Conventions I've Been To -or- Want To Attend!
I've been to plenty of archaeology conventions/conferences/symposiums, but only a few hobby based conventions. But there are many that I would love to attend, and they are all over the US.
I enjoy sitting in on panels and learning something, either about a new book/movie/game or a part of an industry that is new to me. I also like shopping, but really I just like seeing all the cool stuff for sale - I don't get too sad if I can't buy something or miss an exclusive. And parties... oh man, I love to dance!
1. San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, CA
The Big One. I went in 2014, and I'm going back this year! It was a blast - there is so much to do and see, and so many great people to interact with! I really can't wait.
2. DragonCon, Atlanta, GA
I would love to attend this convention - this is a big cosplay convention, and I want to see it in person! For now, I will enjoy other people's photos and creativity.
3. TeslaCon, Milwaukee, WI
This would be a blast to attend! It's a steampunk convention - people get into character, the main hotel gets decorated, and there's a theme each year (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, To the Moon, etc). I have a group of friends that goes each year, and I would love to join them!
4. A comic convention in Ohio
I have friends all over that state, and my sister lives in central Ohio now, so I'd like to take her to a convention there. But I'm wondering if Wizard World Ohio is really worth the $30/day price tag... some of the smaller cons have great reputations along the local comic stores.
5. New York Comic Con, New York City
I've never been, but it's only a few hours on the train to NYC from here. It's funny that I've traveled all the way to California for a big con, but never been to the largest in my own state!
6. Star Wars Celebration, 2015 location is Anaheim, CA
It's a Con all about Star Wars!!!! I love Star Wars!!! STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you prefer big cons or local cons? Comic conventions, or another kind? What do you like to do there - shop? Sit in on panels? Go to parties? Meet celebrities?
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