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.
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.
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
1:oo PM EST on Sunday, March 14th
Saturday, March 13th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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.
Saturday, March 13th: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST & 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Saturday, March 13th, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Sunday, March 14th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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!
March 12th, 2021 11:59 PM EST
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!
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
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.
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!
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.