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Save the Date for VillaCon 2023

VillaCon 2023 is on for Saturday March 25!

 

Save the date for year two of celebrating gaming, comics, cosplay, animation, film, and more on Villa Maria’s Buffalo campus. More information is coming soon. Applications for vendors, artists, game makers, and panelists are now being accepted. We look forward to seeing you on March 25!

 

Villa Maria College’s inaugural VillaCon was a huge success! Proceeds from the one-day convention were used to support the Felician Sisters’ relief work for Ukraine.

Register as a 2023 vendor, artist, game maker, or panelistVillaCon '22 ScheduleVillaCon Rules & Regulations

VillaCon Details

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information coming soon!

Attendance for the general public is $10, Villa Maria College students will be admitted for free. Start preparing for the Cosplay costume contest now, and check back soon for more details, including a schedule of events, list of artists and vendors, food options, and more!

  • Tickets are not required for entry; attendees will check in and be cleared for admission upon arrival
  • Everyone must check in at the registration table before entering the Con
  • Please enter through the doors located in Parking Lot A and proceed directly to the registration table
  • If you plan to participate in the Cosplay contest and did not pre-register, you can register at check in.
  • Attendees must sign up for games and panels at VillaCon; advanced registration is not available at this time
  • No new guests will be admitted after 7 PM
  • A very limited number of VillaCon t-shirts will be available for purchase at the registration table

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated food information coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

Metz Dining Service – Coffee and pastries available for purchase beginning at 9 AM, lunch service available for purchase from 11 AM – 5 PM

The Cheesy Chick – Grilled cheese and ​mac-n-cheese, 12 PM – 3 PM

House of Munch – The latest and greatest snack emporium, 3 PM – 8 PM

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. A schedule of VillaCon 2023’s games, panels and cosplay is coming soon!

Read on for the complete schedule of last year’s events, including all games, panels, cosplay, and more. 

View the Complete VillaCon '22 Schedule Here!

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated parking information coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

  • Click here for a Campus Map
  • Artists & vendors should enter campus on Pennock Place and park in Parking Lot B
  • Attendees can enter on Pennock Place and Parking Lot A or enter on Pine Ridge Road and park in front of the Main Building or Felician Hall

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

  • Proceeds from VillaCon’s ticket sales will be used to support the Felician Sisters’ relief work for the Ukraine in Poland
  • All artists and vendors are asked to consider donating an item to a basket, which will be raffled off to collect further monies for the Felician Sisters’ relief work

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information is coming soon!

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25.

Applications for artists are now being accepted for VillaCon 2023. Register by January 15, 2023; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are selected as an artist, a member of the VillaCon planning committee will contact you in late January/early February 2023.

A $20 registration fee grants artists and one assistant entry to VillaCon and one 36×96 table. An additional 36×96 table can be purchased for $20; two table maximum per artist. At this time, all details are subject to change. 

  • Artists Alley will be open from 9 AM – 8:30 PM; Artists must be present until 6 PM
  • Doors open for set up at 8 AM on Saturday; Artists can starting setting up on Friday, March 24
  • VillaCon volunteers will be available to assist with unloading and will help direct you to your table
  • You will be issued an ID tag indicating your status as an artist
  • Doors open to the public at 9 AM
  • Enter campus from Pennock Place & park in Parking Lot B
  • Click here for a campus map
  • All artists will receive a 36″ x 96″ table located in Artists Alley
  • 10 x 10 total space
  • Wifi access will be given at registration
  • Upon acceptance to the Con, artists must complete the Code of Conduct Agreement – https://forms.office.com/r/HZWaxE8WTH
  • All artists are asked to consider donating an item to a basket that will be raffled off

VillaCon 2022 Artists:

  • Dale Altman
  • Cat Bachraty
  • Amanda Brown, LaserCrits
  • Kevin Chapman, Afro Avenger
  • Rob Dumo, Rob Dumo Art
  • Sophia Eugenia
  • Gerald Goodwin
  • Midori Hirtzel-Church
  • Chelsea Huchital, Studio Cadco
  • Darius Johnson, Drawing Darius
  • Kathryn Ketter-Franklin
  • Kearston Koszela, Art by Ryukeiro
  • Kelly Kreuzer, Kreuzer Creations
  • Brittany Kruszka, Lots of Lemon Studios
  • Emily Metzger, Emily Metzger Designs
  • Megan Owens, Creations of Megan
  • Kirstie Storrs
  • Nancy Tolsman
  • Victoria Troutman, Victoria’s Creations
  • Colleen Tulowitzki & Nichole Fears
  • Joy Zappia, VultureRama Studio

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information is coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

  • Smash Brothers Ultimate, in the Library, 12-3 PM
  • Jackbox Games, in the Library, 3-4 PM
  • Brawlhala, in the Library, 4-5 PM

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. 

Applications for game masters are now being accepted for VillaCon 2023. Register by January 15, 2023; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are selected as a game master, a member of the VillaCon planning committee will contact you in late January/early February 2023.

