All dates, locations, times, tickets, prices, celebrities and who will be where at these exciting new fantasy conventions in May 2023
Meet Markus Heitz, a life-sized Rancor and Michaelangelo’s stuntman. Salute the Mandalorian Mercs. Cosplay all day. Game, collect, trade and geek out with your favourite creators at new and upcoming fantasy – from Switzerland to Germany and the US – at these awesome fantasy conventions in May 2023.
Including 2 brand-new inaugural Cons no one has ever visited before.
7 Awesome New Sci-Fi Conventions in May 2023 (Near You)
Basel, Switzerland, 18–20 May 2023
Meet The Witcher’s MyAnna Buring, Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma, The Dwarves author Markus Heitz, the first-ever female stormtrooper – plus loads more Star Wars appearances – Samantha Alleyne and many more from The Simpsons, Family Guy and more. Cosplay, game, VR, get a tattoo, get autographs, shop collectables and even bring the whole family along to Fantasy Basel.
Watch: The Fantasy Basel Experience
Dates 18–20 May 2023 Location Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Prices €44–€50 | Get tickets
Metropol Con Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 18–20 May 2023
A brand-new Con to check out. Writers, artists, performance, directors, cosplayers – Metropol Con Berlin has a host of speakers lined up, with 4 talks happening almost at once every 15 minutes or so. And there are loads of partners, sponsors and exhibitors, so there’s bound to be something exciting at the inaugural Metropol Con Berlin.
Dates 18–20 May 2023 Location silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany
Prices €32.71–€93.46 | Get tickets
Minneapolis US, 19–20 May 2023
Another brand-new addition to the convention circuit is the first Quantum-Con in Minnesota. Meet a real ghost hunter, The Mandalorian’s Susanna Malak, Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice Michael Sinterniklaas and more. Join talks, learn to script write, have a paranormal experience, shop collectables and more at the first-ever Quantum-Con.
Dates 19–20 May 2023 Location Crowne Plaza, Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota, US Prices $20–$70 | Get tickets
Fargo US, 25–28 May 2023
Artists, comedians and loads of games. It’s time for CoreCon in Fargo again, meaning loads of cosplay, interactive games, panels, markets and collectables, as well as their infamous Fansuites where you can party the night away at CoreCon.
Dates 25–28 May 2023 Location Holiday Inn Fargo, Fargo, North Dakota, US
Prices $60.00–$110 | Get tickets
Baltimore US, 26–29 May 2023
Come meet John Scalzi and loads of artists, join tabletop, RPGs and video games, cosplay, collect, check out new art and short films, and even book a party room for you and your friends at this year’s Balticon.
Dates 26–29 May 2023 Location Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, US
Prices $43–$95 | Get tickets
Ohio US, 26–28 May 2023
Meet Honorverse authors David Weber, James Young, JD Blackrose, wargame designer Christopher Weuve and more. Cosplay, collect, play games, join a panel and watch out for the zombies at Marcon.
Watch: Zombies Attack at Marcon
Dates 26–28 May 2023 Location Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio
Prices $20–$65 | Get tickets
Florida US, 27–28 May 2023
Come see a life-sized Star Wars Rancor, meet Michaelangelo’s stuntman, Shran from Guardians of the Galaxy, the 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs and more. Cosplay, game, collect and explore the 6 realms of the pop-up theme park at Enchantment Con.
Dates 27–28 May 2023 Location Renaissance Resort, St. Augustine, Florida, US
Prices $45.78 | Get tickets
Note: I try my best to get every bit of info I can about these Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books in April, and will keep updating this page all the time. If you know of a book, author, show, channel or event that should be on this list, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make it happen.
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