Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Book Festivals

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

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


ArmadilloCon is a science fiction convention held annually in Austin, Texas, USA, since 1979. As the second longest running science fiction convention in Texas, it is sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas and is known for its emphasis on literary science fiction, Fantasy & Horror....

When: September

    Where: Austin, TX US

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


Boskone is an annual science fiction convention run by the New England Science Fiction Association in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ...

When: February

    Where: Boston, MA 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: November

    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: May

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Great Lakes Comic-Con

The Great Lakes Comic Convention, or GLCC, is a comic book, toy, and collectible event that runs annually in the Metro-Detroit Area (Michigan). The goals of GLCC are to provide not only a venue for collectors, dealers, and fans to get together, but also an opportunity for people to meet/greet indust...

When: February

    Where: Warren, MI US


Since 2010, this community-focused conference has brought some of the biggest names in the sci-fi, fantasy and gaming world to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is the hub of the Maritimes and we think it’s the perfect backdrop for Atlantic Canada’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. ...

When: November

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

Imaginarium Book Festival

The Imaginarium Book Festival is a two-day book fest for all kinds of readers, where incredible worlds can be discovered and explored. Our goal is to bring together authors and readers who share a love for the fantastical. Whether you are a newcomer to the fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal ge...

When: June

    Where: Washington, DC 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: March

    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: October

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA


StokerCon has been a long-celebrated convention for authors of the horror genre. It is an all-inclusive event where writers of the horror world’s many subgenres may convene to share ideas, pitch their new projects, and revel in their weirdness. ...

When: May

    Where: San Diego, CA US


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

When: April

    Where: Perth, WA AU


ThrillerFest is the annual conference of International Thriller Writers and the premier event of the year for thriller fans, authors, and publishing professionals. This unique, popular, and rapidly expanding gathering was created in 2005 by several bestselling authors to bring thousands of writers, ...

When: May

    Where: New York, NY US

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