Media Passes & Press Accreditation

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. All applications for accreditation are subject to approval, and receipt of a pass is not guaranteed.

Press Pass Regulations

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 Discovery Gala. 

Any interviews with guests must be approved prior to Hal-Con, and guest access is not guaranteed. Press passes are issued to individual media members 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 the area who are travelling from out of town to cover the convention). 

Approval for a press pass in previous years does not guarantee approval in future years. 

All press pass holders are required to abide by Hal-Con’s policies. Failure to do so can result in the revocation of press accreditation for current and future events.

Apply For a Press Pass

Press pass applications will be made available Friday June 30th, 2023. Applications received by August 10th, 2023 will be notified no later than August 20st. Successful press pass recipients must abide by all Hal-Con policies.

You will be notified of the result of your application whether accepted or not via the email you provided in the application form.