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Convention Tuesdays: AndoCon, ToyLanta, MidSouthCon 36, Tennessee Game Days XIII 2018


Welcome to Convention Tuesdays!  Every Tuesday, I will feature and highlight conventions happening during the upcoming weekend in Alabama, or within short driving distances from Alabama.

March 9-11 — AndoCon — Atlanta, Ga

AndoCon is an annual convention in Atlanta focused on gaming and the geeky life. We specialize in tabletop gaming of all sorts, be they board games, card games, or role-playing games. We believe in bringing people together to create the most enjoyable gaming experience possible, and we provide a vast library of board games to choose from.

But AndoCon is not only for gamers – we work extensively with local game designers (published or not) to support their creative endeavors whenever possible. We encourage them to showcase their games throughout the design process at our Meetups, as well as the main annual event.  Guests include Sean Patrick Fannon, Eddy Webb, James Dawsey, and more.

Learn more at: http://www.andocon.org/

March 9-11 — ToyLanta — Atlanta, Ga

The 18th annual TOYLANTA (JOELANTA and The GREAT ATLANTA TOY CONVENTION) 2018 March 9-11th (9th for 3 day All access pass) is a fun packed 3 day experience that focuses on toys of all kinds, their creators and the creativity of individual collectors.

Events include: Hourly Panels (Saturday and Sunday) on everything from Monster Toys to Transformers to GI Joe and Action Figures, Special Guests (such as RAH GI Joe creator Larry Hama), GI Joe Parachute drop, Custom Figure and Diorama Contests, Rock Concert by RADIO CULT, Film Festival and 200 tables of fun toys and pop culture collectibles including: Star Wars, Sci Fi, Monster Toys, Lego, He Man, TMNT, Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, Monster High, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Anime, Comics, Gaming and just about any other toy line from the 1960’s to present.

Learn more at: https://www.joelanta.org/

March 9-11 — MidSouthCon 36 — Memphis, Tennessee

MidSouthCon is the longest-running annual fan-run multi-genre Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-South. It covers a diverse section of fannish culture that includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science, Comics, Horror, Education, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming. MidSouthCon has an average of 2200 attendees, including over 100 authors, editors, publishers, scientists, artists and other guests and panelists. It features more then 200 hours of programing, including panels, our annual Art and and Charity Auctions, Masquerade costume contest, and more. There is also hundreds of hours of gaming running non-stop throughout the weekend.

In addition to all the programing and gaming, MidSouthCon has all the staples of traditional science fiction conventions, including a first class Art Show featuring art for sale by artists from across the country, a well-stocked Dealer’s Room with venders selling a wide variety of genre items, and a Con-Suite with free sodas and munchies where you can quench your thirst, sate your appetite, and schmooze with other fen.   Guests include Mike Resnick, Keri Bean, Mike Carlin, and more.  Major events include an art show, Masquerade, gaming, and more.

Learn more at: http://midsouthcon.org/

March 9-11 — Tennessee Game Days XIII — Franklin, Tennessee

Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee, surrounding states, and from places far and wide, gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game.  Major events include the Tour of Gaming Destinations, Math Trade, TGD Crokinole Tournament, Flea Market, and more.

Learn more at: http://tngamedays.com/

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