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Flex your own creative muscles with free and family-friendly arts and craffts!

Your Comic Con ticket gets you one FREE autograph from every creator!

Local eats from food trucks to fine dining!

Photo ops, parade, prizes, and more!

Organized game play from UNO to RPGs!

Learn from top creators in the field!

From art to oddities - explore our vendor line-up!



Support our non-profit partners with fun family activities on the green!

Master 2023 Schedule

Location Codes:

ART - Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

AT - Arcadia Theater, 50 Main St.

DC - Deane Center, 104 Main St. - Comic Con Wristband required

DCL - Deane Center Lawn

FPC - First Presbyterian Church - 130 Main St

GRN - The Green

LIB - Green Free Library, 134 Main St.

POP - Pop’s Culture Shoppe, 25 Main St.

SP - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Charles St. - Comic Con Wristband required

WH - Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. - Comic Con Wristband required

Ongoing Activities

Alister’s Arcane Academy - SP

A "choose your own adventure" drop-in-drop-out" RPG campaign for all ages run by Rebecca Minihan

Barnabus’s Battle Emporium - SP

Arena-style D&D matches with Dana Witham - Hourly Sat. 11, 12, 2, 4; Sun. 1, 2, 4.


Artist Signatures All Venues

Build Your Own Mini Fishing Pole with This is My Quest, Inc GRN

Build your own mini survival fishing pole with the History Channel's survivalist Rose Anna Moore from Season  8 of "Alone"!

Cosplay repair station and Make a Mask! - FPC

Fabric, patterns and decorations to make your own super-hero mask, along with craft supplies and helping hands for cosplay quick fixes.

Crafting Table - LIB - 10am - 2pm

Foamsmithing - (Saturday Only) ART

Foamsmithing example projects and supplies courtesy of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Makerspace


Facepainting - (Sunday Only) GRN

Provided by students of Wellsboro High School


Fantasy Hat Photo Opp with Christine A Moore Millinery - SP

Try on a fantasy-themed hat from acclaimed milliner Christine A Moore

Grow Your Own Groot with West End Artisan Shop - GRN

Create a planter for your own Groot!


Ludosport Lightsaber Demonstrations


Make Your Own Picture Frame with Develop Tioga - GRN

Design your own Picture Frame for your Favorite Comic Con Picture or art! 


Photo Booth - SP

Free prints to commemorate the con!


Play-to-Win - SP

Play select board game demos free and enter your name to win the game!


* Project VR Escape Room DC 3rd floor (This attraction is walk-up only, and is not handicap accessible)

On-Site Virtual Reality Escape Room for individuals and small groups!


Shopping, Food, and Special Discounts around Town


Sidewalk Chalk - DCL

Vendor Scavenger Hunt with Home by Midnight Games - All Venues

Prizes awarded following each day’s cosplay contest


Worm Races, Storytime, Kids Crafts AND Crankie Box Show with Kevin McCloskey! - Hourly on GRN


Yahtzee Challenge - SP

Play one solo round of Yahtzee and the high AND LOW score each day will win a free set of dice to be picked up  at Pop’s. All participants will receive a Pop’s dice discount coupon.


8:30am - 6pm Free Parking and Shuttle from High School, 225 Nichols St. to DC - runs every 15 minutes.

8:30am - 2:30pm Cosplay Registration and Ticket Sales Registration Tent - GRN

9:30am - 10:00am Opening conversation with Frank Sasso and former Marvel Art Director Darren Auck - Where Are we Going? - DCL

10:00am Doors Open - All Comic Con Venues

10:15am - 11:00am Kickstarting and Self-Publishing Q&A with Jason Lenox, Joe St Pierre DC 2nd Floor Room A


11:00am - 11:45am Kids Comedy Show with Grammy-Nominated Comedian Billy Kelly - DCL


11:15am - 12:00pm Game Design: Adapting a World Q&A with Dan Hundycz and Patrick Thomas - DC 2nd Floor Room B


11:30am - 12:15pm Inventing, Props, and Costumes Q&A with Thomas Ask, Mary Herndon and Katheryn Juarez- ART


