2019 Comic Con Schedule Preview

With 2019 fast approaching, now is the time to take an advanced look at the 2019 comic con schedule and plan some dates to take advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket deals. Here are some preliminary notes on date changes, conflicts, dates yet to be announced, and cons that likely won’t be coming back.

Conficts & Changes

  • Garden State Comic Fest is earlier in 2019, which puts them on the same weekend as Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, which moves up from their last year’s September date to the June 29 – June 30 weekend. This could hurt both cons, which tend to draw the same North Jersey crowd. No dates have been announced yet for GSCF – Atlantic City or Six Flags editions.
  • Wizard World Comic Con – Philadelphia moves back to June 13 – June 16 after moving up to May in 2018.
  • Reep Pop’s Keystone Comic Con returns for year 2 moving 3 weeks earlier from the 2nd week of September to August 23 – August 25, giving them more room between Keystone and New York Comic Con, which has usurped San Diego Comic Con in recent years as the country’s largest comic con.
  • Gotta Have It! Collector Show returns after a 2018 hiatus with a new date and location on January 27 in Essington, PA.
  • Camden Comic Con moves back to April 27, leaving the weekend open for New Jersey Collector’s Con April 6-7.
  • PA Pop Con returns on March 30 after a 2018 hiatus with a new location in Morgantown PA, sharing the same date as Galactic Con in Middletown, DE.
  • The Great Philadelphia Comic Con and East Coast Comicon will not be going head to head again this year with GPCC moving up to April 12 – April 14 and ECCC leaving April altogether for May 17-19.

TBD

  • No dates have been announced for New Jersey Comic Expo or Harrisburg Comic Con after their 2018 shows were both cancelled.
  • No dates have been announced for Retro Con, which usually takes place in September or October, or for Thy Geekdom Con, which moved to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this year, the same venue as Retro Con in early November.
  • No dates have been announced for the International G.I. Joe Con, but it was widely believed the 2018 con would be the last for that event as Hasbro tries to push Hascon from September 06 – September 08.

