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Pensacon Brings Together Fans of All Geek Persuasions

February 17-19, 2017

Sci-fi, superheroes, cult classics, horror and wrestlin' – if you're a fan, this is your jam.

Pensacon: Pensacola Comic Con is an all-inclusive event that encompasses many genres of the fan community. Expect Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Comics, Anime, Gaming and more. For three days each February, Wookiees, Daleks, Hogwarts students and Ghostbusters become a common site in our historic downtown, and even the airport gets in the act, upgrading from merely International to the Pensacola Intergalactic Airport.

Founded in January 2013, Pensacon has quickly grown to become one of the biggest “con” events on the Gulf Coast. The event includes dozens of celeb guests from movie and TV stars to artists, writers, special effects experts, cosplay celebs and more. The event has become known for its celebrity panels that reunite casts from classic favorites and give insight into current fan faves as well.

While Pensacon is headquartered at the Pensacola Bay Center and the Pensacola Grand Hotel, it reaches out throughout the city, holding panels and parties at venues throughout Pensacola’s downtown, including the Rex Theatre, the Saenger Theatre and several restaurants, clubs and concert venues. All venues are within walking distance, but free trolleys are available to transport attendees around town.

The stars and shopping are major draws, but Pensacon also gets the fans involved through cosplay contests and the PensaCAN competition where local organizations compete in sci-fi-themed canned food sculpture competitions to benefit Manna, a local food bank.

Pensacon Short Film Festival celebrates science fiction, horror, fantasy, comic books, and geek culture in general, drawing entries from all over the world.

Of course, Pensacola is a great place just to observe the creativity and commitment of those fans who are, with plenty of attractive spots for anyone to relax and play.

Tickets for Pensacon are available through their website, and children 10 and under are admitted free.

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