Nickel City Con returned in May of 2017 at the Buffalo Convention Center. Hopes and expectations were high to improve on the inaugural show. Headlining for 2017 was none other than Star Trek legend William Shatner! Our roster didn’t stop there, we also had Sam Jones from The Flash, Billy Dee Williams from Star Wars, Buck Rogers star Erin Gray, and also Erik Stolhanske from our favorite comedies like Beerfest and Super Troopers among many others! Nickel City Con also hosted a variety of WWE wrestlers, like Jake the Snake, and Diamond Dallas Page! To round out the cast list, we also had Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things, Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek, and Martin Klebba from Pirates of the Caribbean!
In 2017, we also added a focus to adding to our comic artist lineup as well! Headlined by the savior of the Iron-Man series, Bob Layton, Artist Alley was certainly a treat for fans of al art, from comic books to famous tv animators like Phil Ortiz. The opportunity to have yourself sketched as if you were in an episode of The Simpsons offered all fans a whole new way to interact with our artist guests!
As a result of the huge guest and artist addition, we saw attendance numbers nearly triple from 4,500 visitors to 11,500 and sets us up to grow even more in the upcoming years!