The ever-expanding world of comics - from the Sunday funnies and comic books to graphic novels, manga, and animation to video games - will be celebrated during Wildcat Comic Con, set for September 27 on Pennsylvania College of Technology's main campus in Williamsport.
The convention's name is based on the Penn College mascot, the Wildcat, so named in 1966 after a college-wide contest sponsored by the Student Government Association of the former Williamsport Area Community College.
How do I get there?
Get directions and maps to the Penn College campus.
Who will be there?
Fans, cosplayers, comic authors and artists, video game professionals, independent game designers, filmmakers, animation actors, and students will be on campus.
What will be going on at the Wildcat Comic Con?
Centered around the college's Field House, the Wildcat Comic Con will feature programming highlighting professional artists, video game industry professionals, filmmakers, voice actors, as well as other experts in this creative and exciting world of comics and graphic-novel publishing, animation and gaming development.
There also will be opportunities for educators and librarians to learn more about the use of graphic novels and comics in information literacy initiatives, as well as fan-friendly activities such as game industry workshops, film creation panels, comic drawing presentations, and "cosplay" (costumed role play) events.
Career Development: For the student who is considering a career in any of video game, costume design and comic creation, there will be speakers presenting workshops on publishing, developing video games, and creating and designing your own costumes.
Children’s activities: For families with young children, there will be face painting and caricature artists in the field house, comic-related craft workshops, and even a children’s cosplay contest.
After con: Free events will follow the official end of comic con at 5:00 p.m. Join other attendees for team quiz competitions, table-top role playing games and more fun activities.
Cosplay: There will be costumes EVERYWHERE! All fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite comic or film characters and compete in the Cosplay Competition.
When can I buy a ticket?
Save money and pre-register! Pre-registration opens May 1 and ends August 31st. On-site tickets will be available the day of the event.