The 22nd annual

PantheaCon 2016 – Theme: Change Makers

Feb 12 – 15, 2015

San Jose Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA

Admission fee and valid dates:

$65 (Jul 1 – Aug 31) – Pre- registration all weekend rate,

$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. A shuttle van (rented especially for PantheaCon attendees) will go among the hotels.

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 

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

October 15 – Vendor Applications close

No later than mid November – Preliminary Programming Schedule goes public.

Welcome to PantheaCon 2015

poncov15Programming events run from noon on Friday to 4 PM on Monday. We have over 200 presentations.

This year we will open some areas on Thursday from 6 – 9 PM.

We have the San Jose/Santa Clara rooms for a casual Hang-out on Thurs. from 6 PM till midnight. This area is kid-friendly (no alcohol). We encourage people to bring games and things to share.

Thursday open areas:
San Jose/Santa Clara: 6PM till midnight
Registration: 6 – 9PM
Information: 6 – 9PM
Green Room (for presenters): 6 – 9PM
Con Hospitality Room 945: 7 – 9PM
Gryphons (volunteers) Room 245: 7 – 9PM

Registration for PantheaCon Membership opens at 8 AM every day and is at the Convention Center Entry on the ground floor farthest from the hotel elevators. After you register and pick up your badge, you will receive a complete program guide, pocket program, and up to date changes. Look each day for our PantheaCon Daily Oracle for the latest about changes to the program and upcoming evening parties. The shuttle starts on Friday for the nearby hotels.
Badges will be required for participation in any presentation or for admittance to any official PantheaCon party floors. Badges will be checked. Please wear your badge at all times. Lost badges will have to be purchased again, but your money will be refunded if you find the old one. [See badge policy]
The Vendor room does not require a badge.
A short Opening Ritual with Glenn Turner and friends starts the Conference at noon (Hotel room check in is typically at 3 PM, but bags can be left with the hotel bell service people.) Then at 1:30 PM the Con gets going with lots of wonderful presentations.

See you there.
Glenn Turner, Ringmaster