FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Danielle Garbett, WasabiCon 2018 Event Coordinator
WASABICON IS JACKSONVILLE’S FAVORITE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF POP CULTURE.
This year will be the event’s seventh with over 3,000 fans expected at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center.
(JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, October 9, 2018) WasabiCon, Jacksonville’s longest running cosplay, anime, comics, gaming, and all around pop culture event, will be hosted once again at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center located at 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. The two-day celebration of all things “geek” is schedule for October 20-21, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM each morning, with registration opening at 9:00 AM. Tickets are available for purchase online in advance of the event at www.WasabiCon.com, or can be purchased at the door the day of.
In addition to vendors, artists, and all-day tabletop and video gaming, WasabiCon will offer an exciting variety of attractions and programming for attendees. Shelby Rabara, the voice of Peridot on the immensely popular Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, will be on hand to meet attendees. Anime fans will be excited for the chance to meet Justin Briner, best-known as Izuku “Deku” Midoriya from the hit anime My Hero Academia. In addition to media guests, WasabiCon features a wide assortment of popular cosplay creators and models, regional artists and celebrities, and local fan groups representing everything from Ghostbusters, Sailor Moon, Star Trek, and more. As an added bonus, WasabiCon will host the Rickmobile (from Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty) out front of the convention entrance on Sunday.
Gaming is a major focus of this year’s WasabiCon. GLHF Game Bar will host one of multiple game rooms featuring console gaming, LAN games, and more. This year’s tabletop room features hours of games, demos, and over 2,000 sq ft of space running throughout the weekend.
A complete schedule of programming for WasabiCon 2018 is online at www.WasabiCon.com/schedule
Tickets are $30 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, or $40 for the weekend. Children under 3 years old get in for free. Parking is $5 at the venue. Overflow parking is available nearby. (Check with the hotel staff upon arrival.)
WasabiCon is made possible through the generous support of a number of sponsors: AnimEigo, Arda Wigs, Blue Dragon Video Games, the Cummer Museum, Discotek, Funimation, GLHF Game Bar, Gotham City Pizza, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, little eLeague, the Meta Game Store, the MOSH, NIS America, and Sentai Filmworks. WasabiCon would like to extend a special thanks to Visit Jacksonville for their continued support again this year.
For press credentials and interview requests, please visit www.WasabiCon.com/press
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. is an event production company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment and pop culture conventions. GME has made appearances and designed entertainment for some of the largest “comic con” style events in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon Con, Fan Expo Boston/Canada/Dallas, Gen Con, and MegaCon Orlando/Tampa Bay. Green Mustard Entertainment currently owns and operates WasabiCon as an independent event project for the fans of Jacksonville, Florida and its sister event, Fandom PDX, in Portland, Oregon.