Have some questions about the event? Take a look here to see if they have been answered!
(Updated October 2018)
Where do I park and load in equipment?
The Grand Wayne Convention Center and FortLAN highly suggests parking at the Civic Garage, just East of the GWCC. There is a sky-bridge connected inside the Civic Garage that will lead you directly into the Hilton and then into the GWCC. We won’t have any carts for hauling gear, so please be prepared to bring your own.
- Metered parking on the streets is FREE after 5:00pm on Friday and is FREE on the weekends.
- The Civic Garage and Harrison Square Parking Garage is $8 a day.
- For Fort Wayne parking information, refer to this resource.
!DO NOT LOAD IN ANY GEAR THROUGH THE GLASS DOORS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE GRAND WAYNE CONVENTION CENTER! THEY ARE FRAGILE AND THE GWCC HAS INFORMED US THEY HAVE BEEN BROKEN IN THE PAST! SO PLEASE RESPECT THEIR REQUEST!
However! Feel free to drop off equipment and load in through the side doors toward the Southwest side of the GWCC and the doors just East of the glass doors. The loading zone parking on Jefferson/Lincoln Highway isn’t long and your car may be towed. Any cars left unattended for a lengthy period of time are subject to towing or ticketed! The GWCC and FortLAN are not responsible for your car or any of your equipment so consider having a friend watch your equipment while you park your car. Please be considerate to others when using these loading zones!
Is there an official FortCON hotel?
Yes, but the Hilton Fort Wayne at The Grand Wayne Convention Center room rate has ended. It is the official FortCON hotel, but if you are looking for a roommate and want to split a room, check out our Discord Server and go to the “Looking For Roommate” channel!
If you are looking for an alternative, check out Airbnb for local rentals in the area. There are plenty of good deals on there!
What’s the deal with security? Is my equipment safe?
We have never had any issues in past with thievery and rowdy people. That’s not to say it will never happen, but we like to give our attendees the benefit of the doubt. With that being said, we will have a FortLAN staff member around at all hours of the night as a liaison for the GWCC desk staff and the Fort Wayne Police. We will have a Fort Wayne Police Officer on hand during after hours (10p – 8a) if a issues arise. There are also plenty of security cameras around the venue to ensure security.
If you are concerned, we suggest investing in a Kingston Lock and a means to tie your cables around that and/or your computer. If feel unsafe and plan on leaving for awhile, pack your peripherals (keyboard, mouse, headphones, etc.) in a backpack or bag and take them with you. Also, ask your friends and those around you to be vigilant and do the same for them as well.
Do I have to sign a waiver for this event?
Yes! You absolutely must! Please read through it carefully.
When is registration/sign-in open?
There will be no registration/sign-in after 10:00p any night due to security concerns as discussed with the Grand Wayne Convention Center and Fort Wayne Police.
- Friday: 6:00p – 10:00p
- 5:00p for VIP Seats.
- Saturday: 9:00a – 10:00p
- Sunday: 10:00a – 3:00p