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Merchants’ Guild Open

All DayMerchants' Guild

Come explore our wonderful guild of merchants! Browse their wares and see if something catches your fancy!

Fighting Game Room

All DayIST 1002 & 1003

Come join the beatdown as we play Super Smash Bros. and other fighting games! The Super Smash Bros. Tournament starts at 12:00 PM, with a lunch break from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Arcade

All DayIST 1012

A wonderful room full of arcade games!

Rhythm Game Room

All DayIST 1014

DDR, Rock Band, Beat Saber, Project Diva, Beatmania IIDX, Pop'n, Sound Voltex, and more!

Table Top Club Game Room

All DayIST 1015

The perfect place to come play a wide selection of board games and open tables you can play with your friends or strangers.

Trading Card Game Tournaments

All DayIST 1017

Tournaments for Magic the Gathering and Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cosplay Rest Area

All DayIST 1001: Aula Magna

Need to take a load off? Drop on by and take a rest!

Food Trucks Open

Opens at 12PMOutside Area

We have an assortment of food trucks ready to fill your hungry stomachs!

The Afterparty

8:00 PM - 11:00 PMWellness Center

Come to our laser lightshow and see awesome artists like dj-Jo, TheWalleh, and Ben Briggs!

11:00AM

Digital Arts Explorations from DaVinci to now

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIST 1060

Explore and create design projects using digital applications on smartphones or tablets.

Gravity Falls Q+A

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIST 1062

Bill and Dipler answer questions on the secrets and mysteries of Gravity Falls Oregon.

Introduction to sewing and patterns

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMIST 1064

Sewing is one of the fundamental basics for cosplay. Stop by and learn how to get started with what is surprisingly an easy skill to learn.

Galactic Yoga

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIST 1065

Calling all beings in the galaxy. Come feel the Zen of the Universe as we embark on a 45 minute yoga flow journey. Clear your mind and become one with the force. Open to all levels of fitness. All sides welcome.

Jedi Training

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIST 1067 & 1068

An introduction to the unique Jedi training curriculum taught exclusively at the The Force Institute - Academy of Jedi Arts. The workshop will cover Jedi meditation techniques, breathing and conditioning exercises, empty hand techniques, and fundamentals of saber combat.

The Happy Hour with Johnny and Duce LIVE!!!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIST 1045

Join the Happy Hour with Johnny and Duce LIVE as we discuss our favorite comic books, video games, movies and more! Bring questions for the panel and have your questions answered live!!!

Anime Screening: Hinamatsuri [Ep. 1-4] (English)

11:00 AM - 2:00 PMIST 1048

Yakuza member Yoshifumi Nitta’s life takes a turn when an odd young girl falls onto his head. Following their strange first meeting, Nitta discovers that the girl possesses strong telekinetic abilities and, despite his protests, has no choice but to care for her.

Acapoly

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMMain Stage

Acapoly is a group of talented singers that will blow you away with beautiful harmony. Come check them out as they serenade you with some nostalgia straight from Disney.

Florida Poly Admissions Event

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMIST 1000: Aula Magna

The FLPolyCon Open House session digs deeper into the life of a Florida Poly Phoenix. Learn more about student internships, projects, and everyday life from the eyes of a current Florida Poly student. Admissions representatives will also be on hand to answer additional questions.

Pokémon e-Sports Event

11:00 AM - 6:00 PMIST 1044

Pokémon VGC and TCG competition.

Cosplay Contest Registration

10:30 AM - 2:30 PMIST 2nd Floor, South Side

Want to be part of the cosplay contest? You can’t participate if you don’t register here!

12:00PM

Japanese Snackology

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMIST 1062

Snack time is arguably the best of all meal times. Come learn about and taste some of the most popular and unique snacks from Japan!

Galactic Yoga

12:00 AM - 1:00 PMIST 1065

Calling all beings in the galaxy. Come feel the Zen of the Universe as we embark on a 45 minute yoga flow journey. Clear your mind and become one with the force. Open to all levels of fitness. All sides welcome.

The Office Olympics

12:00 PM - 2:00 PMIST 1067 & 1068

SWE's Office Olympics! Friendly workplace competition based on The Office with all the shenanigans!

Choose Your Own Adventure with the Gainesville Improv Guild!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMIST 1045

Come watch, play, and laugh with GIG as we use your suggestions to create a once in a lifetime improvisational show of mirth and mayhem!

