Early Event Submission Ends February 19
The first deadline is around the corner: early event submission ends February 19 - just over a week away.
Event submitted during the early submission period are reviewed and placed before other events, so make sure to get your schedule in as soon as possible to make it more likely we can accommodate any special requests you might have for space or specific times.
If you have any questions about the submission or placement process, don't hesitate to ask: you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the GM forum. Many question are answered on the Host page or in the Event Host Policy, but if you need help, just reach out.
Attendee Housing Opens Sunday
As a quick reminder, attendee housing opens on Sunday. If you need to get a room, make sure to buy your badge before midnight (eastern) tonight and you'll be given a randomized access time to the general block on Sunday. If you get your badge after that midnight deadline, you will be at the back of the queue, so don't wait until the last minute.
GM badges do not provide access to the attendee housing block and they will not be assigned before Sunday anyway.
For more information on how the whole process will work, refer to the general email blast about it.
Rooms in the GM hotel block are not assigned until June and should only be viewed as a back-up in case you can't get a room another way, so if you have not already secured a room another way, you will want to try to get one on Sunday.
Badge, Hotel, & Special Request Forms
We're trying something new this year and requests for GM badges, hotel rooms, and special requests will be handled via Google Forms instead of emails and Excel files.
Once you have submitted your events, feel free to submit a request for GM badges. Those will be processed once event review and placement is taken care of.
You can request GM hotel rooms as well, though those will not be processed until June. Each room you request will need to be submitted separately, and be aware that GM hotel room inventory is limited. Again, it is meant to serve as a fall-back plan, not a primary method of getting housing.
Finally, if you have any special requests that extend beyond a single event, fill out a Special Request form. Depending on your exact needs, you may need to submit multiple forms here, as well. These could include an HQ table, power, special table layout for your area, etc.