Comic Con Calendar: Upcoming Conventions in 2020

Check out our guide to the can't miss comic cons and fan conventions in North America coming in 2020!

Comic Con Calendar 2020

Just as there are no limits to fandom with an amazing breadth and scale of stories to fall in love with, there are no limits to the places to explore that fandom alongside your nerd herd, or geek tribe of choice.

For the better part of a decade, and at least the past six years, I have worked as a nerd-gone-pro, speaker, host, and moderator at up to two dozen cons annually across the country, and the globe. Suffice to say, I know and love the con scene. While there are staples to most pop culture eventscelebrity signings, photo ops, cosplayers, t-shirt and toy vendors, after parties and hopefully an endless selection of comicseach town has a unique vibe due to eclectic bunch of attendees.

It is a Galactus-sized task to list every single con during the year, but with this initial list – which will be updated frequently – I am setting out to catalogue notable events I either know and love, or the ones I want to get to.

Join me for the beginning of this epic fantripping excursion to some of the best cons out there. 

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MARCH 2020

Supernatural Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 5-8, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Las Vegas here.

Wizard World Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

March 6-8, 2020

Find more info about Wizard World Cleveland here.

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Fandom Legacy Con

Dallas, Texas

March 6-8, 2020

Find more info about Fandom Legacy Con here

ClarksvilleCon

Clarksville, Tennessee

March 7, 2020

Find more info about ClarksvilleCon here.

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MY-CON

Orlando, Florida

March 7, 2020

Find more info about My-Con here.

Emerald City Comic Con

Seattle, Washington

March 12-15, 2020

The unique vibe of ECCC can be appreciated just from the site banner that features an animated Seattle skyline populated by a flying saucer, witch, kaiju, dragon, UFO, and sasquatch. This is definitely a Seattle event imbued with the spirit of the city. However, it’s an impressive con amongst cons with a roster of comic book and literary talent (including Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, Jody Houser, Babs Tarr, Delilah Dawson, Max Brooks, Terry Brooks) and actors (Star Trek: Picard’s Isa Briones, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan). 

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Find more info about Louisiana Comic Con here

Toronto Comicon

Toronto, Ontario

March 20-22, 2020

Find more info about Toronto Comicon here.

Planet ComiCon

Kansas City, Missouri

March 20-22, 2020

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Find more info about Planet ComiCon here

Collective Con

Jacksonville, Florida

March 20-22, 2020

Find more info about Collective Con here.

San Diego Rocket Con

San Diego, California

March 21-22, 2020

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Find more info about San Diego Rocket Con here

Fan Expo Dallas

Dallas, Texas

March 27-29, 2020

In addition to a Lord of the Rings hobbits reunion (with Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd), Dallas is bringing comedy legend John Cleese from Monty Python, Brendan Fraser, The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal, and a whole lot of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earth heroes led by Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz, and Brandon Routh. Also? Christina Ricci!

Find more info about Fan Expo Dallas here.

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival

Atlantic City, New Jersey

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March 27-29, 2020

Find more info about New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival here.

SC Comicon

Greenville, South Carolina

March 28-29, 2020

Find more info about SC Comicon here

APRIL 2020 

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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April 3-5, 2020

Find more info about The Great Philadelphia Comic Con here

Big Apple Comic Con

New York, New York

April 4-5, 2020

Find more info about Big Apple Comic Con here.

StrangerCon

Los Angeles, California

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April 4-5, 2020

When Stranger Things Season 3 dropped in July 2019, it became the most watched show on Netflix, propelling the smash-hit series into the upper echelons of must-see TV. Now fans of the Hawkins crew can see special guests Millie Bobby Brown (“Eleven”), Noah Schnapp (“Will Byers”), Finn Wolfhard (“Mike Wheeler”), and host Chester Rushing (“Tommy H”) — with more guests to be announced – for a two-day show with guest panels, photo ops and autograph signings, cosplay and trivia contests, and a Saturday night karaoke party.

