Cosplayers at Central FLorida Comic Con 2019

The kids and I got to attend Central Florida Comic Con in Lakeland this weekend. This is the con’s first year. It was a very small con compared to the others we have gone to. It was probably only about 200 to 300 attendees. It was centered around geek culture. It had a small exhibit hall with local artists and comic venders.

Bob Layton, who was a cocreator of Iron Man and a founder of Valiant Comics, was there. Marina Sirtis, the actor who played Deanna Troy on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was there as well. There was also one of the Power Ranger Actors and a pro wrestler. Not much in the way of guests all told.

A woman, who has the largest Pikachu collection in the world (including a Pikachu car) was there, and we attended her Pokemon trivia panel. The children answered a few of her trivia questions. My son later got one of her hand made stuffed animal pokemon characters for his con souvenir.

My daughter and I both found local artists we liked that we got prints from. I got a pair of prints by James Hance for my classroom and she got a print by Bianca Roman-Stumpff for her room.

Our Souvenirs from CFL Comic Con 2019

We also got to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons at the con. We converted our characters that we are going to use in the Pathfinder Version 2 playtest into D & D characters and brought our miniatures we had just started painting and dice to the con on the second day. Our DM was very good, and we had a great time. We ended up playing with a gentleman at our table that we had played Starfinder with at MegaCon, which was a nice surprise.

Our Session of Dungeons and Dragons at Central Florida Comic Con

All in all, it was a very relaxed con that was a fun experience. We’ll be back next year more than likely if they continue it. It will be interesting to see if it grows in the following years.

Pikachu Car at Central Florida Comic Con 2019 Exhibit Hall at Central Florida Comic Con 2019
Ghost Buster Packs Cosplay Table at Central Florida Comic Con 2019 Steampunk Ghost Busters at Central Florida Comic Con 2019