FLPolycon, a celebration of Florida Poly’s student culture, prepares for its fifth annual convention.

“It’s an event by Florida Poly Students, for Florida Poly Students. “

Vincent Hael, Head Director of FLPolycon

Originally open only to Florida Poly Students, FLPolycon in it’s second year was it opened to the public. It now draws con-goers from Orlando and Tampa as well as USF and UCF.

FLPolycon is known for its creative advertising.

Like most anime and sci-fi conventions, vendors are a large draw. To mark the 5th year, the popular vendor hall will be expanded to have more than 30 vendors according to Vincent Hael. The vendor hall will occupy the entirety of the commons. The main stage, which in previous years shared the commons, will be smaller and at the North end of the IST.

Hael is the Head Director of FLPolycon, managing all the administrative decisions and finances and has been working on FLPolycon for the last 4 years.

FLPolycon has “new performances [and] new attractions coming and our staple events [such as] food trucks are coming back” said Hael. “Those [food trucks] are really a hit with the students.”

FLPolycon Poster. Credit: FLPolycon

Being a celebration of student culture, students have always been a priority for the convention. “It’s an event by Florida Poly Students, for Florida Poly Students. I want to keep it that way” Hael stressed. “I want to show off the student culture and student life here and plus it’s a day of fun for everyone to enjoy before we finally hit finals week”

FLPolycon will be on campus March 30th starting at 10:30am. Tickets are $15 for Pre-registration, $20 at the door for non students, and free for students (use the last 4 digits of your student ID as a promo code). Payments at the door will be card only, no cash will be accepted.

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