It’s the month of romance, bromance and Galentine’s Day. Bring your best bud and/or partner, or find love with a fellow nerd at one of these cons.

Bremen Comic and Manga Convention: Bremen | Feb. 3: Wear your best cosplay and shop for new comics, manga, art and more.

Mag-C: Erfurt | Feb 3-4: The name encompasses it all: Manga, Anime, Games and Cosplay are waiting for you this weekend. Shop artist alley and enter the cosplay contest.

FrankenMEXX: Nuremberg | Feb. 10: Meet up with fellow admirers of anime, manga and Japanese culture.

Ongaku Matsuri: Berlin | Feb. 10: Check out this con all about anime, manga and Japanese music featuring vendors and live stage acts.

JAPANMARKT: Berlin | Feb. 11: Celebrate Japanese culture at this day-long event.

74th Berlin International Film Festival: Berlin | Feb. 15-25: See films from all over the world.

Cave-Con: Aschaffenburg | Feb. 16-18: Spend all weekend tabletop gaming and perusing comic books.

Comic and Manga Convention Bergheim: Bergheim | Feb. 17: Shop various vendors and artists and find the next “must-have” for your collection.

YumeKai – Night: Memmingen | Feb. 17: This is a night all about Japanese and Korean Pop featuring Japanese food trucks, DJs, gaming, live music and more.

Steampunk Fair: Bochum | Feb. 17-18: This themed weekend is the first weekend of the annual historical fair in Bochum. Fret not if you are lacking proper Steampunk attire, there will be plenty of vendors onsite.

Historical Fair: Bochum | Feb. 17-March 3 (weekends): Come to Europe’s largest indoor historical fair! You can ride one of the historical rides such as the 1800s carousel or the 1926 caterpillar track. Take a guided tour or come for a themed weekend.

DeDeCo 2023: Dresden | Feb 23-25: Rock your best cosplay and enjoy all things Japanese culture, anime and manga.

BavariaCON: Munich | Feb 24: Come play your favorite roleplaying game or learn a new one at this day-long event.

Retro Games and Toy Con: Heidelberg | Feb. 24: Re-live your childhood and bring your kids to show them just how cool you were. See games, toys and items from the 80s and 90s and buy the things your parents never let you have.

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

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.

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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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