Convention to bring top stars to Dartmouth/Halifax area

September 11, 2017 by  

Hal-Con 2017 is taking place this month in Halifax.

A convention dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and television, some of the top stars of film and television who will be attending this event are Mitch Pileggi of ‘The X-Files’, Jim Beaver from ‘Supernatural’, and ‘The Hunger Games’ actor Elden Henson. In addition, former stars of the original ‘Degrassi’ will be appearing as the Degrassi Tour. Guests will be participating in panel discussions, posing for photographs and signing autographs.

The convention will also feature game tournaments and a vendors’ room, with a costume contest to be held on Sunday. Categories are Junior, Journeyman (13+), Artisan and Master. There will be prizes in each category, plus one person will be awarded Best of Show.

One of the popular events will be the Stargazer Soiree, aimed at those aged 19 and over. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. They will also have the opportunity to meet some of the special guests.

Organizers may work with local printing companies to provide advertising that can be distributed to communities such as Dartmouth.

Hal-Con will be held at the WTCC and The Scotiabank Centre from September 22 to 24. Tickets are $30 on Friday and Sunday and $35 on Saturday, while children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay $5 each day and a weekend pass is available for $70. Visit the official website for the most current information.