Where and when is PodCon?
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
Dates: December 9-10, 2017
When can we start checking in?
We will open the check-in desks on the afternoon of December 8th.
Do I have to buy a ticket for each day?
Nope! One ticket will get you in for the whole weekend. Day passes are not available.
When is the last day to purchase tickets?
We will be selling tickets until they sell out. If we don’t sell out then we will sell tickets at the door, but they’ll cost more. So get yours now!
Why haven’t I gotten my Confirmation Emails yet?
It may take up to two days to receive your Ticket Confirmation emails and your Order Confirmation Emails. You will receive a Payment Receipt at time of purchase to the email listed for your order.
How old do you have to be to attend?
There are no age restrictions to attend PodCon. If you are under 18 and your parents are okay with you going, then so are we! If you are under the age of 13, we require that you have a ticketed adult with you. Children age 8 & under are free.
Do kids get in free?
Children 8 & under are free.
Do you offer chaperone tickets?
We don’t offer any discounts for parents or chaperones. You are more than welcome to hang out in the WSCC lobby; we just can’t let you into the expo hall, sessions or variety shows unless you have registered for PodCon. If your child is under the age of 13, you are required to have a ticket as they cannot be at PodCon alone. (Note: this does not apply to those with a disability who require assistance from a caregiver per ADA regulations.)
Are there group/student rates?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer discounts for students or other groups registering for the event. There is only one type of pass available for PodCon (unless you got a special perk during the crowdfunding campaign).
What are hotel/travel options there?
Once you’ve purchased your ticket for PodCon, you can book a discounted hotel room at the Sheraton Seattle, located across the street from the Washington State Convention Center. Please make sure to book before November 7, 2017 to get the group discount.
Do you need volunteers?
If you’re going to be 18 years or older by December 7, 2017, then yes! We will begin taking applications later this summer, so stay tuned for more info.
What is the difference between my Order Confirmation and my Ticket Confirmation?
Once your purchase goes through, you will receive two or more emails. One email will be your Order Confirmation, and the other emails will be your Ticket Confirmations.
In your Order Confirmation, you will see an alphanumeric that begins with RD followed by a combination of lowercase letters and numbers. This RD code signifies your entire order, including merchandise. If you purchased more than one ticket, they will all live under that RD code.
Additionally, you will receive Ticket Confirmation emails for each individual ticket you purchase. Your ticket number will start with a TK and be followed by a series of lowercase letters and numbers. This ticket confirmation email will go directly to the email you associated with each ticket, which in some cases is different than the email you entered for your order.
If you bought your ticket during the IndieGoGo campaign, don’t fret! We will email you the info you need to know. If you still have questions, email [email protected]
How do I check in when I get there?
Please bring a printout of each Ticket Confirmation to registration along with a photo ID, and you’ll be able to check in quickly and easily! Your Ticket Confirmation Number starts with TK, so as long as you see that in the email you bring you should be good to go!
How do I cancel a ticket?
If you need to cancel or modify your registration, you will be able to do so any time before November 26 at 11:59pm PT. You will receive a full refund with the exception of a $10 processing fee per ticket.
At the bottom of your Order Confirmation email, you will see a link to view/modify your order. Once you click that link you will be able to cancel your entire order including tickets and merchandise. From that page, you can also cancel individual tickets. Individual tickets may also be canceled via the link at the bottom of your Ticket Confirmation Email.
If your credit card or bank information has changed since you purchased your ticket, please contact your credit card company or bank prior to processing your refund. They should be able to make sure those funds get returned to you properly.
Please note: After June 12, 2017, we will be unable to refund tickets purchased through the IndieGoGo campaign.
How do I cancel merchandise?
If you need to cancel or modify merchandise, it must be done before October 27, 2017, at 11:59 pm PT. At that point, you will no longer be able to purchase or refund merchandise. Additionally, if you forget to pick up your merchandise we will not be able to refund or ship it to you, so make sure you remember to pick it up! (Unless you ordered Remote Attendance Plus, in which case we know you won’t be picking it up.)
Please note: After June 12, 2017, we will be unable to refund perks purchased through the IndieGoGo campaign.
Is [insert awesome Podcast name here] going to be at PodCon?
Maybe! Keep in mind that some of our Featured Guests have not been announced yet or that podcaster may be planning to attend PodCon on their own. Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to attend! In the meantime, if you really want someone in particular, you can fill out this form to let us know.
You should bring this person or do this thing!
We love the enthusiasm! Please fill out this form to make your suggestion. We can’t guarantee we’ll be able to bring the person or do the thing, but we will certainly keep your pitch in mind!
Do you have any updates on the Scholarship fund?
Scholarships that were purchased through this website and during the IndieGoGo campaign will be awarded to Seattle residents who otherwise wouldn’t be able to go. If you want to apply for a scholarship, stay tuned! We will have an application available soon.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes, of course! You can read it here.
What assistance is provided for attendees with disabilities?
The Washington State Convention Center is is ADA accessible and programming will be accessible via wheelchair. If you’d like to learn more about accessibility with the Washington State Convention Center, please email [email protected].
Do I have to have a podcast to attend?
Very no! We’ll have content for people who make podcasts, but the majority of stuff at PodCon is for fans of podcasts (which, of course, includes everyone who makes podcasts.) Many panel discussions will be interesting to all audiences, and all of our main-stage content will be.
What podcasts will have live shows at PodCon?
This list will be updated as we continue to grow our list of featured podcasters but: Lore, Bad with Money, Dear Hank and John, MBMBaM, Alice Isn’t Dead, Criminal, Sawbones, and Still Buffering.
No Night Vale Live Show?
Because of the complexity of a full-stage show of Night Vale, they’ll be doing a separately ticketed event in Seattle before or after PodCon. However, the full Night Vale cast will be at the event and participating in panels, workshops, and performances.
I’m thinking about coming alone, is that OK?
Definitely. We will have an optional gathering for lone attendees if you want to attempt to break the ice with some other people.
What if I can’t attend in person?
We’ve got a “Remote Attendance” option just for you! At the moment, we will not be able to stream any of PodCon live, but “Remote Attendance” backers will get access to a password protected podcast link. All recorded content from PodCon will be delivered into your favorite podcast listening software. Note: Because of an existing licensing agreement, the Lore live show cannot be distributed to remote attendees.
How can I sponsor PodCon?
EMAIL US THAT SOUNDS REALLY GREAT [email protected]
How does priority seating work?
Priority seating is a perk that was sold on the IndieGoGo campaign. Before a panel or event begins, a priority seating area will be set aside. These seats are not assigned, and there is a chance that they will all fill. They will have a better than average view of the stage, and they will be fairly numerous. Ten minutes before the content is scheduled to begin, these sections will be opened to all attendees, so your seat is only saved if you show up before the piece of programming begins, not forever.
Will there be a chance for meet-ups and autographs?
We’re actually not sure yet. For now, assume “no”.
This actually sounds really great, why haven’t I bought my ticket yet?
We have no idea.
Is there any other way I can help?
Podcasts have always relied on the kindness of word-of-mouth marketing…and so is PodCon. Please, tell all of your podcast-loving friends that there is a very limited-time offer happening, and we really want them at this event.
I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
Please email [email protected] your question and we will get back to you.