Around our office, one of the greatest holiday gifts of all is kicking off winter comic con season! Get ready to assemble your best cosplay outfits and rejoice in the wealth of celebrity panels, comic book trading, and gaming competitions in 2018! Here’s a roundup of some of the fandom events we’ll be attending this winter:
PAX South Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX – January 12-14, 2018
This legendary gaming con opens its doors to gaming enthusiasts of all varieties for its fourth year in San Antonio. In addition to PAX’s normal console freeplay, tabletop play, and unreleased games and hardware hall, experience the magic of the newest VR tech. Concerts, panels, and intense competitions make this event the perfect way to kick off the new year.
Walker Stalker Con – Portland Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – January 13-14, 2018
Portland: prepare for a zombie invasion this new year, because Walker Stalker Con is coming to PDX. This wildly successful The Walking Dead fandom event gives fans an opportunity to experience the AMC original first-hand. Prioritizing authentic interactions with actors and providing free family activities throughout the convention floor, this con provides a space where your favorite stars like Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus can be themselves!
STCE’S Comic Con 2018 Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX – January 27-28, 2018
The South Texas Collectors Expo returns to the campus of Texas A&M University this January. Comic lovers can indulge in the large variety of merchandise from local vendors. STCE’s Comic Con will also host some of your favorite heroes. Meet voice actors for Dragonball Z and actors from fan favorites like Star Wars, Power Rangers, and The Flash!
Cyber City Con and Alamo City Toy Show Hilton Garden Inn, San Antonio, TX – February 17-18, 2018
The minds behind Alamo City Comic Con are proud to present Cyber City Con: a celebration of all things robotic. In conjunction with Alamo City Toy Show, this double-header has much to offer. As the largest convention celebrating Transformers, Gundam, and other beloved robotic franchises, there’s nowhere better in the world to dive deep into the world of your robotic heroes.
The Great Lakes Comic-Con Macomb Community College, Warren, MI – February 23-24, 2018
The Great Lakes Comic-Con, or GLCC, is a comic, toy, and collectible event that runs annually in the Metro-Detroit Area. Meet celebrity guests like Jim Steranko, explore the R2-D2 Droid Builders Club, and rub elbows with The Great Lakes Ghostbusters Coalition. The best part of GLCC? A portion of proceeds goes to support Reading is Fundamental, the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the US.
Pensacon: Pensacola Comic Con 2018 Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola, FL – February 23-25, 2018
Pensacon is an all-inclusive event, catering to all aspects of the fan community! Pensacon prides itself on featuring a diverse lineup of special guests. Ranging from Doctor Who, to Star Wars, to Star Trek, to The Mighty Boosh, there’s something for everyone! The entire Pensacola area gets involved in this beloved annual fandom event, so suit up in your finest cosplay and watch the city unfold for a full con experience like no other!
Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach 2018 Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL – February 24, 2018
Comic Con Revolution delights in celebrating the creators of their favorite comics, games, toys, and films. Attendees can expect a full exhibit hall featuring comic creators, vintage comic dealers, comic publishers, toy and collectibles vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fandom groups, and more. Alongside a killer guest lineup, Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach is shaping up to be a smashing time!
Emerald City Comicon Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – March 1-4, 2018
Emerald City Comicon has had skin in the game for over fifteen years. Enjoy beautiful downtown Seattle for the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest. Clear your weekend, because this fandom event boasts a jam-packed schedule of screenings, panels, meetups, and gaming events. True pop culture enthusiasts won’t want to miss the insider information on what’s new in comics. Buy tickets soon; this con is known to sell out!