IT'S NAUTICON 2016 WEEKEND!!!
May 8th, 2016
... as Buckaroo Bonzai would have shouted.
Looking forward to seeing all our Space Cowboys this weekend in Provincetown.
Registration opens FRIDAY at 5pm in the P-town Inn Lobby.
Oh, you forgot to pre-reg for your badge? NO PROBLEM, we've still got badges for you, and some room in a few tastings. Oh, and Pizza too! So come on down, to the tip of the Cape!
NAUTICON 2016 UPDATES!!!
May 8th, 2016
Bad News/Good News Time!
It's unfortunate to announce that +2 Comedy will not be attending Nauticon this year, as previously announced.
FIRST: We've a new GUEST OF AWESOME added to our already WICKED AWESOME list of GUESTS!!! Founder of Miracle Providers NorthEast, Marc Clermont...aka...EMMA BITCH!!!, who will GRACIOUSLY be hosting our Lip Sync Battle among other events.
SECOND: CRUNCHYROLL is providing us with some of the newest releases straight out of Japan and gifts for our pre-registering 2017 attendees! (supplies limited!)
Please check the PROGRAMMING page for recent updates to our weekend schedule.
NAUTICON 2016 PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!!!
May 1st, 2016
Nauticon is only 20 days away!!!
Have you REGISTERED for your NAUTICON BADGE yet?!!?
My oh my, has the time flown by...like a DOCTOR and his TARDIS away from an army of Daleks!
Our PROGRAM SCHEDULE is NOW AVAILABLE for you to peruse before your wonderful Nauticon 2016 weekend begins!
Check out all the FANTASTIC things Nauticon has in store for our badge wearing registered attendees!!
Also please note...
Due to requests from previous years and an overwhelming response to our call for panels and the influx of attendees, we are changing our “No panels before noon” rule.
In order to fit in all the fabulous, informative and fun ideas we received we are going to be starting our panels earlier at 9:30am. This will allow for us to schedule everything and get the party started/keep it going for Saturday and Sunday. So please take a look at our schedule, we're sure you will find it filled with tons of excellent and unique programming.
We look forward to seeing you all in P-Town in a few weeks.
The Crew of Nauticon 5
NAUTICON 2016 BADGES STILL AVAILABLE!
PROVINCETOWN INN ROOMS SOLD OUT!!!
April 13th, 2016
Nauticon has BADGES still available,
but they are selling as FAST!
Be sure to purchase yours before April 21st, when our next price jump happens.
The Provincetown Inn has sold all available rooms.
See our announcement on the HOTEL page for further information.
And last, but not least...all PANEL and EVENT applications CLOSE on Sunday, April 30th.
NAUTICON 2016 HARBOR SPACE PIRATE BOOZE CRUISE IS ON!
April 4th, 2016
This is really happening now!!!
In Nauticon's first year the pirates went out and found sunken treasure. This year the "space pirates" will find something...but what? And you are invited to bring your meal and booze with you!
(This is an Add-On, and may only be purchased as an addition to the convention badge.)
We've hit the cost goal and now we just have to sell out the last tickets! We'll be huntin' for SPACE BOOTY, so wear your SPACE PIRATE regalia if you want.
Hosted by NAUTICON JACK, the cruise takes off from the dock at the P-town Inn at NOON on Saturday, returning at 2pm to downtown Provicetown dock, you can take a walk back to the hotel, or you can grab one of the bike-taxis for a couple bucks.
NAUTICON #5 IS FAST APPROACHING!!!
March 29th, 2016
AND THE P-TOWN INN'S ROOMS ARE FILLING UP!!!
You don't want to miss your opportunity to get one of our remaining hotel rooms before they are gone.
So, buy your badge TODAY! And the code for the hotel block comes to you immediately.
The hotel releases the final rooms to the public on April 20th...we'd rather they didn't, so get your room NOW!
ANNOUNCING GUESTS of AWESOME FOR NAUTICON 2016!!!
December 28th, 2015
NAUTICON 5 PROUDLY PRESENTS our GUESTS of AWWWWWEEEESOOOOOOOMMMEEEE!!!! DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!
Div Kuy & the Big Bucks Entertainment game show.
The LIGHTS OUT techno rock group.
Pleasant Nightmare Burlesque troupe.
See you at the Westin in Boston this weekend!
NOW ACCEPTING EVENT, PANELS & TASTINGS APPLICATIONS FOR NAUTICON 2016!!!
