Ohio Valley Geek Conventions

Listed below are a list of upcoming Conventions within a reasonable drive from Louisville, with the better the con the further distance allowed for it to still be on this list.  If you know of any other conventions of geek interest near Louisville, let us know on our Facebook page.  Conventions that have come and gone are listed on the Past Conventions page.

Miles given = distance to the main convention area from downtown Louisville (the corner of 2nd and Main St).

NOTE!!!  Due to Coronageddon, many cons have been postponed or cancelled.  Make sure the con is still taking place before you go.  Dates given may not be typical of when the con is usually held annually.

 

June 18-21    Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Lexington Convention Center (Rupp Arena), Lexington, KY — 76 Miles.
Multi Fandom

June 26-28   Indiana Comic Con
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN — 113 Miles.
Comic Books

June 27    Anime Ohio
Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio —114 Miles.
Anime

July 3-5    LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention
Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY — 73 Miles.
Gaming

July 10-12  Imaginarium Convention 
Ramada Plaza Hotel, Louisville (J-Town), KY — 11.2 Miles.
Media, Gaming

July 10-12  EvilleCon
Holiday Inn Evansville Airport, Evansville, IN — 120 Miles.
Anime

July 11    FrankfortCon 5
Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort, Ky — 54 Miles.
Pop Culture

July 11   Ohio Toy & Comic Show
Dayton/Holiday Inn, Fairborn, Ohio — 159 Miles.
Toys

July 24-25   Pete’s RoboCon
Galt House, Louisville, KY — 0.5 Miles
Transformers & other Robots

July 30-Aug 2   Gen Con Game Fair  CANCELLED!!!
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN — 113 Miles.
Gaming

August 16-18   Matsuricon
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH —206 Miles.
Anime

September 25-27     Ramencon
Century Center, South Bend, IN — 255 Miles.
Anime

October 7-11     Origins Game Fair
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH —206 Miles
Gaming

October 15-18   Geek Out
Hannon’s Camp America, College Corner, OH — 150 Miles
Multi Fandom

October 16-18   Animatic Con
Holiday Inn Eastgate,  Blue Ash, Ohio, — 114 Miles.
Anime

October 23-25   Scarefest
Lexington Convention Center (Rupp Arena), Lexington, KY — 76 Miles.
Horror

October 24-25  Wonderfest
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, Louisville, KY —5.7 Miles
Models, Sci-Fi

2021 and Onward

January 14-17, 2021    Ohayocon
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH —206 Miles
Anime (Roaring 20s)

January 30, 2021  Vette City Con
National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY — 109 Miles.
Pop Culture

May 7-9, 2021   MARCon
Crown Plaza North, Worthington, OH —217 Miles
Multi-Fandom

June 11-13, 2021    OMG! Con
Owensboro Convention Center —  108 miles
Anime

Aug 5-8, 2021  Gen Con Game Fair
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN — 113 Miles.
Gaming

October 8-10, 2021    Phantasy Con
Triple Crown Pavilion, Louisville, KY — 11.2 Miles.
Video Gaming

Aug 4-7, 2022  Gen Con Game Fair
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN — 113 Miles.
Gaming

 

For conventions  further afield in the Midwest, check PopCultureHQ, which has cons from all over the world.