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SHAZAM! Tampa Convention Center Prepares to Welcome 60,000 Attendees for Tampa Bay Comic Con including big celebrities and NASA exhibit

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Tampa Bay Comic Con is returning to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend in true superhero fashion! An estimated 60,000 attendees will visit the Tampa Convention Center over the weekend to share their love of all things comic and pop culture. The event—which will feature celebrity meet & greets, cosplay contests, comic book vendors, and more—takes place August 2nd through 4th and will bring together fans and creators of all ages.

Some of the most notable celebrity guests include, Ronald Perlman (who played Hellboy in both Hellboy and Hellboy 11: The Golden Army), Michael Rooker (actor of Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Bonnie Wright (a.k.a. Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter series), and more.

This year’s programming includes action-packed events like:

  • Foam Fighting Sword Fighting Arena: Challenge friends or foes to test your sword fighting skills & earn all the glory in the arena.
  • Paranormal Q&A: It’s sure to be a spirit-ed night as you learn all aspects of the paranormal world.
  • Geekapella Live: Enjoy a live performance from Geekapella with songs from anime, cartoons, video games & pop-culture.
  • Penguin Knife Fight Improv Comedy: This touring improv comedy troupe will have you laughing your socks off.
  • NASA Experience: Blast off to space with this exhibit by NASA.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at and kids 12 and under get in FREE.


Where to Park Your Batmobile

Promising an action-packed weekend full of fun, Tampa Bay Comic Convention will attract an estimated 60,000 visitors from across the state to our facility. As a result, The City of Tampa has published a traffic advisory warning guests that there will be increased traffic congestion and limited parking close to the Tampa Convention Center due to the event.

Our Convention Center parking garage and the Pam Iorio parking are both expected to fill quickly, so guests are encouraged to park their batmobiles at the Ft Brooke Garage, just a few blocks from our facility.

The FREE Tampa Streetcar also has a stop right outside the Ft Brooke Garage that can take you directly to the Tampa Convention Center (via Dick Greco Plaza).

Convention-goers can also utilize many other transportation options like Pirate Water Taxi, Coast Bikes, e-scooters and more.

For more parking suggestions and directions, visitors can read our parking guide here.


Schedule, Tickets, Info and More

For more information about Tampa Bay Comic Convention, including a schedule of events, tickets, and other information, visit