The 22nd annual
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 –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 above link/page. Mail must reach us by Jan. 15.
October – Programming is closed to submissions
October – Vendor Applications are closed.
The Doubletree Hotel Room Reservation System – We have posted additional details (See below). Room rates have been radically increased to $130 a night for us: their 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.
We are releasing the hotel rooms for PantheaCon 2016 in staggered blocks.
The First block of rooms was available Friday, October 23rd at Noon Pacific Time – sold out.
The Second block of rooms available (was
Monday, November 16th) is now changed to Monday, November 23 at Noon Pacific Time
Hotel Updates! PLEASE READ!
We are pushing the next room release date out by one week to Monday, November 23rd , at Noon local time (More details to follow with specifics about booking a room).
Any changes to the reservation process will be put here on the web page as we get them.
Doubletree Hotel Reservation Information
HOTEL ROOM RELEASE — MONDAY 11/23/15, Noon PST
At Noon Pacific Time we will release the next set of rooms for PantheaCon 2016.
The Group Code you will need to enter is: PTC
We have asked the hotel to double and triple check that the Thursday and Monday night rooms that are left are correctly built into the block this time.
HOWEVER, any nights before Friday and After Sunday are called “Shoulder Dates” and as such, Thursday and Monday are two of the nights in our block where we do not have the entire hotel. This means that not only is availability in general limited somewhat on Thursday and much more on Monday nights, it means that what gets released tomorrow will only be what remains after the bookings for the last release. So please keep in mind that because of the limited contracted availability, there may not be a room left available on those nights for the group rate when you make your reservation.
If you run into a problem getting an arrival earlier than Friday or departure later than Monday, you can try changing your dates and booking the shoulder dates at the higher prevailing hotel rate and your core room nights at the group rate. If you run into this, you can forward your reservation confirmation to email@example.com and I will see if I can help you, BUT (and I cannot emphasize this enough) you MUST be prepared for the possibility that I very well might not be able to change anything because the contracted rooms for the shoulder nights could just be sold out.
And yes, of course, if we sell out the contracted shoulder nights, we will have a chat with the hotel about adding a few more.
One last note – every year the block of released rooms sells out in 5 minutes or less. And every year we get a lot of emails and comments that it’s just not possible for that to happen. It absolutely can and does every year. There are a lot of you and only so many rooms in the hotel.
For Special-Needs rooms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, starting in September. Special-needs rooms are for families with small children and physically challenged people. Request deadline ends November 6, 2015. – This block of rooms is closed.
For the Special Needs Requests – Our goal is to confirm with all Special Needs requests one way or the other during the week before 11/23.
Overflow hotels – See the Hotel and Lodging part of the website for these hotels. Note: the Garden Hotel is not accepting reservations and is closing this year.