Welcome to Philcon 2023, Our 86th Anniversary
When the schedule is released it will appear here.
This is the online program guide for Philcon 2023. The convention is in person at the Doubletree by Hilton, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the same hotel where Philcon has been for years, but under a new name.
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Useful Information-Download and ReviewPhilcon has a Vaccination and Mask Policy that is required of all attendees. In brief you must have had a must have had a COVID-19 booster vaccination or vaccination set on or after September 1, 2022 and before November 2, 2023. This can be any form of COVID-19 vaccine including the original vaccines or any of the follow-on boosters. You must bring proof of same to attend. As an alternative Philcon will accept proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of picking up your badge at registration at the convention. In addition mask wearing is strongly recomended when not eating or drinking or in your sleeping room.
Full details of the policy are available here: Vaccination and Mask Policy
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|Lobby Level||Mezzanine Level (Plaza Rooms)|
- Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Additional Hotel Information:
- Additional Parking - Parking is available after 5PM Friday at the Cooper lot for the weekend.
- Restaurant will be open all weekend from 6:30am to 11PM.
- Lounge is open until 11pm but if people are using the area then it will stay open and have last call at 1:30am.
- Panels and Readings:
- Art Show:
- Friday 5 PM - Midnight
- Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM
- Sunday 10 AM - Noon
- Sunday 1 PM Voice Auction
- Sunday 1:30 PM - 3 PM Art Sales
- Dealers Room:
- Friday: 4 PM - 7 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
- Sunday: 10 AM - 3 PM
- Filk & Music:
- Friday: 4 PM - Midnight
- Saturday: 8:30 AM - Midnight
- Sunday: 9 AM - 3 PM
- Convention Office:
Registration is on the lobby level next to the business center and across from Crystal 1 (Convention Office). You will need to have a photo-id and your proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results to register.
Pre-Registred Badges are picked up at registration for all attendees, including program participants, dealers, and artists.
These are held in the program room listed on the schedule. Grand Ballroom and Crystal rooms are on the lobby level. Plaza rooms are on the Mezzanine. Readings are in Room 623 on the 6th floor directly across from the elevators.
The Art Show is in Grand Ballroom B. Hours:
The Dealers Room is in Grand Ballroom C. Hours:
Located in Plaza 6 on the Mezzanine level unless specified otherwise in the program item.
The ConSuite is on the 8th Floor directly across from the elevators. Hours:
Gaming is being held in the Gallery just off the main lobby next to the hotel bar and elevator banks. Bobby Edoo is planning to be at Philcon this year and will be in the Promenade where he is normally found.
If you have any issues during the convention, please stop into the convention office. We are here to help out. The office is in Crystal 1 on the Lobby Level across from Registration.