While there’s no equivalent to “Skasdi” in the English language, it’s used to represent terms like pride, impressiveness, awesomeness, fierceness or feistiness and more.
These vibrant words are the kind of attributes that are used to describe many comic book, movie and video game characters, created by artists and celebrated by cosplayers, that make up comic conventions. From this, SkasdiCon was born!
SkasdiCon is an Indigenous comic convention where guests can attend Indigenous panel discussions, screenings and meet Indigenous artists and creators and participate in a family-friendly cosplay competition.
Our amazing special guests and artists’ booths made SkasdiCon ‘22 a convention to remember. Stay tuned to get all the info you need to know about special guests and artists who will be in attendance at SkasdiCon in 2023!
SkasdiCon ‘23 will be a one-day event full of festivities for fans of all things pop culture. Check-in for event info to help plan your schedule and level up your SkasdiCon experience!
Show your love for all things Indigenous, Pop Culture, Sci-fi and Fantasy with your flare for fashion. Get in on the fun of our cosplay competition, including celebrity judges and 7 different categories for cash prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for more cosplay details for SkasdiCon ‘23!
On behalf of Cultural Tourism and the Northeastern Center for Tribal studies, we are very excited to be able to gather in person once again. For all that to happen, SkasdiCon has a few policies we must all follow that are necessary for the safety and comfort of everyone. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to make SkasdiCon a place that everyone can enjoy.
Airspace (Balloons, Drones, etc.)
No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the Ballroom or at any SkasdiCon function on the NSU property. This includes drones, helium balloons and helium-filled products, or any lighter-than-air objects either powered or unpowered.
Code of Conduct
Attendees must respect and observe commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for one another and private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. SkasdiCon reserves the right to revoke any individual’s access to the event. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate the nearest member of security or staff member so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.
The SkasdiCon Information Desk is located in the Second floor Lobby.
During show hours you can always find a SkasdiCon staff member or security guard at the Information Desks. Please stop by there if you have any questions or concerns.
No Pets Allowed
If you have pets, including iguanas, parrots, boa constrictors, or other nonhuman critters, please leave them at home. NSU will not allow animals into the building except for service animals.
Costume Props Policy
No functional props or weapons are allowed at SkasdiCon. Simulated or costume weapons are 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 at the Cosplay Registration Desk located in the 1st floor lobby.
At certain times, due to crowds and safety issues, people in oversized costumes may be asked to leave the Ballroom.
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.
Security will escort you to the Registration Desk for inspection if your costume prop is not tagged.
If you do not want to have your costume props/weapons inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume props/weapons to SkasdiCon.
No distribution of any materials—including flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item—is allowed in any area inside or outside the NSU Ballroom, except from within a booth in the Ballroom or when preapproved for placement on the Freebie Tables.
No Bicycles, Scooters, Segways, or Hoverboards at SkasdiCon
Scooters, bicycles, and Segways are not allowed in the NSU Ballroom or inside the building. By order of the fire marshal, hoverboards are not allowed at SkasdiCon, including all inside or outside areas of the NSU Ballroom, and additional venues featuring SkasdiCon events.
No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers in the Ball Room
Please be aware that, for safety reasons, no handcarts, trolleys, rolling luggage, or oversized strollers are allowed in the Ballroom. Attendees found on the exhibit floor with these items will be asked to leave these items outside of the Ballroom.