Games Done Quick event attendance is open to the general public. You don't need to be a speedrunner, and you don't need to volunteer! You do need to register to attend! See below for all the information you need.
As the main event hotel (listed in the sidebar) is now at capacity, we have arranged an overflow hotel nearby: The Holiday Inn Dulles Airport Hotel.
Note: The reservation page does not automatically select the event dates. Remember to include number of guests (for breakfast).
Valid dates are Jan 6th - Jan 14th.
In the event that the overflow hotel has filled, don't fret! We are keeping an eye on the block and will be working with the hotel on a possible expansion of the block based on demand.
When you sign in with the registration desk at the event, you will receive a badge. In order to pick up a badge, you must have a valid government issued photo ID (passport, drivers license, state ID, etc). If you do not have one, make sure to get one immediately, as IDs can take weeks or more to obtain. The badge is valid for the entire event, including setup days. REMEMBER: You must pay for your registration before the deadline or cap is reached, or you cannot attend! Your profile will inform you of your status.
This event will be taking place at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, located in Herndon, VA. The group rate is available by using the "Book Discount Room" option on the right.
The hotel will be offering a 15% discount off their regular menu items (excluding alcohol). In order to receive this discount, you will need to show the restaurant staff your badge. The discount is only valid during the main marathon dates.
The hotel has a large number of parking spots available. Note that there is a free (somewhat hidden) underground parking garage attached to the rear of the hotel.
This hotel has a free shuttle service. The hotel will be running shuttles to and from the airport the whole week, but note that shuttles do not run overnight. Exact shuttle schedules will be provided in our attendee email, sent a couple weeks prior to the event.
The hotel has free wifi for those staying at the hotel. However, we ask that you please refrain from using the wifi for watching the event. The hotel will be broadcasting our stream on all guest room televisions.
Like last year, the hotel will be arranging food trucks to stop at the hotel twice a day. The schedule for the trucks will be posted in the hotel lobby each morning (the times will be the same, but the trucks will vary).
The event starts at 12PM local time on January 7, and ends early morning January 14 (typically 12AM-3AM). There is a setup/unpack day prior and teardown/packing on the last day. However, various event services, restaurant deals, and materials may not be available outside the main event.