It’s been over two years since LA Comic Con was able to hold an in-person event. But now the celebration is back and bigger than ever this December!

LA Comic Con runs from December 3 – 5. This year’s event actually marks the Con’s 10th show, which is why we’re bringing you 10 reasons to get excited for LA Comic Con this year.

(Hint: You’ll meet the stars from your favorite shows, score exclusive merch, compete in games, and even get your picture with Baby Yoda.)

1. Shop Over 750 Artists & Exhibitors

Looking for the perfect pop-culture holiday gifts, or just want to treat yourself after a long time without Cons? The LA Comic Con exhibition floor has you covered! You can explore the wares of over 750 vendors, artists, and exhibitors this December. Whether you’re looking for a unique piece from an independent shop or the latest merch from big names like Hot Topic and Loungefly, there’s something for everyone on the floor this year.

2. Get Exclusive Merch

It wouldn’t be a Con without some great exclusive merch! This year’s Comic Con LA exclusives include:

  • Sideshow’s Batman Designer Toy Collectible
  • Hot Topic’s Marvel “Doppelganger: Spider-Man” Funko Pop!
  • Batman: The Animated Series: “Two-Face” Funko Pop!
  • Legion M’s Mandy “Red Miller Vodka” Enamel Pin

Plus, Sideshow’s booth will also include a unique photo op with the stunningly lifelike 1:1 scale Grogu from The Mandalorian!

3. Check out the new esports, anime, and gaming hall

This year’s event will be especially exciting for fans of anime, gaming, and e-sports. Thanks to a partnership with PCB Productions, LA Comic Con recently expanded into a whole new hall. The West Hall and Tiltify Arena will host special panels, workshops, and gaming events. Plus, the chance to meet voice actors from huge properties like Demon Slayer, Naruto, Call of Duty and more.

4. Multiple autographs & meet-and-greets with iconic voice actors

Speaking of voice actors – how about the chance to grab up to 15 autographs from the voice behind your favorite anime series and video games? LA Comic Con will introduce the AVOX (Actors Voice Over Expo) signing, which will include autographs and 1-minute meet and greets with up to 15 different voice actors, as well as a limited-edition poster.

5. Friday’s lineup highlights

These are all exciting parts of the Con, but let’s get down to the bulk of the experience – all the awesome panels! The three-day experience kicks off on Friday with the following highlights:

  • Laugh Factory brings comedians Tehran, Trevor Wallace, Max Amini, Jennifer Sterger, Lou Lou Gonzalez and more special guests to the main stage!
  • A Raised by Wolves Season 2 Sneak Peek
  • Star Trek events featuring Nichelle Nichols and more!

6. Saturday’s lineup highlights

Moving on to day two, your Saturday highlights include:

  • A SpongeBob SquarePants panel with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles)
  • 1-on-1 conversations with stars like Zachary Levi, Giancarlo Esposito, Bruce Campbell, and more!
  • An Arrow cast panel and a Smallville Reunion
  • Embracing nostalgia with Batman: Beyond and Boy Meets World
  • Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) will interviews Frank Miller (300, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City)
  • The 6th Annual Cosplay National Championship

7. Sunday’s lineup highlights

Finally, close out an incredible weekend with Sunday’s highlights:

  • The Mandalorian panel with Ming-Na Wen and Giancarlo Esposito
  • A Mighty Morphin Power Rangers panel with Jason David Frank and David Yost
  • My Hero Academia panel with J Michael Tatum, Brandon McInnis, Ricco Fajardo, Alexis Tipton & Christopher Wehkmap
  • Walter Koenig panel at the Star Trek Celebration
  • Lucifer panel with DB Woodside and Lesley-Ann Brandt

8. Meet-and-Greet your heroes

Get up autographs and photo ops with some of the biggest and best names in the entertainment industry, including Zachary Levi, Giancarlo Esposito, Ming-Na Wen, Bruce Campbell, Tom Kenny, and the casts of Arrow, Smallville, Batman: Beyond, Boy Meets World, My Hero Academia and more!

9. Experience AREA21

AREA21, the collaborative project of DJ/producer Martin Garrix and producer/songwriter Maejor, is a conceptual sonic and visual exploration that has the duo making music containing universal messages about humankind as seen through the eyes of their alien alter egos M & M. Their adventures are portrayed through a series of songs and accompanying animated videos produced by award-winning animation studio, Titmouse. Join their mission and let yourself be immersed in the world of AREA21.

10. Accept your afterparty invitation

The party doesn’t stop when the Con ends – it just gets started! Enjoy an immersive trip into the lore of Ghostbusters with in-world set displays, ambient performers, music by incredible DJs, and a live set by The Flux Capacitors!

Come celebrate geek pop culture with us!

That Hashtag Show is the official media partner of LA Comic Con 2021! We’ll be reporting live from the Con floor, bringing you exclusive interviews, breaking news, behind-the-scenes looks and more. Come visit us by the Main Stage or follow us on social media for updates.

Don’t have your tickets yet? Grab them now at