MisCon is Moving Downtown
Saturday, October 10:
It’s big announcement time.
To put it plainly, we’ve outgrown Ruby’s, and are thrilled to announce that MisCon is moving downtown in 2016!
This isn’t to say that leaving Ruby’s isn’t bittersweet for us all. Of course it is. Everyone knows we love Ruby’s. They’ve done so many great things for MisCon over the past fifteen years, that we wish we didn’t have to leave. But as MisCon continues to grow, we’re putting an increasingly bigger burden on the hotel (by converting private rooms into programming, gaming, and merchant rooms and by filling every spare inch of the place with some sort of convention activity).
The more immediate problem this year is the massive loss of parking where Joker’s Wild (and the vacant lot beyond it) used to be. If we stayed at Ruby’s, we’d be forced to work out some kind of shuttle system. We don’t think a shuttle would be good for the convention.
We’re sad to leave Ruby’s, but we’re excited to bring MisCon to the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown.
It sits in the heart of downtown Missoula along the Clark Fork River, adjacent to Bess Reed Park, Caras Park, a ton of great restaurants, bars, a couple distilleries, the university, the Hip Strip, and just about everything else that gives Missoula its fun and interesting vibe. We’re losing the creekside at Ruby’s, but we’re gaining a river.
Ruby’s has already cancelled all MisCon reservations, so you don’t need to call and cancel.
The Holiday Inn features 3 stories of rooms that wrap around a 5-storey indoor atrium. The atrium will be the central hub of the convention (with gaming tables, merchants, and a hangout area), so if you pick an atrium-facing room, you’ll have a small balcony and can see what’s happening.
There are 2 room blocks: “MisCon," the outside-facing rooms, and “League of Explorers,” which includes all atrium-facing rooms. The convention rate is $129 per night, the same rate Ruby’s had this year. Parking is free in the hotel lot.
You can call to reserve rooms here: 406-721-8550, or you can use the following links to book rooms in either of the room blocks:
Outside-facing rooms: MisCon
Atrium-facing rooms: League of Explorers
We also want to note that the staff at the Holiday Inn has been friendly and welcoming so far. They’re excited to fill their hotel with all of us (two members of their executive staff are regular MisCon attendees). They’ve helped work up a great layout for the convention--we’ll post a map and more details soon.