FAQ Lottery System
How does the registration for Golden Leaves Con 13 work?
In 2023, registration will be held as a lottery for the first time. Registration is open for around two weeks. After that, the available spaces will be drawn among all the registrants.
Why a lottery?
The number of spots we can offer in Hasliberg is limited to about 300. Last year, nearly 600 people signed up within a few minutes. This led to long waiting lists and frustration. Sometimes a few seconds in filling out the forms decided between participation and rejection. We are confident that by introducing a lottery system, we can reduce the rush of registration and provide a quicker final decision on participation or rejection.
What should couples pay attention to?
One of the biggest problems with the previous first-come-first-serve principle is that there were many cases where one partner was admitted while the other was stuck on the waiting list. In the new system, it is possible to link your partner's registration and form a couple ticket: If one person is drawn, their partner is automatically included. A couple ticket reduces both partners' individual chance of being drawn by half.
How do the partner tickets work?
Both partners must be registered at the time of the draw and have their registrations linked together. This is very simple, and instructions will be provided with the registration email. However, after the drawing, it is too late to link - a post-nomination of "forgotten" partners is not possible. Important: Both partners must choose the same room category and location.
Are there fixed spots for regulars?
No. We love our returning guests and old friends above all. But we also believe that everyone deserves a chance to experience our convention. The variety and the new faces are part of the special con experience of GLC and keep it fresh.
Does the lottery system also apply to helpers?
Golden Leaves Con relies (and depends) on the help of various volunteers, from the kitchen to the stage to security. The core team and essential staff members are therefore exempt from the lottery system. If you'd like to help at GLC, feel free to apply with us Jobs. However, it will not influence your application in the first year.