24th Annual


February 16 – 19, 2018

 at San Jose Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA

This year’s Theme is:  Sustainable, Caring Community: We are tribes of choice. Justice, kindness and resilience shape our many forms and many spiritual paths. We celebrate it all. In caring comes strength.


$70 (July 1 – Nov. 30) Pre- registration membership; early four-day rate;

$80 (Dec. 1 – Jan. 15) Pre- registration and on-site full four-day rate; Pre-Reg closes Jan. 15

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

WANTED: Cover art submissions for the upcoming 2018 Program Book. Please send your submission to glenn@ancientways.com by Oct15.

Important Dates for PantheaCon 2017

July 1 – Presenter Applications opened

Aug.1 – Vendor Applications open; (See the website for more details coming soon.)

Sept. 1 – First Deadline for Presenters, Special Needs Rooms applications open (see below for more details)

Oct. 1 – Second Deadline for Presenters (no applications considered after this date.)

Oct 15 – Vendor Applications close (no wait list), Special Needs Rooms applications close.

Nov. 30 – last day for early Membership registration of $70

Dec.1 – Membership is $80; Pre- registration and on-site full four-day rate;

Jan. 15 – Last day for Membership Pre-registration, after this pay on site only.

Doubletree Hotel Rooms:  Room rates are $140 a night. Parking for the event is $12 a day.

Hotel room information has been updated 9/9/17 with new earlier deadlines. Please read.

Doubletree Hotel Room reservations – The first block of 100 rooms probably will open in late October, another block in late November and possibly a few later. At that time Doubletree reservations for hotel rooms will hopefully go through the Doubletree booking system.  (Rooms get booked very quickly.) The hotel is contracted to have blacked out all rooms this whole long weekend for only our attendees to reserve. Any Doubletree hotel rooms reserved before that time will be void. No more than one room reservation per person will be allowed.  We will post more details later in the fall.  We will post a full post on this process for getting a room at the main hotel.

For Special-Needs rooms, please contact special-needs@pantheacon.com, starting in September. We will have details for making an application soon. Special-needs rooms are for families with small children and physically challenged people. (We reserve the right to jury this area.) NEW DEADLINE for consideration  in this block is Sept 30.

Requests for Hospitality rooms should be addressed to glenn@ancientways.com after Sept 1. This block will be limited and juried. The deadline for this block is OCT 1.


Overflow hotels – See the Hotel and Lodging part of the website for these hotels. [link to pdf of hotels] Our main over flow hotel is the Fairfield Inn San Jose Airport. (They have free parking and free breakfast with nearby inexpensive restaurants.)

Blessings to you all,   Glenn Turner, PantheaCon Ringmaster, Ancient Ways Store owner glenn@ancientways.com