Venue

Halifax Convention Centre

Hal-Con will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre (part of the Nova Centre) located at 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Convention Hours

  • Regular Hours
  • Friday: 12:30PM – 12:00AM
  • Saturday: 10:30AM – 12:00AM
  • Sunday: 10:30AM – 7:00PM
  • Vendor Hours
  • Friday: 12:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Warp Speed Pass & Early Admission Bracelets
  • Friday: 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Sunday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM

 

Convention Accessibility & Venue Amenities

The facility is wheelchair accessible.

The HCC is non-smoking environment. (Smoking areas are located nearby outdoors.)

Other Venue Features

Elevators, stairs and escalators

The area offers nearby costume and cosplay-friendly establishments like Boston Pizza, Subway, Freeman’s, The Old Triangle, Burrito Jax, Booster Juice and many more!

Washrooms

Hal-Con and the venue management want to offer all our attendees a comfortable experience at the convention. All participants at the event are encouraged to use the washroom to which they identify. Inclusive washrooms will be marked on venue maps provided closer to the event.

There are gender neutral washrooms, as well as gender-specific washrooms, on each level of the facility.

 

Accessibility

Getting Around the Convention

Elevators are open for all to use, but priority will be reserved for those with mobility, accessibility issues, or those with strollers. If you have any problem with accessing elevators, please alert any Hal-Con volunteer and it will be escalated to the senior team.

Service Animals & Pets

Official service animals are permitted, of course. Pets or comfort animals, however, aren’t. With allergies, children, and for sympathy to animals in crowds – it’s not the best idea. We recognize the value of therapy animals, but unless that animal has graduated from proper training, is wearing an identifying vest, and has a certificate to show for it – they won’t be permitted on site.

Personal Attendants for Medical or Special Needs

Hal-Con recognizes some individuals have need for somebody with them (e.g. sign language interpreter) during the convention. Please contact us if you have any questions about bringing somebody with you during the event. We strongly suggest contacting us in advance to make arrangements to prevent excessive delays at registration. ()