Here we’ve listed all the conventions and events within about a one day drive from the Salt Lake City area. Did we miss one? Send us an email at and let us know.

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1Otakon VegasJan 13-15AnimeMediumPlanet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV Vegas is a new event from the people behind Otakon®, one of North America's largest celebrations of anime and East Asian popular culture.
2Project CosplayFeb 3-5CosplaySmallEmbassy Suites Denver Stapleton
4444 North Havana Street Denver, CO Cosplay is a weekend full of cosplay focused shoots, workshops, panels, and events. Think of it as the convention without the convention… just more time for you to enjoy cosplay.
3Animeland WasabiFeb 10-12AnimeMediumCrowne Plaza DIA Convention Center
15500 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO continually strives to be the premier anime convention provider, all the while promoting knowledge on all things anime, gaming and pop culture related. If you are truly looking for a memorable and positive convention experience, then Animeland is the right place for you and we look forward to seeing you at a Animeland event.
4Life the Universe and EverythingFeb 16-18LiteraryMediumProvo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
101 West 100 North, Provo, UT three-day academic symposium on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy. Comprised of panels, presentations and papers on writing, art, literature, film, gaming and other facets of speculative fiction, LTUE is a place to learn all about life, the universe, and everything else you love.
5Wizarding DayzFeb 24-25Harry PotterNew - UnknownSouth Towne Expo Center
9575 S State St, Sandy, UT Potter and LotR themed convention.
6Galaxy FestFeb 24-26Sci-Fi/
MediumThe Antlers Hilton
4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO is the preeminent, around-the-clock, multi-genre, pop culture convention across the region. It aims to provide support to local non-profit organizations in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, literacy and the arts.
7SaltConMar 2-5Tabletop
MediumDavis Conference Center
800 Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT mission of SaltCON is “to bring people together with games.” Come play with your family and friends. We have exhibitors, prizes, Game teachers, tournaments and a huge game library to try out new games. We have board games, card games, party games, role playing games, dexterity games, miniatures games and more!
8Wild Wild West Steampunk ConMar 3-5SteampunkMediumOld Tucson
201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson AZ’s first and only Steampunk convention and festival that takes place in a western-themed town. We’re very excited to make this year’s convention larger then ever before!
9FanXMar 17-18Pop CultureMegaSalt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple, SLC, UT Lake Comic Con and Salt Lake Comic Con FanX are Dan Farr Productions events and are now the most attended conventions in the state of Utah and the largest comic cons in the world per capita.
10Anomaly ConMar 17-19SteampunkSmallHyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO by members of the Colorado Steampunk community, we embrace all Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction in our programming.
11Colorado Anime FestMar 24-26AnimeMediumRenaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec St, Denver, CO all things Japan in the Mile High City!
12Fandemonium 2017April 14-16Pop CultureMediumWyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel
3300 S. Vista Ave. Boise, ID is made of community driven content and volunteers who are Fans just like YOU. "FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS"
13StarfestApr 21-23Sci-Fi/
LargeMarriott & Hilton DTC
Denver, CO is an annual Denver convention encompassing all aspects of popular media, film and television. Started in 1977, it attracts several thousand fans of popular culture for a weekend of social interaction, games and fun
14Steampunk in WonderlandMay 6SteampunkNew - UnknownViridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT first Steampunk in Wonderland event! Tea Party, Social Hour, The Queen of Hearts Ball with some dance instruction.
15LVL Up ExpoMay 12-14Gaming/
Pop Culture
MediumCashman Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV nonprofit Vegas convention, covering various gaming platforms, technology, design and anime!
16Phoenix Comic ConMay 25-28Pop CultureMegaPhoenix Convention Center
100 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ multigenre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in Phoenix, Arizona.
17Anime OasisMay 26-29AnimeMediumThe Grove Hotel
245 South Capitol Blvd Boise, ID's annual Japanese Animation convention.
18Biggest Little Fur ConJun 1-4FurriesMediumGrand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV (giant monster) themed con for fans of anthropomorphic animals.
19Once Upon a Time Official ConventionJun 2-4O.U.aT.New - UnknownHyatt Regency Aurora-Denver
13200 East 14TH Place, Aurora, CO Upon a Time fandom specific touring convention.
20FanCon and Food Truck RalleyJun 3Pop CultureSmallWeber County Library
2039 W. 4000 S., Roy, Utah is back and bigger than ever. Experience fan-centric panels on popular television and anime.
21Rocky Mountain Gaming VacationJun 4-10Gaming SmallMountain Thunder Lodge
50 Mountain Thunder Dr Breckenridge, CO week of spectacular nature and board. Pretty much the best vacation ever!
22FyreconJune 8-10LiteraryNew - UnknownWeber State University - Davis Campus
2750 University Park Blvd. Layton, UT mission of FyreCon is to provide intensive classes in sci-fi/fantasy writing and art from professionals.
23Pop Culture ConJun 17Pop CultureNew - UnknownElevé Event Center
439 S. Pleasant Grove Blvd, Pleasant Grove, UT chance for the Utah Valley (and other areas) to come together to celebrate pop culture, anime, games, cosplay and more!
