From now through April 24 at 11:59pm US Central time, you can apply to join the 6th floor discounted room lottery!
What is the 6th floor discounted room lottery?
Being able to stay in a room in the Concourse Hotel is one of the pleasures of WisCon — and also one of the biggest financial barriers to attending the convention. As part of our commitment to affordability, each year WisCon is able to provide a limited number of rooms with discounted rates. We hope that offering this discount can help just a few more people get to WisCon by making your stay a bit more affordable.
Though we call it a “discount,” the way it actually works is that WisCon will pick up the tab for the Sunday night of your stay. To be eligible, you must be staying at the Concourse on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. You may be staying longer, but must at least be staying on these three nights.
We generally have 5 double rooms (with 2 queen beds) available on the the sixth floor, although the number, type, and location of the rooms may vary slightly from year to year depending on what space the convention needs for programming. Because the number of discounted rooms is very limited, we make these rooms available through a lottery system — details below.
Because the rooms that are marked as “eligible discounted sleeping rooms” are on the sixth floor, that puts them on the same floor where many of the parties are held in the evenings and also where the safer spaces and the Con Suite are. This means that there’s more noise generated by foot traffic, elevators, and so on. If you are someone who needs a very quiet room with not many people passing by at all hours, then the discounted rooms may not be a good fit for you.
We do not ask specifics of your need for a room — we assume that if you request a discounted room that you need one. But because we have a limited number of eligible rooms, we offer rooms to members via a lottery. We do track who receives a discounted room and may remove an entry from the lottery drawing if that entrant was awarded a discount the previous year; this caveat is a factor only if we have more requests than rooms available. (If we do not receive more requests than rooms, then you may receive a discounted room two years in a row.)
We are accepting requests through April 24 (closing at 11:59pm Central Time). After the request window closes, we will get in touch to let you know if your request is filled.
To request to be entered into the drawing for a discount, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: ROOM RATE DISCOUNT. Include the following details:
- The first and last name your hotel reservation will be under
- Your arrival and departure dates
- The number of people in your party
- Any accessibility needs you have.
- The best email address to contact you.
Entries which do not supply all listed information will not be entered into the lottery. Please limit submissions for the discount lottery to one entry per party.
See you at WisCon!