Hospitality

VCON Hospitality

Hospitality is very important to our convention and a key part of what makes up the atmosphere of casual, hanging out with your friends and having a good time that we pride ourselves on offering to our member community. This year we have two hospitality areas available, one for anyone with an event badge and another, private space, for our VIP members and Staff.

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Hospitality Room

The purpose of the Hospitality Room is (and has always been, right from the first VCON in 1971) to be a space where attendees can take a break from the con and relax in a friendly atmosphere conversing with friends and, who knows, maybe a Guest of Honour or two. For many professionals, VCON is a relaxed convention where they can mingle with attendees without the artificial barriers of Pro Guest vs. Attendee so often found at “expo”-type conventions. Yes, VCON is user-friendly!

This year things will be a little different than in past years due to the requirements of the hotel and our contract with them. The Hospitality Room will be conveniently located in a function space room on the main floor of the hotel so it will be easy to find and there won’t be any need for “elevator monkeys” to help those not staying at the hotel get to the right floor. Unlike in the past, all food and drink will be provided by the hotel but food and non-alcoholic beverages will still be available on a by donation basis. Alcoholic beverages will be available, after 2:00 PM, through a cash bar.

The Hospitality Room is available to anyone with a valid event badge.

Hospitality Room Hours

General Hours

  • FRI: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • SAT: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • SUN: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, juice, soda, etc) and some snacks will be available whenever the room is open

Food Available:

  • FRI: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • SAT: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cash Bar Available:

  • FRI: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • SAT: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • SUN: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Green Room

In addition to the main Hospitality Room, we will also have a more private “Green Room” available to our VIPs and convention Staff. The Green Room will be in one of the hotel’s executive suites on the main floor and is also where our post-convention “dead dog party” will be held.

And who, you might be wondering, qualifies as a VIP? That would be anyone who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Guests of Honour and their companion
  • Special Guests and their companion
  • Featured Guests
  • Anyone registered with a VIP, Sponsor or Donor Membership

Green Room Hours

  • FRI: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • SAT: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • SUN: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM