ARE ONLY WOMEN ALLOWED TO ATTEND/SPEAK/DEMONSTRATE/SELL?
Absolutely not! smallCon is open to everyone and we encourage EVERYONE to find the geeky, nerdy, techy bits of themselves to represent at smallCon. If you have a panel you’d like to hold or an interactive session you’d like to set up, please submit an application. There will be a mix of focus based sessions, pop-culture/STEM based sessions, and the in-between.
CAN MY CHILDREN ATTEND?
Yes, children are welcome! We will have some interactive and kid-friendly activities and demonstrations throughout the convention. If you register before June 30, children under age 12 are free with an adult ticket.
IS SMALLCON INVOLVED IN CHARITY?
Yes! A portion of convention pass sales will go to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County, which provides assistance in rape crisis and victim services, employment solutions, and general counseling services to men, women, and children.
WHY IS IT CALLED SMALLCON?
It’s a play on a couple of things. smallCon will always be a one day convention, in comparison to the usual 3 – 4 day conventions/conferences. It will always be jampacked with innovative content, making each convention unique from the previous year.
It’s also a reference to the relatively small numbers of women in careers and activities in the science, technology, and prominent popular art fields, which we will strive to educate and inform public opinion on as an organization. And though she be but little, she is fierce!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VENDOR AND AN EXHIBITOR?
A vendor is categorized as a person or company selling a product or service. An exhibitor is a person or group who is demonstrating a project or item that is not for sale (at the convention or outside of the convention) and is for educational purposes only.
IS COSPLAY ALLOWED?
Absolutely! Have fun and be mindful of the purpose of the convention.