Where is this? It will take place at the Clarion Inn & Event Center in Frederick, MD. We have an AMAZING discounted hotel rate for attendees and a really unique event space that we look forward to sharing with you. This is a full-service venue with restaurant & bar, as well as fun features such as a pool and indoor putt-putt course. There is plenty of free parking available to attendees, and if you manage to find time to leave the venue during the event, it’s next door to the FSK mall, giving you many options for food and shopping.
Address: 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: (301) 694-7500
We are excited about the unique space that we have available for gaming. It’s an indoor open courtyard (complete with fake clouds) that gives us quite a large amount of open gaming space! In addition, we’ve secured two conference rooms that directly open off of that big open area to use for more dedicated gaming areas, tournaments and group roleplaying games, plus a separate vendor area and room for a silent game auction! We should have plenty of room for everyone (and if we grow large enough, we have a whole separate ballroom we could also contract!)
The area also includes a built-in stage that we’ll be using for our evening musical concerts!
We’ve negotiated a block rate of only $99/night if you wish to stay at the venue with us! Given that we have plans to run gaming until late into the night, we think you just might want to. You have two options for booking within the group and getting the discount. You can either call the hotel directly at (301) 694-7500 and say that you are with the ‘BFGcon’ group. Or you can use the button below to book directly online. Please reach out to us if you have any issues getting your room booked or if the website claims that the block is full. We will get it extended!
In fact, if you want the ultimate tabletop experience, we have a few first-come-first-served rooms that are literally right in the event space, so that you can walk outside your hotel room and immediately into the gaming. They open onto a balcony just above the gaming floor, and you could choose to open your room and/or balcony into an extended private gaming area with friends! (You will need to call the hotel directly to guarantee one of these rooms if desired.)
If you are driving to BFGcon you’ll find that it’s an easy drive. Google Maps will directly take you to the venue, and there is ample free parking for both overnight and day-guests. For guests who plan on using public transportation to reach the venue, we’ve put together some helpful information below:
Reaching the venue from the Monocacy MARC Station
Reaching the venue from Shady Grove Metro Station
Using the MARC Commuter Train