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Convention Tuesdays: Akaicon, MechaCon, SciFi/Fantasy Fest, Zombie Pub Crawl 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.

July 26-28 — Akaicon — Nashville, Tennessee

We strive to offer everyone a weekend getaway with people they consider family and friends! We want everyone to feel a togetherness with others in the community and that they are not alone. We will offer a place for all to come and be themselves, or someone else for the weekend. We are a family, a community, and we will do everything in our power to make sure your weekend is full of fun, laughs, excitement, and togetherness.

Major guests include Chuck Huber, Nova Vandorwolf, and more!  Major events include a cosplay contest, lip sync live, idol fest, and more!  Learn more at:

July 26-28 — MechaCon — New Orleans, Louisiana

MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience, utilizing a unique three-fold approach focusing on Japanese animation, Japanese culture, and Transformers. The brainchild of two close friends, Pete Bares and Jon Russo, the convention soon became the largest, longest-running and most successful anime convention in Louisiana.

Now, with more than ten successful shows in the books, MechaCon is ready and poised to move forward and reach even greater heights. Heading to our new home at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in 2017, MechaCon continues its tradition of being “The show you can’t miss!”

Major guests include Leah Clark, Kara Eberle, Morgan Garrett, and more!  Major events include a cosplay contest, scavenger hunt, charity auction, and more.  Learn more at:

July 26-28 — SciFi/Fantasy Fest — Hoover, Alabama

Welcome to the Scifi/Fantasy Fest! We are happy to have you here with us. We are a local convention located in Hoover, Alabama and put on by the Hoover Public Library. We started our humble beginnings in the summer of 2015 and have dedicated ourselves to becoming a local staple in the Con circuit. Our mission is to provide a convention experience to the local community that everyone can enjoy.

Major guests include Abney Park, John Anderson, Don Teems, and more!  Major events include a cosplay contest, KidCon, and more!  Learn more at:

July 27 — Cosplay Yard Sale — Dalton, Georgia

Do you cosplay? Are you looking to upgrade a current costume?
Do you need to make room in your closet/cosplay storage room?
We are here to help provide that place for it all to happen.
We can always use more vendors. With tables only $35 It is a great way to make some extra cash for the awesome new cosplay you are planning.

Only 30 minutes from Chattanooga and just over an hour and fifteen minutes from Atlanta, Dalton is an ideal location to attract great vendors from the southeast and attendees from all over Northwest Georgia, Southeastern Tennessee, and Northeastern Alabama.
Located in the smaller Dalton Econo Lodge Convention center, it is just big enough for 40 tables of vendors to offer a varied selection of Costumes and Accessories for your cosplay needs.

Learn more at:

July 27 — Zombie Pub Crawl — Atlanta, Georgia

When the master minds behind Chambers of Horror and Diesel Filling Station sit down for a beer, strange things happen. In the Spring of ’09 after many beers and shots the Zombie Pub Crawl was born. Conveniently located in the heart of the Virginia Highlands, the ZPC (Zombie Pub Crawl) strives to strike fear in the residents and customers strolling up and down N. Highland Ave. What would it look like if the undead walked the streets, how would the innocent bystanders respond? That was the question that arose, and the ZPC is the answer.

Learn more at:

July 28 — Atlanta Comic Convention — Atlanta , Georgia

Over one million comic books (Gold, Silver, CGC, More!), toys (Vintage to Modern), Star Wars, Dr. Who, Posters, Anime, and more! Free Parking! $5.00 Admission! Free gifts for Cosplayers! Plus, all our guests sign up to 3 items you bring them for free!

Learn more at:

July 26 — Plugged In — Atlanta, Georgia

On Friday night, July 26th, it’ll be time to POWER UP and break out your best cosplay for a night of gaming, dancing, networking and photography!

GAME-X, an awesome gaming venue, bar and restaurant in downtown Atlanta is partnering up with Markster Con — known for producing some of the SouthEast best geek and alternative themed events — for a unique, fun-filled night aimed at many aspects so many of us enjoy in our past time.

The overall theme – VIDEO GAMES – something that so many of us consider as a passionate hobby in our lives, paired with COSPLAY and PHOTOGRAPHY, two loves that go hand in hand.

Learn more at:

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