Okashi Kiss Spring Live!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMain Stage

Come see Mahou Kiss and Okashi Idols take the stage as μ's and perform some of their favorite songs from the Love Live! franchise! Don't forget your penlights!

The Force Institute / The Saber Legion Joint Demo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMOutside Area

Come out and see members of The Force Institute – Academy of Jedi Arts’ main school and Lakeland Chapter demonstrate all aspects of the training that are offered at The Force Institute.

1:00PM

Tales from UA High - A Boku no Hero Academia Panel

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1000: Aula Magna

Come sit and chat with your favorite students from UA High School! Includes Q&A, games, and more!

Sewing Without Machines

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMIST 1064

For many new or aspiring cosplayers, the lack of a sewing machine seems like a tall barrier to entry. Come learn the different ways you can start cosplaying without a machine!

Anime Jeopardy!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMIST 1065

Prepare your Pocky and kiss your dakimakuras goodbye, because it’s time for the ultimate battle of anime knowledge. Only one weeb will come out on top to be crowned the Ultimate Otaku.

Improv Comedy Funkdamentals

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMIST 1045

Come learn some improv comedy techniques that you can use at work, in life and just about anywhere!

Anime Screening: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid [Ep. 1-4] (English)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1048

Miss Kobayashi lives a normal life until she befriends a dragon named Tohru. Tohru serves as Kobayashi’s very own live-in maid! In the human form of a cute girl, she starts working as a maid dragon.

Fire Rising

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMMain Stage

Enjoy some covers of popular songs brought to you by Fire Rising, a band from Poly!

Humans vs. Zombies: Expedition

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMOutside Area

Can you survive an expedition through zombie infested terrain?

2:00PM

A Century of Punk: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Punk Rock

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1060

This panel will discuss the values, aesthetics, and representations of steampunk, dieselpunk, and punk rock. These three types of punk will be compared and contrasted, as well.

Maid Cafe: Block 1

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1062

Kawaii maids, kakkoii butlers, and oishii treats. Pre-registration required, see the maid cafe registration booth.

Fiction to Fact: Translating Screen to Cosplay

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1064

Have you ever struggled to translate a costume to real life? Video game or anime costume physics got you down? This panel will explain tools and techniques you can use to make your cosplays look like they stepped off the screen!

Everyone Is Here: The Smash Bros. Character Creation Contest

2:00 PM - 4:00 PMIST 1065

Do you have what it takes to design the next great Smash fighter? Show off your design prowess in this contest to determine the next DLC fighter to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Lightsaber Dueling Training

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1067 & 1068

An introduction to the unique saber combat techniques taught exclusively at the The Force Institute – Academy of Jedi Arts. This workshop will cover equipment selection, safety considerations, and The Saber Legion rules. As well as hands on training in some saber fundamentals, partner drills.

As Per Usual (An Improv Comedy Team)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIST 1045

Longform improv comedy in the style of the UCB Upright Citizens Brigade.

It's All About Amy

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMMain Stage

It's All About Amy tells the unscripted story of Amy's life beginning with her childhood in Philadelphia. Audiences are left to figure out what's fact and what's fiction in this story!

3:00PM

DM Talk: Discussion and Advice on Running a D&D Game

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIST 1000: Aula Magna

Good discussion and advice on running a D&D Game!

Perler Bead Superheroes

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIST 1060

Come and make a superhero souvenir using Perler beads--those little plastic beads that melt together with an iron. You will be able to take home your creation.

Maid Cafe: Block 2

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIST 1062

Kawaii maids, kakkoii butlers, and oishii treats. Pre-registration required, see the maid cafe registration booth.

Cosplay 102: You can sew, but can you build?

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIST 1064

An advanced cosplay discussion in which attendees learn how to use more advanced crafting materials and improve on skills.

Improv for Everybody!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1045

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life!

Cosplay Contest Prejudging Check-In

3:00 PM - 6:00 PMUnder South Stairs

If you registered for the cosplay contest, come here to check-in for prejudging.

Anime Screening: Your Name [Movie] (Japanese)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1048

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way.

Maniacal Monologuing Contest

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMMain Stage

Your chance to let your inner maniac out! Let everyone know your nefarious plan (completely over explained) to take over the world and make sure to include a nefarious laugh at the end. Prizes will be given to the top two most maniacal presentations!

