Star Wars fans have flocked to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to leave touching tributes to the Galactic Starcrusier since its final voyage, but a new Star Wars fan event may be just the thing to bring us all back together and reminisce (if only for a few days).
A new 2-day event has been announced for Star Wars fans! According to its website, this event was created “for the superfans, by the superfans” and will be known as Halcy-Con. However, it is important to note that this event is truly fan-led and not an official Disney-endorsed event.
Halcy-Con is set to be a “boutique playground of various fun and informative activities, all created and hosted BY Galactic Starcruiser superfans FOR Galactic Starcruiser superfans.”
Space for this event was limited (just like it was onboard the cruises) to just 500 attendees, so we weren’t surprised to see tickets quickly SOLD OUT! If you’d like to hop on their waitlist, you can do so by clicking HERE. The event is set to take place on October 4th & 5th, 2024, and will cost $130 for guests ages 7 and older.
The event is set to be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort and Conference Center, which is just minutes away from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. Those looking to attend and prefer to stay on-site at the hotel can book a room through the special room block provided to Halcy-Con participants through the link on their website. The room block opens availability as early as Monday, September 30th, through Tuesday, October 8th, 2024 (a total of 3 days before and after the event for those looking to extend their experience). If you’re booked using the special room block for Thursday, October 3rd, you are also invited to a special pre-event “Halcyon Homecoming” fan mixer at the hotel that evening!
Halcy-Con promises to be an event like no other! Attendees are encouraged to propose event panels, exhibits, and activities. Several activities already lined up for the event include:
- Superfan-created panels/exhibits
- Special photo opportunities
- A cosplay showcase
- Armor-building demonstrations
- Droid-building demonstrations
- Prop crafting demonstrations
- Live-event chalk mural creation
- Sabacc lessons & tournaments
- Ryloth Slide flash mobs
- Beginner & advanced lightsaber training
- Saja-inspired meditation
- A fan-film showcase
- A greenscreen area to make fan film shorts
- AND MUCH MORE
If you’re looking to submit your own attendee proposal, your idea will be evaluated by the event team to determine safety, feasibility, and legality.
Additionally, artists and crafters specializing in Galactic Starcruiser and Black Spire Outpost art, cosplay items, props, and more will be available throughout the multi-day event, and many aim to bring exclusive items with them that you will ONLY be able to get at Halcy-Con! The celebration doesn’t stop when the daylight ends! Several onsite nighttime activities and entertainment options are planned to keep the party going into the night. PHEW! There’s a LOT planned for this fan event.
This certainly sounds like an inventive and fun way to interact with Star Wars fans! Make sure to keep your eyes on that waitlist if you didn’t get tickets. And be sure to stay tuned with us at Disney Food Blog for even more updates and news!
Will you be attending this new Star Wars event? Leave us your thoughts on it in the comments below!