About Hal-Con

Since 2010, our community-focused conference has brought some of the top names in the sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming world to Halifax to be a part of Atlantic Canada’s largest fan convention. 100% volunteer run, Hal-Con is a fan event run by fans, for fans.

Hal-Con is registered with the Province of Nova Scotia (Registry of Joint Stocks) as a society, granting NPO status. (#3235985).

Meet Nelson, Hal-Con Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention’s mascot

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: Our purpose is to bring together members of the geeky community by planning and hosting Atlantic Canada’s largest annual convention, plus other year-round events designed to bring people together to build and enhance our community.

Vision: Hal-Con is committed to celebrating geek, nerd, and pop culture. Through our efforts, we continue to strive toward establishing ourselves as a mainstay of Nova Scotian landmark events, and positively impacting both the culture and the economy.

Values: Hal-Con values equality, opportunity, and freedom of self-expression safe from ridicule or judgment. We provide opportunities to learn, to create friendships, and to celebrate in a positive, welcoming environment free from harassment, discrimination, or bullying of any kind, in our online communities and at all our events.

Our History

Every superhero has an origin story. Hal-Con as we know it now started in 2008, but its origins can be traced back to the 1970s. Click here to learn more about our history.

Community and Charity Work

We are committed to building community and supporting charities that align with our values. Click here to learn more about our community and charity work.

Our Board

Hal-Con is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Our Board members volunteer their time year-round to make Hal-Con a success. Click here to learn more about our Board of Directors.

Ask a Question About Hal-Con

Need to know more? You can find more info on our FAQ or if you have a more specific question find all the info you need to get in touch with a member of the Hal-Con team on our contact page.