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Suncoast Fan Fest

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Suncoast Fan Fest is a comic convention at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto, Florida on September 24-26. And the hours are Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition, tickets are Friday $25, Saturday $30, Sunday $20, and a weekend pass is $55. (venue address, maps and directions are at the bottom of this event listing).

Florida Comic Cons gives you 6 remarkable reasons to attend:

Remarkable reason # 1: Supernatural actors

Sun Coast Fan Fest features four actors best known to the fandom from the popular TV series Supernatural.

Crystal Lowe is known for her role as Leticia Gore.

Crystal Lowe portrays Leticia Gore on Supernatural

Travis Wester is best known for his portrayal of Harry Spangler.

Harry Spangler from Supernatural

A.J. Buckley is known for the role of Ed Zeddmore.

Ed Zeddmore from Supernatural

In addition to portraying Demon Abaddon in Supernatural, Alaina Kalanj also has played the following characters on TV series:

  • Maureen Bowers in the TV series Painkiller Jane
  • Dinah Lance / Black Canary in the TV series Smallville
  • 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in the TV series Stargate Universe

Abaddon from Supernatural


Remarkable reason # 2: A Star Trek Voyager actor

Manu Intiraymi is best known to the fandom for his portrayal of Borg Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager.

Icheb close up


Remarkable reason # 3: A Stargate SG-1 actor

Corin Nemec is well known for his portrayal of Jonas Quinn.

Jonas Quinn from Stargate SG-1


Remarkable reason # 4: A Starship Troopers actor

Casper Van Dien plays Johnny Rico in the iconic movie.

Johnny Rico from Starship Troopers


Remarkable reason # 5: A voice actor from Demon Slayer

Mark Whitten is the voice of Kyojuro Rengoku.

Demon Slayer image


Remarkable reason # 6: Guest cosplayers

Suncoast Fan Fest showcases three talented cosplayers: Cecil Garner and Amazon Steph.

Cecil Garner as Cecil Grimes

Amazon Steph cosplays Red Sonja


Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine published by Florida Comic Cons

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many conventions in Florida in search of talented cosplayers. The magazine is published seasonally. In addition, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine publishes special editions, photo galleries and blogs of conventions we attend. The magazine is free.

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Seasonal issues

Seasonal issues focus on cosplayers and the characters they have chosen to portray. Cosplayer photos and interviews as well as character images and backgrounds are loaded in the seasonal magazines.

A beautiful blond woman cosplays Amora the Enchantress from Marvel Comics

A cosplayer portrays Harley-Quinn from Batman

A cosplayer portrays the character Sylvanas Windrunner from World of Warcraft game

A cosplayer portrays Mukuro Ikusaba from Danganronpa! game

A cosplayer portrays Mercy Sugar Plum Fairy from Overwatch game

Convention issues

Convention special edition magazines, photo galleries and blogs showcase cosplayer photos and provide news reports about conventions we attend. There is a focus on cosplay contests.

Megacon Orlando 2021 character bomb Vision

Cosplayers at Metrocon 2021 pose for a photo

Cosplayers portray Batgirl and Nightwing

SW-FloridaCon Spring 2021 photo gallery

A beautiful woman cosplays Mage Espeon from Pokemon on the cover of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine Special Edition: Collective Con 2021


Florida Cosplayer Search by Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine

To be considered for the magazine, please complete the submission form and include photos. In addition, if you’re considering submitting, we suggest reviewing recent issues above to see what we’re looking for.  FYI: We don’t use real names, just Instagram names.

Also, there are no prizes for appearing in our free magazine, just the attention and adoration from the nerds, weirdos and odd people who call themselves cosplayers.

cosplayer search graphic


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The Con Calendar curated by Florida Comic Cons

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine is published by Florida Comic Cons, which provides the Con Calendar — a curated calendar of upcoming conventions. Each convention listing includes in-depth info about the event like guests, artists and cosplay contests. In addition, there are helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor and learning more about characters.

The Con Calendar by Florida Comic Cons


The Con Map created by Florida Comic Cons

The Con Map illustrates where comic cons happen throughout the state. The interactive map allows you to see how close you are to annual comic conventions.

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