Frequently Asked Questions

How do I buy Tickets and how much are they?

Ticket prices are: $40.00 for a weekend ticket, $30 for Saturday only, $15 for Sunday only. You can purchase by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button in the side bar to the left, or go to Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

What does VIP status get me?

As a VIP, you are invited to a catered reception with our featured guests on Friday, April 24th from 7-9 pm at the Crowne Plaza. As programming is solidified, your VIP status will get you a few more perks, like priority entry to events that have limited seating.

Who are the guests this year?

So far, the guest line up includes Kenneth A. Hite, Robin Laws, Leslie S. Klinger, Adam Scott Glancy, Wilum H. Pugmire, S. T. Joshi, David Barker, Dr. William Farmer, Sean Hoade, Alan M. Clark, Liv Rainey-Smith, Heather Hudson, and more will be announced soon.

I ordered an Early Bird ticket and shirt package. When is that supposed to arrive?

We are mailing Early Bird tickets and shirts the first week of March. You will receive a shipping confirmation email from Arkham Bazaar with the USPS tracking number for your package. If you have not received a shipping confirmation email by March 10th, please check your spam folders, and then contact us if you still don’t have anything.

How do I become a guest?

If you are interested in presenting a topic, panel discussion, reading, or workshop, please fill out the Participant Application form before March 15th (The sooner you submit your information, the sooner we can start establishing programming!)

How can I be in the Art Show?

If you are interested in participating in our Artist Alley, Art Show, or Pickman’s Apprentice competition, please fill out the Participant Application  Form before March 15th.

How do I sign up to compete in Pickman's Apprentice?

Pickman’s Apprentice is a quick draw competition that pits artists against each other. With 90 minutes to create a finished piece, based on a Lovecraftian beast or deity, and a random location, it is a fast paced, oft-times brain bending exercise. The audience votes and decides the winner for each round. The winners will then face off in a final round to decide who takes home the fame and glory of being Pickman’s Apprentice. Still interested? Please fill out the Participant Application form before March 15th.

What is CthulhuCon PDX? Does it have anything to do with the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival?

CthulhuCon PDX is brought to you by the same organizers as the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. It is an offshoot of the Film Festival, intended to bring together authors, artists, designers, and fans for an intimate weekend of games, panels, readings, workshops, and a few films.