- contact: email@example.com
- Sign up for the 2023 lottery
- Deadline: April 25
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 you must at least be staying on these three nights.
We generally have 5 double rooms (with 2 queen beds) available on 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 Con Suite is. 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 25 (closing at 11:59pm Central Time), which is also the deadline for reservations under the WisCon room block. After the request window closes, we will get in touch to let you know if your request is filled.
To enter, please complete the Google Form at the link below. Entries are limited to one per party – that means if you have roommates for the booked room, only one of you should apply. If you received funds from the WMAF, you are still eligible for the room rate discount as well! Please don’t self-reject!