Aussie Comic Convention Circuit 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 MANY OF THE EVENTS PROMOTED N THE CALENDAR BELOW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AROUND AUSTRALIA AND INTERNATIONALLY. SOME HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TILL 2021. (This information is current as of 19 July 2020.)

Comics Mastermind™ publishes its annual comic convention circuit calendar to help Australian comics creators plan their trading and exhibiting activities for 2020. 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.  

JANUARY 2020

Angouleme International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême) (Angoulême, France): 30 January-2 February 2020 (various venues)

FEBRUARY 2020

Sticky Institute – Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (Melbourne, Victoria): 8-9 February 2020 (Victorian Meat Market)

MARCH 2020

Supanova (Melbourne, Victoria): 6-8 March 2020 (Melbourne Showgrounds) – CANCELLED

Supanova (Gold Coast, Queensland): 13-14 March 2020 (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre) – CANCELLED

Toronto Comic Con (Toronto, Ontario, Canada): 20-22 March 2020 (Metro Toronto Convention Center) – CANCELLED

APRIL 2020

WonderCon (Anaheim, California USA): 10-12 April 2020 (Anaheim Convention Center) – CANCELLED

MAY 2020

Free Comic Book Day (World and Australia wide): 2 May 2020 (check with your nearest comic book store for details and activities) – CANCELLED [NOW TO BE HELD BETWEEN 15 JULY TO 9 SEPTEMBER 2020]

MCA Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): 2 May 2020 (Museum of Contemporary Art) – CANCELLED

The Comic Market #98  [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): 2-5 May 2020 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre) – PRESUMED CANCELLED

Comic Gong (Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia): 16 May 2020 (Wollongong Town Hall, the Art Gallery, the Arts Precinct and Wollongong City Library) – CANCELLED

JUNE 2020

Oz ComicCon (Melbourne, Victoria): 6-7 June 2020 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre) – POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER

Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 19-21 June 2020 (The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park) – POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Supanova (Perth, Western Australia): 26-28 June 2020 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre) – POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

JULY 2020

AVCON (Adelaide, South Australia): 4-5 July 2020 (Adelaide Convention Centre) – POSTPONED

SMASH! (Sydney, New South Wales): 18-19 July 2020 (ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre) – POSTPONED

San Diego ComicCon (San Diego, California USA): 24-26 July 2020 (San Diego Convention Centre) – NO IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

Perth Comic Arts Festival (Perth, Western Australia): TBA July 2020 (Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley Campus) – CANCELLED

Comic Con-Versation (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA July 2020 (Ashfield Library and various Sydney venues) – CANCELLED

MCM Comic Con (London, England): 10-12 July 2020 (ExCel, London) – CANCELLED

AUGUST 2020

Fan Expo Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 7-9 August 2020 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center) – CANCELLED

SEPTEMBER 2020

Small Press Expo (North Bethesda, Maryland USA): 12-13 September 2020 (Marriot North Bethesda Conference Center)

Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 19-20 September 2020 (The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park) – NEW DATE!

Oz ComicCon (Brisbane, Queensland): 19-20 September 2020 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre) – POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2021

Supanova (Perth, New South Wales): 26-27 September 2020 (The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park) – NEW DATE!

Oz ComicCon (Sydney, New South Wales): 26-27 September 2020 (Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre) – POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2021

OCTOBER 2020

Impact Comics Festival (Canberra City, Canberra): 5 October 2020 (Garema Place)

New York ComicCon (New York City, New York USA): 8-11 October 2020 (Javits Center)

NOVEMBER 2019

Supanova (Brisbane, Queensland): 7-8 November 2020 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Supanova (Adelaide, South Australia): 14-15 November 2020 (Adelaide Showground)

DECEMBER 2019

Australian Cartoonists’ Association (ACA) Stanley Awards and Conference (Canberra, ACT): TBA December 2020 (Old Parliament House)

The Comic Market #99 [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): TBA December 2020 (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre)

WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION:

  • Go Atomic
  • The Ledger Awards
  • Homecooked Comics Festival
  • Small Press Zines – Hobart

Please contact us on admin@comicsmastermind.com if you would like to add additional events to this list.

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