SoCON is a fusion of events, sponsors, and participation. It is inexpensive, family friendly, and open to the public. Attractions include vendors galore, gaming tournaments, a costume contest, panel speakers, food trucks, and much more for all!
ADMITTANCE & PRICING
Pre-sales: $2/ticket Aug. 14th - Sept. 14th @ SoCoRec
At the door: $5/person, $10/family of 4 (+$1 each additional child)
9:30am-10:30am Family That Plays Together, Stays Together by Debbie Oliver
10:40am-11:40am Magic, Power, Makeup! by Mikael Todd
11:50am -12:50pm Taking the Leap into Cosplay by Honor Lychee
3:30-4:30pm Non-Traditional Characters in Literature & Media by Nevermore Edits
Alien Games will be sponsoring our gaming this year! There will be free demos and promos for all games offered. Yu-Gi-Oh $5/tournament, Pokemon $4/tournament, Magic the Gathering $12/ draft tournament or free standard tournaments, Vanguard $5/tournament, Weiss Schwarz $5/tournament, Buddyfight $5/tournament.
A maximum of 3 teams of 5 people will compete against each other and race against the clock to design and create a cosplay with the materials provided to go with the surprise theme. You can sign up for the Cosplay Challenge at the Cosplay Contest sign up table.
The judging for the costume contest will be held at 2pm. The cat walk will begin immediately after judging is finished. The categories and awards are:
Handmade 12 & under: 1st place
Handmade 13-17: 1st place
Handmade 18+: 1st place, runner-up
Store-bought all ages: 1st place, runner-up
Group all ages: 1st place
No functional weapons are allowed at SoCON. No real firearms or other weapons. Weapons must be completely fake. All costume weapons are subject to prior approval by staff at the weapons check area. Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable. Functional (real) arrows are not allowed. Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can't be drawn.
Pre-sale: August 14th - September 14th $2/ticket
At the door: $5/person or $10/family of four