OTW Events Calendar for August

Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of August! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

  • LeakyCon, an annual Harry Potter convention sponsored by LeakyCauldron.org, will have its first European incarnation as LeakyCon London is held from 8 August to 11 August. The event will feature activities, panels, and programs for Harry Potter fans of all ages.
  • Otakon is a fan-run convention focusing on anime, manga, and Asian popular culture and is held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The convention will be celebrating its twentieth run from 9-11 August 2013. The event will feature special guests, concerts, contests, panels, and workshops.
    Read and Share about Otakon on Fanlore
  • The official convention for Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Universe fans by Creation Entertainment will be held at the Westin O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois, on 16-18 August 2013. Fans will have the chance to interact, attend panels, get autographs, and experience exclusive photo opportunities. Check out the Official Stargate Convention website for more information.
  • Fan Expo Canada, the third-largest pop culture event in North America, celebrates its 19th year in 2013. The show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 22-25 August 2013 and features panels, guests, and events from a variety of media, genre, and fandoms. The event is expected to see over 90,000 fans in attendance this year.
  • Polcon is an annual convention held in Poland for fans of fantasy and science fiction. It is the largest and longest-running fan convention in Poland (founded in 1985). This year’s event will be held in Warsaw from 29 August to 1 September and feature events across the spectrum of fantasy and sci-fi.
  • Dragon*Con is one of the largest multimedia fan conventions and is held annually on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Dragon*Con will be held from 30 August to 2 September and will feature a number of events, special guests, and programming tracks focused specifically on fans.
    Read and Share about Dragon*Con on Fanlore

The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that’s not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!