Rich in history and natural beauty, Amelia Island is a cozy resort town located in northeastern Florida. This island has it all: beautiful sandy white beaches, excellent restaurants, and pirates! Amelia Island is a 7-mile long barrier island located about 30 minutes north of Jacksonville, Florida and about 30 minutes south of Brunswick Georgia. It offers a wide variety of entertainment, hotel, and dining options. The historic district, located on the northwest side of the island, and the various parks and beaches offer scenic backgrounds for spectacular photo shoots. Enjoy horse and carriage rides or haunted tours to learn about the history of the town or spend the night out at the oldest pub in Florida, the Palace Saloon where Blackbeard and his crew were known to frequent. Or, you could try hunting for Blackbeard’s buried treasure on the south end of the island. With everything at your fingertips from movies to spas, Amelia Island is the perfect destination for your unique convention experience.
Fernandina Beach Recreation Center
Located between Historic Downtown Fernandina and main beach, the Atlantic Recreation Center is the home of many large scale community events held on Amelia Island. Amelia Con’s Exhibit Hall, Artist Alley, TableTop Gaming, Video Gaming, and VIP Tables will be located here. Food truck vendors will also be parked alongside the Exhibit Hall from 11:00 until 3:00 p.m. for your dining convenience. The Atlantic Auditorium is the largest venue on the north side of Amelia Island. Parking is available at the front, side, and back of the building as well as down Atlantic Avenue and by Main Beach.
The Rec Center is located at 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Located behind the Fernandina Recreation Center, the Fernandina Beach Women’s Club will house Main Events including the Costume and Cosplay Competitions and an assortment of fan, industry, and Special Guest Panels. There is additional parking around the Women’s Club. Please refrain from parking in the lawns of the adjacent neighborhood.
Additional, smaller panels will be accommodated in an event tent adjacent to the Women’s Club.
With a quaint garden and green surrounded by water oaks draped in Spanish Moss, the Women’s Club’s grounds provide a charming background for Cosplay photography.
The Days Inn & Suites
Join us at the Days Inn & Suites on Amelia Island for more TableTop Gaming, Video Gaming, Panels, and Anime Screenings on Friday through Sunday! The Official Amelia Con After Party will be at the Days Inn & Suites’ adjacent bar on Saturday, February 6, 2016 starting at 8:00 p.m. Adult beverages purchased from the Days Inn & Suites Bar will also be allowed into the convention areas from 8:00 p.m. nightly. Enjoy the aptly named drink specials!
The Days Inn & Suites is also our preferred hotel, offering reasonable rates and accommodations all within walking distance to events held Friday – Sunday in their convention space.
The Days Inn & Suites is located at 2707 Sadler Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034, just a short walk from the beach and dining.
We greatly appreciate The Days Inn & Suites for being so accommodating to Amelia Con and our guests. The management and staff at this hotel continue going above and beyond to ensure that Amelia Con has room to grow. They were extremely respectful to our attendees last year and really enjoyed welcoming all of us to their hotel. Even if you are local, please consider getting a room night at their hotel to show your support!
All attendees, participants, exhibitors, artists, guests, staff, and volunteers must abide by the convention rules.