The Lunarians will hold Lunacon 2017 from April 7-9, 2017 at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.
The Marriott previously hosted Lunacons from 1986-1990.
Stuart C. Hellinger, Lunarians (2) President, outlined the reasons behind these decisions.
After Lunacon 2016, we spent some time reviewing everything that happened during the convention and we realized that even though our hotel had hosted 22 of the previous 24 Lunacons, it no longer fit the convention’s needs or that of our attendees. There were issues with the function space, the hotel layout, other concerns that worked against the convention and its enjoyment by our members. Accordingly, we decided to reevaluate what we were doing and reach out to other hotels to see if we could find a better property that would enhance the Lunacon experience.
The Westchester Marriott will nicely fits our needs. The primary function space is on one level, with only a handful of smaller, breakout rooms on another floor, easily accessible by the hotel’s elevators. In addition, the Marriott has more than enough bedrooms and two excellent restaurants on site. There is even a major supermarket practically next door. In the event that there are additional bedrooms needed, there are other hotels a short distance away, including a Courtyard by Marriott.
John W. Upton will chair the convention. His Guests of Honor will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.
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Hellinger also explained why the convention is being held in April, although past Lunacons have been in March.
When the Marriott advised that our preferred dates in March were not available, but offered the first full weekend in April 2017, we looked at a calendar and made the decision that, while the date change would not be ideal, the later dates had many advantages to benefit Lunacon and its attendees.
The April date means Lunacon 2017 won’t have a scheduling conflict with HELIOsphere, the new convention led by a former Lunacon chair Mark Richards which debuts March 10-12, 2017 – also in Tarrytown, New York.