FAQ

Attendee FAQ

General Information

Q: What is Tri-Con?

Tri-Con is Evansville’s only Multi-genre convention. Tri-Con was formed in 2014 as an LLC with the Indiana Secretary of State. September 25-27, 2015 will be Tri-Con’s first year and is promising to be one convention you do not want to miss. Featuring tons of events, panels, video gaming, table-top gaming, collectable card tournaments, vendors, artists, and more, Tri-Con will do all that it can to make your convention experience the best it can be!

Q: When is Tri-Con?

Tri-Con takes place annually in the Fall. The first show will be September 25th to September 27th, 2015.

Q: Where is Tri-Con held?

Tri-Con will be held at the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport. The hotel is located at 7101 Highway 41 North, Evansville, Indiana 47725 See locaction Page here for map

Q: How do I get into the convention?

Anyone interested in attending Tri-Con will need to purchase a badge. A badge gives you access to the exhibit hall, vendor room, seminars and other events happening at the convention.

Q: Where can I park and how much is it?

Parking is available in the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn parking lot and is free for attendees.

Q: Where can I eat around the convention?

There are a number of dining locations near the Convention. Locations include Iwataya Japanese Restaurant, Dairy Queen, K Gas Station, Hardee’s, Denny’s, and a Marathon Gas Station. Further away is Grace’s Chinese Restaurant, Wendy’s, Subway, and Roc-a-Bar. Directions to food locations will be available at the convention.

Q: How can I get more information exhibiting at Tri-Con?

If you are interested in exhibiting, check out our exhibitors application under the applications and contracts on our website for further information.

Q: How can I run a panel or event at Tri-Con?

If you are interested in running a panel or event please fill out our Panelist application under the applications and contracts tab on our website.

Badge Registration

Q: Do I have to create an account in order to pre-register for a badge?

No. All our badge registration is handled through Eventbrite for your convenience.

Q: When can I buy my badge?

Badges go on sale in January for Tri-Con at Pre-Registration prices. You can purchase a 3-day badge during Pre-Registration by following the links on our website. Pre-Registration ends in August and badges will no longer be available online. Specific dates, prices and other information can be found on our website under Registration or Pre-Registration.

You can also purchase badges onsite beginning the day of the convention and throughout the convention to the end of the convention on Sunday. At the door prices will be more expensive then pre-registering, so we encourage you to pre-register and save yourself some money.

Q: How much is a badge for Tri-Con?

Prices are available on our website under our registration tab. Prices vary depending on what time of the pre-registration period you purchase them.

Q: Do you offer a discount on group badge purchases?

Yes, for every group of 5 or more take $5 off each badge price, per pricing tier.

Q: Do you offer a military discount on badge purchases?

At this time we do not offer discounts to those serving in the military.

Q: May I purchase a badge over the phone?

We do not accept phone orders at any time.

Q: I bought a badge for a Friend. How will they get their badge?

Any badges purchased for a friend(s) will be available with the purchaser’s badge under the individual’s name (for example, if you purchase badges for yourself and a friend, all badges will be under your name).

Q: What if I need to cancel my registration?

Please contact Tri-Con Staff via the Contact Us Page.

Q: What are the onsite Badge Registration hours?

Hours for onsite Registration and Customer Service will be available from noon to 8pm on Friday; 9am to 8pm on Saturday; and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.

Q: Do I need to have a badge to go to special events?

Yes, you need to have a badge to go to any and all special events. You will not be able to attend events without a valid Tri-Con badge.

Q: What are some of the events that occur at Tri-Con?

Tri-Con has a variety of programming and events such as, table-top/video gaming, collectable card tournaments, musical performances, web show premieres, cosplay contest, a maid café, celebrity guest q&a panels, rave, dance, zombie walk, and much, much more.

Q: Where do I get information on events that will be at the upcoming show?

A list of events will be available on the website under the programming section.

Q: What if I need to cancel my panel or artist alley table/vendor booth before the show?

Please contact Tri-Con Staff via the Contact Us Page.

Q: What type of shipping options do you offer?

Tri-Con does not ship badges; you will redeem your badge at the Pre-Regristration Table during the conventions operating hours.

Q: When can I expect to receive my badge?

Badges are to be picked up anytime during the convention’s operating hours.

Panels

Q: Who can submit and host panels at Tri-Con?

Anyone can submit and host panels at Tri-Con. We want to have the widest range of panels possible – but panel space is limited. We may not be able to accept everything submitted – or at least not at the time you might want. Friday and Saturday panel space will fill up very quickly, so make sure to submit your panel early or be flexible enough to run them during “off-peak” times.

If you are interested, check out the Panelist application under the applications and contracts tab on our website.

Q: Is there a cost with running panels?

No, but those who choose to run a panel must supply most items necessary at panelist’s own cost. Items that will be provided at the convention include microphones, cables, and other convention supplied equipment as specified in the Panel Application upon submission. Equipment and supplies may be requested during the Panel Application but please understand that requests may not be able to be fulfilled.

Q: How do I submit a panel?

Submitting panels to Tri-Con can be done via our website by filling out the panelist application found under our applications and contracts tab on our website and submitting it.

