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That’s an interesting list. It actually does look like some of them are pure science fiction conventions in the classic sense, but many are “anime/pop culture/comic/cosplay/sci fi”.
 

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That’s an interesting list. It actually does look like some of them are pure science fiction conventions in the classic sense, but many are “anime/pop culture/comic/cosplay/sci fi”.
That's true, there are a lot of those "everything and the kitchen sink" types of conventions, but I think there are still a few old school sci-fi conventions, they just tend to be on the smaller side.

For example this one in Boston seems quite old school, but perhaps is more focused on sci-fi books than on movies/TV. URL: https://boskone.org/
I certainly don't recognize any names on the guest list, but then I haven't read much sci-fi since the 80s.

So perhaps if you want to meet movie/TV celebrities' you have to go to the bigger multipurpose conventions.

It does appear that you will run into at least a little anime no matter which event you go to, but that is not surprising as a lot of anime is sci-fi.
 

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There are a couple of smaller events in my area but most everything is a "ComicCon" and now it's suddenly cool to go to them. I liked them better when I was a leper for even suggesting going to a convention. :D
Ah, the good old days when they were in an old hotel's ballroom. I was very young but I still remember the smell of shag carpeting, mildew and newsprint. :)
 

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(More generally from a very different perspective).

The few sci-fi/gaming/comic/etc ... "hobby" conventions I went to back in the day, convinced me that I was wasting my time. (This was in the days before such conventions were giant mainstream events).

The type of folks I met / encountered at such conventions, were almost always the hardcore types who I would never be acquaintances/friends with away from the "hobby" + conventions. (ie. The personality types which would be satirized on The Big Bang Theory sitcom, cranked up to 10). At that young age, I came to the realization and self-aware of what today would be informally called the "geek social fallacies":



This is the main reason why I don't "advertise" offline what my interests are. For example, I don't wear tshirts featuring comic book characters, rock music bands, sci-fi movies, colleges/universities I previously attended, etc ... Nor do I have a hairstyle reflecting such hardcore folks (ie. long hair / mullett, punk rock partially shaved head styles, colored streaks, etc ...).

Back in the day when I did briefly wear a t-shirt of a "less popular" rock band, I was repeatedly approached by other hardcore folks starting up conversations about such "less popular" musical bands. They were the exact same type of hardcore folks who I absolutely refused to socialize with outside of sci-fi/gaming/comic conventions.
 

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