Stockton Con – Calling All Characters

Superheroes, cartoon characters, zombies and all forms of popular personalities will gather at this year’s Stockton-con event at the Stockton Arena. Get up close and personal with a wide variety of popular culture characters and celebrities, from comic books and video games to science fiction and movies. The event, now celebrating its third annual affair, gives visitors a chance to experience the outstanding artists in San Joaquin County, and those on the big screen or in your favorite books.

20345797-london-uk--may-26-spiderman-and-doctor-octopus-cosplayers-posing-at-the-mcmexpo-at-the-excel-centre-Whether you are a fan of Anime, Manga, video games, television or toys, get ready for a creatively good time with artistic inspiration for all ages. Even dress-up as your favorite icon and compete in the costume contest to receive prizes. For the aspiring artists out there, this is a chance to display your talents. Make sure to check out or submit pieces in the event’s art contests. Activities will include exhibitions, games and tournaments such as; Yu Gi Oh Tournament, $2K Magic Tournament, and a video game competition among other entertainment. Also, don’t miss the Artists’ Alley, Charity Auctions, or the all-star guest line-up. Special guest-stars will include Danny Glover, Mark Dos Santos, JD Arnold, Denise Crosby, Mick Foley and Tony Fleecs amongst several other celebrity appearances. In addition to showcasing art and culture, Stockton-Con is also intended to raise awareness for local causes. The event, which attracts thousands of fans each year, benefits local charities such as the United Way and St. Mary’s Dining Room.

Stockton Arena
August 9-10, 10am – 4pm
248 W. Fremont St., Stockton