GAMING/TOURNAMENT ROOM Hours:   Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm           Sunday  11:00am to 5:00pm
DEALER ROOM Hours:  Saturday  11:00am to 8:00pm        Sunday  11:00am to 5:00pm 


Foam smith, journalist, cosplayer, socialite, & scholar… These are just a few words that describe New York’s own, SPECTRA. Joining the con scene in summer 2011, he has become a beacon of positivity & a well known foam smith. Making amazing armor & props for years, his work has lead him to be featured in dozens of cosplay articles, he’s a 4-time NYCC Panelist, helps run a POC featuring Instagram page (CosplayOfColor), has judged multiple cosplay contests, hosted panels up & down the East Coast. He’s even been a leading correspondent with publications such as Nerd Caliber, We Rise Mag, & Aggressive Comix. 

After a several year hiatus to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Multimedia in 2016 returns to the scene better than ever! With goals of constant self improvement, evolving his crafting skills, travelling across the country spreading his knowledge & seeing & meeting as many cosplayers he can. Spectra wants to not only be the best version of himself but help others realize their potential to become the best they can be. 

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  • Saturday, MARCH 23 at 5:00pm

​Dress as your favorite character, hero or villain, robot, gnome, troll, elf, knight or demon - we want you to show us what you got!

ANIMATED LOLA is an Afro-Latina, New York based cosplayer, who has been involved in the cosplay community since 2013. Her passion for cosplay started in law school as a means of distraction from the rigid structure of reading and writing every day. Animated Lola uses her cosplay platform to promote and highlight diversity within the community. She is a proud page rep for the “CosplayOfColor” instagram account that showcases POC cosplayers, and has chosen to cosplay many traditional and non-traditional POC characters to show the ongoing need for diverse characters throughout the community, and to bring attention the ones that already exist. In addition to cosplay, Lola is an avid wrestling fan, and new member to the gaming community. She hopes to debut her Twitch stream, appropriately titled “Watch Lola Die”, later this year. 

“Lawyer by day, hero by night?... Nah, I’m just your average girl from the Bronx.”


Is the Con a family-friendly event?
Absolutely. Since day one, we have made it our mission to celebrate all type of games for the kid of all ages! In fact, kids 8 and under are admitted free (up to two free kids' tickets per paying adult admission).

Are there things to do? 
Make it a SUPER Weekend Getaway!
Visitors to Mohegan Sun for the con and you will also discover Mystic Country, a region rich in compelling museums, attractions, vineyards and more. A trip to Mohegan Sun serves as the springboard for an unforgettable getaway, whether a romantic trip for two, an action-packed trip the whole family can enjoy or a solo retreat.

The scope of things to see and do near Mohegan Sun is extensive - from maritime museums and historic sites, to parks, galleries and breweries. Visitors can also take advantage of seasonal recreational activities such as boating, fishing, golfing, biking, camping and summer sunning on the Connecticut shore, as well as skiing and ice skating in winter. Year-round possibilities include performing arts shows, fine factory outlets and a variety of great local shops.

For more information about things to do in southeastern Connecticut, please visit

How do I get my kids into the Convention Center?
Our hosts at Mohegan Sun are well-experienced in providing a variety of family entertainments (including an arcade and kids' zone). The gambling area is only a small part of the Mohegan Sun resort. Our event will be held within the hotel and the Convention Center, which is accessible via the hotel entrance as well as the shopping areas, should you wish to avoid the gambling area altogether. This is important, as NO ONE UNDER 21 WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE GAMING AREA.

Can I dress as Master Chief and play Blackjack?
Costumes are permitted in the Convention Center, after parties, hotel, lobby and other areas -- BUT wearing a mask, make-up or any type of face coverings is NOT allowed in the gaming/gambling areas. 

Speaking of cosplay, what are the rules?
Cosplayers can park with the free SKY VALETor at the RIVER VIEW Parking Garage - there will be signs as you approach Mohegan Sun Boulevard.  These entrances are for those folks that have face make up or a mask on. This is the closest distance to the entrance to the convention center. they will have to enter through the either of these points of entry and have "prop" weapons checked by police when they come in for public safety. They can go to convention center, hotel lobby and public areas of shops AND mall concourse with their masks and face paint on -  this will not be an issue.

But if you want to gamble - you cannot enter the gambling/casino floor with your face covered for security reasons - Use common sense, folks, there's money and chips in those areas - you cannot have masked or faces hidden in those areas!

Is there a costume contest?
Yes. We will have an costume contest on Saturday at 5:00pm Registration for the contest will be conducted on-site. See our EVENTS page for times and details, once they've been finalized.

Is there a fee for parking?
Mohegan Sun offers free parking and valet parking to all its visitors. 

Is there WiFi?
Mohegan Sun offers free WiFi to all its visitors.

Are there charging stations for my mobile devices?
Mohegan Sun offers free charging stations. Locations will be indicated on the map inside the free copy of the Con program which each patron will receive.

Are there FREE shuttles between the Mohegan Sun and the other hotels?
Several of the area hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the Mohegan Sun. Please see our website's HOTELS page for more information.

