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Open Room Parties

Balticon has a long history of allowing open-room parties for event promotion and socialization! These parties have always been a great opportunity for different groups to network and let off a little bit of steam after a long day at the con.

You can find the open ones listed on the party board – or add your own! Obviously Parties can be a bit noisy… Party rooms are in a segregated “noisy” area of the hotel and are limited in number.

Open Room Parties may only be hosted by someone with a paid Balticon badge. 

Party rooms are assigned for the entirety of the event on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited number of adjoining rooms in the party block.

To request a party room, first make a hotel reservation for the room, and then fill out the Party Request form. You will need your hotel reservation number(s) to reserve a space in the party block. Our party coordinator and hotel liaison will reply with a conformation that you are in the party block and, if requested, you will also be informed if an adjoining room is possible. We recommend that you make your reservation as early as possible as sometimes the hotel sells out, and no rooms are reserved from the convention block for parties. Parties may be asked to lower volumes though if other hotel guests are disturbed outside of the noisy area.

Balticon does pay the cleaning fee for the first ten (10) rooms, one per party, but if more party rooms are requested, the registrant would be responsible for the cleaning fee.

The Balticon hotel liaison and/or party coordinator do a tour of the party rooms prior to the convention and catalog any damage(s) they find. Any damage caused by the party to the room outside of what the hotel considers standard wear and tear is the financial responsibility of the party host. Due to Baltimore corkage laws, no alcohol is permitted to be distributed in open party rooms. Parties may not charge an admission fee. Food and non-alcoholic drink may be served.

Parties caught breaking these rules may be shut down or banned from future party assignments.

Balticon also has limited rental space for larger events like book launch parties, etc. Please contact the hotel liaison for more information. 

Party requests should be made as early as possible and before May 1st of the convention year.

If you would like to hold a party in your room, please fill out this form.


If you have any questions about Open Room Parties, please contact

Fan Tables

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Fan Tables are available to fan groups, clubs, and organizations within the local community to showcase their group or event during the convention. Fan Tables are a great opportunity to promote, recruit new members, raise awareness, and do community outreach.

We are now accepting applications for fan tables. Please fill out this form.

If you have any questions about Fan Tables, please contact

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