Costumed geeks and nerds are coming back to St. Petersburg for the second annual St. Pete Comic Con

St. Pete Comic Con is back for the second time on January 7-8, 2023 at the Coliseum. The two-day, multi-genre event will feature comics, anime, sci-fi, and cosplay. Guests include big-name voice actors, big-time comic artists, and four of Florida’s top cosplayers. In addition, the family-friendly event offers more than 50 hours of programming that ranges from contests to K-pop dance to panel discussions. And there are three food trucks per day at the event, too.


Geeks and nerds will rejoice!

The second annual St. Pete Comic Con is less than two weeks away, giving the fandom a convention the first weekend in January. “Geeks and nerds will rejoice at the many and varied offerings at St. Pete Comic Con 2023,” said organizer Dewey Caruthers, who also hosts the successful Anime St. Pete convention at the Coliseum. “We’re excited for St. Pete Comic Con 2023, considering so many people welcomed it last year,” he said. (photos below from St. Pete Comic Con 2022)





Voice actors at St. Pete Comic Con 2023

St. Pete Comic Con 2023 features voice actors who portray major characters in a wide variety of popular shows, games, and animated series such as Genshin Impact, Cookie Run Kingdom, Hunter x Hunter, To Your Eternity, Boruto, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Voice actors appearing at St. Pete Comic Con are Jacob HopkinsValeria Rodriguez, and Chris Hackney.


Comic creators include artists, authors, and animators

St. Pete Comic Con 2023 features artists, authors, and animators who have worked on a wide range of major titles such as Young Justice, Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Doctor Who,  Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Superboy, along with Disney’s Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Tarzan. Comic creators at the Comic Con will include Christopher JonesMike Grell, and Peter Raymundo.


Florida’s top cosplayers are among the guests at St. Pete Comic Con 2023

To round out the talent on display, the guest cosplayers are four of Florida’s best. These award winners are appearing both days and will be hosting panels, judging contests, and meeting fans at their booths. Guest cosplayers include Dark Lady Cosplay, Amazon Cosplayer, Star Cos22, and Avera Cosplay.


Contests, panels, and more!

St. Pete Comic Con 2023 has an incredible schedule (in our recent blog, we outline the entire schedule including the various types of contests and panels). The programming features two cosplay contests, a TikTok Film Festival, a lip sync competition, and many types of panels. Also, there is free video gaming in the balcony. “Attendees will not get bored, that’s for sure,” Caruthers said.




Tickets for St. Pete Comic Con start at $25

St. Pete Comic Con 2023 tickets are affordable at $25 for single day and $40 for weekend pass (prices increase $5 at door). In addition, there are numerous hotels within a short walk to the venue. And parking is free at the venue, with an overflow lot that costs $5 for the day.


Background on St. Pete Comic Con

St. Pete Comic Con is an annual convention sponsored by Florida Comic Cons, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, Level 10 Certification, and I Love the Burg. St. Pete Comic Con is run by the same organizer of three other conventions in St. Petersburg, all held at the historic Coliseum and surrounding area – Sunshine City Scare on May 13-14, 2023; Anime St. Pete on September 30-October 1, 2023, and Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay on December 2-3, 2023.

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