Hal-Con Tickets & Passes

Hal-Con is a three-day event, and attendees can join us for one, two, or all three days. Some ticket types come with extra perks like swag bags and exclusive access to events.

Please note that we do not hold back any tickets, including day passes, for sale at the door.

Tickets for Hal-Con 2024 will be available for purchase on June 8th, 2024!

Have a question about tickets? See our Ticket FAQs below.

Day Passes

Friday Pass




Saturday Pass




Sunday Pass




Weekend Passes

Weekend Pass






  • Regular admission for all 3 days of Hal-Con

Impulse Pass


  • Early admission for all 3 days of Hal-Con
  • Souvenir lanyard and unique badge art
  • Priority seating for the main stage (until 10 minutes prior to start time)
  • Access to the “fast lane” for autographs and photographs

Warp Speed Pass


  • Early admission for all 3 days of Hal-Con
  • Souvenir tote bag, Hal-Con T-shirt, lanyard, and unique badge art
  • Priority seating for the main stage (until 10 minutes prior to start time)
  • Access to the “fast lane” for autographs and photographs
  • $10 Voucher for the Hal-Con merch booth
  • Bring-a-Friend on Friday (Friday Day Pass, requires registration)
  • Access to Warpspeed Lounge
  • Access to the Discovery Gala
  • Access to a special newsletter with guest announcements 24 hours before anyone else finds out!

Discovery Gala

Come join us at the 3rd annual Discovery Gala to experience an evening filled with fun exploration, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and rubbing elbows with Hal-Con Guests & Staff.

Dust off your fanciest cosplay or get red carpet ready and join us for this special, exclusive ticketed event as Hal-Con takes over the entire Discovery Centre. Explore the exhibits and experience the Dome Theatre’s Live Star Show while enjoying conversations with those in attendance. Make sure to strike a pose in the photo booth while True North DJ sets the atmosphere with their out-of-this-world playlist. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and there will be several cash bars for all of your refreshment needs.

Where: Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax

When: Friday, November 8, 2024 from 7:00PM – 10:30PM

Price: $70.00

*This ticket is for the Discovery Gala event only. Access to the main weekend convention is not included. Attendance is restricted to 19+. Please note that there are no refunds offered on tickets, and the event will happen rain or shine. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Geekbounding: Cosplay and Cocktails

Presented by Bird & Burke Events

Price: $30.00 (Earlybird), $40.00 (Regular)

When: Saturday, November 9, 2024, 7:00-10:30 PM

Where: Pacifico
5171 George Street, Halifax

‌Put together your best geek-inspired outfit and join the Halifax cosplay community for an evening of snacks, photos, themed cocktails, and live jazz music in the beautiful art deco surroundings of Pacifico. For the third time, Bird & Burke Events brings you a charity event to remember. This year, we’re bigger, better, and accessible! (Visit our event page for full accessibility details.)

‌Doors open at 7 PM for snacks and a photobooth by Conrad the Designer. Then at 8:30 when the venue opens to the public, we move up to our private mezzanine and bar to enjoy live jazz music. Or head back downstairs and cut a rug on the dance floor!

‌This event is inspired by Disneybounding, which involves putting together outfits inspired by characters, but without being cosplay. The idea is to take colour schemes and iconography of characters to create an outfit that pays homage to that character or invokes it in some way. It’s a great way to dip your toe into cosplay if you’re new, or to remix existing cosplay pieces with things from your closet if you’re old hat at this cosplay gig. We’re calling it Geekbounding, because you are not limited to Disney characters.

If you need outfit inspiration, visit Bird & Burke Events to see photos from previous years. We encourage people to follow the theme, but we want you to wear whatever makes you happy and comfortable!

*‌This event is 19+. No drinks are included, but there will be snacks and themed cocktails for purchase. Earlybird tickets are $30 until September 1st. All proceeds from this event will be donated to charity (TBA).

Bird & Burke Events thanks Hal-Con for their sponsorship!

Ticket FAQs

What does my ticket include?

General entry admission passes (Day Passes and Weekend Passes) include entry into the convention during regular hours on the given day(s). Warp Speed and Impulse Passes have additional perks, the specific perks are listed in the Weekend Passes section above. 

Tickets do not include autographs or photo ops—learn more about autograph and photo vouchers here.

How can I pick up my pre-purchased badge or bracelet?

You can pick up your badge by bringing either a printout or a digital copy of your ticket to the Registration Desk in the Argyle Street lobby of the Halifax Convention Center.

What are the ages for a Child Pass?

A Child Pass grants admission to children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under do not require a ticket. Attendees 13 and older require a regular ticket.

Will my child need adult accompaniment?

Any child using a Child Pass and children under the age of 5 require adult accompaniment. Adults will need to have their own admission ticket or pass.

What are the ages for a Senior Pass?

Senior Passes are available to those aged 65 and up.

What do I need to get a Student/Military/Senior ticket?

To be able to get a Student/Military/Senior Pass, you must be able to show corresponding ID upon entering the convention. Failure to present the required ID will result in an additional $10 ticket upgrade fee that you’ll need to pay before being admitted to Hal-Con.

If the ticket type I want sells out, will there be any more available at the door?

We do not hold back tickets for sale at the door. Attendance limits at Hal-Con are based on the legal capacity of the venue, and it has always been our policy to release all available tickets in a given category at the same time. 

I bought a ticket but now I can’t go. What are my options?

We’re sorry to be missing you! Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable. You can give or sell your ticket (at or below face value) to someone else. If you would like to transfer your ticket, please email Tickets@hal-con.com or fill out our Ticket Transfer Form to do so.

Terms and Conditions

The purchase of any ticket constitutes an acceptance of all of the terms and conditions. Tickets are available while supplies last. All tickets are non-refundable.

You agree to abide by the policies and regulations outlined in our policies page as well as those imposed by the venue.

You agree to abide by any and all Public Health guidelines as recommended by the Government of Nova Scotia at the time Hal-Con 2024 takes place.

By attending Hal-Con 2024, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release or publication of any and all recorded media of your appearance or voice for any reason in connection with Hal-Con Sci-Fi & Fantasy Association.

Some guests may charge additional fees for autographs and photo ops.

If you have any questions, please contact Tickets@hal-con.com