Can I wear a costume?
Absolutely! We 110% encourage it! Please be mindful that we will have a costume weapon and prop check before you get inside. You may want to consider signing up for the costume contest if you're feeling up for it!
Why the venue change?
That's a loaded question. We love Benfield Sportscenter and all they did for us. Both parties agree that the parking and other logistical restrictions prevent us from being the event we need to be! We thank them for their facility and hard work to help make our second and third year great! Year 4 brings us PARKING, FOOD, HOTEL, and several other things that were being asked for!
Is it all ages?
ABSOLUTELY YES! We are still working to bring you the same event you've grown to know and love over the years, just in a new place.
Can I stay at the hotel?
Absolutely! We've worked out a room block with the hotel to give you some fancy room accommodations! Please use our link to get the special rates, and book your weekend ASAP! We only have a few under our rate, and they'll go quick.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Absolutely! We highly recommend to grab them from our online ticket page, as it will be cheaper than in person. We're a firm believer in trying to keep our ticket costs low, but we still have expenses to pay for ourselves.
Is there stuff to eat?
YES! There's a restaurant inside, as well as a few neighboring restaurants nearby! A quick search with Google should point out dozens of fast food and nearby dining experiences!
We mentioned it in the costume portion, but please:
-NO METAL BLADED WEAPONS
-NO BLUNT METAL OBJECTS (bats, crowbars, clubs)
Please use a cosplay rule of thumb: If it feels too dangerous to wield in public, don't. SAFETY is our primary concern.
I'm an author, can I sell my books?
Yes! Our vendor application is the catch-all for anyone looking to get a table! If you're an author, film-maker, musician, crafter, artist, etc., it's all the same for our back-end purposes. Please fill out the vendor form, and we'll be in touch with an approval if your application gets approved!
Is the event all day and night?
Seeing that we're in a hotel, that's a great question. While we may be running smaller programming through the late hours, the event floor will not be 24/7. Please refer to our event schedule for any late-night programming or activities that may be of interest. At a minimum, we can tell you several of our authors are night owls, and might be in one of the nearby restaurants or bars, keeping the party going.
Will there be student or Military discounts?
We're working on the logistics of that. Once we hammer the pricing out, we should be able to offer discounted tickets for verified Veterans, and those attending a school. Presently, we would like to offer the students tickets through a college, and will work to have verification methods for that.
Short answer? YES! We want to take care of students and vets! (And active duty)
I make AI Art. Can I vend?
Short answer? No.
Long answer: AI Art is a tool. It's a software that pulls from a database of works of art to create your design. While we think it's super neat, we do not allow AI Artists at FrightReads. We have too many artists that have honed and perfected the craft manually to replace them with a computer.
If someone is deemed to be an AI Artist, they will be asked to leave the event, and no refund will be given for the vendor space.
Should I bring Cash? Card?
We can't really guide you on that. The golden rule is: "Cash is King." Most of our vendors and guests will accept digital payments in some form, but in the event of a network outage, or they do not support online payments, please bring cash just in case.