Friday May 30th
The HCC kickoff event will be at the Box Top Gallery held at the Tobacco Shop on Pratt St. directly across from the XL Center from 7PM – 12AM. This night will showcase a live art show featuring Jim Mahfood, Kaare Andrews, Chrissie Zullo, Christopher Uminga, Matt Fletcher, and Dave Johnson. Exclusive, VIP only access to back room events. Our exhibition will be highlighted by work from established industry pros, fine artists and local emerging talent. Gallery is open to the public. There will also be a silent charity auction to benefit migrant farm workers.
Saturday May 31st
Your convention experience will not be complete without attending the HCC After Party. Be there from the beginning as we start a great tradition with this can’t-miss event. Hosted a mere block away from the XL Center by one of Connecticut’s biggest and best breweries, City Steam Brewers. This historical site will house our highly anticipated Star Wars vs Star Trek cosplay contest as well as be the home to our Celebrity VIP Meet and Greet. The party is open to all convention attendees. Bring a friend, bring a foe. Capes and cowls encouraged.
We are thrilled to be holding our very own HCC Drink & Draw featuring none other than the social club’s founder himself, the one and only Dave Johnson. The inebriated art begins Saturday evening at 8PM and finishes when the lights go out. Join us at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, for a geek-friendly night out. Sharpen your pencils and raise your glasses as you get ready to rub elbows with some of comic’s best, you just never know who may show up at a D&D. With great power comes great responsibility, please drink responsibly.
Kirk or Luke? Spock or Han? Uhura or Leia? It’s time for you to choose, once and for all, which side of the galaxy you are on. Are you a Trekkie or are you a Jedi? Show your support for your favorite intergalactic allies and come dressed in costume as your favorite characters. At 11pm we will have a cosplay contest and pick the best Star Trek and Star Wars costumes. Watch as participants battle it out for the top prize of $100. Live long and prosper, and may the force be with you!