Happenings: Hal-Con, November 12-13 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hal-Con Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Comic Convention

Hal-Con is the largest event of its kind in all of Atlantic Canada, featuring actors, authors, comic book guests and many other great sci-fi personalities. Halifax, Nova Scotia is making a mark on the field of fantastic conventions across Canada!

Hal-Con 2011 will be held in over 46,000 square feet – two huge levels of space and has reportedly doubled the number of tables for the exhibitors, societies and artist alley. The gaming space available makes Hal-Con 2011 one of the biggest gaming conventions in the Maritimes.

World Trade & Convention Centre (WTCC)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 12-13, 2011
9:00am Saturday to 9:30pm Sunday

Celebrity guests include Buffy’s Nicholas Brendan, Buck Rogers’ Erin Gray, Star Trek’s J.G.Hertzler and Sherlock Holmes’ Robert Maillet. A number of sci-fi writers are listed as attending.
COMICS GUESTS INCLUDE:
DARWYN COOKE
GEOF ISHERWOOD
CONOR MCCREERY
ANDY BELANGER
ANTHONY DEL COL
FAITH ERIN HICKS
MARK OAKLEY
ANDREW POWER
TIM LARADE
MIKE HOLMES
JORDYN BOCHON
TIM CARPENTER
DAVE HOWLETT
KATE LETH
This is a considerable improvement over the previous years comics guests – glad to see some of Halifax’s finest are coming out to support the event. We’ll be keeping an eye out for show reports.
2011 JSA ceremony hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson will be there representing SPACE along with their new InnerSpace co-host Cynthia Loyst.
TICKETS
Since Hal-Con is a volunteer run event, the pricing structure seems more like science fiction community events like Polaris and Ad Astra more than your typical comic book convention.

1. Warp Speed Pass
$230.00
Ultimate fan package: includes weekend general admission, Stargazer Soiree ticket, front-of-the-line perks, premium seating at Q&A sessions and other events, t-shirt and souvenir lanyard.

2. Weekend General Admission
$46.00
General Admission – valid for both days of the Hal-Con 2011 convention at the WTCC in downtown Halifax.

3. Stargazer Soiree
$86.25
The Stargazer Soiree is a great opportunity to enjoy a view of the beautiful Halifax downtown city at night, enjoy some fantastic food, and mingle with the celebrity guests of Hal-Con 2011. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served. Wine, beer and spirits available. This event will be held at Windows Restaurant, on the upper level of WTCC, runs approximately 6-8pm on Saturday Nov 12, 2011.

4. Day General Admission
$28.75
One Day General Admission provides access to the convention for one day only. This pass will allow you to choose between, Saturday or Sunday.

5. Child Pass (Weekend)
$11.50
A pass for children 12 and under. (4 and under free) Children must be accompanied by an adult. A weekend Child Pass provides access to the convention for the weekend.

6. Child Pass (Day Pass)
$5.75
A pass for children 12 and under. (4 and under free) Children must be accompanied by an adult. A Child Pass provides access to the convention for one day only.

7. Warhammer Tournament Package
$115.00
Grudge of Ages Warhammer Tournament entry includes weekend general admission. 2-day tournament with 5 games in total. Warhammer 40k is set at 1700 points and Warhammer Fantasy is set at 2000 points.

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