Monday, March 27, 2017

Musical Guest V. Nigel Taylor

Ro-Con is proud to announce that Nigel Taylor, lead singer of Platform One, will be doing an acoustic set for us on Saturday of Ro-Con. While you may know Platform One for their synthpop music, Nigel brings a delightful combination of storytelling and unplugged music that you won't want to miss.

You still have time to get the $25 pre-registration rate, so be sure to join us.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ro-Con 3 Planning Underway

The planning for Ro-Con 3 is well underway!

Media Critic Guest of Honor
Dan Kimmel
Ro-Con is excited to announce that we will be the first ever scifi convention to have a Media Critic Guest of Honor with Dan Kimmel! Dan brings fun and humor to discussion of media and literature past and present and we are excited to have him.

Do you want to be involved in Ro-Con? Click the tabs above to sign up as a panelist or vendor. We are also accepting applications for performers through the same programming form as panelists.

Monday, July 25, 2016

An Awesome Con Gone By!

That was an awesome first Ro-Con. Thank you to everyone who came and helped make it awesome. We'll have a more comprehensive thank you after we recover a bit. It was wonderful to have you all help us run the hottest con around!

Ro-Con 3 will be July 21-23, 2017, tentatively at the same hotel, but after they have had a year to remodel, renovate, and install the AC. There will also be air conditioning.

We are still working on all the details, but we have selected a Guest of Awesome whom we will announce shortly. We will also have an Historical Inventor of Awesome: Willis Carrier, the inventor of the air conditioner.

Come back next year for the coolest con around.

If you like to get a jump on things like we do, the panelist application for Ro-Con 3 is ready. Click here for it.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, we'll have air conditioning in the hotel next year.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ro-Con will be hosting two PokeHunts during the convention. The hours are due to the expected popularity. We don't want to draw attendance away from all the other great programming.

There are two ways to win: Most total Pokemon caught and Most different Pokemon caught.

Here's the rules:
1) All players must start at the Ro Desk at 9:00. No prior sign up necessary.
2) Must be registered for Ro-Con to participate.
3) Players must be back at the Ro Desk for counting by 11:30 for their captures to qualify.
4) Captures will be counted based on the Journal in the Pokemon Go app, and only captures between 9:00 and 11:00 will qualify.
5) In the event of a tie, winner will be based on highest CP captured.
6) Breaking any laws or otherwise making a nuisance of yourself will be grounds for disqualification from the Hunt.
7) Cheating, hacking the app, or interfering with other competitors will be grounds for disqualification from the Hunt.

There will be prizes. They will be awesome. We haven't confirmed what they are yet.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Schedule is Here!

While there may be minor modifications, the schedule is final enough to share with the masses!

The schedule is organized as one track of panels (multiple participants), one track of presentations (focused single presenter), plus some round tables and an outdoor demo or two that may involve swords. Additionally, we have a game/food/consuite room and a vendor room with 12 awesome vendors.

See the schedule grid

Monday, April 18, 2016

Programming, Performance, and Games!

This new venue is shaping up to be awesome for us. We now have space for a gaming/con suite area. Since the hotel lets us bring our own food, we'll be able to have refreshments there.

Just outside the event area is an outdoor green space that we can have outdoor presentations and performances.

We have over 30 panelists and performers who will be providing three tracks of programming.

There is even talk of a 3 foot tall Koalid balloon statue. But that's only a rumor.

Don't wait, pre-register now! When you pre-register, we take that money and use it to bring in even more awesome performers and cool stuff, so don't wait. Do it now!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ro-Con Has Moved to Awesomer Lands!

Ro-Con was previously scheduled at be at the Holiday Inn New London, but we have moved right down the road to the Ramada in Mystic. It's just as much space, a similar room rate, and a much better deal from the hotel allowing us to do more awesome things!

Rooms are only $159/night, which is an absolutely amazing rate to get in Mystic in July. To get this rate, register by phone at 860-980-3160 and use the group code Ro-Con.