Tampa Bay Comic Con - July 28-30, 2017 is fast approaching as people scramble to finish up their cosplay plans for this family-friendly event at the Tampa Convention Center.  The largest of its kind each year in Tampa, Comic Con showcases exhibitors with comic books, magazines, toys, games, apparel and more while fans enjoy cosplay, meet and greets, nerd dating and more. The weekend is jam-packed with events.

Look for comic industry professionals to attend the convention as well other comic-friendly celebrities including Kate Beckinsale (Wolf fighting Vampiress) and Val Kilmer (Batman).  Meet and greet schedules are on the Tampa Bay Comic Con App!  Actually, all events can be found on the free Tampa Bay Comic Con app. Visit the Comic Con website from the event page to download. 

Celebrity photo-ops can be purchased for a particular celebrity in the “Star Photo-Ops” area of the exhibit hall before waiting in line. All photo-op sales are cash only so don't plan on using that debit card! 

The Details:

Hours are:

  • Friday: Noon-Midnight*
  • Saturday: 8:00 am-Midnight*
  • Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • *Exhibitor Hall closes at 6:00 pm

Tickets are available for pre-order and available for purchase at the door via cash or credit card. The adult 3-Day pass is $60, and kids 12 and under are FREE requiring no credentials for entry. Friday Only is $30, $40 for Saturday and Sunday is $30 making the three-day pass a great deal! Click over to their EVENT PAGE to buy tickets or head over to their website for additional information.

Don’t forget to download the Tampa Bay Comic Con app for live updates on all things Comic Con before and during the convention for everything from parking information to where to find Kate Beckinsale! Connect with everything local by registering on the site to discover additional things to do and events in Tampa. Uncover Tampa's nightlife hot spots and the best places in Tampa to grab a bite! (All photos by 813area photographers or Wiki Commons)