The primary convention venue, the Pensacola Bay Center, is where ticketing, celebrity autographs and photo ops, and the vendor floor will be located.
Other official venues include the Pensacola Grand Hotel (across the street from the Bay Center), the Saenger Theatre, the Rex Theatre, and the Pensacola Little Theatre, among others. New to this year is Voices of Pensacola, UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, and Museum Plaza Stage.
Most official events and activities will take place from 1-8pm (on Friday) and 10am-6pm (on Saturday and Sunday). See the Venues page for specific venue hours and other details, and make sure you have the official Pensacon app on your smartphone during the convention.
Ticketing & Pass Pick-Up
For those who have already purchased tickets for the original February dates, your tickets are already rolled over to the new dates, and you need do nothing further. For those who are unable to attend in May, your unused tickets will be rolled over to Pensacon 2022, which is expected to return to the convention’s usual February time frame.
Those who still need tickets can get them at pensacon.com. Weekend passes, which include admission for all three days of the the convention, are $80. Single-day tickets are available at a cost of $35 for Friday, May 21; $45 for Saturday, May 22; and $40 for Sunday, May 23. VIP Experience weekend passes are $155, and include early admission to the Pensacola Bay Center, preferred seating at panel venues, front-of-line privileges for celebrity autographs and photo ops, and exclusive T-shirt, space-available parking and other perks. Additional taxes and fees apply to all tickets.
What to Bring
You will need your Showclix confirmation or your ID only if you are picking up at Will Call
Lots of cash! Not all vendors and celebrity guests accept credit cards, so plan to bring plenty of cash. Also, the parking lots outside the Bay Center that charge to park accept cash only. The ATMs inside the Bay Center are also susceptible to running out of cash throughout the weekend.
No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the Bay Center. Food vendors will be located at the Pensacola Bay Center’s front entrance, and plenty of area restaurants will have special fandom-themed menus and drink specials throughout the weekend.
For a complete list of guests scheduled to appear, visit pensacon.com. Additional guests will continue to be announced in the lead-up to the convention, so please follow Pensacon on Facebook for all of the latest announcements.
Unless noted, celebrity guests will be at their tables, available to meet fans, take photographs, autographs, etc. all three days. Autograph and photograph prices vary by celebrity. (We will make special announcements for those guests who will not be with us all three days, and any changes or cancellations will be posted on the Cancellations page.)
The celebrity guests will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Bay Center. The 2nd floor is accessible by the interior and exterior stairways.
The panel schedule and the photo op schedule will be available on both the app and on the website. Photo ops will be available for pre-purchase from Epic Photo Ops. See the Photo Ops page for details.
Parking & Trolley
The front parking lot at the Bay Center is reserved for our VIP attendees, and the back parking lot is reserved for vendors, volunteers, and media.
The surrounding parking lots and the lots throughout the city will be charging $10 to park. Re-entry is not included.
Trolley service throughout Downtown Pensacola is free for all badge holders. Trolley stops will be announced closer to the dates of the convention.
See the Transportation page for more information.
Pensacon is an all-inclusive pop culture convention for the fan community, spanning the genres of comics, anime, science fiction, horror, gaming, and fantasy. The eighth annual convention is scheduled for May 21-23, 2021 in downtown Pensacola, with venues to include the Pensacola Bay Center, Rex Theatre, Pensacola Little Theatre and several facilities of the University of West Florida Historic Trust. Tens of thousands of attendees are expected to meet dozens of celebrity guests, browse and purchase pop culture collectibles on the vendor floor, sit in on interactive panels with celebrities, attend informational workshops, participate in contests, and socialize with fellow fans. Tickets and more information are available at pensacon.com.
To create the best multi-genre convention that is unique to the Pensacola community and that is a safe and welcoming environment for all types of fans.
Pensacon strives to be all inclusive by seeking out popular artists, actors, writers, and creators that all contribute to their respective fandom and allow fans to interact with them as well as to create events that cater to all types of fans. Pensacon creates a safe environment for all types of fandom to express themselves, free from bullying or harassment. Pensacon provides a place for fans to form a community in which they have the best experience possible. Pensacon endeavors to be a unique event in Pensacola by reaching out to the local community to create an environment that we would never be able to achieve by ourselves.
Statement of Values
Pensacon was created with the idea of making a convention where people of all types of fandoms can enjoy interacting with popular representatives of those fandoms and with each other. As such, we are guided by a set of principles in every decision we make.
- Pensacon will create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for all types of fandoms.
- Pensacon has a strict non-discrimination policy regarding gender, sexual identity, age, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, physical appearance, veteran status, or interest in any specific fandom.
- Pensacon will act with integrity and honor in all manners of business with guests, vendors, sponsors, attendees, venues, partners, and community at large.
- Pensacon will promote a sense of community in Pensacola and foster open and honest communication between all guests, citizens, and businesses.
- Pensacon will always abide by all federal, state, and local laws.
Pensacon expects anyone representing Pensacon, be they staff, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, or venues to abide by these values.
See our Policies page for our Safe Environment Policy and more information.