main event

Saturday April 22 – Sunday April 23, 2023

Single Day Pass = $37
Two Day Pass = $65
Kids Under Age 12 = FREE

1. Exhibition Hall – (included with general admission ticket)

40,000 square feet featuring professional all-star DC and Marvel comic book creators, comic book art dealers, and collectible sellers of comic books, toys, cards, games, posters, apparel, and much more!

Location: Hall A (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours:  Saturday & Sunday 4/22-23/2023 10am to 6pm both days

2. Artist Alley (included with a general admission ticket)

This is where your favorite DC and Marvel artists started: Artist Alley!  Come meet local up and coming comic book creators and invest in their creations now before they become big! Support your local comic book creator!

Location: Hall A (Hynes Convention Center)

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday 4/22-23/2023 10am to 6pm both days


3. The Cos-Way (included with a general admission ticket)

An area at Wicked Comic Con solely dedicated to everything cosplay, The Cos-Way features our special cosplay guests, vendors, groups, photographers, photo-op area, and costume contest registration!  Calling all cosplayers!

Location: Hall A LOBBY (Hynes Convention Center)

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday 4/22-23/2023 10am to 6pm both days


4. Costume Contest (included with a general admission ticket)

The Wicked Cosplay Showcase featuring the Wicked Cosplay Competition and Cosplay Catwalk! Entrants can compete for cash prizes and more! Contestants must be 13 years of age or older to compete!

Kids Costume Contest for those 12 and under will be held separately on Sunday 4/23 before the Cosway Runway. Signups will be in the panel room 30 minutes prior.

Click here for complete rules. 

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)

Hours: Saturday 4/22/2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm



  • Most Wicked Costume ($1,000)
  • Runner-Up ($500)
  • Advanced Division ($200)
  • Intermediate Division ($200)
  • Beginner Division ($100)
  • Judge Special Recognition Award


5. Cosplay Programming

New England Cosplay Makers Space:

A first to the New England Convention Scene, this designated area will feature a variety of cosplayers showcasing hands on, interactive setups to demonstrate the different types of cosplay crafting! Demonstrations will vary each day, so you could see something new being done with different craftsman throughout the weekend. From 3D Printing to armor building, leatherworking to sewing, molding and sculpting to priming and painting, our amazing makers will show you their expertise and help you get on the right foot to start into the world of cosplay.

Red Raven Photography Studio

Looking to get the best shots of your amazing cosplays? Red Raven Studios (based in New Bedford, MA) will be on hand, setting up an outstanding photo studio at this year’s show. Be sure to check them out at the show and see what they have in store!

CosWay Runway

Take the walk, strike a pose and showcase your amazing cosplayers for photographers and attendees to see! Happening on Sunday, the FIRST EVER CosWay Runway will allow cosplayers, no matter their age or cosplay skill, to take the stage and show off their cosplays for everyone to see! Signups will be taking place Sunday at the Costume Contest booth, so don’t miss out!

Location: Hall A (Hynes Convention Center)

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm both days

6. The Boston Comic Art Show (included with a general admission ticket)

The value of original comic book art continues to climb. Investing in original comic book art is not only smart, it’s fun! The Boston Comic Art Show features some of the most prominent original comic book art dealers in the country: Comic Art House, Nostalgic Investments, Albert Moy, Kwan Chang, More Great Art, Panel Page Art, The Artist’s Choice, and Essential Sequential!

Location: Hall A (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm both days

7. Panels

PANEL NAME: Jeopardy

PANEL DESCRIPTION: The classic game show Jeopardy is here at Wicked Comic Con! Three contestants test their geek knowledge to be crowned this year’s champion. Twelve categories and a Final Jeopardy question are all that stand between the players and glory! 

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Sunday 11:00am to 12:00pm

PANEL NAME: Dressed to Impress: Competing in Cosplay

PANEL DESCRIPTION: Have you wanted to compete in a costume contest at a convention before? Want to be prepared for the next time you need to step in front of the judges? Join some of are award winning cosplay guests as they answer your questions and tell you the best ways to dress to impress for cosplay competitions!

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Sunday 12:30pm to 1:30pm

PANEL NAME: Where to Start?


Where to Start? How you can start cosplaying from scratch! – Have you wanted to get into cosplaying but don’t think you have the time or just want to jump right in as fast as possible? Join Rachel Maksy and Silhouette Cosplay as they discuss how you can thrift, modify and upcycle your way to cosplaying for the first time!

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Sunday 2:00pm to 3:00pm

PANEL NAME: Deal or No Deal?

PANEL DESCRIPTION: For the first time at Wicked Comic Con, BBE Game Shows presents the game of mystery briefcases. Do you have the luck, guts, and timing to beat the banker and win it all? You just need to answer one simple question…Deal or No Deal?

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Sunday 3:30pm to 4:30pm

PANEL NAME: CosWay Runway

PANEL DESCRIPTION: Come strut your stuff across the stage and showcase your amazing cosplay! Our first ever CosWay RunWay is your best way to showcase your costume without the stress of competing in a costume contest and to let everyone see your amazing cosplay!

Location: Café (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours: Sunday 5:00pm to 6:00pm

8. Portfolio Reviews With Frank Miller Presents’ Dan Didio

As Frank Miller Presents nears the first anniversary of its inception, the independent publishing company is currently engaged in a nationwide artist talent search. FMP Publisher, Dan Didio, will be attending Wicked Comic Con 2023 with the goal of finding the next best talent. Dan will be conducting portfolio reviews all weekend at table 419 on a first come, first served basis. Bring your best sequential art samples, and who knows, it could be your wicked lucky day!

Location: Hall A (Hynes Convention Center)
Hours:  Saturday & Sunday 4/22-23/2023 10am to 6pm both days

after hours

Saturday April 22, 2023

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