WasabiCon is an anime, cosplay and gaming convention in Jacksonville, Florida. And the event is at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center on October 16-17. Furthermore, Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition, tickets are Saturday $35, Sunday $30, and a weekend pass is $50. (venue address, maps and directions are at the bottom of this event listing).
The annual event began in 2012. In its eight years, WasabiCon has grown from a one-day event with 700 attendees at a hotel-based convention to a two-day event with more than 4,000 at a convention center. This event is headed for long-standing stardom.
In addition, the event attracts fans throughout northeast Florida for a weekend of artists, vendors, celebrities, tabletop gaming, video games, and other similar geek culture entertainment. Learn more about its history.
WasabiCon is emphasizing cosplay by featuring nearly 10 guest cosplayers that includes AKrCos, BlackFlame16, and gravitygremlin. In addition, @SewGeekMama is a cosplay guest, which makes WasabiCon 2021 the place to be. We featured her in Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine’s Spring 2021 issue (and cover) titled “12 intrepid Florida cosplayers to inspire you.” Check her out below, and see her booth at the con to learn more about her book “I’m going to my first comic convention,” which is a must-read for families embarking on their first comic con.
The Con Calendar is 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 lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor and learning more about characters.
The Con Map illustrates where comic cons are happening throughout the state. The interactive map allows you to see how close you are to annual comic conventions.
Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine 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.
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.
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.