List of defunct comic book conventions
This is a list of noteworthy defunct comic book conventions[nb 1] (as distinct from anime conventions, furry conventions, gaming conventions, horror conventions, multigenre conventions, and science fiction conventions). This a companion to List of comic book conventions.
- Coco Bulles (2001–2007)
- British Comic Art Convention, England (1968–1981)
- Comic Expo (Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo), Bristol, England (2004–2014) — successor to Comic Festival
- Comic Festival, Bristol, England (1999–2004) — began as "Comic 99"
- Comic Mart, London (1972–c. 1984)
- Hi-Ex, Inverness, Scotland (2008–2012)
- United Kingdom Comic Art Convention (UKCAC), London, England (1985–1998) — final convention took place in Manchester
- Toronto Comic Con, Toronto (2003–2012) — acquired by Wizard Entertainment in 2009
- Academy Con, New York City (1965–1967)
- Adventure Con, Knoxville, Tennessee (2002–2012)
- Atlanta Fantasy Fair, Atlanta (1975–1995)
- Boston Comic Con, Boston (2007–2017)
- Comic Art Convention, New York City (1968–1983) — also held in Philadelphia from 1977–1979
- Comix Fair, Houston (1983–c. 1996) — replaced the defunct Houstoncon
- Creation Con, New York City (1971–1988) — variously named "Big Comicon Creation Convention," "Creation Comic Book & Pop Culture Convention," "Creation '78,", etc.
- Dallas Fantasy Fair, Dallas (1982–1995)
- Detroit Triple Fan Fair, Detroit (1965–1978)
- FantaCon, Albany, New York (1979–1990; 2013)
- Houstoncon, Houston (1967–1982)
- Magnum Opus Con, Georgia and South Carolina (1986–2001)
- Metro Con, Washington. D.C. (1970–1971) — produced by teenager Gary Groth; attendees included Phil Seuling, Bud Plant, and Dave Cockrum
- Multicon, Oklahoma City (1970–1982)
- New York International Sci-Fi and Fantasy Creators Convention, Madison Square Garden, New York City (1999–2000)
- OrlandoCon, Orlando (1974–1994)
- Ramapo Comic Con (1987–c. 1998), Ramapo High School, Spring Valley, New York — sponsored by the Ramapo High School Comic Book Club; known for its annual roster of high-profile comic creator guests
- Stumptown Comics Fest, Portland, Oregon (2004–2013)
- UnCommonCon, Dallas (2000–2001)
- Wildcat Comic Con, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (2012–2014)
- Jacobson, Aileen. "Serious Comics Fans," Washington Post (August 16, 1971), p. B2.
- Rimmels, Beth Hannan. "Stripped: Cruising in Queens, Etc.," Long Island Voice (May 14–20, 1998).