Save Some Greens

Ways to possibly earn a free badge, and minimize other expenses

How do you enjoy Midoricon to its fullest on a budget? It's easier than you might think! Below, we've compiled a small guide to help you optimize your weekend by saving money, time and hassle.

  • Volunteer
    Volunteers get cool perks like t-shirts, free snacks all weekend, and more! Plus, it's a really fun way to get involved, and hang out with one of the friendliest and devoted group of staffers you'll ever encounter. We run our volunteers on a rotating system so everyone gets the chance to do some cool stuff (help us run some of our big events and even escort guests). And you're only signed up to help for half of overall convention hours (occasionally notwithstanding a bit of help with setting up and tearing down). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about joining the ranks of Kappa now!
  • Organize an Event
    We're pretty receptive to ideas. ANY ideas. It's one of the best things about having so much outdoor freedom! We likely won't deny you, but we'll work with you to make sure that your idea is suitable and safe (and made permissible by the hotel and state park grounds). If you bring the supplies and organize everything you need to make everything run smoothly, we'll negotiate our volunteers who may be able to assist you, and happily give you the green light for this one. Send an email off to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to further discuss any plans. Don't be shy, we like getting creative, and we like expanding what we have to offer to attendees!
  • Run Enough Panels
    You can get all the details regarding Panelist Compensation by clicking the link above. The short of it? Bring us 4+ hours of COMBINED outdoor and indoor programming and you get your badge compensated! Every additional hour earns you another badge.
  • Panelist Referral Program
    Do you take your panels to quite a few different conventions each year? Here’s how you can get free Midoricon badges by giving us a brief shout out to your audience!
  • Official Midoricon Facebook Rooms & Rides Group
    Do you need crash space? Are you offering crash space? How about a ride? This is the place to meet others who can help! Join to post about any accommodations you want to offer or may need, and/or split travel expenses by carpooling (it's good for our sweet earth, too).
  • Maumee Bay Campgrounds
    If camping out under the stars is more your speed, we've got great news for you! The campgrounds are great for late night conversation and Anime-themed acoustic serenades over bonfires. The grounds are super affordable, and investing in a tent is a great idea for future years at Midoricon.
  • Midoricon Cosplay Swap & Marketplace
    Do you have a used cosplay you'd consider trading for another? Or maybe you just want to sell or buy a costume. Our marketplace also includes accessories like rave gear, steampunk accessories and EGL wear.

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