Rocket City Gamefest

 

January 21-23, 2022

 

Huntsville Marriott
Space & Rocket Center

5 Tranquility Base

Huntsville, AL 35805

Important Covid-19 Update-Please Read

 

Friends,

     We had hoped by now to have some clarity regarding how we could safely host Rocket City Gamefest 2021 amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis; a vaccine, significant downward trend of infection, or revised guidelines from health officials concerning transmission risk in large social gatherings.  Unfortunately time has been against us.  We are at crossroads where we must make a decision whether to commit significant financial resources for the 2021 Gamefest.  While it is possible that we could see some positive news concerning Covid-19 in the coming months, we expect the current guidelines regarding large group gatherings to remain unchanged through the winter. 

     Because of you, Rocket City Gamefest has grown quickly in the 5 years of its existence.  The last 2 years have seen us sellout our venue and led to feeling “squeezed” at times.  Due to your continued enthusiasm, we have moved to a larger (and more expensive) venue, so we can provide you with the gaming experience you deserve.  This is a risk we were happy to take, because we love hosting and growing our awesome gaming community.  We have reached out to you with some proposals regarding safety precautions we planned to take, and many of you have indicated that these steps would make you feel comfortable in attending.  However, a significant portion of our attendees have indicated that they would reluctantly be skipping the event this year barring a dramatic development in the fight against Covid-19.  Unfortunately, hosting a lightly attended Gamefest at our new venue, could result a financial impact that would put the future of Rocket City Gamefest in peril. 

     We have been able to work with our new host hotel and they have allowed us to delay the start of our contract for a year with no financial penalty.  While we are certainly saddened to not be able to host you this year, we feel that canceling Rocket City Gamefest 2021, and directing our efforts into making Gamefest 2022 even more awesome is the best decision. 

I know some of you will be disappointed in this decision.  We hope that you will stick with us, and we promise to always try to give you the best gaming experience of the year.

 

Much love to the best gaming community around,

The RCG Crew

 

P.S.   If circumstances allow, we will be looking into hosting an event in the spring or summer to tide you over until RCG 2022. Let us know if you have ideas for a great venue for such an event!

Open Boardgaming

 

Our open gaming room and very well stocked borrowing library never closes. Play with friends or use our Players Wanted signs to make some new ones..

Tournaments

 

2022 Rocket City Gamefest tournaments will be announced closer to the con. Thanks to our awesome game company sponsors we also host a number of Play To Win tournaments where you learn to play a game, play the complete game and are then entered into a raffle to win the game and take it home with you. You don't have to win the game, everyone who plays the full game gets a chance in the raffle.

Library

 

We pride ourselves on being the "SMALL CON WITH THE BIG LIBRARY". We offer over 500 games for checkout by our con participants. Click HERE to see the current list. New games added monthly.

Hotel

 

The Huntsville Marriott is a 6-minute walk from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and is 3 miles from the shops in Bridge Street. Booking info will be posted when available.

Food

 

The hotel restaurant offers a variety of tasty, affordable options for each meal but there are also plenty of tasty choices nearby. Please note THE HOTEL DOES NOT ALLOW OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK.

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