Conventions in New Jersey

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Toy Con NJ – Oct 18th & 19th

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: October 18th & 19th, 2014
Cost: $5, free to anyone in fully costume. Children under 12 are free
For more information check them out on Facebook

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

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

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

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

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 !

Philcon 2014 - Nov 21 – 23


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

DerpyCon – Dec 5th-7th


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 thoughts on “Conventions in New Jersey

  1. Pingback: What’s New Since Last Week? | New Jersey Isn't Boring!

  2. 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!

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