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Events

This section includes events in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The City Guides include listings of events in major metro areas.

For events in other regions, see these pages: Midwest, Mountain, New England, Pacific, South Central, Southeast.

See also the complete event listing or "Steamiest" event listing.


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May

Hudson Valley Comic Con

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

May 9 - 10, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

May 16, 2020

Literary festival. . .

June

Gear

Ocean Renaissance: Merfolk Pirate Faerie SteamPunk Convention

Ocean City, MD, USA

Jun 12 - 14, 2020

Nautically themed steampunk, pirate, and faerie convention. . .

Salute to The Expanse - New Jersey

Parsippany, NJ, USA

Jun 13 - 14, 2020

A convention for fans of The Expanse. . .

Wizard World Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jun 19 - 21, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Horror convention. . .

NY Faerie Festival

Harpursville, NY, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Fantasy-themed entertainment. . .

Celtic Fling & Highland Games

Manheim, PA, USA

Jun 27 - 28, 2020

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

Garden State Comic Fest - Morristown

Morristown, NJ, USA

Jun 27 - 28, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

July

Shore Leave 42

Hunt Valley, MD, USA

Jul 10 - 12, 2020

Science fiction media convention. . .

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jul 11, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

RetroFutureFest

Easton, PA, USA

Jul 12 - 18, 2020

A series of events related to retrofuturism and pop culture. . .

Blerdcon 2020

Arlington, VA, USA

Jul 17 - 19, 2020

A celebration of Black Nerd culture. . .

Harlem Book Fair

New York, NY, USA

Jul 18, 2020

Literary festival. . .

Book Expo America

New York, NY, USA

Jul 22 - 26, 2020

Book trade fair. . .

Confluence

Coraopolis, PA, USA

Jul 24 - 26, 2020

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

BookCon

New York, NY, USA

Jul 25 - 26, 2020

Pop culture and book convention. . .

Otakon

Washington, DC, USA

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2020

Otakon is an annual three-day anime convention. . .

August

StarQuest

​Frederick, MD, USA

Aug 1 - 2, 2020

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

PulpFest

Mars, PA, USA

Aug 6 - 9, 2020

A convention for fans of pulp magazines and vintage popular fiction. . .

Bill Johnston's Pirate Days

Alexandria Bay, NY, USA

Aug 7 - 16, 2020

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Steam Show - Summer

Brownsville, PA, USA

Aug 7 - 9, 2020

Steam-powered equipment demos. . .

Gear

Key City Steampunk Festival

Gettysburg, PA, USA

Aug 14 - 16, 2020

Steampunk convention. . .

Monster-Mania Con - Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

Aug 14 - 16, 2020

Horror film and memorabilia convention. . .

Gear

Canal Day Festival

Wharton, NJ, USA

Aug 15, 2020

An "old-time country fair" celebrating the Morris Canal. . .

Flame Con

New York, NY, USA

Aug 15 - 16, 2020

"The world’s largest queer comic con. . ."

New York Renaissance Faire

Tuxedo Park, NY, USA

Aug 15 - Oct 4, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, USA

Aug 15, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Liberty City Anime Con

New York, NY, USA

Aug 21 - 23, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Gear

PA Steam Fest

Bethlehem, PA, USA

Aug 21 - 22, 2020

Steampunk festival. . .

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

West Newton, PA, USA

Aug 22 - Sep 27, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Keystone Comic Con

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Aug 28 - 30, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Washington, DC, USA

Aug 29, 2020

Free indoor literary festival. . .

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Annapolis, MD, USA

Aug 29 - Oct 25, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

The Humans to Mars Summit

Washington, DC, USA

Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2020

Conference about human exploration of Mars. . .

April

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con

Oaks, PA, USA

Sep 4 - 6, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

September

Gear

Belvidere Victorian Days

Belvidere, NJ, USA

Sep 12 - 13, 2020

A celebration of Belvidere's Victorian-era heritage. . .

Comic Art Con - Fall

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, USA

Sep 12, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Flower City Comic Con

Rochester, NY, USA

Sep 19 - 20, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Four State Comic-Con

Hagerstown, MD, USA

Sep 19 - 20, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Lakewood Renaissance Faire

Lakewood, NJ, USA

Sep 19 - 20, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

Lockport, NY, USA

Sep 19 - 20, 2020

Celtic-themed games and entertainment. . .

A Salute to Lucifer - Chicago

Schaumburg, IL, USA

Sep 19 - 20, 2020

A convention for fans of the "Lucifer" TV series. . .

Gear

Steampunk Riverboat Cruise

Williamsport, PA, USA

Sep 26, 2020

Steampunk-themed riverboat cruise. . .

October

The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention

Whippany, NJ, USA

Oct 2 - 4, 2020

Pop culture convention. . .

West Virginia Book Festival

Charleston, WV, USA

Oct 2 - 3, 2020

Literary festival. . .

New York Comic Con

New York, NY, USA

Oct 8 - 11, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Tsubasacon

Charleston, WV, USA

Oct 9 - 11, 2020

Anime, gaming and cosplay convention. . .

Gear

C.O.G.S. Expo Three

Iselin, NJ, USA

Oct 16 - 18, 2020

Steampunk convention. . .

A Salute to Lucifer - New Jersey

Whippany, NJ, USA

Oct 17 - 18, 2020

A convention for fans of the "Lucifer" TV series. . .