The much-anticipated Comic Con season is getting closer by the day, with hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country eagerly waiting in anticipation to celebrate their favorite comics, pop culture icons, and superheroes.
Comic Con is one of the biggest conventions in the world, in fact, with more than 130,000 people attending in 2022, the San Diego Comic Con is the largest convention of its kind.
While this only makes things more exciting, it can also make it more difficult for you to get hold of tickets. To help you navigate the sea of Comic Cons, plan the best experience, and grab one of those precious tickets, we’ve secured insider advice.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 US Comic Cons and exclusive tips that will help you score tickets!
Speaking To The Experts!
To help us understand how to find tickets for Comic Con before they sell out, we spoke to James Collins, CEO of CheapoTicketing. James suggests that the best way to score tickets to a Comic Con event is to stay persistent and be proactive.
He told us that “Fans should sign up for newsletters, follow social media accounts, and set reminders for ticket sale dates. It’s essential to act quickly and be prepared, as popular comic cons often sell out in a flash.”
The Top 10 US Comic Cons
Now we’ve heard from the experts about scoring tickets for Comic Con, let’s take a look at the top 10 US Comic Cons.
If you’re going to try and get tickets to one US Comic Con this year, make sure it’s one of these ones!
San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, CA)
The crème de la crème of all Comic Cons, SDCC is the largest convention in the world.
Taking place from July 20-23, grab your tickets for this convention by registering for a Comic Con Member ID. Be on the lookout for sales announcements on the SDCC social media channels too.
New York Comic Con (New York City, NY)
New York’s Comic Con is the East Coast’s version of SDCC. Offering a star-studded lineup, this event is expected to draw large crowds. In the past, this Comic Con has had guests like Jack Black and James McAvoy so we can expect big things.
Scheduled for October 5-8, you can purchase tickets through the NYCC website during presale and general sale periods.
Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA)
The Emerald City Comic Con is best known for its vibrant cosplay scene. Scheduled to place in March, fans can expect an exhilarating experience and a star-studded lineup which includes David Tennant.
Snag tickets early by signing up for their newsletter.
C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (Chicago, IL)
A fan favorite in the Midwest, C2E2 is held in April (21-23). For the best chance of getting tickets, keep a close eye on social media and the Chicago Comic Con website. This is where you’ll find the latest ticket information.
Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA)
If you want your Labor Day to be jam-packed with gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi, don’t miss out on Dragon Con in September. With guests like Omid Abtahi lined up, you certainly don’t want to miss ticket sales for this multi-genre convention.
WonderCon (Anaheim, CA)
WonderCon is the sister event of SDCC. A wonderful family-friendly convention held in March and April, tickets for this event can be bought on their website during specific sales periods.
Make sure you set your reminders.
Silicon Valley Comic Con (San Jose, CA)
Silicon Valley Comic Con also known as SiliCon pops up every year in San Jose, California. This tech-meets-pop culture event aims to bring comics, movies, genre TV, and technology together in one convention.
Visit their website to get your tickets.
Baltimore Comic Con (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore’s Comic Con puts a heavy focus on comic book creators and publishers, making it the perfect convention for comic lovers and budding artists. Taking place on September 22-24, you can buy your tickets online or in select comic book stores.
HeroesCon (Charlotte, NC)
If you’d prefer a family-oriented Comic Con, head for HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC. Scheduled for June 16-18, this convention is where children and adults alike can meet their heroes. Tickets are available online and at the door.
MegaCon (Orlando, FL)
Finally, we have MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. Home to a huge range of fandoms, MegaCon consistently hosts some of the biggest stars in the world. In 2023, star guests include Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, and Chevy Chase.
Get your tickets online or in select comic book stores.
Comic Con is huge right the way across America so you need to be patient but fast if you want to get tickets. We’ve shown you what the experts have to say and shown you the best Comic Con events you can attend.