Cancelled Cons

  • No dates have been announced for Atlantic City Boardwalk Con and with no word on the con since 2016, it appears the con may not be returning.
  • Nostalgia Fest Philly and Garden State Mega Fest also do not appear to be returning.
ConventionDateCityStateVenueWebsite
First State Comic Con01/13/19MarshalltonDEMill Creek Fire Hall 
Gotta Have It! Collector Show01/27/19EssingtonPAClarion Hotel 
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show01/27/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge 
Icons of Wrestling & Comic Book Collector FestTBDPhiladelphiaPA2300 Arena 
Lehigh Valley Comic ConTBDSchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Zolocon Sci-Fi Fantasy Expo02/09/19 - 02/10/19WarminsterPAThe Fuge 
Katuscon02/15/19 - 02/17/19National HarborMDGaylord National Hotel & Convention Center 
Ice Wars Comic Con02/16/19 - 02/17/19Clarks SummitPAClarks Summit Elementary School
RAH-CON Cabin Fever Comic Book ShowTBDRahwayNJSt. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church  
Bordentown Comic Book ShowTBDBordentownNJHoliday Inn Express 
South Jersey Nerd Fest02/24/19LindenwoldNJLindenwold Lodge No 548
Monster Mania Con03/08/19 - 03/10/19Cherry HillNJCrown Plaza Hotel 
Central PA Comic Con & Pop Culture Convention03/09/19 - 03/10/19Harrisburg / HersheyPAHoliday Inn Harrisburg Hersehy 
Big Apple Con03/09/19 - 03/10/19New YorkNYPenn Plaza Pavilion 
Lehigh Valley Itz-A-Con03/23/19 - 03/24/19AllentownPASouth Mall 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show03/24/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge 
PAX East03/28/19 - 03/31/19BostonMABoston Convention and Exhibition Center 
New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival03/29/19 - 03/31/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel 
Galactic Con03/30/19MiddletownDEAppoquinimink High School 
PA Pop Con03/30/19MorgantownPAHoliday Inn
Philly Comics & Cosplay DayTBDPhiladelphiaPAUniversity of Penn (Houston Hall) 
Fingerlakes Comic ConTBDAuburnNYFingerlakes Mall Event Center 
New Jersey Collectors Con04/06/19 - 04/07/19Cherry HillNJHoliday Inn 
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con04/12/19 - 04/14/19OaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 
Kid Con04/13/19QuakertownPAQmart Farmer's Market 
South Jersey Geek Fest04/20/19Woodbury HeightsNJWoodbury Heights Community Center 
Garden State Comic Fest - AC EditionTBDAtlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel 
Camden Comic Con04/27/19CamdenNJRutgers University-Camden Athletics & Fitness Center 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
Toy ConTBDParsippanyNJP.A.L. Building 
Phillipsburg Comic-Con05/11/19PhillipsburgNJPhillipsburg High School 
Hudson Valley Comic Con05/11/19 - 05/12/19PoughkeepsieNYGold's Gym 
Chiller Theater Toy, Model & Film ExpoTBDParsippanyNJSharaton Parsippany 
East Coast Comicon05/17/19 - 05/19/19SecaucusNJMeadowlands Exposition Center 
Nickel City Con05/17/19 - 05/19/19BuffaloNYBuffalo Niagara Convention Center
Middletown Comic Book ShowTBDMiddletownNJMiddletown Arts Center 
South Jersey Comic-Con & Toy BonanzaTBDCherry HillNJHoliday Inn Cherry Hill 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
It's A Toy ShowTBDMays LandingNJFarpoint Toys & Collectibles 
Garden State Comic Fest: Great Adventure EditionTBDJacksonNJSix Flags: Great Adventure 
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show & Rockabilly FestTBDSmithvilleNJTowne of Historic Smithville (Outdoors) 
Harrisburg Comic-ConTBDHarrisburgPA 
AnimeNext06/07/19 - 06/09/19Atlantic CityNJAtlantic City Convention Center 
Cosplay For The CauseTBDOwingsburgPAOrwigsburg Veterans Community Memorial Hall 
Bordentown Comic Book Show C.H.U.D. ConTBDBordentownNJHoliday Inn Express
Water Gap Comic FestTBDMt. BethelPAUpper Mount Bethel Fire Depatment 
New Jersey Comic ExpoTBDEdisonNJNew Jersey Convention and Exposition Center 
All Star Comic Con06/08/19 - 06/09/19Tysons CornerVASheraton Tysons Hotel\
Wizard World Comic Con06/13/19 - 06/16/19PhiladelphiaPAPennsylvania Convention Center 
Epic Comic Con06/21//19 - 06/23/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel
Eternal Con06/22/19 - 06/23/19UniondaleNYNassau Coliseum 
Undiscovered Realm Comic ConTBDWhite PlainsNYWestchester County Center 
G.I. Joe ConTBDChattanoogaTNChattanooga Marriott Downtown 
Lehigh Valley Comic ConTBDSchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
OC (Ocean City) ConTBDOcean CityNJOcean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace 
Garden State Comic Fest06/29/19 - 06/30/19MorristownNJMennen Arena 
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest06/29/19 - 06/30/19EdisonNJNew Jersey Convention & Expo Center 
Salt City Comic Con07/06/19 - 07/07/19SyracuseNYOncenter 
New Jersey Gamer Con07/26/19 - 07/28/19Cherry HillNJCrowne Plaza Philadelphia 
Haddon Heights Comic ConTBDHaddon HeightsNJHaddon Heights Public Library 
Summer Fever Toy ShowTBDNew HopePAEagle Fire Hall 
Long Island Toy ShowTBDHempsteadNYHofstra University North Campus Student Center  
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Liberty City Anime Con08/09/19 - 08/11/19New YorkNYMarriott Marquis Times Square 
Monster Mania Con08/16/19 - 08/18/19Cherry HillNJCrown Plaza Hotel 
Another Freakin ConTBDQueensNYQueens Theater 
Dover Comic ConTBDDoverDEDover Public Library 
Keystone Comic Con08/23/19 - 08/25/19PhiladelphiaPAPennsylvania Convention Center 
New Jersey Collectors ConTBDCherry HillNJHoliday Inn 
Lehigh Valley Comic ConTBDSchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Dragon Con08/29/18 - 09/02/18AtlantaGAHyatt Regency, Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Hasbro Hascon09/06/19 - 09/08/19ProvidenceRI
Colossalcon East09/13/19 - 09/15/19Pocono ManorPAKalahari Resort and Convention Center 
Retro Con09/14/19 - 09/15/18OaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 
Hersey Action Figure and Toy Show08/19/19HersheyPAHershey Lodge 
New Jersey CollectorfestTBDSecaucusNJHoliday Inn Harmon meadow Plaza 
The FALL Big Kid Toy ShowTBDCream RidgeNJNew Egypt Flea Market Village 
J1-ConTBDAtlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel 
Twin Tiers Comic ConTBDElmiraNYFirst Arena 
New Jersey Horror Con & Film FestivalTBDAtlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel 
Lehigh Valley Comic ConTBDSchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
New York Comic Con10/03/19 - 10/06/19New YorkNYJavits Center 
Baltimore Comic Con10/18/19 - 10/20/19BaltimoreMDBaltomire Convention Center 
Octoberfest Toy ShowTBDNew CastleDENur Shrine Temple 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
DerpyCon10/25/19 - 10/27/19MorristownNJHyatt Regency 
Cosplay Collectible ConTBDEast HanoverNJFairBridge Inn- 
South Jersey Geek FestTBDWoodbury HeightsNJWoodbury Heights Community Center 
Rhode Island Comic Con11/01/19 - 11/03/19ProvidenceRIRhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center 
Supernatural Convention11/01/19 - 11/03/19ArlingtonVACrystal Gateway Marriott 
Underground Comic-ConTBDWilmingtonDEThe Delaware Contemporary 
Middletown Comic Book ShowTBDMiddletownNJMiddletown Arts Center 
Horror-Fi Expo 2TBDNew YorkNY630 Second Banquet Hall 
Thy Geekdom ConTBDOaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Amazicon11/15/19 - 11/19/19EssingtonPAClarion Hotel 
Toy ConTBDParsippanyNJP.A.L. Building 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
The Great Allentown Comic ConTBDAllentownPAMerchants Square Mall 
Lehigh Valley Comic ConTBDSchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Winter ConTBDNew YorkNYResorts World Casino 
Holiday Fever Toy ShowTBDNew HopePAEagle Fire Hall 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Walker Stalker Con New JerseyTBDEdisonNJNew Jersey Convention and Exposition Center 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
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