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 will open June 16th and are subject to approval. 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 to cover the convention). Approval for a press pass in previous years does not guarantee approval this year.
If your application is submitted on or before July 30th, you will be notified regarding your acceptance by August 15th. If your application is submitted between August 1st and August 20th, you will be notified regarding your acceptance by August 31st. If your application is submitted between August 21st and September 30th, you will be notified regarding your acceptance by October 14th.
Please make sure you’ve filled out the form and provided as much information as possible. Please remember that with very few exceptions, we will not be granting weekend passes to the convention.