Find more info about StrangerCon here

WonderCon

Anaheim, California

April 10-12, 2020

WonderCon is part of the Comic-Con International family, but while it’s the slightly smaller sibling of SDCC, this Anaheim show is not a lesser event. Rather, WonderCon brings a strong comic book game while also emerging as another notable destination for movie and television reveals. Plus it ranks high as an excellent cosplay destination with the always impressive Saturday-night Masquerade. 

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Find more info about WonderCon here.

Indiana Comic Convention

Indianapolis, Indiana

April 10-12, 2020

Find more info about Indiana Comic Convention here.

Conapalooza

Kingsport, Tennessee

April 11, 2020

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Find more info about Conapalooza here.

Megacon Orlando

Orlando, Florida

April 16-19, 2020

It is no small feat to for a con to make a name in a town dominated by Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks, but MegaCon does just that by drawing more than 100,000 attendees each year. Part of the Fan Expo HQ event family, this year’s MegaCon touts an impressive roster. Highlights this year include a reunion of the Lord of the Rings hobbits (Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd), as well as George Takei, Brendan Fraser, and many of the cast from The Office. 

Find more info about Megacon Orlando here.

Supernatural Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

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April 17-19, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Nashville here.

El Paso Comic Con

El Paso, Texas

April 17-19, 2020

Find more info about El Paso Comic Con here.

Fan Fest Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

April 18-19, 2020

Find more info about Fan Fest Chicago here

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo

Huntsville, Alabama

April 18-19, 2020

Find more info about Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo here.

Calgary Expo

Calgary, Alberta

April 23-26, 2020

Find more info about Calgary Expo here.

iMagicon

Minot, South Dakota

April 24-26, 2020

Find more info about iMagicon here.

MAY 2020

Awesome Con

Washington, DC

May 1-3, 2020

Find more info about Awesome Con here.

Visioncon

Branson, Missouri

May 1-3, 2020

Find more info about Visioncon here.

Metrotham Con

Chattanooga, Tennessee

May 1-3, 2020

Find more info about Metrotham Con here.

Salute to Lucifer

Chicago, Illinois

May 2-3, 2020

Season 4 of Lucifer premiered on Netflix in May 2019 and ended with a “hellish” cliffhanger, and there is more to come with the upcoming fifth, and final, season. To celebrate Lucifer Morningstar’s next outing on Netflix, 

Tom Ellis, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Rachael Harris — with more guests on the way — are joining for a  two-day convention filled with guest panels, photo ops, autograph signings, karaoke fun and more.

Find more info about Salute to Lucifer here

Saratoga Comic Con

Saratoga Springs, New York

May 2-3, 2020

Find more info about Saratoga Comic Con here.

Florida Supercon

Miami Beach, Florida

May 8-10, 2020

Find more info about Florida Supercon here.

Anime Frontier

Fort Worth, Texas

May 8-10, 2020

Find more info about Anime Frontier here.

Lodi Comic Con

Lodi, California

May 9, 2020

Find more info about Lodi Comic Con here.

Hudson Valley Comic Con

Poughkeepsie, New York

May 9-10, 2020

Find more info about Hudson Valley Comic Con here.

Meadowlark Comic Con

Medford, Oregon

May 9, 2020

Find more info about Meadowlark Comic Con here.

White Plains ComicFest

White Plains, New York

May 9, 2020

Find more info about White Plains ComicFest here.

East Coast ComiCon

Secaucus, New Jersey

May 15-17, 2020

Find more info about East Coast ComiCon here

Motor City Comic Con

Novi, Michigan

May 15-17, 2020

Find more info about Motor City Comic Con here.

Nickel City Con

Buffalo, New York

May 15-17, 2020

Find more info about Nickel City Con here

Phoenix Fan Fusion

Phoenix, Arizona

May 21-24, 2020

Find more info about Phoenix Fan Fusion here

Animinneapols

Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 22-24, 2020

Find more info about Animinneapols here

Comicpalooza

Houston, Texas

May 22-24, 2020

Find more info about Comicpalooza here.

