Complete details about registration are here. If you're 18 or older at the time of the convention, right now your registration badge costs $45; $25 if you're 13 to 17 at the time of the convention. The current rate lasts until pre-reg ends a week before the convention. Click here to register online right now. The at-the-door rate is $50. Day and weekend rates are here.
See Volunteering for how to get a badge reimbursement.
The Crown Plaza Hotel in Romulus, MI borders on highway I-94 at exit 198 (Merriman Rd).
If you are driving from southeastern or eastern states in the US, you'll want to get to I-75 and take it to I-94 east. Take I-94 east four mile to exit 198 (Merriman Rd). Take Merriman Rd north about 3 miles and the hotel will be on the left hand side of the road.
If you're driving from Grand Rapids or Lansing, take I-96 east. Merge onto I-275 south. When I-275 comes to I-94, go east on I-94 for four miles to exit 198 (Merriman Rd). Take Merriman Rd north about 3 miles and the hotel will be on the left hand side of the road.
If you're driving from Wisconsin or Chicago, get to highway I-94 just east of Chicago. Take that east to exit 198 (Merriman Rd). Take Merriman Rd north about 3 miles and the hotel will be on the left hand side of the road.
The main local airport is Detroit Metro in Romulus, Michigan. The main road running north out of the airport is Merriman. Take it about about 4 miles and the hotel will be on the left hand side of the road.
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The Penguicon hotel is still taking reservations. More information on reserving a room is here. Please direct all calls for reserving a room to The Crown Plaza Hotel. The corporate headquarters of any hotel chain is sometimes not as clueful as their friendly local hotel staff.
The complimentary Consuite is great for quenching your thirst and eating cereal, fruit, sandwiches, soup, chupaquesos, and so forth. That comes included with your registration badge. However, we recommend one non-Consuite meal per day.
You can get all kinds of things by working a few hours on easy tasks. Sit in front of a door checking attendance badges, carry things, watch the Anime room and change DVDs, load or unload the truck, or other random unskilled labor. We use a paper currency called Whuffie, which is spent to receive rewards. See the Volunteering page for the latest details. Last updated April 11.