12:00pm - 12:45pm Spidey and Me Presentation by Bruce Wechtenhiser - DC 2nd Floor Room A

12:00pm - 12:15pm Mindfulness Workshop with "Human Heroes" founder and "American Ninja Warrior" Contestant Parker Hurley - GRN - located at the "Human Heroes" booth

In this 15-minute workshop, we’ll go through a quick mindfulness exercise to bring you back to center. This simple exercise can be used anywhere at any time whenever you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed. By paying attention to our five senses, one at a time, we’ll come back to a grounded place in our body and mind. Practice regularly and you can even tap into your own ‘Spider-sense!’ 


* 12pm - 5pm Magic the Gathering LotR DRAFT tournament, with prizes and exclusive promo cards for players.  Preregistration available using the Wizards Companion app with code: WRWJM25, or register at the event if space is still available. $25 - Limited to 16 players. SP


1:00pm - 1:45pm Talking Cartoons Conversation with Larry Doyle and Emily Flake DC 2nd Floor Room B


2:00pm - 2:45pm Storyboarding - Visualizing Ideas and Concepts Q&A with Mary Herndon and Katheryn Juarez - DC 2nd Floor Room A


2:00pm - 2:45pm Are you Ready to Publish? Presentation by John Shableski LIB


2:00pm - 2:45pm Costume Stroll and Photo Ops Meet on DCL for photo ops around town in Cosplay


2:45pm Cosplay Contestants report to DCL

3:00pm - 4:00pm Cosplay Contest and Scavenger Hunt Prizes DCL

4:00pm - 4:45pm So You Want to Act? Q&A with Charlie Schlatter and Brandon T Snider DC 2nd Floor Room A


*6:45pm Creating Cartoons Screening and Talk-Back with Former Simpsons Producer Larry Doyle AT




11am - 6pm Free Parking and Shuttle from High School, 225 Nichols St.


11am - 2:30pm Cosplay Registration and Ticket Sales Registration Tent, The Green


11:45am Sunday Kickoff with Charlie Schlatter - DL

12:00pm - 12:15pm Animal Flow Workshop with Human Heroes founder and American Ninja Warrior Contestant Parker Hurley - GRN - located at Human Heroes Booth

In this 15-minute workshop, we’ll move like some of your favorite animals - gorilla, monkey, panther, and alligator to name a few! Movements are a combination of stretching and body-weight exercises. No experience is required - just an understanding of your own physical body and a desire to have fun!


12:15pm - 1:00pm Costumes to Couture: Form, Foam, and Function Q&A with Christine A Moore, Amazon Phenomenon, Mary Herndon, and Katheryn Juarez DC Floor 2 Room A


1:00pm - 1:45pm Covers vs Stories: Artists’ Approaches Q&A with Khoi Pham, and Darren Auck DC 2nd Floor Room B

1:00pm - 2:00pm Sidewalk Chalk Demo with Kathleen Duffy - DCL


2:00pm - 2:45pm Editing: Publisher & Creator Viewpoints Q&A with “A Kid and A Comic,” Christopher Ring, and Alex Segura - LIB


2:00pm - 2:45pm Costume Stroll and Photo Ops Meet on DCL


2:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibit Reception Josh Crane, “Post Its” (pen and ink), and Lillian Mickey Hard “Retrospective” (paintings) ART


2:00pm - 2:45pm Breathing Life Into Fictional Characters Conversation with Frank Sasso and Charlie Schlatter DC 2nd Floor Room A

2:45pm Cosplay Contestants to DCL

3:00pm - 4:00pm Cosplay Contest and Scavenger Hunt Prizes DCL

4:00pm - 4:45pm EVEN MORE Spidey and Me Presentation by Bruce Wechtenhiser - DC 2nd Floor Room A

Other Special Events from 2023

Friday Night Comedy Night at The Gaslight with stand-up and cartoons from four of our Comic Con guests!  No Cover Charge!  Must be 21+.

Saturday, August 12, 6:45 pm  "Creating Cartoons" Screening and Talkback with Former Simpsons Producer and Writer Larry Doyle at the Arcadia Theatre!

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