2022 Sideshow Calendar of Events and Convention Schedule
The global collector community is such an amazing group of geeks, we can’t help but celebrate! That’s why we are committed to bringing you the best virtual and IRL events we can. At Sideshow, pop culture is our culture, and we’re here to share the fandom fun all year long.
During Sideshow events, fans can look forward to perks such as Sideshow Rewards, product reveals, giveaways, game shows, livestreams, Comic-Con coverage, and even more surprises. Every celebration brings something different! These events take place on our website, across social media, and even at physical conventions.
In 2022, we have tons of content and conventions to share with you. Read on for the full event calendar and make sure you don’t miss any of the action.
12 Days of Sideshow
From December 25, 2021 to January 5, 2022, Sideshow hosted our annual 12 Days of Sideshow celebration. This online event featured 12 days of new product reveals across a variety of fandoms. You can catch up on which collectibles were revealed by clicking the ornaments on the 12 Days page — it’s like unwrapping a new surprise every day!
On February 9, Sideshow celebrated Frank Frazetta’s life and legacy with an exciting event. We hosted livestreams, including a walkthrough of the Frazetta Art Museum in Pennsylvania. If you missed the Frazetta Art Museum tour when it aired, don’t worry! You can watch the stream below or view the Frazetta Tour & Interview on the official Sideshow YouTube channel.
Art Print Expo
Art Print Expo celebrated the many fine art prints, pop culture posters, lithographs, and more carried by Sideshow’s art print program. From Star Wars™ and Marvel to DC Comics and BTS, we highlighted what your walls need. There were also contests, games, and rewards given out all week long.
March 14 through March 18 was Sideshow’s Birthday Extravaganza — AKA our weeklong 28th anniversary as your source for geek culture and collectibles. We honored this milestone by celebrating YOU, the people who got us this far. We also invited you to explore the latest update to the Ser Sideshow game series. Play NOW at sideshow.com/birthdaybash.
May the 4th – Star Wars Day
The Force was with us all on May the 4th. Sideshow celebrated Star Wars Day by partying hard with our official Facebook groups, giving away tons of Star Wars collectibles, and generally just looking back on what this incredible space saga means to all of us.
Star Wars Celebration
From May 26 to May 29, Sideshow returned to the physical convention scene for our first time in years. At Star Wars Celebration, we displayed new Star Wars figures and statues, and fans also had their own photo op area with the Grogu Life-Size Figure. Thank you for a great IRL get-together, Anaheim!
Sideshow Con and SDCC
Sideshow went all out for the summer convention season. First we hosted our own virtual Sideshow Con event, complete with giveaways, rewards, games, tours of our studio space, and more. Then we headed to SDCC to hang out with you geeks right on the show floor in San Diego. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth, either online or in person! Catch up on all the reveals at side.show/con.
UPCOMING: Fandom Rewind
When: Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19
What to expect: This weeklong event is all about the classics! Fandom Rewind evokes nostalgia with a blast to the past, celebrating your favorite fandoms and collectibles from past decades. Join us for totally tubular shows, quizzes, and contests.
UPCOMING: D23 Expo
When: Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11
What to expect: D23 Expo is your one-stop convention stop for all things Disney. Check back here soon for more details about how Sideshow is celebrating!
UPCOMING: Batman Day
When: Saturday, September 17
What to expect: Holy Batman Day, Batman! Suit up for an online event featuring games and giveaways — all Caped Crusader themed, of course.
UPCOMING: Sideshow New York Con
When: Monday, October 3 to Sunday, October 9
What to expect: Sideshow New York Con coincides with NYCC. Follow us on social media and check back here at a later date for information about Sideshow’s plans for this pop culture convention week.
When: Monday, October 24 to Monday, October 31
What to expect: You think we’re going to give you any information about Spooktacular this far in advance? No way. See you during spooky season, ghouls and geeks!
When: Monday, November 21 to Thursday, November 24
What to expect: Geeksgiving will be celebrated with various livestream content, giveaways, our annual Sideshow Gives Back program, and more. Browse all the fun from last year on our Geeksgiving 2021 YouTube Playlist and be sure to join our Let Your Geek Sideshow Facebook Group — after all, it is a celebration of our favorite geeky community!
December 2022 / January 2023
UPCOMING: 12 Days of Sideshow
When: Sunday, December 25 to Thursday, January 5
What to expect: We’ve come full circle! Another exciting round of the 12 Days of Sideshow will occur between December 25, 2022, and January 5, 2023, with a new product reveal (or reveals) every single day.
Which event(s) are you most looking forward to? Share the excitement with others fans at side.show/geekgroup, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!