While COVID-19 exposure is a risk in any public place, we are dedicated to making our events as safe as possible. This event doesn’t exist without our fans, and we want everyone to be healthy at the con and when they go home. We will be screening all attendees, staff, and exhibitors for covid symptoms upon entry to the venue. We will be sanitizing touch points constantly, and we will be taking extraordinary measures to ensure social distancing is observed at the con.


As of now, attendees, exhibitors, and staff will be required to wear a face covering while they are at the cons. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer and frequent handwashing will be encouraged. Anyone who is not comfortable wearing a face covering or has symptoms of any contagious illness should stay home. This con is not possible unless everyone plays their part and we will be very strict about enforcing these safety measures. Safety is our #1 priority!

Frequently Asked Questions


 Our cons are a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. If you're a fan of Batman, the Avengers, Doctor Who, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Game of Thrones, etc., you'll probably fit right in at our events!! 


 Annapolis Comic-Con has been rescheduled from its original date in 2020 to the new date of March 12, 2022. The next Southern Maryland Comic-Con will be scheduled in fall of 2022. 


 ACC takes place at the Byzantium Center in Riva, close to Annapolis High School. SMCC takes place at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf.  


 Nerd Street Events is owned by Ben Penrod, the founder of Awesome Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Central Florida Comic Con, Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Star Con, and co-founder of Alaska ComiCon. Ben has been obsessed with superheroes his entire life and has been running comic cons since 2011. 


 You can purchase tickets from our ticketing website, https://www.nerdstreetusa.com

Important Info & Policies


Nerd Street is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and rewarding atmosphere. Our cons are meant to be an inclusive space for fans, with a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Gender-based harassment is unacceptable at Nerd Street events. 


Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome and will not be tolerated.


Any weapon that could seriously hurt somebody is not allowed. Specifically, but not limited to:

  • Functional firearms – that includes paintball, airsoft, bb guns, cap guns, any gun that shoots a real projectile or causes a real explosion.

  • Realistic firearms – any gun that could be confused for a real gun.  If it looks like a real gun, it is not allowed. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.

  • Prop weapons made of a hard material such as metal, wood, or glass

  • Functional projectile weapons – any weapon (crossbow, slingshot, etc) that discharges a projectile

  • Metal-bladed weapons

  • Whips

  • Explosives

  • Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, or hockey sticks

  • Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.

Prop weapons are allowed, as long as they meet the following criteria; That they are composed of cardboard, foam, something light. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.

Prop weapons will be allowed at the discretion of staff and uniformed security personnel. Safety is paramount, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be no place to store prohibited weapons on-site. If you have a weapon that is prohibited, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed back in with the weapon.


Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at our events. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate, ever. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or gear.

Volunteer With Us!

We're going to need help making our cons happen, and that's where you come in! Contact us if you're interested in volunteering with Annapolis Comic-Con or Southern Maryland Comic-Con. 

Produced by Nerd Street

Nerd Street is an event production company started and operated by Ben Penrod. Events produced by Nerd Street are Twin Cities Con, Central Florida Comic Con, Des Moines Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Alaska ComiCon, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, and Star Con Orlando.

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