In the city dubbed the "official birthplace of the Fantastic Four" by Marvel Comics and Stan Lee himself, it's only right that we have a massive, comics & pop culture-infused celebration—and it happens TWICE a year!
StocktonCon is the largest two-day pop culture celebration in Stockton, California for fans of comic books, superhero movies, anime, and all things nerd! Face it: It's cool to be a nerd now. Since its inception in 2012 at the University of the Pacific’s Spanos Center, the convention has grown considerably in size. So much so that it moved to its current home, the Stockton Arena, in order to accommodate its growing number of fans!
The convention takes place twice a year, in February (StocktonCon Winter) and in August (StocktonCon). It attracts thousands of fans from across the region—many of whom will be coming in costumes and explore pop culture in an entirely new way. The event’s mission is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the Central Valley and to give attendees the chance to experience the ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. If you have never visited StocktonCon or know little about it, let us lure you in and give you reasons why you should attend this year.