Aussie Comic Convention Circuit 2019

Comics Mastermind™ publishes its annual comic convention circuit calendar to help Australian comics creators plan their trading and exhibiting activities for 2019. The list also includes some international expos. Please note that at the time of publishing, some of these events have not been promoted on their respective websites with the relevant dates and venues. Also, some of these events have not set up their websites so there will be no link attached to it. This post will be updated as more information becomes available so please stop by regularly to check.

Angouleme International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême) (Angoulême, France): 24-27 January 2019 (various venues)

Sticky Institute – Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (Melbourne, Victoria): 9-10 February 2019 (Victorian Trades Hall)

MARCH 2019
Goulburn Comic Con (Goulburn, New South Wales): 16 March 2019 (Veolia Arena)
WonderCon (Anaheim, California USA): 29-31 March 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center)

APRIL 2019
Supanova (Melbourne, Victoria): 5-7 April 2019 (Melbourne Showground)
Supanova (Gold Coast, Queensland): 12-14 April 2019 (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Ledger Awards (Sydney, New South Wales): 26 April 2019 (venue TBA)

MAY 2019
Free Comic Book Day (World and Australia wide): 4 May 2019 (check with your nearest comic book store for details and activities)
MCA Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): 5 May 2019 (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Comic Gong (Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia): 11 May 2019 (Wollongong Town Hall, the Art Gallery, the Arts Precinct and Wollongong City Library)

JUNE 2019
Oz ComicCon (Melbourne, Victoria): 8-9 June 2019 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 21-23 June 2019 (The Dome, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park)
Supanova (Perth, Western Australia): 28-30 June 2019 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre)

JULY 2019
Perth Comic Arts Festival (Perth, Western Australia): 5-6 July 2019 (Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley Campus)
AVCON (Adelaide, South Australia): 5-7 July 2019 (Adelaide Convention Centre)
SMASH! (Sydney, New South Wales): 13-14 July 2019 (ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre)
San Diego ComicCon (San Diego, California USA): 18-21 July 2019 (San Diego Convention Centre)
Comic Con-Versation (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA July 2019 (Ashfield Library and various Sydney venues)

The Comic Market #96  [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): 9-12 August 2019 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre) 
Homecooked Comics Festival (Melbourne, Victoria): 16-18 August 2019 (Venue: TBA)
Boston ComicCon presents FanExpo Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 16-18 August 2019 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)

Small Press Expo (North Bethesda, Maryland USA): 14-15 September 2019 (Marriot North Bethesda Conference Center)
Oz ComicCon (Brisbane, Queensland): 21-22 September 2019 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Oz ComicCon (Sydney, New South Wales): 28-29 September 2019 (Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre)
National Young Writers’ Festival / This is Not Art Zine Fair (Newcastle, New South Wales): TBA September 2019 (Various Newcastle venues)

New York ComicCon (New York City, New York USA): 3-6 October 2019 (Javits Center)

Supanova (Adelaide, South Australia): 1-3 November 2019 (Adelaide Showground)
Supanova (Brisbane, Queensland): 8-10 November 2019 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Small Press Zines – Hobart (Hobart, Tasmania): TBA November 2019 (Venue TBA)

Australian Cartoonists’ Association (ACA) Stanley Awards and Conference (Canberra, ACT): TBA December 2019 (Old Parliament House)
The Comic Market #97 [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): 28-31 December 2019 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre)

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