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Silver Age Comic Con (previously Campbell Con) Fun Facts

 

  • Established 2015

  • The very first pop culture and comic convention in Campbell, CA

  • The only pop culture convention that ever took place on the West Valley College campus in Saratoga, CA (2018)

  • In 2022, the show was held at Circus Circus in Reno, NV

  • In 2023, the show is expanding and moving to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center

  • Intimate setting makes for spending quality time with special guests

  • Affordable prices so everyone can go

  • Family-friendly entertainment for all ages

  • Rare guest appearances: Lana Wood (2015), Don McGregor (2017)

  • Unique reunions: Land of the Giants (2016), Ghostbusters creatures (2017)

  • Lots of swag (exclusive convention posters, collectibles trading cards and poker chips)

  • Convention's mascot is Silver Age (previously known as Agent Campbell), a local superhero who always has fans' back in their pursuit of fun and quality entertainment

A WHOLE DAY OF FANDOM FUN - RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

What is Silver Age Comic Con?

 

Silver Age Comic Con is a one-day pop culture and comic convention originated in San Francisco Bay Area under the name of Campbell Con. It is fun for all ages and a celebration of comic books, movies, fantasy & Sci-Fi, superheroes, anime, collectibles, cosplay, and more.

 

In 2015-2017, Campbell Con was held at the Campbell Community Center in Campbell, CA, and in 2018 it was at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA.

 

In 2021 the show was rebranded as SILVER AGE COMIC CON, and in 2022 SACC was held at Circus Circus in Reno, NV.

 

In 2023, the show is expanding and coming to Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Within a few years, the NFL team left Oakland for Las Vegas, Campbell Con left California for Nevada, and the Oakland Athletics are leaving for Las Vegas. Only the best entertainment comes to Nevada.

 

What makes Silver Age Comic Con different?

 

Silver Age Comic Con is an experience that is pop culture with a touch of intimacy.

 

This convention is something new to the arena of comic book/pop culture events in the fact that corporations have taken over the convention scene. The one thing these conventions miss in the throngs of celebrity and fans wanting to catch a glimpse of the latest thing in the industry is intimacy with the event. More and more we hear of fans disappointed in those corporate conventions stating that they get shuffled along to see their favorite convention guest like cattle. These conventions are more than happy to take your hard earned money, but leave you unfulfilled.

 

Silver Age Comic Con is different because it offers intimacy with the guests who appear. There is no rushing you out of line or pushing a fan to the side. We cater for the fan, this convention is run by fans for the fans.

 

We make sure our fandom friends can take their time being one on one with their favorite guests and artists at the convention. There is plenty of space and yet it will have all the fun of those so called conventions. It is time to bring back the conventions back to the fans, and Silver Age Comic Con is dedicated to that endeavor.

 

At Silver Age Comic Con you will have the time of your life conversing with guests, friends, and all those in attendance. Silver Age Comic Con is a convention where there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet.

 

Come and join us for fun and friendship in this amazing time for pop culture.

CONVENTION POLICIES

We follow two main rules: FUN and SAFETY.

 

We are a kid-friendly and family-friendly event, and we want to make sure everyone has a good time and enjoys the con in a friendly and safe environment. 

 

Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

 

- No harassing, bullying or any other kind of offensive behavior - we are really serious about it! 

- No smoking.

- No alcohol.

- No drugs.

- No pets (service animals are welcome).

- Simulated weapons are allowed as a part of your costume and will be checked for safety.

- No property damage.

- All guests are subject to change.

- All tickets sales are final and are not subject to refund. If you purchased your ticket but can't attend the convention, you can transfer your ticket to another person before the convention. 

- Tickets can't be copied or duplicated. 

- All attendees must wear a wristband at all times.

- Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.

- Respect other people’s personal space and ask permission before photographing, touching, or in any way making contact with anyone else.

 

Silver Age Comic Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the badge of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. All violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

COSPLAY CONTEST POLICIES

  1. Participation in the Cosplay Contest is free for all attendees. Vendors, fan group members, and special guests are not eligible to participate in the Cosplay Contest.

  2. Cosplay Contest is a family-friendly event. All costumes must cover "swimsuit areas" – no nudity. Full body-paint costumes are not eligible for craftsmanship.

  3. Cosplay Contest is a safe and PG-13 friendly environment. Any participant exhibiting hate speech and behavior towards any group will be disqualified from the competition and asked to leave the event. Language and hand gestures on stage have to be in compliance with the PG-13 rule. Violators may be disqualified from the competition.

  4. The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and card games, as well as crossover characters and original characters

  5. The contest will be held in 2 categories: Kids (ages 0 to 16) and Adults (ages 17 and up).

  6. Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition and can be in only one Category.

  7. Judgment criteria: Visual Design, Creativity, Craftsmanship, Overall Image and Presentation.

  8. Store-bought costumes are eligible to enter. However, preference will be given to crafted costumes. Exceptions may be given in the Kids Category.

  9. Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage, or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter, and confetti. No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals, or similar special effects can be used during the competition.

  10. No real weapons are allowed to be used as part of costumes. Prohibited: metal blades whether sharp or blunt e.g. swords, axes, and knives; actual guns, rifles, or artillery; heavy bats; toughened plastic training sword; explosives and incendiary devices; functional strung bows or crossbows, sharp arrows or bolts; heavy gas canisters; protruding nails or other sharp items; laser pointers. All prop weapons must be safe to be worn in public.

  11. All contestants must be present at the beginning of the Cosplay Contest. No-shows are not eligible to compete even if the registration form was filled out.

  12. All events at the cosplay gathering including the cosplay contest, have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time, and permission is tacitly given for the participant's likeness to be used.

  13. Top three places in each Category will be awarded with prizes.

 

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