by JennAK

It’s The End…

April 29, 2014 in Memberships, News by JennAK

…. but the moment has been prepared for.

Tomorrow (Wed Apr 30) is the last day to get memberships at the Early Bird pricing. A handful of Reserved seats remain; Priority is going fast; buying General Admission now will save you some money. Go to our registration page to sign up now!

by JennAK

Early Bird Pricing About To Fly Away!

April 16, 2014 in Memberships, News by JennAK

Don’t miss the party at the most-affordable rate that will be offered! Membership prices go up May 1st. “>Sign up now to attend!

For those of you interested in Reserved or Priority Memberships (which get you line perks and other benefits), we will put the last block of both up for sale this Saturday, April 19, at approximately 10 a.m. Make sure you read our Membership policies if you want to try for an upgrade. (Hello, Cyberman!)

by JennAK

Our New Membership Category: Priority

February 13, 2014 in Memberships, News by JennAK

Those of you who attended last year’s Chicago TARDIS may have noted the huge gap in seating we had in Main Programming. The first row was generally filled with our All-Access Members… and rows past 7 were jammed packed with our general admission members. In between? The gap that was Reserved seating. Realizing that most people bought Reserved to get priority in our autograph and photograph lines, we decided to create a new category of membership.

Our Priority Membership is a weekend membership with 3rd highest priority in lines, early access to online autograph/photograph session sales, and early access to the dealers room on Friday morning. Seating in Main Programming for this membership will be with the general admission memberships (i.e. row 6 and higher, not reserved).

We have reduced the number of Reserved memberships– siphoning them off to Priority– in the hopes of creating less of a gap between the stage and the audience. Those members who like the perk of having a seat reserved in their name will still be able to have the seat saved for them… and those members who don’t care where they sit as long as they can get priority in lines can now be better accommodated.

Full details on our 2014 Membership categories– including pricing– can be found on our Registration page. 2014 memberships go on sale Friday, February 14 at noon (CST).

by JennAK

Convention Week Update

November 25, 2013 in Guests, Memberships by JennAK

Can you believe it? Chicago TARDIS is this weekend! We want to share with you some last minute news and details that will make your weekend more enjoyable.

Guest Update

Unfortunately, neither Nicholas Briggs nor Paul Vanezis will be able to join us this weekend. We will miss them both!

Autograph Pricing Adjustments

Autographs from our Doctors– Colin Baker, Peter Davison, and Paul McGann– will be $25/signature, not the $20/signature previously advertised. Also, there will be a nominal charge for Tracey Childs to sign non-Big Finish items.

Registration Hours

Our registration booth will be open for badge-picking up on Thursday night for our All-Access, Reserved, and 3-Day General Admission members. Friday and 3-Day At-the-door tickets will be available on Friday morning; Sunday tickets will be available on Sunday morning. No tickets will be sold on Saturday– we are sold out for that day.

The complete schedule is:

Thursday: 6-9 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. -6 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

At-Door Ticket Availability

At-the-door ticket availability is still being determined; we plan on posting further information on Wednesday.

Social Media Options

Whether you will be at the con this weekend or just living vicariously through your friends’ posts, we will have you covered. As in previous years, we will be posting large amounts of photos to our Facebook page, as well as schedule changes, the odd quip from our guests onstage,  and other news. On Twitter, you’ll find schedule reminders, quips, and news updates. For the first time, we will be posting the photos and quotes we like best to our Tumblr account.

Food Options at Chicago TARDIS

The food court at Yorktown mall is closed– undergoing remodeling. Don’t despair, though– the Chicago TARDIS Program Book will list all your nearest food options for the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend!



by JennAK

Pre-sales Have Ended

November 15, 2013 in Memberships by JennAK

If you don’t have a ticket yet, don’t despair, just get to the convention early on Friday. We will have a limited quantity of 3-Day and Friday-only admissions available for purchase at the door on Friday, and a limited quantity of Sunday-only tickets available on Sunday. Saturday-only tickets have already sold out and none will be available at the door.

Thanks, everyone, for your support. See you in two weeks!

by JennAK

Membership Update

October 25, 2013 in Memberships by JennAK

We have good news and bad news about obtaining memberships at the door for this year’s Chicago TARDIS.

First, the good news: the current pricing ($85/weekend, $40 Fri or Sun, $50 Sat) has been extended through November 15th. You now have an extra two weeks in which to purchase your memberships before the at-door pricing kicks in.

Now, the bad news– and it’s in two parts.

Part one: online ticket sales will cease at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 15th. After that time, you will have to purchase your membership at the door, no exceptions.

Part two: We are sold out of Saturday-only memberships. No Saturday-only memberships will be available at the door. If you want to attend on just Saturday, and have yet to buy a membership,  you have to buy a 3-day membership. In addition, we anticipate selling out our 3-day memberships on Friday morning of the convention, if not before, so if you want to make sure you actually get in for the full weekend, buy your membership in advance. 

We still have a quantity of 3-day memberships, but we expect the three-day tickets to start moving faster once Saturday-only is sold out. Don’t be left out! Get your membership now!

by JennAK

Online Registration Returns!

June 27, 2013 in Memberships, Website by JennAK

Our old system didn’t want to go, so it took about 6 weeks for it to fully regenerate into a new, better-looking, and more efficient system. It’s gone live as of this afternoon. You might want to go check it out– especially if you haven’t bought your membership yet! Either follow the link on the Registration page, or go directly to the shopping cart front page.

by JennAK

Reserved Memberships SOLD OUT!

April 18, 2013 in Memberships by JennAK

We send out a hearty “thank you!” to all of you who have bought Reserved Memberships. We are officially sold out– the earliest we have ever sold out of this category. You can get yourself on the waiting list, though, by using the contact form on this website and selecting “waiting lists” from the drop-down menu.

Don’t worry– plenty of three-day and one-day general admission tix available!

by JennAK

2013 Pricing Set

February 1, 2013 in Memberships by JennAK

We have finalized our 2013 pricing for Chicago TARDIS. These rates will be in effect until November 1, 2013, at which point prices go up to the at-door rates. You’ll be happy to know that the 2013 prices remain the same as 2012 pricing, with two notable exceptions.

1) We have bumped the age range up for children’s memberships. Kids can now be 12 or under (instead of 10) to qualify for the children’s rate. Note that kids have to be 12 or under on the weekend of the convention.

2) We are keeping one-day Friday and Sunday general admission tickets at the early bird rate of $40 through November 1.

Full registration info– including links to online reg and to a handy form to download and mail in– can be found on our registration page.

by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS 2013 Will Never Be Cheaper!

December 18, 2012 in Memberships by JennAK

Yes! It’s nearly a year to our next event, which means we’re offering you the sweetest of deals to sign-up for the convention. Until January 1, it’s just $75 for the weekend– and merely $140 for a Reserved Seat. Single-day and child admissions have also been priced at their lowest. Now you know what to spend holiday gift money on! Check out our registration page for all the info.