Conventions in New Jersey

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

Camden Comic Con – March 7

Camden Comic Con 2015 returns to Rutgers University-Camden for its second outing. The comic-themed and geek culture event will be held on March 7, 2015 from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Athletics and Fitness Center on Rutgers University-Camden’s campus. The event is all-ages and free to the public. The event will have an eclectic mix of comic shops, dealers, comic/geek themed crafters, gaming vendors, and several small press publishers. There will also be panels on a wide range of topics, workshops and activities for all ages, and a cosplay contest. Some of the special guests include Mark McKenna (X-Men, Justice League), Dave Bullock (Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman ’66) Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar, Furious), Neil D. Vokes (Superman Adventures, Untold Tales of Spider-Man), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves, Savage Hawkman), and many more. Like on Facebook!

Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015; 10am to 4pm
Address: Athletic & Fitness Center; 301 Linden Street, Camden
Cost: 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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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – March 15

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Guest artists! Cosplay groups! Fun for the whole familyGuests include Alexander Simmons, Howard Bender, Rusty Gilligan, Bob Petrecca, Joe del Beato. Also featuring Ghostbusters and Star Wars cosplay groups.

Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2015; 10am – 4pm
Address: Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
Cost: $3
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New Jersey Collectors Con – March 22

An all new convention based in New Jersey is here. Focusing on Collectors, we will have a dealer room, events and guests that cater to the needs and wants of collectors for all things – Toys, Action Figures, Comic Books, Video Games, and more…

Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Address: Holiday Inn; 2175 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill
Cost: Early Admission 8am to 10am $20; GA 10am to 4pm $10.00
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Rutgers Geek Week – March 23 – 28

Geek Week is an annual week of events celebrating all things “geeky” at Rutgers University. From tabletop and video gaming, to music, cosplay, academic panels based on gender and ethnic diversity, and more, Rutgers Geek Week has been nationally recognized by organizations such as ACPA and San Diego Comic-Con, and featured guests such as Chris Hardwick, Nick Offerman, and Tory and Kari of Mythbusters. By focusing on the students and their passions, Geek Week seeks to make meaningful differences in students lives by providing opportunities for them to find community, be accepted, and gain exposure to non-familiar topics and experiences in geek culture.

Dates: March 23rd – 28th, 2015
* See websites for addresses and costs
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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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South Jersey Geek Fest – April 4

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SJ Geek fest is a celebration of your geekery featuring comics, tabletop games, video games, youtubers, cosplayers and more.

Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2015; 10am to 5pm
Address: Woodbury Heights Community Center; 741 Helen Ave, Woodbury, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. To get tickets click HERE
For more information like them on Facebook
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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
Like on Facebook
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Chiller Theatre - April 24 – 26

The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo, held twice a year at the Parsippany Sheraton aka the Tara Hotel in April and Oct, is your Premiere Convention for all things Cool! Chiller Theatre, with over 24 years in the business, is your #1 stop for the Best Celebrities, Dealers rooms that are second to none, a Rock n Roll Costume Party the Saturday Night of both events and in association with WPIX Channel 11 in NY, they’ve brought back the TV show you know and love every Halloween, namely CHILLER THEATRE movie night!

Dates: April 24th -26th, 2015
Address: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel- 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany
Cost: To get tickets click Here
For more information like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ChillerTheatre
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Day of the Wolf – April 25 & 26

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A Creation Entertainment Salute to the MTV Hit Series TEEN WOLF.

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015
Address: Marriott Hanover; 1401 New Jersey 10, Whippany, NJ
Cost: $20+ Buy 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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Tosho-Con – June 20

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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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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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: TBD
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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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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

More Details Coming Soon:

Newark Comic Con – Sept 12, 2015

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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