Press Release: CollectiveCon – April 1st – 3rd 2016 Stars Headline Pop Culture Weekend

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Robin Lord Taylor, Kevin Sorbo and Candice Patton

Headline Pop Culture Weekend at Collective Con 2016

Collective Con now entering its second year and returning to the Jacksonville Fairgrounds April 1st-3rd 2016, featuring an impressive line up of stars, including Robin Lord Taylor, whose portrayal of the Penguin in FOX  TV’S Gotham, has become one of the most popular characters on Television.  Also appearing is the beautiful and talented Candice Patton from the CW’s The Flash. She plays Iris West, a love interest to the The Flash. Nominated for 3 Teen Choice Awards for 2015, for her role, she is a star on the rise.

These contemporary A listers will be joined by TV veteran Kevin Sorbo the star of  Hercules, the Legendary Journeys (1993-1999), the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.  Besides being available for photo ops, signings and panel discussions, Kevin Sorbo will also be on site for the Race to Mt. Olympus 5K and 1K fun run.  The 5k is a fundraiser for a World Fit For Kids and other programs geared towards Kevin’s mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for improving themselves. Sorbo has had an impressive career as a star of TV and Film, including the lead role as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”.  The first show created by Roddenberry after Star Trek was cancelled.  Andromeda debuted as the number one, hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at number one for its entire run from 2000-2005.

This years list of Voice Actors, is equally impressive. Including Janet Varney (Legend of Korra, Entourage), Robin Atkin Downs (Metal Gear Solid, The Strain), Cristina Vee (Sailor Moon, league of Legends).

This years Comic Book artists include M. Zachary Sherman, Seth Mann, Clay Mann and more, with credits ranging from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Poison Ivy, Star Wars,  X-Men, Gambit, Magneto: Not a Hero, Lord Of The Rings, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Archie Comics.

Collective Con is packed with activities and experiences for any age attendee, including Cosplayers,  Replica Props, Classic Arcade games, Console games, Costume Contests, Exhibitors Hall, and Artist Alley.


Collective Con will be announcing more guests, including its music line-up, and ancillary events around Jacksonville’s urban core.  Tickets and up-to-date information available at:

For photos and interviews and press needs please contact

Max Michaels at


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