Are you a Baltimore resident and a proud geek? Baltimore is a treasure trove of geek culture, with plenty of hangout spots and events that cater to fans of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and more. From a thriving comic book scene and a wealth of gaming stores to annual conventions and film festivals, Baltimore has it all. So put on your cosplay, grab your dice, and get ready to explore the best of geek culture in Baltimore.

  • Miryokucon is Baltimore's latest anime, video games, and Japanese pop culture convention in downtown, set to take place at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The convention showcases the works of local artists, cosplayers, and creators while also fostering the local anime community. 
  • Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media gathering held every summer  in the Baltimore suburbs
  • M.A.P. Technologies is a gaming lounge and a community event space in Downtown Baltimorethat hosts a variety of events ranging from gaming tournaments to pop-up shops to punk shows. Looking for a spot to indulge in some serious gaming? From vintage consoles to modern systems, they've got it all. And with their collection of board and card games, there's no shortage of ways to get your game on! Plus, at just $10 per person for all day access, it's an affordable and entertaining way to spend a Saturday with the family.

  • No Land Beyond is the spot for board and card game enthusiasts in Old Goucher (North Baltimore) to explore a vast library of games while optionally enjoying a drink at the bar. The venue boasts an extensive library of games. They also offers outdoor seating in warm weather, providing a relaxed gaming experience. Events such as Super Smash Brothers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments, Queer Agenda for LGBTQ gamers, pre-release events for Magic The Gathering, and cosplay figure drawing are also held at the venue. Additionally, No Land Beyond frequently collaborates with other organizations, such as Highwire Improv comedy shows, to offer unique and exciting events for patrons. 

  • The Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra and Choir is a community orchestra that plays music from video games.  As an organization of Baltimore County Recs & Parks, they don't have dues or auditions and they rehearse in Dundalk (Baltimore County) and performs in the city at the concert venue within War Memorial.