Are you into cosplay or hard-to-find comic books or graphic novels? VA Comicon is back with over 90 vendors, panels, and a cash-prize costume contest!

Come wander aisle after aisle of everything related to your favorite comics. Almost 100 vendors will be there to tempt you with their wares, like custom toys, comic books, and steampunk jewelry. One of the best things about this event is that it's free for kids under 12 and George Mason University students with a student ID.

Event Details

WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Johnson Center at George Mason University | 4400 University Drive in Fairfax, VA
TICKETS: $10 for 11 a.m. Advance Tickets | FREE for Children under 12 (still register for free tickets) | FREE for GMU students with a student ID after 1 p.m. | Purchase tickets online here.
PARKING: Free in Parking Lot A

Event Schedule

11 a.m.: Show opens to advance ticketholders
12 p.m.: Panel #1: Cosplay, Show opens to general public with door tickets
1 p.m.: Panel #2: Comics; Show opens to GMU students (must show student ID)
1–3 p.m.: Costume contest pre-judging
2 p.m.: Panel #3: Anime Club, part 1
3 p.m.: Panel #4: Anime Club, part 2
4 p.m.: Cash costume contest
4:30 p.m.: Show closes

Know before you go

  • Get lunch on campus from one of the many food vendors in the Johnson Center.
  • Only credit card payments are accepted when buying tickets at the door.
  • In addition to the free event parking in Lot A, there is a pay garage for GMU visitors near the Johnson Center as well. 

Don't forget to keep an eye on the event Facebook page for updates or FAQs. 

**All photos in this article are courtesy of VA Comicon.

Are you heading to VA Comicon this year? Will you be dressing up? Tell us about your costume or what you're really looking forward to in the comments below!

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