Dates, locations, times, tickets, prices, celebrities and who will be where at the top sci-fi conventions in April 2023
Meet Karl Urban, Boba Fett, Katie Cassidy, Katy O’Brian, William Shatner, Ron Pearlman, Rose McGowan and so many more. Salute the 501st. Cosplay till you drop. Game, collect, trade and get the scoop on new and upcoming science fiction – from Texas to Australia, Scarborough to Calgary, New Zealand and Europe – at these awesome sci-fi conventions in April 2023.
14 More Awesome Sci-Fi Conventions in April 2023 (Near You)
Arlington Comic Fest
Texas US, 15–16 April 2023
Come meet Burton Gilliam from Blazing Saddles and Back to the Future 3, as well as Drew Breedlove, the voice behind Meguru Bachira of Blue Lock. The main attraction, though, is the incredible collection of new and vintage comics for trading, as well as merchandise and collectables at Arlington Comic Fest.
Watch: The Arlington Comic Fest Experience
Dates 15–16 April 2023 Location Bob Duncan Center, Arlington, Texas, US
Prices $7–$15 | Get tickets
Armageddon Expo Wellington
New Zealand, 22–23 April 2023
Meet The 100 and The Flash’s Richard Harmon, Julia Roberts’ brother Eric, Lee Majdoub from Dirk Gently’s and Sonic The Hedgehog, Freema Agyeman and Sophie Aldred from Doctor Who and more. Cosplay, find rare collectables, game, and geek out on anime and new and classic TV and movies at Armageddon Expo Wellington.
Watch: The Armageddon Expo Wellington Experience
Dates 22–23 April 2023 Location Sky Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Prices from $23.00 | Get tickets
Cookeville Tennesee US, 22–23 April 2023
Catch ‘em all in all-day Pokemon GO, Belegarth fantasy armour and mock combat all day, cosplay, go Avengers 101, join the anime lipsync battle, and come hash out your faves – Marvel VS DC, who’s best? And what’s next for Star Wars? There are also loads of cool collectables and awesome snacks to buy at Alpha Psi Phi university member-organised anime convention, Omni-Con.
Watch: Some Way-Back Anime Cosplay at Omni-Con
Dates 22–23 April 2023 Location Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, US Prices $10–$15 | Get tickets
UK, 22–23 April 2023
Meet Star Wars’ General Madine, a host of Doctor Who artists, practically the whole cast of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey and more. Cosplay, game, try your hand at pub trivia, geek out over classic and new sci-fi movies and check out the Scarborough Garrison (legendary Star Wars cosplay) and so much more at Sci-Fi Scarborough.
Watch: Cosplay at Sci-Fi Scarborough
Dates 22–23 April 2023 Location Scarborough Spa, UK
Prices £5 – £30 | Get tickets
Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming – Melbourne
Melbourne Australia, 22–23 April 2023
Come meet Karl Urban, Boba Fett, Green Arrow, Supernatural’s Katie Cassidy and Crowley, Jim Cummings in person and so many more. Game, cosplay, collect, see the 501st in action, meet Rexie face-to-face, see exclusive screenings of new and upcoming shows and movies, check out the manga sketch-off and so much more at Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming.
Watch: The Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Experience
Dates 22–23 April 2023 Location’Melbourne Showgrounds, Australia
Prices $42.50–$250 | Get tickets
Milwaukee US, 22 April 2023
Meet Dr Who and Silver Scream authors Steven Warren Hill and Robert Warnock, director Mike Olson, TS:NOW writer and ultimate game master Scott Kongable, and Emmy-winning special effects model builder Brian Neubauer. Cosplay, collect, trade, video game and table-tip RPG and so much more at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Concinnity.
Date 22 April 2023 Location Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin, US
Prices $15–$20 | Get tickets
Canada, 27–30 April 2023
Come meet Lou Ferrigno, Danny Trejo, James McAvoy, Sam Raimi, “Jim Hopper” and “Vecna”, Christina Ricci, Vincent D’Onofrio, Zachary Levi and many more from Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Obi-Wan Kenobi and more. Game, cosplay, collect, trade, discover new anime, sci-fi and fantasy, and fans meetups. It’s all happening at Calgary Expo.
