Tampa Comic Con will go on in July with new safety precautions

Mad Max Fury Road Cosplayers pose at Comic Con circa 2015

There’s nothing like Tampa Bay Comic Con. This annual event features stunning cosplay, an opportunity to shop comics and original art from creators across the region, meet some of your favorite celebrities, and engage in panel discussions from writers, actors, and artists.

The Convention will live on. The organizers announced that the event will happen July 10-12, 2020.

Ghost Rider cosplay at TBCC 2015

Comic Con to happen with new health and safety measures

After nearly two months of uncertainty, they received confirmation from the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Fire Marshal that TBCC 2020 will move forward with numerous health measures enacted by the venue and various levels of government, to keep attendees, exhibitors, guests, and staff as safe as possible. Below you’ll find some of the measures that will be enacted:

1) Temperature screenings will be mandatory for all occupants prior to entering Tampa Convention Center. Those exhibiting temperatures above a certain level will not be allowed entry into the convention.

2) Tampa Convention Center has increased cleaning and disinfection procedures in high-traffic areas such as elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more.

3) Hand sanitizing stations shall be set through the pre-function space and high traffic areas at entrance points.

4) Interior occupancy of the exhibit hall, ballrooms, and meeting rooms shall be strictly limited, with one-way ingress and one-way egress of all interior spaces.

Storm Troopers and Darth Vader post in the Convention Hall at TBCC 2016

Tom Felton, Kevin Nash among teased celebrities

To purchase tickets, and for more information, visit Tampa Bay Comic Con’s website.

Teased celebrities include Tom Felton, better known as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, former WWE and WCW World Champion Kevin Nash, Paul Bettany, known for playing The Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Kel Mitchell, from Keenan & Kel, Good Burger and All That.

Follow Tampa Bay Comic Con on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.

Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin Street

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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