Conventions in New Jersey

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

Chiller Theatre - October 24th-26th

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: October 24th -26th, 2014
Address: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel- 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany
Phone: 973-515-2000
To get tickets click Here
For more information like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ChillerTheatre
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South Jersey Geek Fest - Oct 25

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

Date: Oct 25, 2014; 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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Pulp Adventurecon – Nov 1

Thousands of Pulp Magazines, Vintage Papebacks, Movie Collectibles, Radio Memorabilia and MORE. If your tastes lean toward classic crime fighters, salt-of-the-earth cowboys, damsels in distress, detectives under duress, space travelers with jet-packs, swooning ladies, or just plain weird creatures that cannot be named this is probably an event you would enjoy. Vintage pulp magazines, movie memorabilia, collectible paperbacks, original artwork, and even some new media turn up.

Date: November 1, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Ramada Inn; 1083 Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $5
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BrickFair NJ – Nov 1 & 2

LEGO fan festival celebrating our favorite toy! BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA to show off their LEGO creations great and small.

Date: November 1st and 2nd, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Drive Somerset, NJ
Cost: $10
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South Jersey Comic Con and Toy Bonanza – Nov 2

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Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Holiday Inn; Route 70 East, Cherry Hill
Cost: $3
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The Geeky Kink Event - Nov 7 – 9

As the world’s first full-scale, weekend-long event for geeky, nerdy, and otherwise brainy kinky people, the goal is to show you a ridiculously insanely good time.  See website for more info

Dates: November 7th – 9th, 2014
Address: The Radisson of Piscataway; 21 Kingsbridge Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ ‎
Cost: Get tickets HERE
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Clifton Comic Book Expo – Nov 9

Comics from Golden Age to Bronze Age to the present Modern Age. The world’s friendliest dealers! No minimum bid auction around noon. Monthly shows since 1991!

Date: Sunday, November 9th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton
Cost: Free
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Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix New Jersey - Nov 14 – 16

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix events are the largest open entry Magic: The Gathering events.   Grand Prix NJ will feature the Legacy format as well as full slate of special events!

Dates: November 14th – 16th, 2014
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: Free to Attend
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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – Nov 16


The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be hosting another show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Toms River Elks Club, 600 Washington Street Toms River, New Jersey for what promises to be yet another GREAT show for everyone attending. Once again we will be featuring our “Artist Lounge” with over 20 Comic Artists, Writers, and Creators showing off their great and unique work, as well as offering them up for purchase to attendees. There will be not one, not two, but THREE huge cosplay/costume groups: THE NORTH JERSEY GHOSTBUSTERS, THE 501ST LEGION and the U.S.S. IWO JIMA INDEPENDENT STAR TREK GROUP. Also making his debut, will be “MAC” the famous cat from Rusty Gilligan’s comic strip about his pets, “Mac and Trouble.” MAC will be on hand for photo’s and will be handing out goodies and tickets for a surprise raffle drawing for some great prizes!AND…parents, Don’t Forget to Bring the KIDS!! Why?? Because SANTA arrives at 1pm with goodies for everyone!!!!Drawings for Door Prizes will be held thru-out the day with some great prizes and our popular $how Ca$h ! Goodie bags for the first 50 attendees and for those in cosplay costumes! Yes, be sure to wear your cosplay costume, as we will be having a cosplay costume contest with judging to take place at 2pm.

Date: Sunday, November 16th 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Toms River Elks Club, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey
Cost: $2.00 Kids under 12 FREE Those in Cosplay Costumes also FREE !
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Philcon 2014 - Nov 21 – 23

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Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors’ Room full of unique merchandise; a full slate of Children’s/Family programming; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; the Time Traveler’s Masquerade Ball, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Dates: November 21st – 23rd, 2014
Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel; 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cost: $40 – $10. Register for Tickets Here

Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @PhilCon
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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show – Nov 29 & 30


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

Dates: November 29th & 30th, 2014
Address:  NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $8 Adults, Kids 12 and under FREE
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DerpyCon – Dec 5th-7th

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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 5th – 7th, 2014
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 13th & 14th

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.

Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!

Dates: December 13th & 14th, 2014
Address: Meadowlands Exposition Center; 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ
Get Tickets Here

2015:

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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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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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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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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