Comic Convention Returns to Philly

One of the nation’s biggest and best conventions for comic and sci-fi fans returns to Philly this summer, and all the action is just minutes from your 1500 Locust apartment.

The Keystone Comic Convention is slated for Aug. 23-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, bringing together some of the biggest names in the television and film industries for a day of mixing and mingling with their fans. The event, just six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, features something for everyone.

There will be an “artist’s alley,” where dozens of talented artists from around the country will showcase their renderings of your favorite superheroes, comic stars and more, all for purchase. If you’re a sci-fi fan and in need of some new décor for your 1500 Locust apartment, this is a great spot to get some ideas. The convention will also host meet and greet and photo ops with stars of your favorite shows and films. For instance, some of the announced celebs include actors from “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Avengers,” “X-Men” and more. Visitors can opt for photos with the celebrities, autograph signing or a combination—with packages that allow you to custom build your fan experience.

The convention also features dozens of vendors, offering one-of-a-kind merchandise, artwork and more. And since the event is located right in the heart of Center City, you’re also just minutes from all of the city’s best restaurants. At a daylong event like Keystone Comic Convention, you’ll doubtlessly need to stop to refill and refresh, and the Convention Center is just a block from standout venues like the Reading Terminal Market. This favorite of convention-goers features dozens of dining options, from sandwiches to salads and everything in between, and also offers you the chance to relax and get to know other comic fans outside of the chaos of the Convention Center.

Whether you’re a comic fanatic or not, the Keystone Comic Convention is a great way to explore your interests, connect with local fans and maybe even get a little starstruck as you meet your favorite celebs. And best yet, it’s all just minutes from home!

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107