Twin Cities Con Debuts in Minneapolis

Inaugural Pop Culture Festival to Bring in Dozens of Celebrities, including Catherine Tate, John Barrowman, Antony Starr and Will Friedle


October 2 & 3, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center


MINNEAPOLIS (September 9, 2021) – The inaugural Twin Cities Con will debut at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 2nd Ave. So.) on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.


Twin Cities Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. If you’re a fan of Batman, Marvel, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, etc., you’ll probably fit right in at TCC!


Fans of all ages are invited to join the fun and meet internationally known TV and movie actors, anime voice actors, comic creators and other entertainers including*:

John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow)

Catherine Tate (Doctor Who, The Office)

Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible)

Antony Starr (The Boys, Banshee)

Austin St. John (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, Accepted, John Wick)

Leah Clark (My Hero Academia)

Jason Liebrecht (My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, One Piece)

Aaron Reynolds (Writer: Effin’ Birds)

Kyle Phillips (My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, One Piece)

Amanda Conner (Artist: Harley Quinn, Supergirl)

…and more to be announced!


“We are so excited to bring this event to Minnesota,” said Ben Penrod, founder of Twin Cities Con. “This will be a perfect weekend outing for fans and families. I suspect many hard-working cosplayers are already planning their costumes for the event!”


Alongside the celebrities and artists, there will be vendors, discussion panels, and other related events taking place at the con. Twin Cities Con will also feature a costume contest each day to find the best cosplayers in the area.


For a complete list of the dozens of TV and movie stars, wrestlers, cosplayers, animation and anime professionals, creators, and entertainers scheduled to attend, please visit


Event Hours:

  • Saturday, Oct. 2          10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 3            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Featured Activities:

  • Costume Contests
  • Celebrity Guest Q&A Sessions
  • Tabletop Gaming Tournaments
  • Discussion panels and workshops
  • Exhibitor and Artist Marketplace with merchants selling comics, art, toys, and more



Prices range from $15 for a one-day Sunday pass to $75 for the Twin Cities Con VIP Pass (includes two-day admission, early entry, t-shirt, and art print)

Children 10 and under are FREE with a paid adult.

For more information and to order online, visit


COVID-19 Attendance Protocol:

Any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering is required to wear a mask or cloth face covering at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is in accordance with City of Minneapolis and CDC guidance regardless of vaccination status.


Twin Cities Con attendees must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result received within 72 hours of entry.

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