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ConnectiCon XXI

July 19 - July 21

ConnectiCon is a four-day fandom festival that takes over the Adrien’s Landing District of Downtown Hartford, our event celebrates all things geeky and fun from anime and video games, comics and traditional tabletop board games, live music, dance performances and competitions, stand-up comedy, live magic shows, live trivia, game shows, a free play arcade, after-hours block parties, educational and entertaining panels and workshops, celebrity guest appearances, dedicated youth programming, screenings, cosplay, fan meet-ups and so much more! 

At the Connecticut Convention Center, we utilize every inch of space possible of the more than 500,000 sq ft venue to create memorable experiences for our members: 

Exhibit Hall A is an 80,000 sq ft exhibit hall featuring nearly 350 booth spaces for vendors, game publishers, craft makers, artists, illustrators, and sponsors. Exhibit Hall B is a 60,000 sq ft exhibit hall featuring our celebrity guest encounters, a trading card game tournament space (seating up to 256 players), a free play arcade with over 60 arcade machines, and console gaming area with over 100 consoles set up for casual and competitive play, the venue’s food court, and the Cosplay Championship Wrestling arena! In the Prefunction space of the exhibit hall, we host group cosplay photo shoots, and offer professional cosplay photography in our photo suite. 

On the esplanade level, our after-party events partner Convivial Fest hosts lawn games and contests throughout the day and keeps the positive vibes going.

Up on the ballroom level, we have two programming items starting every 15 minutes all day long amongst our two (2) main performance stages, eight (8) panels rooms, our ages 21+ Trivia Tavern, and our fan meet-ups area “Entered the Chat”.

Over at that Hartford Marriott Downtown we host events Thursday starting at 2pm, and starting at 8am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday using another 10,000+ sq ft of event and meeting space our tabletop board games, roleplaying games, miniatures games; our Kids’ Zone activity area; two (2) panel rooms; a screening room; our cosplay recovery, rest, and repair center; and an indoor cosplay group photoshoot location.

Our partner, Convivial Fest hosts complimentary, official after parties on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at venues across the street along Arch St and Front St from 7pm until last call.

Event Hours
Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 3pm

Ticket Information
For tickets click here.

Social Media
Facebook: @connecticonconvention
Instagram: @connecticon
Twitter: @connecticon
Event Hashtag: #ctconxxi


July 19
July 21
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Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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(860) 249-6000