All parties are currently planned to be on the second and third floors of the Westchester Marriott. The Con Suite is currently planned to be on the third floor, but please check for the location at the Convention. All other floors of the hotel are “Non-Active (Non-Party or Quiet)” floors.
Parties outside of the “Active (Party)” block WILL be shut down by hotel security and/or the Convention.
We will do our best to accommodate all parties and their specific needs, but we cannot make any guarantees.
If you'd like to host a party (public or private), you must register with us in advance and use a room in the “Active (Party)” room block.
If there are noise complaints made to the Hotel about your party, you will receive one polite warning. If there is a second noise complaint about your party, it will be closed down. Neither Lunacon, the New York Science Fiction Society – the Lunarians (2), Inc. nor the Hotel will provide any compensation to guests should any party be closed down.
There are also a limited number of Suites available at the Marriott, but they are not on the “Active” floors. If you are interested in one, please contact us at . All suites MUST be booked through us. All available suites in the hotel are assigned to and by the Convention, so please get your requests in to us as soon as possible. We will provide the Suite rates upon your request.
Being in a Party room on one of the “Active” floors also ensures you are covered by Lunacon's corkage agreement (allowing you to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks). Parties may be "open" (all Convention members welcome, and with doors open or ajar) or "closed" (invitation only). Serving of alcohol is not allowed in open party areas. All open parties will be listed in the Convention newsletter.
Parties in a hotel room are considered the responsibility of the person who rented the room. Thus, a person throwing a party in his or her hotel room has the right to eject any person from his or her party if he or she deems that the person is behaving inappropriately. Party hosts are responsible for adhering to Convention policies, hotel rules, and local, state, and federal laws.
Reminder, alcoholic beverages may not be served at open parties. Open parties serving alcohol will be closed down.
Parties posting flyers or other advertisements around the Convention will be treated as open parties and subject to the alcohol restriction.
Conventions are fantastic places to hold a geek-friendly party. A lot of the stress and effort of normal party planning (like getting people in the building in the first place, or having a nearby source of ice!) is handled magically by the convention or the hotel, so you can focus on the important details of making your room-based gathering fun, safe, and (if appropriate) well-targeted to your theme or club or con.
If you're interested in running a room party, may provide some insights to help you to get your soirée on track to give other members a really great time. Check back here as we find similarly helpful guides to add to this.
Keep in mind that not all suggestions are applicable to Lunacon, and we urge you to look up the rules of our Convention and hotel to avoid any party planning conflicts between your ideas and our reality (more than one convention has had its life cut off or severely threatened, for instance, by public parties openly serving alcoholic beverages or in some cases charging for drinks). Please use discretion, and if you have questions you can direct them to .