8 - 10 NOV 2013 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
Want to know how much it’ll set you back to get an autograph, or to get your photo taken with a guest? This is the page you are looking for!
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? We’ve captured some of our favourite convention moments, costumes, and community events from the past few years and stored them here for your viewing pleasure. Come check them out!
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!
If you’re thinking of getting a Warp Speed Pass, you might want to hurry – as of today we are just over 50% sold out! Warp Speed Passes give you all kinds of benefits including advance notice of new guests, a cool t-shirt, front of line access for autographs and photographs and of course an invitation to the Stargazer Soiree, our very exclusive VIP party where you can rub shoulders with many of our celebrity guests. It’s an incredible deal, go get yours before they disappear into the ether!
“Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.
At the age of six, Jewel began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years. This hard work paid off when she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel series “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster. Her performance earned her a nomination from The Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award.
We are incredibly excited to announce that New York Times best selling author Terry Brooks will be joining us for Hal-Con 2013!
“Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy: Armageddon’s Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life; and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas, Star Wars:® Episode I The Phantom Menace.™ His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.”
We think Terry Brooks is an incredible addition to an already amazing line up. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? Early Bird pricing is an incredible deal and Warp Speed tickets (our version of VIPs) are going especially fast. Make sure you get yours before they’re gone!