NEWS: HPX 2013 App, Programming Changes & More - 2 Weeks to Go!

Info provided by Halifax Pop Explosion

HPX Official App and Responsive site

The HPX 2013 App is now released! Get it from the iTunes or Android store now! If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 7 – you may need to delete last year’s version and download the new one (instead of simply installing the update).  Make your schedule, rate the shows you attend, connect on social media and more with the Official HPX 2013 App!

In addition, will be activated as a  responsive website starting Oct. 8th – meaning it will scale itself for easier viewing on your smartphone, tablet and your computer screen. 

Programing Changes

Unfortunately there have been a couple of programming changes since our initial announce. But don't worry! We have filled those spots with other great bands and speakers so have a read below and take note of the changes before show day!

Grey Kingdom
Joseph & The Mercurials
Comedian Nick Flannagan
Comedian Adam Christie

NEW confirmations:
Gabrielle Papillion
Comedian Paul Doucette
Comedian Jon Blair
The Writers of This Hour Has 22 Minutes

- Speaker Matt Fisher has been replaced with Jam3 co-worker Tom Dysinski with his talk - Lego and Assault Rifles, the Legal Limits to 3D Printing
- Speaker Marcelo Coehlo’s talk has been replaced with Globacore’s Ben Unsworth - Serious Games
- Lixar’s newest employee Justin Moon has been added with his talk, Automobility- Paving the Way for the Next Driving Experience

Your HPX Perks Recap!

With any wristband or pass purchase, you can travel between downtown and the north end for FREE on our Festival Express Bus.  Just show your pass to hop on. This is a double decker 60s style tour bus, which will remain in operation from 7PM to 3AM! Please be respectful of other riders, and feel free to tweet at us about your bus experience. You never know what you might find happening on there ;)

For our bikers (the non motorized kind), our Bike Concierge will be in operation at Olympic Hall and The Marquee Ballroom throughout the festival. Ride up, drop your bike with the guard, and pick it up safely for your ride home. A reminder - please don’t drink and drive tippy bikes in traffic.

Pop!Talks, the music and culture conference is free with any pass level. With speakers from Halifax and throughout North America, and sessions which cover everything from what booking agents are looking for these days to mental wellness. Check out the sessions HERE.

Pop Expo!, the Record, Zine, Craft and Art fair is also free to attend with your HPX pass. Vinyl lovers who do not have a pass can enter, starting at 8:00AM, for $5. Entry to Pop Expo! is free to anyone after 1PM.

And of course - for those who bought during Early Bird - you receive your Early Bird only access to the Chad VanGaalen concert at The Marquee on Oct. 26th, plus your screen printed poster from Fish Bone Prints. 

HPX Digital Update

Take a peek at Jeff MacArthur’s (Konnekt) great piece called “HPX Digital and the Future of The Tech Scene in Halifax”.  Read it here!

This isn’t just a chance to learn, it’s a catalyst to thinking big and being inspired to create new opportunities. And it’s not just another local networking opportunity, it’s a place to meet successful and inspiring people from all over the place in digital, and to discuss and forge ahead into the future.

Gingle will be streaming some of our cool demonstrations during HPX Digital including the hands on Google Glass demo in the Digital Lounge, and a Spiri fly over in Guild Hall!  Keep an eye on their page for a digital eye into the conference…

Our friends at have created some videos to showcase our Digital speakers, our networking opportunities, and some testimonials from past attendees. We encourage you to browse through these videos and learn more at:


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