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Rocket City Gamefest

 

January 21-23, 2022

 

Huntsville Marriott
Space & Rocket Center

5 Tranquility Base

Huntsville, AL 35805

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Cancelled for 2022

 

It is with a heavy heart filled with disappointment that I announce that Rocket City Gamefest 2022 is Canceled.

After selling out of space in 2019 and 2020 we were excited to move to a larger venue for 2021, allowing us expand our convention to include RPGs and other exciting events, while still giving our attendees the great convention experience, they had come to expect. Unfortunately, Covid 19 happened and we were unable to safely host the event. While our new hotel was gracious to work with us on the cancellation, the cancellation still had a negative financial impact on the convention. Although we were disappointed not to be able to host Gamefest in 2021, we quickly turned our attention to making the 2022 Gamefest bigger and better than ever.

Unfortunately, we find ourselves in back in the middle of a new Covid-19 crisis. We have been observing how other conventions are dealing with the current crisis. From cancellations, attendance limitations, mask requirements, proof of vaccination requirements and other various solutions, events are having to figure out if and how to go forward. The varied opinions expressed by members of the gaming community in regards to masking or vaccine requirements, lead us to believe that whatever steps we take to insure a safe, well attended event, will be insufficient for some and too draconian for others.

With the risk Gamefest has taken in moving to a bigger venue, a poorly or moderately attended event will result in financial disaster for the convention and the people who run it. As such, we see no other option than to cancel for 2022. We know that this will disappoint many people and we are sorry to be unable to provide you the event you anticipated. Please keep in mind that Rocket City Gamefest is run by gamers just like you, people dealing with the stress of Covid and related life and career changes, people who have put their heart into creating and running the convention. We ask for a little grace, if possible, as we face bitter disappointment ourselves.

Thank you for all your support

Rocket City Gamefest.

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.

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D&D Organized Play

 

NEW for the 2022 con we will be offering D&D organized play. More details coming soon.

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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