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Cosplay Convention Center

Cosplay Convention Center exists because it should be easier to discover events. Founded in 2016, Cosplay Convention Center has helped hundreds of thousands of people discover events to attend. When Covid struck, the convention world was total turmoil, and we made the difficult decision to sit back an observe. Between cancelations and postponements, it was an impossible task for our two-man team to attempt to keep the information in our database accurate and up to date.

As 2022 entered early fall we decided a decision needed to be made regarding this project. It was either time to reignite the engine and move forward which had always been our plan or perhaps, it was time to step away from the project. 2016 was not that long ago but so many things had changed in the world as well as in us, we aren’t the same people we were six short years ago.

Cosplay Convention Center does exactly what it was designed to do and still does it well. In addition to discovering events, we partner with Stay22 a Canadian based company which inserts mini-map hotel maps into the convention results. You can find an event and book your hotel all at once. The site offers you multiple ways to discover events, Region, State, Theme, & Date.

Thank you for taking a moment to learn a little bit about Cosplay Convention Center. I’ll be in the back drinking coffee updating the database so please feel free to contact me

– Benjamin Santos (Founder of Cosplay Convention Center)

Benjamin Santos

Greetings! I'm Benjamin Santos and I am the founder of Cosplay Convention Center. I began attending conventions about 9 years ago and like many of you, discovered a passion for them and the community I discovered. The combination of talented individuals paired with the welcoming, fun atmosphere instantly made me want to attend more & more events.

Like many of you who have ventured into attending multiple conventions, whether for fun or for business, I heard a common observation from everyone I spoke with; It should be easier to find events. Event Organizers, attendees & Industry Professionals all shared a common problem. Solving this problem is what brought Cosplay Convention Center into existence.

A simple to use, accurate, mobile friendly site. One Site to Find Them All - Cosplay Convention Center was officially launched on February 29th of 2016. To date we have helped over 132,000 and counting people discover over 3000 conventions to attend.

Gerry Shannon and I are the two-man team behind it but we are backed by an amazingly supportive and diverse group of individuals who are directly involved in the convention eco system at all levels. The input they have provided us on the project has made the site what it is today. I hope you enjoy using the site to discover conventions as well as the Industry Professionals who attend them. There are over 30 different themes to help you discover the conventions you want to attend. Welcome to Cosplay Convention Center - Conventions are Waiting!

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Thanks for learning a little more about us, enjoy the site!


Ben Santos

Gerry Shannon

The database manager and webmaster who turns my concepts into digital reality. Gerry and I met in November of 2015 when we were introduced by a mutual friend. Over the course of lunch he became hooked on the idea of Cosplay Convention Center. It is a true joy collaborating with him on this project. His contributions on the back and front end have helped mold the site into what it is today. Many a night we found ourselves awake talking on the phone while tweaking the site and realizing it was the early hours and sleep might be needed.

You can have a beautifully designed site with a lightweight CMS custom built to your website needs. With a Bachelor's degree in theatre, a Master's in computer science and being a con goer himself, he understands the needs of a con while bringing creativity and programming know how to the table. Email Gerry for more details.

Things Gerry can offer ...

A Custom CMS
  • Database Driven
  • No need to know HTML or any coding
  • Website updates from your phone (Responsive design)
  • Never need plugins (they bog down your site)

Delightful Website
  • Looks great on Mobile (Responsive Design)
  • Fantastic SEO
  • Loads Quickly (lightweight elements)
  • User friendly
  • Elegant design concepts

Added fun features could also be included (Easter Eggs and the like)

Check out some of our work.

Gerry's Resume.

Gerry Shannon