HOW DOES OUR CON WORK?
Since this is likely a lot of folks' first entry into online conventions, we've created a handy guide to how our convention works! Please be sure to read through this page before asking any questions in #questions-for-staff or sending a message on our contact page.
ATTENDING THE CON: WHERE IS IT?
The convention is hosted purely on our official Discord Server! There will be both text and voice channels for attendees to talk in, post photos, and share interests! The voice channels will NOT contain a face-cam feature for the safety and comfort of our attendees.
RAMCon does not, nor will have any physical location. We've never hosted an in-person event, nor do we have any plans to go in-person for the foreseeable future.
IS THERE A VENDOR HALL/PLACE TO BUY ARTWORK?
Yes! One of RAMCon's main goals is to help artists and creators from all fandoms achieve success! The vendor hall is hosted in the Discord server and will have individual channels for each vendor to feature their artwork and links to their shops. These channels are hosted underneath the main channels and will be listed in alphabetical order of shop name for easy browsing.
HOW DO PANELS WORK?
Panels and events are hosted via Livestream platforms and are announced on both Twitter and the #event-announcements channel on the Discord Server. These streams are hosted via individual creators on their platforms of choice and often have the schedule announced closer to the con.
I'M UNDER 13, BUT I STILL WANT TO ATTEND?
In accordance with Discord's user policy, attendees at RAMCon MUST be 13 years of age or older in order to participate on the convention floor. All attendees under 18 are advised to keep their DMs closed and receive parental permission before purchasing any form of merchandise.
Those who are under the age of 13 may not join the Discord server, however, they may watch panel streams. Those who are interesting in browsing the vendor hall should have a parent or guardian accompany them when browsing the server tables, or may simply use the vendor hall master list.
WHAT ARE THE RAMCON 2020, V2, AND V3 ROLES? WHY CAN'T I HAVE IT?
The RAMCon 2020 role, RAMCon V2, and RAMCon V3 roles are all roles earned by attendees who attended previous events. They cannot be acquired by newcomers or people who have left and returned. These roles don't grant any additional access to the server or further benefits, rather it's more like a "souvenir" for previous attendees to hold onto.
Those who attend our events and complete the "Rules and Registration" portion of check-in will receive that particular year's role, which allows them access to the con floor during the event. These roles become decorative after the con has ended.
IS THERE A FURSUIT DANCE COMPETITION, PARADE OR FURSUIT MEET?
RAMCon has a virtual fursuit parade where attendees can submit photos of their fursuits to be displayed in a digital fursuit parade. We do not have plans or resources for a fursuit dance competition or fursuit meet at this time, however if we have someone who applies to run one as an event we would be more than happy to host it.
DO YOU GUYS HAVE VR CHAT/A MINECRAFT SERVER FOR THE CON?
At the moment, RAMCon does not have the resources or manpower to host our event via VR Chat. We do have a goal on Patreon to get further funding to have a Minecraft server up and running for the event - but we would require more support and additional resources to make it happen.