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The Top 5 2020 Nerd Conventions for blerds

We reached out to our Blerd community on Instagram a few weeks ago about which nerd conferences they will be attending in 2020. 

#1 Blerdcon 2020

Blerdcon 2020 comes out at #1 which should be no surprise at all.  Blerdcon 2020 is being held at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, VA (basically DC).  At Blerdcon you can expect to see plenty of blerds in cosplay, fantastic gaming, music, and food venues.  There are gaming tournaments, anime screenings and lots of informational panels as well.   

Tickets range from $60 for a weekend pass to $150 for a VIP badge, with kids below 12 being able to attend for free. Blerdcon 2020 starts on Friday July 17th, 2020 and ends on Sunday July 19th, 2020. 

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#2 Dragoncon 2020

Dragoncon 2020 comes in at #2 which is also no surprise as Dragoncon is based in Atlanta, a major homebase of blerds.  Dragoncon was featured by BET last year, showing that blerd culture is spreading and the monolithic viewpoints and stereotypes of being black are breaking down.  Dragoncon is filled with gamers, artists, cosplayers, sci-fi and anime lovers like you.  This is a larger convention, so make sure to plan appropriately to not get overwhelmed.  

Membership prices range from $105to $140 depending on time of purchase (earlier planning gets you a better rate).  There is even an option for an Eternal Membership which grants you access to every Dragoncon forever and a few other exclusive perks.  Dragoncon 2020 starts on Thursday September 3rd, 2020 and ends on Monday September 7th, 2020. 

03sep(sep 3)12:00 pm07(sep 7)5:00 pmDragon Con

#3 Momocon 2020

Momocon 2020 takes the #3 spot and is held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Atlanta is full of black geeks with the city taking the #2 and #3 spots.  Momocon is another large event that sees over 35,000 attendees and is one of the largest anime conventions in the United States.  

Passes range from $35 for a day pass, up to $80 for a weekend pass depending on how long you wait before purchase.    Momocon 2020 starts on Thursday May, 21, 2020 and ends on Sunday May 24th, 2020. 

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#4 Anime NYC 2020

The #4 spot is held in The Big Apple with Anime NYC 2020.  Anime NYC 2020 is hosted in the Javits Center, which is New York’s largest event space.  That alone should tell you how big this event is.  If you are in the Northeast and love anime and cosplay, this is the convention for you.

Tickets range from $40 for a day pass, up to $65 for a weekend pass, again with prices going up closer to the convention date.  Anime NYC 2020 starts on Friday November 20th, 2020 and ends on Sunday November 22th, 2020. 

20nov(nov 20)10:00 am22(nov 22)5:00 pmAnime NYC

#5 Awesome Con 2020

Awesome Con 2020 takes the #5 spot and brings you back to DC at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center   Awesome Con creates an inclusive environment that brings in overs 70,000 fans of geek culture.  Awesome Con is known to have top tier special guests and event had Blerd favorite John Boyega show up one year. 

Tickets are not yet available, but we would expect them to be in the general range of the other conventions..  Awesome Con 2020 starts on Friday May 1st, 2020 and ends on Sunday May 3rd, 2020. 

01may12:00 pm03(may 3)5:00 pmAwesome Con

Blerd plans on hitting the road hard and you may find us at many of these events.  Make sure to check our events page for upcoming geek conventions.  What are your favorite conventions and which nerd conventions will you be attending in 2020?  Let us know in the comments below:

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CEO & Founder // Blerds out about: Video Games, Tech, Anime & Sneakers // He has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Social & Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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