Thy Geekdom Con

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 22-24, 2020

Find more info about Thy Geekdom Con here.

Puerto Rico Comic Con

San Juan, Puerto Rico

May 23-25, 2020

Find more info about Puerto Rico Comic Con here.

General Hospital Convention

Burbank, California

May 29-31, 2020

Find more info about General Hospital Convention here.

QFX East

Tampa, Florida

May 29-31, 2020

Find more info about QFX East here.

WonderFest

Louisville, Kentucky

May 30-31, 2020

Find more info about WonderFest here.

Cradle Con

Garden City, New York

May 30-31, 2020

Find more info about Cradle Con here.

JUNE 2020

Undiscovered Comic Con

White Plains, New York

June 6-7, 2020

Find more info about Undiscovered Comic Con here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Chicago, Illinois

June 5-7, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention

Chicago, Illinois

June 5-7, 2020

Find more info about The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention here

Wizard World St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

June 5-7, 2020

Find more info about Wizard World St. Louis here.

Celebrity Fan Fest

San Antonio, Texas

June 11-14, 2020

Find more info about Celebrity Fan Fest here.

Superman Celebration

Metropolis, Illinois

June 11-14, 2020

How could I not include an event hosted in Superman’s official hometown (as decreed by DC Comics). The small town has a 15-foot Superman statue in front of the county courthouse, as well as one of Noel Neill’s portrayal of Lois Lane from the 1948, 1950 Superman film serials and 1950’s Adventures of Superman TV series. There is a Superman Museum on main street, and the local newspaper is even called The Metropolis Planet. Although more like a Smallville than a metropolis, the town has hosted the annual celebration – which is also a great town fair — for more than four decades, and attracts actors and creators connected to the Superman films, shows, and comics. This is a really charming destination that may be a slight drive from major cities, but is well worth packing the cape, and making a single bound for.

Find more info about Superman Celebration here.

StrangerCon

Edison, New Jersey

June 13-14, 2020

When Stranger Things Season 3 dropped in July 2019, it became the most watched show on Netflix, propelling the smash-hit series into the upper echelons of must-see TV. Now fans of the Hawkins crew can see special guests Millie Bobby Brown (“Eleven”), Noah Schnapp (“Will Byers”), Gaten Matarazzo (“Dustin Henderson”), and host Chester Rushing (“Tommy H”) — with more guests to be announced – for a two-day show with guest panels, photo ops and autograph signings, cosplay and trivia contests, and a Saturday night concert performed by Matarazzo’s band.

Find more info about StrangerCon here.

Fan Fest New Jersey

Secaucus, New Jersey

June 13-14, 2020

Find more info about Fan Fest New Jersey here.

Kids Con New England

Nashua, New Hampshire

June 14, 2020

Find more info about Kids Con New England here.

HeroesCon

Charlotte, North Carolina

June 19-21, 2020

Find more info about HeroesCon here.

Wizard World Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 19-21, 2020

Find more info about Wizard World Philadelphia here

Planet Funk Con

Bettendorf, Iowa

June 26-28, 2020

Find more info about Planet Funk Con here

Supernatural Official Convention

San Francisco, California

June 26-28, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

Gateway: The Stargate Official Convention

Chicago, Illinois

June 26-28

Find more info about Gateway: The Stargate Official Convention here.

JULY 2020 

Denver Pop Culture Con

Denver, Colorado

July 3-5, 2020

Find more info about Denver Pop Culture Con here

Anime Midwest

Chicago, Illinois

July 3-5, 2020

Find more info about Anime Midwest here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Dallas, Texas

July 10-12, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

Corpus Christi Comic Con

July 10-12, 2020

Corpus Christi, Texas

Find more info about Corpus Christi Comic Con here

StrangerCon

Chicago, Illinois

July 11-12, 2020

When Stranger Things Season 3 dropped in July 2019, it became the most watched show on Netflix, propelling the smash-hit series into the upper echelons of must-see TV. Now fans of the Hawkins crew can see special guests Millie Bobby Brown (“Eleven”), Noah Schnapp (“Will Byers”), Gaten Matarazzo (“Dustin Henderson”), and host Chester Rushing (“Tommy H”) — with more guests to be announced – for a two-day show with guest panels, photo ops and autograph signings, cosplay and trivia contests, and a Saturday night concert performed by Matarazzo’s band.

