"What's all the fuss about this 'ConSuite' anyway?"
Hospitality is an important part of Writercon. Our membership comes from, literally, all over the world to participate in panels on every aspect of writing. We are here to work at making ourselves better, more marketable writers, to hone our craft and improve our skills - but many of us also use this as a time to reconnect with friends old and new, and we want to make every moment count when we only have a few of them wedged into all the great programming and events during this single weekend.
The consuite is the place to kick back and relax, either alone or with those friends. You can grab a bite to eat, have a few drinks and laugh out loud. You can read some great fic from the reading library. There are often events, both scheduled and impromptu happening in hospitality, so come on down during the weekend and say hi!
Hospitality has a budget, but it primarily runs off its own donations. Though we all know that beer, chocolate, coffee and orange food are essentials to any con, we provide more than just the traditional con food groups. Whether it's some cereal in the morning, a salad at lunch or sandwich at dinner time, we want to make sure that no congoer has to subsist on McDonalds or cold pizza for the whole weekend. We simply ask that you thoughtfully consider making a donation.
Speaking of having a good time in the consuite - Writercon is famous for our margaritas! At Writercon in Atlanta, we burned out the motor in the blender in 24 hours. We're hoping to be better prepared this time. As in the past, we'll have a fairly diverse bar selection and hope you'll spend some time toasting the good times and sharing laughter and stories when you have time to do so. For anyone flying out Monday morning, don't forget to come to the dead dog party on Sunday night - come say goodbye with a bang!
As always, we are please to have non-alcoholic, vegetarian and vegan options available.