Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
Central Florida Comic Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. If you're a fan of Batman, the Avengers, Doctor Who, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Game of Thrones, etc., you'll probably fit right in at CFCC!!
WHEN IS CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
CFCC is January 20-21, 2024. The con is open from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. CFCC is traditionally in January and has been held annually since 2019.
WHERE IS CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
CFCC takes place at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida!
WHO IS BEHIND CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
CFCC is owned by Ben Penrod, the founder of Awesome Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Star Con, Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Sugoi Expo, and co-founder of Alaska ComiCon. Ben has been obsessed with superheroes his entire life and has been running comic cons full time since 2011.
WHO IS COMING TO CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
HOW CAN I GO TO CENTRAL FLORIDA COMIC CON?
You can purchase tickets to CFCC from our ticketing website, https://www.nerdstreetusa.com/cfcctix
IS THERE A HOTEL NEARBY THAT I CAN STAY AT?
The RP Funding Center is conveniently located next to two hotels. We will post hotel deals soon.
I'M A MEMBER OF PRESS; HOW CAN I GET ACCESS TO CFCC?
You can apply to cover CFCC here.
Important Info & Policies
CFCC is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and rewarding atmosphere. CFCC is meant to be an inclusive space for fans, with a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Gender-based harassment is unacceptable at CFCC.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at CFCC and will not be tolerated.
COSPLAY & COSTUME WEAPONS POLICY
Any weapon that could seriously hurt somebody is not allowed at CFCC. Specifically, but not limited to:
Functional firearms – that includes paintball, airsoft, bb guns, cap guns, any gun that shoots a real projectile or causes a real explosion.
Realistic firearms – any gun that could be confused for a real gun. If it looks like a real gun, it is not allowed. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.
Prop weapons made of a hard material such as metal, wood, or glass
Functional projectile weapons – any weapon (crossbow, slingshot, etc) that discharges a projectile
Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, or hockey sticks
Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.
Prop weapons are allowed, as long as they meet the following criteria; That they are composed of cardboard, foam, something light. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.
Prop weapons will be allowed at the discretion of staff and uniformed security personnel. Safety is paramount, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be no place to store prohibited weapons on-site. If you have a weapon that is prohibited, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed back in with the weapon.
Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at CFCC. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate, ever. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or gear.
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Produced by Nerd Street
Nerd Street is an event production company started and operated by Ben Penrod. Other events produced by Nerd Street are the Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Sugoi Expo, and Nerd Street Wrestling. Nerd Street co-produces Alaska ComiCon in Fairbanks, Alaska.