Here is a list of some of the most common questions we get regarding Conquer Con. If you have a question that isn’t on this list, feel free to head over to our Contact Us page and send us your inquiry. Don’t be shy – we want to be helpful!
Has Conquer Con been cancelled?
We have not completely cancelled the event, so much as put things on hold until the COVID-19 public health crisis begins comes to a close. We initially planned the event for September 19th, 2020, and we postponed to June 5th, 2021. However, with so much uncertainty on when large, public gatherings will come back into play, we’ve decided not to establish another reschedule date and will instead monitor the situation. When it’s time to resume event planning, we will announce it through our email newsletter and our Facebook page.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope you’ll keep in touch with us.
Is Conquer Con a family-friendly event?
It most certainly is. We’re working to build an event that is suited for all ages. There will be no rated R content and many of the activities are geared toward a wide age range.
Are kids free?
Kids 6 and under are free. Kids that are between the ages of 7 and 12 will need tickets but we’ve discounted the price to $15.00. See our Child Ticket here.
Will there be food?
We will not have on-site catering during the event but we chose to hold Conquer Con in downtown Appleton for a reason. There are plenty of stupendous cafes and restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance.
Where should I park?
The Fox Cities Exhibition Center does not have a ground-level parking lot but they are situated right next door to the Red parking ramp that’s on the corner of Lawrence Street and Appleton Street.
Can I dress up?
Yes, please! We encourage everyone to wear their favorite sci-fi/fantasy-themed costumes. We will have a Cosplay contest with a reward for best costume.
I’ve purchased tickets on your website, do I get actual tickets?
When you purchase tickets on our site, we record the purchase by name. So we register the purchaser’s first and last name, how many tickets were bought, and whether they were Standard, VIP, or Child tickets. On the day of the event, there will be an entrance table specifically for people who pre-purchased their tickets. You’ll simply give your name to check in. If you’ve paid for another person and they’re arriving separately from you, they will also give your name and we can see that you’ve purchased 3 tickets (for example), but only 2 have checked in.
Can I get a refund?
We are currently only offering refunds to those who purchased tickets prior to our reschedule announcement. If you bought tickets and are unable to attend our new date, please contact us by August 21st for a full refund.
Why do the ticket prices change?
The Child and VIP ticket prices remain fixed. The Standard Ticket has a fluctuating price. It’s designed so the earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they will be. Here is the schedule:
- Tickets will be $25 each from January 1st, 2020 (this is the day our programming schedule will go live) until April 30th, 2021
- Tickets will be $30 each from May 1st until June 4th
- Tickets will be $35 each at the door on Saturday, June 5th, 2021
How long does the convention run?
Our doors open at 10am and close at 8pm. Some events and activities will run all day and some will be scheduled for specific time slots. See our Programming page for the full day’s schedule.
What comes with the VIP ticket?
The VIP Tickets cost $60 each. Currently, the VIP package includes access to a private seating room stocked with refreshments, a free swag bag (includes t-shirt and other cool gear), reserved seating at select talks, and specialized VIP emails.
When will the Programming page be complete?
Our preliminary program is up for viewing but it will remain a work in progress until the day of the event. As time goes on, we’ll continue to plan more attractions, vendors, and activities which will be added to the programming page as they come up. We’ll send out updates via our Facebook page and our email list as we do so but please do check back occasionally to see what’s new.
Can I get involved?
Absolutely. We’re actively seeking interns to help with all aspects of our event. Please see our Work With Us page for more information.