About StocktonCon

StocktonCon looks forward to seeing you all again at Stockton Arena on August 13–14, 2022!

StocktonCon at Stockton Arena comes with enhanced health, safety and hygiene procedures in place. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons present at StocktonCon, including but not limited to, attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors and staff voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


As of April 1, 2022, the California Department of Public Health has lifted its mandate requiring anyone attending large indoor events to provide proof of vaccination or negative test. StocktonCon will NOT be requiring proof of vaccination or negative test to attend StocktonCon Summer 2022. It is strongly recommended that all attendees wear Masks when indoors.

As always, we will update when the situation warrants. If you have any specific questions, please email us at StocktonCon@yahoo.com.

What is StocktonCon?

The goal of StocktonCon is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area  and to give attendees the chance to experience a wide variety of popular culture (comics, card games, video games,  anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television and movies).

It is also StocktonCon’s intention to raise awareness and funds in conjunction with the local charities.

When and where is StocktonCon?

Our next StocktonCon is set for August 13-14, 2022 at Stockton Arena located at 248 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA.

The hours of StocktonCon are 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday.

For Information regarding Stockton Arena – please follow this link –

Where can I buy tickets to StocktonCon?

Please go to HERE for all information regarding tickets.

I’m an artist, how may I display my talents at StocktonCon?

More information on how to participate can be found HERE.

May I dress as my favorite pop culture icon?

Absolutely. We would love to see you dressed up as your favorite character. Please understand that StocktonCon is a family event, so please keep that in mind when putting together your costume.

This year will feature a Costume Contest. Information for the contest is pending, but check back HERE for details as they become available.

What is your weapons policy?

StocktonCon encourages fans to cosplay as their favorite pop culture icons! For everyone’s safety and for a relaxing event, here are some cosplay guidelines.

  1. No real firearms. That includes firearms that shoot only blanks or BB’s.
  2. Replica weapons must stand out as fake from at least 10 feet away. An orange safety tip is required on all replica weapons.
  3. If any type of blade weapon is sharp enough or has a pointed tip, so that it might cut or pierce the skin – it will not be allowed into StocktonCon.
  4. Solid prop weapons which have enough weight to cause physical harm with even a medium swing are not  allowed.
  5. Functioning fake projectile weapons – even “Air Soft”, water guns, squirt guns, and any toy that is capable of actually firing a projectile, liquid, or object of any type are not allowed.
  6. Weapons will be peace bonded either while you wait in the registration line (prior to 10am) or at the information booth. Your item will be identified so that staff and attendees know it is safe and approved.
  7. Aiming, brandishing and pointing any and all weapons at other attendees is not acceptable. If you are in violation of this rule, you may be asked to leave Stockton Arena.
  8. If this doesn’t answer your question, please bring your replica weapon or prop to our weapons check area near the front entrance.

I have a question you didn’t answer here. How may I contact you?

Please feel free to send any questions HERE.