COVID-19 Health & Safety

We take the health & safety of everyone at Flame Con seriously.

Please review the show’s policies and refer to government org sites for more details on preventing the spread of contagious illnesses.

Let’s keep our community safe!

Proof of Vaccination

In accordance with CDC recommendations, Flame Con will be requiring all attendees ages 6 and older to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry OR a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Full vaccination is considered at least one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of others (Eg. Moderna, Pfizer).

For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card
  • NYC Vaccination Record

Copies of vaccination documents will be accepted with photo ID.

Nearby Testing

The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene operates COVID-19 Express Testing sites across the city, free to all New Yorkers. PCR test results are available within 24 hours or less of your visit.

Testing is available by appointment only. Learn more here.

Face Coverings

In order to limit the spread of contagious illnesses, all attendees are required to wear face masks while indoors in the convention space. Please see the CDC’s mask guide for preferred face coverings.

Face coverings should be close-fitting and cover your nose and mouth, and must be worn in addition to costume masks.

Face coverings can be removed when eating or drinking and by panelists while they are socially distanced on stage.

Social Distancing

This year’s event is being physically designed with more space to promote social distancing. Wherever you can, please leave distance between yourself and others, and avoid physical contact like hugs or handshakes.


This includes precautions like enhanced cleaning procedures and additional sanitation stations throughout the building.

We ask that all attendees sanitize and/or wash their hands as often as possible.

The Sheraton Hotel’s HVAC system has also been updated with MERV-13 filters, which meet CDC recommendations for air filtration.