Hal-Con 2021 may be scaled down compared to some previous editions—that’s Gandalf pictured in 2015—but it's a big comeback after last year's COVID cancellation.

Hal-Con returns this weekend

The east coast's geekiest sci-fi convention returns Oct 23-24.

click to enlarge Author Jo Treggiari—bestseller of many YA thrillers—stars at Hal-Con 2021. - KATE INGLIS
Kate Inglis
Author Jo Treggiari—bestseller of many YA thrillers—stars at Hal-Con 2021.

Time to dust off your cosplay wigs: Hal-Con is back. While this year's slate is significantly smaller-scale than past Cons, it still packs a wallop, particularly for the bookworms in the crowd: Author of the Governor General Award-nominated The Grey Sisters, Jo Treggiari, is one of several noted sci-fi/fantasy/YA authors on the 2021 event guest list.

Noted cosplayer Hirari Ann (known in Japan for her resemblance to CGI game characters) and screenwriter Nick Morris (his full-length horror debut Becky dropped last summer, starring Kevin James) will also make appearances from Oct 23-24 at the Halifax Convention Centre (1650 Argyle Street). More details at hal-con.com.

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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