Convention Circuit: Let's Get Ready To Mingle

Photo credit: TooManyGames
Photo credit: TooManyGames

There’s a lot of gaming and cosplay coming up in next weekend’s convention schedule. And if you’re into a cosplay-themed wrestling match (that’s what you’re looking at above), you’re in luck.


We post a roundup of upcoming conventions featuring cosplay, gaming or anything we find cool every weekend. We’ve linked the websites, venues, and ticket information below.


TooManyGames (Oaks, Pennsylvania)

Video games, board games, tabletop games, and more are on display alongside some of their creators. Check out the convention’s special events calendar.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 24-26

Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Tickets: A basic three-day pass will cost you $40, and you can pay up to $100 for a special pass. Register here

Dexcon 19 (Morristown, New Jersey)

LARPing, poker and more are scheduled during this five-day gaming convention.

When: Wednesday-Sunday, June 29-July 3

Where: Hyatt Morristown

Tickets: Prices at the door start at $35 for one day and go up to $70 for the entire event. Check out the prices on the con’s homepage


PortConMaine 2016 (Portland, Maine)

This is the con’s fifteenth year and will feature voice actors, authors, cosplayers and people in video games.


When: Thursday-Sunday, June 23-26

Where: Doubletree by Hilton

Tickets: A four-day pass is $45. You can check out full pricing here


Mighty Con Comic Show (Wheaton, Illinois)

Mighty Con is a weekend comic book show, and you can find and sell collectibles while you’re there.


When: Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26

Where: Dupage Fairgrounds

Tickets: It’s only $8 for a one-day pass and $12 for the whole weekend. Buy them at the door



Koya Con 3 (Midland, Texas)

This con is hosted by the West Texas Anime Society and is in its third year.

When: Friday-Sunday, June 24-26

Where: Midland County Horseshoe Arena

Tickets: It’ll be $35 if you register in advance, or $40 at the door

Mississippi Comic Con (Jackson, Mississippi)

This con features guests, events, programming and panels, and the tickets are affordable if you want to bring the family.


When: Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26

Where: Mississippi Trade Mart

Tickets: It’s $25 for the weekend if you buy in advance, which you can do here

PrezCon: The Summer Nationals (Charlottesville, Virginia)

PrezCon is a full week of gaming, everything from board games to racing and Eurogames.


When: Monday-Sunday, June 27-July 3

Where: Charlottesville Doubletree

Tickets: Register for the adult tournaments here, which will cost you $50

Derby City Comic Con (Louisville, Kentucky)

Bob Layton, Walter Jones and other guests from the comic book world will be here.


When: Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center

Tickets: VIP access is $35 in advance. General admission for the weekend is $30 at the door or $20 in advance. Buy them here


Con Kasterborous (Huntsville, Alabama)

This two-day Doctor Who con features panels, props and photo opps.

When: Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26

Where: Embassy Suites

Tickets: A weekend pass will cost you $55. Check out all the ticket prices here

BayouCon (Sulphur, Louisiana)

This con has a cosplay contest, panels with authors and actors, and a long list of professional guests.


When: Friday-Sunday, June 24-26

Where: West-Cal Arena and Events Center

Tickets: A VIP pass is $110, but you can buy an adult day pass for as low as $15. Buy them in advance



SoDak Con (Rapid City, South Dakota)

SoDak is the largest anime con in South Dakota. Show up for a cosplay competition, artist gallery, panels or the fashion competition.


When: June 24-26, 2016

Where: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Tickets: Register on-site for $45 for the weekend or $25 for a day. Check out the prices and info here


Hosting or attending a con that’s not on the list? Post it in the comments.

Weekend editor who writes about games two days per week, makes them the other five.


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