Frequently Asked Questions, Rules, and About Us


Q. What is Mizucon?


A. Mizucon is Miami's favorite water-themed anime and Japanese culture event loved by many! We are a non-profit event made by the community for the community making 3-days of fun0filled programming! With Industry guests, panelists, workshops, 50+ artists and vendors, performances, and more we provide everything needed for a fantastic weekend! Did we mention that we have a fire show too? SO COOL! Let's not forget about our famous late night events too~ Keep an eye out for what's to be announced because each year its always better than ever! 


Q. Can I go to Mizucon without a ticket? My ticket exploded in the ocean after I was attacked by 10 rubber ducks! 


A. No, unfortunately even after being under siege with 10 rubber ducks you still are required to either pre-register online or buy your pass at the door! Don't worry though, by purchasing your tickets online you'll receive a super cool discount! Got a young sea-faring friend? All kids 6 and under are allowed to join the fun for free alongside a paying adult. 


Q. What ages is Mizucon programming intended for? I'm a 500 year old wizard, and I'd love to attend... 


A. Good news for you my magical friend! Mizucon provides content for all ages! Got something you're interested in? Check out our schedule for more details, but do keep in mind that all 18+/21+ events will be indicated within their discriptor and will require a valid GOVERNMENT ID to attend. 


Q. I got eaten by those 10 rubber ducks from earlier and can no longer attend...Can I get a refund? 


A. Sorry to hear you got eaten by rubber ducks! You should really try not doing that next time... Unfortunately though we are unable to refund your ticket regardless of the occasion! As a non-profit organization every dollar made through ticket sales goes straight towards the event! However, you are able to transfer your ticket to another attendee who did not get eaten by rubber ducks! The person who checks in with the ticket is the ONLY person who will be able to use it. 


Q. I would love to help out with your event! Can I volunteer? 


A. Of course!! We'd LOVE to have your help! You can fill out the volunteering form on our website, or talk to any staff member at the show!


All volunteers are eligible for.. 
✧ Free admission 
✧ Complimentary meels 

✧ And for the fully committed you may have a chance to have a room fully funded at the event! So cool! 


Events like Mizucon are often one of very few in-person opportunities that we can locally come together to enjoy our interests and meet like-minded people so your efforts to help ensures that we are able to continue on! Mizucon is able to offer volunteering hours as well for various needs like schooling, but all volunteers must be 18 years or older. 


Q. I would love to reach and correspond with someone from Mizucon! How can I get in touch ?


A. Easy! You can reach us through the following emails!


General Questions? Concerns?  info@mizucon.com
Volunteers volunteers@animeiwai.com 
Exhibiting/Artist Alley exhibitors@mizucon.com
Registration Questions registration@mizucon.com
Cosplay cosplay@mizucon.com








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Just because you see your favorite character does NOT give you the right to act super duper weird! If you are found to have engaged in inappropriate behavior towards any guest we have the right to remove you from the premise and take your badge! No refunds! 



Inappropriate behavior including but not limited to violence, smoking/vaping,  property damage, obstructing hotel hallways, lewd behavior, excessive obscene language and conduct, aggression towards staff, and more is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. 



Wear your event badge at all times! They cannot be resold after first use, and each attendee must retain possession of their badge for the entire duration of the convention, and may not loan the badge for temporary use. If caught you may be subjected to consequences and the loss of your event privileges. 



Need we say more? 



By attending Mizucon you are providing your consent for Mizucon to use your image in any video and picture material captured by event staff of outsourced agents for promotional purposes. Smile! 



 Your back alley gacha deals can wait. Nothing will help your 50/50 chances like that. It's a scam. 


✧ COVID-19

 An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists within any public space where people are present. By agreeing to be apart of the Mizucon experience, you are willfully understanding that you are voluntarily assuming all and any risks related to COVID-19 exposure, and all possible variants.


You are required to abide by all laws of every applicable governing body with jurisdiction over our event alongside both the rules of the Hilton and Mizucon entire. You also must follow the instructions of any law enforcement office, Hilton staff, or Mizucon staff. Please be aware that all laws, hotel, and convention rules may change and it is your responsibility to be up to date. Any violations of the above may result in the revocation of your badge without refund 


Finally, please treat your fellow attendees with patience and respect so we can all have the best weekend possible and come back next year!



Please be sure to go to the registration booth to get your prop checked! If your  prop is found not to have been registered we will ask that you kindly do so at your earliest chance! Don't want you getting into too trouble now, would we? 


 Replicas of firearms are permitted, but the prop must be easily identifiable as a prop weapon.

Prop firearms, such as air soft guns, nerf guns, blowguns, and water guns are permitted, but they must be inoperable and unable to fire any projectile. Yes, nerf darts count – don’t bring them.

 All fake, prop, or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to fellow attendees.

 Sufficiently blunt wooden staves, swords, and bullwhips are permitted. The swords must be secured in a sheath and bullwhips must be rolled and secured by the peace bonding process.

Costume bows are allowed as long as they are inoperable and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind. Prop arrows are permitted as long as they are not sharply tipped, cannot be fired, and are secured within the quiver and cannot be removed.


No firearms are allowed on the premises.

No steel swords that cannot be secured in a sheath.

Firearms and guns designed to fire any type of projectile, including (but not limited to) BB guns, pellet guns, paint-ball guns, dart guns, crossbows, potato pellets, and rubber bands are not permitted.

✧ Incendiary weapons, anything that sparks, shoots flame(s), burns, smolders, or can otherwise cause combustion or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit with a combustion device are prohibited.

✧ Self-defense weapons, such as pepper spray, mace, stun-guns, tasers, and/or baseball bats are not allowed.

✧ Other prohibited items, such as skateboards, golf clubs, paddles, and signs that are not integral to the costume are prohibited.