My ANNUAL LIST of FLORIDA GEEK EVENTS 2017

While I don’t blog as much as I used to, some traditions will just never die.  (Mainly because they are linked to my job in some what/shape/form.)  So, without further ado, here is my annual list of geek events in Florida that I’ve found for 2017.  As with last year, I’ve included the “graveyard” of events past…

CONFIRMED (62):

  • JAN 8, Deland Comics & Collectibles Show (Deland)
  • JAN 13-15, Otronicon (Orlando)
  • JAN 14, Okama Con (Miami)
  • JAN 14-15, SwampCon (Gainesville)
  • JAN 19-23, FAN2SEA Cruise (departs from Tampa)
  • JAN 20-22, Supernatural Official Convention (Jacksonville)
  • JAN 20-21, Auburndale City Con (Auburndale)
  • JAN 28, BTL Collectibles Show (Miami) – happens monthly
  • JAN 29, Orlando Toy & Comic Con (Orlando)
  • FEB 2-5, Coastal Magic Convention (Daytona Beach)
  • FEB 10-12, Rapier Con (Jacksonville)
  • FEB 17-19, Pensacon (Pensacola)
  • FEB 18, SyFy Bartow (Bartow)
  • FEB 19, Time Lord Fest Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay)
  • FEB 24-26, Expedition Prototype (Kissimmee)
  • MAR 3-4, Infinity Con (Lake City)
  • MAR 3-5, FreeCon (Tallahassee)
  • MAR 3-5, Omni Expo (Orlando)
  • MAR 4, Infinity Toy and Comic Con (Orlando)
  • MAR 4, M•CON (Jacksonville)
  • MAR 4, Ultracon Presents Super Toy Show (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • MAR 4-8, CruiseCon (departs from Port Canaveral)
  • MAR 10-12, Florida Anime Experience (Kissimmee)
  • MAR 11, Hero Hype Miami Comic Con (Miami)
  • MAR 12, EliteCon (Tampa)
  • MAR 19, Melbourne Toy and Comic Con (Melbourne)
  • MAR 24-26, Collective Con (Jacksonville)
  • APR 1, Mandarin Mini Con (Jacksonville)
  • APR 1-2, MaloogaCon (Tampa)
  • APR 7, COS CON JAX (Jacksonville)
  • APR 8. Hero Hype Orlando Comic Con (Orlando)
  • APR 13-16, Star Wars Celebration (Orlando)
  • APR 14-16, CEO Dreamland (Orlando)
  • APR 14-16, Supercon Retro (Miami)
  • APR 21-23, Spooky Empire Retro [formerly “May-hem”] (Orlando)
  • APR 23, Daytona Beach Comic Convention (Daytona Beach)
  • MAY 19-12, OASIS (Orlando)
  • MAY 25-28, Megacon (Orlando)
  • JUL 5-9, Dice Tower Gaming Con (Orlando)
  • JUN 9-11, Anime Festival Orlando (Orlando)
  • JUN 10-11, Ocala Comic Con (Ocala)
  • JUN 15-18, GI Joe Con (Lake Buena Vista)
  • JUN 17, Cosography (Cocoa)
  • JUN 23-25, First Coast Comic Con (Jacksonville)
  • JUL 27-30, Florida Supercon (Fort Lauderdale)
  • JUL 27-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con (Tampa)
  • JUL 27-30, Southern Media Con (St. Petersburg)
  • AUG 3-6, Metrocon (Tampa)
  • AUG 4-6, Megaplex (Orlando)
  • AUG 11-13, Wizard World Orlando (Orlando)
  • AUG 19-20, Pensacola Comic Con (Pensacola)
  • SEP 8-10, Space Coast Comic Con (Cocoa)
  • SEP 29-OCT 1, Megacon Tampa Bay (Tampa)
  • SEP 30-OCT 1, Palm Con (West Palm Beach)
  • OCT 6-8, Animate! Florida (Miami)
  • OCT 7-8, CreativeCon (Panama City)
  • OCT 21-22, WasabiCon (Jacksonville)
  • OCT 27-29, Spooky Empire (Orlando)
  • OCT 28-30, Necronomicon (Tampa)
  • NOV 5, Daytona Beach Comic Convention (Daytona Beach)
  • NOV 19, Clermont Comic Con (Clermont)
  • DEC 15-17, Holiday Matsuri (Orlando)

PENDING?:

