Parties

Once the hot sun has gone down, it is time for cool drinks and chill music. Come and experience a taste of tropical nightlife at the parties this year! The 15th and 16th floors will be our cabanas for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Read below to find information about throwing a party, getting a sleeping room on the party floor, attending parties, and the party awards.

For those of you who want to throw a party:

We are looking for people who would be interested in hosting a party! Hosting a party is a great way to meet people and to share your creative drink and theme ideas. While we accept most party ideas, we are hoping that hosts will do a little research on drinks and playlists popular within the tropics (remember: the tropics is an entire band of the world that covers parts of central America, Africa, Asia, and many islands). As always, we want everyone to bring their creativity to the table, so we will be assigning suites to the parties who have the most interesting proposals and the best pitches. Wow us with your ideas and you will be rewarded. All parties who request suite space before the deadline will be considered but depending on demand, may not all receive one. However, suites are not the only option for your space! Standard rooms can also be used as party spaces, and for a $200 charge you can even remove the beds to make the room more spacious!

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 parties@capricon.org by January 3rd 2020:

  • 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.
  • The theme/idea for your party
  • How you would like your party listed in the program book/website/schedule/etc.
  • Whether you would like a suite or a standard room.
  • If you are requesting a standard room, do you want the bed removed.
  • Check in and Check out dates of the reservation.
  • Any sponsorships

For those of you who want to sleep on the party floors:

Sleeping on the party floors is a great option for people who don’t mind a little hallway noise and want to be close to all the action! Simply make a reservation with the hotel for the night(s) you plan to stay and then send an email to parties@capricon.org by January 3rd 2020. In the email please include:

  • The name on the hotel reservation.
  • The reservation number from the hotel.
  • Check in and Check out dates of the reservation.
  • What type of room you would like (king or double queen)
  • An email address for the primary contact.
  • Any specific requests (parties you would like your room to be near, close to elevator, etc.)

For those of you who want to attend parties:

Thank you for attending the parties!! Without you, the parts floors would be a bunch of empty rooms with their doors open, you are the reason we do this. Upon exiting the elevators on the 15th or
16th floors you will see flyers advertising which parties are where (these are also seen in some of the hallways around the first floor), pick one that looks interesting and start there. Another great way to find parties is to go to the party floors and see who has their doors open. If you want to know more about the parties before diving in, come on the party crawl on Friday and Saturday night! (See the program book for more information). Our daily newsletter Goat Droppings will also have the most up to date information in case anything changes. Having a good time at the convention is everyone’s goal, and we have some suggestions to make it the best weekend possible:

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 Everyone:

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. And remember, 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. If someone has said no thank you, don’t push. You may be trying to help them have more fun, but if they aren’t willing just let it drop.  They may have a very good reason for not being interested, or they may just not want to. It doesn’t matter what the reason is. No means no, and that is the end of the discussion.

Take Care of yourself:

You know your body, and what it needs, 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 make sure to drink some water, especially if you are drinking adult beverages, eat at least 2 meals that aren’t just snack foods, 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 your limits and know when to say when.

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:

We want to give our hosts the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and time put into making their party happen.  To do this we ask the guests to tell us what they thought was the best party. Was it a small group having an intense discussion about Golden Age Comics?  Did you enjoy the drinks and dancing of one of our more club-like parties? Fill out a ballot telling us who knocked it out of the park. We will have ballots near the elevators on the 15th and 16th floors. Ballots may also be cast in Operations.
The categories this year will be:

  • Best Overall Party – Which party was your favorite in all aspects?
  • Best Thursday Night Party – There are a lot of us already at the convention on Thursday, which party helped us start the weekend off right?
  • Party Staff’s Choice – That’s right, they gave us power and we’re going to abuse it.
  • Best Alcoholic Drink – Is it …Green? Does it give off smoke? Tell us what was the best tasting thing that you can remember drinking over the weekend.
  • Best Nonalcoholic Cocktail – Not every good drink needs to get you drunk.  Who had the best drink that that you can have while on duty?

Ballots will be collected at 10 am on Sunday. Don’t count on us having hangovers! Vote before 10.

The results of the voting will be announced at closing ceremonies. We encourage all attendees to show up for Closing Ceremonies to find out who won. Who knows? Maybe it’s you!
– Rachel Cohan, Party Liaison
– Wash Esler, Party Fifth