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About ConnectiCon XVIII

ConnectiCon is a multi-fandom convention for fans of pop culture - animation, cosplay, video games, comic books, TV &  movies, science fiction & fact, fantasy, dystopian literature, tabletop games, web content creators, and more!

Utilizing over half a million square feet of event space at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, the Connecticut Convention Center, and other downtown Hartford venues featuring over 200 artists, crafters, makers, vendors and exhibtors, while also providing thousands of hours of interactive programming over packed into four days, offering our members a unique and memorable experience, year after year. There are so many reasons why ConnectiCon is the largest, longest running, most diverse and inclusive fandom event in New England each summer!

Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, Connecticut

Marriott Hartford Downtown

200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

Arch Street Tavern

85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT

Infinity Music Hall

32 Front Street
Hartford, CT

Product Details

Will I be able to register at the convention?
Yes. On-site registration will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the listed hours. On-site registration will be in the lower lobby of the convention center with the line beginning in section B of the parking garage.

What are the rates and when will they increase?
Information on membership rates for the current year can be found on the registration page.

Can I get a refund or give my membership to someone else?
As stated on the registration page, memberships are non-refundable. Generally these types of transactions cost the organization time and money, so please be sure to plan accordingly before registering as a member. You can log in to your account and update the question responses to your membership survey to transfer your membership to a friend or family member if you cannot attend.

What is the difference between a membership and a ticket?
ConnectiCon, LLC is a membership-based organization. When you pay for your membership, you're paying to receive all of the membership benefits offered (whether or not you choose to use them is up to you). Those benefits currently include the ability to participate in year-round, member events throughout Southern New England; and the ability to participate at our annual members' conference ConnectiCon held in Hartford, CT each summer; receipt of electronic members newsletters informing you of the latest ConnectiCon related news and events. ConnectiCon, LLC's membership year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th each year, so the earlier you register the longer you get to enjoy your membership benefits. If you choose not to use your membership benefits, ConnectiCon cannot be held responsible.

Why can't I just purchase tickets to the event?
If ConnectiCon were to sell tickets, admission, badges, etc., we would have to collect an admission tax and then send that tax over to the State of Connecticut. This is the same tax that you pay when you buy a movie ticket, concert tickets, pay admission to enter the county fair, etc. Using this format, we are able to keep the costs to our members lower.

When will I receive my badge/ticket?
We do not mail badges, they must be picked up on-site at the registration desk.

What are the hours the registration desk will be open at the con?

Thursday: 2pm-9pm (Thursday is ONLY for pre-registered All-Weekend and Friday Only attendees to pick up their badges in advance. There will be a separate line during the convention for people who pre-registered. It is generally faster than registering on-site.)
Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: 9am-2pm

What do I need to pick up my badge?
You will need an acceptable form of photo ID (driver's license, state ID, school ID, passport, etc.) We always recommend that you bring proof of purchase (receipt, invoice, bank statement, etc.) just in case, but it is usually not necessary.

For 2021 you will also need to present proof that you are either FULLY vaccinated for COVID19 (it must be 14 or more days since your final dose was administered), or you will need to present proof of a negative test result for COVID19 received 48 hours or less from the time you present yourself to pick up your badge.

What if I don't have ID?
If you cannot provide proper ID (such as in the case of minors), we can verify information by asking you for your birth date, address, etc. We prefer that children are escorted by a parent or guardian for this reason and also for safety reasons.

Can I pick up my friend's badge?
The short answer is no, the member must pick up their own badge. Organization/Camp registrations may be checked in by one person if they have proper proof of purchase. Make sure to properly coordinate with your group ahead of time to avoid anyone getting left behind!

What if I lose my badge during the convention?
From our RULES & POLICIES: "Your badge is property of ConnectiCon and is subject to revocation at the discretion of ConnectiCon. Additionally, if you lose your badge, you will be responsible for buying another one." Unfortunately, when a badge is claimed as lost or stolen, we cannot confirm that it is not being used by someone else, so we must charge full price for a replacement. Every attendee is responsible for the care of their badge, no exceptions.