WisCon 41

It’s WisCon time!  And we can’t wait to see you.  Here’s a quick guide to get you started as you prepare to arrive in Madison.

Who are the Guests of Honor?

Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar
Amal El-Mohtar

Word is when we asked Amal to be one of our Guests of Honor, she read the email three times to make sure it was real.  When she accepted?  We pinched ourselves to make sure we were really awake.

About Amal and her appearances at WisCon 41.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnickFrom the moment we knew Kelly Sue was going to be one of WisCon 41’s Guests of Honor, we all started counting the days until until Memorial Day weekend 2017.  And we knew late last winter so it’s been a long wait!

About Kelly Sue and her appearances at WisCon 41.

Daily newsletter — “A Momentary Taste of WisCon”

The once & future WisCon

How can WisCon improve?  What programming would you like to see next year?  Who would make a great Guest of Honor for WisCon 43?  Please check out this blog post and help us continue to build a great WisCon.

Where am I going & what’s the weather?

Our venue

WisCon’s event space is the Madison Concourse Hotel, at 1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703.

Here’s our annual construction update.

The weather

It’s spring, so Madison’s weather can change drastically from day to day.  It’s probably best to start keeping an eye on the forecast now, and to plan on packing for various conditions no matter what.

Registration Hours — Getting your badge & all your WisCon info!

Need to get your membership and badge?  Have a question about WisCon?  Our Registration Desk (on the 2nd floor of the Concourse) is the place to go when you first arrive at the convention and any time you have a question.

Location — 2nd floor of the Concourse Hotel

The Registration desk is at the top of the grand staircase.


  • Thursday 7-10pm (For pre-registration pick-up ONLY — No new sales just yet!)
  • Friday 8:30am – 8pm
  • Saturday 8am – 6pm (Sales close at 2pm, but badge pick-up and general info continues until 6pm.)
  • Sunday 8am – 4pm
  • Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm

When are things happening?

Our programming schedule grid is online!  This post can give you some tips on navigating the grid.

While you’re at the convention, the easiest ways to navigate the schedule  and the Concourse are:

Need to contact Safety?

Reminder:  Our Code of Conduct

  • email:  safety@wiscon.net
  • phone:  608-957-7233 (957-SAFE)
  • reporting form: wiscon.net/report

Or look for one of our on-call Safety volunteers. They’re wearing bright yellow/green high-visibility vests.