30     
Legendary 3-Day - $75
Friday Only At Door - $30
Saturday Only At Door- $30
Sunday Only At Door - $15
Register here!

 

March 28-30, 2014 The Twisted World Villains and Vixens
Type: Horror
Located: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia, Valley Forge301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $65, At-Door $80
1-Day – Pre-Sale $40, At-Door $50
Register here!

 

March 28-30, 2014 Eville Con
Type: Anime
Located: Clarion Inn, 4101 Highway 41 N, Evansville, IN 47714
Price: Occurring from February 6th, 2014 to March 5th, 2014:- One
3-Day - $35 (Until March 5th), At-Door - $40
1-Day - Friday ($25), Saturday ($25), or Sunday ($15)-
1-Day Parent Badge (limited access to panels and events) $5
6 and under FREE
Register here!

 

March 28-30, 2014 Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
Type: Full geek culture con with celebrities!
Located: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $75.00, At-Door $85.00
1-Day  -
Friday Only $35
Saturday Only $45
Sunday Only $40
Wizard World VIP Package $199.99
Register here!

April 2014
April 2014 logos come from the conventions respective websites

April 2014

April 4-6, 2014 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
Type: Full geek culture con with celebrities!
Located: America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $79.95 At-Door $90
1-Day -  
Friday 1-day Ticket $39.95           
Saturday 1-Day Ticket $49.95     
Sunday 1-Day Ticket $44.95
Wizard World VIP Package $199.99
Register here!

 

April 4-6, 2014 Amazicon
Type: Geek Culture
Located: The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 76 Industrial Hwy, Rte 291, Essington, PA 19029
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $30 (until March 25th) , At-Door $35
1-Day - Pre-Sale $13 (until March 25th), At-Door $15
Children 10 and under FREE with paying adult
See registration instructions here!
 

April 4-6, 2014 A & G
Type: Anime and Gaming
Located: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 West River Center Blvd., Covington, Kentucky 41011
Price:
3-Day - $40
3-Day Gold - $95
3-Day Platinum - $200
Register here!

April 5-6, 2014 Gem City Comic Con
Type: Comic and Gaming
Located: Wright State University Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy #430, Dayton, OH 45435
Price:
2-Day $15
1-Day $8
Register here!

 

April 11-13, 2014 PAX East
Type: Gaming
Located: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Price:
3-Day - $75
1-Day - $40
Register here!

 

April 10-13, 2014 Shinboku Con
Type: Anime
Located: Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron, Ohio 44839
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $24.00 (check out the pre-reg perk packs)
Thursday Only $8
Friday Only $12.00
Saturday Only $12.00
Sunday Pass Only $12.00
Thursday + Friday Only $20.00   
Friday + Saturday Only $24.00
Saturday + Sunday Only                $24.00
Register here!

 

April 11-13, 2014 Steel City Con
Type: Toy, Collectable, and Comic
Located: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Price:
3-day - Pre-Sale $25, At-Door $30
Register here!
 

April 11-13, 2014 Marble City Comic Con
Type: Comic, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Toys
Located: Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Price:
3-Day - $40
Saturday or Sunday Only - $20.00
Friday is only accessible for 3 Day ticket holders & VIP Ticket Holders
VIP - $75.00
10 and under FREE with paid adult admission (limit 2 FREE, $5 per additional child).
Register here!

 

April 18-20, 2014 Middle Tennessee Anime Con
Type: Anime
Located: Embassy Suites Nashville SE, 1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $45 (ends April 4th), At-Door 3-Day $60
2-Day Friday and Saturday OR Saturday and Sunday (ends April 4th) - Pre-Sale $40, At-Door $45
1-Day - Pre-Sale $20 1-Day $25
MTAC Lifetime Membership - $400   
Register here!

 

April 19, 2014 SoKomics Expo
Type: Independent comic creators, authors, multi-media artists, and musicians convention.
Located: Knicely Conference Center, 654 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Price:
Admission Ticket $15
Children ages 10 and under FREE!
VIP - $25
Register here!

 

April 25-27, 2014 Steampunk Empire Symposium
Type: Steampunk
Located: Crowne Plaza Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $50 (until April 20th), At-Door $60
Ages 5-12 $20
4 and under FREE
Register here!