December 28th, 2015
We are now accepting applications for Events, Panels and Tastings.
Head on over to our Programming Application Page to read about the requirements and fill out the applications.
We've had our first price increase in 3-years this past week. The cost of entertainment, hotel, and the other things that make a convention work has gone up. We hope you'll continue to support Nauticon 5 at this new price.
At ARISIA this year come to our table in the FAN ALLEY (on the mezzanine level where Registration used to be) and purchase your Badge for NAUTICON 5. (Nauticon is not hosting a party this year but our partners in crime, BARFLEET, await your partying butts on Saturday evening.)
NAUTICON 2016 HOTEL ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!
November 24th, 2015
Nauticon hotel rooms are available NOW!
Head on over to the REGISTRATION page, GET YOUR BADGE!!! and then book your HOTEL room!
Remember...Badge prices go UP! by $10 on December 26, 2015! So hustle your buns on over and GET YOUR BADGE NOW!
And don't forget! Nauticon badges make GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!
NAUTICON 2016 - Nauticon innnnnn Spaaaaace!!!!!
October 26th, 2015
Nauticon for 2016 will be May 20-22.
Ferry Riders will be better served. No birthing whales this year...we hope!
The Provincetown Inn will once again play host to our shenanigans and silliness! We are currently working with them on room rates, which will be available on their website in November.
Changes are afoot for the Artist Colony! Please see the Artists Colony page for more information.
Badges are on sale now! Prices may increase soon, depending on our Budget and Entertainment decisions this coming week. Now is the time to purchase at the low $65 per person rate!
Your badge includes Open Bar parties on Friday and Saturday, The Big Show and all the fun panels on Saturday, plus the Sunday short day of beach frolic and informative panels.
This is NAUTICON 5! Let’s make it a GREAT one!
NAUTICON 2015 - THANK YOU ALL!
May 21, 2015
I'd like to thank all those who attended Nauticon 2015. It was lots of fun, and we hope to see you, and your friends,
next May! Dates will be settled in August.
There were really great Entertainers for our attendees this year, so before I continue I'd like to extend my sincere and deep appreciation to Greg Wicker of Greggo's Gameshows, Jennifer Pelland, Ebro Helmy, the Plus2Comedy team, and the Shimmy Ninja(s).
And a special thanks to the hard work of the UBS Shameless, of Barfleet. This group added to the overall convention and particularly to our theme by hosting their own special brand of Olympics on the lawn and beach.
We had two special hosts for evening activities of karaoke and dance, and they gave freely of their time and talent to make a space for talented and untalented (me) alike to show their stuff. Thank you!
Throughout the days we had a lot of truly knowledgeable and entertaining folk fill out our panels and tastings. Their contributions to Nauticon are labors of love and dedication. Thank you all.
Sincere thanks to the creative geniuses who populate our Artist Colony. Having their wares adds to Nauticon in a way that makes it a very unique experience.
Finally, I'd like to thank the wonderful people who we call Crew. From the sound and lighting crew of Red-Van, to the lovely lady who keeps us fed; from the guy who makes sure all our panelists and entertainers know that they're due at their microphones and positions on time, to the incredibly awesome soul who keeps the tasting room clean and the shot glasses lined up. Nauticon cannot run without those behind the scenes hands and brains that make this fun and carefree for everyone.
See you all in May 2016. Keep an eye out for our announcements on this web page and our Facebook presence "Nauticons (the 21+ Convention)".
- Mary Dumas
AKA: Dirty Old Lady Con Chair 2015
WHAT IS NAUTICON?
Nauticon (The 21+ Convention) is a creative and
fun way for fans of anime, science fiction, fantasy,
and all things nerdy to get together and
get to know one another.
The event is held annually when we rent the entire Provincetown Inn so that you and your friends are part of a truly private event. And did we mention the beach? You can watch the sun set over the water while playing Battleshots at the Barfleet party.
Nauticon has panels ranging from anime to science fiction and comicbooks to webcomics, discussions of Star Trek or Doctor Who, programs run by the Dirty Old Lady's League and the Miracle Providers Drag Queens, and everything in between. Activities include a hike out to the lighthouse, incredible shopping in Provincetown, a creativity table, karaoke, kite flying, fan-run parties, and the Artists Colony. All of this is part of your badge cost!
But wait, there's more! For a small fee you can join in on tastings of meads or Scotch, or food parings like bourbon and chocolate. Or go off to the Provincetown Center and take in a show or go to the tea dance!