|last updated 9/10/2007|
Parties now have two great locations to choose from.
Parties can be held at either in our Function space in main floor Salons, or in a private room on the third floor of the Portland Marriott on the Waterfront. 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97201.
First consider which type of party will work best for you: a large, very public, party in our main function party space with possibly a cash bar with a duration of no more than 4 hours, or a smaller party in a reserved private room which can be open to the general membership for as little or as long as you want (all day or all weekend).
When you have an idea which works better for you, contact the party coordinator by email for further details. There are some advantages and trade-offs depending on which type of location you choose for your party. But regardless, you must reserve a general time for your party with me and if it will be in a private room, you need to make a hotel room reservation for that party.
|Questions||Please do not approach the hotel with any party hosting questions. Contact the party coordinator by email or call 971-409-9013.|
Party hosts are responsible for the behavior of any party
attendees who are not members of the convention. Party guests
who are non-members of the convention are not allowed to use
Please be considerate of others when it comes to noise. Obey all directives coming from the hotel. Noise outside of the party floor is prohibited. No music or service areas can be in outside areas.
Do not move beds in party rooms. Should you need a bed moved, please contact the hotel.
If you decorate the hotel rooms, do not do anything that will damage the furniture, walls or ceilings of the room.
OryCon is not responsible for any damage you do to rooms. The hotel will bill the party host for any damages.
Checkout times are the same for party rooms as any other room. If you need a late checkout, then please check with the hotel; but consider that the party occupying the room after you may be affected by your late checkout. Late checkout can be arranged for free, if done in advance.
|Tipping||Please tip generously any staff that helps you bring supplies to your party room.|
|Appliances||Personal rooms will have mini-refrigerators, on request subject to limited availability. The hotel prohibits the use of larger refrigerators or any other appliances not supplied by them.|
|Publicizing Your Party at Con||Party fliers may be
posted only in designated areas. Nothing may be affixed permanently
to the hotel walls. Please do not violate this rule or your party
and room reservation is subject to cancellation.
At the con, you can submit your party information to the convention newsletter called the Daily-Zine, which will be distributed throughout the convention.
|Food and Drink||Our arrangement with the hotel is
fairly standard. We do not have a corkage waiver but the hotel will
be somewhat tolerant. You can bring in your own supplies and food
for parties held in party rooms but please be discrete.
If you are planning to serve food or alcohol at your party, please be discreet. Do not:
When you check in, the Hotel will know that you are throwing a party. You will get an information sheet, and you will be billed accordingly.
If you have a question which is not covered here, please contact us by email.
Party coordinator is John Williamson, who can also answer any additional detailed or offbeat questions you may have.
OryCon 29 is a production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.