Philcon 2022 Vaccination and Mask Policy

1. Vaccination Against COVID 19 is Required

Everyone who is attending Philcon in any capacity must be fully vaccinated by the day before Philcon, that is, by Thursday, November 17, 2022.

THIS MEANS that you must have received the final vaccine shot (the second shot in the case of Pfizer or Moderna or the first shot in the case of Johnson & Johnson) two full weeks before the start of Philcon, that is, by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022.

If you are traveling to Philcon 2022 from Canada, two vaccination shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine are acceptable.

We acknowledge, with sadness, that persons who cannot be vaccinated (which currently includes children under age 5) will not be permitted to attend Philcon 2022.

2. Proof of Vaccination

Every person, including the Philcon committee and staff, must present proof of vaccination. All persons age 18 and over must show official photo identification matching the name shown on the proof of vaccination.

3. Mask Wearing is Mandatory

Every person must wear a mask which covers both the nose and the mouth at all times, except in a private sleeping room.

Masks must be worn at all room parties

Masks may be removed briefly when eating and drinking.

[A different policy may apply in the hotel’s restaurants, if they are open]

4. Handwashing is Requested

We recommend that you thoroughly wash your hands several times a day.

5. Policy for People Who Previously Purchased Memberships.

Notice that vaccination and mask would be required was posted on the Philcon website homepage and registration page on April 14, 2022.

If you purchased your Philcon 2022 membership before that date, we will, upon written request, defer your membership(s) to a subsequent year or provide a refund.

Welcome to Philcon!

Currently, it is our intention to host an in-person Philcon at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza, if legal and feasible.

Join us for the 85th anniversary of the world's first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Philcon 2022 will take place on November 18-20, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors Room full of unique merchandise; a full-featured Tabletop Gaming room; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; Dorian’s Dance Party, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Guests of Honor for Philcon 2022

Principal Speaker

Keith DeCandido

Artist Guest of Honor

Charles Urbach