Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Aussie Comic Convention Circuit 2013 [UPDATED 01/10/13]

Here's our regular calendar for Aussie comikers to plan their annual comics convention circuit. We've added a few more international ones, as word-on-the-street is that many Australians are going to be making more of a European push from this year. We'll also be adding to this list as we progress through the year because there are several more regional comics festivals coming up, which we are not allowed to disclose yet.  Stop by regularly if you can for further updates.

Angouleme International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême) (Angoulême, France): 31 January-3 February 2013 (various venues)
Sticky Institute Zine Fair (Melbourne, Victoria): 10 February 2013 (Melbourne Town Hall)
Oz ComicCon (Perth, Western Australia): 9 -10 March 2013 (Perth Exhibition Centre)
Oz ComicCon (Adelaide, South Australia): 16-17 March 2013 (Adelaide Showground)
WonderCon (Anaheim, California USA): 29-31 March 2013 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Supanova (Melbourne, Victoria): 12-14 April 2013 (Melbourne Showground)
Supanova (Gold Coast, Queensland): 19-21 April 2013 (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Boston ComicCon (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 20-21 April 2013 (Hynes Convention Center) 
Free Comic Book Day (World and Australia wide): 4 May 2013 (check with your nearest comic book store)
Chromacon Illustration and Comic Arts Festival (Auckland, New Zealand): 12 May 2013 (Aeotea Centre)
Comic Gong (Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia): 18 May 2013 (Corrimal Community Centre) – website still to launch
Phoenix ComicCon (Phoenix, Arizona USA): 23-26 May 2013 (Pheonix Convention Center, Arizona)
MCA Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): 26 May 2013 (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 21-23 June 2013 (Sydney Showground, Olympic Park)
Supanova (Perth, Western Australia): 28-30 June 2013 (Claremont Showground)
Oz ComicCon (Melbourne, Victoria): 6-7 July 2013 (Royal Exhibition Building)
AVCON (Adelaide, South Australia): 27-29 July 2013 (Adelaide Convention Centre) 
SMASH! (Sydney, New South Wales): 10 August 2013 (Sydney Convention Centre)
San Diego ComicCon (San Diego, California USA): 18-21 July 2013 (San Diego Convention Centre)
Small Press Expo (North Bethesda, Maryland USA): 14-15 September 2013 (Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center)
GRAPHIC (Sydney, New South Wales): 4-6 October 2013 (Sydney Opera House)
National Young Writers' Festival / This is Not Art Zine Fair (Newcastle, New South Wales): 6 October 2013 (Blue Write Disco, The Kensington)
New York ComicCon (New York City, New York USA): 10-13 October 2013 (Javits Center)
Armageddon Expo (Melbourne, Victoria): 19-20 October 2013 (Melbourne Exhibition Centre – TBC)
Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA) Stanley Awards and Conference (Coff Harbour – NSW): 25-26 October 2013 (Venue TBA)
Supanova (Brisbane, Queensland): 8-10 November 2013 (RNA Showground)
Supanova (Adelaide, South Australia): 15-18 November 2013 (Adelaide Showground)

Please contact us on if you want additional events to be added to this list.