SPACES are on sale NOW!

How can I purchase an artist/vendor/exhibitor table or booth?
IMPORTANT: Exhibitor spaces WILL sell out well in advance of the show. Please don't delay, or you risk being shut out. Payment MUST accompany application/contract. Also note that assignment of exhibitor spaces will be at the discretion of management. Requests for specific locations will not be accepted.

How many passes will I receive with my exhibitor-space purchase? 
Each table or booth will entitle your business to two 2-day EXHIBITOR or ARTIST passes. Each business (not each table/booth) will also have the option to purchase up to two more similar passes at a slightly discounted rate. IMPORTANT: Order your passes carefully. NO PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SHOW DAY.

How do I get WiFi and/or electricity?
Mohegan Sun provides free WiFi. Login information will be posted. If you need an electrical hookup, you MUST contract directly with the convention center. 

When will exhibitor load-in begin? 
Exhibitor load-in and setup will begin on Friday night, March 22nd 2019, at 6:00 pm and must be completed by 9:00 am on Saturday (before doors open to the public). Directions and any further details will be provided by e-mail in advance of show day. 

Is cosplaying allowed? 
Of course! We celebrate it, and encourages attendees to dress up as their favorite pop-culture-themed characters. We will have costume contest. Details will be posted to our website's EVENTS page, once finalized.

How do I enter the if I have an elaborate costume?
Cosplayers can park with the free SKY VALET or at the RIVER VIEW Parking Garage - there will be signs as you approach Mohegan Sun Boulevard.  These entrances are for those folks that have face make up or a mask on. This is the closest distance to the entrance to the convention center. they will have to enter through the either of these points of entry and have "prop" weapons checked by police when they come in for public safety. They can go to convention center, hotel lobby and public areas of shops, mall concourse, Glo after party with their masks and face paint on -  this will not be an issue.


​There is an escalator and elevator that you can use to get to the main ballroom floor. 

Are weapons allowed?  
Any and all LIVE weapons are NOT allowed. — Leave your pistols, knives, rocket launchers, etc., at home.

All weapons, props, or anything remotely weapon-like must be checked with Security when you enter the convention.

ALL costume weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check area. Security will thoroughly inspect and mark weapons of any kind, to ensure that they are safe and inoperable.
All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
All weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons, and must be constructed from safe, lightweight material. Approved materials are: rubber, plastic, foam, cardboard, and papier-mâché.
NO LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises of the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Live steel is defined as, but not limited to:

  • Swords

  • Axes

  • Knives

  • Bayonets

  • Brass Knuckles

  • Any other objects made of metal, which can take an edge, regardless of whether the object is actually sharp.

  • Nunchakus or other regulation martial-arts weapons are not permitted.

  • NO AMMUNITION of any kind is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Nerf ammunition

  • Real ammunition, live or inactive

  • Air-gun/Cap/Pellet ammunition

NO FIREARMS AND/OR PROJECTILE WEAPONS of any type are permitted. The exceptions to this rule are as follows:

Easily identifiable, plastic, toy guns with no moving parts, and that have a clearly visible, non-removable orange tip.
The person carrying the pistol is a law-enforcement agent who is on duty.

If Security decides that a weapon is too dangerous, you will be asked to return the item to your room/car. You must comply with Security decisions.
No swinging of weapons, throwing of weapons, or play fighting (with or without weapons) will be tolerated.

Are there any restrictions on what I can wear?
We are a family-themed event, please use your best judgment in keeping your costume tasteful at all times. NO nudity nor see-through material exposing body parts beyond the boundaries of good taste will be allowed. If needed, you may be asked to leave by our staff or security.

Is there an anti-harassment policy
We want you to have a super time, free from any worry. We will not tolerate harassment of ANY kind. If you witness, or are victim to any type of harassment during the con, contact either a staff member or volunteer shirts to report it. Con staff will work with security and local law enforcement, as needed.

We will not tolerate any harassment from attendees, including but not limited to:

  • stalking

  • intimidation

  • offensive verbal comments

  • physical assault and/or battery

  • harassing or non-consensual photography or recording

  • sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events

  • inappropriate physical contact

  • unwelcome physical attention

in relation to, but not limited to:

  • race

  • color

  • national origin

  • gender

  • gender identity

  • gender presentation

  • sexual orientation

  • age

  • body size

  • disability

  • appearance

  • religion

  • citizenship

Lady Kayleen is a New York based cosplayer / twitch streamer who has been involved in the cosplay community for about 7 years. Her passion for cosplay started when she began creating and designing her own clothing while in middle school. Kayleen learned most of her sewing knowledge from her mother who used to be a seamstress. She creates her own patterns and custom makes/ tailors each costume to fit her properly. Lady Kayleen also streams video games regularly when she can; video games were what inspired Lady Kayleen to create costumes and get into the cosplay community. 

"Learn from mistakes, never regret"- Lady Kayleen 

Social Media Handles:
Instagram: @LadyKayleen
Twitter: _LadyKayleen_
Twitch: LadyKayleen