[Conventions] Wish You Were Here – April 23-26

A look at the cosplay events that were supposed to happen this weekend

Wish you were here

By now, we are all sick of staying home. There were things we wanted to do, people we wanted to see. For some of us, we had things planned months in advance that have fallen down the drain.

Today, we are going to remind you of what you have missed this weekend in the convention world.


Ice & Fire Con

Ice and Fire Con

This Game of Thrones themed event held in Mt. Sterling, OH has been rescheduled to October 29 through November 1.


Calgary Expo

Just like the name says, this event is held annually in Calgary, Alberta. Originally scheduled to run April 23-26, it has been pushed off until the weekend of July 17.

Thanks to Ron Friedman, we had some fantastic cosplay photos from last year’s event. You can see more photos in the original article.

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Chiller Theatre

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Unfortunately, this horror film-themed event, located in Parsippany, N.J., had to move their 30th anniversary to Halloween weekend.


RavenCon

RavenCon

Based near Richmond, VA, this annual science fiction convention honors the styling of Edgar Allan Poe. They have cancelled this year’s event and plan to resume next year with guests Terry Brooks and Rhiannon’s Lark.


Medford Comic Con

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Held by the Jackson County Library Services, it has been cancelled.


Penguicon

Penguicon 2020

Penguicon is a three-day event about hacking, building sci-fi universes, soldering, painting miniatures, gaming, coding, music, incredible costumes, and more. It looks like they are holding a virtual con this year that you can find on their home page.

Hopefully they physically return next year.


Greendale

A Starfury event for fans of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” that they have rescheduled for November 6th – 8th, 2020 in Heathrow.


Swancon

This Australian Sci-fi convention has been rescheduled to April 24-26. They have a virtual event going this weekend. You can check out their schedule on the Facebook page.


FerryCon

Unfortunately, this small event hosted by the Dobbs Ferry Public Library has been cancelled.


Brockville Comic Con

Like many of the Pop Culture Canada events, this is another cancellation that they can hopefully return to in the future.


Wales Comic Con

Held annually in Wrexham, this event has been rescheduled for August 22 and 23 and moved to Telford


Fayetteville Comic Con

An annual event in Fayetteville, NC that has been rescheduled to June 27th.


Arctic Comic Con

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This is a new event held in Anchorage, AK that has been rescheduled to fall on Halloween weekend.


Cornwall Pop Event

An ’80’s themed event held in Cornall, ON that had to be rescheduled until next year. Let’s hope that next years event has a lineup just as good. (4/24 – we previously listed this as a UK event, a typo on our part)


Canton Comic Book, Toy, & Nostalgia Convention

A small event in Canton, OH put on by Jeff Harper productions that was cancelled.


Kingston Comic Con

Pop Culture Canada event held in Kingston, ON that they cancelled.


Long Island Comic Book Expo

A tiny event that still hasn’t announced themselves as cancelled. I found out via FB messenger.


Atlanta Comic Convention

A small event that plans to have their next one on Sunday, August 2, 2020.


Charlotte Comic Con

Charlotte Comicon

A comic and collectible show held in Charlotte, NC that had to cancel until they can hopefully reappear next year.


Toronto Comic Book Show

Another tiny event that doesn’t list any cancellations or rescheduling, I had to contact them to get confirmation.


To see what conventions are coming to your area, be sure to check out our Cosplay Convention List or to see what other cancellations are out there, go to our List of Events changed due to COVID-19.

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