CON together: Pop culture events and conventions, May 2023

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CON together: Pop culture events and conventions, May 2023

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

The weather is wonderful and it’s a great time to get outside and revel in your fandoms.


1st Cologne Fantasy Reading Festival: May 5- May 13 | Cologne: Enjoy panels with fantasy authors for two weeks.


Wolper Con: May 5-7 | Kirchen (Sieg): Spend an in-residence gaming experience in a castle!


Comic Fair Cologne: May 6 | Cologne: Explore art, shop from vendors and rock your best cosplay.


German Comic Con (Spring Edition): May 6-7 | Dortmund: Meet-and-greet and take some pics with famous actors such as David Boreanez, Gwendolyn Christie, Chad Michael Murray and more. Compete in the cosplay contest and shop from the vendors.


Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW 2023: May 13 | Düsseldorf: Spend the day enjoying “one of the largest Japanese culture and encounter festivals in Europe.”


MarburgCon: May 13-14 | Niederweimar: Science Fiction, horror and fantasy literature fans unite and nerd out with others.


Comic Park: May 13-14 | Erfurt: Dinosaurs, medieval knights and steam punk combine at “Thuringia's largest comic convention.”


ANNOTOPIA: May 18-21 | Schlosspark Rotenburg a. d. Fulda: Artistry, crafts and skills can all be found at this castle festival.


Metropol Con Berlin: May 18-20 | Berlin: Enjoy three days of panels and workshops centering around fantasy, horror and science fiction.


NOVAcon: May 19-20 |  Leuna OT Günthersdorf: Combine shopping, food courts and fandoms at this two-day con.


KD Kasai Cosplay-Convention: May 20 | Regensburg: Enjoy a day of cosplay, gaming and fun.


BaumCON: May 20-21 | Baumholder: Open to DoD ID holders of all ages. Enjoy vendors, an art contest, a costume contest and more. Read about our interview with the organizer here


Japan Markt: May 21 | Berlin: Shop items related to Japanese culture.


Furusato Fan Festival: May 27 | Ludwigshafen am Rhein: This is a day for K-Pop, manga, anime and cosplayers.


FEDCON: May 26-28 | Bonn: Compete in nerd quizzes, attend one of the many panels, get an autograph from George Takei, shop from the vendors and more at this con dedicated to sci-fi television series and movies.


Anime Flea Market: May 27 | Berlin: Shop items from your favorite anime at this event.


Purgatory 7: May 27 - 28 | Düsseldorf: Attend this two-day unofficial convention centered around the popular show “Supernatural.” Special guests include Mischa Collins (Castiel), Mark Sheppard (Crowley) and more.


MMC Berlin: RESPAWNED: May 28-29 | Berlin: Spend the weekend cosplaying, gaming, eating, shopping and more.


Table Top Thursdays: Ramstein Enlisted Club | Every Thursday.


Due to ever-changing regulations, make sure you check the website before traveling for an event. Also, inclusion of an event on the list is not an endorsement for the authenticity or quality of the event.


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