Watch: The Calgary Expo Experience
Dates 27–30 April 2023 Location Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Prices $27–$109 | Get tickets
Siren Wisconsin US, 28–30 April 2023
And for something very different, how ‘bout a relax-a-con (decadence con) at Crooked Lake Wisconsin? No, there’s no serious programming, no pressure to cosplay, and not much trading or spending required. Just a group of awesome geeks meeting, playing games and generally geeking out about everything from Tolkien to Start Trek – and whatever else – in an awesome laidback setting or the weekend. More of a sci-fi fantasy retreat, if you like. At OmegaCon.
Dates 28–30 April 2023 Location The Lodge at Crooked Lake, Siren, Wisconsin, US Prices from $45 | Get tickets
South Texas Comic Con
McCallen US, 28–30 April 2023
Come meet William Shatner, Ron Pearlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Rose McGowan, Mick Folley and animators from Halo, The Legend of Korra, One Punch Man and more. Cosplay, game, trade and collect, catch shows and get celebrity photo ops at The South Texas Comic Con.
Watch: The South Texas Comic Con Experience
Dates 28–30 April 2023 Location McAllen Convention Center, Texas, US
Prices $15–$25 | Get tickets
Armageddon Expo Christchurch
New Zealand, 29–30 April 2023
Meet Ant-Man and The Mandalorian’s Katy O’Brian, Julia Roberts’ brother Eric, Lee Majdoub from Dirk Gently’s and Sonic The Hedgehog, Freema Agyeman and Sophie Aldred from Doctor Who and more. Cosplay, find rare collectables, game Fortnite, Just Dance and more, and geek out on anime and new and classic TV and movies at Armageddon Expo Christchurch.
Watch: The Armageddon Expo Christchurch Experience
Dates 29–30 April 2023 Location Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, New Zealand Prices from $20 | Get tickets
Four State Comic-Con
Hagerstown Maryland US, 29–30 April 2023
Meet the voice of Goku (Peter Kelamis), a grown-up Gage from Pet Sematary, Alice Cooper’s theatrical consultant and many more from TV, DC, Blackbox and Marvel. Cosplay, collect and gawk at some of the most amazing Spider-Man collections known to man at Four State Comic-Con Hagerstown.
Watch: At Four State Comic-Con
Dates 29–30 April 2023 Location Hagerstown Community College ARCC, Maryland US Prices $10–$25 | Get tickets
Budapest Hungary, 29–30 April 2023
Anime, cosplay, gaming – it’s all happening at MondoCon in Hungary. Battle it out in the Tekken 7 or Just Dance tournaments, show off your cosplay and rub shoulders with the pros. Eat, drink, collect and be merry at MondoCon.
Watch: The MondoCon Experience
Dates 29–30 April 2023 Location Hungexpo, Budapest, Hungary
Prices HUF 6000–8000 | Get tickets
San Diego US, 29 April 2023
Meet the voices behind Mr Crab’s daughter and Dianne from Family Guy, Naruto’s Shino Aburame, Duke Nukem himself and many more. Come cosplay (till you drop), karaoke (with a twist), wiled your light sabre, video game and tabletop, and see if you can beat the one-of-a-kind escape room at Fangaea.
Watch: The Fangea Experience
Date 29 April 2023 Location Scottish Rite Masonic Center, San Diego, US
Prices $25 | Get tickets
Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair
Washington New Jersey US, 29 April 2023
Definitely one of the most unique events on this list, the Washington Borough Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair is a steampunk-themed outdoor festival of music, food, collectables, art and live performances. Check out awesome new rockabilly bands and rare-as-cheese circus/carnival acts at Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair.
Date 29 April 2023 Location Washington Borough Pocket Park, New Jersey, US
Price FREE | More info
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