All of you have been so enthusiastic and helpful this year - our community, attendees, our volunteers, GMs and everyone else who who I have failed to mention - and we'd like to say: Thanks to each and every one of you, WashingCon is finally here! Today is the last day before DC's best two days of gaming with friends and so we have some important information regarding the con that everyone should take a quick look at. Most of this can be found on our FAQ right here, and we recommend you go there first if you have any questions. But just to make sure, we'd like to cover a few bases for everyone:
First of all, and most importantly, if you don't have your tickets yet now is the time and badges can be purchased here! You can't enjoy the finest in DMV board gaming without your admission and we'd hate for anyone to miss out.
Parking is somewhat less convenient this year. The hospital has increased the rates at the garage adjacent to the hotel to $75 a day. BUT the garage at the bottom of the hill, about a five minute walk up to the conference center is still $25 a day. This garage is CASH ONLY and they require payment at entrance so please remember to bring your parking money with you! We highly recommend you use this visitor (southwest) garage, so as to not pay the dramatically increased rate at the other parking lot. See Georgetown's parking site right here for more information.
For those of you who prefer public transportation the free shuttle will be running again this year, back and forth from Foggy Bottom Metro station to the hotel. It will being running from 9 am each morning until 11 pm in the evening to make sure that everyone who wants to take the Metro can be accommodated. There will be a volunteer directing attendees to the pick up spot at the Metro so look for the person with the WashingCon sign and the bright yellow shirt.
We still have a few slots open for RPG's, events and, most importantly, our friends' North Star Games' Evolution tournament. Open spots are hard to come by the day of so, if you are at all interested, please sign up today! We hate to disappoint folks when they can't get a seat during the actual convention and it happens every year. Go here for the schedule and click through on the event of your choice to sign up.
On Saturday evening the main hall at the conference center closes at 11pm, but there will be late night gaming still going on at the hotel afterwards, in the west lobby. Some of us will be hanging out until the wee hours making the most of every hour of WashingCon so, if you can stay, and have a craving for after hours games, think about staying late. This is a great way to maximize your tabletop time.
If you have any more questions, please contact us through email, facebook or twitter all of which can be found here. We'll do our best to get back to you in the hustle and the bustle beforehand. Looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend!