TICKET SALES FOR HAL-CON 2017 OFF TO A STELLAR START
Tickets for HAL-CON 2017 went on sale on May 18th at 7pm. So far, the biggest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlantic Canada has sold more than 30% of their total available tickets in less than three hours. Weekend passes for the event are 65% sold out and Warp Speed passes, the convention’s exclusive VIP tickets, were snatched up in under thirty seconds. The event sold more tickets in the first eighteen minutes than there were attendees in the first year.
“HAL-CON is poised to expand into pop culture like never before, we’re expecting to bring in lots of new fans this year. “ said HAL-CON Executive Director, Jennifer Lambe. “With our growth planned for next year into the new Convention Centre, we expect this year to shatter all of our current records. It’s going to be an amazing year.”
Strong ticket sales are due in part to their all-star guest lineup that includes James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mitch Pileggi from The X-Files and Supernatural, and Samuel Anderson from Doctor Who. HAL-CON has also been included as a stop on the Degrassi Reunion tour with Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Stacie Mistysyn and Kirsten Bourne taking attendees on a walk down memory lane.
HAL-CON has also been chosen to bring the Aurora Awards back to Atlantic Canada, after a long felt absence. Known as the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, the organizers are looking forward to showing off some famous Nova Scotian hospitality with nominated authors coming from all over the country.
Hal-Con is an annual weekend event held in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the Fall. In 2017 it takes place on September 22nd to the 24th at the World Trade and Convention Centre and Scotiabank Centre and is presented by Coca-Cola and in part by Eastlink Wireless. Originally showcasing comic books, games, science fiction/fantasy, film/television, and related popular arts, Hal-Con has now grown to encompass the full-spectrum of geekdom while still having enough appeal for even the most casual fan! The gathering includes something for most tastes from geeky vendors and exhibitors, celebrity Q&As, workshops, and gaming to Hal-Con’s Halloween Parade, Charity Auction and the awesome Costume Contest – and don’t forget about the chance to rub elbows with the famous and infamous of geek pop-culture!
Visit www.hal-con.com for ticket prices and purchases, and stay tuned for more exciting guest announcements!
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Hal-Con – Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Gaming Convention