Alamo City Comic Con

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Alamo City Comic Con
StatusActive
VenueAlamodome
Location(s)San Antonio, Texas
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2013
Websitehttp://alamocitycomiccon.com/

Alamo City Comic Con (or ACCC) is a pop culture convention that is annually held in downtown San Antonio, Texas, taking up the majority of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. ACCC brings top tier celebrities from the world of pop culture movies, TV, comics, video games and cosplay and is currently the largest convention in San Antonio as well as one of the largest events of its kind in the state of Texas. It is also one of the fastest growing conventions in the United States, with approximately 73,000 attendees in 2014 and just over 78,000 in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

ACCC was started in 2013 by a passionate comic and pop-culture fan Alfredo "Apple" De La Fuente. In this first year, Alamo City Comic Con managed to attract just over 34,000 people. South Texas con-goers took notice of their first year with guests like The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Chad Coleman (Tyreese). Joining them were other high-profile guests Sean Astin, Danny Trejo, Adam West and Burt Ward, and comic creators Rob Liefield and Neal Adams to name a few. The convention nearly doubled its numbers in 2014, making it one of the largest comic book conventions in the country, with guest of honor Stan Lee, Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark Gregg, more Walking Dead cast members like Scott Wilson, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney among others.[2] Year three of ACCC once again brought Stan Lee along with a Sons of Anarchy reunion that included Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Boone Junior, Ryan Hurst, Emilio Rivera and Michael Ornstein. In addition, celebrities Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Ming Na Wen and director Robert Rodriguez joined the lineup.

Event history[edit]

Event Name & Date Venue & Location Attendance Convention Guests
October 25–27, 2013 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
15,000Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Adam West, Burt Ward, Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Danny Trejo [3]
September 26–28, 2014 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
35,000Stan Lee, Clark Gregg, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Danny Glover Naomi Grossman, Lori Petty, Julie Newmar, Andrew McCarthy, Martin Kove, William Zabka [4]
September 11–13, 2015 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
45,000Stan Lee, Ron Perlman, Robert Rodriguez, Jon Bernthal, Tommy Flanagan, Kim Coates, Ryan Hurst, Mark Boone Junior, Emilio Rivera, Judith Hoag, Ming Na Wen, Kristian Nairn, Manu Bennett [5]
October 28–30, 2016 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
55,000Jon Bernthal, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Charlie Cox, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Billy Dee Williams, Elden Henson, Peter Weller, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Sean Pertwee, Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Margot Kidder, Dean Cain, Elden Henson, Dennis Rodman, Greg Capullo, Ralph Macchio, Sting, Summer Glau [6]
May 26 - 28, 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center location = San Antonio, TexasRobert Englund, Chris Sarandon [7]
October 26-28, 2018 Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Moranis, Jeff Goldblum, John Barrowman, Sean Gunn, Charles Martinet, Michael Rooker, [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQs". Alamo City Comic Con. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  2. ^ Martinez, Kiko. "Alamo City Comic Con Grows Into National Contender In Just Three Years | Arts Etc. | San Antonio Current". Sacurrent.com. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  3. ^ "Alamo City Comic Con (October 2013)". Convention Scene. 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  4. ^ Naylor, Marshall (2014-08-28). "12 Must-See Celebrities Coming To Alamo City Comic Con | Blogs | San Antonio Current". Sacurrent.com. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  5. ^ "Five Things to do at Alamo City Comic Con - Online - September 2015". Sanantoniomag.com. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  6. ^ "Alamo City Comic Con grows the geek love beyond San Antonio". Mysanantonio.com. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  7. ^ "Alamo City Comic Con 2017 Information". Fancons. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  8. ^ "Alamo City Comic Con 2018 Information". Fancons. Retrieved 2018-07-11.

2017 list of celebs reported by local news station.

https://www.ksat.com/entertainment/see-list-of-celebs-scheduled-to-visit-alamo-city-comic-con

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