Our next con is March 23 and March 24, 2019. Early badge pickup will begin at 8 p.m. on March 22.

Tora-Con is located on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Rochester, New York.

There will be no day-of registration. Please preregister online if you plan on attending. Pre-registration will run until either badges sell out or until the date listed on the Pre-Registration page

To maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all attending, our registration is capped at 3,000 people.

If you have questions, you may direct your questions to Carol Reed, Senior Associate Director in the Center for Campus Life, cjr2033@rit.edu

There are options for registering for Saturday only and for Sunday only as well as for the whole weekend.

We ask that you bring a form of valid photo ID when picking up your badge so we can confirm your identity.

Additionally, if you are planning on attending late-night 18+ events, you will need to present valid photo ID to confirm your age.

 Photo IDs include but are not limited to:

• Driver's License
• Driver's Permit
• Enhanced Driver's License
• Government issued ID card
• Passport
• School ID

Your photo ID will need to prove your age if you intend on attending late-night 18+ events. Credit/Debit cards are NOT a form of ID.

We recommend using Parking Lots D and E.
You can park in spots that are labeled as "Reserved Monday-Friday" for Tora-Con.
You do not need to acquire a visitor parking pass.
You can not park in the following spaces (unless you have the proper RIT permit):

  • Administration Spaces
  • 20 minute parking
  • Short Term parking
  • Visitor parking
  • Loading Bays, or unmarked spaces near such areas

(For additional information see the following: http://facilities.rit.edu/pats/parking/)

You can find a map of the RIT Campus here. Friday Night Badge pickup for Tora-Con will be in the Field House (GOR). Saturday and Sunday Badge pickup and general badge pickup will be in the same location.

Additionally, by the request of RIT Public Safety, there will be no use of the drop-off circle in front of the SAU. We recommend the use of Parking Lot D if you need to be dropped off and are looking for a meeting point.

There usually are several other events at RIT during the convention and it is expected that Parking Lot D will fill up early on Saturday morning. Please use Parking Lots E or F if Parking Lot D is full.

Tora-Con hosts a number of 18+ events targetting older attendees that are generally run later at night. All of these events are included with standard Tora-Con registration at no additional cost.

You will need to be able to provide valid photo ID proving that you are 18 or older to attend these events.

The late night dance will only be open to those that are 18 and older that are able to provide valid photo ID proving their age. No exceptions can be made.

Events are distributed as evenly as possible across both Saturday and Sunday to give attendees the best opportunity to see guests and attend events. Please note that changes to the schedule may be made at any time and that printed schedules are subject to change.

The schedule will be made available in the weeks leading up to the convention.

A variety of eateries and dining facilities will be open during the hours of the convention.

More information will be available soon

Updates will be posted to the main page of this website as well as our various social media outlets.

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RIT's public guest Wi-Fi network is called "RIT-Guest"
When accessing the public RIT Wi-Fi network, you will be prompted to provide your cell phone number for an authentication code (texting cost may occur).

There are no public computers available for use on the RIT campus.

Tora-Con and RIT are unable to provide any assistance connecting to the wireless network for your personal devices.

Tora-Con does not take responsibility in providing interpretive services. If you desire an interpreter to be at a specific panel or event, you are responsible for requesting one yourself.

For help in making a request, please contact our panels coordinator at panels@toracon.org

Hotels in the vicinity of the Rochester-Henrietta area include but are not limited to: