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Convention Tuesdays: GIJoeCon, Hamacon, Sci Fi Summer Con, Mississippi Comic Con 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.

June 21-24 — GIJoeCon — Chattanooga, Tennessee

You will not want to miss the 25th Anniversary celebrating our most beloved action figure and American icon! This fantastic family event will take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center June 21-24, 2018. No matter if you collect 3 3/4”, 12”, vintage or modern figures, you owe it to yourself to attend the very last G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention produced by the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club!  Whether you have attended every convention or if this is your first one, you need to be at this celebration of all things G.I. Joe!

Major guests include Kirk Bozigian, Larry Hama, and more.  Major events include a cosplay contest, photography contest, Diorama Contest, and more.  Learn more at:

June 22-24 — Hamacon — Huntsville, Alabama

Hamacon stands for “Huntsville & Madison Anime Convention” aka we’re the Rocket City’s anime con! We run two major events a year, a three-day full fledged con in June, and a one day con in November. Either way, we treat you with tons of amazing events and panels, a big ol’ gaming area for both video games as well as the tabletop variety, a Dealer’s Room, an Artist Alley, Cosplay, and more! Not to mention, we try and sprinkle as many smaller events we can throughout the year as well.

Major guests include Erika Harlacher, Austin Tindle, and more.  Major events include a cosplay contest, anime music video contest, Hamacon rave, and more.  Learn more at:

June 22-24 — Sci Fi Summer Con — Atlanta, Georgia

Sci Fi Summer Con showcases activities like discussion panels with guest speakers in art and books and film, contests, tabletop gaming, and more.  Learn more at:

June 23-24 — Mississippi Comic Con — Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Comic Con is a two-day event being held at the MS Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St. Jackson, MS 39202) and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.  Major guests include Ryan Hurst, Linda Blair, Austin St. John, and more.  Major events include a cosplay contest.  Learn more at:

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