Register for WisCon
WisCon is returning in 2023 as a hybrid convention! Registration details are below, but if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. WisCon is continuing many of our COVID policies from the 2022 convention (see here).
Since COVID vaccines and boosters for children ages 6 months and older are recommended by the CDC, we will allow fully vaccinated children ages 6 months and older at WisCon 2023.
In-person registration will remain open through the start of the convention or until we meet our cap of 600 in-person members. There is no deadline or cap for online memberships.
Register prior to Sunday, May 21, 2023 to receive a pre-printed badge. Memberships after that time will need to fill out a badge at the registration desk.
Some WisCon 2023 programming and events will be available online. These virtual offerings will be determined and communicated as we move closer to the convention. However, we will not be able to broadcast all in-person programming to virtual attendees, due to limitations on AV equipment and volunteer time.
For affordability reasons, we try to keep the cost of WisCon memberships low (currently $65 for an adult in-person membership). However, if you can afford to pay more for a WisCon membership, please donate to the WisCon/SF3 general fund alongside your registration. This allows us to not only fund the current convention, but also build a reserve to make sure that future conventions can be funded. Because SF3, WisCon’s parent organization, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
If the cost of membership—or any other aspect of attending the convention—presents a financial barrier to you, please reach out to the WisCon Member Assistance Fund.
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How to Register for WisCon
You can pay online by credit card, or if you plan to attend in person, you can pay at the convention by credit card, cash, or check.
If you register online but choose to pay at the convention, your membership will be reserved, but listed as unpaid. If we approach the in-person membership cap for WisCon, we may contact you to confirm that you still plan to attend; if we don’t hear back from you at that point, your membership may be cancelled.
If you can’t use the online registration system but wish to pre-register, email registration@WisCon.net.
An In-Person membership gives you access to the full weekend of in-person events (except for the Dessert Salon, which requires an additional ticket), as well as to all online programming and the WisCon 2023 Discord server.
An Online membership gives you access to all online programming as well as to the WisCon 2023 Discord Server.
You can upgrade from an online-only membership to an in-person membership any time before the pre-con registration deadline. You can also upgrade your membership at the door (assuming we do not reach our in-person membership cap), though in this case you will not receive a pre-printed badge.
A supporting membership does not give access to either in-person or online convention events but allows you to support WisCon. Supporting members will be mailed any print materials from the convention (e.g. program book and/or souvenir book) after the convention is over.
Adult Memberships (18+ at the time of the convention)
- In-Person: $65
- Online: $25
- Friday only: Free
- Saturday only: $35
- Sunday only: $30
- Monday only: Free
Teen/Youth Memberships (7-17 at the time of the convention)
- In-Person: $25
- Online: $25
- Friday only: Free
- Saturday only: $10
- Sunday only: $10
- Monday only: Free
Supporting Membership: $20
Former WisCon Guests of Honor: Free
Child Care (age 6mo – 6 years) $1 per child; requires pre-registration. Please provide the age of each child to be enrolled in childcare. More child care information for 2023 is available here.
Both free memberships and financial support for attending WisCon are available through the WisCon Member Assistance Fund (WMAF)
The Dessert Salon takes place Sunday night, before the Guest of Honor speeches. One ticket gets you two items from the dessert buffet, and physical access to the room where the Dessert Salon and the Guest of Honor speeches are held. For those who do not attend the Dessert Salon in person, the Guest of Honor speeches will be broadcast to a secondary viewing room at the Concourse, as well as shared with online members of the convention.
Proceeds from the Dessert Salon help to financially support the convention, allowing us to keep things like Child Care and the con suite available to all members. For this reason, Dessert Salon tickets are available on a sliding price scale beginning at $20, with a suggested default price of $35.
Proof of Vaccination
All members who attend WisCon in person in 2023 must comply with CDC Guidelines concerning being “fully vaccinated.” This standard applies to all in-person attendees, regardless of age. Please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 information page for current requirements, and the WisCon COVID policy here.
When you register, you must attest that you are currently vaccinated, and you will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the door of the convention. While you are at the convention, all attendees age 2 or older are required to mask in all convention-controlled spaces, and encouraged to mask in other public hotel spaces
Questions and Answers
What if I’ve already registered but can’t attend?
If you are unable to attend, refunds are available until May 15 in the year of the convention. You may opt at any time to defer your membership or Dessert Salon ticket to a future year, or to donate your membership or Dessert Salon ticket to the WisCon Member Assistance Fund.
What Is the In-Person Attendance Cap?
In-person memberships are limited to 600 attending guests. There is no cap on online memberships.
I have more questions!
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