Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia
Heads up, lovers of superheroes, Stormtroopers and wizards.
Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia returns annually to the City of Brotherly Love for a pop-culture bonanza including a ton of special events, cool programming and visits from celebrities.
During this four-day event, thousands of fans of all ages descend upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center to celebrate the best in sci-fi, pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, original art and collectibles.
On the convention center floor, hundreds of exhibitors show and sell a wide array of action figures, T-shirts, themed accessories and so much more.
Beyond the browsing and buying, a fan-focused lineup of programming features celebrity Q&As, film screenings, comics- and graphic novel-themed sessions, costume contests and evening parties.
One of the biggest ticketed events to hit the Pennsylvania Convention Center each year, Wizard World Comic Con brings together thousands of fans to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
As anyone who’s been to a Comic-Con event before knows, the pop-culture convention is a mecca for cosplay and costumes. Attendees can expect sightings of every kind of character imaginable — from Disney princesses to original sci-fi creations.
Throughout the super-powered event, a number of special guests from pop-culture — actors, comic book artists, wrestling personalities — host special events for guests. In recent years, guests have included Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate: Atlantis), just to name a few.
In both panel rooms and the main show stage on the exhibitor’s floor, an all-day schedule of programming delivers engaging talks, tournaments, film screenings, premieres and so much more.
For a complete schedule of events, click below.
Stars of the Captain America franchise Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2016.
— Photo courtesy Wizard World
For those coming in from the suburbs, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is located mere blocks from the SEPTA Jefferson Station; take any regional rail line to the station and follow signs for the Convention Center.
Plenty of parking will be available in garages around the Convention Center, too.
General admission tickets for this huge event start at $35 and can go up to $95 depending on the day and package — autograph signings cost more as do special events.
VIP admission packages start at $225 and include exclusive check-ins, priority line access, VIP seating, swag bags and more.
All admission purchases include entry to Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con and gaming.
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through September 3, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.