What is GeekyCon?

GeekyCon is a fan convention rooted in the community that has arisen from Harry Potter devotees. It blends the nerdy fun of a Comic-Con with the community and excitement of South by Southwest. We’re all about creating real-world connections between stories, those who create them, and those who love them.

What do you do at GeekyCon?

Everything! In the past, we’ve had programming ranging from discussions about similarities between Buffy and Harry Potter, to Disney sing-alongs with actors from Glee. We host performances, panel discussions, roundtables, and more with our Special Guests. In the evenings, we continue the party with concerts and the Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball!

When and where is GeekyCon?

GeekyCon is returning to Orlando, FL, in 2016. The convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from July 29–31.

How old do I have to be to attend GeekyCon?

There are no age restrictions for attendees, but some of our programming may not be suitable for younger children. Just like Harry Potter had to be 11-years-old to attend Hogwarts, our recommended minimum age is 11.

What are your policies for attendees under 18 years of age?

Attendees under the age of 18 attending GeekyCon without a registered parent or legal guardian must bring a signed and notarized permission form when they check in. You will be able to download the permissions slip once you have registered for GeekyCon.

Attendees under 18 attending the convention with a parent or guardian may forgo the permission form, provided that they check in together.

Please note that GeekyCon does not offer chaperone tickets. Parents or guardians who wish to attend programming with their children must purchase their own registrations. Children under five may attend for free with a parent or guardian.

What ticket type should I choose?

That’s up to you! You can see a summary of the ticket types on our Tickets page.

What do I need to bring with me to check in at the conference?

You just need a print-out of your confirmation email and a government or school-issued photo ID. A copy of a birth certificate can be used in place of a photo ID for attendees under the age of 18. Please note that tickets are non-transferable, so the name on your badge must match the name on your photo ID.

Attendees under the age of 18 attending without a parent or legal guardian must bring a signed permission form which can be downloaded here.

When will you release the final programming schedule?

The final programming schedule will be released several weeks prior to the conference. In the meantime, you can see programming guides from previous conferences on our Programming page to get an idea of what to expect. If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please keep an eye out for our Call for Programming.

Will there be an event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios?

Ah, so you’ve noticed that there’s a Harry Potter theme park in the same city as GeekyCon, have you? We are working closely with Universal Studios Florida to create an event for our attendees. This event will not be included with your registration and must be purchased separately through GeekyCon. More details soon!

How do I register?

Registration for GeekyCon 2016 is not yet open. Will will announce via our social media channels the time and date when you can buy your tickets. Sign up to be notified via email here.

How do I pay?

During the registration process, you will be prompted to pay. You must pay in full using a Discover, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard credit card. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash, personal checks, or PayPal.

Why was there an error processing my payment?

Payment failures are most often caused by problems with the Address Verification System. Please confirm that you have entered your billing address exactly as it appears on your credit card statement. If you have double checked your address and you are still unable to pay, please contact Tixr support at 1-888-611-8497 or support@tixr.com.

How can I modify or cancel my registration?

You can change or modify your registration at any point prior to July 25, but please note that the last day to request a refund for the cost of your registration is May 31. To cancel your registration, please contact Tixr support at 1-888-611-8497 or support@tixr.com. Be sure to include the event name, your name, and order ID in any email. Note that it can take 2–3 weeks for the refund to be deposited in your account.

How can I register more than one person?

On the first page of our registration process, you will be able to choose the number of tickets (of any type) that you would like to purchase. The primary registrant will receive all confirmation emails and be listed as the name on all tickets. However, they are individually captured in our system. Please be sure to print ALL tickets, as each attendee will have an individual QR code which will be scanned to grant access to the event.

What is your refund policy?

You may receive a full refund prior to May 31, 2016 by canceling your registration. After May 31, no refunds will be issued. Please note that it can take two to three weeks for your money to be redeposited into your account after cancellation.

How can I volunteer at GeekyCon?

Send an email to volunteers@geekycon.com and a Volunteers team member will be in touch!

Is GeekyCon accessible to those with disabilities?

Yes, we strive to make the magic of the conference accessible to all attendees. There will be wheelchair accommodations and preferred seating at all MainStage events. If you need of individualized assistance, you may request a medical aide badge for a family member or friend by emailing help@geekycon.com. Medical aide badges offer attendance to conference programming while in the service of an individual with a disability. Please note that some programming, like concerts and the Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball, may involve flashing lights or smoke. If you have any further questions, please email help@geekycon.com.

Can I give a GeekyCon registration as a gift?

Absolutely. When you register, enter all the information for the intended recipient. However, remember to use your email address so the tickets are sent to you and not the the gift recipient (we can keep the secret, if you can!)

Still have a question?

Complete this form and a member of our Helpdesk team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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