It takes thousands of volunteer hours during the year to pull off the event. It takes over 350 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!
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!
After much discussion and consideration we’ve decided to schedule the Costume Contest for November 1st. This will include all prejudging as well. While the conflict with Halloween and Trick or Treating was certainly part of our consideration, it wasn’t the only factor. We believe this will allow us to create a better balance of events for Hal-Con.
Some of you may have guessed this one – but we’re thrilled to be able to share that Jessica Nigri is the cosplay guest we’ve been waiting to announce! Jessica Nigri is a cosplay entrepreneur and model who has portrayed Morrigan, Harley Quinn, Rainbow Dash, Female Joker and Anya Stroud to name a few, but is perhaps best known for her 2009 cosplay of Pikachu. Please join us in welcoming Jessica to Hal-Con 2015 and to Halifax!
While we’re talking about cosplay – don’t miss your chance to get tickets to Halifax’s geekiest Prom – Hal-Con’s Homecoming Dance! We’re giving away prizes for the best interpretation of past, present and future prom attire, AND you’ll have a chance to win tickets to Sci-Fi Symphony – A Hal-Con Event, before they’re even on sale, courtesy of Symphony Nova Scotia.
On July 4th, we are bringing you Hal-Con’s First Ever Homecoming – that’s right, we’re having a Geek Prom! Help us celebrate living in Marty McFly’s future by attending an event based on his parent’s past. (Confused yet? Good, us too!) This is your chance to get dressed up in your best prom fashion – whether it’s from the past, from the future, or even from 2015. We’ve been told that no prom is complete without a King and Queen but who wants to do things the usual way? Geek King and Geek Queen will be selected based purely on their ensembles, and will be voted on by the attendees PLUS there will be a prize awarded to the best future prom outfit as chosen by our crack team of judges! Come on, you don’t want to miss this one, join us and party like it’s 1955. Or 2015. Or 2055. You get the picture!