What to Expect From a VCON Relaxicon
The Relaxicon will have most of the usual activities and features you’d expect from a VCON, just a little less given the reduced time and smaller venue footprint and the desire for everything to be even more relaxed and casual than usual.
These are the things that will be happening at VCON Relaxicon 41½:
- VENDOR HALL
- ART SHOW
- TABLETOP GAMING
- CONSOLE GAMING
- COSTUME CONTEST
- LIVE SHOWS
- PANEL DISCUSSIONS with pros, experts and fans
- INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES and HANDS-ON MAKING
- HOSPITALITY SUITE †
- TAPROOM †
† But of course! A Relaxicon is all about taking it easy and what better way to do that than to hang out and chat about geeky topics over snacks and drinks?
What Won’t Be Happening
Regretfully, there are a small number of things that we won’t be offering this year:
- Multi-author book launch (usually held on Friday evening)
- Artists’ Reception (usually held on Friday evening)
- Dance Cabaret (we were, sadly, unable to find anyone to take on coordinating a dance this year)
- Writers’ Workshops (usually three, 3-hr sessions, including one on Friday. Plus the moderator is our Fan GoH this year and wants to circulate rather than be locked away for hours.)
- KidCon Room (This one we’re super sorry about, but we were unable to justify the cost of the extra room this year. 😥 )
HOWEVER, we are also happy to announce something WCSFA (our parent non-profit organization) hasn’t done before!
WCSFA’s good friends on the Fandom Feud team are hosting a Hallowe’en Spook–A–Thon pre-event fundraiser on Friday, October 27, 2017—the night right before the con—at the same venue! This event is open to anyone, whether they’re attending VCON or not. Entry is “by donation” (recommended donation of $10.00).
(And for anyone who is attending VCON, it’s a great reason to consider booking a room for Friday night! Room Rate extended to Oct 10!)