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Northwest convention and fan event calendar

January 2016

  • OrcaCon, Everett WA; January 8-10, 2016  games
  • Rustycon, Seatac WA; January 15-17, 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • Newcon PDX, Portland WA; January 15-17, 2016  anime/comics/gaming/etc.
  • Confilkt 9, Seatac WA; January 29-31, 2016  filk
  • February 2016

  • Foolscap, Seatac WA; February 5-7, 2016  science fiction
  • Mythicworlds, Settle WA; February 5=7  fantasy/faerie media
  • RadCon, Pasco WA; February 12-14, 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • Tsukino-Con, Victoria BC; February 12-14, 2016& emsp;anime
  • Wizard World Porland, Porltand OR; February 19-21, 2016  pop culture
  • Bricks Cascade 2016, Porltand OR; February 25-28, 2016  pop culture
  • March 2016

  • Vancoufur 2016, Vancouver BC; March 3-6, 2016  furry
  • Gamestorm, Portland WA; March 17-20, 2016  gaming
  • Norwescon 39, Seatac WA; March 24-27, 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • Sakuracon, Seattle WA; March 25-27, 2016  anime
  • April 2016

  • Emerald City Comicon, Seattle WA; Apri l7-10, 2016  pop culture
  • BrickCan, Vancouver BC; Apri 21-24, 2016  LEGO
  • May 2016

  • Everfree Northwest 2016, Seatac WA; May 13-15, 2016  brony
  • Lilac City Comic Con, Spokane WA; May 14, 2016  pop culture
  • Crypticon Seattle, Seattle WA; May 27-29, 2016  horror
  • MIscon, MIssoula MT; May 27-29, 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • Furlandia 2016, Porland OR; May 27-29, 2016  furry/steampunk
  • June 2016

  • ConComCon 23, Portland OR; June 2016,  conrunning
  • Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show, Tacoma WA; June 3-5, 2016  pinball/arcade games
  • July 2016

  • Westercon 69, Portland OR; July 1-4, 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • OzCon, Portland OR; July 15-17, 2016  Wizard of Oz
  • August 2016

  • Anglicon 2016, Seattle WA; August 5-7, 2016  British media
  • Anime Revolution, vancouver BC; November 13-15  anime
  • Fandemonium, Boise ID' August 5-7, 016  multi-genre (SF/anime/gaming)
  • Dragonflight 37, Bellevue WA; August 12-14, 016  gaming
  • Northwest LARP Fest, Olympia WA; August 26-28, 016  LARP
  • Supernatural Creation Con, Vancouver BCOR; August 26-28  horror media
  • September 2016

  • PAX Prime, Seattle WA; September 2-6, 2016  gaming
  • Rainfurrest 2015, Seatac WA; September 22-25, 2016  furry
  • VCON 41, Vancouver BC; sept 30-oct 2 scence fiction & fantasy
  • October 2016

  • Sherlock Seattle, Seattle WA; October 21-23  horror media
  • Kumoricon, Vancouver WA; October 28-30, 2016  anime
  • November 2016

  • Jet City Comic Show, Tacoma WA; November 5-6, 2016  pop culture
  • Fsn Expo Vancouver, Vancouver BC; November 13-15  horror media
  • EUCon, Eugene OR; November 2016  pop culture
  • Orycon 37, Portland OR; November 2016  science fiction & fantasy
  • Westercon

    The West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, also known as Westercon, has brought fans together in the Pacific/Mountain time zone region for 68 years. SWOC, founded as the "Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee", includes as part of its stated purpose The purpose of [SWOC] shall be to make all arrangements necessary for the selection of a venue within the Pacific Northwest as the site for Events including ... the West Coast Science Fantasy Conference [Westercon)]..., as well as [arranging for] that Event as a forum for discussion and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy, the arts, literature, science, and related topics through the congregation of fans, lectures, films, exhibitions, workshops, and similar activities." SWOC has organized four Westercons: Westercon 46 in 1993, Westercon 50 in 1997, Westercon 56 in 2003, and Westercon 65 ("ConClusion") in 2012; all of these have been held in Seattle or Seatac. More information about Westercons is available at the Westercon main website. Upcoming Westercons are

    Worldcon

    The World Science Fiction Convention, or "Worldcon", was first held in 1939 and today it is the premiere international gathering of the science fiction community. It also hosts the Hugo Awards which presents awards for the best of science fiction and fantasy books, art, media, and contributors each year. More information can be found at the Worldcon website. SWOC had the honor of hosting Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon, in August 2015. Worldcons in years to come include:

    Smofcon

    If you like ConComCon you should consider coming to Smofcon, a gathering of convention organizers from around the world. Some of the most experienced conrunners present and discuss topics of interest to convention organizers. it's a great place to network, learn, and volunteer.