Golden Sails Hotel
6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90803
September 9, 2019 – Registration opens; Hotel booking opens
October 10th – Artist Alley applications open
October 15th – First scholarship application period deadline, Web Series Spotlight applications open
October – Panel nominations open
November – Attendees vote on panels
November 15th – Web Series Spotlight applications deadline
November 30th – Final scholarship application period deadline, Artist Alley confirmations sent
December – Schedule released
December 31st – Artist Alley application deadline
January 2020 – Attendees vote on single fandom programming
January 13th – Hotel room block deadline
February 13-16th – Con!
This is a fan convention over three and a half days. We’ll kick off the party Thursday evening with registration, light programming, and socializing opportunities with new buddies. Then, Friday through Sunday, programming runs morning til night with meal breaks built in. For the full con experience, plan to arrive Thursday morning and stay until Monday afternoon. Many people will extend their trip further to have more social time or save on flight costs, so check with your friends to see how you can make the most of your vacation.
Unlike large conventions where you might get lost in the crowd, we choose to keep it on the smaller side with fewer than 200 attendees, plus staff. This provides a more intimate experience for making friends, building relationships, and taking part in conversations — not just listening to other people have them. Our attendees nominate and vote on panel topics to create a con they want to attend. TGIF/F is built with you — the femslash fan — in mind, and we want you to be a part of shaping what happens there.
Because we don’t want you to miss any of the action, we build 2-hour meal breaks into our programming schedule for both lunch and dinner. We provide significant catered food & beverage in the con space that’s included with the cost of your attendee pass. We’ll feed you breakfast and lunch each of the three main days, plus a smorgasbord of finger food to fuel you during Club Femslash on Saturday night. There are many local dinner options nearby to enjoy during the 2-hour break.