Capital City Comic Con welcomes respectful cosplay and costuming from all genres of pop culture. We believe cosplay should be celebrated in the spirit of fun, camaraderie, and inclusion. We have guidelines in place to ensure that all cosplayers and convention patrons may enjoy the event. In short, we expect cosplayers to be respectful of others, exercise sound judgment, and place safety and courtesy above all else. These guidelines also apply to our Cosplay Contest, which you can read more about here.


In 2018, we ran events for Magic, Heroclix, Dungeons & Dragons, and numerous board games. We will announce details for all of the above, and more, in the coming months. Join our mailing list for updates!


All our kids’ activities are free, and included with the price of admission! Last year’s items included Face Painting by Hilary, make-your-own superhero mask, make-your-own comic coloring book, How To Draw Superheroes from Dawn’s Art To You, Toy Hack from Tinkr Lab, and Sticky Note Collaborative Comic Book from the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. We are always searching for new and exciting kids activities – let us know if you have an idea!


This year, we have FOUR panel rooms in the lower level of the Breslin Center. We are planning a full slate of 20+ sessions you can sit in on, including discussions and Q&As from some special guests, how to Cosplay and craft costumes, Comics and Gaming in education, and a full kids track with kid-centric topics like how to create characters, basics of drawing and kid cosplay.


We’re proud to have established the Capital City Comic Con Original Art Scholarship in Comic Studies in 2016. The scholarship is offered every year to current students at Michigan State University to encourage the study of comic art.

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