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While E3 is the convention we’ll be keeping our eyes on this week, there are plenty of fan conventions going on next weekend that are much easier to attend.

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Every week, we’ll round up cons focused on cosplay, gaming or anything we find cool. We’ve linked the con sites, venues, and ticket information below.


EAST

Anime Mid-Atlantic 16 (Chesapeake, Virginia)

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This con celebrates Japanese culture and fandom.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Where: Marriott Chesapeake and Chesapeake Conference Center

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Tickets: Sunday costs $20, Friday and Saturday cost $45 each, and a three-day pass costs $60. Buy your tickets at the door, and look up prices here


MIDWEST

Indy PopCon (Indianapolis, Indiana)

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This convention celebrates the creators and fans of games, comics, TV shows, and more. Karen Gillan, Jennifer Hale, Freddie Wong, Tara Strong and many more will be there.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Where: Indiana Convention Center

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Tickets: One-day tickets start at $35 at the door, and a three-day VIP pass is $100. You’ll get a discount if you buy online


Cosplacon (Jefferson City, Missouri)

Anime, cosplay, sci-fi, and gaming dominate this con, which is in its fifth year.

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When: Thursday-Sunday, June 16-19

Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Tickets: Pre-registration for a four-day pass is $40. Kids under 9 get in free. Register here


Contamination (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Horror is at the heart of this convention, but you’ll find pop culture and sci-fi, too.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

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Where: Stratford Inn

Tickets: For adults, tickets start at $15 and go up to $85. Order will-call here


SOUTH

Florida Fandomania (Fort Pierce, Florida)

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If you’re a fan of...well, anything, Fandomania wants you. Comics, gaming, anime, and more are part of this con.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Where: Havert L. Fenn Center

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Tickets: Sunday or Friday is $20, and Saturday is $25. A three-day pass is $45, but if you want VIP treatment (clothing, meet-ups, autographs), it’ll be $145. Get them here


ComicPalooza (Houston, Texas)

The comic and pop culture con bills itself as Texas’ largest. Cosplay, films, a code fest, gaming, roller derby bouts and more will be part of the three-day event.

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When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center

Tickets: VIP passes are sold out, but a basic three-day will cost you $66. Buy it in advance here


WEST

Wizard World Sacramento (Sacramento, California)

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Sebastian Stan, Evan Peters, Hayley Atwell and William Shatner and many others will be at the three-day Wizard World con, which returns to the Sacramento Convention Center for the third time.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Where: Sacramento Convention Center

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Tickets: A three-day pass is $75.95, and you can order it in advance here


Planning to attend a convention that didn’t make the list? Tell us about it in the comments.