Comic Cons and Paranormal Conventions 2023

Here is a list of the 2023 Comic Cons and Paranormal Conventions for those of us who can’t wait for October to get into the Halloween Spirit!

Fan Expo New Orleans

January 6-8, 2023 – New Orleans, LA

Days of the Dead Atlanta

January 27 – 29, 2023 – Atlanta, GA

Mad Monster

February 17 – 19, 2023 – Concord, NC

Not Just Another Comic Con

March 4, 2023 – Little Rock, AR

Monster Mania Con

March 10 – 12, 2023 – Cherry Hill, NJ

Stranger Con

March 18 – 19, 2023

Creation’s Stranger Con: A Salute to the TV Series Stranger Things Tour will be coming to the City of Angels at a new date in 2021, celebrating with fellow Stranger Things fans at the L.A. Convention Center! [read more]

Horrorhound Weekend

March 24 – 26, 2023 – Cincinnati, OH

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival

March 24 – 26, 2023 – Atlantic City, NJ

Monster Mania Con

April 14 – 16, 2023 – Hunt Valley, MD

All Monsters Attack

May 5 – 7, 2023

Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 26 – 28

One of the largest horror convention in the nation. Looking for the best horror convention in Texas? You’ve found it! Now in our 15th year as the Southwest’s premier horror convention. We’re proud to call our attendees horror convention family and you will feel at home at Texas Frightmare Weekend. [read more]

Crypticon Seattle

May 19 – 21, 2023 Seattle, WA

Spooky Empire

May 19 – 21, 2023 – Orlando, FL

Spooky Empire has been delivering the best sights, sounds and screams to Halloween lovers since 2003. We feature an enormous room of vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and more to satiate even the most diehard afficionados of the spooky season.

Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 26 – 28, 2023 – Dallas, TX

One of the largest horror convention in the nation. Looking for the best horror convention in Texas? You’ve found it! Now in our 15th year as the Southwest’s premier horror convention. We’re proud to call our attendees horror convention family and you will feel at home at Texas Frightmare Weekend. [read more]

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Carolina Fear Fest

May 26 – 28, 2023

After attending NC Comic Cons, we decided to create Carolina Fear Fest out of a desire for a fear festival, a horror-themed convention closer to home…[read more]

Fan Expo Dallas

June 9 – 11, 2023 – Dallas, TX

Experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Three days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await you. [read more]

Midwest Haunters Convention

June 10 – 11, 2023 – Milwaukee, WI

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, home/pro haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a haunted house, horror and Halloween trade show, educational seminars & workshops, a chartered haunted house bus tour on Friday, contests, family-friendly activities and much more!… [read more]

Haunted America Conference

June 23 – 24, 2023 – Alton, IL

According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a “dismal little river town,” largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. Over the last two centuries, Alton has seen more than its share of death, disaster, violence, murder, and even the mayhem of the Civil War…[read more]


June 30 – July 2, 2023

Oklahoma’s Longest-running Pop Culture Convention

At its inception, SoonerCon was presented by STAR OKC, a science fiction and fantasy fan club which was active from 1971 to 2005. The first SoonerCons were literary-focused, aimed at the then-small sci-fi fandom crowd… [read more]

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Days of the Dead Indianapolis

June 23 – 25, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN

Horrorween Con Idaho

July 21 – 23, 2023

Horrorween Con Idaho returns for it’s 3rd year in Idaho wit over 25,000 sq ft of event space at Expo Idaho. Horrorween Con Idaho will feature over 75 vendors & Artists, 100+ hours of programming.

Fan Expo Boston

August 4 – 6, 2023 – Boston, MA

Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming. Three days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await you. 

Join tens of thousands of fans who are just like you.

Days of the Dead LA

August 25 – 27, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA

Without over 40 hours of panels, discussions, classes, make & takes and events scheduled. There’s something for everyone!


Michigan Paranormal Convention

August 24 – 26, 2023 Sault Ste Marie, MI

Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names in the paranormal industry to Sault Ste Marie, MI. Marie’s Kewadin Casino’s DreamMakers Theater, experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic, the paranormal!

