When we learned we could host GC21 at Woodcliff without increasing ticket prices, and the rooms were actually cheaper than previous years we were blown away. The staff is super helpful, and completely on board with Geekly's particular brand of weird. There is a free shuttle that can bring you places like the gigantic Eastview Mall which is just over a mile away, plus we are working with Woodcliff to provide reasonably priced food options, and they are even bringing in food trucks to give people more options! Parking is free, and we can reserve the shuttle for the 20 minute drive to outings in downtown Rochester. We are so excited about all of the options both Rochester and Woodcliff provide!
The Woodcliff's climate controlled Event Center will act as our game room! It is detached from the hotel so you can game late into the night without worrying about disturbing sleepy attendees. Plus, it opens up right to the terrace which has a killer view and fire pit!
Gaming with several hundred of your closest friends is AMAZING! But, if you want to run an intense and immersive table top role playing experience a huge, noisy, well lit ball room isnt exactly the best environment. Luckily, Woodcliff has several quiet meeting spaces which we will be allowing our attendees to reserve!
GeeklyCon wouldn't be complete without some time spent in the hotel pool, and this pool is super cool! You can swim from inside to outside! It's the little things that excite us... The hotel has already agreed to set up a pool bar for us too!
Let's face it, most of us won't be staying in a suite, but we couldn't help showing these off. They are incredibly cool, and are a great example of how neat and interesting the Woodcliff is. A bunch of them have spiral staircases!
If you are going to do one outing in Rochester, make it the Strong Museum of Play! They have a giant retro arcade, the National Toy Hall of Fame, a butterfly garden, tons of rotating exhibits that have covered everything from Comic Books to Dragons, and they even have a life-sized replica of Seseme Street!
Rochester has lots of other stuff to offer! Rochester has always been a tech-focused city, and is full of nerds, and nerdy things to do. There are two cereal bars on one street! There are tons of cool bars like the Spirit Room and amazing restaurants like Dinosaur BBQ to check out. There are also some really great game stores like my favorite Just Games, and the massive 9,000+ sq. ft. Millenium Games.
If you are looking for a more substancial day trip, these extremely cool attractions are within driving range.
GeeklyCon is an annual gathering of friends who are part of the GeeklyInc Podcast Network community. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming. The con focuses on playing table top RPGs like D&D, as well as card and board games. We have a growing video game section as well, which we expect to get even bigger now that we are in Rochester! We have a live show for our podcasts, a catered kickoff party, a karaoke night, and a farewell award ceremony. We also have outings, and a full schedule of panels covering all sorts of nerdy topics. Finally, all attendees are sorted into GeekyCon Houses, and compete throughout the weekend to win the House Cup.
We are still working out the logistics for the GC21 Live Show, but we can tell you that a variety of your favorite GeeklyInc podcasts will be bringing their A-game. There will be live podcasts, musical performances, and even competitions of wit and agility. You can count on seeing something you can't see anywhere else.
We like to kick off GeeklyCon with a bang, and what better way to do that than with a catered party? Throw a few back with the GeeklyInc podcast hosts, and get to know your new best friends!
The heart of GeeklyCon is the game room, and the game room is powered by the Board Game Library. An ever-growing selection of over 100 games available to be borrowed. Attendees are welcome to bring along their own games as well!
The House Cup is a tournament that is played throughout the GeeklyCon event, and even before GeeklyCon begins. It is meant to be an ice breaker, and a way to give new Geeklies an instant group of friends. Houses are often asked to partner with other houses for competitions, and you won't ever be separated from your friends even if they are in a different house.