"ACC is the biggest convention in New Mexico, and the people who run in know that. It has three large halls of exhibitors, a laundry list of guests who will sign something for $20-$100 each, and a measly list of panels rounding out the entertainment of the convention. The fun is in coming to the event to be around so many other nerds in New Mexico, not from anything the convention itself runs. Overall, this convention might be worth a single day trip just to go, but offers little in exchange for the pretty penny you pay for it."
08/24 - 08/26
Albuquerque's longest running sci-fi/fantasy literary convention with panels of various authors, artists and science community experts, a costume contest, art show, dealer's room, green slime awards presetnation, two auctions and more!
A comic convention held in the Las Cruces convention center dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms. While it did not run in 2018 because the convention center was under construction, it is expected to occur in 2019.
"Sabakucon is excellent for so many reasons, but the staff there is what pushes me to love this con. From the owner addressing bullying outright mid-masquerade to the staff being extremely dedicated about everyone's safety, I feel safer at this con than I ever have at any other in town. That's not even to mention how amazing their costume masquerade is, the fact that they bring in excellent local cosplayers, how easy and accessible it is to make community panels and the excellent panels there every year, and how every year, they go out of their way to treat everyone like family. Some of the other cons in town feel like they're only here to promote celebrities, this truly feels like a family con."
C-4 Clovis City Comic Con
This will be Clovis' 1st annual comic convention bringing celebrities and lots of entertainment. It will be held at the Clovis Civic Center.
See some amazing cosplayers, play in the gamers room, test your knowledge at comic & pop culture trivia and dress up as your favorite comic book or sci-fi character to enter the costume contest at this one day mini convention held in the Moriarty Public Library.
Travel back in time with circus performers. Ride in a Spanish Galleon at the kids area. Learn about Renaissance art and science. Shrink in size at Fairy Village and pet a unicorn. Enjoy incredible performances and music, delicious food, and arts and craft vendors at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas.
"Albuquerque's Renaissance faire may not be as big and grand as the one you see in Phoenix, but it has just as much charm and fun. With plenty of local vendors and artisans, there is much to look at, and a lot of awesome exhibits of real medieval life to entertain and educate. The food vendors are always good, and the faire also offers plenty for children and families. Definitely wear sunscreen, as there is not a lot of shade, and expect to be standing as there is not too much seating."
12/16 - 12/17
Albuquerque's first grassroots anime and video game convention, put on by students from the University of New Mexico, is held at the MCM Elegante Hotel. It has all the con essentials: costume contest, masquerade, artist's alley, dealer's hall, video gaming, tabletop games, panels and more.
"Indigenous Comic Con is a perfect blend of a Comic Con and Pow Wow! A fun and exciting show, the convention provides plenty to do, see and hear throughout the convention. It has wonderful guests, a great selection of vendors, great video showings and panels, and a very welcoming staff and environment. It is a great place to go and meet your favorite Native comic authors and they have all kinds of different works in one place. Family friendly, lots of fun!"
07/06 - 07/07
Featuring con staples like vendor booths, comic book collectibles, artists, cosplay, gaming workshops and panels this sci-fi convention also features an established film festival with shorts in the sci-fi genre. The large steampunk presence further features an annual Steampunk Ball.