There are so many conventions and geeky events going on these days that it’s hard to keep track of them all! Sure, we attend and report on some (click here for our personal calendar of conventions), but there are way more than that going on during any given weekend. So we’ve decided to give you a monthly list of comic, pop culture, fandom, gaming, etc. conventions and events taking place in the Southern California area, since that is where we are based. Read on to find out what geeky conventions and events are going on in So Cal for the month of June 2017!
Claremont Packing House Comic Book & Collectibles Show
When: June 4, 2017
Where: Claremont Packing House, 532 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711
Description: Comic Book Art Demonstrations – See how the magic of Comic Book Art goes from imagination to reality! Comic Books, Collectibles and Art Dealers from around Southern California, with New and Vintage Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Original Art, Prints, Action Figures, Games, and Collectibles. Bargains galore! Private Collectors – selling their unique collections of vintage and rare collectibles. Comic Book Publishers – with Comics, Graphic Novels and Creator Signings. Professional Comic Book and Fantasy Artists and Writers.
San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention
When: June 4, 2017
Where: 11128 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Cost: $5; Children under 12 FREE
Description: Free comics and raffle every hour, with special guests Patrick Owsley, Ivanna Cadaver, Vinton T. Heuck, and more.
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: $20 ($25 at the door); 3 for $33; After 6pm at the door $10; Kids under 12 FREE
Description: Our mission at Ronin-Expo is to bring together a network of those who appreciate Asian culture, from various topics ranging from anime, cosplay, video games, and fashion. Sharing our devotion for Asian culture while providing a fun and unique experience is our goal at Ronin-Expo.
Kid Con 2017
When: June 10-11, 2017
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Cost: Weekend Pass $25 ($35 at the door); Saturday or Sunday Ticket $15 ($20 at the door)
Description: The goal of Kid Kon is to throw the biggest fandom party any kid has ever seen, celebrating the popular arts like comic books, movies, books, video games, and TV shows that kids are rabid fans of, and giving them a once in a lifetime chance to meet their favorite celebrities in person.
The Feast of Thrones
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Whimsic Alley, 5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Description: Take your photo on our Iron Throne! The Feast of Thrones will take place on June 10th 2017 for the fifth year in a row. The event includes Dinner, Cocktails and entertainment. This event is restricted to 18+ only. Tickets are only sold in store or over the phone.
Geek Meet: Women of Wonder
When: June 11, 2017
Where: Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Description: Celebrating the Wonderous Women of all nerd culture!! Come enjoy a Drink, Cards Against Humanity, Vendor Village, Dungeons and Darren, Cosplay Contest and more!!
E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo)
When: June 13-15, 2017
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost: SOLD OUT (was $249 for fan attendees); $995 On-Site Industry Passes available
Description: E3 is the world’s premier event for computer, video and mobile games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, and the biggest fans of video games providing unprecedented exposure to emerging markets. E3 is where it all starts.
Geek Girl Tech Conference
When: June 17, 2017
Where: University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, 5998 Alcala Park Way, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: General Admission $169; Non-Profit $99; College Student or Military $75; Parent/Child (under 18) Combined Ticket $149; Family Package for 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 18) $275; Child (under 18) $50; Sharkette Pitch Fest $50
Description: Geek Girl empowers women & girls (and dudes!) of all ages and all financial levels in technology, from beginner newbie to startup savant. We do this through full day Tech Conferences, workshops, seminars, public speaking, consulting and Geek Girl for Hire. Our goal is to have a more diverse workforce in tech, create a stronger tech bond between children and their parents, and create a future where every child can become their own Tech Superhero.
PotterCon Presents: PotterParty San Diego
When: June 17, 2017
Where: House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: PotterCon Presents: PotterParty San Diego brings together adult fans (ages 21+) to wave their wands, slur their spells and manage mischief while celebrating the Boy Who Lived and his magical world. Join us for: Live Onstage Sorting Ceremony, Costume Contest, Trivia, Wizards’ Chess, Curated Merchandise from Hand-Picked Vendors, Divination Class, Photo Area, and more!
Harry Potter Night & Cosplay Karaoke Party
When: June 22, 2017
Where: Dave & Buster’s, 400 S Baldwin Ave, Ste 930U, Arcadia, CA 91007
Description: You don’t have to come in Harry Potter Cosplay. Just come, hang out, meet new people and have fun! UNLIMITED GAME PLAY at Dave & Buster on all non-ticketed games, Live Music with Nerd Band “THE EXPANSION PACK” at 7:00 pm, Harry Potter Fan Film, Private After Party in the Private Sky Lounge / Roof Top, Private Bar, Nerd Karoke with Loki Hates You, and more!
When: June 24-25, 2017
Where: Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Cost: 2-Day $95 ($100 at Door); Saturday $60 ($65 at Door); Sunday $45 ($50 at Door); Regal Ticket Package $190 ($200 at Door)
Description: Regal Con conventions and events are multi genre, pop culture events about all things related to Television, Film, Music, Art, Cosplay, etc. Our goal is to create fun and unique experiences with your favorite actors, writers, producers, costumers, directors, artists, social media personalities, etc. We have special guests who come to our events and do Q&A Panels, Photo Ops, Autographs, Private Meet & Greets, Concerts, Exclusive Dinners, Dances, Cocktail Parties and more! We also have a vendor hall with some awesome merchandise booths- artwork, handmade items, jewelry, toys, t-shirts, autographs, buttons, etc!
PotterCon Presents: PotterParty Anaheim
When: June 24, 2017
Where: House of Blues Anaheim, 400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802
Description: PotterCon Presents: PotterParty Anaheim brings together adult fans (ages 21+) to wave their wands, slur their spells and manage mischief while celebrating the Boy Who Lived and his magical world. Join us for: Live Onstage Sorting Ceremony, Costume Contest, Trivia, Wizards’ Chess, Curated Merchandise from Hand-Picked Vendors, Divination Class, Photo Area, and more!