Frequently Asked Questions

This will be promptly updated as information becomes available.

What is FreeCon?

FreeCon is a free yearly anime, video game, and enthusiast convention that is held on the beautiful Florida State University campus. The convention runs anywhere between two to three days on a particular weekend, and thousands of people attend. Join us and be part of the experience!

What Date/Time is FreeCon?

Freecon will take place on March 9th through the 10th of 2019. Saturday, the 9th, FreeCon will go from 10am-10:30pm. Sunday, the 10th, FreeCon will go from 10am-6pm. We hope to see you there!

Where is Freecon?

This year, FreeCon 15 will still be held on the Florida State University campus, but not in the Union, instead it will be held between the Student Services Building and the Globe. General parking will be in the Traditions garage, which is right off of Traditions Way, which transitions from S. Woodward Ave. For your GPS, our physical address is 874 Traditions Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Our building is attached to the parking garage, so you can get to Registration right through the first floor doors connecting the garage and building. Upon arrival at the convention, attendees will check in at the first floor of the SSB or in the first floor of the Globe. You will receive a map of FreeCon's other spaces there.

Looking for a Map?

  • *** This page will be updated closer to the convention, check back at a later time. ***
  • How do I Host a Panel/Become a Dealer?

    If you would like to be a panelist this year, you can fill out an application by scrolling to the top of this page, and finding 'Panel Registration' under the 'Registration' tab. If you would like to be part of FreeCon's Dealer's Room (Artist or Vendor), you can scroll to the top of this page and under the 'Registration' tab there will be a link to the Artist and Vendor Registration forms.

    When is the Dealer's Room Open?

    Vendor and Artist move-in will be 4pm-10pm Friday. This means that only the vendors and artists can enter the room at this time in order for them to set up. The Dealer's Room will be open to the public from 11am-8pm on Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

    Cosplay Restrictions?

    Rules

    • Weapons: *** NO WEAPONS ALLOWED ***
    • This applies to every attendee and guest, for the duration of the convention, within the entire event space. Specifics on what props are appropriate or not, refer to our Cosplay Contest rules page HERE, which sums it up very nicely. If you are unsure of the permissibility of your prop, shoot us an email.
    • Glitter: NO GLITTER ALLOWED! It is prohibited by the university.
    • Body Paint: NO BODY PAINT ALLOWED! It is prohibited by the university. Face paint is the only exception.
    • Fake Blood: NO FAKE BLOOD ALLOWED! It is prohibited by the university. Fake blood applied to the face is the only exception.

    How Can I Help FreeCon Out?

    Our IndieGoGo campaign is officially up and running!

    Every year FreeCon runs an Indiegogo campaign, to raise as many funds as we can to supplement the quality of the convention. Additionally, there are some reward tiers with cool swag for helping us out. This goes into printing, t-shirts, and media guests for you, the attendee, to enjoy. Please consider donating, or at least sharing the link with your friends. It should be up this year around the winter holidays, so look out!
    If you'd like to help out by volunteering your time and manpower, we'd also love to hear from you! Under the 'Registration' tab at the top of this website, you will find 'Volunteer Registration', which will let us know your availability. We do offer volunteer hours if you're a student, and t-shirts!

    Where to Stay During the Con?

    *This page will be updated as soon as we secure any offical hotel partnerships and finalize room block specifics. Please check back in a few weeks!*

    What Do I Do When I Arrive?

    General parking will be in the Traditions garage, which is right off of Traditions Way, which transitions from S. Woodward Ave. For your GPS, our physical address is 874 Traditions Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Our building is attached to the parking garage, so you can get to Registration right through the first floor doors connecting the garage and building. Upon arrival at the convention, attendees will check in at the first floor of the SSB or in the first floor of the Globe. There will be separate lines for those who pre-registered, so consider going to 'Pre-Registration' under the Registration tab before the con to cut the line! You will be registered otherwise on the spot, and you'll receive a map of FreeCon's other spaces. You will also be checked here for inappropriate props or cosplays. If you have an inappropriate cosplay (see 'Cosplay Restrictions?'), you will be asked to change or wash before admission, and inappropriate props will simply be checked and kept for you to pick up when you leave.