****UPDATE -- FEB 15, 2011 **** DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, WE HAVE ADDED ADDITIONAL TABLES TO OUR SCHEDULE IN SLOTS 3,5,6,7,9, and 10. GRAB YOUR SEAT BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE*********
WHAT IS CON NOOGA?! When is CON NOOGA!? Where is CON NOOGA?! And a few more answer to all those questions, that we get!
CON NOOGA is Chattanooga's first and only Multi-Fandom (Multiple Genre) Convention covering everything from Celebrities, Artists, Authors, Film Makers, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Comics, Paranormal, Costuming, Concerts, Shows, Contests, Gaming, Console Gaming, Seminars, Workshops, Families, and Fun. Not to mention the numerous DEALERS, and EXHIBITORS in our 15,000 Square Foot Exhibitor Hall. Over 100+ Special Guests, dealers and fan groups help to make Con Nooga complete.
WHEN? 3 Days of all of this and so much more... February 18th - 20th 2011. Some gaming may continiue beyond "actual programming" on Sunday - Please check with our Gaming Department for scheduled tournaments.
Registration Hours: TBD *
Early Bird Specials will start soon - And Family Deals
Memberships: $40 for all 3 days - 13+ ** $15 for kids 6-13 ** Kids Under 6 Free!
Single Day Memberships: Friday $25 - Saturday $35 - Sunday $10 *** Kids Under 6 are FREE!
*Please be aware that any children badges (13 and Under Children in attendance) are required to have ADULT supervision. All Children with 'Kid Badges' that are left unattended will be taken to Operations until an adult retrieves them. We apprecaite your understanding of this policy.
WHERE? We are located at the HISTORICAL CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO HOTEL and CONVENTION CENTER in wonderful CHATTANOOGA, TN.
Located at the Historic Chattanogga Choo Choo.
www.CHOOCHOO.com We have reserved rooms for $86/night.
Reserve your room at the CHOO CHOO before February 10th to get the discounted room rate! Ask for the CONNOOGA rate! 1-800-TRACK29 (872-2529)
The rooms in our three hotel buildings offer spacious accommodations to suit the corporate traveler, the vacationing family or the Con Nooga Convention Attendee!
All rooms at the Choo Choo provide wireless high speed internet , coffee maker, hair dryer, iron + ironing board, and a voice mail system. You can choose a room with a king size bed or a room with two double beds for the family. Some rooms adjoin, so ask our reservations agent for availability.
Choo Choo Restaurants
The beautiful, brass espresso machine invites you to sample a gourmet blend of coffee. This unique cafe features espressos, cappuccinos, breakfast pastries, deli selections, and gourmet desserts. Start your day with a scrumptious muffin or pastry. For a quick lunch or dinner, you can select a delicious sandwich or build your own with your favorite meat, cheese, and breads. The gourmet coffees and desserts are a delectable treat that you will not want to pass up. The Cafe Espresso is open daily and is the perfect spot for a special treat.7:30am- 5:00pm: Sunday- Tuesday/ 7:30am- 10:00pm: Wednesday- Saturday
Dinner in the Diner
All the romance of days gone by can be enjoyed aboard our elegant dining car where our on-board chef prepares a special dinner for you. As you arrive aboard this Victorian- embellished dining car, a maitre d' will seat you at a special table. This restaurant is perfect for couples desiring a romantic dinner or friends sharing an intimate evening. The renovated train car is located along our formal gardens for a spectacular view. The gourmet menu will satisfy your taste for fine foods. The Dinner in the Diner is open for dinner only on Friday and Saturday nights, and reservations are suggested. Call (423) 308- 2481 for reservations. 6:00pm- 10:00pm, Fri.& Sat./ Closed Sun.- Thurs.
Relax in the center of lush green plants and enjoy the view of the formal gardens. The Gardens is located off the dome lobby, and is a full service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can start your morning with a delightful breakfast buffet or with a wide variety of menu items. Continue with lunch that offers Southern specialties, fresh vegetables, and a selection of sandwiches and entrees. Come back for a hearty, Southern dinner that will suit any appetite. On Saturday nights, you can enjoy a fabulous Prime Rib Buffet. The attire is casual, and you do not need reservations.Breakfast: 6:30am- 11:00am Daily Lunch: 11:30am- 2:00pm Daily Dinner: 5:00pm- 9:00pm Sun.- Thurs. 5-10pm Fri-Sat
Sweet Stop Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe
Indulge yourself in refreshing hand-dipped, soft-serve ice cream. The ice cream shop offers a variety of milk shakes and malts. Find the perfect souvenir in Choo Choo labeled jams and sauces, or a box of homemade fudge and assorted candies. What better way to spend an afternoon, strolling through the gardens or riding the trolley with one of these mouth-watering treats: 11:00am- 9:00pm Sun.- Thurs./ 11:00am- 10:00pm Fri. & Sat.