  • Run time for each game is two hours

VillaCon 2022 Games:

  • Banshee of the Tide Treasure Hunt, run by Gayle Petri, in Room 103 from 10 AM – 12 PM, and Room 101 from 4-6 PM, 6 player limit, All Ages
  • Cards Against Humanity – in Room 103, 6-8 PM, Ages 18+
  • Cosplay Dating Game, run by Ashley Mercurio – in Room 103, 1-3 PM, Ages 18+
  • Dungeons and Dragons, run by Eddie Mas – in Room 101, 1-3 PM, 2-6 player limit
  • My Hero Academia CCG, run by Matthew Swasey – in Room 102, 1-3 PM
  • Nostalgic Board Games, run by Jeff Werner – in Room 102, 10 AM – 12 PM and 6-8 PM
  • Ring of Blood, run by Josh Flaccavento – in Room 103, 3:30-5:30 PM, 3-5 player limit, Ages 18+
  • RWBY: Combat Ready, run by Gregory Podsiadlo – Room 102, 3:30-5:30 PM, 2-5 player limit

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information on cosplay, including contest entry options, is coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

  • The Cosplay Contest will take place in the Recital Hall from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
  • If you did not pre-register and would like to, please email Joanna Zadvorney with your name, your character name/source, and a reference photo
  • You can register to participate in the Cosplay contest when you check in

VillaCon 2022 Cosplay Contest Guest Judges:

  • William Waterrose, Iron Buffalo
  • Christina Aviles, Cosplay with Christina
  • Susan Hubbard, Steampunk Harley Cosplay

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. Updated information is coming soon!

Below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

Game Heads United will be present with the gaming trailer.

  • Open play, 5:30-7 PM, in Parking Lot B, 20 player limit
  • Tournament, 7-9 PM, in Parking Lot B
  • Pre-registration not required for participation

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25.

Applications for panelists are now being accepted for VillaCon 2023. Register by January 15, 2023; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are selected as a panelist, a member of the VillaCon planning committee will contact you in late January/early February 2023.

Updated panel information is coming soon, below are the details from VillaCon 2022:

Each panel will run for 45-minutes, with an additional 15-minutes allotted for a Q&A session

VillaCon 2022 Panelists and Topics:

Don’t Break Anything, presented by Jake Steinbroner – in the Recital Hall, 6-8 PM, Ages 18+

Don’t Break Anything is an hour-long talk show and comedy panel about the worst garbage you can imagine. We’ve got everything from breakdowns of the iconic “what’s the deal with airline food” joke, to an in-depth playlist of the worst music you’ve ever heard.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, presented by Eddie Mas – in Room 101, 10-11:30 AM

In this panel, attendees will be introduced to new and experienced table-top roleplaying guests and learn how to make a character for the popular game Dungeons and Dragons. Attendees can look forward to  playable races, classes, and ability scores while learning how to make their characters with a variety of dice. Towards the end of the panel, attendees can participate freely in a one-shot fantasy game where they will be able to practice what they have learned as their newly-created character.

Evolution of an Idea: Will Power the Movie – in the Recital Hall, 10-11 AM

In Evolution of an Idea, panelist Colin Clayton will share the evolutions of his original character, Will Power, from creation to present day. He’ll share a bit about his educational background in animation and how he began his own animated web series, “Will Power Versus the Minions of Despair,” and the process of turning it into a full-length film. Clayton also plans to discuss Blender, an in-depth and free 3D animation software that attendees can use on their own.

Furtastic Fursuits, presented by Alex Berry – in the Recital Hall, 1-2 PM

Do you want to cosplay as fantastical creatures, or even your own original furry characters? Then this panel is for you! Learn about how to bring your characters to life through the art of “fursuits,” whether it be performing in them, commissioning them, or making them yourself! All aspects of this unique form of costuming are covered in this interactive presentation, as well as live in-person examples.

The Come Up, presented by David Stanfield – in the Recital Hall, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Ages 18+

Learn more about The Come Up, a feature film that was shot right here in Buffalo, New York. The film’s trailer will debut during this panel, and you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the director and some of the cast.

Save the date for VillaCon 2023: Saturday, March 25. 

Applications for vendors are now being accepted for VillaCon 2023. Register by January 15, 2023; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are selected as a vendor, a member of the VillaCon planning committee will contact you in late January/early February 2023.

 A $20 registration fee grants vendors and one assistant entry to VillaCon and one 36×96 table. An additional 36×96 table can be purchased for $20; two table maximum per vendor. Space is limited and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. At this time, all details are subject to change. 

  • Vendors will be open from 9 AM – 8:30 PM; vendors must be present until 6PM
  • Doors open for set up at 8 AM
  • Doors open to the public at 9 AM
  • Enter campus from Pennock Place & park in Parking Lot B
  • Click here for a campus map
  • All vendors will receive a 36″ x 96″ table
  • 10 x 10 total space
  • Wifi access will be given at registration
  • You will be issued an ID tag indicating your status as a vendor
  • VillaCon volunteers will be available to assist with unloading and will help direct you to your table
  • Upon acceptance to the Con, vendors must complete the Code of Conduct Agreement – https://forms.office.com/r/HZWaxE8WTH

VillaCon 2022 Vendors:

Register Now

Applications for artists, vendors, panelists, and game makers are now being accepted for VillaCon 2023! Complete the form below by January 15, 2023 to be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are selected as an artist, vendor, game maker, or panelist, a member of the VillaCon planning committee will contact you in late January/early February 2023.