A pop culture gathering of epic proportions, Pensacon encompasses official events at locations throughout Downtown Pensacola. That footprint is augmented by the area's hospitality businesses, a number of which get into the Pensacon spirit with official, themed after-hours events, as well as decorations and themed food and drink specials throughout the weekend.
"Pensacon has brought visitors from more than half the continental U.S. and Hawaii, as well as the U.K., Australia and South America for their first experiences with the city," said Pensacon President and CEO Mike Ensley. "And that experience begins as soon as they step off the plane into the Intergalactic airport and as they visit the many themed restaurants and bars during Gallery Night and all weekend long."
Fans of science-fiction, comic books, horror, fantasy, gaming, art, music, film, cosplay and much more will find plenty they want to do this weekend. But Pensacon is not just for the hard-core nerds -- there's something for everyone at this all-inclusive, family-friendly convention.
Here are five things about Pensacon that I think everyone -- nerd or not -- will love, too.