FantaCon was conceived in 1978 and the first show was held
1979 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY.
I freely admit that I used my mentor’s shows (Phil Seuling) as a template. The best shows are run by people who CARE about what they were doing, their guests and attendees, and bringing the industry together. FantaCon has worked hard to maintain that same level of personalized care, and are known for attending to the needs of our guests above and beyond any other show in the country. We make every effort to make our large show feel intimate and welcoming as possible for all the fans and vendors that join in the celebration.
Join us this year for our 36th anniversary! You’ll be happy you did!
~ Tom S.
Founder and Chairman