While you’re celebrating the New Year at PartyCon, you’ll also be able to help out several great charities!

First, PartyCon is pleased to welcome Captain’s Kids Club, the pirate-themed action/entertainment company who you may have seen at such venues as Wizard World and the New Jersey Comic Expo. Captain’s Kids Club will have their costumed crew and pirate props set up in the vendors hall for photograph opportunities, proceeds from which benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation helps children with cancer by providing financial assistance and quality of life care to the patients and their families. In addition to selling photographs that will benefit the Foundation, Captain’s Kids Club will also be raffling off prizes, including 50% off a Pirate Ship Party!

But you’ll also be helping those in need simply by buying a ticket to PartyCon. A portion of every ticket sold will be benefit two other charities, the Ray of Hope Foundation and Project Gutenberg.

The Ray of Hope Foundation is a charity set up through Mountain Shadow Veterinary Hospital that provides medical care for pets whose families cannot afford treatment.

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer project that formats, translates, and archives literature, making their texts freely available as e-books. Since 1971, they have made made over 50,000 public domain books available for free to anyone, anywhere.

In addition to the ticket proceeds, PartyCon will also be raffling off awesome door prizes throughout the con. We’ll be giving away everything from games and comic books to Nerf Guns and Funko Pop! figures. Our grand prizes include several Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, preloaded with books from our author guests! Everyone who purchases a ticket will get a free raffle ticket, and you’ll be able to purchase additional tickets for $1/ticket. 100% of the money raised through the raffle will be distributed equally between the Ray of Hope Foundation and Project Gutenberg.

Speaking of tickets, we’re going to continue our special prize promotion for the next couple days. Adult tickets are $5 off in our online store. If you are buying two-day passes, you can also use coupon code ‘CL25’ to get an additional $10 off! Tickets will be available at the door, but at the normal price and without coupon discounts. Buy them now to get the best deal!