Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Get your geek on at MegaCon

Khaotic Kon, April 11-13

The local anime con will be held at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., and will feature voice actors Scott McNeil, Quinton Flynn and Brittney Karbowski. Three-day passes start at $40. khaotickon.com

Metrocon, July 11-13

Florida's largest anime convention will be back at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., in Tampa, with its spectacular live shows, Metro Star Party and the Anime Human Chess Match. Weekend passes start at $48.33. metroconventions.com

LeakyCon, July 30 through Aug. 4

The convention for all things Harry Potter and YA lit is back in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, just in time to possibly ride the new Hogwarts Express from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Theme Parks. Three-day passes start at $125. leakycon.com

Tampa Bay Comic Con, Aug. 1-3

The nexus of Tampa's nerd culture will fill the Tampa Convention Center and feature American Horror Story's Evan Peters, Arrow's Caity Lotz and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet. Weekend passes start at $45. tampabaycomiccon.com

Fanboy Expo, Sept. 12-14,

The nerd-tailored autograph event changes venue to the Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N Tampa St., and will feature Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, The Walking Dead's Scott Wilson, The Soprano's Drea de Matteo, The Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, and The Birds' Tippi Hedren. Weekend passes start at $40. fanboyexpo.com

Necronomicon, October 3-5

Local science fiction-fantasy lit fan group Stonehill will hold its annual convention at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive in Tampa, featuring Eric Flint, author of the 1632 (Ring of Fire) series. Weekend memberships start at $35. stonehill.org/necro.htm

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