FAQs

+ What is TGIF/F, anyway?

TGIF/F (“TGI Femslash”) is a place for fans of various femslash ships to hang out and talk about them. It’s like the internet in-person, we’ve been told. In addition to discussion panels, we also have events and games throughout the weekend to further bond with each other and celebrate what we love most: Gal Pals!

TGIF/F isn’t a giant Comic-Con-type extravaganza with celebrities, autographs, and photo ops. (We love that stuff, but this is something else.) Instead, it’s a smaller convention that provides a more intimate setting, focusing on rich discussions between fans and building a sense of community and camaraderie. Think of it like the difference between a giant university and a smaller college — Our cap of 150 people per day means you won’t get lost in the crowd and you’ll get to know people well.

+ That's great, but what does "Femslash" mean?

Femslash is a subgenre of slash (meaning: queer)  fanfiction which focuses on romantic and/or sexual relationships between female fictional characters.

When you browse fanfiction sites like AO3, under “Categories” you will see options such as “F/F”, “F/M”, “M/M”, “Gen”.  F/F is shorthand for Female/Female, the slash between initials indicating a romantic or sexual connection.

+ Can anyone attend?

Yes! TGIF/F is open to people of all genders, sexualities, and fannish experiences. However, you must be at least 18 years old (by the con’s start date) to attend TGIF/F.

We work hard to curate an environment where all people are welcome. Your badge will come with a ribbon sticker attachment to indicate your pronouns.

+ Wait, wasn't this in Orange County?

Indeed, it was! Our last two cons were in Orange County, but we are moving to Long Beach in 2020. We love our new hotel! It offers us three times the square footage, plus other perks we didn’t have before like free parking and gender-neutral bathrooms.

+ I have concerns about accessibility and/or safety. What are your policies?

We’re glad you asked! Our website has detailed information about the hotel’s accessibility as well as our safety policies.

+ Do you have an Artist Alley?

We do! It is built into our Con Suite, which is the social epicenter of the con. Space is limited, and tables are only available to registered attendees. More information is here.

+ How does the room block work?

The hotel has set aside 45 rooms for us at our discounted price. You’ll book directly through them with our discount code. We work with the hotel to make sure our people are as close together as possible. If you book through the block, we also give you choices of what floor you’re on, how close or far away you want to be to the party rooms, etc.

But if you need help finding roommates, we’ve got you, friend. Email us or come chat with us in Slack, and we’ll work with you to find a spot and get you in the most cost effective and comfortable situation we can.

+ I want to talk about my favorite show! Will my fandom be represented?

We hope you will come talk about your favorite show, because there is almost definitely someone else (or twenty someones) who would love to discuss it with you. Only a few shows get dedicated panels unto themselves, but that doesn’t mean we only talk about them. We discuss dozens of different shows at the con, so come get yours in the mix of conversation!

+ Will there be celebrities at the con?

We do not formally invite celebrities. That’s not what this con is about. It’s about us –the fans — and what we have to say. We also wouldn’t want to skew the con toward a particular fandom by inviting an actor from that show. This is a multi-fandom convention. However, if someone with a following chooses to come to the con on their own, we will happily welcome them to the fold as an attendee.

+ Do you offer press passes?

We happily welcome members of the press who want to join our con community. However, due to our small size, we do not currently offer press passes like other large events do.

If you are interested in interviewing the staff for an article, we are happy to schedule time to meet with you, either in-person or via Google Hangout. Contact us at info@tgifemslash.com to set this up.

Here is our press release.

+ I can’t attend! Will you have streaming video?

Unfortunately, streaming video is not something we can offer at this time. We want to offer a closed experience to our attendees. However, we do offer Supporting Memberships! This is a great way for anyone not attending to get a piece of the convention. The packages include select digital content from the con.

+ I want to get involved! What can I do?

Get involved on social media and tell your friends about the con! We appreciate it.

If you are interested in joining the staff, email us and tell us what your skills are and what kind of position you have in mind.