October 17, 2019
WasabiCon, Jacksonville’s longest running cosplay, anime, gaming, and pop culture event, will be held once again at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center located at 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. The two-day celebration of all things “geek” is scheduled for October 19-20, 2019 starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday with registration and badge pickup opening at 9:00 AM both days. Tickets are available for purchase at the event.
In addition to vendors and artists, WasabiCon will offer an exciting variety of panels, performances, contests, and other programming for attendees. In addition to local fan groups representing everything from Ghostbusters, to Star Trek, and Halo, WasabiCon will have an assortment of popular cosplay creators and models, including AKrCos and Inspector Lemon Cosplay.
For the first time, WasabiCon will also have three media guests. David Matranga, who voices Todoroki from the hit anime My Hero Academia, Bryce Papenbrook who is known for voicing a wide array of characters such as Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan, and Amanda Miller who is best known as the voice actress behind Boruto in Boruto, and Sailor Jupiter in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon.
Gaming has expanded for this year’s event. Leaderboard and little eLeague will be hosting two different game rooms with console and PC gaming, tournaments, and more. The tabletop room will feature over 2,000 sq ft of space overlooking the St. John’s river with hours of games running throughout the weekend hosted by companies and local businesses such as Action Toys Jax, Borderlands Comics & Games, Emerald Dragon Games, Fantasy Flight Games, and Shattered Tabletop Games.
A complete schedule of programming for WasabiCon 2019 is online at WasabiCon.com/schedule
Tickets are $30 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, or $40 for the weekend. (All prices include sales tax.) Children under 3 years old get in for free. Parking is $5 at the venue. Overflow parking is available nearby. (Check with the hotel staff upon arrival.)