Conventions in New Jersey

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

NJ Renaissance Faire – May 23, 24,30, 31; June 6 & 7

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The New Jersey Renaissance Faire, where fantasy meets reality! A Renaissance Festival the way you remember, alive with interaction, magic and friendship.

Dates: May 23rd, 23th, 30th & 31st; June 6th & 7th, 2015
Address: 1195 Florence Columbus Rd; Bordentown, New Jersey
Cost: $18+. Buy 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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Bizarre Con – June 13 – 15

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Atlantic City’s one & only Horror Convention.

Dates: June 13th – 15th, 2015
Address: Tropicana Casino; 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $20 advance/$25 day of. Get them HERE
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Tosho-Con – June 20

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Join us at the East Orange Public Library from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 for our first anime and comic convention! There will be panels, special guests, screenings, cosplay, workshops, photo-ops, artist alley, vendors, raffles. Special guests to date include Pokemon voice actress Michele Knotz, samurai swordsmen Yoshi Amao, and the Women in Comics Collective (special guest list may be subject to change).

Date: June 20th, 2015
Address: East Orange Public Library; 21 South Arlington Ave.East Orange
Cost: Free
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NJ Comic Anime Con – June 27

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Come celebrate comics and anime at NJ Comic Anime Con on June 27 from 10-6 at the Hyatt in Morristown, NJ. For updates on the show, make sure to check out their website and like and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Date: June 27, 2015; 10am to 6pm
Address: Hyatt Morristown at 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $20, Early admission tickets $30
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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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Jersey Shore Summer Comic Book Show – July 19

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Comic book show featuring guest artists and writers, costume groups. Vendors with old and new comic books, non-sport trading cards, toys, action figures, collectibles. Guests include Joe del Beato, Howard Bender, Bob Petrecca, Neil Vokes, Paris Cullins, David Hardy, Steve Lisefski.

Date: Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Address: Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street, Toms River
Cost: $3
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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: $13 and up. Get them HERE
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
Cost: $20 and up. Get them HERE
For more info, like them on Facebook
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Toy Con NJ – August 29 & 30

ToyConNJ will feature  170+ tables of Collectibles and featuring special celebrity guests, comic artists and special events for the entire family. A COSPLAY cash prize contest will be held Saturday Evening and run by Mayhem Collectibles. If you plan to attend in costume than why not enter the contest!

Address: 33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany
Dates: August 29th & 30th, 2015
Cost: $5, free to anyone in fully costume. Children under 12 are free
For more information check them out 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
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Toy Con NJ – Nov 14 & 15

ToyConNJ will feature  170+ tables of Collectibles and featuring special celebrity guests, comic artists and special events for the entire family. A COSPLAY cash prize contest will be held Saturday Evening and run by Mayhem Collectibles. If you plan to attend in costume than why not enter the contest!

Address: 33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany
Dates: November 14 & 15, 2015
Cost: $5, free to anyone in fully costume. Children under 12 are free
For more information check them out on Facebook
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DerpyCon – Dec 4 – 6

DerpyCon is a multi genre sci fi convention, celebrating the culture of science fiction, fantasy, animation, and beyond. DerpyCon 2014 will be located at the Hyatt Morristown in Morristown, NJ. The weekend event will have panels, LARPs, concerts, video gaming, cosplay, vendors, dances, table-top gaming, AMVs, and more!

Dates: Dec 4th – 6th, 2015
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave. Morristown
To register click Here
You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @DerpyCon
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Walker Stalker Con – Dec 4-6

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Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show. As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew of the show, along with talented actors and artists from other zombie shows, movies and art.

Dates: December 4th – 6th, 2015
Address: Meadowlands Exposition Center; 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
Cost: $35 and up. Get Tickets HERE

More Details Coming Soon:

Newark Comic Con – Sept 12, 2015

Peach Pit Con – Oct 3, 2015

3 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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