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 in 2019 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 Sugoi Expo, 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


Lakeland, FL – Central Florida Comic Con is returning to the RP Funding Center on January 15 &16, 2022, with more celebrity guests, creators, artists, and exhibitors than ever before. The annual Lakeland comic convention, known for comics, pop culture, cosplay, and a family-friendly environment, is expecting over 5,000 attendees for the fourth annual extravaganza. 


“We are expecting massive growth for 2022, so it was up to us to deliver a bigger show than we’ve ever had before,” said Ben Penrod, president of Nerd Street LLC, which operates Central Florida Comic Con. “We’ve got more of everything for this year including more celebrities, vendors, and much more space at the RP Funding Center!” 


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 throughout the weekend. Central Florida Comic Con 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 $20. 


Important Details:


January 15 and 16, 2022

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 


RP Funding Center

701 West Lime St

Lakeland, FL 33815


Confirmed Celebrity Guests:

  • Alexis Tipton (Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tale, Fire Force, My Hero Academia)

  • Chris Wehkamp (Ace Attorney series, Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul, RWBY)

  • Emily Neves (Himouto! Umaru-Chan, My Hero Academia, Steins Gate, Tokyo Ghoul)

  • Josh Grelle (Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia, Soul Eater, Yuri! On Ice)

  • Justin Cook (Dragon Ball Z, Fire Force, Fruits Basket, My Hero Academia)

  • Katelyn Barr (Black Clover, My Hero Academia, Saint Seiya, To Love Ru)

  • Lindsay Seidel (Attack on Titan, Danganronpa, My Hero Academia, Steins Gate, Tokyo Ghoul)

  • Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn comics, Supergirl comics)

  • Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn comics, Painkiller Jane)

  • Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Chowder)

  • Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show)

  • George Lowe (Space Ghost, The Brak Show)

  • Sorah Suhng (Fathom comics, Lady Death comics)

  • Aaron Reynolds (Effin’ Birds)

  • Steve Horton (Bowie comic)

  • And Many more!




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, only a short drive from both the Tampa and Orlando areas. 


About Nerd Street LLC
Nerd Street is an event production company started and operated by Ben Penrod. Nerd Street also produces Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Star Con Orlando, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Nerd Street Wrestling, and co-produces Alaska ComiCon.


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