The best Comic-Con alternatives for your cosplaying pleasureLet’s say you’re a comics fan who hates huge crowds. Or who doesn’t need to camp out in Hall H to see a three-second teaser. Or who doesn’t live in California. Where can you go if you want to congregate with your fellow nerds? And what if you want to meet your favorite heroes without breaking the bank? Where are the best Comic-Con alternatives? Cons that don’t rhyme with “Schman Schmiego Schmomic-Schmon”? We’ve got a collection of America’s finest gatherings dedicated to the stuff that you love. Because from big-league conventions to indie gems, there’s a con for every fan. See you in line.
Steel City Con
Pittsburgh — it’s not just for Christopher Nolan Batman sequels. It’s also home to the Steel City Con, a long-running convention featuring comic artists, enthusiastic fans, and a robust list of celebrity guests. In 2018, Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself!) will make an appearance. They also offer a trivia contest, so you can show off your arcane “Silver Age letterers” knowledge.