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Alamo City Comic Con
Status Active
Venue Alamodome
Location San Antonio, Texas
Country United States
First held 2013

Alamo City Comic Con (ACCC) is a pop culture convention that is annually held in downtown San Antonio, Texas, taking up the majority of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. ACCC brings top tier celebrities from the world of pop culture movies, TV, comics, video games and cosplay and is currently the largest convention in San Antonio as well as one of the largest events of its kind in the state of Texas. It is also one of the fastest growing conventions in the United States, with approximately 73,000 attendees in 2014 and just over 78,000 in 2015. In 2014 director and producer Alejandro Cabrera followed and documented The Alamo City Comic Con and the surrounding community for his 2015 documentary, Syfytonians. The film was complete success locally and has credited for reinvigorating the company 2015 show turnover.

History

ACCC was started in 2013 by a passionate comic and pop-culture fan Alfredo "Apple" De La Fuente. In this first year, Alamo City Comic Con managed to attract just over 34,000 people. South Texas con-goers took notice of their first year with guests like The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Chad Coleman (Tyreese). Joining them were other high-profile guests Sean Astin, Danny Trejo, Adam West and Burt Ward, and comic creators Rob Liefield and Neal Adams to name a few. The convention nearly doubled its numbers in 2014, making it one of the largest comic book conventions in the country, with guest of honor Stan Lee, Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark Gregg, more Walking Dead cast members like Scott Wilson, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney among others. Year three of ACCC once again brought Stan Lee along with a Sons of Anarchy reunion that included Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Boone Junior, Ryan Hurst, Emilio Rivera and Michael Ornstein. In addition, celebrities Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Ming Na Wen and director Robert Rodriguez joined the lineup.

Event history

Event Name & Date Venue & Location Attendance Convention Guests
October 25–27, 2013 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
15,000 Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Adam West, Burt Ward, Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Danny Trejo
September 26–28, 2014 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
35,000 Stan Lee, Clark Gregg, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Danny Glover Naomi Grossman, Lori Petty, Julie Newmar, Andrew McCarthy, Martin Kove, William Zabka
September 11–13, 2015 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
45,000 Stan Lee, Ron Perlman, Robert Rodriguez, Jon Bernthal, Tommy Flanagan, Kim Coates, Ryan Hurst, Mark Boone Junior, Emilio Rivera, Judith Hoag, Ming Na Wen, Kristian Nairn, Manu Bennett
October 28–30, 2016 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
55,000 Jon Bernthal, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Charlie Cox, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Billy Dee Williams, Elden Henson, Peter Weller, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Sean Pertwee, Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Margot Kidder, Dean Cain, Elden Henson, Dennis Rodman, Greg Capullo, Ralph Macchio, Sting, Summer Glau
May 26–28, 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
Robert Englund, Chris Sarandon
October 26–28, 2018 Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Moranis, Jeff Goldblum, John Barrowman, Sean Gunn, Charles Martinet, Michael Rooker,
November 1-3, 2019 Grand Hyatt
San Antonio, Texas
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