Conventions in New Jersey

These events are listed in date order. If you’d like to submit your event, please email newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com

Kotoricon - January 9th & 10th

This year is a SPACE themed KotoriCon. There will be anime, time-travellers, Jedi, mecha, and Kotori floating about as a cute planetoid. KotoriCon is an anime convention and charity fundraiser,with guests, panels, performances, dealers, artists, Charity Auction, and more! Tickets are limited and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Dates: Friday January 9 – Saturday January 10, 2015.
Address: Glassboro County College – 1400 Tanyard Road. Sewell
To get tickets click here
For more information, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @KotoriCon
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Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire X - Feb 20 – 22

The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire is an alternative, indoor Renaissance Faire unbounded by normalcy. Wicked Faire X’s theme is “A Game Of Scones”. It incorporates and welcomes those from all manner of points in space and time — Klingons and cavemen, werewolves and Steampunks, magicians and time travelers . . . and, of course, Faire folk of all sorts. There’s more. Our event is also 16+, and there are areas of our event which are adult in nature — though that’s only one aspect of the event. This also means the faire need not avoid adult subjects in art, games or entertainment – though it need not be those things exclusively.

Dates: February 20th – 22nd, 2015
Address: The Hyatt Regency Princeton; 102 Carnegie Center Princeton, NJ
Cost: $40+. Get tickets HERE
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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show – Feb 28 – Mar 1


The Show features 50+ Tables of Trains for Sale and 150+ Exhibitors from Across the Country

Dates: February 28th – March 1st, 2015
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $8 Adults, 12 and under FREE
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19th Annual NJ Toy Soldier Military & Miniature Figure Show – Mar 1

 

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2015; 9AM to 3PM
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $6, children under 10 enter free
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Monster Mania Con – March 13th – 15th

MONSTER-MANIA CON provides horror film fans the best opportunity to meet the biggest names in all of horror history. MONSTER-MANIA CON offers fans the chance to get autographs, participate in Q&A sessions with the stars, shop our large dealers area and watch films til 2AM.

Address: Crowne Plaza – 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill
Dates: March 13th – 15th, 2015
For more info, like them on Facebook
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Castle Point Anime Convention – March 29

Castle Point Anime Convention is created and organized by the members of the Stevens Anime Club and will be held on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Castle Point Anime Convention is just minutes away from New York City and is easily accessible by PATH, NJ Transit, ferry, and bus. Castle Point Anime Convention aims to promote anime, manga, and Japanese culture as well as providing a fun experience for attendees.

Date: March 29, 2015, 9AM to 10PM
Address: Stevens Institute of Technology; 599 River St, Hoboken, NJ
Cost: TBD
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Comic Art Con – March 29

NO COMIC BOOKS! No fan boys! No hustle and bustle of the big cons! This is a gathering of Comic Art collectors in a friendly venue to buy, sell, trade, network and talk about comic art . . . and only comic art! Vendors and collectors gather from all over the country for what is truly a comic art collectors dream – a jammed packed room with wall to wall comic art. If you collect comic book art then this is the convention for you!

Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2015; 10am to 4:30pm
Address: Empire Meadowlands Hotel; 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus
Cost: $10, children free
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East Coast Comic Con – April 11 & 12

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East Coast Comicon has grown out of the success of Asbury Park Comicon, and will continue the spirit of the original con. The new venue in the Meadowlands enables us to offer over 300 exhibitors, a more convenient location to North Jersey and NYC, and plenty of free parking.

Date: April 11th & 12th, 2015
Address: Meadowlands Expo Center; Holiday Inn in Secaucus; 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ
Cost: $25 to $150. Get tickets HERE
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Atlantic City Boardwalk Con – May 14th – 17th

Atlantic City’s biggest Comic/Geek/Cosplay Convention, AC Boardwalk Con places YOU in the Winner’s Circle. Whether you’re a casual comic collector, a Whovian, Trekkie, or you spend months sewing every stitch of your Spidey Suit, ACBC has created this Con just for YOU!

Joker, Harley Quinn and Gambit would feel right at home as ACBC is set against the gorgeous backdrop of the famous AC Casino Skyline, the newly restored AC Boardwalk, and the beach and the Atlantic Ocean!

