Pop Culture Coming to the Historic East End of Akron Memorial Day Weekend!!

Located Conveniently in the Historic Goodyear Hall

1201 Ohio 18, Akron, OH 44305


We at rubber city pop culture fest just wanted to bring a family friendly charity driven event to the Akron area. This event is over 20 years in the making. “We have been dreaming about doing this for a long time, the right opportunity presented itself so we finally took the leap of faith!!” Daniel Gorman stated. Dan Gorman is a trained Medical Illustrator with his BFA in Medical Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. (1999)  Dan began working as a Sketch Card Artist in 2010 and has since worked on over 120 Licensed Trading Card sets featuring properties that include but are not limited to Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Alien, The Lord of the Rings, and AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Dan’s Partner in this Venture, Jason Miller, has been the eternal dreamer knowing that a Pop Culture Convention would one day be possible. Jason, who goes by Jay, is a shopkeeper by day and comic book marketer and supporter by night. Miller owns Stuff Genie Emporium in Barberton, a wonderland of comic books and related paraphernalia. Jason is also a licensed and bonded auctioneer specializing in toys, comics and records and co-host and co-founder of The Altered Realm Radio Show with Daniel Gorman. When he’s not at the shop or the radio station, he helps market his and Dan’s talents. Whether it be at a ComicCon or other related event, Jason works to promote the concepts and ideas that he and Dan have worked on the past 20 years. Together Dan and Jason have created and worked on a few highly successful projects which include “The Akron Knight”, an on-going online webcomic, The Altered Realm Radio Show and now Rubber City Pop Culture Fest which the duo hope will be the premier Pop Culture Event for the City of Akron, Ohio.


The weekend kicks off Friday at 4pm till 8pm. This Preview night is only $5.00 so folks can experience the event if they are going away for the weekend. We have weekend passes available for those who want to experience it ALL for 25.00!! Hours are

Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10 am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Admission $15.00 Adults Saturday and Sunday Kids $5.00
Check out how to get $5.00 off Ticket Price by bringing approved donation

Other events for the weekend are Cosplay Contest 2:30 on Saturday with celebrity judges and great prizes for the 4 age groups. The Contest will be run by Rubber City Cosplay.

Undaground Wrestling will be doing a wrestling Seminar Friday evening from 4-8 pm with WWE Legend Pat Tanaka. There will be a “Burning Rubber” Main Event will start at 5pm.

Sunday Morning 8 am-10am at the east Akron Cemetery will start the “Walk With a Walker” Charity Zombie Walk. Walk with “The Walkng Dead” Celebrity Walkers Stephen Vining and Tim Proctor.

Sunday at 3:30 pm will be a Charity Auction with awesome Pop Culture items including signed items and art. Auction conducted by J. Miller’s Buddah’s Auction Works. Pics and more info



Akron Snow Angels and Project Retread

  • The Bulb Media Filming All Weekend
  • EB Entertainment Keeping it all Rocking
  • 5 FOOD TRUCKS including Lobster Louies and Planet Sub
  • Big Mike and Jesse from Discovery Channel
  • Stephen Vining and Tim Proctor from “The Walking Dead”
  • Matthew Horak from Marvel Comics and Earthquaker Pedals
  • Shawn Coss from Cyanide and Happiness


Contact info:
Jason Miller 330-730-8744
Daniel Gorman 330-608-1213