Space City Con FAQs
When is Space City Con 2013?
Space City Con begins Friday morning, January 3rd, and runs through the weekend, ending Sunday, January 5th. It's three-day geek festival of costuming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature, and art. It includes tabletop tournaments, role-playing groups, artist and author panels, masquerade, battle-pods, and much more.
Where is Space City Con?
Space City Con will be located at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. For more information please visit our Hotels page.
Is there a cost?
Parking is free (except for Valet spots). There is a membership cost to attend the events inside the convention, which you can find under “Registration” on the toolbar. The cost varies based on how early you purchase online, or at the door, and by age group. Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. The Starfleet USO show on Friday night requires a small donation of at least $5 to attend, but does not require a convention membership.
Do you have hotel discounts available?
Yes! If you've ever been to a convention, you know there are late events, and so much to do, so many new friends to make, networking and interactives. See the Contact tab, under Hotels, for the Group rate discount on rooms and suites, too! If you call, make sure you ask for our Group rate.
Where do I park?
All parking at Moody Gardens, except valet, is free. Only those staying in the hotel can use the large underground parking garage. The convention center parking is free and so is any other lot. There is a tram service provided by Moody Gardens for the far lots.
How do I pre-register for the best price?
Memberships online are at a discount! Get them now, because the cost goes up as the event gets closer. You can pre-register on the Space City Con Website: http://spacecitycon.com/registration.html.
Teens, students, senior citizens, and active members of the US Armed Services may purchase a discounted membership. There are also special VIP memberships with extra perks and first-in-line benefits.
Does Space City Con offer refunds?
Space City Con memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Additionally, please note that memberships cannot be transferred forward to the following year. Only in the case of a VIP Membership for a specific Guest, if the Guest cancels, will refunds be available.
How do I get my membership badge?
If you pre-register online by January 1st, your badge will be available on-site beginning Thursday, January 2nd at 3pm, the day before Space City Con Winter 2014 begins. Otherwise, you can buy and pick up your membership (at full price) on Friday morning, January 3rd when registration opens. For Winter, preregistration will be allowed entry every day before Walk Ups.
What should I bring?
Grab your friends and family, and bring them to the Geek Festival of Galveston! Wear comfortable clothing (including shoes) and bring your photo ID (to pick-up your membership badge). Wear a costume if you'd like - plenty of other folks will be!
Space City Con is a place to celebrate shared interests and make new friends, so it would also be a good idea to bring your favorite card game, minis, or tabletop game.
Are there age restrictions to Space City Con?
Space City Con welcomes attendees of all ages! Children 10 years old and under get in for free, if accompanied by a paid adult. Any other attendees should purchase the appropriate membership, taking advantage of early discounts online.
Is there a cost for celebrity guest autographs or photos?
Each guest is different. Please be aware some of the guests will charge for their printed photos, autographs, and at-the-table pictures or professional photo ops. Some guests may have special items on sale at their table, such as a guest artist with prints they sign, or a guest author with copies of their book, music, or T-shirts.
I’m planning on flying in. What do I do?
Houston is served by two major airports - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU). You should fly in and either make shuttle arrangements down to Moody Gardens on Galveston Island or rent a vehicle. Space City Con does not currently operate a dedicated shuttle service or have a preferred vendor.
Are there any special accommodations for disabled attendees?
Please call Moody Gardens.
Can I bring my pet?
Please call Moody Gardens.
How do I register for Gaming events?
Warhorn is being used as a tool to slot tables for all Gaming events: http://www.warhorn.net/space-city-con/
Once you have created your free Warhorn account, you may register for the events you want. However, while there is no extra charge for these events, you must have a convention membership to attend.
Can I wear an outrageous/skimpy/dangerous costume?
Space City Con is a giant geek and nerd celebration, so we want you to have fun, but please remember we are a family-friendly event, and our host hotel will appreciate decorum. Costumes should be in good taste. This means they are not overly-revealing, offensive, or dangerous (large wings, spikes, etc). Please respect others.
What is there to do at Space City Con?
This is a geek festival, so anything that comes to mind when you think of the word “geek” can probably be found! We have RPGs, CCGs, table-top games, LARP, and board games, panels, costumes, artists & authors, comics, celebs, videos, discussions, a masquerade, concerts... the list goes on! We also have the pleasure of hosting many Texas fanclubs of various genres. Look for expanded video gaming in 2013!
I’d like to run a Gaming event at Space City Con. Can I?
Most likely, yes. Many events at Space City Con are run directly by staff or companies that sponsor the game being run. However, we are happy to hear from enthusiastic folks who want to run their favorite game at the convention. If we select your event and you run the event for at least 8 hours, you will get a complimentary Judge/GM badge for the day(s) your event runs.
Where and what can I eat at Space City Con?