Before You Go

Plan Ahead:
HASCON is a three-day event with countless things to see and do, running September 8–10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Whether you’re looking forward to catching one of the exciting panel sessions or snapping a photo with your favorite My Little Pony character, every day at HASCON will offer something new for fans of all ages. Each day will be different, so fans and families will want to take a look at the schedule to ensure they’ll be able to experience everything the convention has to offer.

To start making a list of everything you want to do over the course of the weekend, head to to find a full, hour-by-hour, day-by-day schedule of events.

Explore the City:
HASCON organizers are excited to host fans from around New England and all across the country for this first-ever event. While you’re here to enjoy HASCON, take a walk through downtown Providence and explore the history, culture and — of course — delicious restaurants. Need a few ideas? You came to the right place. has everything you need to know.

While You’re There

Get a HASCON Passport:
When you enter HASCON, you’ll have a chance to pick up an official event passport. The HASCON Passport will let you and your family members collect unique, specially designed stamps after you take part in various HASCON experiences. Collect enough stamps, and you’ll win a prize.

Stay Connected:
Wi-Fi will be available in both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, and — as we get closer to HASCON weekend — visitors will be able to download the HASCON 2017 mobile app to stay up to date on the latest information. Stay tuned for more information!

Find Your Favorite Celebrity:
Hasbro announced that "Transformers: The Last Knight" star Mark Wahlberg will be joining the exciting HASCON lineup on Saturday, September 9. Attendees will also be treated to appearances and meet-and-greets with David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr., and New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White.         

Additional celebrity guests include: James Gunn (writer/director of "Guardians of the Galaxy" Vol. 1 and 2), Maddie Ziegler (as featured in Sia: Chandelier and “Leap!”), Isabela Moner ("Transformers: The Last Knight") and internet personalities Dude Perfect and the Eh Bee Family. Check out the full lineup here.

There will also be a ton of costumed characters, including all of your favorite characters from My Little Pony, Mr. Monopoly, Storm Troopers, Optimus Prime, Spiderman, the Potato Heads and so many more!               

Dress Up:
Do you love My Little Pony? Transformers? Does your child want to be the next Disney Princess or a late addition to the Avengers? Show it off! At HASCON, fans are encouraged to join in on the fun and dress up as their favorite characters. Event organizers will even give away prizes to the best cosplayers — so go crazy!

Be Social:
Finally, share you experience on your favorite social media channels. The hashtag for this weekend’s event is #HASCON.

Enjoy the weekend!