Find more info about StrangerCon here.

San Diego Comic-Con International

July 23-26, 2020

San Diego, California

Perhaps you have heard of San Diego Comic-Con International, aka SDCC? The most well-known fan event in the entire world, this is also a mainstream media event that attracts studios, television networks, publishers, and game developers. This is where big pop culture news can ripple across the globe for years afterwards (people still talk about Tom Hiddleston taking the stage as Loki, Batman v. Superman being announced, and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel, and surprise concert). Celebrities, and legends, can be spotted around every corner as this event overtakes the entire historic Gaslight Quarter. SDCC belongs on any travel bucket list, and near the top of any fantripping list. While gaining access to the convention hall, and stepping foot in the hallowed (and very crowded Hall H) is a must, thousands flock to San Diego simply for the activations and takeovers outside the event – and accessible to the public.

 Find more info about San Diego Comic-Con International here.

Metrocon

July 23-26, 2020

Tampa, Florida

Find more info about Metrocon here.

Combatcon

Las Vegas, Nevada

July 30-Aug. 2, 2020

Find more info about Combatcon here.

Anime-zing!

Davenport, Iowa

July 31-Aug. 2, 2020

Find more info about Anime-zing! here

AUGUST 2020 

Star Trek Official Convention

Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 5-9, 2020

Find more info about Star Trek Official Convention here

Fan Expo Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Aug. 7-9, 2020

Find more info about Fan Expo Boston here

Nerdinout Con III

Rochester, Minnesota

Aug. 8-9, 2020

Find more info about Nerdinout Con III here

Liberty City Anime Con

New York, New York

Aug. 21-23

Find more info about Liberty City Anime Con here.

Terrificon

Uncasville, Connecticut

Aug. 14-16, 2020

Find more info about Terrificon here.

Wizard World Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Aug. 20-23, 2020

Find more info about Wizard World Chicago here

Supernatural Official Convention

Denver, Colorado

Aug. 21-23, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

Colorado Springs Comic Con

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Aug. 21-13, 2020

Find more info about Colorado Springs Comic Con here.

Animania Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

Aug. 22, 2020

Find more info about Animania Wichita Falls here.

Fan Expo Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Aug. 27-30, 2020

Find more info about Fan Expo Canada here. 

Star Wars Celebration

Anaheim, California

Aug. 27-30, 2020

I have no clue what will be happening at this post-Skywalker Saga Celebration. But there’s a lot of hope for reveals from the Disney+ standalone series Obi-Wan, Cassian Andor, and Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Regardless of what news breaks at the event, Celebration is an ultimate Star Wars fan paradise. 

Find more info about Star Wars Celebration here.

Keystone Comic Con

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aug. 28-30, 2020

Find more info about Keystone Comic Con here

Salute to Xena: A 25th Anniversary Convention

Los Angeles, California

Aug. 28-30, 2020

Find more info about Salute to Xena: A 25th Anniversary Convention here

Supernatural Official Convention

Indianapolis, Indiana

Aug. 28-30, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Dragon Con

Atlanta, Georgia

Sept. 3-7, 2020

Dragoncon is Burning Man for nerds. It is the cosplay capital of the con world (even the former Marriott hotel carpet is inspiration for costumes), and it’s the destination for the weirdest, wildest parties that go on all night long. Overtaking Downtown Atlanta, and multiple host hotels, there are few better spots for people watching. But while copious drinking and revelries take place, it is fun for the family as well, and the Dragoncon parade is unrivaled. Though the guest roster is still coming together, the event boasts an extensive programming slate unlike any other event – and across five jam-packed days. After SDCC, I recommend Dragoncon on the nerdy bucket list because it is on the other side of the spectrum.

