MACE East: Becoming a Reality

MACE East is becoming a reality.    We have a signed contract with the USS North Carolina and with The Hilton Wilmington Riverside.    So now the real planning begins.    In the coming months, we will be sending out info and requests.  So be on the lookout for these updates.

MACE East 2016
January 08-10 2016
MACE on the USS North Carolina
Wilmington Hilton Riverside
Wilmington, NC

Here is some basic info on the Hilton and MACE East.   Contact information for RESERVATIONS is on our website under MACE East.

Room Rates:

1-2 People: $99 plus tax/fees

3 People: $109 plus tax/fees

4 People: $119 plus tax/fees

In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to his or her reserved departure date, the Hotel will add an early departure fee of $50.00 to that guest’s individual account.  Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

$11 per day

$15 per day for Valet Parking

MACE East Information

Registration is open for MACE East and for hotel reservations.

Registration Prices:

ADULTS (12 and up)

KIDS (8-11 years old)

7 and Under Free


$20 Adult / $15 Kid pre-registration for MACE East – this weekend registration price will last until November 15th.  This price is non-refundable.

$28 Adult / $18 Kid pre-registration – this price will start on November 16th and will continue until Tuesday, January 5th.

At the Door Pricing:

Adult     Kid

Weekend:           $45         $30

Friday:                  $15         $10

Saturday:             $25         $15

Sunday:                $15         $10



We will have concessions on site provided by the Hilton.   I will be working on menu items after MACE and should have everything scheduled with pricing the first of December.


Gaming Schedule:

We will have games at the hotel all weekend.   Our hours are:


Registration opens at 2 PM

Gaming Begins at 3 PM until 2 AM


Registration opens at 8 AM

Gaming Begins at 9 AM until 2 AM


Registration opens at 9 AM

Gaming Begins at 9 PM until 6 PM

The Battleship Plans:

We will be offering gaming on the USS North Carolina and at the hotel during the day on Saturday.   We will be on the Battleship from 9 AM until 6 PM.   We will be playing in 2 rooms, the Ward room and the Auditorium.   Our goal is to accommodate as much gaming as possible on the Battleship or in their visitor center, but we are limited in space.

We are working on shuttles to take us to and from the Battleship.  You can drive if needed though.   If things work the way I would like, we will have a shuttle drive us over in the morning and a water taxi bringing us back to the hotel at 6 PM.  I am also hoping to have the water taxi available to bring people to and from around the 1:00-2:00 slot change.

There may be a charge for the shuttles. I am still working on this.   If so, we will have a way to pre-pay online.