Zipcon

Zipcon This is the official page for Zipcon. The date can be found on our website. All announcements will be posted here first.

Operating as usual

08/27/2021

Vendor forms and volunteer forms will be coming out in October. Zipcon is scheduled for Feb 19th, 2022.

07/16/2021

****UPDATE:
The tentative date will be changed to Saturday Feburary 19th 2022. This was due to the conflict with another con and we don't want to have vendors & everyone to worry about having to schedule between two different events. Zipcon will not be rescheduled going forward.
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Previous Post:
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. The next Zipcon is tentatively planned for February 12th, 2022. It will be in person. Changes may occur as we are still in a pandemic. The panelist and vendor forms will be updated shortly on Zipcon's website. Please feel free to reach out to for any questions you may have.
Hope to see you all this year!

02/28/2021

Another Zipcon has come and gone. We hope everyone who was able to attend had fun! We still have vendors in our discord if anyone would still like to make some purchases, so please check them out before they leave!

Here is the final schedule for Zipcon. More information can be found in the panel description channel on our discord. ht...
02/26/2021

Here is the final schedule for Zipcon. More information can be found in the panel description channel on our discord.

https://discord.gg/r2FJtZC4Yq

Here is the final schedule for Zipcon. More information can be found in the panel description channel on our discord.

https://discord.gg/r2FJtZC4Yq

Friendly reminder that Zipcon is taking place THIS Saturday (the 27th)! It will be an ONLINE convention! (Yay!) The conv...
02/26/2021
Join the Zipcon 2021 Discord Server!

Friendly reminder that Zipcon is taking place THIS Saturday (the 27th)! It will be an ONLINE convention! (Yay!) The convention will be held on our discord, linked below.

https://discord.gg/8eQduTGaED

Check out the Zipcon 2021 community on Discord - hang out with 327 other members and enjoy free voice and text chat.

Panel schedule is up! You can find it below and on our discord. We also have panel descriptions on our discord.https://d...
02/23/2021

Panel schedule is up! You can find it below and on our discord. We also have panel descriptions on our discord.

https://discord.gg/7HgfbanAJx

Panel schedule is up! You can find it below and on our discord. We also have panel descriptions on our discord.

https://discord.gg/7HgfbanAJx

02/19/2021

Emails have been sent out to artists as confirmation for Zipcon! Each artist will have their own chat to talk to people about their products.

02/05/2021

How to get the 18+ role on discord for 18+ panels:
You must send an encrypted email to [email protected]

For Gmail: Click the lock on the bottom right of the draft. It is called "confidential mode."
Set the expiration for 1 week.
DO NOT use an SMS password

For Outlook: click the three dots beside "show formatting options"
Click "Encrypt"

If you use a different email provider AND have trouble encrypting your email, please let us know through our email ([email protected]) or by DMing a staff member on our discord.

Include the following in the email.
In the subject line, type "Zipcon 18+ role"
Attach a picture of yourself, clearly visible, holding up something (like a piece of paper) with your discord username written on it visibly.
Attach another picture with a valid form of ID (such as a driver's license or state ID) with your birth year and name clearly visible. Any other information may be censored if you choose to do so. If you were born before February 27th, 2003 your full birthdate must be visible, including month and day.
If you do not follow the guidelines listed above you WILL NOT receive the 18+ role.

REMINDER! Panelist, dealer, and artist registration close on Monday. Make sure you send in a form if you want to partici...
01/31/2021
ZIPCON

REMINDER! Panelist, dealer, and artist registration close on Monday. Make sure you send in a form if you want to participate. Forms are on our webpage, linked below.

https://zipcon.weebly.com/

Official Website of Zipcon

01/17/2021

Hello everyone! Friendly reminder that artist and panelist applications are due at the end of the month for Zipcon.

Hello! Good morning/afternoon/night. I hope everyone is doing well. For Zipcon 2021, we have made a general interest for...
12/10/2020
General Interest form

Hello! Good morning/afternoon/night. I hope everyone is doing well. For Zipcon 2021, we have made a general interest form about how you would prefer to attend Zipcon! We will be on discord and VRchat, but we want to know how many of people are interested in each, among other questions. VRchat does not require a VR setup, and the app is free on steam. Please fill out the form at your earliest convenience! It is attached below.

https://forms.gle/tqP87NcpFdA6H2MeA

It has come to our attention that Discord is not secure enough to send sensitive information over and are in the process...
11/05/2020

It has come to our attention that Discord is not secure enough to send sensitive information over and are in the process of finding a more secure way to confirm people’s ages. We are in the process of testing more secure methods and will make an announcement about it soon. The previous message about dming on discord has been deleted to avoid confusion.

