2019 NJ, PA, DE & NY Comic Con Schedule

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 VISIT WESBITE
Gotta Have It! Collector Show01/27/19EssingtonPAClarion Hotel VISIT WESBITE
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show01/27/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge 
Icons of Wrestling & Comic Book Collector FestTBDPhiladelphiaPA2300 Arena VISIT WEBSITE
Lehigh Valley Comic Con02/09/19SchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College VISIT WEBSITE
Zolocon Sci-Fi Fantasy Expo02/09/19 - 02/10/19WarminsterPAThe Fuge VISIT WEBSITE
Katuscon02/15/19 - 02/17/19National HarborMDGaylord National Hotel & Convention Center VSIT WESBITE
Ice Wars Comic Con02/16/19 - 02/17/19Clarks SummitPAClarks Summit Elementary SchoolVISIT WEBSITE
Bordentown Comic Book Show02/24/19BordentownNJHoliday Inn Express VISIT WEBSITE
South Jersey Nerd Fest02/24/19LindenwoldNJLindenwold Lodge No 548VISIT WEBSITE
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 VISIT WEBSITE
Big Apple Con03/09/19 - 03/10/19New YorkNYPenn Plaza Pavilion VISIT WEBSITE
Middletown Comic Book Show03/16/19MiddletownNJMiddletown Arts Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Manahawkin Comic Book Show03/17/19ManahawkinNJHoliday In VISIT WEBSITE
Lehigh Valley Itz-A-Con03/23/19 - 03/24/19AllentownPASouth Mall VISIT WEBSITE
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show03/24/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge VISIT WEBSITE
PAX East03/28/19 - 03/31/19BostonMABoston Convention and Exhibition Center VISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival03/29/19 - 03/31/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel VISIT WEBSITE
Galactic Con03/30/19MiddletownDEAppoquinimink High School VISIT WEBSITE
PA Pop Con03/30/19MorgantownPAHoliday InnVISIT WEBSITE
Jersey Shore Toy Show03/31/19ManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall VISIT WEBSITE
Fingerlakes Comic ConTBDAuburnNYFingerlakes Mall Event Center 
Operation: Yorktown 5 - G.I.Joe Photoshoot04/05/19Mount PleasantSCPatriots Point Naval & Maritime MuseumVISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Collector Fest04/06/19SeacaucusNJHoliday Inn Harmon Meadow PlazaVISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Collectors Con04/06/19 - 04/07/19Cherry HillNJHoliday Inn VISIT WEBSITE
OC (Ocean City) Con04/06/19 - 04/07/19Ocean CityNJOcean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace 
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con04/12/19 - 04/14/19OaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center VISIT WEBSITE
Steel City Comic Con04/12/19 - 04/14/19MonroevillePAMonroeville Convention CenterVISIT WEBSITE
Kid Con04/13/19QuakertownPAQmart Farmer's Market 
South Jersey Geek Fest04/20/19Woodbury HeightsNJWoodbury Heights Community Center VISIT WEBSITE
Chiller Theater Toy, Model & Film Expo04/26/29 - 04/28/29ParsippanyNJSharaton Parsippany VISIT WEBSITE
Camden Comic Con04/27/19CamdenNJRutgers University-Camden Athletics & Fitness Center VISIT WEBSITE
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
Undiscovered Realm Comic Con05/04/19 - 05/05/19White PlainsNYWestchester County Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Phillipsburg Comic-Con05/11/19PhillipsburgNJPhillipsburg High School VISIT WEBSITE
Hudson Valley Comic Con05/11/19 - 05/12/19PoughkeepsieNYGold's Gym  VISIT WEBSITE
East Coast Comicon05/17/19 - 05/19/19SecaucusNJMeadowlands Exposition Center   VISIT WEBSITE
Nickel City Con05/17/19 - 05/19/19BuffaloNYBuffalo Niagara Convention Center   VISIT WEBSITE
Thy Geekdom Con05/24/19 - 05/26/19OaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center VISIT WEBSITE
It's A Toy Show05/25/19Mays LandingNJFarpoint Toys & Collectibles VISIT WEBSITE
Garden State Comic Fest: Great Adventure Edition05/25/19 - 05/26/19JacksonNJSix Flags: Great Adventure    VISIT WEBSITE
South Jersey Comic-Con & Toy BonanzaTBDCherry HillNJHoliday Inn Cherry Hill 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show & Rockabilly FestTBDSmithvilleNJTowne of Historic Smithville (Outdoors) 
Harrisburg Comic-ConTBDHarrisburgPA 
Bordentown Comic Book Show C.H.U.D. Con06/02/19BordentownNJHoliday Inn ExpressVISIT WEBSITE
Philadelphia Comic-COn06/02/19PhiladelphiaPAClarion Hotel Conference CenterVISIT WEBSITE
AnimeNext06/07/19 - 06/09/19Atlantic CityNJAtlantic City Convention Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Cosplay For The CauseTBDOwingsburgPAOrwigsburg Veterans Community Memorial Hall 
All Star Comic Con06/08/19 - 06/09/19Tysons CornerVASheraton Tysons Hotel\
Gap Con06/09/19Mt. BethelPAMount Bethel Fire Company VISIT WEBSITE
