After months of uncertainty the host venue for the inaugural 2018 edition of Shocka-Con Australia has been announced, and the dates have been confirmed as the 16 – 18th of November 2018.
Just days after it was confirmed that the first ever Shocka-Con Australia convention would take place somewhere in the nations capital it has been confirmed that it has been booked in at the best location on offer in Canberra – the National Convention Centre.
The National Convention Centre is Canberra’s leading meetings and events venue; unrivalled in facilities, size and scope. The Centre is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from meetings, social events and concerts to large conferences and exhibitions.
So far for 2017 the Centre has won ‘Best Business Events Venue’ at the ACT AHA Awards for the third year in a row, adding to the Award wins for 2016 ‘Winner – Business Events Venue’ at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards, ‘Chef of the year’ – National AHA Awards for Excellence. In 2015, the National Convention Centre Canberra and Crown Plaza Canberra won the ‘Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism’ at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.
Event Organizers – Digitalien – confirmed the move this afternoon in a statement:
“It is exciting, we are at a fantastic venue, we are able to complete everything that we want at the one location whereas everywhere else we investigated could only handle part of the convention we wanted to put on for those that are interested in the horror and paranormal genres”.
Finally after securing the location Shocka-Con Australia has made available the ability to book booths for vendors and exhibitors – with all booths sold on a first come… first serve basis, and while official ticket sales are not yet on offer to celebrate today’s announcement a select few tickets have been released with a special offer.
75 VIP Tickets are on sale in the Shocka-Con Australia store for just $75 each – saving $35.
Digitalien, the organisers of Shocka-Con Australia, are expected to be just days away from an announcement regarding to the host of the inaugural event in 2018.
While originally being planned to be staged at the Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, country New South Wales, the Shocka-Con Australia event quickly out grew the venue as plans, and interest in the convention balloon with event goer safety becoming a concern for organisers.
As such Digitalien have been in discussions with various councils, and state governments to find a suitable alternative venue for the event to be staged at for its inaugural staging in 2018.
The nations capital of Canberra is the hot favorite to be given the hosting rights, with an announcement expected within the next two weeks. However, the decision has affected the scheduled date with November 16th – 18th now the hot favorite.
“We only get one chance at a first impression,” Lead co-ordinator Brendon Meynell said.
“Therefore we want to start with a bang, we want to provide to supporters of the horror and paranormal genres, and so we need to make sure all of our ducks are in a row.”
An announcement is expected in the coming weeks before ticket booths, contracts with special guests, and final plans for the event to be announced shortly after the host being confirmed.
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