Zipcon's cover photo
11/05/2020

Zipcon's cover photo

Zipcon's cover photo
11/05/2020

Zipcon's cover photo

Zipcon
11/05/2020

Zipcon

Panelist, artist, and dealer submission forms are now open! They can be found on our website linked below under "Artist ...
11/05/2020
ZIPCON

Panelist, artist, and dealer submission forms are now open! They can be found on our website linked below under "Artist and Dealer Registration" and "Panelist Registration" respectively. You can also find the rules for panelists, artists, and dealers on those same pages.
https://zipcon.weebly.com/

Official Website of Zipcon

10/09/2020

Important Announcement for Zipcon 2021! This coming year, Zipcon will be held through Discord and VR chat. It will take place on February 27th, 2021. Panel and artist forms will be open October 30th, 2020.

01/30/2020

Starting this year, in addition to the normal form we have you sign when arriving to Zipcon, ALL minors will also have to have their parent or guardian sign a minor consent form for them, at the con. Upon doing so, the minor will be given a wristband to wear that the parent or guardian has to write their phone number on. This is in addition to the normal badge and lanyard.
In addition, starting at 6pm, Zipcon will be considered an 18+ event. Minors will be asked to leave at that point. The time of the Cosplay Masquerade will be changed to accommodate this.
If you have questions, concerns, or want to vent to us please join the discord to do this: https://discord.gg/2BkTvN

The other guest we will be having this year is Tiffany Grant!Tiffany Grant is excited to attend Zipcon!  Best known as A...
01/25/2020

The other guest we will be having this year is Tiffany Grant!

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend Zipcon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas, USA [Feb. 1994].

She’s voiced characters in 1700+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), SCHOOL-LIVE (Taromaru), BLUE SEED (Kome), INFINITE STRATOS (Laura), FMP? FUMOFFU (Bonta-kun), INFINITE STRATOS (Laura), FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (Marta), LITTLE BUSTERS (Kud), ONE PIECE (Nojiko), AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK (Moffle), AKAME GA KILL (Koro) and GIRLS UND PANZER (Sodoko). Recent projects include ONE PIECE: EPISODE OF EAST BLUE and videogames WARFRAME and ONCE UPON A COMA.

Other videogame credits include PALADINS, SMITE, UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR, and ESCAPE FROM WADDLEVILLE!

Ms. Grant has adapted English dubbing scripts for TV series such as HELLO KITTY'S ANIMATION THEATER, AH! MY GODDESS 2, THE WALLFLOWER, INFINITE STRATOS, TEARS TO TIARA, PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM and GIRLS UND PANZER - DER FILM, plus scripts for several subtitled projects including MIYUKI CHAN IN WONDERLAND and the live-action TOKYO - THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS.

Additionally, Tiffany contributed to the albums "Voices for Peace" and "Voices for Tolerance" www.voicesfor.org. Profits benefit charities like Doctors Without Borders. CDs and downloads: www.cdbaby.com & iTunes.

Non-anime work includes ARLINGTON ROAD (w/Jeff Bridges) and indie films LAUGHING BOY, DEAD OF KNIGHT & LARS THE EMO KID. Tiffany also has years of experience in theatre, commercials and industrial films. For more, visit TiffanyGrant.net or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2405597801/

Hello, Our first guest is coming back for the third zipcon in a row, it is Megan Shipman!Megan Shipman works professiona...
01/25/2020

Hello, Our first guest is coming back for the third zipcon in a row, it is Megan Shipman!

Megan Shipman works professionally as a Voice Actor and Assistant ADR Director for many different games, projects, and shows. She's voiced characters like Mayuri Shiina from "Steins;Gate 0", Grey from “Black Clover”, Homura from “Dr. Stone”, Maple from “BOFURI”, Yuzu Aihara from "Citrus", Aoba Suzukaze from "New Game!", Camie from "One Piece”, Mare Bello Fiore from "Overlord", Eripiyo from “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To The Budokan I Would Die”, Aries Spring from “Astra Lost in Space”, Snow White from "Magical Girl Raising Project", Chibi from "Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits", Rikou Takitsubo from "A Certain Scientific Railgun S", Mio Shimazu from "Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World", Yuzuru Yamai from "Date-A-Live", IF from "Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation", Shimakaze from "Kantai Collection", Cassidy from "Dimension W", Arisa Meigo from "A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion", Hibari from "Senran Kagura", and Corriente from "Show by Rock!!". In addition to these characters, she's also been featured in shows like “Fruits Basket”, "Fairy Tail", “My Hero Academia”, "Snow White with the Red Hair", "Seraph of the End", "Kamisama Kiss", and "High School DxD Born".