24NerdtacularJun 29-Jul 1Sci-Fi/
SmallSnowbird Summer Resort
9385 Snowbird Center Trail, Sandy, UT way to celebrate the local Extralife/Frogpants Studios community. It has become a full on mini convention for hundreds of attendees!
25Denver Comic ConJun 3-Jul 2Pop CultureMegaColorado Convention Center
700 14th St Denver, CO Colorado charitable organization focused on enhancing and improving student’s learning experience through the use of comic book media.
26WesterCon 70/ConAlopeJul1-4LiterarySmallTempe Mission Palms
50 E 5th St Tempe, AZ most prestigious regional science fiction and fantasy convention on the west coast.
27Crystal Mountain Pony ConJul 6-8BronyNew - UnknownDavis Conference Center
800 Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT all of your family and friends and help us celebrate our 5th year as Utah's premiere all-ages pony convention!
28Salt Lake Gaming ConJul 7-8Gaming/
Pop Culture
LargeSouth Towne Expo Center
9575 S State St, Sandy, UT biggest gaming convention in the country.
29Star Trek Las VegasAug 2-7Star TrekLargeThe Rio Suites Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.Las Vegas, NV Trek specific touring convention.
30Myths and Legends ConAug 4-6Sci-Fi/
MediumRamada Plaza Denver North
10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO of modern myths and legends at our annual Convention. The 2017 focus is Firefly, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Dresden Files .
31Rocky Mountain Fur Con -CANCELLEDAug 11-13FurryMediumDenver Marriot DTC
4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO
32Colorado Springs Comic ConAug 25-27Pop CultureLargeMortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center
3650 N Nevada Ave Colorado Springs, CO multigenre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in Colorado Springs, CO.
33Fort Collins Comic ConAug 26-27Pop CultureMediumNorthside Aztlan Community Center
112 Willow St Fort Collins, CO charity event for the Poudre River Public Library District; bringing together thousands of geeks, pop-culture enthusiasts, gamers, fans, artists, writers, creators, cosplayers, and more.
34Nan Desu KanSep 1-3AnimeMediumSheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place Denver, CO's annual fan run anime convention, in it's 22nd year.
35Saboten ConSep 1-4AnimeMediumSheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment.
36GameAConSep 8-10Video
New - UnknownWestgate Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV independent artists in game creation by providing a space for them to showcase their work, the opportunity to reach an audience who craves to see it, and a forum to learn from each other.
37Salt Lake Comic ConSep 21-23Pop CultureMegaSalt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple, SLC, UT Lake Comic Con and Salt Lake Comic Con FanX are Dan Farr Productions events and are now the most attended conventions in the state of Utah and the largest comic cons in the world per capita.
38Snake River Comic ConSep 29-Oct 1Pop CultureNew - UnknownMultiple Locations
Pocatello, ID Con is coming to Eastern Idaho! This is your chance to get your geek out with other local nerds!
39Game Tyrant ExpoSep 29-Oct 1GamingNew - UnknownVivint Smart Home Arena
301 S Temple, SLC, UT Expo will be the first gaming expo in an NBA arena which consists of one of the largest prize pools for Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Smash Bros Melee Wii U.
40SNAFU ConOct 6-8AnimeMediumThe Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada
41Halloween ExpoOct 13-15HorrorLargeSouth Towne Expo Center
9575 S State St, Sandy, UT are excited to announce that we are back.. bigger, better, scarier and here to feature more of our communities unique love for Halloween!
42Anime BanzaiOct 20-22AnimeMediumDavis Conference Center
800 Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT’s premier and largest Anime Convention celebrating it’s 12th year. A 3-day family friendly weekend featuring attendee oriented events such as a formal and not-so-formal dance, celebrity guests, gaming competitions, scavenger hunts, panels, cosplay, an arcade, and much more!
43Anthro Weekend UtahOct 27-28FurryNew - UnknownDowntown Radisson
215 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT event for fans of anthropomorphic characters and fursuiting.
44Fear ConOct 27-28HorrorMediumSalt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple, SLC, UT Con is a unique, one of a kind event that celebrates all things Halloween, horror, and the fantastical.
45MileHi ConOct 27-29Sci-Fi/
MediumHyatt Regency Hotel – Tech Center
7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver CO SF/F and speculative fiction lovers, it's an annual weekend not to be missed. The convention features authors, artists, speakers, performers and loads of fun programming.
46Phoenix FanFestNov 10-11Pop CultureNew - UnknownPhoenix Convention Center
100 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ multigenre entertainment and comic book convention sponsored by Phoenix Comic Con.
47SabakonNov 18-20AnimeMediumTuscany Suites and Casino
255 E Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas NV annual anime, video gaming, and pop culture convention held in Las Vegas.
48Utah Winter FaireDec 1-3Fantasy/
MediumLegacy Events Center
151 South 1100 West Farmington, Ut's annual Winter Renaissance, Fantasy and Steampunk festival.