1. I am experiencing financial difficulty, can you help me get to NEEHU?
Maybe! We offer $50 volunteer memberships and if you work a lot, we will make sleeping arrangements for you too. We also have the community enrichment scholarship, which awards travel funding, registration fee, and sleeping arrangements for a few lucky community members. We also work very hard to help people find carpool partners and roommates. We work closely with local hypnosis groups to fulfill the needs of their members.
2. I’m new to hypnosis, is this con for me?
YES! We always have classes geared towards beginners. You will get a good foundation in hypnosis for recreational use after our 101 track. There will also be ample opportunities to practice, and folks who absolutely love mentoring newbies.
3. I’m under 21, is there any way I can attend?
For sure! We have changed venues and now are an 18+ convention!
4. What should I wear at NEEHU?
NEEHU has no formal dress code, but people are encouraged to dress up for the Friday night event. During the day, comfortable clothing is advised. During the play party, nudity is allowed only in the specifically marked areas, and you will be walking through a public hotel lobby to get there, so bring a nice coverup to keep it vanilla until you get to your destination! This is entirely optional. The event organizer has worn everything from an evening gown, a tuxedo, a chainmail bikini, to simply T-shirt and pants. The hotel has a pool which we will be using, especially if you are staying Thursday or Sunday night. Please avoid wearing strong perfumes/colognes, as there will be many people at the venue.
5. How do I get a ticket at the door?
Send Mephki (mephki [at] nehg [dot] info) an e-mail as soon as you know that you will be getting a ticket at the door; the venue does not like surprise attendees. You may pay with cheque, money order, or cash. You will be required to provide ID (confidential) and sign our liability waiver.
6. What food is provided?
We will have snacks available in our hospitality room, but will not be serving full meals as we have done previously. There are a lot of restaurants in Hartford, and we will be organizing some dining excursions for people who want to participate. There will be a group dinner on Sunday night, and a pizza party on Saturday night! Meal breaks will be 2 hours long to allow for delivery orders or trips out to restaurants.
7. Will there be food that I can eat?
We try to have a variety of snacks that accommodate folks who are gluten sensitive or who need protein. There will always be a fruit bowl and granola bars available.
8. Are tickets refundable?
No, but they may be transferred if you notify us first. If you buy a ticket and can’t make it this year, you might convince us to give you a free registration for next year.
9. Will there be a blanket fort at NEEHU?
Yes, yes there will. In fact, there will be several blanket tents! (Bring a tent and blankets and pillows so we can have ALL THE TENTS!)
10. What do the name badges look like?
They change every year now that we have a badge printer and different themes every year. For NEEHU 9, we had either silver/black or black/white badges with a modern science/technology theme. For NEEHU 10 we had black/copper badges with an old timey theme. We use lots of ribbons to adorn the badges!
11. So what about those badge ribbons?
We love badge ribbons at NEEHU! We make an order from Marco Promos every year (if you want to get in on the order and take advantage of our slightly improved pricing, send Mephki a message in early February.)