We at Tupelo Con want you to have the best time possible at the convention, but to do that you, as an attendee, should be aware of some of our policies.


By entering Tupelo Con, all attendees agree to have their photos taken by Tupelo Con volunteer staff for promotional purposes. Tupelo Con agrees not to use the photos in any other manner besides promotion and not to sell the photos to any third party.

Photography is allowed and encouraged at the convention! However, if someone does not wish their picture to be taken, refrain from photographing them.  Also, if you need to take a picture, be quick about it and do not block hallways or entrances. There will be many opportunities all weekend for anyone to have their picture taken by our convention photographer(s), so don’t worry about catching everyone’s picture!

Photographers are asked to not set up any lighting structures or backdrops that are not immediately portable.  Photographers may be asked to move these structures due to traffic flow at any time.

Please refrain from using photographic devices in any showing room or main movie presentation. You are welcome to take many pictures during events such as the costume contest and opening ceremonies!


Please keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of a cosplayer ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at Tupelo Con, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.


At Tupelo Con, we pride ourselves on being an all-ages convention. We encourage all guests to bring their kids or young friends without having to worry about adult programming or material in the Dealers’ Area.

However, the convention space will become very crowded and it is recommended that an adult accompany all minors at all times. There is no convention-wide public announcement system, so please keep an eye on children! If you should have a problem with a lost child, please contact any security member or the Information Desk and the volunteer staff will help in any way they can.


We know that a convention is about having a good time, but for our attendees safety, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, such as fighting/sparring (fake or real, including sword swinging), heckling, impeding traffic flow, offensive behavior, failure to observe basic hygiene, public inebriation (or similar intoxication), or any other failure to follow the rules.

Tupelo Con can and will take action against any type of disruptive behavior, even beyond the behaviors mentioned. Attendees that cause these types of problems may be warned, asked to leave, or even face inquiries from the police (depending on severity).

Attendees of Tupelo Con attend at their own risk. Tupelo Con takes no responsibility for any damages incurred to property or person of guests, artists, dealers, or attendees. Smoking is not permitted inside any buildings, this includes e-cigarettes and vaping. Offensive or revealing attire is not permitted. No costume is no costume.  Please refer to the Dress Code policies listed below.

Tupelo Con the soliciting of money unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by SDG Conventions.

Shoes are required to be worn inside the Tupelo Furniture Market.

Pets are not allowed in any event space in the Tupelo Furniture Market (please contact individual hotels for any pets-in-guest-rooms policies), with the exception of service animals.

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Where is the con?

The Tupelo Furniture Market

1879 Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS 38801

What are the hours?

The show opens to VIPs at 9am and to the general public at 10am.

Will my fandom be represented at the con?

Tupelo Con is a multi-genre event that celebrates ALL geek fandoms and we’ve made great efforts to provide a diverse Exhibitors’ Hall, Cosplay Contest, Special Guests, etc. so we’ll have a little bit of something for everyone!

Is this event only for children?

Tupelo Con is for everyone, from the youngest fan to the multi-year veteran!

Do I have to dress up?

Dressing up or “cosplaying” is not required, although it is encouraged. Feel free to enjoy Tupelo Con however you please, even if you are a first-time cosplayer or an experienced veteran. The Cosplay Contest is a huge part of our show and we have several excellent cosplay guests to offer cosplay advice and several prizes to be won from our Cosplay Contest, as well!

Can I get back in if I have to leave?

All you need to do is show your badge when re-entering the con to staffers at the front entry.

Can I still get a shirt and/or a badge if I’m not VIP?

We will have a limited number of Tupelo Con shirts and merchandise for sale merch booth during the show, however when they sell out, that’s that so first come, first served!

Can I volunteer?

Volunteers are the heart and soul of a convention! If you are interested in being a part of the fun please fill out our volunteer application.

What happens if I lose/find something?

We will have a Lost and Found bin at the Tupelo Con merchandise booth during the show for any items that are recovered so be sure to stop by if you’ve lost or found something.

Where are the restrooms?

There are restrooms immediately to the left of the foyer of the Main Building and in the major hallways on either side of the building.

Do I need a parent/guardian with me if I’m a child?

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone 12 and older may participate without adult supervision at the adults discretion.

Do vendors only take cash? Do guests only take cash? Will there be an ATM?

Most vendors and guests will be able to take both cash or card transactions on purchases made in the Exhibitor Hall, however, we recommend having cash anyway if wifi signals are unclear or if a vendor’s card processing capabilities are limited. Yes, there will be an ATM in the front of the Main Building for your convenience, but we still recommend bringing additional cash if and when it is completely emptied.

How come ____ guest isn’t here?

Tupelo Con staff has worked hard to bring special guests that represent a diverse array of fandoms and to interact with our attendees. They are here for you so please take time to visit with them and thank them for their time and participation. Each guest has their own dealings on autographs and pictures so don’t hesitate to ask! If you have special guest requests in the future, we’re always listening.

This is my first convention – is there anything else important I should know?

  • Bring cash – you never know when you’ll need it!
  • Wear comfortable shoes – you’ll be walking a lot and you’ll need them!
  • Stay hydrated – it is easy to overlook when you’re having a good time!
  • Don’t be afraid to interact with people – this is a social event so enjoy it!
  • Be open-minded – you will see some interesting stuff. EMBRACE IT!
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!