Hey fellow con goers. This week, I’m going to take a look at yet another important aspect of being at a convention. I’m not talking about cosplaying or masquerades. Oh no, I’m talking about the hotel room. For some it’s a place to sleep. For others, it’s a place to change out of costume. It might even be a place to eat food. Who knows, maybe all of the above. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to know how to properly stay in a hotel room. Trust me, these tips will help you prevent a lot of unnecessary drama in your room and beyond at the con.


There are two ways you can go about getting a room. The first way is reserving a room yourself. As I’ve stated in my past article, BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY! This will prevent you from not having a room when the convention approaches…especially for larger cons. Once you’ve booked your room, unless you’re planning to stay by yourself, ask people to room with you. That way, you’ll cut down the cost of the room and save money. There are some things that you want to be sure to do though in regards to getting people for the room.



On the flip side, if you don’t feel comfortable booking a room, why not ask to join up another room. Of course, there are some guidelines for this too:



With these guidelines, you should be ready to have a rockin’ good time at the convention…well at least in your room. But of course you have to make sure that you keep everything in order in the room. So, with that said, here are a few guidelines for the room.



I know this is a lot of advice, but trust me; it’ll make the hotel room go much smoothly. There will be no drama, and it’ll just be a fun time. I want to close with this; your hotel room (for that weekend at least) is kind of like your family. Everyone needs to be treated with respect. Have fun, spend some time together before you guys go your separate ways for the weekend and beyond. Even if it’s sharing a quick bite with them or having a short conversation, it’ll make all the difference.  Have fun :)

Next week, how do you manage yourself on the con floor? This is both in the dealer room, in the lobbies, in panels, etc. Until then, see you on the con floor.