FEB. 25-27 2022 JACKSONVILLE, FL

celebrity guests - panels - props & replicas
exhibitors hall & Artist alley
arcade & Table top gaming
cosplay  - live performances & more!

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BOLD CITY CON FAQ

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What is Bold City Con?

Our home town Jacksonville Florida turns 200 in 2022 and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate our bicentennial with the inaugural Bold City Con! Bold City Con is a new 3 Day Pop Culture event produced by locally based event production group Hall of Heroes to bring the biggest pop culture event for fans by fans to our Bold City! The event will be a broad reaching themed show that will include a spectrum of fandoms from Superhero, Sci-Fi, Anime, TV/Film, cosplay, comics, and gaming. There will be something for everyone at Bold City Con!

 

For its inaugural year Bold City Con has crafted a premium lineup, featuring award-winning actor Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, Hell Boy, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Shape of Water, and Hocus Pocus), Larry Bagby & Tobias Jelinek (for a Hocus Pocus reunion with Doug), Jason Marsden (Disney's Max Goof, Legend of Korra, Hocus Pocus), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers, Legend of Korra), Todd Haberkorn (Dragonball Z, Attack on Titan, Pokémon), Matt Lintz (Ms. Marvel, The Walking Dead), and many more local and regional guests!

 

Bold City Con also introduces the first 'Cosplayground' a mini cosplay con inside Bold City Con featuring a series of photo op backdrops, Cosplay Guests, Costume Groups, a Cosplay Salon by Jackalope Cosmetics, and a Cosplay Cool Down section, along with lots of props and photo ops. Our vendor hall and artist alley marketplaces will bring together a unique mix of collectible, rare, and original nerdy wares. Special guest and fan panels will be scheduled throughout the weekend including After Hours events at 1904 Music Hall on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Sunday February 26th at Bold City Con we will be celebrating National Pokémon Day with our special guest cosplayer Pikabellechu who holds the Guinness World Record for having the largest Pokémon collection, including the Pikachu themed VW Bug car.

 

Is this a first year con?

Though this is the first year for Bold City Con, it is being brought to Jacksonville, FL by Hall of Heroes an experienced local event production company who have been producing quality pop culture and nerdy events for the last six years with 12 events in just 2021 including Ancient City Con, Jekyll & Hyde Con, and Force Fest to name-drop a few. 

 

Why did the venue recently change?

We've had a lot of questions about this and not to go into too much detail, to create this show Hall of Heroes initially teamed up with another event production company to pool resources to make a bigger and better show. For unforeseeable reasons they were unable to fulfill their end of the agreement. Things happen, right? Well, this put us in the position to either have to cancel the show, or take it all on our own and find a way to make it happen. Having tickets sold, guests flights booked, and dozens of vendors excited about the show we only saw one real option. But the Fairgrounds was never our first choice of venue and around this same time Regency Mall, where we produced Mall of Heroes in 2019, called us and said the former JCPenny space was available. This new location offered more space, easier access, and free parking for everyone. Hall of Heroes has pioneered the use of unusual and unexpected places for pop culture events in Jacksonville from a chapel, to a train yard, to museums and malls. So when the opportunity to upgrade for a bigger better location we didn't think twice about returning to Regency Square Mall and be the first to put on a pop culture event in the sprawling former JCPenny department store for Bold City Con 2022! 

How much are celebrities charging for autographs and selfies?

Each celebrity sets their own prices and they can change those at any time so we cannot post any pricing in advance of the show.

 

 

Will there be a costume contest?

Yes! There will a cosplay/costume contest on Saturday. Sign up at Countess Alyx's booth in the COSPLAYGROUND at the show!

 

 

Will there be comic vendors?

Yes! There will be comic book vendors including our sponsor Mythical Mountain!

 

 

Is there a panel/event schedule?

We are working on the schedule and will post it next week. We had to make a lot of changes 

 

 

Where can I find the show schedule?

The Bold City Con schedule is currently being retooled after the venue move and will be posted at https://www.boldcitycon.com/showschedule when it is ready.

 

 

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes! Tickets will be available at the door throughout the weekend, however they will be more than buying in advance.

 

 

Are vendor or artist spaces still available?

Vendor and Artist spaces are sold out, but there is a waiting list that you can sign up for at https://www.boldcitycon.com/vendors

Why did the pro photo ops get canceled?

We were very excited to work with CELEB PHOTO OPS for this show but with the venue change came some unforeseeable technical complications. After some discussion we came to the conclution that we would not have the time to get their technical needs met at this show for photo ops and rather than risk giving anyone a poor fan experience, it was decided it would be best to cancel and look forward to working together on a future event. All pre-sales are being refunded and we apologize for any inconvenience. All celebrity guests should offer a selfie option at their star signing table.

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9501 Arlington Expy Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32225

 

BIG NEWS FOR BOLD CITY CON! Bold City Con is making a bold move to a new location with more space, easier access, and free parking! Hall of Heroes has pioneered the use of unusual and unexpected places for pop culture events in Jacksonville from a chapel, to a train yard, to museums and malls. So when the opportunity to upgrade for a bigger better location was available we couldn't say no to returning to Regency Square Mall and be the first to put on an event in the sprawling former JCPenny department store for Bold City Con 2022! All other info, guests, and attractions remain the same. Join us February 25-27 for this one-of-a-kind unique event!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Enter the show through the mall!

The entrance to Bold City Con will be inside the mall. Enter through any available mall entrance and come to the main doors of the former JCPenny department store.

Food and Public Restrooms Are Available In The Mall Food Court.

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HOTEL PARTNER

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Southbank Hotel

Jacksonville Riverwalk

1515 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, FL, 32207

$129 USD per night

Last Day to Book: February 11, 2022

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AFTER HOURS

We're planning some awesome After Hours fandom themed events in the heart of downtown just minutes from the venue.

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19 Ocean Street

Downtown, Jacksonville, FL