If you are interested in covering Central Florida Comic Con, you can EMAIL US for interview requests. If you would like to attend the event as a press/media representative, you can APPLY HERE. 

Please request celebrity interviews pre-show. It is very unlikely that you will be able to interview celebrity guests on-site. 

CFCC's Story

Central Florida Comic Con is a pop culture, media, and comic book convention in Lakeland, Florida. CFCC was created by Ben Penrod, founder of comic cons in over ten cities, including Awesome Con in Washington, DC. Ben has lived in Central Florida since 2014 and recognized that the RP Funding Center would be the perfect location for a new comic con. CFCC is produced by Ben's company Nerd Street, which also organizes the Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, and co-promotes the Alaska ComiCon. 

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CFCC 2022 Press Release Coming Soon



2021 Press Release

Lakeland, FL – On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic and the postponement of the original event dates in January, the Central Florida Comic Con will return to the RP Funding Center on June 12 and 13, 2021. The con will return with the same zeal for comics, pop culture, cosplay, and celebrity guests as before. Fans can join the fun with Karan Ashley (Power Rangers), Paul Schrier (Power Rangers), Kara Eberle (RWBY), Kyle Phillips (One Piece, My Hero Academia), Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men), George Lowe (Space Ghost), as well as many others!


“It was important to me that we brought CFCC back to Lakeland in 2021,” said Ben Penrod, president of Nerd Street LLC, which operates CFCC. “We weren’t able to have the con on our usual January date, but we had a few extra months to plan and make sure that this event is even more amazing.” 


For those who haven’t attended before, Central Florida Comic Con is an event for fans of comics, toys, TV, film, art, gaming, and all other things considered ‘nerdy.’ It’s a great place to meet with actors, comic book creators, and other fans. Alongside the celebrities and artists, there will be vendors, discussion panels, and other related events taking place at the con. CFCC will also feature a costume contest each day to find the best cosplayers in Central Florida. Tickets are on sale already and start at only $15. 


Important Details:


Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 2021

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 


RP Funding Center

701 West Lime St

Lakeland, FL 33815




Twitter: @CentralFlaCon


About Central Florida Comic Con

Central Florida Comic Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. CFCC was founded in 2019 and takes place annually at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. 

About Nerd Street
Nerd Street is an event production company started and operated by Ben Penrod, founder of Awesome Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Central Florida Comic Con, Alaska ComiCon, Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Nerd Street Wrestling, and Star Con Orlando.

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