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Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member10 Aug 2013 11:17 p.m. PST

I am thinking of saving up for a trip to the US in two years time (maybe three) for Mr P and I.

Do you think it is possible to fit in Comicon, Gencon and Texas Renaissance Faire? Do they hold them at the same time every year? (cause it seems like I could have done it this year)

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member10 Aug 2013 11:18 p.m. PST

ah no, the Texas Renaissance Faire isn't til October. Any others about this time of year?

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Aug 2013 4:56 a.m. PST

The Texas Renaissance Festival is legendary "'round these parts" (as they used to say), but there are other events around the state that take place in August. Here's a list of eight of them:


A word of caution, though: August can get VERY hot here in Texas, so bring enough water and sunscreen! grin

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2013 9:18 a.m. PST

Most states have a Ren Faire of some sort. NY holds it in the summer about 10 miles from Lake Ontario neat Syracuse. It has been going for 30 years or so and uses permanent buildings

Jana Wang Inactive Member11 Aug 2013 3:28 p.m. PST

Comicon is in San Diego, California. The 2014 dates are June 18-21. Be warned that in order to pre register for a 2014 badge you must have had a 2013 badge. It's nearly impossible to get into these days, it has sold out the last few years in a matter of HOURS after tickets go on sale.

GenCon will be Aug 14-17, 2014.

TRF runs during late October through November.

I would say that unless you plan to be in the US for 6 months and do a LOT of driving you won't be able to hit all 3 events.

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member11 Aug 2013 8:46 p.m. PST

Maybe not. I applied for a job I thought I would have a good chance at, and I didn't even get an interview. I am a bit crushed.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member12 Aug 2013 5:03 p.m. PST

Broadsides is on the Battleship Texas, and happens roughly the same time as TRF.
Space City(comic)Con was two weeks ago.

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