The Force Institute / The Saber Legion Joint Demo

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMOutside Area

Come out and see members of The Force Institute – Academy of Jedi Arts’ main school and Lakeland Chapter demonstrate all aspects of the training that are offered at The Force Institute. Then along with members of The Saber Legion they will demonstrate the exciting sport aspect of the training in several armored saber dueling matches.

4:00PM

PLUS ULTRA - A BNHA Panel

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1000: Aula Magna

Come join your favorite UA heroes for a fun-filled Q & A style panel, packed with games, skits, and more!

Nathan's Lofi Lounge

4:00 PM - 6:00 PMIST 1060

Need a place to unwind and relax? Look no further as Nathan's LoFi Lounge provides you with the best Lofi Hip Hop tracks along with crafts and activities to ease your mind.

Maid Cafe: Block 3

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1062

Kawaii maids, kakkoii butlers, and oishii treats. Pre-registration required, see the maid cafe registration booth.

Cosplay Lvl Up: Armor Crafting 101

4:00 PM - 6:00 PMIST 1064

This is an introductory panel into the world of armor craft. Attendees will have the chance to come up and try out armor making techniques.

The Mind of the Dark Knight

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1065

Learn about the history and the psychology of the Dark Knight. If you are interested in psychology, DC, Batman, or all of the above then this is the panel for you.

Jedi Training

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMIST 1067 & 1068

An introduction to the unique Jedi training curriculum taught exclusively at the The Force Institute - Academy of Jedi Arts. The workshop will cover Jedi meditation techniques, breathing and conditioning exercises, empty hand techniques, and fundamentals of saber combat.

Bird of Fire

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMain Stage

Listen to some originals made by Bird of Fire and some take on popular songs during this performance!

5:00PM

The Jackest of Boxes: Presented by RESO

5:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1000: Aula Magna

Wager your wit and humor on a game show rife with shenanigans and powered by audience participation. Bring a phone, a friend, and a friends phone!

Pokémon Masters PokéDex Quiz

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMIST 1065

Are you a Pokémon master? Have you always wanted to be a Pokémon professor? Prove that you're the very best in this PokéDex game show!

Barry Yuille Jr-Stand Up Comedy

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMIST 1045

Stand up performance where we will be best friends and/or instagram followers afterwards.

Anime Screening: The Devil is a Part-Timer! [Ep. 1-4] (Japanese)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1048

Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer.

Open Mic Night

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMain Stage

Come one, come all for the judgement free open mic event. Sing songs, read your slam poetry, or even tell a few jokes!

6:00PM

Meme Trivia ft. Green Team

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMIST 1060

Returning for the fourth year, Green Team is back with memes, a trivia contest, and some other third thing.

Pokemon: Gotta Draw em' All!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1062

Take the challenge to draw all 150 original Pokémon in just one hour! Artists of all abilities welcome. Materials included. Hosted by for the Love of Clod.

Being a Self Taught Cosplayer

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1064

Pixeldoll cosplay will be discussing the trials and tribulations of being self taught. From sewing, wig styling, prop and social media, this is a chance to get some insight on how to get it all started!

Join The Dark Side

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1065

Do you have what it takes to become a Corporate Stormtrooper? Then enlist today to join the Empires' Corporate division. Your knowledge of the Empire will be tested and the top three applicants chosen. The Dark Side is known for having cookies, which will be provided just for applying.

Lightsaber Dueling Training

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIST 1067 & 1068

An introduction to the unique saber combat techniques taught exclusively at the The Force Institute – Academy of Jedi Arts. This workshop will cover equipment selection, safety considerations, and The Saber Legion rules. As well as hands on training in some saber fundamentals, partner drills.

Anime Screening: The Last in Line (Original Fantasy Feature Film)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PMIST 1044

A screening of the original fantasy feature film The Last in Line.

Improv for the Daring :o :o :o

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMIST 1045

Do you dare embark on the quest for abstract improv? Isn't improv already abstract by nature? ...muahahaha. Join us.

7:00PM

Cosplay Contest Award Ceremony

7:00PM - 8:00PMMain Stage

Ready to see the most amazing cosplay FLPolyCon has to offer? Be sure to check out the cosplay contest tonight on the main stage! This event will feature an opening performance by Mahou Kiss Idols.

4700 Research Way

Lakeland, FL 33805

support@flpolycon.org

4700 Research Way

Lakeland, FL 33805

support@flpolycon.org