When / Where / What is GEXCon?
Can I re-enter the show if I leave?
Yes you can! Your admission allows exit and re-entry during show hours.
Is outside food allowed?
What games will be there?
Our featured tournament is NSG’s Cougar $10,000 CS:GO D.C. Open. (Click Here to go to their page for more info)
In our Table Top Area we will have plenty of Dungeons & Dragon and tons of board games provided by Atlantis Games & Comics. More information about D&D will be out soon, trust me, it’s going to be EPIC ;).
In our F2P Tournaments Area (what we used to call our Battle Zone) we will have casual tournaments in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and more. We’ll be posting more games and details, including a schedule, soon. Sign ups will be done at the event before the start of the tournament.
In our Console Area we will have Super Smash Melee, Super Smash Wii U, Madden, and more.
Rocket League will be another featured game, as well as many arcade games.
If you can’t find anything interesting then come and join us in the BYOC area.
What is the difference with the F2P tournaments?
The main difference is the prizing layout. Things like FGC, RL, and CSGO tournaments all have a cash prize but require an additional fee to enter. F2P tournaments will have physical prizes: steam keys, t-shirts, headsets, etc. Another difference is that anyone that is at GEXCon can enter the F2P tournaments as they come with your ticket purchase.
I'm younger than 18, do I need a parental consent form?
Yes, click here to get the Parental Consent form. Print it.. get it signed… bring it with you… and you’re all set.
What about kids?
Children under the age of 8 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by a paid adult at all times. Please understand that some cosplay might be considered “risqué” by some (but nothing more than you’d typically see at a local swimming pool).
What will I need to bring?
How much is it?
What about security?
Is the area sectioned off or isolated from everyone else?
Hold up, can I bring my own chair?
Can I bring a cooler and snacks?
What is the difference between buying my ticket online versus at the door?
Can I get a refund?
Why am I being redirected to another website for the CS:GO ticket?
Where can I sign up?
We will have sign up sheets at registration on the day of the contest.
Live Steel of any kind is not allowed. This means no blades, arrows, martial arts weapons, shurikens ETC.
Metal armour such as chainmail, scale, and rolled edges can be acceptable. No sharp points or spikes.
No Functioning prop guns must have an orange tip.
No Functioning projectile weapons will be allowed. This includes air soft, nerf, water pistols, silly string guns etc.
For all armour and weapons you must go thru prop check.
Do not brandish your weapon in a way that would suggest to someone that it is anything other than dramatic affect
Explosives, ammo, and chemicals of any kind including but not limited to, smoke powder, sparklers, and fireworks, are not permitted.
Do not bring anything that would annoy another attendee. (I.E Vuvuvela)
No guns/projectiles of any kind will be permitted.
Do not bring real swords, guns, knives or any other type of authentic weapon.
Do not keep bows strung with high-tensile threads. Ensure they are kept loose and are incapable of firing.
Put away all props before leaving the convention center to ensure that law enforcement does not mistake it for a real weapon.
What are the prizes?
1. $20 – Best of Novice
2. $30 – Best of Journeyman
3. $40 – Best of Masters
4. $50 – Best in Show
All prizes are Amazon gift cards!
What will I be expected to fill out on the sign up sheet?
Your name, your cosplay name (optional), character’s name, character’s origin. You will also need to indicate if you are entering as Walk-on Only or Individual (Novice, Journeyman, or Masters). Please note if your costume is not made by you or is store-bought, you will want to register as Walk-on Only. Only costumes that have been made by the person wearing the cosplay and is at least 70% handmade can compete for Individual prizes.
Free 2 Play (F2P)
Will I need a special pass?
Is there going to be a long line?
How long will I have?
What games are going to be on there?
Will I have to use my own account?
Travel & Lodging
What hotels have discounts for attendees?
How do I reserve with Holiday Inn Chantilly and get the GEXCon discount?
- By calling 1-888-269-9583 or Directly with the hotel at 703-815-6060. Make sure to identify yourself as being with “GEXcon” Group Code “DR6” to ensure that they receive the special group rates.
- Click HERE and make sure to enter Group Code “DR6”
Room type is requested and every effort will be made to give you a room with the beds of your choice however, we cannot guarantee bed type. Hotel is entirely non-smoking. Check in time is 3:00pm and check out time is 12:00noon. If you arrive earlier than 3:00pm, please call the hotel to see if rooms are ready. The hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport. The shuttle pick up is located outside of the bottom level of the airport. You should use the exit ramp near baggage claim areas 2 & 3 and go to the lower level. Once you are exiting the airport cross over the taxi lane and you will see a covered wait area. Please go to area 2H. Be sure to look for the shuttle with the hotel phone number of 703-815-6060 or our new shuttle with the big “H” logo. Just make sure the van says Holiday Inn Chantilly Dulles Expo and 703-815-6060. Our shuttle runs every 30 minutes by request from the airport. Please call the hotel front desk at 703-815-6060 once you have collected your bags. www.ihgrewards.com Go to member benefits to earn points for your stay. Points can be redeemed at any Intercontinental Hotels brand property and can even be used at other brands. Should you need to cancel this reservation, you must do so 24 hours prior to the day of arrival before 6:00PM to avoid any charges.
How do I reserve with Fairfield Inn & Suites Dulles Airport Chantilly and get the GEXCon discount?
- Free High Speed Internet
- Free breakfast
- Fitness Center
- Complimentary on-site parking
- Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary only for Dulles International Airport (IAD)
DISCOUNT ENDS: 8/9/2018. Hotel will continue to accept reservations from Group’s attendees after that date at the prevailing room rate, subject to availability. Click HERE for GEXCon discounted room rates.