Pittsburgh welcomes back huge pop-culture event

November 24, 2013 by  

The Steel City Con, also known as the Pittsburgh Toy, Comic and Childhood Collectibles Show is returning to the city for three days next month. It is considered the largest show of its type in the United States and takes up over 100,000 square feet.

The event will feature many well-known actors, writers, and artists, along with 750 vendors tables, a costume contest, gaming tournaments, and discussion panels. Some of the guests taking part in this year’s event include actors George Takei, Michael Biehn, Kylie Szymanski, and Ted Dibiase. In addition, a charity auction will be held to help raise funds for the Autism Society.

Vendors can rent tables for $119 for all three days. They are set to sell a wide variety of items including vintage toys, action figures, die-cast models, military toys, Disney collectibles, comic books, photographs, and movies. It may be the place to go to finally finish off a collection.

Events of this size usually advertise widely in the Pittsburgh area. They often turn to local print companies for products such as posters and flyers that can be distributed for a low cost.

The Steel City Con is taking place at the Monroeville Convention Center from December 6 to 8. Admission is $15 per day or $25 for a three day pass, while children aged five and under are admitted free of charge. Those who buy passes will get into the show an hour earlier than everyone else. For more information, and for an updated guest list, visit the official website.