What is Mobicon?
Mobicon is an annual convention held in Mobile, Alabama in May. It was re-founded in 1998, with its membership increasing each year. Mobicon is a multi-genre convention with fandoms in science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, anime, manga, horror, paranormal and mass media. Each Mobicon, fans from these genres, along with actors, artists, authors, and other media guests get together to interact with each other and participate in a number of events that are unique and pertaining to their particular interests.
What is Mobicon's Weapons/Props Policy? Mobicon Inc. is dedicated to the safety and security of all attendees. It is our priority to protect our attendees and make sure that everyone may enjoy the convention without concern. The following requirements and restrictions for weapons will be followed by all event participants at all times during any and all of our events. Failure to observe these rules may result in your removal from the event. We expect all our event attendees to use good judgement. Decisions regarding weapons are solely at the discretion of event security.
All attendees must adhere to Alabama State Law at all times during any Mobicon Inc. event including laws regarding firearms and weapons. If it is illegal outside of the convention, it is illegal inside the convention. Mobicon reserves the right to amend or change these rules at any time for any reason to provide for the safety, security, and general wellbeing of attendees and the general public.
- All costume weapons must be checked with event security at the event security desk.
- All weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons.
- All weapons must be nonoperational, especially projectile weapons, including but not limited to: air-soft, water, silly string, ping-pong, and nerf guns.
- All live steel weapons must be cased or sheathed and peace bonded at all times.
- All prop guns must be orange tipped.
- Prop weapons must remain in convention areas. If you leave the premises or go out into public for any reason, please put away any and all prop weaponry immediately.
What is there to do at Mobicon?
During the day, the Merchant Room is open for our members to shop for games, collectables, memorabilia, and more. Our Art Show and Artist alley provide space for local and national artists to display and sell their work. There are guests to meet, discussion panels to attend and debate in, and demonstrations to watch. A designated staffed KidCon area is setup just for the children in our community to come take part in crafts and play games. The night hours feature structured programming and games so our guest can socialize, interact with each other and make new friends. Mobicon also co-host sanctioned after parties in select establishments in the Downtown area. There is also various Gaming areas open 24 hours throughout the weekend.
How Can I Get Involved?
The Mobicon Foundation is a charitable organization setup to build a qualified vendor list for STEM learning programs, games, kits and tools and is actively working to build a fund that will be accessible to academic instructors and advisers to help subsidize the cost of these tools for their classrooms. The Mobicon Foundation believes heavily in the power of gaming as a learning tool to help build logical and problem solving skills in people of all ages. We also embrace Cosplay and Fandom as a venue to deliver positive messages to the youth and our community.
The proceed from the Mobicon event will be utilized by the Mobicon Foundation to continue to grow our presence in the community. It is very important to us to continue to grow this fundraiser and establish our primary fund to seed our cause. If you are looking for an opportunity to help out at this year's events, you can sign up here: Volunteer Application
Are Sponsorships Available?
Mobicon Foundation is looking to expand Mobicon this year by getting more involved with the local area businesses and a broader spectrum of indie game designers. We are working ambitiously to move our event to new heights and grow into the Author R. Outlaw Convention Center for 2019. There are several ways to help with sponsorship of our event. Various rooms used at the convention are available for sponsorship and several event sponsorship opportunities are also available. There is also an opportunity to advertise in our Program Book. This book will be strategically placed sparsely in town at gaming stores, downtown at local businesses, and will be dispersed at our convention to our attendees and members. This is a great chance to get involved in our success in bringing positive change to the community.
Mobicon brings in over 1,000+ members in attendance and continues to grow each year. We have members from all over the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida to beyond! We have road warriors making their way to our convention all the way from Germany, Australia, and the Middle East! Not only will you be reaching out to new customers, but you will be helping local charities continue their good work.
What About Donations?
For the first time, Mobicon Foundation itself will be hosting this year’s charity auction and will be accepting charity donations of all kinds to the event. Books, games, toys, gift certificates and just about anything in good condition can be donated to the Charity Auction. Direct donations to the charity are also welcome. Each donation is considered a charitable donation which can be used for tax purposes. The Mobicon Foundation will provide proper documentation for any such donations for your tax records.
Since Mobicon is a not-for-profit organization we look to Sponsors for help minimizing some costs associated with presenting our annual convention.