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Dessert Salon selection at WisCon 41

Dessert Salon

The Concourse pastry chef has once again put together a delicious array of desserts that suit a variety of dietary needs for our Dessert Salon!

Key to labeling

  • GF = Gluten-free
  • N = Contains Nuts
  • V = Vegan
  • * = Contains gelatin

The WisCon 41 Dessert Salon Desserts

Chocolate Caramel Pots De Crème

  • GF

French Macaroons

  • N

Chocolate Decadence Cake with Whipped Caramel

  • GF

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (2 per plate)

  • GF

Coconut Budino with Fresh Coconut

  • GF

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

  • GF
  • *

Fresh Fruit Cups with Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Melon

  • V
  • GF

Key Lime Bar

Grasshopper Cheesecake

Lemon raspberry Layer Cake

Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

  • GF
  • N

Mini Eclairs with Chocolate Pastry Cream

Petite Chocolate Cannoli (2 per plate)

  • N

Strawberry Petit Fours

Tiramisu Verrines

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

  • GF
  • *

Vanilla Poundcake with Fresh Berries

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing

  • V

Vegan Banana Cake

  • V

Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Bar

  • V
  • GF
  • N

Updates on — Registration & Childcare, Dessert Salon tickets, and hotel cancellation policy

WisCon is less than two weeks away!  Here are some updates and upcoming deadlines you’ll want to know about as Memorial Day weekend draws ever nearer.

Pre-con registration closes Monday, May 15 (11:59pm Central Time)

Want to make sure you have a pre-printed badge waiting for you at the convention?  Online registration is still open!  You can pay right away via PayPal.

Did you know you can register now online and then pay in person at the Registration Desk?  You can!  This is a good option if you want to ensure that you’re registered and have a printed badge, but would rather pay in cash.

We do cap membership at 1,000, and we make no guarantees that memberships will be available at the door, but this year chances look pretty good for at-the-door memberships.

WisCon's registration desk, staffed by 2 volunteers
The Registration Desk at WisCon 40, staffed by the friendly Sheree (left) and Lenore (right).

Single-day memberships

Want to try out WisCon without committing to a full membership?  In town for only a day?  We offer — for purchase at the door only! — single-day memberships at the following rates:

  • Friday: $0
  • Saturday: $25
  • Sunday: $25
  • Monday: $0

Yes, Friday and Monday are FREE!

Childcare

WisCon offers Childcare at a cost of only $1 for children ages 0-6 — but you do need to register them in advance!  Childcare registration closes on Monday, May 15, along with online registration.  You can register your child for Childcare by logging into your WisCon account and using the registration system.

Dessert Salon tickets

The Dessert Salon is capped at 400 tickets, and we have sold out!  If you’d like to be added to the wait list, please email: registration@wiscon.net

Hotel cancellation policy

Huge news for reservations at the Concourse hotel — we now have a 24-hour cancellation policy!  Our room block with the Concourse used to come with a full week cancellation policy, but that’s been changed starting this year.  If you need to cancel your Concourse reservation, you can now do so with only 24 hours’ notice before your reservation begins.  If you wait too long to cancel your reservation, you will incur a cancellation fee.

If you need to reach the Concourse, call: 1-800-356-8293

If you have questions for our hotel liaisons, email: rooms@wiscon.net

See you soon!!  🙂

WisCon 40 — Announcing our Dessert Salon dessert selections

Dessert Salon

The Dessert Salon team presents your WisCon 40 Dessert Salon Menu. Feast your eyes on the delectable offerings and their despicable allergens in the table below!  Of, if you’d like to manipulate the data to your heart’s content, you can view the allergen table in this Google Sheet.

Tickets are on a pay-what-you-can scale of $10 to $25 and will remain available via our website (you will need an account) through the close of online registration on May 15.

WisCon Dessert Salon allergy guide

Dessert Name Contains These Allergens Does Not Contain These Allergens
Banana Cream Pie with Toasted Almonds contains: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts, corn does not contain: artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
Brazilian Chocolate Pavè contains: gluten, milk, egg, corn does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
Carrot Cake with Maple Icing contains: gluten, milk, egg does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
GF Chocolate Decadence Cake with Whipped Caramel contains: milk, egg, corn does not contain: gluten, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
GF Vegan Chocolate Dipped Strawberries contains: no listed allergens does not contain: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
GF Vegan Coconut Budino with Passionfruit Hibiscus Coulis contains: corn, coconut does not contain: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine
GF Espresso Cream Coffee Cup Petit Fours contains: milk, corn, caffeine does not contain: gluten, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, coconut
GF Vegan Fresh Fruit Cups with Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Melon contains: no listed allergens does not contain: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
Key Lime Pie contains: gluten, milk, egg, artificial color, corn does not contain: tree nuts, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake contains: gluten, milk, egg does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
Meyer Lemon Meringue Bar contains: gluten, milk, egg, corn does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts contains: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts does not contain: artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
Profiteroles with Bavarian Cream and Dark Chocolate Glaze contains: gluten, milk, egg, corn does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
Raspberry White Chocolate Tartlettes contains: gluten, milk, egg does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
Red Velvet Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting contains: gluten, milk, egg, artificial color, corn does not contain: tree nuts, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
GF Salted Caramel Pudding with Chantilly Cream contains: milk, egg, corn does not contain: tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, caffeine, coconut
GF Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Dark Sweet Cherries contains: milk, gelatin does not contain: egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, corn, caffeine, coconut
Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing contains: gluten, soy does not contain: milk, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut
GF Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffle Bar contains: coconut does not contain: gluten, milk, egg, tree nuts, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine
GF Vegan Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Pistachios contains: tree nuts does not contain:gluten, milk, egg, artificial color, peanuts, soy, gelatin, corn, caffeine, coconut

Dessert Salon

  • contact:  dessert@wiscon.net

What’s a little decadent, a little laid back, and full of great conversation? Our Dessert Salon! Every year, right before the Guest of Honor speeches, WisCon members (who have purchased a salon ticket) enjoy delights crafted by the Concourse’s pastry chef, up to two desserts per ticket-holder.

We do work with the pastry chef each year to make sure we provide an array of desserts that suit various dietary needs. The menu is announced on our blog once it’s been finalized. At the salon, if you have specific dietary issues please let a volunteer at the door know to set aside items to make sure you get a piece (or two).

The salon is in the Concourse’s ballroom, where round tables seat 10 people each. Early arrivals sometimes tip chairs forward to save a seat for fellow members. Navigating this cozy environment can be a challenge for members with large space bubbles — let a volunteer know if you need to be seated early. The Dessert Salon can also be quite noisy, which you may want to take into consideration before purchasing a ticket.

Ticket-holders are admitted at 7:30pm.  At 8:30pm, the doors open to all members, free of charge, for the Guest of Honor speeches and any award ceremonies that WisCon is hosting.

Attire

Many WisCon members enjoy dressing in their finery for the Dessert Salon.  Just as many prefer to attend in jeans and a t-shirt.  There is no one right way to dress for the event — you should attend dressed in the way you think is best.