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! See below for all the information you need to attend.
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. You are secured a spot for attending once you have paid. 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. A group rate is available, of $109/night for 1-2 guests, and $119/night for 3-4 guests, before taxes. Parking is free.
There will be a free hot breakfast during the main marathon dates.
Due to a minimal amount of nearby food options, the hotel is arranging food trucks that will be parked in the hotel's entrance. Schedules for the trucks will be posted in the lobby of the hotel, and the trucks will vary from day to day.
The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. Shuttle service is also available on request to nearby locations. Restaurants and a grocery store are within shuttle range. Schedule for shuttles is to be determined.
The event starts at 12PM local time on January 8, and ends early morning January 15 (typically 12AM-3AM). There is a setup/unpack day prior and a teardown/packing on the last day. However, various event services, meals, and materials may not be available outside the main event.
Maps and reservation information, including a link to the group rate, can be found on the right.