Kick off your WasabiCon experience the night before the convention at the Museum of Science & History (the MOSH) in Jacksonville, Florida! This is the OFFICIAL WasabiCon Kick-Off Party – and tickets are limited.
Become spellbound by the dueling-DJs of the Super Silent Disco as you show off your heroic dance moves on the MOSH Rooftop. Kick-back and relax to laser lights on the dome as you enjoy special edition Cosmic Concerts inspired by the Hall of Heroes exhibition. Whether you’re superhuman, supernatural or supervillan – costumes are encouraged! Fuel up with food trucks and a cash bar.
GLHF Game Bar has partnered with WasabiCon to create the Road To WasabiCon tournament series! Each month (starting April 2018) players from all over will compete in the Revival Fighting Game monthly tournaments held at GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida for a chance to qualify for the WasabiCon 2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7 Championships. The Road to WasabiCon Championships will take place the weekend of October 20-21, 2018 at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk and the final competitors will battle it out for over $2,000 in cash and prizes. All qualifiers also win a weekend pass to the convention (in order to compete).
– Pre-Registration (Online) is $10
– Day of Registration is $12
– Game Entry is $10 per Game
If you put video games, the ’80s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit “puree,” you’d have something close to The Mega Ran Experience. Lucky for you… he’s coming to Jacksonville!
– A Weekend (2-Day) Pass (at the door) is $40
– A Saturday Only Pass (at the door) is $30
– A Sunday Only Pass (at the door) is $20
Children ages three and under get in for free. Otherwise, ticket prices include all ages.
PARENTS: If you are purchasing a ticket for your child under the age of 18, you must be present with him/her at the event to pick up and/or purchase a ticket. You signature is required on the on-site registration form.
Congrats to our winner: Alex D. Here’s her winning photo:
Due to circumstances outside our control, the concert in Jacksonville has been cancelled. THE CONTEST IS STILL HAPPENING THOUGH! We will be giving away tickets to the Orlando concert on Sunday, April 30th instead. Sorry for any confusion.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is becoming the must-see video game concert of the year, giving Pokémon fans of all ages the chance to experience live, beautiful music of the Pokémon franchise, with all-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is produced by Princeton Entertainment.
Post your Pokémon! Show us your Pokémon fandom… do you cosplay? Play the card game? Pokémon GO? Watch the anime? WE WANT TO SEE IT.
STEP 1: This contest is limited to FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER. So make sure you’re on one of those social media sites.
STEP 2: Post a photo of YOU and YOUR Pokémon fandom. For example: a pic of you in a Pokémon t-shirt; you with your favorite Pokémon game; you in a Pokémon cosplay; you holding up your phone showing off you playing Pokémon go. Basically YOU ad POKEMON!
Peter Behringer, owner of Sweet Pete’s, was raised in the chocolate industry. In 1985, when he was eleven years old, his mother opened a family chocolate business, which grew to encompass 32 locations and a large production facility. After college, Behringer applied his experience in the industry with an on-going education to further hone his chocolate and candy making expertise. In 2010, Behringer decided to strike out on his own and opened Sweet Pete’s candy shop, located in a whimsically decorated historic home. He quickly went to work, utilizing his confectionary expertise to make the majority of Sweet Pete’s candy by hand.
Peter’s scrumptious, colorful and handcrafted candies steadily gained attention and notoriety in the Jacksonville area. In 2014, Sweet Pete’s was featured on the CNBC hit reality seriesThe Profit, where entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis applies his capital and expertise to lead companies to success. Out of thousands of businesses, Lemonis chose to work with Sweet Pete’s, and a natural partnership flourished.
After appearing on The Profit, Sweet Pete’s opened a new Jacksonville location in the historic Seminole Club, a building that dates back to 1903. The notable location, which hosted a number of well-known visitors such as Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, sat vacant for ten years until Sweet Pete’s and Lemonis renovated the property. This new confectionary emporium is a vast 23,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States.
Today, Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of handcrafted quality chocolates and sells over a thousand different types of candies. The new location boasts a fully functioning factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio and dessert bar. Sweet Pete’s also features an event center that offers space for children’s field trips, catered events and parties. Peter also finds joy in sharing his expertise with others by teaching the art of candy making. The fun-filled educational environment includes Sweet Pete’s Sweet Science Classes, hands-on interactive candy making sessions and birthday parties. Sweet Pete’s is run by a group of naturally fun people who are committed to creating the Sweetest Destination on Earth.
