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Convention Tuesdays: Comic & Pop Culture Expo, CoastCon 42, Mississippi Anime Festival, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo 2019

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 9-10 — Comic & Pop Culture Expo — Huntsville, Alabama

This show has something for everyone: Vendors, Kid’s Area, Charity Events, Cosplay, Panels, Workshops, Gaming, and more!  Major guests include Lou Ferrigno, Michael Biehn, Jim Cummings, and more.  Major events include a film festival, costume contest, charity auction, and more.

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March 8-10 — CoastCon 42 — Biloxi, Mississippi

CoastCon is Mississippi’s longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. It is the main sponsored event of CoastCon, Inc., a non-profit literary organization. CoastCon, Inc. and its ten-member volunteer board develop events and gatherings to promote reading, education, fellowship, and science fiction, fantasy and gaming in all formats across the Southern United States, for over forty years.

Major guests include Michael Tatum, Steven Brust, Sanbdy Petersen, and more.  Major events include a art show, charity auction, costume contest, and more.  Learn more at:

March 9 — Mississippi Anime Festival — Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Anime Festival is a one day event being held to celebrate anime and manga, as well as general pop culture and animation, while bringing together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.

Major guests include Josh Grelle, Alexis Tipton, and more.  Major events include a cosplay contest.  Learn more at:

March 9-10 — Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo — Atlanta, Georgia

For the fifth year, the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo will celebrate pop culture creators with a family-friendly event at North DeKalb Mall! Artists, writers, actors, game designers, animators, modelers, cosplayers and fans will gather to share their craft, instruct and inspire others to explore their own fannish interests. The two-day event features panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and a dealer’s room. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Major guests include Alec Peters, Corey Isaac, Jami Becker, and more.  Major events include live music and gaming.  Learn more at:

March 8-10 — Salute To Supernatural — Nashville, Tennessee

We are indeed most happy to be returning to Nashville, one of the true centers of the SUPERNATURAL family. Each year, the full support of fabulous cast definitely makes our tour stop in Music City one of the most fun conventions of the year. Even better is our spectacular venue, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which is a destination resort in itself. Make sure to spend some extra time in this glorious city and enjoy all there is to offer, along with exploring the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most famous music venues in the country! And celebrate with us as Supernatural goes into its 14th season, North America’s longest running genre show ever.

Major guests include Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and more.  Learn more at:

March 8-10 — Tennessee Game Days XIV — Franklin, Tennessee

TGD XIII set record attendance levels for the seventh consecutive year! In addition to more people, we also continued our numerous events, tournaments and tours. As if that wasn’t enough, we also saw the return of the “Play to Win” promotion — which was a resounding success. Over 1,200 games were logged on a “Play to Win” title during the course of the weeekend.

The only downside, and a good one to have, is that we needed more space. That space is on the way — TGD 14 will have the most space available for gaming that we’ve ever had! We are excited about the ability to host even more people and hope to break that attendance record again. You can help make that happen by spreading the word — social media, word of mouth, carrier pigeon, whatever you use, please spread the word. We want this year’s event to be our best yet!

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March 8-10 — Toylanta — Atlanta, Georgia

Toylanta is different from most toy shows in several ways. First, Toylanta is created and run by The Cody Lane Foundation; a non-profit organization who’s goal is to create The Cody Lane Memorial Toy and Diorama Museum. All proceeds from Toylanta go directly to The Cody Lane Foundation. Second, although Toylanta assembles one of the largest numbers of toy vendors in the United States, it is much more than just a toy show.There are costumers, dioramas, events, and more. Third, Toylanta is a welcoming group of friends who love toys and pop culture. They are excited about talking to friends, both new and old, about their interests and they truly love to share in their joys of toys!

Major guests include Larry Hama, Larry Selman, and more.  Major events include a film festival, car show, auction, and more.  Learn more at:

March 9 — SuperHero Pub Crawl — Atlanta, Georgia

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