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Event Information

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The Event

Welcome to The Great Con-Junction 2025! The official Dark Crystal Convention. 

The event is a two day convention, Film Screening and evening Podling Party.

​What date is the convention?

Saturday 8th Feb & Sunday 9th Feb, 2025

Main Convention 

What are the opening hours?

Times TBC

The Venue 

Elstree Studios, 

Getting here

By Air
London Heathrow is 30 miles from the venue. 

London Luton is 20 miles from the venue. 

London Gatwick is 60 miles from the venue.

Train

Fast service from central London (Farringdon and Kings Cross St. Pancras) to Elstree and Borehamwood Station via Thameslink. Plan your journey and find out more here.

 

By Car

Nearby links with motorways, M1 (junction 6A), M25 (junction 23) A1 (1 mile), giving easy access to all parts of the country, airports and cross-channel routes to Europe.

Parking
Click here for local parking information.

Is there disabled access?

Yes 

Things to do nearby
TBC

Hotel 

Partner Hotels will be announced soon.

Tickets

Do I have to buy tickets in advance? 

Tickets are EXTREMELY limited and may sell out before the event date. 

How are my tickets delivered? 

All of our tickets are e-tickets. 

 

Do I need to print tickets? 

No, we are trying to reduce waste! As long as we can scan your ticket on a phone or tablet. 

 

I can no longer attend the Great Con-Junction, can I get a refund?

No, all tickets are non-refundable.  

Are tickets transferable? 

No - you cannot give or sell your ticket to another person. You may be asked for ID upon entry, if the name on the ticket does not match your ID you may be denied entry. This is not applicable for children under the age of 16 if accompanied by the lead booker. 

Do I need to bring ID?

Yes, please bring photo ID as you may be asked to show this on entry, especially if you have purchased a high value ticket. 

Vendors & Artists 

If you are interested in an artist table or vendor booth please click here for more information. ​ 

Costume/Cosplay 


Can I attend the event in costume/cosplay? 

YES please! we actively encourage it, however you don't have to if you would rather not. Check out our gallery for inspiration. 

Do you have any rules about costumes, weapons, and props? 

This is a family friendly event so your costume must be appropriate i.e. no nudity etc. You are not permitted to bring real weapons, fake weapons will be checked by our staff. If we feel that your props could cause damage to another individual, then it will not be allowed into the event.. 

Will there be a Cosplay/ Creature showcase? 

Yes! 

Can I participate on both days?

Yes.  

Do I need to bring/show a portfolio for the showcase?

No, you don't have to but you are very welcome to! 

Are there any competitions to win prizes?

Yes, including a raffle. 

Panel Talks & Workshops

Can I take pictures or record in Talks & workshops?

We would love for you to take LOTS of photos and we encourage you to upload them to social media with the hashtags #thegreatconjunction and #darkcrystal but no filming or recording please. If you are found to be recording you will be asked to leave the event and not be permitted to come back in. 

Special Guests

When will guests be announced? 

We announce guests as soon as we have official confirmation. Guests can be announced at any point up to the day of an event. We announce special guests on our Facebook page first and then they are added to our website.

How do I meet the celebrity guests? 

When a guest is not having a break, doing a talk, or a photoshoot they will be sat at their 'signing' table and you can approach them for an autograph, selfie or just a chat. If you are feeling a bit shy/don’t know what to say, just let one of our friendly crew know and they will be happy to chaperone you. Event schedule will be posted 2 weeks before the event. 

Can I make a request/suggestion?

We are very happy to hear your requests and suggestions. You can either send us a message on Facebook or email us at admin@thamescon.com.

Please be aware that guests attend subject to work comments. If a guest has to cancel their appearance, we will announce this on our Facebook page and update it on this site as soon as we know. 

Autographs & Photoshoots

Can I take a selfie with my favourite guest? 

Most of our guests are happy for you to take selfies with them. Some will be charging for this.

How do I pay for Autographs and selfies?

You pay for these on the day at the guests signing table. Guests will mostly be accepting cash and some may also accept card. 

Other FAQ's

Social Media 

Our social media links can be found at the bottom of this page, we would love you to share your photos over the weekend on social media. Please tag us & the official Dark Crystal accounts and use the hashtags #greatconjunction & #darkcrystal

 

Press

For all press enquiries please email info@thamescon.co.uk  

 

Is the event suitable for children?

Yes! 

 

Can I bring my own food and drink?

You can bring your own drinks (non alcoholic) but not your own food. Free water will be available. 

What's for lunch?

Food vendors will be onsite- more info on this coming soon!

Will there be Merchandise?

Yes! there will be plenty of merchandise 

Will I be filmed and photographed at the Convention/Party? 

Potentially yes. Our Media team will be taking photos and filming throughout the weekend, and it is within the terms and conditions of your attendance that you may be filmed. If you do not want to be filmed or photographed, you must let one of our Media team know as soon as you get to the event. 

 

Can I take my own videos and photographs on the convention floor? 

Yes. Please do ask permission first from anyone you would like to video or photograph and respect their wishes if they decline. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #greatconjunction and #darkcrystal if you upload to social media. 

Am I allowed to bring in professional photographic equipment? 

No

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