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.

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.

A Video Q&A with Sera Dodd

Sera Dodd and her partner Sharan are the most experienced escape room players in the Western World. Sera has seen a lot of stuff, great and terrible. David Middleton from Bewilder Box in the UK interviewed Sera on the RECON ’20 stage.

FEATURED TALK INFORMATION

A Conversation with the Western World’s Most Experienced Escape Room Player

Details: Originally presented Sunday, August 23 at 12:30 (New York)

Speakers: Sera Dodd & David Middleton

Company: ERIC & Bewilder Box

Abstract: Sera Dodd (and her partner Sharan) have played over 1,500 escape rooms. Sera will be interviewed by David Middleton, co-owner of the Bewilder Box in the UK. Together they will explore the observations and evolution of a player through more than 1,500 escape rooms. Through this conversation, you’ll gain insight into what makes a good escape room and how to find your own path to enjoyment.

Dave & Sera. Sera is speaking into a bullhorn.

About RECON ’20

RECON ’20 was Room Escape Artist’s digital escape room convention featuring 15 pre-recorded talks, live Q&As, and over 30 exhibitors. We had over 900 attendees from 62 countries watching and participating live.

We’re releasing each of the 15 talks for free on our YouTube channel this fall. You’ll find all the featured talk videos there in a single playlist by the end of this week!

Please subscribe to the RECON Newsletter to receive updates on RECON ’21 – we are just getting started.

Outdoor Games, The New Frontier


Outdoor escape games aren’t a new format, but they have been a rare format. As the world and the market continue to shift, outdoor games have become much more appealing for both players and owners. Emma Rochon (Improbable Escapes) & Fred Preddy (Escape Maze) share their experience in building beautiful outdoor adventures both in cities and more remote locations.

FEATURED TALK INFORMATION

Escape the Building: Lessons From Outdoor Escape Game Creators

Details: Originally presented Sunday, August 23 at 19:00 (New York)

Speakers: Emma Rochon & Fred Preddy

Company: Improbable Escapes & Escape Maze

Abstract: Improbable Escapes and Escape Maze were building outdoor escape games long before 2020. Emma and Fred will talk about adapting a format that is synonymous with walls into one that fits into various outdoor landscapes.

Emma Rochon & Fred Prede

About RECON ’20

RECON ’20 was Room Escape Artist’s digital escape room convention featuring 15 pre-recorded talks, live Q&As, and over 30 exhibitors. We had over 900 attendees from 62 countries watching and participating live.

We’re releasing each of the 15 talks for free on our YouTube channel this fall. You’ll find all the featured talk videos there in a single playlist by the end of this week!

Please subscribe to the RECON Newsletter to receive updates on RECON ’21 – we are just getting started.

Master Gamemasters Talk Shop

Hillary Manning & Aaron Gold had a delightful conversation on the RECON ’20 stage exploring the nuances of gamemastering. It’s a job that demands a lot, and it’s critical to the success of any escape room business.

Featured Talk Information

Guardians of Fun and Property: A Conversation Between Two Veteran Gamemasters

Details: Originally presented Sunday, August 23 at 17:30 (New York)

Speakers: Hillary Manning & Aaron Gold

Abstract: Hillary and Aaron share amusing moments and hard truths from years as gamemasters for multiple escape room companies. As an escape room professional, you’ll come away with ideas for how to properly train and empower your customer-facing employees to protect your customers and your property, all while keeping things fun. Anyone who has ever played an escape room – especially those who enjoy these games as much as Hillary and Aaron do – will appreciate that this conversation includes comedic horror stories.

Hillary & Aaron headshots.

About RECON ’20

RECON ’20 was Room Escape Artist’s digital escape room convention featuring 15 pre-recorded talks, live Q&As, and over 30 exhibitors. We had over 900 attendees from 62 countries watching and participating live.

We’re releasing each of the 15 talks for free on our YouTube channel this fall. You’ll find all the featured talk videos there in a single playlist by the end of this week!

Please subscribe to the RECON Newsletter to receive updates on RECON ’21 – we are just getting started.