Frequently Asked Questions, Rules, and About Us
Q. What is Mizucon?
A. Mizucon is Miami's hometown fan convention for the anime, gaming, Japanese culture, and other related communities. We have three days of programming that includes industry and fan panels, a fire show by the lagoon, 50+ vendors and artists, performance events, costume and masquerade contests, meetups, 18+ and 21+ events, live music events, and much more! As we get closer to the con more events will be added so check back regularly.
Q. Do i need a ticket to attend Mizucon?
A. Yes, you can pre-register at the Admissions page of this website for a discount or buy your tickets at the door. Kids 6 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Q. What ages is Mizucon programming intended for?
A. We have content for all ages! Check our schedule for details. Panels and events that are unsuitable for minors will indicate that on their description. 18+ and 21+ Panels will require ID for entrance.
Q. If i cannot attend, do you offer refunds?
A. No. As a not-for-profit organization every dollar we take in goes towards the event, and our contracts require pre-payment for almost everything. You may, however, transfer your ticket to someone else as long as that ticket has not been used for the first time. The person who checks in with a ticket will then be the only person allowed to use it for the duration of the con.
Q. How can i help put on this event, and how would it benefit me?
A. There's a volunteering form on the website you can fill out, or you can talk to any staffer. Volunteers are eligible for free admission, a shirt, meals, and other perks depending on commitment. Cons like Mizucon are often the only in-person opportunities for our fandoms to come together locally and your efforts help to ensure that what you love continues in your city. We're also able to offer volunteering hours for various needs like schools, etc. Volunteers must be 18 or over.
Wear your event badge at all times. Badges may not be resold after the first use. Each badge holder must retain possession of his or her badge for the duration of the convention and may not loan or give the badge to anyone else except as directed by Mizucon staff. Valid photo ID is required for pre-registration badge pickup.
Be prepared to show ID for drinks and mature panels.
Wear appropriate attire and practice good hygiene.
Inappropriate behavior, such as violence, property damage, obstructing hotel hallways, lewd acts, or obscene language or conduct, is prohibited.
No smoking and/or vaping inside the hotel.
Do not touch someone's costume, prop, wig, or person without their permission.
Do not perform commercial or business transactions without the prior written consent of Mizucon.
By attending our convention you are providing consent for Mizucon to use video and picture captured by the con or it's agents for promotional purposes.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By agreeing to be a part of Mizucon, you understand that you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and any potential variants, while attending the convention or any activities directly or indirectly related to it.
You must abide by the laws of every applicable government body with jurisdiction over our event and the rules of the Hilton and Mizucon, and follow instructions of law enforcement, Hilton and Mizucon staff. Be aware that laws, hotel, and con rules may change and it is your responsibility to know them. Violation of the above will 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!
COSTUME WEAPONS GUIDELINES
All props/weapons must be checked by either Mizucon staff or at the cosplay booth.
Permitted Weapons and Props
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.
Q. I wish to correspond with someone from Mizucon, how would i do this?
A. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for most questions, email@example.com for volunteering questions, firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor and artist questions, and email@example.com for questions about the registration process.