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General Information

When / Where / What is GEXCon?

June 28-30, 2019

Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – midnight
Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

A community driven convention that combines everything we love about the gaming and entertainment industry.

I don't see BYOC anymore

Due to the low number of people that used it last year and the VERY high cost for all of the electricity, we won’t be bringing BYOC back this year. Tweet us, email, DM, comment, really let us know, if this is something you want brought back!

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?

Please keep in mind that convention center rules state no outside food is permitted in the venue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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).

Ticket Information

How much are tickets?

Online registration:
3 Day – $55
Friday Only – $20
Saturday Only – $30
Sunday Only – $30

$5 more dollars at the door!

Save money and avoid the line.  Purchase Now.

What is the difference between buying my ticket online versus at the door?

There will be an additional $5 cost at the door. Also, the line to check in is shorter than waiting in line to buy a ticket.

Can I get a refund?

Tickets are fully refundable up until April 15, 2019. 

After that date, tickets are non-refundable.


Where can I sign up?

We will have sign up sheets at the Cosplay Prop Check on the day of the contest (Saturday).

General Rules

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?

All prizes are Amazon gift cards!

1. $20 – Best of Novice
2. $30 – Best of Journeyman
3. $40 – Best of Masters
4. $50 – Best in Show 

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?

Hard no. All you need is a pass to GEXCon 2019, any of them will work. Would this area be called F2P if you needed to pay extra to get in?

Is there going to be a long line?

Maybe. I worked at PAX East and sometimes there was a line that took around 45 minutes to get through and other times we let people hang out on the PCs over the allotted time because there was no line. I expect it to be fairly similar at GEXCon, sometimes there might be a crazy line, other times, not so much.

How long will I have?

We’re giving everyone 1 hour to play whatever they wish. That means don’t try starting two ranked matches of League of Legends!! What if I’m about to finish when my time is up? We’re all gamers, so we know what is close to being done and what isn’t. If you actually are almost finished, we’ll likely allow you to finish up, however if you started a second match and you’re not close or certain when it’s going to end we will kick you off. What if I want to play for longer? If there is no one waiting, you can start another session.

What games are going to be on there?

We’ll have plenty of games loaded onto the PCs. I’m not going to bother typing out a full list because it would take up too much space. When you get onto the PCs feel free to check through the different launchers on the desktop and see what’s installed.

Will I have to use my own account?

Yes. We don’t have the resources to pull together a massive steam library and special steam accounts for people to specifically play on.

Travel & Lodging

What hotels have discounts for attendees?

We are excited to let all of our attendees know we have worked with Holiday Inn Chantilly and Hyatt Place Chantilly / Dulles Airport-South  

Please visit the tabs below for information regarding each hotel as well as how to reserve your rooms with the GEXCon discounted rates. For complete details, contact the hotel directly.

Quick information on the Holiday Inn Chantilly rooms

  • Room block cut off date is 20 June 2019
  • Walking distance to the convention center
  • No free breakfast
  • $79 per night king bed
  • $89 per night two double beds (+$10 per additional person)
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport

How do I reserve with Holiday Inn Chantilly and get the GEXCon discount?

Make certain to select the right dates for online!

Online – click here

Phone – 703-815-6060 identify as “GEXCon” / EH4

Quick information on the Hyatt Place Chantilly

  • Room block cut off date is 27 May 2019
  • 10 minute drive to the convention center
  • Free breakfast
  • $79 per night king bed with sofa bed
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport

How do I reserve with Hyatt Place Chantilly and get the GEXCon discount?

Make certain to select the right dates for online!

Online – click here 

Phone – 1-888-591-1234 identify as G-GEXC

Which airport should I fly to?

The convention center is accessible by Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports. Dulles International is the closest and many of the hotels have free shuttles.

Contact Us

GEXCon 2019 | June 28-30, 2019
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Brought to you by:
FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC
1120 International Pkwy, Suite 109
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: 540.369.3144

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