What is a Con Suite?
For those who don't frequent sci-fi/fantasy/literary/media cons, this term may be unfamiliar.
A con suite is a party room/lounge, hosted by the convention staff, where attendees can sit down, relax, get a snack and socialize.
There are free drinks (usually pop/soda, coffee and tea, etc.) and a variety of free snacks, both healthy and otherwise.
The con suite is available from early in the morning to late into the night, and is a place where congoers can go to meet friends in a relaxed environment, grab a bite between panels or just to chill out. This is also where groups (usually from upcoming CCs) often run sponsored parties in the evenings.
If you would like to run a party in the Con Suite, please let us know!
We are planning to have a 'New Members Social' get-together in the Con Suite for those new to Costume-Con, so you can hang out, chat and get to know each other.
A room party may be hosted by a club, members of another attending convention, an exhibitor, or even a group of friends or individuals. Room parties can be invite-only or open to the public.
Room parties are some of the more unique and memorable events at a con. They usually have a theme of some type (although it’s perfectly okay not to), such as Pretty Pink Princess, Star Wars Cantina, Japan, Vampire, Harry Potter, Pirates, etc. Perhaps you want to base your room party around your favourite movie or book series, sports team, colour, holiday etc.-- the sky is the limit.
Ideas: Themed snacks, decorations, trivia or games, ribbons, takeaways, con promo items and fliers; also feel free to offer memberships at your party, if you're representing another convention.
Basics: put a sign on your room door so people can find you, and make sure to put up posters and fliers for your party so people know when and where to go! Also, post party rules (if any) at the doorway including wrap-up time.