Booking a Hotel Room
MAGFest is returning to the Gaylord National Hotel this January! Save the date, mark your calendar, request off work, and book plane tickets for January 4–7, 2018. Rooms in National Harbor are sold out, but there are many hotels a short 10 minute drive/taxi/lyft away that WILL NOT sell out, so everyone will be able to get a room.
Eligible pre-registered attendees get first chance at discount rooms
We had sent a link and password to "early-bird" Attendees (and vendors) who registered before the hotel information deadline, and indicated interest in booking a hotel room. That password could initially only be used to book one room. We originally opened discount rooms for booking in mid-October, and sent out a second wave in November. Now that all early bird registrants have been given an opportunity to book a discounted room, the service is now available to the general public aka non-early-birds (see below).
Early-bird registrants whose reservations were booked though Experient that have a "pending" reservation status do not need to take further action, and will be booked at the closest available official MAGFest hotel.
Room booking for non-early-bird registrants
Discounted rooms are only available through MAGFest's official hotel booking provider Experient. If discount rooms at official MAGFest hotels are sold out, the Experient site will list a link to a third-party hotel search tool to book at other non-official hotels. Rooms booked with the third-party tool are at hotels not affiliated with MAGFest and neither MAGFest nor Experient have control over potentially stringent deposit and/or refund policies.
Suite requests are now closed, and selected recipients will be contacted shortly.
Only at the Gaylord, MAGFest can arrange for rooms to be grouped together in room blocks. Attendees must have an existing Gaylord room reservation to create or join a block.
To create a room block, choose a block leader, and have them fill out this form. Afterwards, anyone who wishes to join the room block should write "ROOM BLOCK: block name here" in the additional comments field as they book their Gaylord room through Experient. The block name may be added/modified/removed from an existing reservation, but all block requests must be received by December 1st, 2017.
Hotel Mailing List
If you'd like to be updated about MAGFest 2018 hotel news, we will send updates out on this list whenever we have news about MAGFest 2018 room blocks. The initial announcement of MAGFest 2018 room blocks will not be sent on this mailing list, you must have met the registration deadline for the event to be included in that announcement.