Tampa isn’t a stranger to the entertainment industry as the Bay Area pays host to its sports teams and their (sometimes lavish) events, holds multiple Fairground celebrations, routinely schedules plays, musicals and art festivals, peppered comic relief shows throughout the area, and we don’t want to leave out the occasional music concerts held at the various arenas. But the buck doesn’t stop there. The Comic Convention industry is another area of entertainment where the city has firmly secured itself on the map. The Tampa Bay Comic Con has been putting on these events for several years and it continues to grow in quality and quantity each year. They started out in a small to mid-sized hotel and within a couple years outgrew the space moving on to the inevitable resting place of the Tampa Convention Center – downtown.
The Tampa Bay Comic Con host company Imaginarium puts on conventions in multiple cities around the Unites States: Tampa, Indiana and yes California. I wouldn’t be surprised if they branch out into other states/cities over the coming years. The Tampa Bay Comic Con (TBCC) is one of Florida’s larger conventions and is Tampa’s largest.