We can’t wait to see what the team from Sweet Pete’s will be adding to our WasabiCon 2016 swag bags!!!
First and foremost: THANK YOU! The outpouring of concern during Hurricane Matthew for our convention and our event team was overwhelming. We truly to have the greatest fans in North Florida.
Power was restored to the office (fully) yesterday, and we’ve begun the hectic process of playing catch up for the lost week of production time during the month of our convention. Please be patient with us/the team over the next few days as we work to get everything caught up.
THAT SAID – we can confirm that the Lexington (our host property) weathered the storm and Hurricane Matthew’s presence will have zero impact on WasabiCon 2016. The show is scheduled to go – and we look forward to seeing you all the weekend after next.
DUE TO THE HURRICANE, however, we will be extending ticket pre-sales from October 15th (Saturday) to Monday the 17th. This is to give folks time to get their advance tickets in order to score a free swag bag. (See this post for details.)
Pick up a BUZZ Magazine to take advantage of all that Jacksonville and North Florida have to offer! The October issue will feature a great cover photo from the folks at Red Velvet Photography celebrating WasabiCon and “being geek” in Jacksonville. Pick it up at your local business all next month!
WasabiCon has worked hard to be seen as Jacksonville’s hometown geek event; part of our success in doing so has been by partnering with some outstanding LOCAL businesses to help support the show. Our fans love cosplay and playing dress up… and if you’ve ever considered doing something along the lines of classic Americana or pin-up/rockabilly, then Johnny Angel’s Diner is THE location for a photo shoot. Seriously: you have to check this place out. From their website:
Grab a little taste of heaven with breakfast all day from Johnny Angel’s Diner in Jacksonville, Florida. Our 50’s diner serves quality food, and we are known for our burgers and fries, as well as our shakes and malts. Come in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and enjoy good, old-fashioned comfort food with a home-cooking diner feel.
Since 1983, we have been serving homemade food. All of our burgers are homemade, never frozen. We hand dip our milkshakes, and we make our own salads and salad dressings, never using packaged foods. Stop by and try the best Reuben in town!
Visit a locally owned and operated diner where everyone knows your name; stop by to say hello to the owners, who are always onsite. Our 50’s diner staff offers friendly service to you and your family. When you visit us, you will transport yourself back to a time when life was easy and the food was exceptional. Step back to a simpler time by eating at Johnny Angel’s Diner.
3546 Saint Johns Bluff Road, Unit 120,
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2715
Borderlands Comics and Games is one of Jacksonville’s comic books and gaming stores. A large selection of back issue comics along with the newest comic books every Wednesday. We specialize in a setting up a comic book pull for your favorite series so you are sure to never miss a issue, and along with that a free bag and board with your subscription. For every $5 dollars you spend you earn a $.50 stamp and once you acquire ten stamps, it gives you $5 off your comic book purchase. You have the option to use them each time, or save them to help with a bigger purchase such as your favorite comic book hero statue.
Borderlands also has a wide selection of table top miniatures from the popular Sci-fi and Fantasy to Historical gaming, so whatever your favorite genre to play is we have you it for you. Also don’t see it on the wall? Ask one of the many helpful store employees and we’ll get it on order for you and pass a 10% savings on to you.
Role players we didn’t forget about you either, we carry a large selection of table top rpg games, from Dungeons and Dragons to Pathfinder to Vampire the Masquerade. A great selection of games that fit your needs and the needs of your group.
We also carry a large selection of fun, challenging and great boardgames. We have everything from some of the newer main stream games to those hard to find ones as well. Don’t see what you want in the store? Talk to one of our helpful employees and we can probably order for you. Plus, you get a 10% savings on the game passed along to you.
Need a place to play? Need to get out of the house? New to the miniature, rpg, boardgame world? Check out the Outpost, a gaming room that provides six 4’x8′ tables for your gaming needs. Want to make sure you have a table, call ahead to reserve your table.
Since YEAR ONE of WasabiCon, Borderlands has been an amazing supporter of our convention. We honestly can’t say thank you enough to their team for helping us create a home for fans in Jacksonville.
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