This unique eatery aboard a silver train car offers a great "meal on the run." Enjoy mouth-watering pizza by the pan or the slice. The Silver Diner is great for a quick meal or in-between snack. Dine aboard the car in a setting reminiscent of the fifties, or enjoy your meal outdoors under an umbrella.5:00pm- 9:00pm Sun.- Fri./ 12Noon- 9:00pm Sat.
Station House Dinner Theater
Experience an evening of entertainment and fun as you dine from a delicious selection of steaks, ribs, and seafood. The area which once housed the rail station's baggage room is now home to this unique restaurant. Your delicious dinner comes complete with exciting entertainment provided by a live band and your own personal server. Each entree is accompanied by a generous Railway Baggage Cart Salad Bar, featuring "all-you-can-eat" fresh shrimp. Our talented serving staff takes turns on stage throughout the evening to bring you live entertainment from all varieties of music. You'll never forget these "Singing Servers." Reservations are suggested but not required. Call (423) 308- 2481 for reservations. 6:00pm- 10:00pm Tues.- Thurs./ 6:00pm- 11:00pm Fr. & Sat./ Closed Sunday & Monday
Located off the beautiful Grand Dome Lobby, this luxurious turn-of-the-century lounge offers an enchanting atmosphere, a grand player piano, and Choo Choo specialty drinks. The original antique bar and chandeliers transport you to the nostalgic days of the wealthy railroad barons who visited our area. 4:00pm- 11:00pm Sun.- Thurs./ 4:00pm- 12midnight Fri.12noon- 12midnight Sat.
Free Shuttle Service to Downtown Restaraunts and Attractions
It's a FREE ride! Electric buses run daily* about every 5 minutes from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops every block in between. Convenient access to the attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels & employment sites in the Downtown area. All Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. In service since 1992, CARTA’s Downtown Shuttle service has recorded over 11.3 million passenger trips. The quiet, environmentally friendly, electric buses have run more than 1.9 million miles saving an estimated 65 tons of pollutants.
Shuttle buses run about every 5 minutes
Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Horse and Carriage Rides
Chattanooga Horse Trams provides 30-minute carriage rides from the Choo Choo to Miller Park and back. Longer excursions are also available. You can ask a driver about current rates and times of departure. If you love horses or want to indulge yourself in a romantic ride, this carriage ride is a must! For special arrangements or further information call 423-265-6544.
2 Guys and a Dream! That's how it all began on a day in 2006. In 2007 we made steps to bring the dream of a Multi-Fandom Convention together when 4 guys agreed it was possible... by working w/ the fans and fan groups Con Nooga was formed late 2007. Chattanooga has so much tourism and things to offer people we decided the central location (2 hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville made it the best choice- and plus it's our home!)
We wanted a family friendly convention during the day and a convention that included everything we enjoyed, our families enjoyed and plus things that combined together to make it fun for everyone. Crazy and impossible... but worth a try!
A year later Con Nooga was born and was attended by numerous, celebrities, fans, groups, exhibitors, gamers, and more as they converged on Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our first year was able to capture 1,000 people all ready to be a part of Con Nooga! A Fan Ran Convention that works with fans, guests, and other cons so we can possible provide the best entertainment value! By listening and taking suggestions from these groups, is the only way to make us better. So in other words, we love suggestions, ideas, and welcome one and all to be a part of Con Nooga!
In our second year - we brought even more fans together with bigger events, programming, and a good time for all. As we toppled 1,600 people in attendance. In 2010 we maintained if not grew some more as the convention came real close to selling out the entire Choo Choo - Heading into 2011 the team continues to push, beat, bang and pull together to bring more fun and mayhem to Con Nooga in 2011... and who knows where we can go from there?
We look forward to hearing your suggestions, ideas, complaints and support to help us make Con Nooga - bigger and better! Con Nooga is by the Fans and For the Fans!
Con Nooga - The Multi-Fandom Convention. It's your convention and more!