There’s probably not a person alive today who hasn’t heard of the modern day convention Comic Con, a traveling festival geared towards comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming fanatics. Beginning waaaay back in 1970 in San Diego, now it’s a worldwide phenomenon with most major cities in the US and the world over have their own Comic Con weekends; Lucky for us Jekyll Island in Southern Georgia will be hosting their own two day fest in December. Dress in your favorite super hero or anime costume and join in the fun at Jekyll Island Comic Con!
The Party Begins
Jekyll Island Comic Con, although only a two day event, will not disappoint. For every comic book collector, Dungeons & Dragons game player, and anime lover, this is the once a year chance to dress up as your favorite character and just hang with other like-minded people! Love the Walking Dead? This is your chance to meet some of the cast! Dream of being a world famous comic artist? Jekyll Comic Con is hosting artists from Marvel and DC comics why not stop by their booth and get an autograph? For D&D players there will be open gaming and when your tired feet start demanding a rest, you can watch some of your favorite anime movies in the screening room! As if all this is not enough fun, after dark, they will be hosting cosplay contests with cash prizes! If you can think it, you will find it at the Jekyll Island Comic Fest!
And if that’s not good enough
Maybe this will convince you to start planning your December vacation around Jekyll Island’s Comic Con; did you know that they will be donating part of their ticket sales to not one but TWO wonderful charities? The Wounded Warrior Project and the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia will be receiving a part of the ticket sales and ALL of the proceeds garnered from the different raffles being held throughout the day! If that doesn’t make you want to drop everything and start booking your vacation right now, nothing will! How many times in your life will you get to be a hero just by playing games and reading comic books for a day? Not many, my friend, not many at all!