The 23rd annual

PantheaCon 2017

Theme: Pagans of All Ages and Kinds

Feb 17 – 20, 2017

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 2017

July 1 –On line (with PayPal) and Mail-in Conference Membership Registration  is open, but closes Jan. 15, 2017; 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.

Feedback!

We want your feedback about PantheaCon 2016.  We’ve set up a survey you can fill out here at Survey Monkey (the link will open in a new tab). We do read every form and use your input to improve the con in future years. This year at con we also have paper forms and a laptop available at the information desk outside the vendor room as alternate options. If you take the paper form home with you please mail it to the Ancient Ways store in Oakland, CA.

Presenter feedback forms are available from the Green Room and will also have an electronic form sent out shortly after con.

You can always email feedback@pantheacon.com at any time with your comments.

February Con Updates

Feb 10- Starting now the staff is unavailable to answer email in any sort of timely manner. Please direct your questions to onsite staff when you arrive. Thank you!
Transportation options around San Jose including between Doubletree and the overflow hotels
The Daily Oracle is now available, it has News, Program changes, etc:

Thursday
Friday
Saturnday
Sunday

January updates

Program book! (view the program)
Care and Feeding of a Hotel FAQ added (Jan 23)
Updated FAQ with Assistance Sticker info (Jan 23)
Updated FAQ with info about gender neutral bathrooms (Jan 23)
The vendor list has been posted. (Jan 18)
Pre-registration for the con is closed as of January 15.
Volunteer signup is open. (Jan 4)
Assistance stickers. (Dec 24)
The 2016 Program Listing. (Nov 21)

If you use Facebook there is a community with news and updates (all official content is also mirrored here).

 

Party rooms

Party rooms, sometimes called party suites by the long-time conference goers are community hospitality spaces. They are usually paid for by a group of people around either a tradition or a commonality of interest. We have a very limited number of spaces available.

This is not about having a party in your room, nor about regular hotel rooms. Please see the hotel and lodging pages elsewhere on this site for more about that.

The process for requesting a party room is to email, Glenn Turner,  glenn@ancientways.com with the name of your group, the purpose of your room and a short description (see past program books, posted in the FAQ section for examples). She will contact you at the appropriate time with more details and if you have been accepted. If you have a preference for the floor or other details you would like considered, please include those in the same email. Do not assume you will be selected for a Party Room. If you get a room when the general block of rooms is opened, we can assign  you a party room floor space if you are accepted to this rooming group.  Deadline for consideration is November 20.

Note: Please do NOT contact anyone else about party rooms. Glenn is the sole decider. Reaching out on facebook to the group or to the hotel liaison, the hotel itself, programming, gryphons, dealers, CAT, Green Room or Logistics just delays you getting to the right person. None of them can help you.