FAQ

Q: What’s a SIMCON?
A: Western New York’s Longest Running Boardgaming Convention! However, despite the fact that we advertise ourselves as a boardgame convention, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of nerdy activities to suit a variety of tastes, including but not limited to role playing games (such as Dungeons and Dragons), cosplay, medival handcrafts (such as chainmail making), anime, and so much more. And, of course, if you find your particular interests underrepresented, we would love to have you run something yourself

Q: Is parking free?
A: Parking in campus parking lots is free after 7:00 pm on Friday and will be free for the rest of the weekend. Before 7:00 pm on Friday, attendees may need to obtain campus parking information from the traffic kiosk on Wilson Blvd., or risk parking illegally on campus.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Unfortunately, no.  We can only accept cash.  There are ATMs nearby on campus if you need cash. Some vendors do accept card, especially the game stores.

Q: Is re-entry allowed?
A: Yep! When you register at the desk  you will recieve a convention badge that allows you unlimited access to all SIMCON events happening during the weekend, even if you leave campus.

Q: Is there a minimum age you have to be to participate in SIMCON?
A: We welcome gamers of all ages!  In fact, children under the age of 10 can enter the convention for free. However, we do ask that minors are accompanied by an adult at all times, and that any content warnings and age restrictions on our programming are respected.

Q: Will there be food at SIMCON?
A: While SIMCON will not directly be selling food, there are several places to find food during the weekend. The Wilson Commons adjacent to Douglass building sells takeout-style food during the weekend, and there is also a dining center on the 1st floor of Douglass, both of which accept both cash and credit cards. In addition, if you have not had the chance to see the greater city of Rochester, we highly reccomend checking out some dining options in the surrounding area.

Q: Can I buy out ad space in the SIMCON booklet?
A: Absolutely!  Contact us at simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com for more information.

Q: I represent another convention.  Can I come to SIMCON to advertise?
A: Please do!  SIMCON will provide you with a table and chair to help you promote your convention.  Get in touch with us at simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.

Q: Is cosplaying allowed at SIMCON?
A: Yes!  In fact we encourage it, and there will be a cosplay contest during the convention. However, we do ask that you avoid extreme gore, graphic imagery or sexual content, as this is a family friendly convention, and that you leave any weapons at home, for safety.