Thursday, March 8, 2018

Historicon 2019 Moves to... Lancaster?

In the midst of the latest storm and overinflated snowfall totals, the Board of Directors at HMGS snuck in a mid-afternoon annoucement.

Historicon 2019 will occur at the Lancaster Marriot & Lancaster County Convention Center.

Historicon® 2019 Finds a New Home
The HMGS Board of Directors are excited to announce that Historicon® 2019 will be hosted at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square & Lancaster County Convention Center.
Features of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square:

Single through Quad Occupancy
$145 per NightIncludes Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking (normally $18.00 per night) with in & out privileges
New 12-story guestroom tower under construction
Complimentary guest-room Wi-Fi for any guests that are Marriott Rewards Members (free to sign up)
No resort fees and complimentary access to pool and fitness center for all overnight guests

Restaurants Within 1-3 Block Radius

88 Chinese Express
Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub
Aussie and the Fox
Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Bruno’s Sandwiches
Carr’s Restaurant
Character’s Pub
Cocina Mexicana
House of Pizza
Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli
Jimmy John’s
La Casa Bella Ristorante
La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery
La Piazza Italian Restaurant
Lancaster Cupcake
Lancaster Dispensing Company
Marion Court Room
On Orange
Passenger Coffee
Penn Square Grille
Pour Wine | Draft | Social
Prince Street Café
Sakura Asian Fusion
Silantra Asian Street Kitchen
Spyro Gyro
Sugar on Top
The Loft
The Pressroom
Tropical Smoothie Café
Yorgo’s Restaurant and Lounge

Across the street from the country's oldest farmers' market

Market Hours: Tue. 6:00a-4:00p, Fri. 6:00a-4:00p, Sat. 6:00a-2:00p

Features of the LCCC:
90,000 sqft of meeting and event space
New carpeting in all meeting and pre-function areas
New LED lighting in Freedom Hall
Easy street access for unloading
Penn Square Parking Garage next door – 756 spaces
East King Street Garage 1 block away – 448 spaces
Prince Street Garage 1 ½ blocks away – 1,126 spaces
See You There in 2019!
Certainly a solid upsell to all those who love Lancaster, but hate the Host. Room rates are comparable with the Host and other "in-season" hotels. The prospect of paying for parking presents some new issues, but if people can run games at Origins and GenCon, everyone can come to an amicable arrangement that 49% will still gripe about.

Of course, they also didn't mention the actual dates for the cons... Obviously, there will be more to come. 

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