CreepyCon Knoxville

August 25 – 27, 2023 – Knoxville, TN

Dragon Con

August 31 – September 4, 2023 – Atlanta, GA

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans on Labor Day Weekend.

Colorado Festival of Horror

September 15 – 17, 2023

Midwest Monster Fest

September 23 – 24, 2023 – East Moline, IL

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Tidewater Horror Convention

September 8 – 10, 2023 – Virginia Beach, VA


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Spa Con

September 22 – 24, 2023 – Hot Springs, AR

It’s not just comic books and sci-fi/fantasy-related film and television. This convention includes pop culture and entertainment elements spanning virtually all genres, including:

Horror * Animation * Anime * Manga * Toys * Action Figures * Collectible Card Games * Video Games * Webcomics * Fantasy Novels * And more! [read more]

Monster Mania Con

Vulture City Paracon

October 12 – 14, 2023 – Wickenburg, AZ

Fright Night Film Fest



October 27 – 29, 2023 – Alpharetta, GA

We are proud to be Atlanta’s only retro horror and sci-fi convention, and we focus on the fantastic in cinema, art, comics, literature, and media. We’re also debuting our new Kaiju Programming Track, curated by world renowned Japanese film expert and author Sean Linkenback! [read more]


October 20 – 22, 2023 – Lexington, KY


October 27 – 29, 2023 – Dalton, GA

Frightmare in the Falls

October – Niagara Falls

Join us at Frightmare in the Falls for two days of the most intimate and interactive Horror Festival in North America at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in majestic Niagara Falls, Canada on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, 2021.

The event will feature more than 50,000 square feet of all things horror including memorabilia, panels, celebrities, movies, autographs, displays, movie cars, cosplay, special effects props & much more! [read more]

Dark Art and Oddities Con

November 18 – 19, 2023 – Dekalb, IL

The 2021 Dark Art and Oddities Con will take place at the Red Roof Inn in Dekalb, IL on Saturday November 13th and November 14th featuring vendors each day that fit the theme and also a room for various entertainment and special guests.

Days of the Dead Chicago

November 17 – 19, 2023 – Chicago, IL


November 17 – 19, 2023 – Cherry Hill, NJ

Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors Room full of unique merchandise; Children’s/Family programming; a full-featured Tabletop Gaming room; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; Dorian’s Dance Party, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more! [read more]

Comic Cons and Paranormal Conventions

People attend paranormal conventions for a variety of reasons, depending on their personal interests and beliefs.

Interest in the Supernatural

Many people are fascinated by the paranormal and have a genuine curiosity about topics like ghosts, UFOs, psychic phenomena, cryptozoology (study of mythical creatures), and other unexplained phenomena. Paranormal conventions provide an opportunity to explore these subjects in depth, attend presentations by experts, and engage in discussions with like-minded individuals.

Education and Awareness

Conventions often feature speakers, panels, and workshops led by researchers, investigators, authors, and experts in the field. These events aim to educate attendees about various paranormal topics, share scientific studies or evidence, and raise awareness about different perspectives on the supernatural.

Community and Networking

Paranormal conventions offer a sense of community for people who share an interest in the paranormal. Attendees can connect with others who have similar beliefs and experiences, fostering a sense of belonging and providing a space where they can freely discuss their interests without judgment. Networking opportunities may also arise for individuals involved in paranormal investigations or research.

Entertainment and Experiences

Conventions often include interactive activities, demonstrations, and exhibits that provide entertainment value. These may include ghost tours, psychic readings, haunted house simulations, interactive workshops, and vendor booths selling paranormal-related merchandise. Such experiences can be exciting and enjoyable for attendees.

Personal Beliefs and Experiences

Some individuals have personal beliefs or experiences related to the paranormal. They may attend conventions to seek validation, share their own stories, or find support from others who have had similar encounters. Paranormal conventions can provide a non-judgmental environment where people can discuss and explore their beliefs and experiences openly.

It’s important to note that while paranormal conventions cater to people with an interest in the supernatural, the events and discussions held there may vary greatly in terms of scientific rigor, skepticism, and the credibility of the information presented. Attendees should approach these events with an open mind, critically evaluate the information, and discern between evidence-based research and personal anecdotes or beliefs.

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