Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.


September 29 - October 1, 2017
Gateway Convention Center and DoubleTree Hotel
Collinsville, IL (outside St. Louis, MO, USA)

"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers."

— Elric, Babylon 5

Pre-registration has begin for 2018.


Category Age

Pre-Registration Rate

Door Rate (USD)
Adult - Full weekend 21+

10/06/17 - 03/31/18: $55;
04/01/18 - 07/31/18: $60;
08/01/18 - 09/11/18: $65;
09/12/18 - 09/19/18: $70

Adult - Friday only at the door only 35
Adult - Saturday only 45
Adult - Sunday only 25
Young Adult 17-20 35 35
Youth 11-16 25 25
Child 6-10 8 10
Young Child 5 and under 0 0

Archon rates are based upon the age of the attendee and not on the type of activities. Rates are reduced for persons under 21 in order to encourage Fandom in all of its enthusiasms, and to lessen any burden on whole families wishing to attend.

Single Day Rates are not available early. You must be at the Convention on the day you'd like to purchase the badge.

Online memberships are available to purchase until 11:59 p.m. of September 19, 2018.

Getting your Badge at Archon.

On-Site Registration

Located at the Gateway Center. For more information, check at Con HQ. The hours will be:

Thursday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

During other hours, registration is available in Con HQ.

Pre-Registered Attendees

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes! We need to have an email from you to registration@archonstl.org indicating who you want to transfer your registration to, along with their contact information, mailing address and age.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not absolutely need it... BUT, if we have difficulty finding your badge or order, the order information on your ticket may enable us to find your order and help you get it taken care of.

Archon T-shirts & Pins

Featuring original art by this years Artist Guest of Honor will be on sale in the convention center lobby. Be sure to buy early to assure finding a shirt in your size.

Offworld Designs provides for T-shirts and jackets for sale at the convention as well as online prior to the event. You can place you order online now, available for pick-up only at the CON ONLY. This item will not be shipped.

Order your gear now through Offworld Designs.

Commemorative Pins are available at the event and on-line when you register.

Con Headquarters (HQ)

The nerve center of Archon is in the Show Office at the Gateway Center. HQ houses the lost and found and acts as home base for Operations, Security and the newsletter.

Come here to report problems and/or get your questions answered. Remember though, the folks on the bridge are busy and probably understaffed. Make sure your reason for being in CON HQ is important or at least entertaining.

Please do not socialize within this area to allow others easier access to the desk.

Hours of Service

Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Name and Identification Policy

Archon is a volunteer run event by fans for fans. As such, we do not sell admission or tickets to the convention. Rather, we sell memberships to individuals that are interested in experiencing what goes on at Archon. We do require our members’ legal names (as would be listed on any government issued identification) and current address information for our records. We reserve the right to examine your government issued photo identification with your name and address before registering you as a member or releasing your membership badge from our pre-registration queue. This policy does not prevent you from using a “fan name”, “nickname”, or a “character name” on your badge in lieu of your real name. Although you may be issued an over-21 adult badge, you may still be carded if you attempt to purchase alcohol or security may ask to see your government issued photo identification if you are drinking in the halls.

Lost Badges

Please Don’t Lose Your Badge! We cannot replace a lost badge. If, despite all your efforts to hang onto it, your badge becomes lost, please report it to the Registration and Con-HQ as soon as possible. Once your lost badge is reported, you may purchase a new membership (unfortunately, at full price). As soon as your lost badge is found, we will, with a huge sigh of relief, refund your second purchase. We realize that this policy is, to say the least, draconian, but in the past people have ‘lost’ their badges by handing them off to a friend, so for that reason there will be no exceptions.

Lost and Found

Located in Con HQ during the event or by reaching lostandfound@archonstl.org, after the event. You will be asked to describe what you lost. Typically we keep effects for 2 years.

Refund Policy

Any Archon membership may be refunded, if the refund is requested at least two weeks prior to the start of the convention. Refunds are subject to verification that funds have cleared into our bank accounts. Refunds may take up to 45 days to process to allow funds to clear. Once the convention has begun, membership are transferrable or can be rolled over to next year, but are not refundable. Please contact us below to change any information about your registration.

More Information

Maureen and Randy Davis