Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve collected some questions that are commonly asked every year. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to email the Convention Coordinator at and we’ll add them to the list.

Why hold Madicon on the James Madison campus instead of in a hotel?

The Festival Conference Center offers us a great space for our convention, and as a student organization we can use the space for free. This allows us to devote more of our resources to our guests and events.

Is there a policy on weapons with costumes?

We don’t allow anything that resembles a real weapon. Any prop or costume element that could be easily mistaken for a real weapon will be considered grounds for ejection from the convention.

Why isn’t there a children’s rate?

Madicon is a small convention and we cannot offer a special rate to children for financial reasons. Additionally, Madicon is primarily geared towards a teenage and adult audience. All children are asked to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during Madicon. Please note that some elements of Madicon contain mature themes and graphic violence that may not be appropriate for young children.