UPDATE: MACE East & The Battleship

The good news, MACE East is still taking place, but it is with great disappointment that I have to break some bad news.   Due to construction issues, the Ward Room on the USS North Carolina will not be completed in time for the convention.   So, we will not be playing on the Battleship.   The loss of that room left us very little space to game.  We had planned to use the Mess Hall for overflow if necessary, but that would not be a great space for the main event.

I apologize for the loss of the Battleship and understand if any of you decide not to come to the convention.

But MACE East moves on!   Once MACE is over, we will start working on MACE East and bring some great gaming to Wilmington and all the guys there.   The goal for 2017 will be to play on the Battleship.  So, in a way, this is a good thing.  It will allow us to develop this new event before we add the obstacles that the Battleship brings to the mix.

Thank you for your continued interest in the MACE events.   I look forward to seeing you in Charlotte, Wilmington or Asheville.

Thanks,

Jeff

 

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.

Parking
$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

WEEKEND

$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

 

Food:

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:

Friday

Registration opens at 2 PM

Gaming Begins at 3 PM until 2 AM

Saturday

Registration opens at 8 AM

Gaming Begins at 9 AM until 2 AM

Sunday

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.

 

Thanks,

Jeff