Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Book Festivals

Celebrations of speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres from around the world

Ad Astra

Ad Astra is a weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals, held annually in Toronto.

The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, tv and movies, science and co...

When: August

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Albuquerque Comicon

Albuquerque Comic Con is New Mexico's premiere pop culture event. If its January, Its Albuquerque Comic Con. We combine the brightest Comic and Media talent for one amazing weekend!~...

When: January

    Where: Albuquerque, NM US

Alliance Française Dublin Comic Book Festival

Alliance Française Dublin and Illustrators Ireland celebrate seven years of Fête de l’Illustration & de la Bande Dessinée, bringing together French and Irish talent to showcase the growing platform of comics, graphic novels and narrative art. With the French reputation for outstanding visua...

When: May

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Angoulême International Comics Festival

The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the second largest comics festival in Europe after the Lucca Comics & Games in Italy, and the third biggest in the world after Lucca Comics & Games and the Comiket of Japan. It has occurred every year since 1974 in Angoulême, France, in January....

When: January

    Where: Angoulême, FR

Black Comic Book Festival

The Black Comic Book Festival brings together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features pane...

When: April

    Where: New York, NY US

Bram Stoker Festival

Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events in Dublin. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures as Dublin gets gloriously gothic....

When: October

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE


Can*Con is Ottawa’s conference for readers and writers of Speculative Arts & Literature. ...

When: October

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA


The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...

When: September

    Where: Canberra, ACT AU

Cymera Festival

Cymera is Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing....

When: June

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Necronomicon Providence

Join us for over four days of weird fiction, art, academia, and festivities in the birthplace of Weird: Providence, Rhode Island. Brought to you by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council and several sponsors and collaborators....

When: August

    Where: Providence, RI US


Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer-operated regional conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspect...

When: April

    Where: SeaTac, WA US

Prairie Comics Market

Prairie Comics Market is a free to attend one-day market in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies! This market will provide a space for creators of comic content, including artists, writers, craft-makers and publishers, to interact with fans, promote their material, sel...

When: September

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA


The longest continuously running science fiction convention in Australia, Swancon celebrates all genres of speculative fiction with panels, discussions, and activities....

When: June

    Where: Perth, WA AU

When Words Collide

When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10 tracks of programming, beginning at 1 PM on Friday and running through 5 PM Sunday, offer informational, educational, and social activities covering a wid...

When: August

    Where: Calgary, AB CA