Remember that it is your responsibility to keep your panel accurate and up to date – if you notice any errors or problems, please let us know right away.

Q: How do I know if my panel has been accepted, or if there is a problem with my submissions?

As long as the email address in your account in our registration system is correct (and your spam blocker doesn’t filter out our emails) then you will receive an email notification when your panels are approved or rejected.

If you want to double-check your panels or are having trouble with your email, you can also always send an email via our contact us page on our website to confirm the status of your panels.

Q: Where can I get more information on running a panel?

Check out our Panelist application found on our website under the applications and contracts tab for more information on running a panel at Tri-Con.

Q: What do I do if I have any other questions about submitting panels?

If you have any other questions or problems, just send us an email using the contact us tab on our website.

Q: What do I do if I have any other panel questions?

If you have any other questions about submitting events to Tri-Con, please send us an email using our contact us tab on our website.

Families

Q: Are children welcome at the convention?

Yes! Tri-Con is a family-friendly Convention and welcomes attendees of all ages. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an attending adult. Children over the age of 12 are subject to the standard badge costs.

Q: If I purchase a badge for a minor, may I accompany them for free?

No, we do not allow those accompanying children to walk around for free. Parents accompanying their children to Tri-Con must also buy a badge.

Q: Is there child care at Tri-Con?

No, under age children may not be left at the convention without parental supervision.

Q: Do you have an area dedicated strictly to children or family activities?

No, but we do have events, panels, and games that are for attendee’s of all ages. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Q: What if my child is lost?

If your child is missing, please report to the Registration table, the nearest Tri-Con Staff Member, hotel staff or hotel check-in desk for assistance.

Hotel Registration & Travel Support

Q: When does hotel registration begin?

Hotel Registration for Tri-Con has already begun. If you would like to register for the weekend, please go to our location tab and click the link to book your room under the convention rate.

Q: How much do the hotels cost?

Tri-Con offers a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn.

Q: How do I get a hotel room for EvilleCon at a discounted rate?

Reservations can be made at Evansville Airport Holiday Inn’s website, via our link on our website or via telephone at (888) 465-4329.

Q: What amenities come with the hotels?

Detailed information on the Holiday Inn can be found on the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn website.

Q: I called other hotel’s and they have rooms available, but at a much higher rate. Why?

Other hotels are not working in juncture with Tri-Con and do not have an obligation to book their inventory of rooms with a lower rate like the Holiday Inn. Those hotels retain a portion for transient business and charge variable rates based on demand. If they make any of these rooms available to the public over our show dates, they may raise the prices on those rooms due to limited inventory and increased demand. Tri-Con has no control over hotel room pricing outside of the Holiday Inn.

Q: I have booked my room outside of the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn at a higher price, can I get the Tri-Con rate?

No, we cannot assist with housing matters outside of the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn. If you choose to book outside of the venue, you will have to pay the going rate and deal directly with the hotel regarding special requests and/or changes to your reservation.

Q: Do you assist with rooming people together?

Tri-Con does not actively assist with finding or selecting roommates, and cannot be held responsible for your safety and convenience in this regard.

Q: I need to reserve a handicap accessible room and I do not see any available in the online reservation system. How do I book an accessible room?

In order to reserve a handicap accessible room, please contact the Holiday Inn via telephone at (888) 465-4329.

Q: What if I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

Please contact via telephone at (888) 465-4329 if you need to cancel your hotel reservation.

Volunteering

Q: Is it possible to volunteer for Tri-Con?

Yes! We encourage people to volunteer and have put together wonderful benefits for anyone interested in helping to make Tri-Con run smoothly.

Q: What are the benefits of volunteering?

One of the greatest benefits of volunteering is being an integral part of Tri-Con and knowing your hard work is helping Tri-Con to succeed. Other benefits may include a free T-shirt, lunch provided throughout the weekend, free entry into the convention. Check out our volunteer application under our application and contracts tab on our website.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer. unless you are volunteering with a parent or guardian.

Q: Can I choose between part-time and full-time volunteering?

Of course! You can choose how many hours you wish to work, but you must work a minimum of 4 hours each day that you wish to have a free badge to the convention.

Q: How can I sign up to volunteer?

Submit a volunteer application located under our applications and contracts tab on our website.

Q: Do I have to buy a badge to volunteer?

No.

Q: Can I choose where I’d like to volunteer?

No, EvilleCon’s Volunteer Administrators will assign you tasks during the convention, but please let them know if you have any special needs or preferences.

Q: Why can’t I choose where I’d like to volunteer?

Tri-Con must manage the volunteers available to ensure shortages do not occur with events and panels that need the assistance.

Q: If I volunteer, will Tri-Con pay for my food, hotel and transportation?

Transportation and housing during the convention are the soul responsibility of the volunteer and arrangements should be made accordingly before the convention.

Contact Information

Q: What is the best way to contact Tri-Con?

You may contact us via the Contact Us page on our website.

Q: How can I contact Tri-Con Staff during the convention?

Tri-Con Staff may be reached at the Registration table. Tri-Con Staff may also be identified by their staff shirts. Tri-Con Staff hours are the same as operation hours for the convention.

New Multi-Fandom Convention – Coming to Evansville Fall 2015