 

April 25-27, 2014 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Type: Total geek culture convention
Located: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $60, At-Door $70
3-Day Ages 6-12 - $5
Friday Only - Pre-Sale $25, At-Door $35
Saturday Only - Pre-Sale $35, At-Door $45           
Sunday - Pre-Sale $30, At-Door $40
Register here!

 

May 2014
May 2014 logos come from the conventions respective websites

May 2014

May 1-4, 2014 Another Game Convention
Type: Gaming
Located: Clarion Inn Hudson, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH  44236
Price:
Player 4 Day - Pre-sale $35, At Door $40
Judge 4 Day - Pre-sale $20, At Door $25
Child (9-12) 4 Day - Pre-sale $20, At Door $25
Child (8 & Under) - FREE
Thursday Only - Pre-sale $15, At Door $20
Friday Only - Pre-sale $20, At Door $25
Saturday Only - Pre-sale $20, At Door $25
Sunday Only - Pre-sale $15, At Door $20
Create a login and register here!

 

May 9-11, 2014 MARCon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention)
Type: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention
Located: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $50, At-Door $60
3-Day (12 and under) - Pre-Sale $25, At-Door $30
1-Day - At-Door Only
Friday Only $35
Saturday Only $40
Sunday Only $25
1-Day - At-Door Only
Friday Only $15
Saturday Only $25
Sunday Only $10
Register here!

 

May 16-18 Ice and Fire Con
Type: Game of Thrones Convention
Located: 65666 Bethel Road, New Plymouth, Ohio 45654
Price:
3-Day - $100.00
Saturday Only - $30.00
Register here!
 

May 16-18 Motor City Comic Con
Type: Geek Culture Con
Located: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
Price:   
3-Day Pass - $65
Child Pass (6-12) $20 (Children 6-12 require a ticket Friday and Saturday)
1-Day Child Pass (Friday or Saturday) $10
Friday Only - $25
Saturday Only $35
Sunday Only $30 
5 & Under FREE with paid adult
Register here!

 

May 16-18 XCON
Type: Comics, Sci-fi, Cosplay, and Anime Con
Located: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $18, At-Door 25
VIP - Pre-Sale $170, At-Door $200
Kids 12 and under FREE 
Register here!

May 24 – 26 Spooky Empire’s May-Hem
Type: Horror
Located: The DoubleTree by Hilton at Universal Studios, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $50, At-Door $60
VIP Package $199
1-Day Friday Only - Pre-Sale $30, At-Door $35
1-Day Saturday Only - Pre-Sale $35, At-Door $40
1-Day Sunday Only - Pre-Sale $30, At-Door $35 
Register here!

 

May 25 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Type: Comic convention that takes place at a movie theater and coincides with the open of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. The festivities include Door Prizes, Movie Screenings, Costume Contest, Heroclix Tournament, and featured guests.
Located: Atlas Cinema Great Lakes Stadium 16, 7860 Mentor Avenue Mentor, OH 44060
Price: FREE admission to the convention, but movie ticket prices apply 

 

May 30-June 1, 2014 Indy PopCon
Type: Anime, Art & Music, Comics, Cosplay, Fantasy, Gaming, Internet Culture, Sci-Fi, TV / Movies
Located: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Price:
3-Day Pass - Pre-Sale $45, At-Door, $50
Friday Only - Pre-Sale $20, At-Door $25
Saturday Only - Pre-Sale $25, At-Door $30
Sunday Only - Pre-Sale $20, At-Door $25
VIP Access - Pre-Sale $100, At-Door $120 
Register here!

 

May 30-June 2 Atlanta Comic Con
Type: Wizard World total geek culture convention with celebrities
Located: Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Price:
3-Day - Pre-Sale $75, At-Door $85
1-Day -
Friday Only $35
Saturday Only $45
Sunday Only $40
Register here!

 

May 30-June 1 Fanboy Expo Knoxville
Type: Total geek culture convention with celebrities
Located: The Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN  37902
Price:
3-Day - $40
VIP Passes - $99
Super VIP - $399
1-Day - $20
Children 10 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult (limit 2) 
Register here!

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