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Spring is in full swing and so is convention season. There is so much for you to explore all over Germany this month.

Medieval Easter Market: Mar. 30- Apr. 1 | Wismar: Travel back in time and haggle with craftsmen, watch the jugglers and magicians, listen to musicians and much more.

aniMUC: April 5-7 | Fürstenfeldbruck: Artists, fans and panelists all gather for this two-day event of shopping, workshops and cosplay at this con dedicated to Japanese pop culture.

Retro Game Con: April 6 | Mainz: Find an old favorite at this con.

Comic und Manga Convention: April 6 | Hamburg: Children under 10 get in free to this con!

Cherry Blossom Day: April 13 | Offenbach am Main: Celebrate diverse Japanese culture with workshops, panels and an end-of-day party.

Comic and Manga Convention: April 13 | Münster: Don your favorite cosplay outfit and make your way to the artist alley and vendors’ area.

Mortal Hunters Con: April 13-14 | Düsseldorf: This is an unofficial convention for fans of the “Shadowhunters” television series. It offers meet-and-greets with stars from the show, workshops, karaoke and a costume contest.

Tadaima Manga Convention: April 14 | Dortmund: Wear your favorite cosplay outfit, take a workshop, compete in the cosplay contest and more.

Apensen Science Fiction & Fantasy Day: April 20 | Apensen: Head here for miniature painting workshops, a “book mile,” ghost hunters, author talks, gaming and more.

Retrobörse Saar: April 20-21 | Völklingen: Put on your best retro cosplay and prepare to shop until you drop, play some games and tournaments, view props and replicas and more. I cannot tell you how old I felt when Sailor Moon was mentioned as “retro.”

JenaCo: April 20-21 | Jena: This is for fans of anime, manga, games and J-Culture. There’s cosplaying, shopping, gaming areas, anime film showings, photo stations and more.

NaokiCon: April 21 | Eschweiler: Come out for Japanese food and drinks, meet voice actors, shop the artist alley and more at this anime con.

Marburg Con: April 26-27 | Marburg: Celebrate your love for horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction at this con.

CAT Con: April 26-28 | Ulm: Spend the weekend playing roleplay and table-top games.

FaRK Nerd Market: April 27-28| Schiffweiler: Shop at this flea market and mini FaRK (Fantasy and Role Play Convention).

Table Top Thursdays: Ramstein Enlisted Club | Every Thursday: Bring your own board game or borrow one from the club. Drink and snack specials are available.

Friday Night Magic: Ramstein Air Base | Every Friday Night: Meet up with fellow Magic the Gathering enthusiasts for an evening of gaming.

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 event. Events on military installations require base access.

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Tamala Malerk is a writer and editor with Stars and Stripes Europe. She has been with SSE since April 2022 writing articles all about travel, lifestyle, community news, military life and more. In May 2022, she earned her Ph.D. in History and promises it is much more relevant to this job than one might think.

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