PantheaCon 2015

The 21th annual

PantheaCon 2015

Feb 13 – 16, 2015

San Jose Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA

Admission fee: $60 (till Sept 1), $70 (till Jan 1); $80 after Jan.1 and on site;

Pre-Reg closes Jan. 15

(includes all events for the entire four day conference)

$40 for a full day, $20 for an evening only

Theme for 2015: Pagan Visions of the Future; Building Pagan Safety and Social Nets

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 $5 a day for attendees with their badges. Only hotel guests get in-out privileges. A shuttle van (rented especially for PantheaCon attendees) will go among the hotels.

Important Dates for PantheaCon 2015

July 1, 2014 –On line Conference Membership Registration (with PayPal) will open July 1, but closes Jan. 15, 2015; after that register on site. A pdf Membership form for printing and mailing will also be on the website. Mail must reach us by Jan. 15

July 1 – Presenter Applications Open (Deadlines September 1 and October 1)

August 1 – Vendor Applications are open, the application form can be downloaded by clicking HERE - Deadline: Oct 15.  More information available under “Resources”

September 1 – First Deadline for Presenters

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

October 15 – Hotel Room reservations – First block of 100 rooms opens October 15, another block in November and possibly a few later.

Hotel Room Reservation System opens Oct.15Regular Doubletree reservations for hotel rooms will go through the DoubleTree booking system – you will be able to book a room online or call the hotel directly on that day to reserve one room. The hotel is contracted to have blacked out all rooms this whole weekend for our attendees to reserve. Any Doubletree hotel rooms reserved before October 15 will be void. No more than one room reservation per person will be allowed.

We will post more details and the phone number to call in late September. 

For a specific room number assignment or a special-needs room, please contact special-needs@pantheacon.com, starting in September. Special-needs rooms are for families with small children and physically challenged people. (We reserve the right to jury this area, if you have questions please email special-needs@pantheacon.com to be considered for this block.) Overflow hotels – See the Hotel and Lodging part of the website for these hotels.

Schedule Update and Airport Garden Hotel Programming

PantheaCon 2014 is rapidly approaching, and we’ve had a handful of cancellations.  Please consult the Schedule of Events or your Personal Schedule for current rooms and times -your Personal Schedule will always be up to date with the most recent cancellations and changes.  For everyone who downloaded an iCalendar version of the schedule earlier in the year, we highly recommend re-downloading immediately before PantheaCon begins.  Please note that the iCalendar version uses Pacific Time for event start times – anyone in a different time zone may not see correct start times in their calendar until they are on the west coast (e.g. for most smartphones) or change timezones manually (for some devices).

This year, we are testing expanding programming to the Airport Garden Hotel, the convention’s primary overflow hotel!  Final shuttle schedule details are still being worked out, but we hope to have additional shuttle runs over the hour-long Saturday lunch break to make it easy to get to Village Witchery 102.  For attendees interested in returning to the Doubletree for a 3:30 item, we will also try to make it as easy as possible to reeturn to the Doubletree during the 3:00 break.  At 3:30, we have two limited-capacity workshops: Intermediate Incense Making and Make Your Own Drum!   You can click here to find Willows 1 and 2 on a map of the hotel – the rooms will be immediately off the lobby where PantheaCon shuttles will be stopping.  Again, here is the list of events:

  1. Village Witchery 102 (Willows 1, Saturday 1:30pm)
  2. Intermediate Incense Making (Willows 1, Saturday 3:30pm) – Limited capacity
  3. Make Your Own Drum! (Willows 2, Saturday 3:30pm) - Limited capacity