Frequently Asked Questions
What is VGM CON?
VGM CON is a video game convention celebrating video game creation. From their art, music, development, and storytelling, video games are highly advanced works of art. We celebrate it by creating a space that talks about gaming in this way and bringing fans and professionals together for a coming interest.
What do I do at this convention?
At our convention, you can compete in tournaments, listen to over 10 performances of video game music, host a panel, listen to a panel, build a game, learn music in our string clinic, play locally developed games, find nerdy merch, and many more.
Do my kids need to pay to get in?
If your child is 10-12, we have a discounted rate. If they are 9 and under, they will get in for free. Kids under 13 should be accompanied by an adult at the convention.
Do you offer group rates?
YES! For groups typically larger than 10, we can offer a discount. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your group.
How do I use a promo code?
You can use your promo code AFTER you insert your payment information. You will have a chance to review the transaction before submitting it.
Where do you get a promo code?
We’ll occasionally send out some limited time promo codes as a promotion, or a promo code is the way we utilize group sales discounts. There is actually a promo code on the website you can find!
What can I do to get involved?
There are many ways to get involved at VGM CON. You can volunteer, host a panel, perform, show a game, write faqs, sell merch, and more.
Attendees: What Kind of convention is this?
It’s a video game media convention. We celebrate all aspects of video games including the development, narrative, art, and music. So besides being able to play games from local developers, you can listen to video game music, talk with artists, and even play music for others.
Will there be panels?
Yes there will be. See Schedule
I’m not much of a video games person, but instead like board games. Why should I come?
We will be offering a board gaming room along with music, some card tournaments, and other fun events.
Can I host a panel?
Yes, see panels. They must be submitted by 2/19 though and subject to availability.
Wait, I can perform at VGM CON?
Yes you can! We’re looking for performers to play on our main stage and in our Jam Café. This year you can try out our Jam Cafe, but if you want to perform next year, contact us.
How much does it cost to go?
See ticket info.
Do you offer group discounts?
Besides our four pack of tickets, groups of 10 or more can receive a special rate in advanced. Please contact us to discuss details.
Can I stay at the hotel?
The Sheraton does have a special convention rate available here. You should book ASAP though.
Do I really get free Energy Drink?
Yes you do! We encourage you to bring your own water bottle though to help reduce waste!
Will there be food?
Food will be available from many restaurants around the hotel. Outside food and beverage is more than welcomed to be consumed in your hotel room, but will not be permitted onto the convention floor.
What if I buy a ticket and find out I can’t go?
All sales are final on tickets, however you’re allowed to transfer the name on the ticket to someone else who can go. You must contact us to arrange this at by 3/1.
What if there’s a snowstorm?
VGM CON will continue through the snow unless the state declares an emergency and shuts down all the roads (ALL the roads). We recommend getting a hotel room Friday and Saturday to limit travel and to enjoy our late night concerts. There could be some time delays on mainstage events to give performers and attendees extra time. If this happens, there will be an announcement on all communication channels.
Do people cosplay?
Last year we had a handful of cosplayers. We encourage cosplay at VGM CON as long as it is family friendly.
Do you have room parties?
Currently we don’t have any public room parties scheduled. If you think you want to host one, please contact us!
Do you need volunteers?
YES! We are looking for volunteers. By volunteering, you can get free entry to VGM CON along with points towards other events. Go here to learn more.
Do people actually frequently ask these questions?
Yes. Including this question.
Was that last question a little sarcastic?
Yes it was.
So basically the person writing this FAQ just has a conversation going on in their head.
Yes. The person writing this is attempting to think about possible questions people might ask. Some of them will likely never be asked…but maybe someone didn’t want to ask?
I feel like I should get something special for reading this far down in FAQs. Do I get anything?
Yes you do! You get knowledge and wealth. Wealth as in, since you spent so much time reading this, you can use promo code: FAQstar to get $5 off your regular admission ticket. But shhhh. “It’s a secret to everyone.”
But I want to tell my friends about the promo code.
What should I tell them? Tell them to read the FAQs.
This got really meta?
Yes. Indeed it did.
So if I have a question that’s not answered, what can I do.
Give us a shout via email, our form, or social media!