FAQ

The Golden Code

  1. We are a group of fans, gathered to share our love for the Golden Girls.  Make friends with those around you.  You already have a lot in common!
  2. Treat others the way Rose would treat them, just don’t buy them a cat.  
  3. Tag us Insta: @thankyouforbeingafan Twitter: @goldenconpals #goldencon 
  4. We encourage you to take photos and save these memories – we have quite a few moments you will want to capture. Photography and recording of any kind (including live stream) is prohibited during stage performances. 
  5. Show respect to presenters and performers by silencing your phone in the AON Grand Ballroom. The hosted panels are available to all ticket holders of that days schedule.  
  6. This event will be recorded, please see our photographic and video release statement. 
  7. Golden-Con has a zero-tolerance harassment policy, please see our anti-harassment policy. 
  8. Golden Guests Photo Ops are available for purchase – during the photo op and meet all guests are expected to follow all directions provided and be respectful to the Golden Guest.
  9. Not outside alcohol, smoking, or use of vapes in the venue. This will result in immediate removal without refund.
  10. Bags subject to search upon entry and at any time in the venue.
  11. No bag check or coat check
  12. No pets allowed
  13. To enter Golden-Con events a ticket holder must be able to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test (within 72 hours).The inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Golden Fandom, LLC; or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.
  14. We support our guests and their choice to wear a mask in public areas. Masks are not mandatory however we encourage all guests to wear a mask while seated closely together for stage and performance events.
  15. This event is for ticket holders only. Anyone inside the convention area without a ticket will be removed. Ticket holders must remain in allocated areas only.
  16. Golden Fandom LLC and any agency employed through Golden Fandom LLC reserve the right to refuse entry or remove a ticketed guest without refund if any behavioral concerns arise. Ticket holders who neglect to follow any posted or communicated rules will also be subject to removal without refund.

Golden-Con: Thank You for Being A Fan Media Release Agreement

This event will be photographed and video recorded, entrance to Golden-Con includes permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse settings within an unrestricted geographic area.  Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for convention presentation, informational presentations, promotional materials, or other purposes.

By entering the venue I understand this signifies my permission that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting.There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected as part of Golden-Con.

Golden-Con: Thank You for Being A Fan Anti-Harassment Policy

This Policy applies to EVERYONE; exhibitors, fans (attendees), speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers, and security are all subject to this Policy.

Golden-Con’s policy does not allow harassment of any kind, including, but not limited to: stalking, intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of panels, signings and other events, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention, hate symbols in relation to, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, and pregnancy. This Policy applies not only to in-person, website, platform or social media accounts associated with Golden-Con.

If a person engages in harassing behavior, in-person and/or on any website, platform or social media account associated with Golden-Con staff and personnel may take prompt

action in any form they deem appropriate in their sole discretion, including expulsion

from Golden-Con with no refund and being barred from future events and/or from using any website, platform or social media account associated with Golden-Con. If appropriate, Golden-Con staff may contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe.

Remember: Cosplay/costumes are not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another fan, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. 

Compliance with this Policy is mandatory in order to attend.To report an incident during an in-person show please contact the nearest staff member or security officer for assistance.

When and Where is the Event?

Golden-Con: Thank You For Being A Fan is happening April 22-24, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Our official venue is the Lakeview Terrace and AON Grand Ballroom at Chicago's Historic Navy Pier.

Come join us!

Do you have a host hotel? Are there lots of men in the lobby?

Our fantastic host hotel is the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
(301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611).
Click below for our extra special Golden-Con event rate:
Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations.

Book a Room

What's fun to do at Golden-Con?

Meet and interact with our special guests! Attend panel discussions led by our Golden Guests. Shop our vendor market! See a live show from Hell In a Handbag Theatre! Plus we have many other official events we’re going to announce in the coming weeks.

Don't Miss It!

This is a fan convention, right?

We expect many of our fans to be as zealous as the Miami chapter of the Hunk-a Hunk-a Burnin' Love fan club. We're unofficial. But we're dedicated. There's plenty of room at Golden-Con for causal fans and friends who just want to come along and celebrate a good laugh too.

Get a Day Pass

I can only spend one day at Golden-Con. Will I have a good time?

Each day is stuffed with laughs, fun events, shows, and possibly some cheesecake. You'll have fun on any day you can join us.

Get a Day Pass

What if I want to spend the whole weekend at Golden-Con? Are there activities all weekend?

Yes. There are activities and events that repeat and activities and events unique to each day. If you buy pass for the entire weekend, you won't fall short of plenty of ways to pass the time and celebrate our favorite comedy.

Get a Weekend Pass

I like to go out at night and sample what Chicago nightlife has to offer. Are there nightlife venues like The Rusty Anchor or the Hacienda Hut nearby?

Golden-Con is happening at Navy Pier and we also suggest visiting Northalsted, a famous Chicago LGBTQ+ nightlife district. If you stay nearby either Navy Pier or Northalsted, you'll find plenty of places to go and even more to see.

Don't Miss the Dance Party

What are the hours for this awesome, first of its kind event?

Friday, April 22 Noon-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Official Hotel Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk hosting
Mother of a Solid Gold Dancer Disco
Saturday night April 23, 2022
Don't Miss the Dance Party

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