Q. Is this con family friendly?
A. Yes! All panels are rated based on content, so you can be sure to know what is appropriate for your child. Also, we will have security around the convention to ensure the safety of all con goers. If you do bring children under the age of 13, please be sure to keep them with you at all times! As their parent you will be responsible for any and all trouble they may manage to get themselves into. Also, we organized the panels in our schedule in a way so that all 18+ panels are later in the afternoon/night and PG13 panels are around noon, and G panels are earlier in the day. Remember! We will ID everyone who enters our 18+ panels!
Q. I've never been to an anime convention. What is there to do?
A. Plenty of things! we have a dealers room in which you can purchase anime related items, an artists alley where you can look at and purchase all sorts of awesome original artwork, a large variety of panels to go to, a masquerade to show off those awesome cosplay, guests to perform and speak, and more!
Q. I'm not a student at the University of Akron. Can I still go?
A. Absolutely, we are open to anyone willing to come :)
Q. I'd like to guest/perform at Zipcon, how to I do that?
A. First off, we need to warn you, that we are a very low budget con. We handle each request on a case to case basis so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do I have to Cosplay?
A. Nope, you can dress in whatever you want so long as it's appropriate
Q. Do I have to cosplay as an anime character?
A. No, you can where whatever amazing costume you can come up with (again so long as it's appropriate)
Q. What should I park?
A. There is free parking on campus on weekends so you should be able to go to any parking deck you want!
Q. Can I pay with Credit Card at the door?
A. No, we only accept cash but there is an atm near the entrance
Q. Does my panel have to be solely related to anime?
A. No! as long as it relates to Japanese culture, Japanese videos games, etc, you can have just about any topic :)
Q. How detailed does my submission form need to be regarding my panel?
A. You don't have to give me a line by line run down of what you're doing, however, it is best to give as detailed description as you can.
Q. I'm not sure what age rating I should give my panel…
A. We have guidelines and tips for this available on our Facebook page under files. If you still have questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Q. When's the latest that I can turn in my panel submission?
A. TBA for 2018
Welcome to the Department of Guest Relations, here you will find a brief account of the department. My name is Cameron E. Carlson a former president of Akron Animation Association and currently with Anime on Location.tv. In my time working for conventions and interviewing I have met a lot of great guests. As such I will be using that to acquire guest for ZipCon 2014. So what are some commonly ask questions.
Q. Will ZipCon have guests?
A. Yes we are currently in talks with several people and will announce them in the near future!
Q. Will the guest be signing Autographs?
A. The guest will sign autographs at appointed times in the program as directed by Live Events.
Q. What can I have signed by the guest?
A. Anything the guest has worked on say a show, a program guide to his/her play, artwork they may have done.
Q. How many things can I have signed?
A. Please limit your items to two as other Attendees would like to also meet the guest.
Q. Can I take a picture with the guest?
A. Yes you can but please ask the guest first before and allow the handler to take the picture.
Q. Will the guest be doing panels?
A. Yes they will be and will be working with Live Events.
As another note please do not share baked goods with the guest or other gifts. If you wish to give a gift it must be approved by staff and guest relations beforehand.
Thanks for stopping by the Guest Relations department and hope to see you at ZipCon 2018