StocktonCon Summer convention 2022: Tickets, schedule, info

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  • Aug 10, 2022

StocktonCon Summer convention 2022: Tickets, schedule, info

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“All things pop culture” can be found this weekend at Stockton Arena’s 10th annual StocktonCon summer convention.

“StocktonCon is a pop culture event that includes all kinds of pop culture, comic books, celebrities, local and national comic artists, other vendors, video games, costume contests, collectible card games, you know, celebrity meets. and you greet them… So, it’s a little bit of everything.

This family event was inspired by Miller’s trips to San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con. He called it “the biggest Comic Con in the world.”

The first Summer StocktonCon was held in 2012 and was a one-day event at the University of the Pacific. This year marks 10 years since the summer of StocktonCon. StocktonCon moved to the Stockton Arena in 2013 as a one-day event. In 2014, it became a two-day event.

Comic book artist Rags Morales talks to a fan at Stockton Con 2021 at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton.

He “fell in love” with what they did there, and one day the comic and pop culture enthusiast came up with an idea.

“I don’t know if we could do something like that here in Stockton,” Millerick said.

Community support from those who attend and those who participate such as vendors, makers and local celebrities is what Millerick thinks has made StocktonCon so successful over the past 10 years.

“Look Mom, it’s Spider-Man, or look Dad, it’s Spider-Man,” Miller said.

Miller’s favorite thing about the convention is seeing the kids when they see the superheroes and hearing them tell their parents.

“You know that makes everything we do worthwhile,” Millerick said.

Kate Nystead of Stockton, left, her husband Corey Newstead and daughter Leo, dressed as Nintendo characters Mario, Princess Peach and Luigi, pose for a photo at Stockton Con 2021 at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton.

This week’s convention will have more than 200 exhibitors and artists participating in the convention presented by Utility Telecom.

Irene Bedard, who played the voice of Pocahontas and played Susie Song in Smoke Signals, along with Karin Parsons, who played Hilary Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, will attend the event. ”

Fans will also be welcomed by actor Mike Vaughn, who voiced the killer on the Scream TV series for the first two seasons, and actor C. Andrew Nelson, who has played the role of Darth Vader multiple times.

Steve Gonzalez of Fremont dresses up as a Toy Story "LGM" (Little Green Man) at StocktonCon 2021 at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton.

Other special guests include Stockton mixed martial artist Nick Diaz, Stockton comic artist Ramon Villalobos and Sons of Anarchy actors Ron Perlman and Ryan Hurst.

Villalobos was part of the first StocktonCon. When he invited the only artist he knew at the time to participate in the event, he declined because the artist did not want to participate in a “bodybuilding event”.

Now the event attracts many pop culture fans throughout San Joaquin County and other places like South San Francisco.

More than 29 celebrities from actors to wrestlers and more than 19 creators have signed up to attend the weekend convention.

A full list of celebrity guests and artists can be found at https://stocktoncon.com/2022-guests/.

A portion of the proceeds from the convention benefit local charities. Mask, vaccination card and negative test will not be required. However, masks are “highly recommended”.

Ghost Busters Gina Oliveira, Chris Lopez, Justin Fietzek and Kevin Devine can be found at various charity events, but today they're at StocktonCon Winter Expo on January 16th.  Diane Rose/For the Record

If you go

When: 11 am to 5 pm August 13-14

Where: Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton

the reception: $16 one-day advance (online only) and $20 at the box office the day of the event. $20 two-day advance (online and select locations) and $30 at the box office the day of the event. Free for children 12 and under with an adult

Information: https://stocktoncon.com/

Joe Rocha and his son Jacob of Stockton pose with a Star Wars Tusken (Jamie Franscella of Modesto) and Jawa (David Buna of Sacramento) at the StocktonCon Winter Expo on Jan. 16.  Diane Rose/For the Record

Record reporter Angelaydet Rocha covers community news in Stockton and San Joaquin counties. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @AngelaydetRochA. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at https://www.recordnet.com/subscribenow.

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