With con season coming to a close, it has become clear that cons are staying in-person events again. In a previous article, Conventions Are Back, I discuss the return of in-person conventions and how excited everyone has been to be in the same physical space as their peers and friends. Keith Gibbs, owner, and creator of Fayetteville Comic Con, recently put on his last con for the year. When asked how he was feeling now that the year is coming to a close, he stated,
“I’m grateful we are back together. I am so excited for next year because now that I know people are just as happy as I am to be here, I can come up with themes and ideas and make a guest list to ensure they have an even better time. I am glad people trust us enough to come out and support us.”
Many cons have announced the dates for 2023, some even going as far as announcing the date for 2023 live at the current con, which was met with a roaring round of applause and cheers. If you are interested in attending a con or expo near you this coming year, head over to Google and enter the type of con you want to attend; gaming, anime, cosplay, etc.; and your city and state, and Google will show you a list of cons near you.