Her twitter: https://twitter.com/18moptop?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

01/25/2020

Hello, everybody! We hope you had fun over the winter holidays!
We're finally sending out acceptance and rejection emails to panelists, but we had an issue where google ate some of the emails, so if you've applied for a panel but haven't gotten an email by the end of today, please send us an email with the name of your panel(s) at [email protected]
Thank you! We're looking forward to seeing all of you at Zipcon!

Here's a post on our website dealing with a few frequently asked questions about Zipcon.
11/05/2019
Artists and Dealers FAQ

Here's a post on our website dealing with a few frequently asked questions about Zipcon.

Q: Does this convention have artists/dealers? A: Yes, we have artists and dealers. Q: Are artist/dealer applications open? A: That depends. If this page of our website says that...

11/01/2019

Hello, everybody!
Today is just a short post to let you all know that we've updated the information on the volunteering page on our website! It should now be more clear what volunteers can expect at Zipcon.
https://zipcon.weebly.com/volunteering.html

Zipcon's cover photo
10/31/2019

Zipcon's cover photo

Zipcon
10/31/2019

Zipcon

Happy Halloween, everybody!     We're here with a really cool announcement, and that's that the winner of the Logo Conte...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween, everybody!

We're here with a really cool announcement, and that's that the winner of the Logo Contest design has been chosen!
A big thank you to all of the artists who entered! We loved every design entry we got, and as a result felt it necessary to also select second and third place winners (who you can see by going to our website's homepage and hitting the 'see the runner's up' button). https://zipcon.weebly.com/

Second place goes to Evan Evanson (CiderSpider). We couldn't quite find a specific website for this artist, so if there is one, just let us know and we'll correct this post.

Third place goes to Ranhiime, who you can find on Instagram @ranhiime.

Lastly, and pictured below, first place goes to Jessica Chen, who drew an adorable version of Zippy! You can find her on Instagram @dumplingexpert!

Thank you again to all of the artists who submitted entries to the logo design contest! Having a good logo is important for a small convention like ours, so having people who are willing to help is something that we'll always be grateful for.

Anyway, that's everything! We hope that you all enjoy your Halloween!

Hello, everybody! We're coming at you again with two announcements and a reminder.The first announcement is that Zipcon'...
10/16/2019
Masquerade

Hello, everybody! We're coming at you again with two announcements and a reminder.

The first announcement is that Zipcon's website has been rearranged a bit and given a more-or-less new look. It should be a bit easier to find things now!

The second announcement is that the rules for the masquerade are now on our website! The sign-up forms will be posted on the 18th, so be sure to keep a look out for that. Here's a link to the page on our website: https://zipcon.weebly.com/masquerade.html

The reminder is that the logo design contest ends on the 18th, which is this Friday! We've only had three people submit entries so far, so there's definitely still an opportunity to do so. The winner of the contest gets free admission to Zipcon 2020, as well as a unique badge.
Here's a link to the logo design contest form, where you can also find the rules: https://forms.gle/XBmXMUVJ6tfoKBwGA

That's all for now! We hope to see you all at Zipcon 2020!

ZIPCON 2020 MASQUERADE RULES AND REGULATIONS Please read all of this before submitting! If you have any questions afterwards, please send us an email at: [email protected]. --- - Be sure to...

10/05/2019

Application forms for panelists, artists, and dealers/vendors for Zipcon 2019 will close later tonight, so submit them while you still have time!
Here are links to the forms on our website:
https://zipcon.weebly.com/artist-and-dealer-registration.html
https://zipcon.weebly.com/panel-registration.html

Volunteer applications will remain open until closer to the con, as we haven't had many people apply. Volunteers get free food and free admission. Here's the page with the volunteer form, if you're interested:
https://zipcon.weebly.com/volunteering.html

The logo design contest closes soon, too! The artist who wins the design contest will get a unique badge and free admission to the con, so if you're interested, make sure to send in your submission by October 28th.
https://forms.gle/Co9BUgsZhQiMWodc8

That's all for now! We hope to see you at Zipcon 2020!

