The 22nd annual

PantheaCon 2016

Theme: Change Makers

Feb 12 – 15, 2016

San Jose Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA

Admission fee and valid dates:

$70 (Sep 1 – Dec 31) –  Pre- registration all weekend rate;

$80 (Jan 1 – 15) –  Pre- registration and on site purchase – all weekend rate;

Pre-Reg closes Jan. 15

Single day rate: $40 for a full day, $20 for an evening only

Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration. As usual we fill the whole hotel with over 14 function rooms for workshops, rituals, and presentations including 4 ballrooms for Vendors along with open house parties.

Parking at the hotel is $10 a day for attendees with their badges. Only hotel guests get in-out privileges. No shuttle van this year, we suggest Uber or Taxis.

Important Dates for PantheaCon 2016

July 1 –On line (with PayPal) and Mail-in Conference Membership Registration  is open, but closes Jan. 15, 2016; after that register on site. A pdf Membership form for printing and mailing is also on the page. Mail must reach us by Jan. 15.

July 1 – Programming Item Applications Open

August 1 – Vendor Applications open, the application is available here. For more information click here.

September 1 – Round 1 deadline for Programming Items. Early submissions improve your chances for acceptance.

October 1 – Final deadline for Presenters Programming closes to submissions)

October 15 – Vendor Applications close

The Doubletree Hotel Room Reservation System – We will post more details in the near future.  Room rates have been radically increased to $130 a night for us: the Standard rate is $359 a night. (We hear that this is due to the Super Bowl being in the area in 2016.) Parking for the event is $10 a day.

For Special-Needs rooms, please contact, starting in September. We will have details for making an application on line soon. Special-needs rooms are for families with small children and physically challenged people. Request deadline ends November 10,  2015. <— Note New Deadline!  (We reserve the right to jury this area.)

Overflow hotels – See the Hotel and Lodging part of the website for these hotels.

Doubletree Hotel Rooms

Hotel Update with critical dates!!!!

PLEASE read this all the way through before posting a question that is answered in this post! Thank you! :)

Doubletree rooms are $130 this year.

Friday, October 23rd at Noon Pacific Time: The First block of rooms for PantheaCon 2016 will be released for booking.

Friday, November 7th by 5pm Pacific Time: The Deadline to request consideration for a Special Needs room (for people with mobility challenges, severe health challenges, and folks with small/infant children). Send your request to All requests will be replied to confirming that we got your request – at a minimum you will be notified that you have been “put on the list”. This DOES NOT mean that you have a room, it means that you are on the list for consideration. You may also receive another email with specific questions about your room needs, or those questions may be included in the confirmation message. We strongly suggest you respond to any questions regarding your request as quickly as possible and no later than Monday, November 10th. We cannot move forward with evaluating requests and assigning rooms without this information. And we cannot hold back the process past that date.

Monday, November 17th, at Noon Pacific Time: The next block of rooms will be released for general booking.

Further Details about the specifics of booking a room will be posted once we are done confirming with the hotel what they are for this year (basically the correct phone number, web URL and group code). At this time there is no date set for any further room releases. Once we are done processing the convention use rooms, the party/hospitality rooms (Deadline Nov. 20), and the Special Needs rooms  (Deadline Nov 10) we will know what rooms may or may not be left for one more release. We will actively update on FB, on the web page, and everywhere else we can as we have more information.

Party rooms

Party rooms, sometimes called party suites by the long-time conference goers are community hospitality spaces. They are usually paid for by a group of people around either a tradition or a commonality of interest. We have a very limited number of spaces available.

This is not about having a party in your room, nor about regular hotel rooms. Please see the hotel and lodging pages elsewhere on this site for more about that.

The process for requesting a party room is to email Glenn Turner with the name of your group, the purpose of your room and a short description(see past program books, posted in the FAQ section for examples). She will contact you at the appropriate time with more details and if you have been accepted. If you have a preference for the floor or other details you would like considered, please include those in the same email. Deadline for consideration is November 20.

Note: Please do NOT contact anyone else about party rooms. Glenn is the sole decider. Reaching out on facebook to the group or to the hotel liaison, the hotel itself, programming, gryphons, dealers, CAT, Green Room or Logistics just annoys them and delays you getting to the right person. None of them can help you.