June 8, 2024

12:00-6:00 PM

Dole Center

Base access is required to attend.

Are You Ready?

Mark your calendars, set your phasers to stun, and get ready to boldly go where no fan has gone before. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on what’s in store for this epic event!

McConnell Con 2024 Cosplay Contest

See your favorite characters come to life on the Jack Pulley Ballroom stage! The cosplay contest is a competition showcase of costume construction and stage performance, open to cosplayers of all levels of experience. You may choose to sign up for Little League (ages 9 and below), Sidekicks (ages 10-17), Superheroes (ages 18+), or Master Chiefs (All ages of Master Cosplay / Award Winning Cosplay Individual). We also have categories for you super teams who want to enter as a group!

For a full list of rules click here

We want to see your cosplay!

Highlights from Last Year

Previously at McConnell Con…

JK Simmons Video Message

A personal video to McConnell AFB geeks and nerds from J. Jonah Jameson himself!

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2023 Group Cosplay Winner

A super-duper CONGRATS to last year’s cosplay winner in the group category.

For more photos of cosplayers and other highlights, click the gallery link below.

2023 Photo Gallery

Nic Cage Video Message

McConnell AFB was lucky enough to receive an exclusive message from Johnny Blaze actor Nicolas Cage!

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Geek out with us

McConnell Con is the celebration of all things comics, gaming, toys, anime, cosplay & pop culture. We will be bringing to McConnell AFB local comic books and cartoon artists, writers, cosplayers, and so much more!

The event is projected to bring thousands of military-affiliated fans from all over the Kansas region – including members of the Air National Guard, Reserves and Space Force. Being the only Kansas military base hosting an annual comic con, our event has become a hub for local military-connected fans and connoisseurs of comic and pop culture.

Don’t miss this epic celebration of all things nerdy! Bring out (or build!) your best cosplay, grab your wands, and get ready to assemble! We’re putting together an action-packed day! McConnell Con will feature cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, and brain-busting panels to learn more about the nerdy things you love!


Robert J. Dole Community Center
53476 Wichita St.
McConnell AFB, KS 67221

Want to be a vendor? We would love to have you!


Call or email to further discuss vendor & sponsorship opportunities

Interested in being a sponsor?

From simple raffles, competitions, spinning wheels with prizes, to contests or hidden treasures, to many other fun promotional ways, our team will help you make your marketing ideas come true! Let’s talk, True Believers!

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Want to help?

We value your input! If you, or someone you know wants to contribute to McConnell Con, just let us know! We’re looking for volunteers, artists, vendors, panelists, creators and crafters, performers and generally anyone who wants to share their passion with our people.

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