Hello, everybody! With the new school year starting up, we’ve been getting things rolling for Zipcon 2020, and the first...
09/18/2019
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Hello, everybody! With the new school year starting up, we’ve been getting things rolling for Zipcon 2020, and the first piece of that is an announcement.
For the first time, we’re holding a contest to decide the logo for Zipcon! Last year the logo was designed by one of the members of the Akron Anime Club, but this year we’re reaching out beyond the school to see if other artists are interested.
The artist who wins the logo design contest will get free admission to Zipcon and a unique badge. The winning design will be decided on by Zipcon’s staff.
If you’re interested in submitting an entry, you can send it to us through this form: https://forms.gle/bFpCPRuUcxdQ83u18
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Here are the rules/guidelines, along with some extra information:
1. Entries must be digital and have both color and line art versions.
2. If possible, please submit your logo as a PDF.
3. Entries can feature Zippy in some form, but don’t have to.
4. If your entry has Zippy on it, please remember that Zippy is a girl.
5. Entries must clearly have the words “Zipcon 2020,” regardless of whether or not Zippy is on them.
6. If your entry has Zippy, please make the words “Zipcon 2020” separate from her (or provide an alternative version where the words are separate), as this will make it easier on us.
7. Entries must be school-appropriate and should be relatively simple.
8. Submissions will close on October 18th.
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Extra Information:
The University of Akron’s official colors are blue and gold, with the exact hex codes being #041E42 (blue) and #A89968 (gold), so if you’re planning on using the school’s colors in your logo design, there you go!
If you want to make Zippy a more anime-style mascot, please remember that Zippy is a girl! The Akron Zips were originally called the Zippers, so Zippy is a kangaroo and has a pouch that zips up to reflect that.
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Also, you can join our Discord to talk to members of staff, as well as communicate with other Zipcon attendees: https://discord.gg/fb9qce7
That’s all for now! We hope you have a nice day, and we look forward to seeing you at Zipcon 2020!

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05/16/2019

Hello, everybody!
I know we've been kind of quiet recently, but now that finals are over, we've finally been able to get a head start working on Zipcon 2020. To kick it off, we've gone ahead and made a few overall policy changes, updated our website, and just generally made some much-needed changes.
This post might be a little long, but please bear with us! There's some pretty important information here if you're planning on applying to be a dealer/artist/panelist/volunteer/etc.

What you might've missed:
- Zipcon 2020 will be held on Saturday, February 15th, 2020.
- Zipcon will now be from 10 am to 10 pm, to give everybody more time to set up and prepare for the day.
- Minors 14 and under will have to be accompanied by an adult.
- All minors will have to have a parent's phone number on their lanyard/wristband, in accordance with the university's wishes.
- The price of admission is now $10 across the board, and badges will be first come, first served (exact number of badges TBD). We're no longer relying on the university for funding, so this is an important change.
- Children under a certain age will get in free, but the exact age cutoff for that has yet to be decided.

What's new:
- Volunteering forms are now up! Please sign up if you are interested, or send this to a friend that might be! Even if it's only for an hour or two, it's a big help. (Plus, you get free food and free admission if you do.) You have to be at least 16 to volunteer.
- There is now a new volunteering position! Volunteers who have the enforcer role will walk around the con and help us keep things in check.
- The deadline for ALL form submissions is October 5th, 2020. This means that dealers, artists, panelists, and volunteers will need to have applications in by then. However, we might push the deadline for volunteers back if there haven't been enough sign ups by then.
- Information for the Masquerade and Masquerade applications will be posted once we've got it sorted out. The deadline for Masquerade applications will probably be closer to the con.
- We've added a page on the website for a map of the convention! It's currently under construction, but once it's finished it should suit all of your navigational needs.

That just about covers everything! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! (Also please volunteer if you're able. We really need volunteers.)

https://zipcon.weebly.com/

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Can anyone help me locate an artist? I want to find their website and show my appreciation for the items I purchased this year (2020). They had all the ears and tails in the back row. I bought this cute little hair clip and a grey/pink leopard/cheetah patterned tail. Thanks!
Maybe adding a pro wrestling event to next year's con would help this con a lot
Was really disappointed. My daughter has been going to this event for 5yearsand this year all the panels started either right before 6 or after and sense she is 16 could not enjoy them. She paid 10 dollars for what!
so i want to give away my halloween candy that im clearly not going to eat so keep an eye out for me as neo with a pillowcase full of candy i might wear a santa hat. If you see me and want a piece of candy feel free to ask. Ill add a pic of myself and treats later
I want to start attending conventions about thing i enjoy but ive never been to one an i am not sure how they work.. Can someone lend Alittle insight? What will i encounter? Will there be buyable merch? Is there a way to see what companys or people that sell will be there? What is considered 60% of a cosplay costume?
when do vendor acceptance go out for 2020? 😀😀
If anybody has pics of my r2d2 could you please tag/send them to me? i didn't have hardly any chance to get pics.
say hi & get a photo & ask me about NonBinaryCon - Nonprofit Convention/Pride 13th-14th July 2019 outside 316! ill be here until 10pm! im wearing an agender scarf & shaggy cosplay (wont let me post photos)! i wont use 1% of my power to destroy you, promise!
Hello, I was told to email a vendor about some extra inventory they had at their home. They entered the email address for me, however the email address was incorrect! Does anyone have a list of vendors I could contact? I’m not sure what vendor this was for. 😖
Is there anyone I talk to about canceling a panel? I sent an email about needing to cancel mine but I never heard back. Mine was the Mario Party panel
Are there any forms for Masquerade performances yet?
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