Downstate New York Geek Events

The scrollable table below is a directory of fandom/geek/nerd events in Downstate New York.

“Downstate New York” includes New York City, Long Island, and five Hudson Valley counties (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Orange).

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Name of EventFilm FestivalComic BooksCosplayScience Fiction / FantasyHorrorRenai-ssance / HistoricalAnimeGamingArt Show / ExhibitionScience / DIYNYCC RelatedCity, Village, or HamletCounty or BoroughBeginning DateEnding DateNote
Jim Henson Exhibition Guided ToursNew York CityQueens09/01/201812/29/2018On Saturdays
60 Years of Sports Video Games ExhibitionNew York CityQueens09/14/201803/10/2019
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200New York CityManhattan10/12/201801/27/2019
Harry Potter Yule Ball NYCNew York CityManhattan12/08/201812/08/2018
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Release PartyNew York CityManhattan12/08/201812/08/2018
SantaCon NYCNew York CityManhattan12/08/201812/08/2018
Sonicboombox Spider-Verse PartyNew York CityManhattan12/09/201812/09/2018
Mashfest Happy Hour Featuring Smash UltimateNew York CityManhattan12/10/201812/10/2018
OWA Direct: Nintendo Themed PartyNew York CityManhattan12/14/201812/14/2018
Christmas Cosplay CarnavalNew York CityManhattan12/15/201812/15/2018
Sonicboombox 2018 Year-End PartyNew York CityManhattan12/29/201812/29/2018
NYE: Cosplay & Dance PartyNew York CityManhattan12/31/201812/31/2018
BroadwayConNew York CityManhattan01/11/201901/13/2019
Macabre Faire Film FestivalHamlet of RonkonkomaSuffolk County01/18/201901/20/2019
Playcrafting + Microsoft Global Game Jam!New York CityManhattan01/25/201901/27/2019
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earthNew York CityManhattan01/25/201905/12/2019
Winter Film Awards International Film FestivalNew York CityManhattan02/14/201902/23/2019
FanfaireNew York CityManhattan02/16/201902/17/2019
New York City International Film FestivalNew York CityManhattan02/25/201903/01/2019
Big Apple Comic ConNew York CityManhattan03/09/201903/10/2019
Third Eye Film FestivalNew York CityManhattan03/29/201903/31/2019
HELIOsphereVillage of TarrytownWestchester County04/05/201904/07/2019
MoCCA Arts FestivalNew York CityManhattan04/06/201904/07/2019
Long Island Comic Book ExpoHamlet of Old BethpageNassau County04/14/201904/14/2019
Bad Film FestNew York CityBrooklyn04/25/201904/28/2019
NYC Comic Art ExpoNew York CityManhattan04/28/201904/28/2019
New York City Independent Film FestivalNew York CityManhattan05/05/201905/12/2019
X-ConNew York CityManhattan05/11/201905/11/2019
White Plains ComicFestCity of White PlainsWestchester County05/11/201905/11/2019
Hudson Valley Comic ConTown of PoughkeepsieDutchess County05/11/201905/12/2019
Hoboken International Film FestivalVillage of Greenwood LakeOrange County05/17/201905/23/2019
Five Points FestivalNew York CityBrooklyn06/01/201906/02/2019
Cradle-ConVillage of Garden CityNassau County06/01/201906/02/2019
BookConNew York CityManhattan06/01/201906/02/2019
Figment NYCNew York CityManhattan06/01/201906/02/2019
Eastern Long Island Mini Maker FaireVillage of Port JeffersonSuffolk County06/08/201906/08/2019
Mermaid ParadeNew York CityBrooklyn06/22/201906/22/2019
Eternal ConHamlet of UniondaleNassau County06/22/201906/23/2019
Long Island International Film ExpoHamlet of BellmoreNassau County07/12/201907/18/2019
MinConVillage of MineolaNassau County07/13/201907/13/2019
Liberty City Anime ConNew York CityManhattan08/09/201908/11/2019
New York Renaissance FaireVillage of Tuxedo ParkOrange County08/17/201910/06/2019Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day
Inbeon ConVillage of HempsteadNassau County08/24/201908/24/2019
Coney Island Film FestivalNew York CityBrooklyn09/13/201909/15/2019
Sy-ConHamlet of SyossetNassau County09/20/201909/21/2019
World Maker Faire New YorkNew York CityQueens09/21/201909/22/2019
New York Comic ConNew York CityManhattan10/03/201910/06/2019