Hal-Con is happy to provide qualified members of the media with a free press pass giving them access to the convention. There are a very limited number of passes available. Applications are now open. All applications for accreditation are subject to approval and receipt of a pass is not guaranteed.
Please note: A press pass allows you access as long as space is available. It does not allow early access or special access to the convention, nor does it allow you to cut lines. It does not allow for reserved seating or access to the Stargazer Soiree. Any interviews with guests must be approved prior to Hal-Con, and guest access is not guaranteed. Press passes are issued to the individual member of the media and are non-transferable. Press passes are issued per day and will only be issued for multiple days in rare circumstances (i.e. media from out of area who are travelling from out of town to cover the convention). Approval for a press pass in previous years does not guarantee approval this year. All press pass holders are required to abide by Hal-Con’s policies, located here. Failure to do so can result in the revocation of press accreditation for the current and future events.
If your application is submitted between July 23rd and August 22nd, you will notified of your acceptance by Sept 6th. If you apply between August 23rd and September 23rd, you will be notified regarding your acceptance by September 30th. If your application is submitted between September 24th and October 14th, you will be notified regarding your acceptance by October 20th. Any requests for press access after October 14th should be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org directly.