Upcoming Events

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Duck Prints Press attends conventions, markets, and other events where our presence makes sense! Wondering where you can find us? Here’s the list!

April 2024 | June 2024 | July 2024 | August 2024 | September 2024 | October 2024 | December 2024 Other Events We’re Considering | Past Events | Suggest an Event!


April 2024

Logo for "A Big Gay Market," which includes a heart with the Progress Flag colors on it.

Event: A Big Gay Market
Location: Washington Park in Albany
Date and Time: April 28th
Attendance Status: Application submitted.

About: A Big Gay Market is a designated safe and affirmative space for LGBTQI+ individuals, especially for those in our community that have intersecting marginalized identities, to join together in queer and trans joy for a cause.

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June 2024

A graphic of a lightbulb. The "glass" of the lightbulb is in stripes of the colors of the rainbow, and at the center where the filament would be is a heart. Text reads curling around the outside of the bulb reads "Schenectady Pride."

Event: Schenectady Pride
Location: Gateway Plaza, Schenectady, NY
Date and Time: June 1st, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Attendance Status: Application submitted.

About: Schenectady Pride was started in May 2012 to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ Community within the city.

An image of Main Street in Johnstown, NY, with text over it. The center has a logo that reads "Toying Around Block Party, #upstateny, est: 2018" around a picture of a box-headed muscled robot flexing. A bullet point list after this reads: food & drink, ice cream, vendors, artists, live music, live entertainment, costume contest, bounce houses, cosplay, celebrity guest wrestling superstar." At the bottom it reads "Main Street, Johnstown, NY, 10-6PM, 6.22.24."

Event: Toying Around Block Party
Location: Main Street, Johnstown, NY
Date and Time: June 22nd, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Attendance Status: Confirmed. We’ll be there!

About: Over 120 #upsateny Vendors, Food Trucks, Ice Cream, Movie Replica Cars, Live Entertainment, Celebrity Guest, Wrestling Superstar, Inflatable Obstacle Course/Dry Slides & So Much More!


July 2024

Logo for "A Big Gay Market," which includes a heart with the Progress Flag colors on it.

Event: A Big Gay Market
Location: Washington Park in Albany
Date and Time: July 7th
Attendance Status: We intend to apply.

About: A Big Gay Market is a designated safe and affirmative space for LGBTQI+ individuals, especially for those in our community that have intersecting marginalized identities, to join together in queer and trans joy for a cause.

The logo for the convention Readercon.

Event: Readercon
Location: Boston Quincy Marriott, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Date and Time: July 11th to 14th
Attendance Status: Our application to vend at Readercon has been submitted.

About: Although Readercon is modeled on general “science fiction conventions,” we feature a near-total focus on the written word.

In many years the list of Readercon guests rivals or surpasses that of the Worldcon in quality. Readercon is the only small convention regularly attended by such giants of imaginative literature as Samuel R. Delany, Ellen Datlow, Amal El-Mohtar, John Crowley, Greer Gilman, and Catherynne M. Valente. [Text Source]

The logo for the convention Buffalo Nasfic 2024.

Event: The 16th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFIC)
Location: Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
Date and Time: July 18th to 21st
Attendance Status: We are waiting more information on other summer events as we consider whether to apply.

About: NASFiC is the North American Science Fiction Convention, a gathering of fans, writers, artists, costumers, filkers, gamers, and other participants and creators from across the United States and Canada (mainly; all are welcome to attend). It is organized under the rules of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) which is best known for organizing the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) which hosts the Hugo Awards. NASFiCs are organized in years when the Worldcon happens outside North America, which has happened seven times in the past twenty years and is scheduled for 2023 and probably 2024. It performs a function similar to Eurocon, an annual gathering of European fans, although Eurocon is operated outside of the WSFS umbrella. With more than a third of Worldcons being held outside North America, NASFiC is intended to be an easy way to bring the fan community together without missing a year without having to pay the higher cost or travel overseas. A NASFiC is smaller than a Worldcon, though we expect over a thousand people to attend the NASFiC in Buffalo in 2024. [Text Source]

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August 2024

The logo for the event Fandom Fest 2024.

Event: Fandom Fest
Location: Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady, New York, USA
Date and Time: August 10th and 11th
Attendance Status: Confirmed! We’ll be there, and running a panel again.

About: Fandom Fest is upstate New York’s largest gathering for fantasy enthusiasts! Transforming four floors of Proctors into all of your favorite fandoms. Fandom Fest – featuring the Geek Garage, the Dragon Dungeon and the Arcade Arcade – is returning in 2024. 

Celebrating all things pop culture, Fandom Fest has something for everyone! With panels, cosplay contests, a vendor hall and more, you’ll be sure to find something that captives your inner fan. [Text Source]

The logo for the convention Flamecon.

Event: Flamecon
Location: Sheraton Times Square, New York City, New York, USA
Date and Time: August 17th to 18th
Attendance Status: Confirmed! We’ll be there, with a half table.

About: Flame Con is the world’s largest queer comic con. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more!

Geeks of all types are invited to attend and celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture.

Each year Flame con strives to improve on the years before, always striving to be as welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible, and offer more guests, more art, and more celebration of queer geeks everywhere! [Text Source]

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September 2024

Event: Albacon
Location: Marriott Courtyard, Clifton Park, New York, USA
Date and Time: September 13th to 15th
Attendance Status: No information about the 2024 has been released yet, but we anticipate attending again.

About: Albacon is back and we’re going hybrid. Guests will be appearing — some in-person, some online — and you can choose how you want to attend.

Panels will have both types of guests and can be seen whether you’re at the hotel or attending from home.

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October 2024

Logo for "A Big Gay Market," which includes a heart with the Progress Flag colors on it.

Event: A Big Gay Market
Location: Washington Park Lake House in Albany
Date and Time: October 20th
Attendance Status: We intend to apply.

About: A Big Gay Market is a designated safe and affirmative space for LGBTQI+ individuals, especially for those in our community that have intersecting marginalized identities, to join together in queer and trans joy for a cause.

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December 2024

Logo for "A Big Gay Market," which includes a heart with the Progress Flag colors on it.

Event: A Big Gay Market
Location: Washington Park Lake House in Albany
Date and Time: December 15th
Attendance Status: We intend to apply.

About: A Big Gay Market is a designated safe and affirmative space for LGBTQI+ individuals, especially for those in our community that have intersecting marginalized identities, to join together in queer and trans joy for a cause.

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Other 2024 Events We Are Considering

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Past Events We’ve Attended

Know of an event you think we should attend? Let us know!