Convention Report

Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2023: A Spectacular Weekend of Pop Culture Extravaganza!

Photos By: Leo Nocedo , Aryona Espino

The Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2023 concluded this past weekend with resounding success, leaving a trail of delighted fans and unforgettable memories in its wake. From July 28 to July 30, the Tampa Bay Convention Center in downtown Tampa, Florida, was transformed into a bustling hub of pop culture enthusiasts, cosplayers, and celebrities, making it a true celebration of all things geek.

With the event’s doors flung wide open, fans were welcomed into a world of imagination, creativity, and camaraderie. Boasting an impressive lineup of celebrity guests, comic book creators, and artists, the convention provided attendees with the unique opportunity to meet some of their favorite pop culture icons up close and personal.

Among the stars who graced the convention were beloved actors Sean Astin, Manu Bennett, and Billy Boyd. Each of these actors has played iconic roles in fantasy epics, including “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, making them major draws for fans of the genre. Autograph sessions and photo ops with these stars were met with long queues and beaming smiles, creating unforgettable moments for attendees.


Adding to the excitement, the convention offered special photo ops with an impressive lineup of guests, including Grace Van Dien, Casper Van Dien, Quinton Aaron, Bai Ling, Dallas Reid, and the legendary Bob Eubanks. Fans were thrilled to capture cherished memories alongside these esteemed personalities.


Beyond celebrity encounters, the Tampa Bay Comic Convention offered an array of engaging activities and panels. Fans participated in discussions about their favorite franchises, attended cosplay competitions, and browsed through the various exhibitor booths to get their hands on exclusive merchandise.

Cosplayers were out in full force, showcasing their creativity and bringing beloved characters to life. The convention floor was a colorful spectacle, with fans donning intricate costumes and posing for pictures with fellow enthusiasts.

As the weekend concluded, attendees left the convention center with their hearts full of joy and their bags brimming with cherished collectibles. The Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2023 had once again proven itself as a must-visit event for fans of all ages and interests, uniting like-minded individuals in a celebration of shared passions.

With the echoes of laughter, cheers, and unforgettable moments still resonating, fans are already looking forward to the next installment of the Tampa Bay Comic Convention, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones in the realms of pop culture bliss.For Individual photos click  here.


NocedoPhoto Media Group is an innovative and creative consortium that unites photographers, writers, cosplayers, event promoters, vendors, costume and prop makers, and other creatives under one roof to use their collective skills to maximize their distribution and presence on digital media platforms. Their goal is to create a well-rounded and successful network for all involved.