Parties are one of the events many people look forward to at Worldcon.
Bid Parties are hosted by groups that would like to host a future Worldcon. These parties are a great way to learn about bids the are currently being voted on through site selection or will be coming to a vote in the near future. At any given moment, there are several potential Worldcons bidding.
Local and Regional Conventions are another group that host parties. They wish to promote their conventions and attract new attendees or just stay in touch with their regulars. These parties are a great way to find out more about the annual conventions that you might be interested in attending and a way to meet other fans in a smaller setting.
And of course, there are those parties that are hosted by people or groups who just want to have a bit of fun.
Closer to the convention we will let you know where and how to find parties you might be interested in.
Hosting a Party
We welcome small and large parties, so don’t be shy.
No matter the size of party you are considering, you do need to book a room on the party floors for at least the nights you are considering hosting a party.
If you are interested in utilizing a suite you for your party, you can find detailed suite information on our Suites page.
Note: Not all suites are covered by our corkage waiver and some suites are not available on the party floors.
Regardless of the size of your party, you need to let us know. Though we are still in the process of setting up a formal method for collecting information, all parties need to be registered with us.
If you are interested in throwing a party or finding out more information, please contact the Parties team to get on our information list.
Corkage Waiver Information
Our corkage waiver covers standard rooms and most suites.
Our waiver covers dry goods and/or pre-packaged food items including water, pop, chips, and candy. It also allows items such as fruit plates, cheese plates, and pastries.
We do not have a hot food corkage and serving hot food will result in a fine and removal by the Hyatt. If you wish to serve hot food you will need to order from the Hyatt.
It does allow for alcohol to be served as well, but there are restrictions on the amount that can be brought in per party per night.
You are allowed to bring in a total of 5 units of the following
(1) 750 ml bottle of liquor = 1 unit
(1) 750 ml bottle of wine = 1 unit
(1) case of 24 12 ounce cans of beer = 1 unit
These can be mixed and matched to equal 5 units.
We will have additional information such as catering menus, ice pricing, ordering assistance, and party-specific information soon.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Party team.