Event Spotlight: Keystone Comic Con

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Event Spotlight: Keystone Comic Con

Do you love Batman, The Office, Big Bird, True Blood, Lord of the Rings, and the X-Men? Keystone Comic Con is coming to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on September 14-16 featuring all these fandoms and more, and it’ll be an experience unlike anything Philadelphia has ever seen before! Another epic event by ReedPOP, the inaugural Keystone Comic Con is an immersive experience featuring legendary comic creators, iconic celebrities, a massive artist alley, awesome concerts, a huge gaming zone, and so much more! Special guests include Frank Miller, Andy Serkis, Joe Manganiello, Anna Paquin, WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan®, WWE® Superstars The Bella Twins®, and some of your favorite actors from True Blood, The Office, The Gifted, Star Wars, and Doctor Who.

Enjoy Amazing Concerts and Special Entertainment

The Keystone LIVE! Stage, located on the Show Floor, is the place to check out some amazing live concerts and special entertainment each day of the con. Every morning, the show floor will be transformed into a party full of interactive games, contests, dance parties, and more! Make sure to stick around on Friday and Saturday night for some incredible headlining musical performances. Plus, expect the unexpected, as you’ll never know which celebrities might appear throughout the day! Whether they’re enjoying some music, judging cosplay, or partnering with fans for trivia, your favorite celebrities may drop in for surprise appearances all weekend long. The only way to find out is to stop by the Keystone LIVE! Stage.

Celebrate Batman Day

You can unleash your inner hero and celebrate the official Batman Day at Keystone Comic Con on Saturday September 15th with Batman-related guests including Frank Miller, Kevin Conroy, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, and many more. Keystone Comic Con will feature a wide variety of Batman specific content including panels, interactive experiences, and special surprises for the whole family. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the first 1,000 fans through the doors on Batman Day will receive a free Batman cape and comic from DC comics!

Check Out Some Incredible Cosplay

Cosplay Central is an area of the Show Floor devoted entirely to cosplay! This special area gives you the opportunity to interact with local cosplay groups, get cosplay repairs, use photo backdrops, meet skilled cosplayers like Jaycee Cosplay, Kayley Marie Cosplay, and Sharon Rose Cosplay, and so much more! Beyond Cosplay Central, Keystone Comic Con also features the highly-anticipated Keystone Championships of Cosplay, which is one stop of the ReedPOP Global Championships of Cosplay. The Keystone Championships of Cosplay will feature some of the best cosplayers from the region as they compete for cash and prizes, as well as the opportunity to win a trip to Chicago to compete against the best cosplayers from around the world at the 2019 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay!

Tailor Your Con Experience Exactly How You Like It

Keystone Comic Con aims to ensure all fans have an amazing experience, which is why the event offers tons of special features for all interests and ages. Are you obsessed with games? Tabletop, CCGs, console games, and more await you in the Keystone Comic Con Gaming Zone. Stop by for dozens of free play console games powered by I Play Games, try out some exciting new tabletop games from Golden Bell Studios, and test new unreleased games from local creators in the Philadelphia Game Makers Guild!

Family HQ is an area specifically dedicated to families, where everyone can unleash their inner heroes with fun hands-on workshops, interactive classes, entertaining performances, and special activities presented by LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia and official Star Wars Fan Groups all weekend long!

Do you love wrestling? Tommy Dreamer and the House of Hardcore will be presenting live wrestling matches throughout the weekend at the Wrestling Arena on the Show Floor! You won’t want to miss this as anything can happen when some of your favorite wrestlers step into the squared circle!

Members of the Cult of Cornette won’t want to miss a chance to sit in the audience for a live recording of The Jim Cornette Experience! For the past several years, Cornette has been devoted to broadcasting his podcast, writing about wrestling and its history, and more. Plus, you’ll get the chance to experience his one-man show and the VIP experience, “Extra Cheese with Jim Cornette!”

If comic creators are what you’re looking for, Artist Alley is the place to get up close and personal with the creative masterminds behind your favorite comic books, graphic novels, artwork, and more. While there are plenty of goodies to take home and cherish after Keystone Comic Con is over, nothing is more unique than an original illustration from one of the artists in Artist Alley!

This is just a glimpse of what this brand new event has in store for Philadelphia! Clear your schedules and get your tickets for Keystone Comic Con today!

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