Venue

World Trade & Convention Centre

Hal-Con will take place at the World Trade & Convention Centre located at 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2V9

Scotiabank Centre

Hal-Con will again be taking over the stadium floor of the Scotiabank Centre!

Convention Hours

  • Regular Hours
  • Friday: 12:30PM – 12:00AM
  • Saturday: 9:30AM – 12:00AM
  • Sunday: 9:30AM – 7:00PM
  • Vendor Hours
  • Friday: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Sunday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Warp Speed Pass & Early Admission Bracelets
  • Friday: 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Sunday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

 

Convention Accessibility & Venue Amenities

The wheelchair accessible venue is connected via pedway to Scotia Square and multiple hotels.

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

Other Venue Features

Elevators and escalators
Connected via pedway to Scotia Square mall and multiple hotels
The area offers nearby costume and cosplay-friendly establishments like Boston Pizza, Subway, Freeman’s, 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.

All washrooms are considered gender neutral. Unfortunately our current venue, the World Trade & Convention Centre and Scotiabank Centre, doesn’t offer any single/family washrooms for complete privacy.

Main washrooms can be found can be found near escalators on each floor, with additional washrooms on each level.

Washroom locations inside WTCC:
1st: in corner by escalators, and far side of gaming, opposite the main entry door
2nd: in corner by escalators, and close to the main stage entry doors
3rd: in corner by escalators, and close to freight elevator at far end of panel rooms

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, 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 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. ()