Looking for something to do before FreeCon? Look no further than the Shaken Not Stirred Burlesque troupe’s “Talk Nerdy to Me” show. Those who have pre-registered for FreeCon, selected “Going” on the FreeCon 15 Facebook event, or come to the event in cosplay will receive $2 discount on cover. There will also be a cosplay contest with a 1st place prize pack! Come out to Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack on March 8th at 9pm for their 10pm show. “Shaken not Stirred Burlesque, Tallahassee’s premier burlesque troupe, is a tantalizingly immersive experience that leaves audiences thirsty for more! We feature vocal and dance numbers from a variety of decades and genres in addition to classic sideshow acts and Nerdlesque numbers.” -Shaken Not Stirred Burlesque We hope to see you there! Check out the Activities Page for more information.
The lights go out, the doors close, and before you know it, FreeCon 15’s first day is over. But the party doesn’t stop there! FreeCon 15 is thrilled to announce that our official after party will be hosted and sponsored by 926 Bar & Grill on March 9th from 10pm-2am. “926 is Tallahassee's LGBT owned & operated bar! It is a place where we hope everyone will feel safe and at home whether they are LGBTQ or just an ally. At 926 Bar & Grill, our aim is to create an environment where everyone is accepted, better bands are booked, and a touch of class is added to our libations and debauchery. It's not just a new club, It's a new home for all of us misfits - something nice to finally call our own!!” – 926 We hope to see you all there! Check out the Activities Page for more information.
Crossing boundaries and breaking down walls, our next Special Guest is VerglasPrince! He strives to prove that you can cosplay who and what you want, while still feeling comfortable and confident. He is an award-winning cosplayer, from Judge’s Choice to Best in Show; and even an alumni of the Clara Cow Cosplay Cup (C4). If you want to learn about People of Color in anime and cosplay, VerglasPrince is the one to talk to. FreeCon is delighted to announce that he will be with us for both days of the convention. While at the convention, be sure to watch out for Oogie Boogie! You never know when he will pop out and give you a scare. Never fear! Brave Weiss Schene may also be on the scene, don’t be scared to talk to this ice queen! Check the Special Guest’s tab for more information and photographs!
Grab your pens and notebooks because it’s time for our next special guest, Deon Durr! As an author, Deon has been publishing novels since his senior year of high school. Aside from that, he also hosted his own online radio show, and currently hosts the “Unscripted & Unsupervised” Podcast. He is also in the process of writing a new lyric collection, and a new book, so if you’re curious about the creative process, he’s the one to talk to! Deon will be with us for both days of the convention, so don't miss your chance! He wants to inspire people to follow their dreams no matter what. So, if you’re interested in editing, writing, media, and podcasts, be sure to stop and talk to him. Check the "Special Guests" tab for more information and a link to his website!
Go on and tell your world, FreeCon’s second Media Guest is here! Please welcome Sam “nostraightanswer” Blakeslee. You may have seen him across the internet as “nostraightanswer” or “Lupin”. Sam is best known for his work as an English VOCALOID Producer. Aside from his work as a producer, Sam ultimately became the voice provider for one of the most popular English Male VOCALOIDs, DEX. Get your questions ready because he is here to talk about the reality of being a VOCALOID voice provider, producer, and artist. If you’re interested in music, technology, gaming, or art, you won’t want to miss Sam. FreeCon is excited to announce that Sam will be with us for both days of the convention. Make sure to check out the “Media Guests” tab for more information and his social media links.
Cosplaying since 2013, please welcome our next special guest, Sillysgb! As a fair warning, FreeCon would like to inform you that any canon blasts at the con may or may not be attributed to Jinx. You never know with her. Attention all gamers! Whether you prefer a console, handheld, mobile device, or you believe in the PC master race, Shiro will be sure to wipe the floor with you. Brush up on your button mashing because you might just be challenged! There was a recent prison break in the area. Which prison? Nanba of course! Do your part fellow citizen, and watch out for Nico. He's a huge anime fan, so where else would he be, but here? Sillysgb will be with us for both days of the convention, so make sure to keep an eye out for her! Check out the Special Guests tab for more information, and her social media links!
It’s 2019, and that means we are even closer to FreeCon 15! As we gear up to finalize our programming, we would like to remind you about our Indiegogo Campaign. FreeCon wouldn’t be able to host such an amazing convention without the help of the community, and you! We have some great rewards to thank you for your support. These rewards include buttons, commissions, T-shirts, fast passes, personalized badges, prints, names in our program and opening ceremony, and a collection of materials about this year’s mascots! You can even check out samples of the artist’s works on the Indiegogo page. 100% of the funds raised go towards funding high-profile Media Guests and quality programming. We at FreeCon 15 thank you in advance for your generosity.
