Parties (aka “Rest and Relaxation stations”)

Anti-Kaiju Alliance recruits,

You have spent many long hours battling Kaiju of all forms. Your minds have been tested by eldritch horrors, and you have returned with at least some of your sanity intact. The rise of Robotic Overlords have been toppled by you many times. How you keep getting that “I always lie” trick to work I’ll never understand. You have cut Giant monsters down to size time and again. The plans of Alien invaders have been thwarted time and again. After all of these victories I can wholeheartedly say “You really deserve some time off!”

Join us and on the 15th and 16th floors to relax, have a tasty beverage, and enjoy some much deserved time away from the AKA front lines. We will have parties of many different types to suit your interests. Interested in deep conversation? We got you covered. Want a thundering music and boozy drinks? Down the hall to the left. There will be festivities starting Thursday night and will continue Friday and Saturday.

If you’re interested in attending the parties… check back with us later, we’ll have more information as we get closer to the start of Capricon about who’s doing what, and when.

If you’re interested in throwing a party and hosting a “Rest and Relaxation station” Thank you! You Rock!

You’re in the right place, at the right time, for more information. All of our parties are held on the 15th and 16th floors of the Westin. Parties can happen at any time Thursday, Friday or Saturday. We have several suites available at $169 per night. There are also standard rooms available on the party floors at the regular convention rate of $111 per night. Beds can be removed from the room but the hotel will charge you a $200 fee, and you will need to submit the request to have the bed removed at least two weeks before the convention.

If you are planning to throw a party you need to do the following:

Step 1: Make a reservation with the hotel for the night(s) you plan to throw the party. (If you’re booking multiple rooms, say 1 for sleeping and 1 for partying it’s best to do it as separate reservations.)
Step 2: Send the following information to party@capricon.org by January 14th 2019:

  • The name(s) of the party host(s).
  • A phone number for the primary contact.
  • An email address for the primary contact.
  • The reservation number from the hotel.
  • The name on the hotel reservation.
  • How you would like your party listed in the program book/website/schedule/etc.
  • Whether you would like a suite or a regular room.
  • Check in and Check out dates of the reservation.

We cannot guarantee a room on the party floor until you send us all of this information. After getting this we will work with you to make sure everyone is on the same page to make throwing your party as easy for you and us as possible. Ultimately we’re lazy people and don’t want to work too hard. So make our lives easy and we’ll do the same for you.

While enjoying your time off from battling Kaiju please remember the following:

Obey the Law:

You’d think this would go without saying, but here we go anyway… Things such as underage drinking and/or property damage cause serious problems for everyone involved, and Capricon as a whole. Remember, if it is illegal outside of the convention, it’s illegal inside the convention.

Respect the Party Throwers:

The people throwing the parties are working hard at their own expense to throw parties for you to enjoy. Please remember to appreciate the effort that they are expending on your behalf.

Respect Everyone Else:

A party is no fun, if you’re the only one there… If you don’t respect the other party goers you may find yourself without people to party with.

Take Care of yourself:

As you are enjoying the parties please make sure you take care of yourself. There is nothing worse than knowing that fun is happening all around you, but being too sick to have any yourself. Please drink some water if you are drinking adult beverages, and get some rest when you need it.

Pushing your limits may make a night more enjoyable, but breaking them entirely will result in sadness and hangovers. Also, remember it is always OK to turn down a drink. You know how drunk you are, and if the next one will push you from having fun to being sick then pass it up.

No Liquor in the Lobby:

Please remember that you may not transport any container that obviously contains alcohol through the lobby of the hotel. Any bottles must be in a box. That box cannot have the name of the alcohol on the side of it. Any box or container that obviously contains alcohol WILL BE CONFISCATED BY THE HOTEL. This is hotel policy. Rubbermaid containers are your friend.

Please note that although drinks are allowed on the party floors, it is at the discretion of the party host on whether or not to allow party goers to leave or enter their party with a drink in hand.

Party Awards:

Some people will prefer a small party with deep conversation while others will enjoy a packed room with thundering music. We invite you to tell us what you think and to vote on who you think did the best job:

  • Best Overall Party – Voted on by the attendees during the convention.
  • Best Thursday Night Party – There are a lot of us already at the convention on Thursday. Show us you can expand your celebration to Thursday.
  • Party Staff’s Choice – We are the watchers of all that happens on the party floors, and we will tell you what we think is best.
  • Best Drink in the ‘Verse – Show us what is the greatest libation in your Universe.  Alcohol is not required and we have had multiple non-alcoholic drinks win in the past.

Ballots will be collected at 10 am on Sunday (assuming someone from the party staff is functional).

All awards are announced at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. We encourage all attendees to show up for Closing Ceremonies to find out who won… Who knows? Maybe it’s you.

Please check the daily edition of Goat Droppings and signs around the convention for the most up to date listing of parties and room numbers.