Tiger Con is an anime, sci-fi, gaming, cosplay and comic convention held in Valdosta, Georgia on the weekend of September 30th through October 1st, 2023. This will be our fifth year hosting the convention. We trace our origins to the Moody Comics and Anime Club on Moody Air Force Base. Moody AFB is the home of the Flying Tigers, and while our convention is not officially connected with the Air Force, we have selected the name Tiger Con to reflect our origins as a base club. Along those same lines, our mascot Tora was designed to evoke the idea of a flying tiger. She has tiger ears, paws and tail, along with a pair of wings.
We began in 2018 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, in Valdosta and had about 400 attendees. For our second year we had approximately 550 attendees! Up 150 from the previous year! For our third and fourth years, we moved to the Rainwater Convention Center, a much larger venue and it’s a good thing we did. For 2021 we had over 900 attendees! The most recent Tiger Con, in 2022, had 975 total attendees.
We’re looking forward to breaking 1000 at Tiger Con 2023! This year we will be at the Valdosta State University Student Union! This is a three story recreational facility that has a built in movie theater, food court, large ballroom for our vendors to set up in, incredible game room for both video and tabletop gaming, and best of all, WAY more meeting rooms for our panels, workshops, and contests!
This convention is always very friendly to military and first responders, who receive a significant discount on ticket prices. And this year we’re extending that same discount to VSU students and faculty! Keep checking back for updates. We will pass on next year’s guest announcements, scheduling, and other important info as soon as we can. Also, check out our facebook and instagram pages at:
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