Event Spotligh­t: Nickel City Con

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Monday, May 7th, 2018
Event Spotlight: Nickel City Con

If you want an exciting and unique family getaway this May, then look no further! Nickel City Con (NCC) is a family-oriented, three-day event that brings the best of entertainment to Buffalo, NY.

As the Buffalo area’s largest pop culture and entertainment event, NCC combines the worlds of comic books, movies, television, graphic novels, toys, cosplay, and video games to create one epic mega-convention. Through panels, photo and autograph sessions, and exclusive VIP experiences, this con gives fans direct access to meet their favorite celebrities and creators all weekend long!

Check out the exciting features you can expect at this year’s Nickel City Con!

Uncover What Goes Bump in the Night

New for 2018 comes Nickel City Con’s very own Horror Fest! Spanning all three days of the con, this exclusive show features all things scary, like paranormal props, ghastly guests, and more! Fans will enjoy appearances by special guests including Donnie Darko’s James Duval, Tales From The Crypt’s John Kassir, and Jim Winburn, who was the stunt coordinator for John Carpenter’s Halloween, and famously played Michael Myers in two scenes. If you’re a horror lover, this fest is sure to hold you over until October!

Dress to Impress for the Top Prize

Don your capes, your masks, and your hot glue, because you’ll be competing for a sweet cash prize at this year’s cosplay contents! With three different contests for kids, young adults, and adults, everyone will be able to dress as their favorite superhero, villain, or TV character as they celebrate all things fandom. The contests will run throughout the convention, so make sure you check out the dates and times to stay in the loop!

Get in Your Zone All Weekend Long

Have you ever wanted to show off your video game expertise in front of a live audience? You’re in luck! At Nickel City Con, gamers can compete in tournaments, enjoy free play, test demos, experience virtual reality, and more! Plus, younger attendees can chill out Saturday and Sunday at the Kid Zone, which hosts free interactive workshops and activities, like Jedi Camp, Superhero Training, and Mad Science programs.

This is just a taste of what you can expect to see at this year’s Nickel City Con! Don’t wait, get your tickets today!

“Nickel City Con has something for everyone. From families to comic enthusiasts, and everyone in between, this is going to be an experience you won’t want to miss.” – Adam Martin, CEO of Dave & Adam’s