SILVER AGE COMIC CON 2023
Silver Age Comic Con celebrated its seventh year with a record number in attendance at The Reno/Sparks Convention Center. Silver Age Comic Con 2023 was the largest comic con event on the west coast for the weekend of July 8, 2023. Silver Age Comic Con is all about the Reno community and the surrounding areas where all people can come, be themselves, and have a fun time with family and friends. Silver Age Comic Con is for the people, and it is their convention. In 2023 there were several celebrity special guests, panels, video games, and over 200 vendors and exhibitors. Many took part in the Pokemon Tournaments, and other card tournaments throughout the day. Everything pop culture was under one roof in 2023 and it all happened at Silver Age Comic Con.
Silver Age Comic Con Special Guests are always a cornerstone, and fans came from all over the country to see their favorite celebrity. Fans also throughout Central Valley and Bay Area California came to Reno to see all the great guests which included Reb Brown the 1970s Captain America from the films "Captain America (1977), and Captain America II - Death Too Soon (1979)." His other works are immense and includes "Uncommon Valor (1983)," and many other films, and television. Rounding out the other special guests included Grey Delisle Griffin from "Avatar - The Last Airbender," Jackie Lastra "Demon Slayer, and Pokemon," Brian A. Prince "Predator (2018)," David Cheung "Star Wars Andor, 47 Ronin, MCU Films," A.J. Buckley "U.S. Navy Seals, Good Dinosaur, Super Natural," Nancy Anne Ridder "Scream (1996)," Leonora Scelfo "Sceam (1996)," and Jasmeet "Jazz" Baduwalia, the Blue Ranger in "Power Rangers the Beast Morphers."
SPECIAL GUEST RARE APPEARANCE
Special Guest Raymond Benson made his first public appearance in more than 15 years at Silver Age Comic Con. This was a rare joy to meet the Ian Fleming Estate author who wrote several James Bond 007 books including the novelizations of the films "Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day." James Bond fans were delighted in this special appearance that only happens once in a lifetime. Raymond was ecstatic to greet all the Bond fans at Silver Age Comic Con.
SPECIAL GUESTS: ARTISTS
Special Guest Artists are always the main attraction at any comic con and Silver Age Comic Con has the best and these guests are prepared to shower attendees with SWAG, along with free autographs and sketches. These artists are not to be missed. Artist special guests included Walden Wong (Deadpool, X-Men, Black Panther), Kip Rasmussen (Lord of The Rings, and The Hobbit), Floyd Sumner (Garbage Pail Kids), Luis Rivera (Team Colossus), Tobe Daranouvong (Villain Comics, and Sumo Geisha), and Warren Montgomery (FireFox and Team Colossus).
Attendees also receive the best gifts when attending Silver Age Comic Con. Exclusives are only found at Silver Age Comic Con and all items autogrpahed for free. Nothing beats Silver Age Comic Con SWAG.
SPECIAL GUESTS: COSPLAYERS
Silver Age Comic Con Cosplay guests are always a favorite with attendees and the best in Nevada came out to Silver Age Comic Con.
The winner of the Cosplay of Champions Cosplay Contest won $300.00 and an amazing trophy to hang on the mantle. The winner "Dragon Lady" is seen below.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS 2023
Panels hosted by Distance Nerding Podcast, the Official Podcast of SACC 2023
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Distance Nerding OPENING FUN & TRIVIA
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM: POWER RANGERS UNIVERSE with Jasmeet Baduwalia
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: BEHIND SCREAM with Nancy Anne Ridder & Leonora Scelfo
1:00 PM -1:45 PM: ANIME AND ANIMATION IN AMERICA with Grey DeLisle Griffin & Jackie Lastr
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY with Raymond Benson
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: PREDATOR MEETS ANDOR with Brian A. Prince & David Cheung
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: PATRIOT GAMES with AJ Buckley & Reb Brown
Hosted by Momi-Ji Mori of Ai Hoshi Cafe
5:00 PM - until completion: COSPLAY OF CHAMPIONS COSPLAY CONTEST
Kids (0-16) & Adult (17 & up) categories
Top three places in each category will be awarded.
