Now Available: RECON Keynote by The Escape Game

This fall RECON is rereleasing each Featured Talk from this summer’s RECON ’20 Global. These talks will all be made accessible for free on the Room Escape Artist YouTube.

The RECON ’20 Keynote by The Escape Game is now available!

Featured Talk Information

This presentation opened RECON ’20 Global.

Jonathan Murrell, Mark Flint, James Murrell
Jonathan Murrell, Mark Flint, and James Murrell

Details: Originally presented on Sunday, August 23 at 10:00 (New York)

Speakers: The Leadership Team from The Escape Game

Company: The Escape Game

Abstract: The RECON keynote presentation shares insights and experiences from operating a world class escape room business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given how many facilities TEG operates across different parts of the United States, you’ll hear many unique and relevant perspectives. As passionate advocates for this industry and an important part of our community, their emphasis on customer experience comes from the heart, and they explain how much that makes a difference.

Watch Party & Conversation

One of the most amazing parts of RECON was experiencing the Featured Talks with others. We invite you to join us tomorrow to continue the conversation from RECON. Bring your questions for The Escape Game – they’ll be attending!


Date: Friday, September 18

Time: You can join the watch party starting at exactly 2:15pm (NYC time), or just join in on the post-video conversation at 3:00pm (NYC time).

Location: The RECON Discord

If you’re not already registered for RECON, you can register here.

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.

Each of the 15 talks will be made available for free on our YouTube channel this fall. We’ll release one each week.

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

Support RECON

This event including all the Featured Talks were produced for free, but we couldn’t do this without the support of our Patreon Backers. If you receive value from these videos, and have the means to support this effort, we would love to have you join our Patreon community.

Announcing a Special REA Patreon Perk: Join the REA Patreon Today!

It’s been almost 2 years since we launched our Patreon and we couldn’t be more thankful for the community of folks who are helping us as we continue to grow Room Escape Artist.

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New This Fall

At RECON, we presented 15 Featured Talks over the span of two days.

This fall, we’re making these talks available on the REA YouTube Channel. Follow us on YouTube and each week you’ll see a new talk.

REA Patreon backers ($5/month and up) receive access to these talks before anyone else. They already have access to The RECON Keynote by The Escape Game.

If you are eager to rewatch our talk 2020: The State of the Escape Room Industry you can support us on Patreon today. This talk is next! It will be accessible to Patreon backers very soon.

Graph of US Escape Room Facilities Over Time
2020: The State of the Escape Room Industry

More Than Videos

By joining the REA Patreon community you get so much more than early video access. This is an amazing group of people that we reach out to for inspiration and to be a sounding board for new ideas. We share stories and discuss the games and innovation that push our understanding of this industry.

We continually introduce unplanned perks. In the past 6 months, we brought our Patreon backers with us to play the Global Dominance, invited Patreon backers to join the RECON Discord early to kick the tires, and livestreamed a Patreon-only RECON retrospective.

These folks are our community within a community, and we’d love for you to join in.

Your Support

Please support our mission to provide well-researched, rational, and reasonably humorous pieces that push the industry forward. You can help our efforts to build a community of players and creators that will sustain the escape room industry for the future. Your support goes toward our website improvements, industry research, event production, and more.

We Asked and Gratuitous Sets Answered: Check Out the Videos!

Back in June we asked if you had any questions for Gratuitous Sets.

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We had a ton of fun asking Mark and Matt your questions and hearing their answers.

We hope you’ll check out these informative and hilarious videos by Gratuitous Sets.

It was awesome to collaborate with these guys and we look forward to our next opportunity.

Thank you, Gratuitous Sets, for promoting RECON to your audience!

If you aren’t subscribed to the Gratuitous Sets YouTube channel, subscribe now. You’re missing out.

An Insider’s Look at Day 1 of RECON ’20

Day 1 Response

We are so overwhelmed by your response to RECON. Your energy made the event come to life!

Next Up… Day 2

Lisa and David Spira from Room Escape Artist will open day two with the 2020 US Escape Room Industry Report. You’ll see the written report publish here soon.

This will be followed by 6 more Featured Talks and tons more conversation.

At the end of our day, we hope you’ll meet us in the RECON Discord for virtual drinks🥂

It’s not too late to join in!

Watch the talks here from 10:00 – 20:00 (New York time) today.
Register today and join the conversation of the RECON community!