StocktonCon Winter 2022

StocktonCon looks forward to seeing you all again at Stockton Arena on January 16, 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.


Under the state of California COVID guidelines, all attendees at StocktonCon Winter will require either proof of vaccination OR a negative antigen COVID-19 test within one day of the event OR a negative PCR test within two days of the event. Attendees must verify with physical proof that they meet either criteria, and attendees 18+ must provide identification as well.

It has also been determined that StocktonCon Winter will require masks for all attendees, guests and vendors, regardless of vaccination status. Cosplay masks, neck gaiters or bandanas will not be acceptable as a face covering. Masks must fit securely around your nose and mouth.

Costume and Cosplay

These policies apply to cosplay and costume pieces. Face coverings must be visible at all times. For this reason, headwear and cosplay pieces which cover the face must still wear an approved mask under the covering. If your face is fully covered, please be prepared to remove the covering to show the mask underneath. We appreciate your understanding.

Mask Guidelines

These are the only occasions when the mask is allowed to be removed:
* Designated dining areas (when actively eating and drinking)

Occasions where masks are not required:

* Children under two years old, due to the risk of suffocation.
* People with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that precludes wearing a mask. This includes those for whom a mask could obstruct breathing; who are unconscious or incapacitated; unable to remove a mask without assistance; people for whom seeing the mouth is essential for  communication: hearing impaired, or those communicating with a person who is hearing impaired; people for whom wearing a mask would create a risk as they work.

If you are not vaccinated and cannot or are unable take a Covid-19 test, unfortunately you may not attend StocktonCon this year and we’ll hopefully see you at our next event!

When and where is StocktonCon Winter 2022?

StocktonCon Winter is on Sunday, January 16th – from 11am-5pm at Stockton Arena – located at 248 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA.

Where can I buy tickets to StocktonCon Winter 2022?

Tickets will be available at the door for $15 and are available for the pre-sale price of $10. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!

You can pick them up in person at the following locations. As always, there are no service fees for cash purchases!
Tickets are $13 at the door.

Al’s Comics (Coming Soon)
Stockton Arena Arena Box Office (Coming Soon)

Cruisers (Coming Soon)

Elk Grove
Big Pop Shop (Coming Soon)

Comic Grapevine (Coming Soon)
The Launchpad (Coming Soon)

Fantastic Collectibles (Coming Soon)
Cruisers (Coming Soon)

Modesto Comics (Coming Soon)
Invincible Comics (Coming Soon)
Cruisers (Coming Soon)
(4931 McHenry Ave. – 4120 Dale Rd.
4000 E. Briggsmore Ave. locations)

Cruisers (Coming Soon)

A-1 Comics, Inc (Coming Soon)
Comics & Collectibles (Coming Soon)
Empire’s Comics Vault (Coming Soon)

San Leandro
The Comic Shop (Coming Soon)

Suisun City
Waterfront Comics (Coming Soon)

Cruisers (Coming Soon)

Union City
Comic & Figure Addicts (Coming Soon)

May I dress as my favorite game character?

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

What is your weapons policy?

StocktonCon Winter 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.

What is your Code of Conduct?

StocktonCon Game Fest believes in a welcoming environment that provides a safe and fun environment for games, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or orientation. We would expect all of our attendees to treat others with respect and always be aware of their surroundings and actions. Any violence, threats, bullying, harassment or derogatory actions of any kind will not be tolerated. Speech that includes racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and other offensive language is not allowed.

Anyone that finding themselves in a situation where they feel unsafe or sees an action of another attendee that is violating the code, should contact a Game Fest staff member or Stockton Arena staff member so the matter can be attended to right away.

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

Please feel free to send any questions HERE.