Aussie Comics Convention Circuit 2021

DUE TO COVID-19 MANY OF THE EVENTS PROMOTED IN THE CALENDAR BELOW MAY BE RESCHEDULED OR CANCELLED AROUND AUSTRALIA AND INTERNATIONALLY DUE TO BORDER CLOSURES AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.

(This information is current as of 12 January 2021.)

Comics Mastermind™ publishes its annual comic convention circuit calendar to help Australian comics creators plan their trading and exhibiting activities for 2021. The list also includes some international expos that Australian comikers frequently visit. 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. You can also download this calendar from the bottom of the page.

JANUARY 2021 

Small Press Zine Fair (Live and Virtual Event): 23 January 2021 (Longhouse, Hobart)

FEBRUARY 2021

Sticky Institute – Festival of the Photocopier Online (Virtual Event): 20 February 2021 

MARCH 2021

Oz ComicCon – POP UP (Sydney, New South Wales): 6-7 March 2021 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park)

Toronto Comic Con (Toronto, Ontario, Canada): USUALLY HELD IN MARCH (Metro Toronto Convention Center) – NEXT CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN 2022

WonderCon (Anaheim, California USA): 26-28 March 2021 (Anaheim Convention Center) 

APRIL 2021

Supanova (Melbourne, Victoria): 10-11 April 2021 (Melbourne Showgrounds)

Supanova (Gold Coast, Queensland): 17-18 April 2021 (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre) 

MAY 2021

MCA Zine Fair (Sydney, New South Wales): USUALLY HELD IN MAY (Museum of Contemporary Art) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

The Comic Market #98?  [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): USUALLY HELD IN MAY (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Comic Gong (Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia): USUALLY HELD IN MAY (Wollongong Town Hall, the Art Gallery, the Arts Precinct and Wollongong City Library) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

JUNE 2021

Supanova (Sydney, New South Wales): 18-20 June 2021 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park)

Supanova (Perth, Western Australia): 26-27 June 2021 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Angouleme International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême) (Angoulême, France): 24-27 June 2021 (various venues)

Oz ComicCon (Adelaide, South Australia): 26-27 June 2021 (Adelaide Showgrounds)

JULY 2020

Oz ComicCon (Melbourne, Victoria): 3-4 July 2021 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

SMASH! (Sydney, New South Wales): USUALLY HELD IN JULY (ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

AVCON (Adelaide, South Australia): 23-25 July 2021 (Adelaide Convention Centre)

San Diego ComicCon (San Diego, California USA): 22-25 July 2021 (San Diego Convention Centre)

Perth Comic Arts Festival (Perth, Western Australia): USUALLY HELD IN JULY (Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley Campus) – NEXT FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD IN 2022

Comic Con-Versation (Sydney, New South Wales): USUALLY HELD IN JULY (Ashfield Library and various Sydney venues) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

AUGUST 2021

Fan Expo Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 6-8 August 2021 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)

Free Comic Book Day (World and Australia wide): 14 August 2021 (check with your nearest comic book store for details and activities)

SEPTEMBER 2021

Small Press Expo (North Bethesda, Maryland USA): USUALLY HELD IN SEPTEMBER (Marriot North Bethesda Conference Center) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Oz ComicCon (Sydney, New South Wales): TBA September 2021 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Oz ComicCon (Brisbane, Queensland): TBA September 2020 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

OCTOBER 2021

Impact Comics Festival (Canberra City, Canberra): USUALLY HELD IN OCTOBER (Garema Place, Civic) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

New York ComicCon (New York City, New York USA): USUALLY HELD IN OCTOBER (Javits Center) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND, AT THE TIME OF CHECKING, THE WEBSITE WAS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE DROPPED IN THE FACEBOOK PAGE LINK

MCM Comic Con (London, England): 22-24 October 2021 (ExCel, London) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

NOVEMBER 2021

Supanova (Brisbane, Queensland): 5-7 November 2021 (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Supanova (Adelaide, South Australia): 13-14 November 2021 (Adelaide Showground)

DECEMBER 2021

The Comic Market #99? [AKA Comiket] (Tokyo, Japan): USUALLY HELD IN DECEMBER (Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre) – NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

 

WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

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