Thousands expected at SEMOCon in Poplar Bluff

Break out the cosplay outfits because SEMOCon is coming back to Poplar Bluff, Missouri!


The event kicks off at the Black River Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 14 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16.

Anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to make their way to the event each day.

Dust off those old costumes because there will be cosplay contests.

Then make your way through more than 150 booths featuring comic books, Star Wars, Lego, Vintage Toys, Dr. Who and much more.

Or stop in the dedicated gaming room!


Special Guests:

  • Celebrity guest actor: John Anderson
    John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional “Trick Talking Meat”. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Tag, Black Panther, Stranger Things, Sleepy Hollow, and many more.
  • Celebrity guest artist: The Art of Matthew Atchley
    Matthew Atchley is a celebrity artist and actor known for his hand-drawn intricately detailed illustrations. He has created artwork for several actors from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, Arrow, The Flash, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Napoleon Dynamite to just name a few.
  • SEMOcon guest artist: Tabatha Moore
    Tabatha won our artist contest last year and designed our logo for 2018. Make sure to stop by her table and check out more of her art!
  • SEMOcon Cosplay 2017 Best in Show: Matthew Standing Eagle
    Matthew “Standing Eagle” Aguilar is a man who appreciates the classics, with much attention given to historical detail and a strong inspirational message.

You can find schedules for the events for each day here!

We suggest you bring your camera along just in case you run into any “Super” characters.

Single day pass tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, or get a full weekend pass for $25.

There are deals for folks who purchase their tickets early. CLICK HERE to get yours.

Let your inner nerd be free and come out to enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and comics!