Awesome Games Done Quick 2018

How to Attend

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.

General Overflow Hotel Information

  • The Holiday Inn Dulles Hotel is approximately 5 miles from the airport and the event.
  • Ph: (703) 471-7411 Addr: 45425 Holiday Dr, Sterling, VA 20166 — MAP
  • Free shuttle service is available to/from the airport. Times will be in the attendee info packet email sent a few weeks prior to the event.
  • Free shuttle service is available to/from the event, on a morning, afternoon, evening cycle. Exact times will be in the attendee info packet email sent a few weeks prior to the event.
  • Free parking and free WiFi.
  • Pool and Exercise Room on-site
  • Free breakfast is included. Ensure you provide roommate names when reserving to ensure breakfast for all.
  • The hotel restaurant will donate a portion of their revenue from attendee purchases to the Prevent Cancer Foundation (show badge when ordering)

Overflow Hotel Booking Information

  • Rates: $109/night for 1-2 guests, $119/night for 3-4 guests. All rooms are double beds.
  • Standard 3PM check-in and 12PM check-out times.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without penality up to day prior to check-in.
  • Hotel takes AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Carte Blanche and Diners Club credit/debit cards. Note: cards may see a hold placed on their account up to the full cost of the stay (especially debit cards).
  • This block is only guaranteed to be available until December 1st.
  • Rooms are available for check-in starting on Jan 6th. Latest available check-out is Jan 14th.
  • Room reservations outside of those dates may be arranged at the hotel's discretion, by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY.
  • All phone reservations (1-800-HOLIDAY) must mention our group name:
    Games Done Quick
Book Overflow Hotel Room

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.

What you get for registering

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.

Refunds will be available until registration closes on December 6, 2017 11:59 PM PST.

There is a cap of 1850 this event. If you do not sign up and pay for your registration before the cap or deadline is reached, you may not be able to attend! Walk-in registrations and payments are no longer accepted, so make sure to register now!

Age Restrictions

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian at all times. Parents/Guardians will need to fill out and pay for registration as instructed below. During the process of filling out your user profile, you will see an option labeled "I'm Bringing Children". Select that, and fill out the names of the children you will be bringing, up to a maximum of four per parent/guardian. Children are free under their parent/guardian's registration. Children must wear their child badge (provided during the parent/guardian's check-in at the event) at all times.

Anyone 16 or older must have their own paid registration. They may not be listed as a child under a parent/guardian and any such registration may be rendered invalid. Attendees between the ages of 16 and 17 will require a parent/guardian's signature during registration.

So how do I sign up?

  1. Sign up for a Games Done Quick Account (if you haven't already).
  2. Provide your birthdate when prompted.
  3. Head on over to your profile, and create your user profile.
  4. Return to your your profile, and complete the event registration form.
  5. Head back to your profile once more, and submit your payment for registration to the event.

Congrats, that's it!

You will receive an email receipt once your payment has been processed, typically within a few minutes. The email will be from Stripe, our credit card processor.

Event Hotel Information

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.

Event Info