Panel Application

Programming is responsible for panel applications and running the rooms where panels, workshops, and screenings are held for HBCU Con. Do you want to excite the community with your geek passion? Do you have an awesome short film to share? If running a fan panel or workshop is something you’re interested in, then you should submit an application for HBCU Con 2022!  Please make sure to review our guidelines before submitting your application.

Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

HBCU Con Guest Application

Are you interested in being a guest at HBCU Con 2022? We’d love to know more about you! We’re always looking for fun new guests to add to our line-up, and while we utilize attendee’s recommendations for guest booking, we also want to make sure we aren’t missing up and comers and categories of guests that people may not think are possible. 

Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

HBCU Con Guest Request Application

Do you have any guest recommendations for HBCU Con 2022? We’re always looking for fun new guests to add to our line-up, and while we utilize attendee’s recommendations for guest booking!

Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

HBCU Con Media + Press Application

Applications for News, Media, and Online Personality professionals are OPEN for HBCU Con 2022! The deadline is March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). Any applications submitted after March 25 will not be guaranteed approval.

Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

Vendor Application

Toss a coin to your vendor….Oh yeah!!! Do you have a lot of merch and wares to showcase? Become a vendor and show off any video games, plushies, snacks, figures DVD boxsets, and more!  Show us what you got. The Virtual Marketplace at HBCU Con is our special unique flavor of a vendor hall. Vendors and artists are intermingled with each other to create a unique shopping atmosphere. The selection of vendors and artists in our marketplace is done through an application system. Applications are evaluated based on the quality of goods, and the final lineup strives to have a diverse representation of vendors and artists from the many categories that apply.

Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

Volunteer Applicaton

We encourage the participation of volunteers who support our mission. If you agree with our mission and are will to spend a few hours or your time to help HBCU Con behind the scene, we want YOU!. Volunteer and be part of a great team and build long-lasting relationships.

Deadline: April 15, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

HBCU Con Mascot Contest

HBCUcon is calling on all artists to submit artwork for the mascot contest. This mascot will the embodiment of the total HBCU experience. The theme for this contest is “Superhero Drum Major”. Entry deadlines is April 15th, 2021, 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to enter soon for the grand prices and more!

Prizes and Considerations:

  • 1st Place: $100 Michaels gift card and their character will be the official mascot of the HBCUcon.
  • 2nd Place: $50 Michaels gift card.
  • 3rd Place: $25 Michaels gift card.

Rules:

  1. No NSFW images
  2. the character must be black
  3. Contestants can submit up to 2 pieces of art
  4. All submitted images must be a hi-res JPG file
  5. Submitted artwork must include: Name (First & Last), School, Phone Number and Social Media Handles (Instagram/ twitter)
  6. Original artwork only
 

Submit all work to Programs@hbcucon.org with the subject line mascot contest

The winner will be announced at HBCU Con on April 24th, 2021.

HBCU Con Cosplay Contest

Welcome to the HBCU Con Virtual 2021 Costume Contest. Submissions are due by April 15th at 7 p.m. The winners will be revealed during the live event on April 24th.

RULES/REQUIREMENTS

Contestants will be split into three (3) categories:

  • Adult (age 18 and Up)
  • Teen (age 12-17)
  • Kid (age 5-11)
 
  • Each contestant will provide a video of costumes, no longer than 20 seconds, showing all sides of the costume. Video and pictures of the costume will be accepted.
  • You must have made/altered at least 75% of your costume, unless it is a Closet Cosplay, in which case please label it as a Closet Cosplay.
  • Be sure to record videos in GOOD LIGHTING, with CLEAR and AUDIBLE SOUND, and with GOOD FOCUS! Videos should be filmed in landscape, with a 16:9 FHD 1920×1080 setting. Files should be loaded to a downloadable source (please provide a link).
 
You must provide a brief description of the cosplay:
  • Please provide your name and/or cosplay name
  • Who is the character?
  • What series and genre are they from?
  • How long did it take to make it?
  • What percentage of it did you make yourself?
  • Where can we find you on social media?
 

All images/videos received will be publicly posted on the HBCU Con website, FaceBook, and Twitch. By submitting images/videos to HBCU Con, you are granting HBCU Con permission to post them publicly on those and other sites, and to use them as publicity and in documentation for HBCU Con in this and future years.

Photos will be directly embedded on the sites. Depending on the format of your video, HBCU Con will either directly embed it on HBCU Con’s sites or post a link to it.

HBCU Con reserves the right to refuse cosplays deemed offensive in nature.

PRIZES

The HBCU Con Costume Contest will take place Saturday April 24th, 2021. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories during the live Zoom of the Costume Contest.

ADULT

Best in Show: Judges’ Choice on overall best rated submission
First Runner up: Judges’ Choice
Second Runner up: Judges’ Choice

TEEN

First Runner up: Judges’ Choice
Second Runner up: Judges’ Choice 

KIDS

First Runner up: Judges’ Choice
Second Runner up: Judges’ Choice

HBCU Con Exec Choice

Honorable Mention (Adult): Executives’ Choice
Honorable Mention (Teen): Executives’ Choice
Honorable Mention (Kids): Executives’ Choice 

Contest winners will be notified by email after the contest has finished for mailing and other contact information. Prizes will be shipped approximately two weeks after the contest.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We cannot wait to see your costumes on our virtual stage!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Email entries to media@hbcucon.org