Here is a list of fan conventions occurring in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, as well as some of the larger national conventions. If I’ve missed any of your favorites, let me know!
Emerald City ComicCon
Mar. 28 – 30; Seattle, WA
“The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the pacific northwest!”
Apr 17 – 20; SeaTac, WA
One of the largest fan-run science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States.
Apr 18 – 20; Seattle, WA
Anime in all its forms — movies, comics, trading card games — as well as associated Japanese culture.
World Horror Convention
May 8 – 11; Portland, OR
The annual gathering of the World Horror Association.
May 23 – 25; SeaTac, WA
The west coast incarnation (the others are in Minneapolis and Kansas City.)
July 11 – 13; San Francisco, CA
The first gaming convention to focus on LGBTQ culture in gaming.
Jul 17 – 20; Detroit, MI
The North American Science Fiction Convention takes place in even years, when Worldcon is held outside North America.
Aug 29 – Sep 1; Vancouver, WA
Anime. It has grown considerably in its 10 years, from only 413 in 2003 to 5,300+ in 2013.
Geek Girl Con
Oct 11 – 12; Bellevue, WA
A convention by, for and about geek women. Oh, and men are welcome too.
Nov 7 – 9; Portland, OR
Science fiction and fantasy.