RECON News: The RECON Discord, Games, and More

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Over the next 48 hours we’re opening the doors to our virtual venue, the RECON Discord Server.

Each registered attendee will receive an email asking you to check-in. Please take a minute to do this in advance of RECON. You’ll need your registration number to check-in.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can register now.

Getting Oriented

You’ll follow the 5 step check-in process to enter the RECON Discord. This takes just a few minutes.

During check-in you’ll be able to choose which channels you’re interested in following. Once you’ve completed check-in, you can click on these different channels to talk about all different topics with other attendees.

Discord … Do I Have To?

While you don’t have to join the RECON Discord to watch the Featured Talks, by joining the RECON Discord, you get access to everything RECON has to offer, which goes far beyond the content of the talks.

In the RECON Discord, you can:

  • read the flow of interesting conversations
  • join these conversations and add your own perspective
  • chat with exhibitors and sponsors
  • play games with other attendees

At RECON, we feel that building community is just as important as sharing quality content. This is our virtual venue where you can meet others and have the conversations that will continue to drive this industry forward.

If you’re new to Discord, it might feel daunting at first, but you’ll catch on quickly. I did!

Exclusive Access to Games

At RECON, we have many games available for you to play with other attendees. These are only available within Discord.

There is a whole category of channels in the RECON Discord called “Game Tables.” This is where you sign up for large group games and find teammates to play on your own.

Ctrl/Alt/Decode RECON Edition

By Great Gotham Challenge

Date: Sunday, August 23
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (New York Time)
Abstract: This abbreviated virtual race is adapted from GGC’s recent CTRL/ALT/DECODE. Teams of up to four will be eligible to compete. Similar to their NYC-based offerings, this adventure is designed to be a test of knowledge, code-cracking, digital intuition, and mettle. Unlike their previous creations however, this challenge course can be completed without ever leaving home, and without a printer!

*Disclaimer, if you have played either Chapter 1 or 2 of CTRL/ALT/DECODE: A GREAT GOTHAM CHALLENGE, we ask that you don’t sign up for this free event, as you will see some familiar clues.

How to Sign up: Within the RECON Discord, you will find a sign-up link in the #great-gotham-challenge channel in discord. Click the link and fill out the sign-up form and Great Gotham Challenge will send you everything you need to know to get started!

World Domination

by Claustrophobia

This game will run twice during RECON. As a courtesy to other convention attendees please only sign up to play it once.

Date: Sunday, August 23
Time: 11:00 – 13:00 (New York time)


Date: Monday, August 24
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (New York time)

Abstract: To press a button and realize that the world’s future now lies in your hands? That’s exactly how it happens in the online game World Domination. You have a lot to do: create new laws, boost the economy and make lucrative alliances. Or maybe just drop everything and start the third world war? Remember, the burden of power is more dangerous than it seems.

Read the Room Escape Artist review.

How to Sign up: We will release a sign-up link in the #world-domination channel in Discord 2 hours before each start time. The first 40 people to click the link and fill out the sign-up form will get to play. Claustrophobia will send you everything you need to know to get started!

Game-Coordination & Game-Table-Info

You can use the #game-coordination channel to find likeminded folks who just want to play a fun game.

In the #game-table-info channel you’ll see how to create your own voice/video “game table” to start playing with your newly found teammates. We’ve also curated a list of free experiences for you to choose from. Find it in Discord!

RECON Social Media

We invite you to follow RECON on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Especially today. Take a look.

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