At LIL-CON we have 2 rooms for EVENTS and PANELS. The Event Room and the Discovery Room.
THE EVENT ROOM
The Event Room holds about 125 (standing room) or so people. The seating we have for this room is about 40 to 45 in the entrance isles, and then more area in the “overflow” area. In this area we usually have bigger panels take place including most guests. There sometimes are interactive events like “Iron Cosplay” which is easier for more space.
THE DISCOVERY ROOM
The Discovery Room, it is a smaller room that holds about 50 people, (30 seated). Very many interactive events happen in this room, but we have hosted lots of panels as well.
OTHER AREA EVENTS
It is possible to host events not in these 2 rooms depending on what the event is. Events we have thrown in the past such as the Hetalia Flag Ceremony, and others have been outdoors, on certain areas of the premises.
WE ARE ADDING PANELS AND EVENTS ALL THE TIME, KEEP WATCH FOR MORE SOON!
If you wish to throw a PANEL or EVENT in one of our rooms you can do so here:
PANEL / EVENT SUBMISSION FORM
EVENT ROOM EVENTS
THE BROWN BOX – FIRST VIDEO GAME CONSOLE EVER MADE
Presented by Game Historian Michael Thomason
In 1966, Ralph Baer created the first ever video game console prototype known as THE BROWN BOX. Only 3 of these in the world exist. in an informative panel about the video game industry, Video Game Historian Michael Thomason, will dive into the history of the beginning of video games and show off the console that started it all. He will talk about Ralph Baer’s life, and you will personally get to experience, touch, and play the incredible Brown Box.
“WHAT’S YOUR QUIRK” – SHOWDOWN
Let the battle begin! Themed after the acclaimed Manga / Anime series My Hero Academia, we have the funniest and most entertaining crowd interactive panel ever! If you like the Cosplay Dating Game event panels at conventions, you will absolutely love this! In this fun improv event, participants are picked from the audience 2 at a time. They then draw 1 random “quirk” out of a box and then are asked questions pertaining to their superpowers defining what their character is and how they will win a battle against the other person… however there’s a catch…these quirks are and pretty much useless. What’s your superhero name? How would you do battle? What’s you finishing move?! The audience decides the winner! Many participants will be picked to participate in this awesome and hilarious panel!
DISCOVERY ROOM EVENTS
SLYTHERIN – at NOON
Presented by The WNY Herpetological Society
The one of a kind, Harry Potter themed LIVE snake exhibit, located in The Discovery Room. Thanks to The WNY HERP Society and Petra Link (Wildlife Rehabilitator), we can make this amazing exhibit happen. You can touch and pet many beautiful snakes, and also learn about all of them. An amazing chance for photo opportunities, especially with the large ones! The WNY HERP Society will be accepting donations for their cause of helping, rescuing, and preserving these great animals.
25 YEAR SAILOR MOON CELEBRATION – at 5PM
The incredible Manga / Anime of Sailor moon has been around for 25 great years, and coincidentally June 30th is also Sailor Moon’s Birthday! Come check out the discovery room at 5PM for our Sailor Moon Celebration where we will encompass the history and all that is Sailor Moon. Have a piece of Sailor Moon cake while you enjoy the greatness of this amazing fandom seeing all things Sailor Moon! An exciting event to behold.
As a LIL-CON tradition, and one of our biggest events, it’s the great POKE’BALL HUNT! When the whistle blows, find hidden Poke’mon balls scattered throughout the premises. There will be newly added obstacles and NPCs which you will have to face to achieve some pokeballs. Poke’balls = prizes… so remember…gotta catch ’em all!!!