April 2023 issue of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine released

The April issue of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, was just released. This month features an amazing cosplayer known for larger-than-life cosplay builds as well as our MegaCon Orlando 2023 recap with photos and videos. And, we included a celebration of Chainsaw Man (you’re welcome). Read the April issue. May/June issue coming soon.


Featured Summer Convention: Metrocon

Metrocon is Florida’s largest anime convention that draws more than 10,000 fans over three days is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year’s event, which is July 14-16 at the Tampa Convention Center, offers more than 100,000 square feet of vendors and artists, and more than 450 hours of scheduled shows and panel content that includes video game arcade, tabletop gaming, and contests. Learn more in our Con Calendar listing of Metrocon. And check out our coverage of last year’s event titled “Metrocon 2022 was astounding.”


Featured Fall Convention: Anime St. Pete

Anime St. Pete is a celebration of anime and manga as well as the cosplay it inspires. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, drawing more than 4,000 attendees. And this year’s event — which September 30 – October 1 at the historic Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg — could be larger with a line-up of 5 big-name anime voice actors and new activities. (announcements coming soon- follow Anime St. Pete on Instagram and Facebook). Early bird tickets on sale now starting at $20 for single day and $30 weekend pass.

For more info on last year’s event, here’s our blog post last year titled “15 magnificent reasons to attend Anime St. Pete.” And below are a few photos from Anime St. Pete 2022 that show the level of cosplay the event attracts. Also, if you want more photos, here are links to photos by Kalonji McClellan and photos by Nocedo Photo.




Featured Winter Convention: Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay

Our featured winter convention is the 2nd annual Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay, which is in St. Petersburg this year at the Coliseum that has proven to be a successful venue for events like St. Pete Comic Con and Anime St. Pete.

Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay 2023 is December 2-3 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. And the event will feature anime voice actors, comic artists, and several of the nation’s top cosplayers as well as holiday activities and photo spaces (announcements coming soon- follow Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay on Instagram and Facebook). Early bird tickets on sale now starting at $20 for single day and $30 weekend pass.

And with “cosplay” in its name, the event last year attracted local, statewide and national cosplay talent. Below are a few photos of last year’s event, and here is a link to more! And for more info on Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay 2022, here is our blog post last year titled “16 winter wonderful reasons to attend Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay 2022.




Need help finding cons in Florida?

Florida Comic Cons has the Con Calendar, a curated calendar of comic, anime, horror, and other pop-culture conventions to keep you, the fandom, informed and apprised (you’re welcome). Quit wasting time with internet searches that take too long and still leave you asking questions.  The Con Calendar’s event listings include all the con info like ticket prices and links, vendor registration, and lots more! And yes, it’s all free (cuz we luv u).


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