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Masquerade 0.039755351681957 4.0% [ 13 ]
Cosplay 0.40978593272171 41.0% [ 134 ]
Dealer's Room 0.17125382262997 17.1% [ 56 ]
Rave dance 0.10091743119266 10.1% [ 33 ]
Panels/Workshops 0.042813455657492 4.3% [ 14 ]
Video Games 0.021406727828746 2.1% [ 7 ]
Role-Playing games 0.021406727828746 2.1% [ 7 ]
Artist Alley 0.073394495412844 7.3% [ 24 ]
Meeting other fans 0.08868501529052 8.9% [ 29 ]
Musical Performances 0.030581039755352 3.1% [ 10 ]
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Hi, everyone! I'm Luna, and I'm making this thread for Connecticon 2013!

Official Connecticon Website

When: July 12-14, 2013

Where: Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT
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Driving Directions

Registration Information

All-weekend Memberships:

Pre Reg now over!

Advance Price: $50.00 Must be purchased ON or BEFORE April 6, 2013 Eastern Time
Regular Price: $60.00, Must be purchased ON or BEFORE July 6, 2013 Eastern Time and will also be available for purchase in person at the convention.**

Single Day Memberships:

Friday Only Membership: $30.00, also available for purchase in person at the convention.**
Saturday Only Membership: $40.00, also available for purchase in person at the convention.**
Sunday Only Membership: $25.00, also available for purchase in person at the convention.**

A group discount of $5 per All-Weekend membership will be applied to groups of 10 or more, that register on the same order, at the same time. Please note that only the highest member discount will apply, memberships are not eligible for multiple discounts.

Registration Desk Hours are as follows:

Thursday (for pre-registered members ONLY): 6pm-10pm
Friday: 8am-10pm
Saturday: 8am-10pm
Sunday: 8am-1pm - No admittance after 1pm!

(Onsite registration for the following year will begin at 2pm on Sunday.**)

Hotel Information

Hartford Marriott Downtown

Rate: $145 + taxes
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bdldt-hartford-marriott-downtown/

The Hartford Marriott Downtown is ConnectiCon's official convention hotel. Located in the Adriaen's Landing District of Hartford, the hotel overlooks the Connecticut River and is interconnected with the Connecticut Convention Center. The hotel features a Starbucks Cafe, Vivo (an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant), Crush (an American bar and night club). Other hotel amenities include: a spa, a fitness center, and an indoor pool.

ConnectiCon will host the following convention events at the hotel:

Manga Library
Costume & Craftsmanship Judging
Overnight Tabletop Games (24 hours)
Dances (9pm-2am Friday and Saturday night)
Physical Workshops & Learning Sessions (Duck-Duck-Goose anyone?)

Reservations will be accepted until June 2013. If you wish to reserve your room by phone please call: 877-513-6305

Hilton Hartford

Rate: $135 Single/Double
315 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/connecticut/hilton-hartford-HFDHHHF/index.html

The Hartford Hilton is located within walking distance of the Connecticut Convention Center, and is on the FREE Star Shuttle line, that visits area hotels and restaurants with a main stop at the convention center every ~20 minutes!

To get the group rate, you must reserve your room by June 20, 2013!


Ramada Plaza

Rate: $129/night + taxes
50 Morgan Street
Hartford, CT 06103
http://ramadahartford.com/

To book your room, use the group booking code: LKCI this group code will work online or when calling the hotel directly at: 860-549-2400.


Residence Inn by Marriott

Rate: 175.00 + 15% tax
942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bdlri-residence-inn-hartford-downtown/

Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, just 1.5 blocks from the Connecticut Convention Center and features120 spacious suites that include a full kitchen. The Residence Inn Hartford Downtown is a great place to stay in Hartford for ConnectiCon 2013.

Guests Of Honor

TV/Movies

Marina Sirtis
Tahmoh Penikett
Micheal Trucco
Aaron Douglas

Comic Books

Matt Triano
Dennis Calero
Rodney Ramos
Michael Golden
Renee Witterstaetter

Web Comics

Tim Buckley - CtrlAltDel
Michael (Mookie) Terracciano - Dominic Deegan
Garth Graham

Literary

Brandon Sanderson

Voice Acting

Jim Cummings

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Yay, Connecticon!
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Can't wait...
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Oi, I'm going^^
Im goin'!

I was there is '05 and '04 and it was so much fun!

Its gotten so awesome as years pass!!
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Yay! I'll add you guys to the list!
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I'm going to be working the con, so I probably won't have much free time. But I'll have my Gaia badge with me, and probably either my Kiki plushie, my ORLY hat, or my Coco scunchie.

And on the off chance that I get to cosplay, well, I'll post what that'll be later on.
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Updates!!!!!
Yep, I pre-registered yesterday. xd
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Yep, I pre-registered yesterday. xd
Cool. I'll add you to the list.

We should try to have some kind of meet up.
Did you guys have one last year?

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