Thursday, January 1, 2015

Aussie Comic Convention Circuit 2015 [UPDATED 03/01/15]

Happy New Year, Aussie Comikers and Blog Readers! 

Black Mermaid Productions presents its regular calendar for Aussie comikers to plan their annual comics convention circuit. The list also includes some international expos. Please note that at the time of publishing, some of these events have not been promoted on their respective websites with the relevant dates and venues. Also, some of these events have not set up their websites yet so there will be no link attached to it. This post will be updated as more information becomes available so please stop by regularly for additional information.

Angouleme International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême) (Angoulême, France): 29 January-1 February 2015 (various venues)

Sticky Institute – Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (Melbourne, Victoria): 15 February 2015 (Melbourne Town Hall)
Minicomicon (Brisbane, Queensland): 28 February 2015 (The Edge, Southbank)

MARCH 2015
Central West Comics Festival (Parkes, New South Wales): 13-15 March 2015 (various venues)
NowCon (Nowra, New South Wales): 21 March 2015 (venue TBA)
Room 801 (Parramatta, New South Wales): 28-29 March 2015 (Holiday Inn, Parramatta)

APRIL 2015
WonderCon (Anaheim, California USA): 3-5 April 2015 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Supanova (Melbourne, Victoria): 10-12 April 2015 (Melbourne Showground)
Oz ComicCon (Perth, Western Australia): 11-12 April 2015 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Supanova (Gold Coast, Queensland): 17-19 April 2015 (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Oz ComicCon (Adelaide, South Australia): 18-19 April 2015 (Adelaide Showground)
Homecooked Comics Festival (Melbourne, Victoria): 26 April 2015 (Northcote Town Hall)

MAY 2015
Free Comic Book Day (World and Australia wide): 2 May 2015 (check with your nearest comic book store for details and activities)
Inkers and Thinkers Symposium – Alternative Forms, Alternative Voices (Adelaide, South Australia): 15-16 May 2015 (University of Adelaide)
Comic Gong (Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia): 16 May 2015 (Wollongong City Library, Town Hall and Art Gallery)
Phoenix ComicCon (Phoenix, Arizona USA): 28-31 May 2015 (Phoenix Convention Center)
MCA Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA May 2015 (Museum of Contemporary Art)

JUNE 2015
Her Majesty's Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival including Small Press Zine Fest (Hobart, Tasmania): 3-6 June 2015 (various venues TBA)
Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 19-21 June 2015 (Sydney Showground, Olympic Park)
Supanova (Perth, Western Australia): 26-28 June 2015 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Oz ComicCon (Melbourne, Victoria): 27-28 June 2015 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

JULY 2015
San Diego ComicCon (San Diego, California USA): 9-12 July 2015 (San Diego Convention Centre)
AVCON (Adelaide, South Australia): TBA July 2015 (Adelaide Convention Centre) 
Boston ComicCon (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 31 July-2 August 2015 (Seaport World Trade Center)

SMASH! (Sydney, New South Wales): 8-9 August 2015 (Rose Hill Gardens)
The Comic Market 88 – Natsukomi [AKA Comiket and Comike] (Tokyo, Japan): 
14-16 August 2015 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre) 

Oz ComicCon (Brisbane, Queensland): 19-20 September 2015 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Small Press Expo (North Bethesda, Maryland USA): 19-20 September 2015 (Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center)
Oz ComicCon (Sydney, New South Wales): 26-27 September 2015 (Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island)
Comic CON-Versation (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA September 2015 (Ashfield Library)

New York ComicCon (New York City, New York USA): 8-11 October 2015 (Javits Center)
Armageddon Expo (Melbourne, Victoria): 17-18 October 2015 (Melbourne Showground)
Halloween at Liverpool City Library (Liverpool, New South Wales): 31 October 2015 (Liverpool Library)
National Young Writers' Festival / This is Not Art Zine Fair (Newcastle, New South Wales): TBA October 2015 (Various Newcastle venues)

Supanova (Adelaide, South Australia): 20-22 November 2015 (Adelaide Showground)
Supanova (Brisbane, Queensland): 27-29 November 2015 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA) Stanley Awards and Conference 
(Melbourne, Victoria): TBA November 2015 (Venue TBA)
City of Sydney Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA November 2015 (Waterloo Library)

Berrypop (Berry, New South Wales): TBA December 2015 (various venues)
The Comic Market 89 – Fukukomi [AKA Comiket and Comike] (Tokyo, Japan): TBA December 2015 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre)

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


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melaleuca said...

Hey - is this wonderful list getting an update for 2016?
This was a REALLY useful post for me.