Now Available: Tickets to RECON ’21 Global

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for RECON ’21 Global. The event will take place online August 22-23.

Reemergence

For the past year, in much of our community, escape rooms have been largely dormant. We see this summer as their rebirth, with RECON ’21 ushering in change. Together, we’ll cast aside old ways of thinking and embrace new ideas. We present a collection of featured talks guided by where we’re going, not where we’ve been.

We look forward to welcoming you to RECON ’21 Global.

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Ticket Options

There are three types of tickets available:

  • RECON Basic
  • RECON Pro
  • RECON VIP
RECON 21 tickets, something for everybody, everywhere. Starts at Free.

You can also enhance your ticket with the RECON Play Pass (now available at the early bird price) and the Virtual Escape Jam.

To learn more about each ticket option, visit the RECON website.

More About RECON

We are really excited about this summer’s RECON!

Programming

The programming team is putting together an outstanding lineup of featured talks from a global cast of speakers. You can see the featured talks we’ve already announced here, with many more to be announced soon.

We’re also bringing some of last year’s speakers back to host workshops for the RECON Pro ticket holders. These are a new interactive format for RECON.

Games

The games team is curating the RECON Play Pass, the best way to experience games as part of this event. We have a lot in the works with this one and more details will be available soon!

Plus, the popular Virtual Escape Jam will be back on Friday August 20 (before RECON officially begins). Last year’s Virtual Escape Jam sold out, so don’t delay in purchasing this ticket enhancement.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

In the past week, we’ve started signing sponsors and exhibitors. These are companies with products for industry professionals and players – and they offer some pretty neat stuff. If you have something to share with the RECON audience, let us know.

Stay Informed

If you want to stay up to date on everything RECON, sign up for the RECON newsletter here.

Or better yet, get your ticket today while all ticket types are still available.

REA Presents: Playful Isolation (Panel) at Everything Immersive’s Spring Fling

This weekend our friends at No Proscenium are hosting Everything Immersive’s Spring Fling. This event celebrates the ingenuity of the immersive & experiential creative community.

We are thrilled to be hosting a panel with talented digital experience creators.

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Panel Details

Playful Isolation: Creating & Enjoying Theatrical Digital Escape Games (Panel)

  • Date: March 27th
  • Time: 11:30am Pacific / 2:30pm Eastern

Guests:

Moderated by: David Spira

For the past year, remote play has brought about rapid change within the escape room industry. We have gathered a handful of creators who have produced especially theatrical games for a discussion moderated by David Spira of Room Escape Artist. Together they will unpack how they went about making these games, what makes them fun, and what has been gained by the immersive community in the process. Balancing the creators on the panel, Reality Escape Pod co-host Peih-Gee Law will share a player’s perspective on a year enjoying these games from her home.

Tickets

Tickets to Spring Fling are only $10, and you’ll get you access to a lot more than just this panel.

Check out the complete schedule here.

RECON Update: Announcing RECON ’21 Global – 100% Digital

Given the continued uncertainty around group gatherings and global travel restrictions, we have decided to postpone the Boston event and go 100% digital again for 2021. RECON Global returns August 22-23, 2021!

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Key Information

In 2021, we’re excited to bring back RECON Global, a 100% digital convention. It will take place August 22-23.

RECON Boston has been officially postponed to August of 2022.

All RECON Boston ticket holders, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are receiving emails with more information today.

Background

By hosting RECON digitally, we ensure the education, games, and opportunities core to RECON are more accessible to the many in our community who have endured incredible hardships this past year.

As a team, we feel that it is more important to confidently put together the best possible event for our community than it is for us to produce an in-person event. We’ve elected to remove the uncertainty for our ticket holders, vendors, sponsors, and ourselves.

With the 2021 digital event, and future in-person events, we can continue to build a resilient, global escape room industry together. Just as we did last year, we’ll continue to adapt as necessary. We’re committed to an incredible RECON ‘21 Global and RECON ‘22 Boston.

Tickets

Tickets to RECON ‘21 Global will be available soon. There will be a number of ticket options, including opportunities to watch our main stage talks for free.

To know when tickets become available, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Get Involved

You’re invited to support RECON as a sponsor, exhibitor, or speaker. We offer multiple opportunities to share products, services, games, experience, and knowledge with a broader audience.

Thank you!

…to the fantastic RECON team. With their help, we are building an even more elaborate digital event than we hosted last summer. We are constantly amazed by their skills, knowledge, and drive

… to the Boston Marriott Cambridge, who has been a valued partner through these challenging times. The staff has gone above and beyond to support us in postponing our event at their venue.

… the sponsors, exhibitors, ticket holders, speakers, and volunteers. We deeply appreciate your support of RECON, and we’re excited to continue to bring you incredible events, both digitally in 2021 and in Boston in 2022.

RECON ‘20 Video Library

If you missed any of the talks from RECON ‘20, the complete video library is now available for free.

For a Good Time… You’re Invited to Total Escape of the Heart

Our third Virtual Escape Jam is 3 weeks away, and we’re pushing creative boundaries with it:

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These jams have consistently produced incredible games, and I cannot wait for this one.

You can find all of the details here.

We’d love to have you join our community of professional, amateur, and first-time escape game designers.

Tickets are only $60 for this full-day workshop, and there’s a discount for bringing a friend who has never joined before. Purchase your tickets here.

Tickets On Sale! Virtual Escape Jam: Total Escape of the Heart

We are thrilled to introduce our third Virtual Escape Jam, co-hosted by Room Escape Artist and game designers Jeb Havens and Tommy Honton.

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Total Escape of the Heart – adapted & performed by Hivemind reviewer Cara Mandel

Event Details

  • Date: February 21, 2021
  • Time: 10:30am – 7pm Eastern
  • Location: The internet… more specifically, The RECON Discord
  • Theme: Romance & Love
  • Virtual Showcase: Saturday February 27 (time tbd)
  • Price: $60
  • Tickets: Available Now!

Learn More

The Virtual Escape Jam is an event hosted via the internet for anyone who loves playing, designing, and learning about escape room-style challenges and puzzles, all while meeting new people and having a blast!

To read more about Virtual Escape Jams and/ or purchase a ticket, visit our Virtual Escape Jam page.