About 15,000 sci-fi fans expected to attend Hal-Con this weekend in Halifax

About 15,000 sci-fi fans expected to attend Hal-Con this weekend in Halifax

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Posted October 29, 2022 4:11 pm

Updated October 29, 2022 5:26 pm

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Hal-Con returns to Halifax with 15K visitors expected

WATCH: Thousands of people headed to the Halifax Convention Centre this weekend for the return of Hal-Con — dubbed as the biggest sci-fi convention in Atlantic Canada. After being cancelled in 2020, and scaled back in 2021, organizers are happy to see it back in full force.

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Thousands of people headed to the Halifax Convention Centre this weekend for the return of Hal-Con, dubbed as the biggest sci-fi convention in Atlantic Canada.

The popular convention was put on hold in 2020, and significantly scaled back in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers couldn’t be happier to see it revived.

“For me, Hal-Con is the community,” said spokesperson Jarrod Peckham.

“It’s the people you get to share your time with, and who understand you on a level that maybe some people don’t for the hobbies and passions that you’re interested in, whether that’s Star Trek or anime,” he said.


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“We really just want to cultivate that community and give a space where it’s safe, it’s open.”

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It’s Wookie central in here, and we are “awwwghhhh”ing it! #StarWars #Cosplay #HalCon2022 #HalConSciFiConvention pic.twitter.com/HfQPqUZHhD

— Hal-Con SciFi Con (@halcon_scificon) October 29, 2022

My kids, Sam and Leatherface, having a blast at @halcon_scificon. 🙂 #halcon2022 pic.twitter.com/Ff3qV25OLL

— Nick Morris (@NickBMorris) October 29, 2022

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Peckham said organizers expect about 15,000 people to walk through the Halifax Convention Centre doors on Saturday and Sunday.

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With about 200 vendors, Hal-Con hosts actors, authors, comic creators and cosplayers for workshops, performances and meet-and-greets. It’s where people gather to share their love for film, anime and sci-fi.

A full list of guests is available on the convention’s website.

@StudioMDHR Cuphead and Mugman at @halcon_scificon 2022! pic.twitter.com/N4Ly60Z0YL

— Hunter Miniatures (@HunterMinis) October 29, 2022

The festival runs until midnight on Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Sunday. There are few passes left for those who wish to attend.

— With files from Callum Smith. 

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