Con Weekend: FEB 20th thru 22nd, 2015
VISIONCON 2015 Turnout!!
Visioncon is Southwest Missouri's longest running Comic, Anime, Gaming and Sci-Fi convention with 2015 being Visioncon's 24th year. Held this past February 20th, 21st and 22nd the convention experienced over 25% increase in attendance over the previous year.
Over 1,500 attendees, including vendors, a multitude of cosplayers, clubs, organizations, and many more past through the doors during the weekend at the Radisson in Branson, MO.
Costume contests, vendor booths, panel discussions with industry professionals in the fields of television, movies, makeup, gaming, and much more were held throughout the weekend. There was also a 24 hour Anime room, overnight movie room, and 24 hour gaming available to allow all of our attendees round the clock entertainment!
Visioncon is proud to be a not-for-profit convention! Everyone from the event staff to the chairman are all volunteers donating their time and hard work to make each year not only the best convention possible, but to allow Visioncon to contribute even more to our charities. Our 2015 charities were Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue.
Fundraising activities are held throughout the convention and proceeds directly benefit our charities. This year over $3,100.00 was raised for C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, and over $2,700.00 was raised for Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. And in the past 3 years alone Visioncon has raised over well over $15,000.00 for charity!
Help from our Sponsors
Major sponsors of this year's event were Best Buy, Eternal Armory, Arkvindicta Comics and Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex. Becky Blair with IMAX said "We've been hoping for an event like Visioncon to happen in Branson. We're so excited to see how this event grows and can't wait for 2016!"
We are excited to be partnering with the IMAX throughout the year for upcoming events and movie premieres such as The Avengers, Age of Ultron, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Check out IMAX for dates and information!
To the Future...
Planning for our 2016 convention is already underway. As this will be Visioncon's 25th anniversary we have some big things planned! Be sure to like our Facebook page for continuous updates and to connect with other geeks and nerds as we prepare for our biggest convention yet!
Fri: 12pm to 9pm
Sat: 9am to 9pm
Sun: 9am to 12pm
Fri: 12pm to 4pm, 6pm-9pm
Sat: 11am to 4pm, 6pm-11pm
Sun: 10:30am to 2pm
Want to be part of VisionCon?
We are always looking for volunteers to help make VisionCon as awesome as possible. Here are some ways you can be a part of it.
- Online Form - Clubs
- Online Form - Gamemaster
- Online Form - Gopher
- Online Form - Party Room
- Online Form - Security
- Online Form - Vendors
Don't forget there are plenty of great opportunities to help out local organizations through these donation events!
Visioncon's Slave Auction
Slave Auction registration forms will be available at the Registration desk during the convention.
Closing Ceremonies Raffle
Great way to win some great prizes and help out local charities.
Have a cool costume you really worked hard on? Make sure to register for the Masquerade Ball when you get your badge for chances to win up to a possible of 10 awards. Visit the Rules page for details.
Want to Sponsor Visioncon? Visit the Registration page for details.
Each year we contribute what we can to local charities. Below are the ones we will raise money for this year. Anything and everything you can give counts!