Coast Con 2017 saw an increase in venue size by almost 3 times the original size. Artist Alley grew threefold as well, with over 40 artist participating in 2017. Exhibitors Hall was also a new addition as well Community/Industry tables for local organizations and businesses to come out and promote themselves and network with the community. Titan Con, Extra Life, Ronin Expo and more.
Panels and workshops hosted by Captain Saavy, EpicCosplay Wigs and fans also debuted in 2017.
Coast Con rescheduled it’s new date to April. With a first year experience and determination to improve upon the previous year, the organizers reached out to the community and received some new help. Coast Con saw support in the way of sponsors such as: Crunchyroll, EpicCosplay Wigs, ArsenicXCyanide, iBuyPower, Funimation, Twitch TV and TESPA.
Coast Con 2017 was the debut our first premiere guest, Kira Buckland. Kira Buckland has starred in various roles inlcuding Umi Sonoda [Love Live!], Beatrice [Re:Zero] and more recently 2B from Nier: Automata.
Coast Con 2017 also brought the debut of its itasha alley hosted by the former Otaku Thursday organization.