Frequently Asked Questions


Every year some questions are asked multiple times so we’ve collected them here.
If you have any questions not answered here, please feel free to email
the Convention Coordinator at

Why hold Madicon on the James Madison campus instead of in a hotel?
The Festival 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, making Madicon better for everyone.

Is there a policy on weapons with Costumes
We don’t allow anything that remotely resembles a real weapon into Madicon.
Anything that could be easily mistaken as a real weapon we will have to ask you to leave outside 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.
Madicon is gear towards a target audience of teens and adults.

All children are asked to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during Madicon.
Please note that some of our games, roleplaying and computer, contain
mature themes and graphic violence that may not be appropriate for young children.