Grand Prize 1st Place Adults: $300 cash and a trophy
Sign up for the contest will be at the show at the Special Cosplay Guests zone
Review Cosplay Contest Rules HERE
Hosted by Kobold's Keep
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Starlux Glow Battle Battle friends, foes and family in this organized foam sword fighting game using (harmless!) glowing weapons. Bring a friend for team matches or steady your blade in a free for all in ten minute matches. En Garde! Participation is entirely free but a waiver must be signed by an adult or legal guardian.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: D&D 5th Edition - Murder In The Pass A trade magnate disappears from the comforts of his mansion only to be found dead under mysterious circumstances. His only surviving heir must survive the machinations of the nobility as well as the actions of a corrupt city watch while he seeks justice - And only you, brave adventurer, can help him! This adventure for level 1 characters introduces players to the game of Dungeons and Dragons with a self-contained story that can develop in multiple ways. No experience or equipment is necessary - while you're welcome to bring your own character, we're more than happy to provide one for you.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: D&D 5th Edition - The Korkati Mazes The desert sun beats down over merciless expanses of shifting sands, but a wondrous secret lies beneath - The remains of the legendary city of Korkat! Select a character and journey into the segments of the lost city that are uncovered by the shifting desert sands in an adventure that changes every time it's played. But beware...If you take too long, the howling winds will push the sand back over the exposed ruins, and you will be trapped in the dead city forever! No experience or equipment is necessary - while you're welcome to bring your own character, we're more than happy to provide one for you. The Korkati Mazes is designed for characters of 3rd level.
10:00 Am - 5:00 PM: Silver Age Commander League A league for every Commander player awaits you. Sign in for free and get your league sheet and let the games begin! Play any Commander deck you want, and when you perform one of the feats listed on the League sheet earn points. Then, trade in your points for cool prizes! Fun games and free stuff - What’s not to like?
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Card Game College Have you ever wanted to learn a card game? Do you want to take your mastery to the next level? Are you looking for a good game during your convention stay? No matter the need, enrollment in Card Game College is the answer! Our friendly staff of experts will be happy to teach you the rules of Pokemon, Magic, or Universus at your request, or help you up your game to the next level. New this year, we'll also be teaching Disney's Lorcana and Grand Archive!
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: My Hero Academia: Undaunted Raid Release Draft
The newest My Hero Academia set, Undaunted Raid, is playable right here and now! Join the release draft to get new cards and new heroes, and clash to see whose the greatest. Undaunted Raid features heroes from Season 4, such as Lemillion, Suneater, Nighteye, and Overhaul. Entry is $30, and you get a release box full of packs and a promo, and are guaranteed at promos and packs for prizing, with more the higher you place in the tournament.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Magic Standard Constructed Welcome, Planeswalker, to the contest of champions! Bring your finest Standard deck to a clash for the ages, with glorious prizes on the line! Entry is $5, but all participants will walk away with at least one set booster and winners will be bequeathed many more with promotional cards as well. Boosters given will be from March of the Machines, with an option to swap for Aftermath at request.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Pokemon Standard Constructed Gather round trainers! The Powerhouse Cup is open to all competitors! $5 entry grants you a place in a no-holds-barred clash to find the greatest Pokemon Master in Pleasanton. All participants will earn at least one booster from a current set, with winners earning many more and the greatest prize going to 1st place - in addition to a trove of booster packs, the winner will get a 2022 Japanese Illustration Promo card!
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Paint and Take Our miniature painting table is open to all. For $5, you can buy a miniature from our expansive collection and use our painting supplies to realize your artistic vision. Acrylic paints, brushes, water and paper all await your talent! Use of supplies is free with any purchase.
Silver Age Comic Con Retro Hangout will have over 800 video game titles for you to enjoy both retro and modern. Over 50 shooters, platform, beat 'em ups, and so much more. If you love video games you will love to hangout with us. Just to name a few "Dead Cells, Mayhem Brawler, Jungle Hunt, Galaga, Pac Man, Super Pac Man, Rally-X, Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Operation Wolf, and hundreds of other titles.
FREE PLAY ALL DAY
Retro Arcade Hangout