Wizard World Comic Con06/13/19 - 06/16/19PhiladelphiaPAPennsylvania Convention Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Epic Comic Con06/21//19 - 06/23/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel VISIT WEBSITE
Lehigh Valley Comic Con06/22/19SchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College  VISIT WEBSITE
Eternal Con06/22/19 - 06/23/19UniondaleNYNassau Coliseum   VISIT WEBSITE
Toy Con06/22/19 - 06/23/19ParsippanyNJP.A.L. Building VISIT WEBSITE
Garden State Comic Fest06/29/19 - 06/30/19MorristownNJMennen Arena   VISIT WEBSITE
Fan Fest (Heroes & Villains Fan Fest)06/29/19 - 06/30/19EdisonNJNew Jersey Convention & Expo Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Walker Stalker Con New Jersey (merged with Fan Fest New Jersey)06/29/19 - 06/30/19EdisonNJNew Jersey Convention and Exposition Center  VISIT WEBSITE
Toms River
Toy & Collectible Show
06/30/19Toms RiverNJClarion HotelVISIT WEBSITE
Philly Comics & Cosplay Day07/06/19PhiladelphiaPAHouston Hall   VISIT WEBSITE
Salt City Comic Con07/06/19 - 07/07/19SyracuseNYOncenterVISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Gamer Con07/26/19 - 07/28/19Cherry HillNJCrowne Plaza Philadelphia VISIT WEBSITE
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show07/28/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge VISIT WEBSITE
Haddon Heights Comic ConTBDHaddon HeightsNJHaddon Heights Public Library  VISIT WEBSITE
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  VISIT WEBSITE
Steel City Comic Con08/09/19 - 08/11/19MonroevillePAMonroeville Convention CenterVISIT WEBSITE
RAH-CON08/10/19RahwayNJSt. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church  VISIT WEBSITE
Monster Mania Con08/16/19 - 08/18/19Cherry HillNJCrown Plaza Hotel  VISIT WEBSITE
Another Freakin ConTBDQueensNYQueens Theater 
Dover Comic Con08/17/19DoverDEDover Public Library  VISIT WEBSITE
Keystone Comic Con08/23/19 - 08/25/19PhiladelphiaPAPennsylvania Convention CenterVISIT WEBSITE
Hershey Action Figure and Toy Show08/24/19HersheyPAHershey Lodge VISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Collectors ConTBDCherry HillNJHoliday Inn  VISIT WEBSITE
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   VISIT WEBSITE
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Hasbro HasconPOSTPONEDProvidenceRI
Colossalcon East09/13/19 - 09/15/19Pocono ManorPAKalahari Resort and Convention Center    VISIT WEBSITE
Retro Con09/14/19 - 09/15/18OaksPAThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center    VISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey CollectorfestTBDSecaucusNJHoliday Inn Harmon meadow Plaza     VISIT WEBSITE
The FALL Big Kid Toy ShowTBDCream RidgeNJNew Egypt Flea Market Village 
Twin Tiers Comic ConTBDElmiraNYFirst Arena 
Harrisburg Comic & Pop Con09/21/19 - 09/22/19HarrisburgPAHarrisburg Mall VISIT WEBSITE
WeDiscoverGeeks' C3 Event: Crafters, Creators & Cosplayers09/29/19MacungiePAMacungie Memorial Park VISIT WEBSITE
New York Comic Con10/03/19 - 10/06/19New YorkNYJavits Center VISIT WEBSITE
New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival10/11/19 - 10/13/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel  VISIT WEBSITE
Lehigh Valley Comic Con10/12/19SchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Baltimore Comic Con10/18/19 - 10/20/19BaltimoreMDBaltomire Convention Center VISIT WEBSITE
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 VISIT WEBSITE
Supernatural Convention11/01/19 - 11/03/19ArlingtonVACrystal Gateway Marriott VISIT WEBSITE
J1-Con11/02/19 - 11/03/19Atlantic CityNJShowboat Hotel  VISIT WEBSITE
Underground Comic-ConTBDWilmingtonDEThe Delaware Contemporary 
Middletown Comic Book ShowTBDMiddletownNJMiddletown Arts Center 
Toy Con11/09/19 - 11/10/19ParsippanyNJP.A.L. Building VISIT WEBSITE
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show11/10/19Toms RiverNJToms River Elks Lodge VISIT WEBSITE
Horror-Fi Expo 2TBDNew YorkNY630 Second Banquet Hall 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
Amazicon11/15/19 - 11/19/19EssingtonPAClarion Hotel 
Jersey Shore Toy ShowTBDManasquanNJSouth Wall Fire Co Banquet Hall 
The Great Allentown Comic ConTBDAllentownPAMerchants Square Mall 
Lehigh Valley Comic Con12/07/19SchnecksvillePACommunity Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College  VISIT WEBSITE
Steel City Comic ConTBDMonroevillePAMonroeville Convention CenterVISIT WEBSITE
Winter ConTBDNew YorkNYResorts World Casino 
Holiday Fever Toy ShowTBDNew HopePAEagle Fire Hall 
Wayne NJ Toy & Collectibles ShowTBDWayneNJThe Wayne Firehouse 
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