Welcome to the group there Mahulog....
As to answer you r main question, usually keep you eyes on the Main Event thread in here (the 2008 one) since that's where most of the stuff as to things the group is doign take place.
Also fell free to wander around the board and the site as a whole and have fun...
Cons for 2015:
Shutocon, Midwest Media Expo (Maybe 1 Day), Colossalcon or ACEN, AWA, Youmacon
The Cosplay File for 2015
All subject to change... (and also more then I can list...@_@) UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!