Columbus Ohio's adult only Relaxacon
   for fans of S/F, fantasy, and horror

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DeCONpression 12 - The central Ohio relaxacon in the dead of winter, IS BACK!

What is DeCONpression?
      DeCONpression is a weekend long party in Columbus, Ohio on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend filled with sci-fi/fantasy fans. Modestly priced tickets are available to the adult public the entire weekend. It is considered a "relaxacon" as opposed to your typical sci-fi convention. At most cons you are running around to meet your favorite celebrity, rushing to catch an educational panel or workshop, getting ready for a big masquerade contest and otherwise filling a busy schedule to work for your con going experience. DeCon, on the other hand, is a much more calm and relaxed environment to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

So what happens at DeCON?
      There is some shopping to be done in our dealers room, there are movies in the movie room and there are a few panels and workshops to attend, but the pace is soothing and fun. We host a midnight swim in the hotel swimming pool that is reserved for DeCON attendees only on both Friday and Saturday nights. There are bangin' parties with incredible drink concoctions hosted by the infamous U.B.B. Columbus. Our consuite always puts out a fun variety of foods and beverages to meet most any needs and desires, including an impressive gluten free selection. You will often find card and board games going on at tables in the consuite, including my personal favorite "No $#iT There I Was..." the greatest story telling game ever.

      Unlike your usual cons, instead of a Guest of Honor we have a Ghost of Honor carefully selected and voted on by the previous year's attendees. The Ghost of Honor for DeCON 12 will be the god Pan. Saturday morning there is a brunch with trivia to help ease your Friday over indulgence. There will be a few creatively selected panels and workshops to attend. Saturday night also brings us a time honored tradition of the "Indentured Servant" role-play auction. Sunday is a day of recovery, eating a good meal in the consuite. Then we end our weekend with a giant drawing, where many fun themed gift baskets and goodies are given away.

What's new? (Updated 10/20/14)

You can find your DeCON 12 shirts, tote-bags, and oter stuff HERE:  Deconpression: T-Shirts, Posters, Greeting Cards, Stickers, Wall Art and More


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(Updated 05/9/14)

DeCONpression 12 is underway. Sign up for the Saturday Brunch (yes it has moved to Saturday so more people can take part) to play Quotes!

Guest Page: Last years' DeCON 11 attendees selected the god Pan as our ghost of honor.




DeCONpression Info

DeCONpression 12
Martin Luther King weekend
January 16-18, 2015

Membership is currently $35 and will go up to $40 on January 1st, 2015.. For all the awesome people who wait until the last minute to register so that they can pay extra to help with con costs, your wait is over! There are now donation options available here on the website. Registering now helps us with our planning and puts you in the drawings for prizes.

Other prices and information available on the membership page.


Worthington Holiday Inn
7007N. High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
Call 614-436-0700 to make your reservation!

Rooms are $88/night! (MENTION DeCONpression to get the room rate)
This room rate is only available until December 31, 2014. Any reservations made after that will be at full price(Almost double!) with no exceptions per the hotel and it will not count towards our room block..

DeConPression Flyers

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