Event Spotlight: Steel City Con April 2019

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Event Spotlight: Steel City Con

The exclusive con of the Monroeville Convention Center, Steel City Con is Western Pennsylvania’s premier comic convention, featuring over 100,000 square feet of convention space filled with 750 vendor tables, celebrity guests, and an incredibly diverse artist alley. This weekend-long fandom event is crafted for fans of all ages, and is jam-packed with exciting features including celebrity Q&As and photo ops, cosplay, trivia contests, and more!

Read on to check out what Steel City Con has in store for you April 12-14!

Get Up Close and Personal with Big Names in Pop Culture

Get ready for the chance to meet some of your favorite celebrities during photo ops, autograph sessions, Q&As, and exclusive meet and greets! For three fun-filled days, the event room will be packed with exciting events, many of which include appearances from special guests like William Shatner, Rob Schneider, Tom Berenger, and more. Meet the actors behind fan-favorite characters Oscar, Kevin, Stanley, Meredith, and Creed during The Office Q&A, ask your most burning questions to Walter Koenig and Bobby Clark during the Star Trek panel, get to better know Denis O’Hare from American Horror Story. These are just a few examples of the celebs you can meet during this April’s con, so check out the full list and plan your weekend accordingly!

Compete for Exclusive Awards and Cash Prizes

Unleash your competitive side at contests hosted throughout Steel City Con. You’ll be able to show off your creativity, artistic abilities, and love of all things cosplay during the costume contest. With $4,000 in cash and prizes for winners across three age groups, Steel City Con encourages both amateur and professional cosplayers to put their skills to the test as judges look to award “Best in Class” to those with the best concept, presentation, and craftsmanship.

Or, if you’re looking to show off your pop-culture knowledge, you can join in the trivia contest for even more amazing prizes. Topics range from classic TV shows, to science fiction, to professional wrestling, and more. Read up on all the information for the Costume Contest and Trivia Contest, then start preparing for the big day!

Bid on Your Favorite Spontaneous Masterpieces

Watch some of the most talented artists in the comic and fantasy genres create on-the-spot works of art with only sharpies, markers, and crayons at the Artist Quick Sketch for Charity. The audience will get to chat with the collectors and artists and call out what they want to be drawn as the artists try to complete as many pictures as they can in the allotted time. The best part? You can win these off-the-cuff sketches in a highly entertaining auction, and every cent of your donation will benefit the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check out more details about this one-of-a-kind event, hosted on Saturday night!

This is where pop culture rules, so get your ticket for Steel City Con today!