Check out this page for the latest updates in our guest line-up. Actors, authors, comic writers and artists, directors, and local celebrities – we’ve got them all.

Autographs & Photographs

We will be releasing information about our autographs & photographs later in the year.


It takes thousands of volunteer hours during the year to pull off the event. It takes over 200 people to run the event during the nerdiest weekend in Halifax. Be part of the fun and get to check out behind the scenes!



With a jam-packed 3-day convention, many con goers will want to stay on site. Check out this page for hotel deals, getting to/from the airport and downtown, plus contact info for our travel agent if you need help planning!


What is a convention without great memories? Our attendees captured some of their favourite convention moments, costumes, and community events from the past few years and posted them on out Facebook group for your viewing pleasure. Come check them out!

Local Events

Hal-Con isn’t just a convention. We are at the forefront of the geek community. We try to work with local partners to provide fun year round. Hal-Con has also put together a calendar of local geek events pulling from various groups and sources. Here you can find out what’s happen in the city!

Hal-Con Welcomes Morena Baccarin

Morena-Baccarin-BIgWe are thrilled to be able to announce that Morena Baccarin will be joining us for Hal-Con 2014. Perhaps best known to Sci-Fi fans as Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, she has also appeared as Adria in Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth. and as Anna in the 2009 version of the series V. Ms. Baccarin has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for her moving performance as Jessica Brody on Showtime’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series, Homeland and will soon be starring in Michael Rosenbaum’s directorial debut comedy Old Days, starring alongside Nick Swardson and Rosenbaum.

We’re sure you’re as excited as we are that Ms. Baccarin is one of our media guests!  Make sure you get your tickets sooner rather than later, they’re selling quickly, and you don’t want to miss your chance to attend!

Hal-Con Welcomes Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes
Hopefully you had a chance to see our “excellent” April Fools’ Day website update earlier today; sorry if you missed it – we’re big believers in the tradition that April Fools’ Day ends at noon! We’ve pulled down Bill and Ted’s Excellent Con and made one more addition to the site – one that wasn’t there yesterday!

We are happy to be able to finally reveal one of our media guests for Hal-Con 2014! And no, it’s not an April Fools’ joke!  Please welcome us in joining Michelle Forbes to Hal-Con 2014!  Ms. Forbes is best known to Star Trek fans as Ensign Ro Laren from Star Trek: TNG, but she’s also recently appeared as Maryann Forrester in True Blood and as Mitch Larsen in The Killing. We’re sure you’re as excited as we are to have her join us!

Don’t forget that vendor applications open tomorrow at noon and tickets go on sale tomorrow night at 7pm.

Volunteer Applications Are Open!

We’ve opened volunteer applications today and the link is riiiiiiight here.  Please take a minute to read through everything, including the Volunteer 101 before you apply.  Thanks for your interest in Hal-Con!

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