Attention all lovers of comics, games, television shows and general shenanigans! The 2016 Bakersfield Comic Con was back for its 9th annual year and it was bigger and better than ever. Thanks to last year’s roaring attendance, this year’s Comic Con was expanded. It was two days long, with twice as much room, twice as many guests, double the exhibitors and double the programming.
The Bakersfield Comic Con took place on November 12th and 13th at the Kern County Fairgrounds in buildings three and four. Adult admission was $8 for one day or $15 for two, $5 and $8 respectively for kids 8-14, and free for children under 8. This year’s Bakersfield Comic Con turned out to be quite the bang for your buck.
There was plenty to keep the guests occupied on both Saturday and Sunday. From the 7th annual costume contest to the long list of vendors with things like stickers, comics, toys, jewelry and more. And, of course we can’t forget, guests getting the chance to meet all of the great special appearances at Bakersfield Comic Con. An impressive list includes Sam Jones from “Flash Gordon,” writer Steve Niles, The Walking Dead cast members Vincent Ward and Jeryl Prescott, and so many more. With gaming events all day both days, industry giveaways and a chance to mingle with other fans, this was one gathering you wouldn’t have wanted to miss. Didn’t get a chance to go this year? Don’t fret there is always next year!