Dates: May 14th – 17th, 2015
Address: Atlantic City Convention Center; One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City
To get tickets click HERE
For more information, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ACBoardwalkCon
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Steam Punk World’s Fair – May 15 – 17

The largest Steampunk event in the world is also one of the friendliest and most welcoming! At The Steampunk World’s Fair you’ll find more performers and shows than just about anywhere in the Steampunk nation. We are NOT a convention – we’re a rambunctious and uncontainable Festival! We’re a little like a Renaissance Faire, but full of Steampunk treasures, other splendid things, a sense of humor, and scones – lots of scones.

Dates: May 15th – 17th. 2015
Address: Radisson of Piscataway; 21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway NJ
Cost: Get Tickets HERE
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NJ Con: Fire in the East – June 12th & 13th

This year New Jersey’s Premier Wargaming Convention kicks off on Friday June 6th, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. We are returning to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Raritan Center located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837. In addition to the usually diverse gaming schedule you can expect to see a number of Tournaments. Saga, X-Wing, DBMM and Flames of War events are all in the works and more information will be sure to follow.

Address: New Jersey Convention and Expo Center – 97 Sunfield Ave.Edison, NJ
Dates: June 12th & 14th, 2015
To get tickets click Here

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AnimeNext – June 12 – 14

AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990’s and 2000’s, anime conventions have seen positive growth in their attendance; AnimeNEXT is no exception. AnimeNEXT has been in existence since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation.

Date: June 12th – 14th, 2015
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Drive Somerset, NJ
Cost: $30+. Get tickets HERE
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ShinkouCon – June 26 -28

ShinkouCon will take place from June 26th to June 28th, 2015, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center & Holiday Inn in Secaucus, New Jersey. The convention will be host to many interesting guests, from voice actors and cosplayers. We will also have a cosplay masquerade, and lots of fun programming and panels where you can be both entertained and educated!

Date: June 26th, – 28th, 2015
Address: Meadowlands Expo Center & Holiday Inn in Secaucus; 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Cost: Get tickets HERE
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Vampire Diaries Convention – July 17-19

SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS: IAN SOMERHALDER and PAUL WESLEY The talented actors who are Damon and Stefan Salvatore, plus a great line-up of other TVD and THE ORIGINALS stars, LIVE AND IN PERSON in NEW JERSEY: DON’T MISS IT!

Dates: July 17th – 19th, 2015
Address: Hilton Parsippany; One Hilton Court,Parsippany, NJ
Cost: Get tickets HERE
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Garden State Comic Fest – July 25 & 26

Garden State Comic Fest is a collection of some of the finest vendors and artists in the area. As always we try to put together a variety of tables of great comics, art, toys and more. There will be Great artists on hand doing sketches, signing autographs and showing off some of their awesome work.

Dates: July 25th & 26th, 2015
Address: Mennen Arena; 161 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: TBD
Like on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @GS_Comic_Fest
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Monster Mania Con – July 31 – Aug 2nd

MONSTER-MANIA CON provides horror film fans the best opportunity to meet the biggest names in all of horror history. MONSTER-MANIA CON offers fans the chance to get autographs, participate in Q&A sessions with the stars, shop our large dealers area and watch films til 2AM.

Dates: July 31st – August 2nd, 2015
Address: Crowne Plaza – 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill
For more info, like them on Facebook
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Salute to Supernatural - Sept 25- 27

The amazing ongoing celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the hit television series SUPERNATURAL continues as we return to one of the true hotbeds of Supernatural fandom: the New York/New Jersey area! We’ve gone to bigger space for the 10th Anniversary but we aren’t looking to lose the unique qualities that have made the SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL Tour so successful.

Dates: September 25th – 27th, 2015
Address: Meadowlands Expo Center ; 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ
Cost: Get tickets HERE

2 thoughts on “Conventions in New Jersey

  1. Don’t forget that Philcon 2014, or the Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference, is happening November 21, 22, ans 23, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. This is one of science fiction fandom’s oldest cons!

  2. While it is not held in New Jersey, the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is held within driving distance of NJ and is a convention worth the travel. Celebrities signing autographs (Patty Duke, Ed Asner, Shirley Jones, James Bond himself, you get the idea) and tons of vendors. Love it!

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