Find more info about Dragon Con here.

Crunchyroll Expo

San Jose, California

Sept. 4-6, 2020

Find more info about Crunchyroll Expo here.

Meta Con

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sept. 4-6, 2020

Find more info about Meta Con here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Orlando, Florida

Sept. 11-13, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

Rose City Comic Con

Portland, Oregon

Sept. 11-13, 2020

Find more info about Rose City Comic Con here.

Fan X Salt Lake Comic Convention

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sept. 17-19, 2020

Find more info about Fan X Salt Lake Comic Convention here.

Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo

Edmonton, Alberta

Sept. 18-20, 2020

Find more info about Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo here.

Spa Con

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Sept. 18-20, 2020

Find more info about Spa Con here.

L.A. Comic Con

Los Angeles, California

Sept. 25-27, 2020

Find more info about L.A. Comic Con here.

Hero Nation

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Sept. 26, 2020

Find more info about Hero Nation here

Supernatural Official Convention

East Brunswick, New Jersey

June 13-14, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here

OCTOBER 2020 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo

San Diego, California

Oct. 1-4, 2020

Find more info about Gaslight Steampunk Expo here.

The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention

Whippany, New Jersey

Oct. 2-4, 2020

Find more info about The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention here.

New York Comic Con

New York, New York

Oct. 8-11, 2020

The Big Apple deserves a big comic con, and NYCC is a contender size-wise with San Diego Comic-Con. But whereas SDCC overtakes the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, NYCC has its headquarters in Gotham, where so many superheroes hail from. It is near impossible for any single event to dominate New York City, but the con’s footprint has been increasing in recent years with ancillary activities NYCC Now, Anime Fest, and Studio @ NYCC. It is likewise impressive how many main stages are in play at the con. In addition to the one in the Javits Center — where the show floors are located — the event also hosts programming in the nearby Hammerstein Ballroom for events such as a night with Kevin Smith, or a meeting of Doctor Who actors Matt Smith, and David Tennant. Meanwhile, Madison Square Garden has been where blockbuster films, or The Walking Dead, have held their premieres. (And just as New York, New York is the city so nice they named it twice, the metropolis is home to a second great event: Big Apple Comic-Con, held in April). 

Find more info about New York Comic Con here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Toronto, Ontario

Oct. 9-11, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

ValleyCon

Fargo, North Dakota

Oct. 15-18, 2020

Find more info about ValleyCon here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Vancouver, British Columbia

Oct. 16-18, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here

Dallas Fan Days

Dallas, Texas

Oct. 16-18, 2020

Find more info about Dallas Fan Days here.

Conapalooza

Kingsport, Tennessee

Oct 16-18, 2020

Find more info about Conapalooza here.

Salute to Lucifer

Whippany, New Jersey

Oct. 17-18, 2020

Season 4 of Lucifer premiered on Netflix in May 2019 and ended with a “hellish” cliffhanger, and there is more to come with the upcoming fifth, and final, season. To celebrate Lucifer Morningstar’s next outing on Netflix, Tom Ellis, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Rachael Harris — with more guests on the way — are joining for a  two-day convention filled with guest panels, photo ops, autograph signings, karaoke fun and more.

Find more info about Salute to Lucifer here

NOVEMBER 2020

Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island

Nov. 6-8, 2020

Find more info about Rhode Island Comic Con here.

Supernatural Official Convention

Charlotte, North Carolina

Nov. 13-15, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

Supernatural Official Convention

New Orleans, Louisiana

Nov. 20-22, 2020

Find more info about Supernatural Official Convention here.

AnimeNYC

Javits Center

New York, New York

Nov. 20-22, 2020

Find more info about AnimeNYC here.

DECEMBER 2020

Lehigh Valley Comic Convention

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

Dec. 5, 2020

Find more info about Lehigh Valley Comic Convention here.

Toronto Comic Book Show

Toronto, Ontario

Dec. 27, 2020

Find more info about Toronto Comic Book Show here.