RECON – Reality Escape Convention

The Reality Escape Convention, or RECON for short, is an escape room and immersive gaming convention for industry professionals and players. It’s for those who believe in the future of this industry and want to shape where it goes.

Upcoming Event

RECON Remote 23

RECON Remote 23 will take place August 19 – 20, 2023, online.

The event includes a curated collection of featured talks from industry-leading speakers, streamed on the RECON website. These are accessible for FREE.

The paid ticket tiers get you access to even more event features in the RECON Discord: live Q&As, a one-of-a-kind virtual game, facilitated discussions, “birds of a feature” interest group conversations, and other socializing opportunities. This is the best way to connect with your community at RECON.

Past Events

RECON Boston 22

On August 21-22, 2022, we finally hosted RECON in person, in Boston. The event featured speakers, workshops, and off-site excursions to local escape rooms, Boda Borg and Level99. It showcased the diversity in immersive gaming, and provided actionable strategies for innovating, based on these inspirations. Plus, it was incredible to reconnect in person.

RECON 21 Global

In August of 2021, we held the second annual RECON Global, an online event that brought our global escape room community back together.

RECON 21 ushered in rebirth of escape rooms, following a year where in person entertainment had been challenged. RECON presented a collection of 14 featured talks guided by where we’re going, not where we’ve been.

RECON 20 Global

In August of 2020 we held the first annual RECON. It was supposed to be held in Boston, but in light of the pandemic we pivoted, and brought it online.

We had over 900 people in our digital venue, The RECON Discord, from at least 62 different countries, plus countless others watching live as we streamed streamed talks. RECON 20 Global was a resounding success.

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