  • 2050 Events (Daytona Beach)
  • ALT*Con (Tallahassee)
  • Anime Iwai (Deerfield Beach)
  • Battle Cruise (departs from Port Canaveral)
  • Clearwater Comic Con (Clearwater)
  • FANdom Con (Fort Walton Beach)
  • Fan Lexicon (Jacksonville)
  • Floridacon (Miami)
  • Florida Comics Experience (Melbourne)
  • Force Fest (Jacksonville)
  • Free Play Florida (Orlando)
  • Fusion Con (New Port Richey)
  • GeekyCon (Orlando)
  • The Grand Brony Gala (Tampa) – returning 2018
  • Hall of Heroes (Jacksonville)
  • Hero Hype Video Game Expo (TBD)
  • Jacksonville Anime Day (Jacksonville)
  • Jacksonville Arcade Expo (Jacksonville)
  • LameCon (Land O’ Lakes)
  • Mizucon (Miami)
  • NakamaCon (Panama City)
  • North Florida Comic Con (Jacksonville)
  • Orlando Anime Day (Orlando)
  • Paradise City Comic Con (Ft. Lauderdale) – formerly Magic City Comic Con
  • Pinellas Comic and Maker Con (St. Petersburg)
  • Polycon (Lakeland)
  • Rangerstop’s Superhero Toy & Comic Con (Orlando)
  • Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show (Jacksonville)
  • ShadoCon (St. Petersburg)
  • Tampa Anime Day (Tampa)
  • Tampa Bay Toy Expo (Tampa)
  • Treasure Coast Comic Con (Port St. Lucie)
  • The Comic Book Connection Comic Book & Toy Show (Daytona Beach)
  • Ultracon of South Florida (Miami)

INACTIVE (80):

  • Acciocon (Orlando)
  • Acme Comic-Con (Longwood)
  • Amelia Con (Amelia Island)
  • Ancient City Con (St. Augustine)
  • Anime Express (Daytona Beach)
  • Anime South (Fort Walton Beach)
  • Apex Anime (Tampa)
  • ArcadiaCon (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Away Mission (Tampa)
  • Ascendio/Infinitus (Orlando)
  • Assimilation (Orlando)
  • Atama Kon (Orlando)
  • Bellecon/Otaku-Ya! Anime Festival (Jacksonville)
  • Bold City Comic Con (Jacksonville)
  • Chibi Pa (Hollywood)
  • Clearwater Toshocon (Clearwater)
  • CONjure (Orlando)
  • Creator Owned Expo (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Cosmic Comic Fest (Tampa)
  • Creature Con (Orlando)
  • DreamCon/Nightmare Before Thanksgiving (Jacksonville)
  • EnchantaCon (Orlando)
  • EXP Con (Jacksonville)
  • Evil Con (Tampa)
  • EyeCon (Orlando – but still active outside of Florida)
  • Fantasy Twi-Life Tour (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Fatality Fest (West Palm Beach)
  • FIT Con (Melbourne)
  • Floatacon (Miami, Aboard a Cruise Ship)
  • Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Florida Battle Con (Orlando)
  • Florida Net Con (Orlando)
  • Fanboy Expo (Lakeland/Tampa – but still active outside of Florida)
  • Fandom Unleashed (Orlando)
  • Florida Fandomania (Fort Pierce)
  • FX/The Florida Xtravaganza (Orlando)
  • Galaxy Comic Con (Tampa)
  • Gamewarp (Orlando)
  • Geek Fest Florida (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Houkocon (Port St. Lucie)
  • Hurricane Who (Orlando)
  • Infinite Bits (Miami)
  • JACON (Orlando)
  • Janicon (Jacksonville)
  • Khaotic Kon (Tampa)
  • Knightrokon (Orlando)
  • Kunicon/Otakucon (Miami)
  • Meeting of the Mines Minecraft Convention (Orlando)
  • Miami Hurricon (Miami)
  • Mini Con (Plantation)
  • Mugglecon (Orlando)
  • Mythicon (Orlando)
  • Naruto Trek (West Palm Beach)
  • O-SaruCon (Orlando)
  • Omnicon (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Orlando Comic Expo (Orlando)
  • Orlando Nerd Fest (Orlando)
  • Panama City Beach Comic Con (Panama City)
  • PariahCon (Lakeland)
  • Pulp Adventure Con (Ft. Lauderdale – but still active outside of Florida)
  • Sci-Con (Tampa)
  • Salty Bay Con (Tampa)
  • Sands of Anime (Cocoa Beach)
  • Shock! Pop! Comic Con (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Silver-Con (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Space Coast Nerd Fest (Melbourne)
  • Speculative Fiction: Southeast (Orlando)
  • Sukoshi Con (Ft. Walton Beach – but still active outside of Florida)
  • Tachychon (Orlando)
  • Trekfest (West Palm Beach)
  • Trekon (Miami)
  • Trek Happening (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Umicon Daytona (Daytona Beach)
  • Vulkon (Orlando & Tampa)
  • Walker Stalker Con (Orlando – but still active outside of Florida)
  • Winter Garden Wonderfest (Winter Garden)
  • Wrath of Con (Panama City)
  • Yasumicon (Miami)
  • ZombiCon (Fort Myers)
  • Zonacon/Tri-County Comic Con (Orlando)

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3 Responses

  1. Stephen Orth says:

    Hi Tom. Great list as usual. Not sure what is allowed under the “geek” header, but one of my newest annual attendences is SharkCon in the Tampa Area (2017 is year 4 and will be my 2nd year). Yes, it is a convention about sharks.

  2. Tom says:

    The core of “geek” is pop culture. While SharkCon is AMAZING (I’ve had friends go) – it’s anchored on science and not science fiction. (Hence, not “geek”.)

  3. Ray Hancock says:

    Infinity Con in North Florida is March 3-4 in Lake City FL

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