The Ultimate Fan Experience Awaits The Hottest Ticket In The Northeast

May 14 - 17, 2015 Atlantic City Convention Center


Experience the hottest new Con on the circuit! Atlantic City's biggest Comic/Geek/Cosplay Convention, AC Boardwalk Con places YOU in the Winner's Circle. Whether you're a casual comic collector, a Whovian, Trekkie, or you spend months sewing every stitch of your Spidey Suit, ACBC has created this Con just for YOU!

Joker, Harley Quinn and Gambit would feel right at home as ACBC is set against the gorgeous backdrop of the famous AC Casino Skyline, the newly restored AC Boardwalk, and the beach and the Atlantic Ocean!

Destination: Atlantic City

ACBC is held at the AC Convention Center, a state of the art facility that is 4 blocks off of the Atlantic Ocean. With over 10 casinos and 4 miles of continuous boardwalk just feet away, AC is the perfect location for a Con Destination Getaway!

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Attend & Be Amazed!

Walk the floor! Meet the Creators! Learn how to draw! Stand and Pose in your spandex! Try your hand at the newest games! You can do all of this and so much more at ACBC...

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Daily Planet & Daily Bugle Have Nothing On Us

Get all of the latest news about ACBC! Who's coming? What's happening? What surprises do we have in-store for you?

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Want to Be Part of the Show?

Exhibitors, Retailers, Artists, Talent, Sponsors… Learn more about how you can be part of ACBC. Special deals for early commitment!

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AC BOARDWALK CON is a show about the fans, for the fans.

We've created a truly unique experience at every touch-point that we're confident will resonate with both new fans and life-long Geeks. We have seamlessly merged the genres of comics, gaming, horror, and Cosplay to coexist. The convention hall has over 300,000 square feet of exhibitor floor space, a nearly 30,000 square foot Cosplay Ballroom, over 40 classrooms (see below!) and a Midnight Masquerade Parade on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. ACBC has made every single consumer experience to be about raising the fans' awareness, interest and education of the things we all love.

Want to learn how to do a body sculpt from scratch? Watch as a live model is slathered in alginate in our 200-level class on the 4th Floor! Care to sketch alongside Phil Jimenez as he teaches a Master's Class on drawing for comics using live models? Grab your sketch pad and go! Can't draw a stick figure without erasing half of the page? Come to our 100-level class on the 3rd Floor that teaches basic drawing techniques for comics. Dying to create the next Angry Birds app? Then you'll want to be part of the 400-level class on advanced app creation and marketing.

But the experiences and interactions aren't just in the Classrooms.
On the show floor, our exhibitors are encouraged to take advantage of our pop-up stages, scattered throughout the hall, which allow for impromptu demonstrations, announcements, and giveaways! Always wanted to hear what an editor from Boom! Studios is looking for in new talent submissions? Now's your chance! Or perhaps a living legend may make an appearance on one of these stages for an unannounced Q & A. It's a way to knock down the "4th Wall" of cons and let you, the fans, get up close and personal with the people that make Geek... well... Cool!

Cosplayers... aren't you tired of being photo-bombed by a sea of people when fans try to take your photos? We've created over 7 large format (emphasis on LARGE) backdrops with multiple scenes that you can pose in front of so people can take your photos... FOR FREE. Need ideas on how to make that costume really come together? Visit our Costume Workshops on the 3rd Floor and talk to one of our Broadway and Hollywood Costumers and Special Effects Artists who will not only talk you through your idea, but will help you as you jump on one of the supplied Sewing Machines or use the Cutting Tables, Glue Zones, Paint Zones or more! And with the Cosplay Ballroom open until 2 AM, you can work on your costume all day and still have plenty of time to show it off until the wee hours of the morning!

Gamers who have been dying to try the latest games, we've got options for you as well. But instead of just walking up to a kiosk, we've asked our exhibitors to include their Dev Team (where applicable) to answer questions about the builds, etc. We're also showcasing a table gaming area where you can while away your time with new friends.

And just because we feel Atlantic City is Magical... make sure to attend the Friday Night Midnight Live (well, technically some of it's dead!) Medium Reading with one of the country's top famed Mediums.

Oh... and we have guests. We're continually working on convention guests that you've always wanted to meet! We have some great tricks up our sleeves! Can't wait to see you there!

Venue: The Place to Be!

Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Atlantic City Fun Facts:

The Atlantic City Boardwalk was the first boardwalk in the United States, having opened on June 26, 1870. The Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet in the north and runs along the beach south-west to the city limit 4 miles away then continues 1 - 1/2 miles into Ventnor City. Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores, restaurants, and amusements. Notable attractions include the Boardwalk Hall, House of Blues, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. Also, home to the Miss America Pagent, Atlantic City served as the inspiration for the original version of the board game Monopoly.

AC Stats:

  • 12 Casinos
  • 60+ Hotels
  • 19 Golf Courses
  • 200+ Restaurants
  • 100+ Retail Outlets
  • 100+ Shops
  • 100+ Attractions
  • 228 Steps to Summit Hiking Trail
  • May Temperature 76 ° F / 67 ° F

<strong>Stay the Weekend:</strong> AC Style

Stay the Weekend: AC Style

ACBC is held at the AC Convention Center, a state of the art facility that is 4 blocks off of the Atlantic Ocean. With over 10 casinos and 4 miles of continuous boardwalk just feet away, AC is the perfect location for a Con Destination Getaway!

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Tickets go on sale starting December 20, 2013!

1 Day Pass

Down for the day? Experience this amazing event! Open from 10 AM – 2 AM on Friday/Sat and 10 AM – 7 PM on Sunday*

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Weekend Pass

Can’t get enough? You need all 3 days! Don’t forget to get the Weekend PLUS PASS adding Thursday night’s Pre-Party from 7 PM – 2 AM!

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VIP Package

It’s AC! Everyone wants to be treated like a VIP! We’ve put together a great package that you’ll love! Limited Availability!

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Add some bling to your experience! Check out our SPEEDY PASS, our PLUS PASS and of course the EVENING BALLROOM PARTY PASS! Information on all of these options is available on our ticket page. Just click one of the boxes above!

* ACBC EXPERIENCE hours are from 10 AM – 7 PM, Friday & Saturday, and form 10 AM – 5 PM on Sunday. The ACBC EXPERIENCE includes the Exhibit Floor and the Ballroom in Hall A. The Evening Ballroom Party in Hall A is from 7 PM – 2 AM and is included with PLUS PASS, VIP PACKAGE or EVENING BALLROOM ONLY tickets. Thursday night’s Pre-Party is available with WEEKEND PLUS PASS and VIP PACKAGE only.


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