Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Steamcon II Registration is now open!

Reposted from the Steamcon Google Group:

Registration for Steamcon II is now open. You can now buy your full weekend membership. One day memberships will not be available on the website, and will only be available at the door if we do not sell out by that time. Memberships are will call style, so you will be picking them up at the pre-registration table at the con. Nothing will be mailed to you. You will need to present valid identification at the
time of pick up, so please use your legal name to register. The prices below are good until July 1st, 2010.

The patron level membership is intended as a way for you to help Steamcon by providing much needed capital in the initial stages of our convention process. Your contribution is tax deductible, and will set you apart from the general membership. Rank has its privileges of course, so you will receive a special exclusive gift as our thanks, as well as an opportunity to purchase special event tickets early, early seating for those events, a special reception with our participants and any other perks we can bestow throughout the Steamcon II weekend.

Children under 6 - no charge
Full weekend teen (6-17) - $20.00
Full weekend adult (18 & up) - $35.00
Full weekend teen patron (6-17) - $220.00
Full weekend adult patron (18 & up) - $235.00

A little info on registration that might help:

Typically the best time to buy a membership for a convention is the Sunday of the convention before. Obviously this isn’t always possible, but if it is, it’s usually a bargain. So Steamcon II memberships were available at Steamcon I on Sunday for the lowest price. This is so that the convention will have a little money on hand to start working on next year’s convention. It’s also usually less than a one day membership will cost at the door, so you might as well make the small investment even if you think you might not be able to attend all three days.

Memberships can often be rolled over to the next year or transferred to someone else if you find yourself unable to attend. On Sunday of Steamcon I, we weren’t sure what weekend we would be holding Steamcon II, so it was a bit of a gamble, but not a very substantial one. As the con dates get closer, membership costs for a convention usually go up a few times, leading to the at-the-door-price which is the most expensive, if the convention even has any left. More and more conventions have been reaching their maximum capacity during the pre-registration phase and are then unable to sell any memberships at the door at all.

This is a good sign for the convention, but can lead to disappointed fans. Steamcon I was very nearly sold out before the convention, and was only able to sell a small number of memberships at the door. While we have twice as much space for Steamcon II, there is still a possibility of selling out again this year, so pre-registration is a very good choice if you want to be sure you can attend. I hope this information is helpful to you. Feel free to email any further questions to

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