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May 25th – 26th, 2024


FriendCon is a cosplay, video game, and board game convention that is run, supplied, and made possible by friends.

We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and friendly atmosphere while running both casual and competitive events!

All FriendCon attendees must be 21+ years of age.


Events at FriendCon are run by attendees!

Tournaments, panels, showcases, you name it!

If you want to show off your skills, through discussion, gaming, tournaments,
or anything in-between, submit your topic or event in our form below to be considered!


Battle it out in a variety of games, genres, consoles, and experiences. From old-school retro tournaments, to arcade and VR challenges, our gaming selection brings the heat.

Tabletop and RPGs

Ready to roll for initiative? Various tabletop campaigns and minis are run throughout the event!

Board Games

From the wide range of cult classics to homebrew and in-house developed games, our tabletop gaming offers a wide selection of familiar and indie hits.

Cosplay, Arcade, More!


Rhythm games, fighters, Flying Power Disc, cosplay contests, showcases, speedruns, and countless other attendee-run activities make FriendCon unique!

Stay tuned! Schedule will be posted closer to the start of the event!
Our Location
Hotel Information


Hyatt Place State College

219 W Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801
(814) 862-9808

Room block information

Attendees of FriendCon can get a discounted rate at our official hotel, the Hyatt Place State College for Saturday the 25th – Sunday the 26th (two nights). Reservations can be made by either calling Central Reservations at 1-888-492-8847 and referencing the group code G-FRCN or going online at

When booking online, type in group code G-FRCN to ensure that you receive the group discount under the “Corporate or Group Code” option from the drop-down menu beneath the dates.

While the hotel is pet friendly, pets are not allowed in the FriendCon convention space.

The cutoff date for booking reservations is May 3, 2024. Rooms can go quickly, so book yours early!

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