Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Orlando Nerd Fest?
The Orlando Nerd Fest is a massive celebration of nerd culture and geek life! Part Music Festival, part Convention, part Family Reunion, and all fun! The festival is commonly referred to by it’s acronym ONF. (ie. #ONF2017)

Who runs this festival?
This festival is run by Orlando Nerd Fest, LLC. and is comprised of some of the most experienced and influential people in the nerd music community. There are currently 10 board members and 30 employees working to give you the best weekend of your life. Our total combined experience in running large scale shows and multi-day events comes out to about 115 years.

When are the dates for ONF?
Our next event is going to be on the weekend of November 4th and 5th, 2017.

Where is The Day Before Show? (Nov. 3rd)
We’ll be doing NERDY KARAOKE and a DANCE PARTY at the venues listed below!

The Geek Easy, inside of A Comic Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd #6, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

Campus Cards & Games 2
116 S Semoran Blvd #2, Winter Park, FL 32792
(321) 316-4100

Where is the Music portion of things?
Event page: ONF presents: FANTOKU – Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest
The Geek Easy, inside of A Comic Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd #6, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

Where is the Vendor side of things?
Event page: Orlando Nerd Fest’s Vendor Bazaar!
Campus Cards & Games 2
116 S Semoran Blvd #2, Winter Park, FL 32792
(321) 316-4100

How much is parking?
Parking will be FREE with multiple lots within short walking distance!

How much does it cost to attend the event?
The pricing information for this ONF event is as follows:

Saturday: $10 online, $12 at the door.
Sunday: $10 online, $12 at the door.
Weekend Pass – $20 online, $20 at the door.

The Vendor Bazaar is FREE for the public to attend, FANTOKU passes will only be required to enter the performance area!

Are you going to do supporter passes again?
Yes, the Supporter Pass information is as follows:

Supporter Weekend Pass – $50

(Includes a collectors edition inaugural #ONF2014 Poster and T-Shirt Pack!)
*NEW* (Includes a ticket to Shaken not Stirred Burlesque’s VIP Afterparty!)
(Limited Quantities Available)

Thank you for even asking about these, because without your support we could not afford to keep throwing these events!

Can I purchase beer at the Orlando Nerd Fest?
Yes, alcoholic beverages are available at The Geek Easy for the entire event, but you must be over 21 with valid I.D. to purchase them!

I need the schedule so I can plan for my travel and hotel stay.
The current schedule is available for viewing HERE, but you should definitely make sure to try and attend from start to finish because you never know what performances or vendors that you may fall in love with!

What types of entertainment can I expect to see?
You will get to experience a large collection of the many different types of nerd related music. Nerdcore, VGM, Chiptune, Steampunk, Anime, J-Pop, K-Pop, LMNOP-Pop, Comedy, Burlesque, etc etc etc…

Am I allowed to Cosplay at this event?
As always with our events, Cosplay is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Feel free to dress up as your favorite character or come up with your own creations! Just make sure to keep in mind that there will potentially be kids running around, so keep it at or above swimsuit level. Oh, and you must wear some form of footwear at all times as per the venue’s safety requirements.

Is there going to be a Costume Contest?
Yes! We are going to once again be doing a pre-judged costume contest and this year the main contest part will be on the main state before the headliners! The application for this can be found HERE!

I have my own business or I am a local artist, will you guys be renting vendor spaces?
Yes! Please fill out our Vendor Application here! Vendor spaces are limited and for the first time ever we’re making our Vendor spaces completely available to the public with no passes, tickets, or badges required!

What about company sponsorship or advertising opportunities?
Definitely! If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or purchasing advertising space on the website or elsewhere please send an email to ““.

I also happen to be a performer or manage a band that I think would fit in.

I’d like to volunteer at the festival, how do I apply?
Awesome! Fill out the application HERE.

This whole thing sounds neato burrito, how can I help spread the word?
First of all, thank you for your support! Social media is our best friend in terms of getting the word out, so you’re doing us a huge favor by simply liking, sharing, and retweeting our event information.

Our Social Media ring is as follows:
Facebook Page –
Twitter –
Youtube –

When is #ONF2018?
I like your enthusiasm! #ONF2018 information will be announced as soon as absolutely possible.

I have another question that is not on this FAQ!!!
Please send any and all other inquiries to “” and we’ll answer them as soon as we can!