May 24th - 27th, 2013
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
The San Francisco Bay Area
Pre-registration for BayCon 2013 is now closed. Please visit us at the convention registration desk when you arrive. See below for hours and information.
Hours of Operation (subject to change)
Memberships for BayCon 2014
...will be $50 and will be available for purchase from 12noon on Sunday until Registration closes at 12noon on Monday. At the same time, they can also be purchased online at www.baycon.org. After 12noon on Monday, 2014 memberships can still be purchased online but the price will increase.
Name & Identification Policy
The BayCon Science-Fiction Convention is a community effort. As such, we do not sell tickets or admission. Instead, we sell memberships to individuals who are interested in experiencing what goes on at BayCon and in becoming a part of our community. As a member-based organization, we require our members' legal names (as would be listed on a government-issued ID) and current address information for our records. We reserve the right to require you to show us a government-issued photo ID with your name and address before registering you as a member or releasing your membership badge from our possession.
This policy does not prevent you from using a "fan name" or "nickname," although it is also our policy that if a fan name is given, the legal name will also appear on the member's badge. If you feel this would cause a problem, please come to the registration desk and ask to see the Registration Department Head, or contact the Registration Department Heads by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost Badge Policy
Please Don't Lose Your Badge!!!!! We can not replace a lost badge. If, despite all your efforts to hang onto it, your badge becomes lost, please report it to the Registration and Con-Ops desks as soon as possible. Once your lost badge is reported, you may purchase a new membership (unfortunately, at full price). As soon as your lost badge is found, we will, with a huge sigh of relief, refund your second purchase. We realize that this policy is, to say the least, draconian, but in the past people have 'lost' their badges by handing them off to a friend, so for that reason there will be no exceptions.
Any BayCon membership will be refunded if the refund is requested prior to the start of the convention. Refunds are subject to verification that funds have cleared into Artistic Solutions, Inc. accounts. Refunds may take up to 45 days to process to allow funds to clear. Once the convention has begun, memberships are transferable, but not refundable.
To Change Your Information
We realize that people are moving often in these unstable times. To change your address or contact information with BayCon e-mail email@example.com.