REPOD S4E1 – Reconnecting with RECON

We’re kicking off Season Four of Reality Escape Pod with a RECON Boston recap! David and Peih-Gee are joined by Lisa Spira and Theresa Wagner. RECON was an incredibly special event with brilliant talks, amazing lobby parties, and some very special escape rooms. Magic was definitely in the air.

man and woman smiling together, both in purple shirts in front of a decorative bookcase with the recon logo. There are also framed images of a smiling young woman, and a smiling asian woman.

We recap the talks from industry leaders and discuss the amazing ARG (alternate reality game) created especially for RECON. David and Lisa give us insight on some of the aspects designed to help the convention run more smoothly. We look back fondly on the lobby parties, and Peih-Gee talks about her nefarious goal of making David cry at RECON (and how it backfired). We listen to voicemails from attendees, discuss our top secret special guest, and replay his incredible imitation of David.

RECON was truly a magical experience, judging by the response from attendees. It was a celebration of the escape room community, an experiment, and a knowledge share… We look forward to making more RECON magic in the future.

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NPH Represents Escape Rooms on Hot Ones

Neil Patrick Harris sitting across the table from Sean Evans on Hot Ones.

Recently Hot Ones host Sean Evans asked NPH what distinguishes a great escape room from a mediocre one… and he gave a great answer, especially considering that the question was asked on wing #9 and he was most certainly delirious by that point.


If you’d like to hear a deep dive with Neil on escape rooms, puzzles, magic, and games, give our interview with him a listen:

RECON Boston’s Guide to Boda Borg (August 2022)

As RECON approaches, the team is getting excited to show attendees what amazing things the greater Boston Area has to offer, including Boda Borg. While not a typical escape room experience, there are some important things to note before you go.

Boda Borg's logo beside some of the militaristic props from their game Platoon.
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Top 12 Reasons to stay at Boston Marriott Cambridge for RECON Boston 22

We have a spectacular venue…

Part of bringing the community together is having a great location for everyone to convene. The Boston Marriott Cambridge is that place for RECON. It is a comfortable, elegant location to call home for a few days. We’re confident that you’re going to love it.

The hotel rooms are available to book now and space is limited.

Marriott Cambridge exterior.

Top 12 Reasons to stay at Boston Marriott Cambridge

[1] The price is unbeatable.

[2] The talks, workshops, and discussions happen right downstairs from your room.

[3] The buses will pickup and drop off there for both group excursions: Malden Gaming District (Sunday) and Level99 (Monday). When we get back late, you’ll be right downstairs from your bed.

[4] The ARG has something special planned there.

[5] It’s conveniently located next to the Kendall Square T (Boston subway) stop on the Red Line.

[6] It’s within 15 minutes (subway ride or Uber/Lyft) from the best escape rooms in Boston.

[7] It’s accessible by plane, train, and car:

  • Arriving by plane? 15 minute Uber/Lyft or 30 minute subway ride.
  • Arriving by train? Take subway directly from South Station and arrive in 10 minutes.
  • Arriving by car? There’s a parking garage on site.

[8] You can walk to coffee, restaurants, and more.

[9] Interested in seeing the MIT campus? It’s across the street!

[10] You’ll get an exclusive RECON welcome gift when you check in to the hotel.

[11] You can extend your stay by 3 days in either direction (or both!) to take advantage of these great rates in Boston.

[12] It’s where everyone else will be staying!

Marriott Cambridge lobby.

Reminder: Early Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow

We can’t wait to experience RECON with you. We hope you’ll take advantage of the early bird discount and get your ticket now. Tomorrow is the last day to save $100. Please tell you friends!