The 21th annual

PantheaCon

Feb 13 – 16, 2015

San Jose Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA

Admission fee: $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 overflow hotels.

Important Dates for PantheaCon 2015 – Updated Room Booking Date – Updated Nov.12, 2014

On line Conference Membership Registration (with PayPal) is open, but closes Jan. 15, 2015; after that register on site. A pdf Membership form for printing and mailing is on the website. Mail must reach us by Jan. 15
A note to 2015 PantheaCon Vendor applicants – we hope to have the jurying completed and notices sent out by the end of November. If you are interested in vending at PantheaCon, the deadline for applying for 2015 has passed. Do not send requests to be considered at this late date.  More information available under “Resources”
November 21Second block of 100 rooms opens at NOON PST (Pacific Standard Time) –  Hotel Room reservations through the Doubletree – Second block of 100 hotel rooms opens. December 15 – Last bock of rooms opens.
Hotel Room Reservation System Second block opens Nov. 21 at NOON (PST) – Regular Doubletree reservations for hotel rooms will go through the PantheaCon DoubleTree booking agent @  1-800-222-8733.  If you want to  to book a room online click here and use the code “CDTPAN“… 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.
Special Needs Rooms – For a specific room number assignment or a special-needs room, please contact special-needs@pantheacon.com, starting in September and ending on October 21st. 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
The San Jose Airport Garden Hotel -the main overflow hotel- has given us a special rate of $109 (not a low as I wanted, but with a big science convention in town the same weekend they say they need that amount.)Here is the booking link: The San Jose Airport Garden Hotel or you can call 1 (321) 800-7707 and ask for the PantheaCon rate.
See the Hotel and Lodging part of the website more local hotels. The Hotels are filling fast, book early and mention PantheaCon for special rates. We will have a free shuttle to and from PCon.

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