Ready for the (Socially-Distanced) FreeCon Afterparty?

926 Bar & Grill will be hosting the fourth annual FreeCon afterparty Saturday night, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Join us for a night of great music with DJ Brian Gladden and a few surprises as well. Admission is just $5 for 18+

This will be an in-person event with limited capacity. There will be a temperature check at the door and masks must be worn when not seated.

Our Full Schedule is LIVE

Ready to plan your FreeCon 17 experience? Our Schedule page is up and final. It features all of the events held by staff, panelists, and co-sponsoring organizations. You can also find descriptions of our Panels, Artists & Vendors.

Promotion: Learn how You can Win a Free Bowl of Ramen from Our Sponsor Ur Bowl

Enter for a chance to win a free ramen from our sponsor Ur Bowl. Their logo is hidden somewhere on the convention website. All you have to do is find it, take a picture or screenshot, and tag them @Ur_Bowl_Ur_Way on Instagram.

Tournaments & Streams: League of Legends, OSU!, Animal Crossing and More!

The FreeCon 17 Video Game Room will be hosting events organized by FSU E-Sports, ASLC Gaming, the Tallahassee Fighting Game Community, and our own FreeCon Staff. These include a League of Legends tournament Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 and an OSU! Tournament on Saturday, March 13. There will also be an in-game giveaway and stream for Animal Crossing: New Horizons hosted by our staff. Sign up for our tournaments or submit your Animal Crossing island for the chance to win prizes.

Introducing Our Media Guests: Apphia Yu, Dawn M. Bennett, & Xanthe Huynh

FreeCon 17 is excited to welcome our three talented Media Guests! Each Guest will appear in their own Q & A Panel. Attendees have the opportunity to submit questions beforehand through our Q & A Submission form, though we do not guarantee that your question will be read.

To learn more about our Media Guests’ roles or submit your question, please Read More or visit our Media Guest page.

FreeCon 17 will be held virtually via Discord. Visit our Artist Alley and Vendor Hall, chat with fellow guests, or attend an activity like our Maid Cafe, Murder Mystery, and Karaoke Room.  The Convention will be open for everyone at 6:00 PM EST, March 12th, but you can join our Discord Server today!

The official FreeCon 17 Twitch channel will host a Q & A with our talented Media Guests! It will also host an Animal Crossing island visit with in-game giveaways. Video game tournaments and exhibitions will take place on affiliated Twitch channels. Links to other channels will be provided with our final Schedule.

 Be sure to subscribe to the offical FreeCon 17 YouTube channel if you want to view the premier of our Cosplay Contest! Entries to our AMV Contest can also be viewed during the Convention. If you miss any of our video-based events, you will likely be able to find them uploaded here!

About Us

FreeCon is a free-entry convention that has been running for 16 years now. We are Tallahassee’s premier anime and gaming convention, all while serving as a welcoming place to fans of any genre or franchise. FreeCon hosts events such as our Maid Cafe, Cosplay Contest, a Video Game Room, Panels, and so much more! We also invite talented Media Guests each year, including respected voice actors from your favorite shows. Every year we strive to provide our wonderful attendees with the best experience we can give them.

FreeCon 17 will be held from March 12 through March 14, 2021 on Discord, Twitch, and other remote platforms. In past years, we filled up the Oglesby Student Union to capacity with over 2,000 participants per day. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and concerns for public health, FreeCon 17 will be hosted entirely online. 

FreeCon is staffed by dedicated volunteers who work the entire year in advance to ensure the convention’s success. We strive to be a positive outlet for both local Tallahassee businesses and other organizations that represent our appreciation of alternative culture. If you are interested in joining the convention staff, hosting a Panel, sponsoring us as a local business, or purchasing a table in our Vendor’s Hall and Artist Alley, please follow the appropriate links or Contact Us.


Cosplay Contest

Enter a contest showing off your cosplay! Attend the convention for pre-judging and be a part of our Cosplay Contest video compilation that will be shared to all our attendees and FreeCon YouTube channel. There will be certificates and prizes for the winners. Sign up through the Event Page below!

Interviews for Participants:
March 13th, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST & 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Contest Premier:
1:oo PM EST on Sunday, March 14th

Karaoke Contest

Compete in FreeCon 17’s 3rd annual Karaoke Contest! Are you ready for a challenge? Want to show off your voice? Step up to the mic and sing your favorite song. The judges will be looking for your knowledge of the tune you have chosen, stage presence, and your ability to move the audience with your passion and confidence! Sign up through the Event Page below!

Contest Time:
Saturday, March 13th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Video Game Room

Join others in video game sessions scheduled throughout the convention! We will have game sessions and tournaments hosted by FreeCon staff as well as co-sponsoring organizations: ASLC Game Committee, Tallahassee Fighting Game Community, & Esports Club at FSU!

Events include a League of Legends Tournament, an OSU! Tournament, and an Animal Crossing: New Horizons in-game giveaway stream. For a full list of times, locations, and sign-up forms, please visit the Video Game Room page.

Maid Cafe

At this event, the lovely Maids and Butlers of FreeCon 17 have prepared some (pre-recorded) dance performances that will be streamed in their Discord channel. They will also be free to chat with attendees in their channel during the day.

Saturday, March 13th: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST & 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Drawing Contest

Love drawing and want a chance to win a prize for it? Join one of our drawing contests, traditional or digital, for a chance to win prizes!

Quick Draw:
Saturday, March 13th, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Open Draw:
Sunday, March 14th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST


AMV Contest

Are you an anime fan who loves music and editing? Show off your skills by entering our AMV/MMV contest that will be shared on YouTube! Certificates and prizes for the winners. Submit your entry through the Event Page below!

Contest Deadline:
March 12th, 2021 11:59 PM EST

Murder Mystery

Have a passion for detective work? FreeCon 17 needs your help to solve the latest crime! Stop by the Murder Mystery event on Discord to solve the case! For more information, visit the Event Page below!

Event Times:
Friday, March 12: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST & 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Saturday, March 13: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST & 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Viewing Room

Come join our viewing parties to watch streams of anime episodes and movies! You can chat with others in the corresponding voice channel, text channel, or through the chat rooms of the streaming platforms.

Links to the viewing parties will be posted in the Viewing Room channel on the FreeCon 17 Discord. A full schedule can be found on the Event Page below.

Karaoke Room

Live out your rockstar dreams! The FreeCon 17 Karaoke Room will be held on our convention Discord. The room host will pull up your favorite anime song, and you can sing to your heart’s content. There is no judgement at FreeCon!


Tabletop Room

The Tabletop Room will be held on the FreeCon 17 Discord server. It features links to virtual tabletop games you can play with other attendees, as well as a voice channel so you can chat. Hop in to meet attendees that share your interests, or simply play a few games between events.



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