FifoCon 2017 Schedule
FifoCon 2017’s main convention hours are 10am-6pm Fri-Sat Oct 27-28th and 10am-4pm Sun Oct 29th at the Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge. This is when all the vendors, exhibitors, artists, and makers will be at their tables.
Pick up your badges on Thurs Oct 26 from 12PM-8PM or anytime during normal convention hours Oct 27-29 Fri-Sun at the Registration Table. Please have your ID ready!
Our panels will be held throughout the weekend between 10am-6pm Fri & Sat Oct 27th-28th and 10am-1pm on Sun Oct 29th.
Our guests Mark Meer, Adrian Paul, Spock Vegas, Roland Paris, and all our cosplay guests will be on the convention floor during these times in addition to attending our events like the Cosplay Contest, Adrian Paul’s Sword Experience, and the 1031 Consortium Baton Rouge Halloween Parade.
Thursday October 26th: Load-in and Packet Pick-up
12:00PM – 8:00PM: Packet Pick-up
We’ll be setting up for the event so we decided to let everyone come by and get their tickets taken care of ahead of time so you don’t have to wait in line during the convention! Come to our Registration Table at the Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge between 12pm-8pm with your photo ID to pick up your pre-registered passes or purchase them right at the table.
6:00PM – 8:00PM: Maker’s Mixer
Friday October 27th: Day of Discovery
10:00AM – 1:00PM: Day of Discovery Speaker Presentations
FifoCon’s first official day is to discover what Louisiana has to offer in the fields of gaming, cosplay, and makers. The events we have in store involve STEM education and professions as well as entertainment and leisure. We’ll have groups like LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering, The Louisiana Technology Park, NICERC, the UNO Department of Computer Science, and others that will talk about the educational and professional opportunities available locally for those interested in pursuing STEM fields related to making video games, tabletop games, and movies. This will be held on the Main Stage in the center of the Atrium.
4:30PM – 6:00PM: Pitch Event – Hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park
The Louisiana Technology Park is hosting a pitch event where three local companies will be on the Main Stage trying to convince the judges that their venture is the best one to invest in. The winner will receive $500 in funding from CFX and free business consultation from King Crow Studios. The judges will be from Louisiana Economic Development, Innovation Catalyst, and Digital FX.
Saturday October 28th: FifoCon 2017 Main Events
7:30AM – 12:00PM: The Sword Experience with Adrian Paul
Adrian Paul of Highlander TV series fame, will be hosting a Sword Fighting demo @ the Old State Capital building. To purchase tickets please click here and don’t forget you need a FifoCon pass to attend, too!
2:00PM – 3:30PM: 1031 Consortium Baton Rouge Halloween Parade
Line-up starts at 1:45PM.
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Harold of Glactus – Improv Comedy with Mark Meer
7:00PM – 9:00PM: FifoCon Cosplay Contest
10:00PM – 12:00AM: Halloween MasqueRave Party!