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Important Times


  • Register at 5:30 p.m. CT on Friday of the convention in Ballroom A2.
  • The Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends roughly at 6:30 p.m. CT back in Ballroom A2.

Iron Cosplay

  • Registration for Iron Cosplay is online only and opens on Tuesday April 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. CT until Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 6:00pm CST.
  • Teams will be notified of their participation status no later than 5 days before the event.
  • Online registrants must check in at the Cosplay Repair Station outside Ballroom A on Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Any available spots will be available for on-site registration between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • The Iron Cosplay Event will be held at 1:00pm in Ballroom A2.

Mainstage Cosplay Contest

  • Registration is online only, and opens Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. CT until Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
  • Waitlist registration will also close on May 9 at 6:00 p.m. and those on the waitlist will be notified of their status no later than May 19.
  • Check-in for the Main Stage Cosplay Contests on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT in Ballroom A2.
  • Tech Rehearsal: Tech rehearsal times will be given to you in your acceptance email.
  • Greenroom: Begins at 3:00 p.m. CT on Saturday of the Convention in Ballroom A2. This is where all contestants will be stationed.
  • The Cosplay Contest itself begins at 4:00 p.m. CT on Saturday of the Convention in Ballroom C (This is new!). Awards will be given out directly after the contest on stage.
  • Sign up here for the cosplay contest beginning April 18 at 6:00 p.m. CT. No entries will be accepted before this time!

Hallway Cosplay Contest

  • Hallway Contest Judging is from 7:00 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. CT on Friday and Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. CT.
  • Awards will be given out during closing ceremonies at 4:00 p.m. CT in Ballroom C. All contestants should head to Ballroom C to find out who wins.