History

WasabiCon was started in 2012 as one day event in North Florida to celebrate cosplay, video games, anime, comic books, and all things “geek”.  In 2013, the convention expanded into two days and is now the longest running pop culture convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

YEAR 1: October 27, 2012 at the Jacksonville Marriott (~700 attendees)

YEAR 2: November 2-3, 2013 at the Jacksonville Marriott (~1,200 attendees)

YEAR 3: November 1-2, 2014 at the Jacksonville Marriott (~1,900 attendees)

YEAR 4: October 31-November 1, 2015 at the Jacksonville Marriott (2,301 attendees)

YEAR 5: October 22-23, 2016 at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk (~2,500 attendees)

YEAR 6: October 21-22, 2017 at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk (3,007 attendees)

YEAR 7: October 20-21, 2018 at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk (TBD)

Attendee numbers are reported using turnstile numbers.

Previous WasabiCon Guests & Featured Talent

1701st Fleet
(2014-2016)

219th Brain Surgeons
(2013-2017)

501st Legion
(2012-2014)

Aaron Pabon
(2012)

Amanda Miller
(2015)


Bold City Cosplay (2017)

Brema Ebbing
(2013-2014)

Brittani Crawford
(2016-2017)

Candy Keane
(2013-2017)

Chris Cason
(2013)

Console Alliance
(2013-2014)

Cowford Steampunk Society
(2013)

David Sobolov
(2015)

Delta Fleet
(2017)

Essential Paranormal Society
(2014-2015)


Extra Life Team Jax (2015-2017)


For the Love of Clod
(2017)


Fred & Elle Designs
(2017)

GAAM
(2013, 2015-2016)


Geekapella
(2017)


Gregg Berger
(2012)

Jacksonville Anime Club
(2013)


Jedi Academy of North Florida
(2015)


Jenifer Ann
(2013 & 2017)


Jenna Esposito
(2016)

Jig to a Milestone
(2015)

Jon Bailey
(2014)

Kimberly Brooks
(2017)

Larry Watts
(2016)

Leah Clark
(2014)

Lisle Wilkerson
(2013)

Michael Jaegers
(2013)

Miss Fushi
(2015-2016)


Noise Complaint
(2013-2017)

None Like Joshua
(2017)

North Florida Ghostbusters
(2016-2017)


NoS Anime
(2017)

Paranormal Crossroads Investigations
(2012-2013)

Paul Chapman
(2012-2013)

Pelvic Gaming
(2016)

Rachel Pandich
(2013)

Rurouni Kitsune Outfitters
(2012-2014)

Sailor Scouts of Jacksonville (2017)


Sean Schemmel
(2016)

Seth Kubersky
(2015)

Short Box Podcast
(2016)

Starfleet: USS Exeter
(2012)

Tara Sands
(2016)

Tayrex
(2017)

Todd Haberkorn
(2017)

Tom Nabbe
(2015)

Triston Johnson
(2015)

William Salyers
(2013)

United States Wrestling Alliance
(2016)