ABOUT TCC

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS TWIN CITIES CON?

 Twin Cities Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. If you're a fan of Batman, the Avengers, Doctor Who, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Game of Thrones, etc., you'll probably fit right in at TCC!! 

WHEN  IS TWIN CITIES CON?

 TCC is October 2-3, 2021. The con is open from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. 

WHERE  IS TWIN CITIES CON?

 TCC takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, in Minneapolis, MN! 

WHO IS BEHIND TWIN CITIES CON?

 TCC is owned by Ben Penrod, the founder of Awesome Con, Central Florida Comic Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Star Con, and co-founder of Alaska ComiCon. Ben has been obsessed with superheroes his entire life and has been running comic cons since 2011. 

WHO IS COMING TO TWIN CITIES CON?

 Please check out our Guests Page for the latest guest list. Follow our Facebook Page to get updates when they happen!

HOW CAN I GO TO TWIN CITIES CON?

 You can purchase tickets to TCC from our ticketing website, https://www.nerdstreetusa.com/twincitiestix

WHAT ABOUT KIDS TICKETS?

 Kids 10 and under are free. You'll need to get a kids' wristband for them at the con when you pick up your pass. 

IS THERE A HOTEL NEARBY THAT I CAN STAY AT?

 We have rooms at the Doubletree Suites downtown for $99 per night. Click Here to book your room

I'M A MEMBER OF PRESS; HOW CAN I GET ACCESS TO TCC?

 Please fill out our Press/Media Request Form HERE

Important Info & Policies

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

Nerd Street Events/Twin Cities Con is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and rewarding atmosphere. Our events are meant to be an inclusive space for fans, with a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Gender-based harassment is unacceptable at TCC. 

 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at TCC and will not be tolerated.

COSPLAY & COSTUME WEAPONS POLICY

Any weapon that could seriously hurt somebody is not allowed at TCC. Specifically, but not limited to:

  • Functional firearms – that includes paintball, airsoft, bb guns, cap guns, any gun that shoots a real projectile or causes a real explosion.

  • Realistic firearms – any gun that could be confused for a real gun.  If it looks like a real gun, it is not allowed. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.

  • Prop weapons made of a hard material such as metal, wood, or glass

  • Functional projectile weapons – any weapon (crossbow, slingshot, etc) that discharges a projectile

  • Metal-bladed weapons

  • Whips

  • Explosives

  • Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, or hockey sticks

  • Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.

Prop weapons are allowed, as long as they meet the following criteria; That they are composed of cardboard, foam, something light. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot. Prop weapons will be allowed at the discretion of staff and uniformed security personnel. Safety is paramount, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be no place to store prohibited weapons on-site. If you have a weapon that is prohibited, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed back in with the weapon.

 

Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Twin Cities Con. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate, ever. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or gear.

WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?

 

While COVID-19 exposure is a risk in any public place, we are dedicated to making TCC as safe as possible. This event doesn’t exist without our fans, and we want everyone to be healthy at the con and when they go home. We are working with the Minneapolis Convention Center to create a safety plan for all attendees, exhibitors, staff, etc.

 

Attendees, exhibitors, and staff will be required to wear a face covering while they are at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer and frequent handwashing will be encouraged. Anyone who is not comfortable wearing a face covering or has symptoms of any contagious illness should stay home. This con is not possible unless everyone plays their part and we will be very strict about enforcing these safety measures. Safety is our #1 priority!

We're going to need help making TCC happen, and that's where you come in! Fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering with CFCC. 

Produced by Nerd Street

Nerd Street is an event production company started and operated by Ben Penrod. Other events produced by Nerd Street are Central Florida Comic Con, Alaska ComiCon, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, and Star Con Orlando.

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