The convention season really explodes in April this year and there are a tremendous selection of cons to choose from. Last weekend Geek City Guides decided to divide and conquer with part of us traveling south to Wizard World St. Louis and part of us traveling north to Adepticon. You can check out the review from Wizard World St. Louis here. Adepticon is a miniatures convention organized and run completely by miniature lovers. The activities start at 8am on Thursday and run around the clock until Sunday night. They have a great selection of vendors scattered throughout the convention areas with a small vendor hall in the Grand Ballroom. The selection of vendors was a little smaller this year, but there were plenty for miniature enthusiasts. Besides Warhammer 40K, they also have events with a variety of other miniatures and board games. Additionally, Adepticon has a great selection of how-to panels and seminars throughout the weekend. There isn't an entry fee for spectators so it is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting into miniatures to check it out.
This weekend, Anime St. Louis will be invading the Midwest and celebrating all things Anime. They have panels and events for cosplay, music, video gaming and fashion. This event is located at the Collinsville Gateway Center. A little to the Southeast, you can check out Marble City ComicCon in Knoxville. This con has an impressive lists of guests and events from TV, movies, comics and cosplay. On Saturday only, Scarefest is on a roadtrip and stopping in Springfield, IL at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The Scarefest Roadtrip has guests from horror movies, TV and costumes and cosplay. Admission is free to this event!
April 18th - 20th brings Awesome Con to the Washington D.C. area and if you can make it, this is a con you don't want to miss. Their list of guests include top names in TV, movies, comics and entertainment. Fans of Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings, as well as comics won't be disappointed. All I can say is Michonne and Rose Tyler together is worth a trip to DC.
C2E2 returns to Chicago on April 25th for 3 days and once again has a top tier guest list and panel schedule. The event is located in McCormick Place. This is a large con with something for everyone. This is one con GCG has attended since its beginning and for me their success comes from their varied and informative panels. They are organized and cover an incredibly wide range of topics. If you can make it to Chicago this weekend, you won't be disappointed.
The opportunities don't slow down in May. Here's to a geektastic summer.