Deisha has been cosplaying for more than 10 years. In that time, she has made over 100 cosplays, and learned many tricks of the trade. Not only is she an amazing cosplayer, but she devotes herself to teaching and helping others with tutorials on her website and informative panels. FreeCon is ecstatic to announce that Dei CosArt will be with us for the entire weekend. FreeCon is also pleased to inform you that you and your safety are in good hands, Mt. Lady’s to be exact! Glimmering and glittering brightly is Phosphophyllite, don’t be afraid to admire her unique beauty! While at the convention, we know you’re fated to meet the legendary Astolfo, the Black Rider. If you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of Nero as well! Make sure to check out the Special Guests tab for more info, social media links, and a link to her website.
Cosplaying since 2012, get ready for our second Special Guest, the lovely Timeblaster Cosplay! She can act, she can dance, and her cosplay is sure to impress. FreeCon is thrilled to announce that Timeblaster will be with us for the entirety of the weekend, so if you plan on taking photos, you might want to check twice and see if you caught her Gentiana photobombing! FreeCon would also like you to take extra precautions, and watch out for her Caster Gilgamesh, or you just might have a spell cast on you. Of course, no display would be complete without the crown jewel, Padparadscha! Be sure to check out the Special Guests tab for more info and social media links.
Make some noise for our first Media Guest, TeppyBAKA! Attending conventions since 2007 and cosplaying since 2010, his intricate costumes are sure to amaze you! We at FreeCon are excited to announce that TeppyBAKA will be with us for both days of the convention, so be sure to rock on over and say hello. He is extremely passionate about Visual Kei (a genre of music originating from Japan) and will be hosting a panel to talk about Visual Kei and J-Rock. Take the outstretched hand of Kyoya Ootori, or pick up your guitar and jam out with Mana! No matter where your cosplay or music interests lie, you’re sure to have a blast with TeppyBAKA! Check out the Media Guests tab for more info, and social media links.
Crafting and sewing since 2014, give it up for our first Special Guest, cosplayer Everyday Cosplay! He has quite a few cosplays to showcase over the weekend, so be sure to come both days to see his works. If you turn your attention to the stars, his Voltron cosplay is out of this world! Watch out for his Denki cosplay, it truly is shocking! Of course, you’ll want to be in the splash zone for his Makoto Tachibana cosplay! He is extremely passionate about each character he portrays, so check out the Special Guests tab for more info.
It’s the holiday season, and that means we are one step closer to FreeCon 15. We are relieved to announce that Dealer’s Room Registration is finally up and ready! Thank you again for your patience as we adjust to the new location. The Dealer’s Room application deadline is 11:59 PM Friday, February 8th, 2019. Of course, FreeCon wouldn’t be able to host such an amazing convention without the help of the community, and you! Our Indiegogo campaign is live, so check it out. We have some great rewards to thank you for your support. 100% of it goes to funding high-profile Media Guests and quality programming. We at FreeCon 15 thank you in advance for your generosity.
Amidst questions and confusion, the FreeCon staff would like to let all those interested in registering as an Artist or Vendor this year know that we very much still intend to host a Dealer's Room this year, and we do apologize for the wait on getting registration up. This delay comes from our relocation to our new venue, and having to negotiate with the building managers what our new Dealer's Room layout will look like. There are different dimensions and fire codes we have to navigate, and so it is taking us a little longer to have that space prepared, or even for us to know how many booths we will have. We will announce when registration is open ASAP. Good news though, it looks like nearly all vendor booths will have 3-side access!
The staff at FreeCon are excited to connect with you on social media. Many already follow us on Facebook and Tumblr, so we are pleased to announce that we will continue to update those platforms regularly. However, this year we have started a new Twitter account that we would love for you to follow! The Communications staff have already begun to post updates, so be sure to follow so you don't miss out on all that FreeCon XV has to offer! You can use the links in this paragraph, or scroll to the bottom of any web page to find our social links.
Officially, we are proud to announce that this year's FreeCon will still be held on the FSU campus, for a 2-day weekend, March 9-10, 2018! Many have expressed concerns to us because of the reconstruction of the Union, but working with the university, we have found the next best place to settle in, the Student Services Building and Globe. We can't wait and neither should you, so make sure to stop by all the new tabs added to the website, and certainly make sure to pre-register. Even consider running a panel!
The 15th year of FSU's annual enthusiast convention is upon us! We're very excited to begin planning, and happy to introduce our current holdover site, which we intend to update with the full live site within the next week or two. Also, expect a date and venue announcement when it all becomes official on November 5th. If you're local to Tallahassee, and are interested in working on FreeCon as staff, reach out to us via Contact. More info to come.