Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Florida PolyCon located?

  • Florida PolyCon is located on the main campus of Florida Polytechnic University at the address:

    4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL, 33805

  • On the day of the event, please follow the event signs that will direct you to the correct location.

Is there free parking?

The price of parking is included with your event pass. Please see our parking map for instructions on how to navigate to the respective parking lots. On the day of the event, please follow the event signs that will direct you to the correct location.

 

How much is a ticket to Florida PolyCon?

Pre-registered Tickets: $15

  • At Door Tickets: $20

  • Children 12 & Under: $5

  • Elderly 60 & Over: Free

  • Florida PolyCon is free to all Florida Polytechnic University Students.

Why can’t I use cash to pay for my ticket at the door?

Florida PolyCon is an event held by students at Florida Polytechnic University for students at Florida Polytechnic University and therefore we operate underneath Florida Polytechnic University’s policies and guidelines.

Florida PolyCon does not allow cash payments underneath Florida Polytechnic University’s policies and guidelines.

Can I refund my ticket?

Tickets are non-refundable under any circumstances. Please contact us with any questions regarding this matter.

What types of payment can I use for pre-registration?

We accept only major credit cards for pre-registration through our online ticketing system. No checks, mail, COD, etc.

Do I need a parent/guardian with me?

All attendees that are under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian who is attending Florida PolyCon on the premises at all times. No exceptions will be made.

How can I host a Panel/Workshop/Event?

Please see our Application page for the link to the Event Application. The application form has all relevant information regarding the details of the event. You will receive a notice on whether it is approved or denied by our Events Department. Panel Hosts are given free admission to the convention as a thanks for providing entertainment to the convention.

You will receive a notice on whether it is approved or denied by our Events Department.

 

Can I select where/when I can be placed as a Panel/Workshop/Event?

In order to maximize space and organize events efficiently, the Events Department of Florida PolyCon and Layout Department of Florida PolyCon will be responsible for organization.

If you have specific accommodations, please write them in the Event Application, and we will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability.

 

How can I become a Merchant?

Please see our Application page for the link to the Merchant Application. The application form has all relevant information regarding the details of your booth. You will receive a notice on whether it is approved or denied by our Merchants Department.

There are two available categories for Merchants:

  • 2 5ft x 2ft tables: This comes with a free food voucher for the food trucks.

  • A 10ftx10ft space unit: This comes with a free food voucher for the food trucks.

  • Please see the Merchants Application on the Applications Page for more information and details.

 

Can I select where I can be placed as a Merchant?

In order to maximize space and display merchandise efficiently, the Merchants Department of Florida PolyCon and Layout Department of Florida PolyCon will be responsible for organization.

If you have specific accommodations, please write them in the Merchants Application, and we will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability.

Will my Panel/Workshop/Event show up on the website and in the Florida PolyCon guide?

We have a cutoff for the con guide printing, but all approved panels will display on the website in their designated room and time slot, and all approved panels will be included in the printed convention guidebook.

How do I register for the maid cafe?

Registration for the Maid Cafe will be on the day of the event. When you arrive on campus, head to the Maid Cafe room (IST 1045). Seats will be honored on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

I have a question that is not answered here.

Please see the Contact Page or e-mail floridapolycon@floridapoly.edu on contacting the respective department for your needs.

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