Music City Multi Con is Nashville’s largest annual Gaming, Comic, Cosplay, and Pop Culture Convention. The three day event is taking place October 27-29, 2023 in the 79,000 sq ft Farm Bureau Expo Center in Lebanon, TN.
Music City Multi Con is the place to show off your latest cosplay or just have fun dressing up with your friends. If you don’t plan to be in costume all day the venue has locker rooms available for changing in some restrooms.
Award-winning photographer Royce DeGrie is setting up to take your photos during the convention. Photos will be available to download for free online with the option of ordering high quality professional prints. Subject to availability and demand.
Since we anticipate a large crowd we encourage you to sign up in advance. Sign up form will be available closer to the event.
The Cosplay Competition will take place Saturday and there will be separate judging for Craftsmanship.
When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Game Room Main Stage
Ages: 13 and Up
Host: Ginger Oh Snap
Best in Show – $500
First Runner Up – $250
Craftsmanship Award – $250
Kids Costume Contest
A second Cosplay Contest will be run for kids under the age of 13 with prizes for the best costumes.
When: Sunday, October 29
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Game Room Main Stage
Ages: Under 13
Best in Show – Prize Pack
Second Place – Prize Pack
Third Place – Prize Pack
Featured Cosplay Guests
Special Cosplay Groups
To Promote Interest in Star Wars
While a growing number of people are experiencing a reawakening of their Star Wars fandom, new generations are seeking ways to celebrate their passion for George Lucas’s modern mythology. The 501st Legion brings these fans together, reinforcing the enduring longevity of the Star Wars saga.
To Facilitate the Use of Costumes
Some fans are content to collect action figures…other fans want to be action figures. Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars villain, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.
While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteering. Read more about our charity work here.
The MMCC unites individuals with a common love for STAR WARS™ and the Mandalorian culture/characters while encouraging self-improvement, personal growth, family involvement, and fellowship with peers.
The MMCC promotes interest in STAR WARS™ and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS™-related events as well as contributing to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
MMCC is unique as it encourages is membership to embrace creativity and individualism as opposed to costume organization based on visual accuracy from the STAR WARS™ films and canon reference material. The MMCC is an inclusive and friendly club, following the Mandalorian way of “Clans” or family units and a clans’ ability to adopt anyone who wishes to be a Mandalorian.
Costume Props Policy
No functional props or weapons are allowed at Music City Multi Con. Simulated or costume weapons may be allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:
All costume props and weapons must be inspected daily at the Registration Desk.
Functional firearms are not permitted in the event or on event grounds, this includes actual firearms, BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, cap guns, realistic looking firearms that can be confused with actual firearms. All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel.
Functional projectile weapons are not permitted, including slingshots or other sling devices, crossbows, long and short bows, rubber band guns, etc. Bows and the like are permitted so long as the string is removed or loosened to the point that it cannot fire a projectile. Arrows or projectiles are allowed so long as they do not have a sharp tip and/or any sharp tip is removed.
Metal blade weapons that are sharpened are not permitted including swords, daggers, knives, throwing stars, axes, and the like. Blunt weapons are not permitted including hockey sticks, baseball bats, nunchaku, clubs, brass knuckles, slug devices, etc. Chemical weapons and explosives including fireworks are not permitted.
All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law.
Projectile costume props and weapons must be rendered inoperable.
Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
Costumes featuring stilts must be approved at the Registration Desk.
At certain times, due to crowds and safety issues, people in oversized costumes may be asked to leave the Exhibit Hall.
After your costume props have been checked, they will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your props have been checked.
If you do not want to have your costume props or weapons inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume props or weapons to Music City Multi Con.
The Costume Props Policy is subject to change. Please be sure to continue to check this website closer to the event to ensure your costume props comply with the current Costume Props Policy.