St. Pete Comic Con 2023 Announces Incredible Schedule

The incredible schedule for St. Pete Comic Con 2023 has more than 50 hours of programming that includes voice actor Q&As, 5 contests, nearly 20 photoshoots, and lots of panels.  And Florida Comic Cons is here with the scoop on the con’s schedule.

St. Pete Comic Con is on January 7-8 at the historic Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Tickets are affordable at $25 for single day and $40 for weekend pass (prices increase $5 at the door).


Voice actor Q&As schedule

There are two voice actor Q&As are focused Genshin Impact and The Amazing World of Gumball. Each Q&A is 45 minutes.


Contests schedule

St. Pete Comic Con 2023 features five contests: Two Cosplay Contests, a Lip Sync Competition, a TikTok Film Festival, and a Fan Art Contest These contests have been extremely popular at other events like Anime St. Pete and Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay, which are all run by the same organizers. There is nearly $1,500 in cash prizes, and all winners get a seriously cool medal.

The Cosplay Contests include Craftsmanship on Saturday, and Runway on Sunday. Award-winning pro cosplayer Avera Cosplay is running both of the contests. Craftsmanship contest awards are $500 in cash prizes. (Craftsmanship, Saturday at 4 p.m. / Runway, Sunday at 4 p.m.)

Lip Sync Competition is an opportunity to strut your stuff to your favorite song with cash prizes of $200. (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

TikTok Film Festival celebrates the creativity of cosplayers through their own TikTok content. Go show them what you got! And if you win, there is $500 in cash prizes. (Saturday, 1 p.m.)

Fan Art Contest brings together a group of nerdy artists to create their best fan art. There is $200 in cash prizes. (Sunday, 1 p.m.)


Panels schedule

There are so many panels they had to separate them into five types: (1) In-character cosplay panels, (2) Instructional panels, (3) Game panels, (4) Discussion panels, and (5) Dance panels.

In-character cosplay panels

Instructional panels

Game panels

Discussion panels

Dance panel


Photo shoots schedule

There are nearly 20 photoshoots scheduled, which range from anime shows and video games to comics and sci-fi. If you’re cosplaying relevant characters, please join in! All photoshoots are on the main stage (and free).


  • Marvel photoshoot (Saturday, 11 a.m.)
  • Spy x Family photoshoot (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.)
  • Star Wars photoshoot (Saturday, noon)
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures photoshoot (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.)
  • Genshin Impact photoshoot (Saturday, 1 p.m.)
  • League of Legends photoshoot (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Disney photoshoot (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
  • Idols photoshoot (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Persona photoshoot (Saturday, 3 p.m.)


  • Dr. Who photoshoot Sunday, 11 a.m.)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen photoshoot (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.)
  • DC photoshoot (Sunday, noon)
  • Fire Emblem photoshoot (Sunday 12:30 p.m.)
  • My Hero Academia photoshoot (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
  • Demon Slayer photoshoot (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Nintendo photoshoot (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
  • Bleach photoshoot (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Cartoons photoshoot (Sunday, 3 p.m.)


St. Pete Comic Con tickets

Tickets are affordable at $25 for a single day and $40 for a weekend pass. Prices increase $5 at the door. Be a part of the second annual St. Pete Comic Con!

Need help finding conventions in Florida?

Florida Comic Cons publishes 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 lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor, and learning more about characters.

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