Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve collected a list of common questions we get asked here! If you have a question you don’t see here, please contact us.

Check out our homepage to read about what we are doing differently! It’s a whole lot of stuff!

Check out our contact page for more information about us and our mission!

Nomadic Events Incorporated is a registered 501(c)(7) non-profit organization in the state of Illinois.

 

501(c)(7) status is reserved for social and recreational clubs, organized for pleasure, recreation, or other nonprofitable activities. Read more about it here.

 

Most other conventions are registered 501(c)(3) non-profits, operating exclusively for charitable purposes.

 

NMC operating as a 501(c)(7) gives the group more flexibility in operation during, and outside of the main event. (Don’t worry! We will still be working with charities.)

As we are now entering January 2022 with infection rates at all-time highs, it’s not out of the question that COVID-19 will be in some form of deciding factor for our event.

 

With the consistent and overwhelming amount of data showing the effectiveness of vaccines, we highly encourage interested attendees to get vaccinated.

 

At time of writing, we are planning to run our event as normal, following local guidelines (if any) – which may involve mask requirements, proof of vaccination, social distancing, etc.

 

While not in the current plans, and not our first option, the decision to postpone or cancel the event outright is a possibility with the ever-changing pandemic, which is why we encourage everybody to do their part in preventing spread of the virus.

 

We can’t do this without you.

When you think of a nonprofit organization, you might picture an army of volunteers graciously donating their time without pay. In reality, nonprofits run much like corporations with paid employees and regularly scheduled paydays.

 

Did you know that companies like Goodwill, Capital One, Mozilla Foundation (creators of firefox), Wikimedia Foundation (creators of wikipedia), and many other corporations are all nonprofits?

 

More specifically, nonprofits run like a business and try to earn a profit, which does not support any single member. This means our board of directors doesn’t make any kind of wages that would seem excessive or unfair to the position in the real world. It sounds a bit like an oxymoron, but that’s the truth!

 

Most other conventions could technically be classified as “not-for-profits” instead, which is a different but similar kind of entity entirely.

Find out more information on our vendors page.

We would love to see you at our event! However, if you’d like to make additional donations outside of registration, you can do so at this website.

 

Keep in mind, donations to NomadiCon are not tax deductible. This advantageous provision of the tax code applies only to Section 501(c)(3) charities. NomadiCon is a 501(c)(7) social club. See the “Are you a non-profit?” section above.

Adults-only means just that! No kids running around at mach 3 (2301.81 mph) screaming like it’s the end of the world. We are adult-friendly and sex-positive though! Panels will be uncensored, adult vendors won’t be treated “differently”, swearing at your panel won’t get you yelled at by a mother, and playing music with curses in it won’t get you ejected. We’re all adults here, and we’re here to have fun, let’s act like it!

 

NomadiCon requires all attendees to be over the age of 17 on or before the first day of the event. Because of this, if you are not 18 during the event, you can not enter event space.

 

If you are turning 18 at the time of the event, you may attend on the day you turn 18. You will not be able to register online if your birthday is not on or before the first day of the convention, and will need to buy a badge at the door. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The price of registration is hard to just…tell you. It might change depending on where we are operating at! Check out our registration page.

Similar to other conventions, there will be an option to sponsor our event during the registration process (and get cool perks too!)

 

For larger sponsorships, see the “Can I donate to you?” section above.

Our ID verification system accepts Drivers Licenses, State IDs, and Passports. If you do not have any of these items, we cannot verify your age and you can not attend.

 

While we have vetted our verification system, backed by Stripe, we know it may seem a bit “big brother” for some to verify online. You can opt to verify in person, however note you will not be able to take advantage of prereg rates, and will have to wait in a line.

For 2023, our venue is at the Grand Hyatt Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee. Their address is 1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203.

NomadiCon only room blocks at the Grand Hyatt Nashville! If this changes, we’ll let you know.

Check our Travel page for updated information.

We are! NomadiCon has a group code with American to get you a discounted rate. Check out our Travel page for more info.

There’s some requirements for vendors to have certain licensing for Tennessee. Check out the vendors page for more information.

All staff positions are paid at NomadiCon. We do not have volunteers!

 

See our open staff positions here.

We take our member’s safety extremely seriously, and accountability in our staff team is extremely important to us. If you know about a registered sex offender, zoophile, or other problematic person that we should investigate, please fill out this form.

 

If this person has never attended our event, we can not ban them if you don’t know their DOB or legal name, as preventing them attending requires us to have this information. If they have attended our event, finding them based on first name or badge name is much easier, which we can accept.

 

If, god forbid, somebody were to sexually harass or assault you at our event, or some other concerning behavior erupts from one of our attendees, you must report this to our staff team directly DURING the event. We can not investigate issues if there it has not happened at our event, or there is no documented information about this problematic person. We hope you understand.

Any other questions?