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TOP 10 FAN CONVENTIONS OF 2020
Feb 28-March 1
CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2): Over 65k. (Reedpop). At McCormickk Place convention center. Same spot as last year’s Star Wars Celebration.
- The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the world. Don’t miss its return to Chicago on Saturday, February 29, 2020. This is the final stop in the ReedPOP’s 2019 Global Championships of Cosplay competition circuit.
EMERALD CITY COMIC CON: Seattle Washington. 98k-100k. (Reedpop)
- ECCC’s Artist Alley is one of the biggest in the country.
- The Western Championships of Cosplay will be taking place on Friday night at the ECCC Main Stage at the Hyatt Regency. To attend you must have a valid Friday badge to ECCC 2020.
- Pop Asia is a new show feature at Emerald City Comic Con (similar to Cosplay Central, Gaming or Family HQ areas) entirely dedicated to anime, manga, k-pop and more! Located in the Sheraton on Level 2.
WONDERCON: Over 60k. Sister convention of San Diego-Comic Con.
- Badges available
- Hotel sales available. Hilton is the guest hotel. (industry meets there each night)
- Masquerade: Entries are now being accepted, and the deadline for submitting an entry form is March 23, 2020, but we often fill up before the deadline.
MEGACON ORLANDO: The southeast’s largest comics and fan convention, with well over 100k.
- Guests: All 4 Hobbits from LOTR.
STAR WARS CELEBRATION: Anaheim. Over 65K. (Reedpop)
- 4-day passes are sold out, but limited number of tickets fro Thursday and Sunday.
- What will be the big announcements this year?
FAN-X SALT LAKE COMIC CONVENTION: Over 127K. This is the event sued by San Diego. Multi-day passes are now only $43.
July 23-26 (preview night July 22)
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 135k. Year 51. Sold out. Museum will be having ebay auction for passes. Hotel sale later this spring.
Sept 3 – 7
DRAGONCON: 85k in 2019. 5-day convention in Atlanta, GA.
LA COMIC CON: Over 120k. Independent convention. LA Conv. Center.
NEW YORK COMIC CON: Over 250k tickets sold. (Reedpop)