Frequently Asked Questions
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR A KUBLACON Badge EVEN IF I JUST WANT TO ATTEND THE FLEA MARKET OR SEE THE EXHIBIT HALL?
Yes, to join in all the fun you’ll need to buy a badge for either the full weekend or one day. This is true for ALL our events, including the flea market, auction, and Exhibit Hall.
I’m a parent and don’t play, do I have to pay?
For the most part, the answer to this is Yes. In some cases, if you are at KublaCon with a younger child and are there JUST to supervise them, and to not play games with them, we may offer you a Parent-In-Tow Badge. You’ll need to go to the registration desk and explain your situation.
Do I have to stay at the hotel to attend?
No, you don’t. Many people commute from their homes or may choose to stay at other hotels nearby. We encourage you to stay at the Host hotelS, because it allows you to immerse yourself into your gaming experience, and not have to worry about driving or playing ‘too late.’
How can I pay for KublaCon?
We can take Visa/MC/Amex/Discover either online or at the show. We do NOT take checks at the show, but we can do so if you mail in a pre-registration.
Do I have to Pre-Register if I’m running a game?
The short answer to this is generally NO. In the past we would require that you pre-pay for your registration, and then you would get reimbursed after you’d completed your volunteering hours. That is no longer the case.
We are trusting you to do your committed events! If you fail to do so without good cause, you may be barred from running games in the future.
Likewise, remember that you must run a MINIMUM of 6 hours as a GM, or for 8 hours as a Volunteer to get a free badge for the weekend.
Where can I park at KublaCon?
You can self-park your car at the Hyatt for $10 a day… but the lot fills up quickly, and there are no in/out privileges.
The Crowne Plaza also has parking for KublaCon attendees at $10 a day, no in/out. The KublaCon Shuttle leaves the Crowne every 20 minutes, making it easy to park and play at either hotel.
There is an old theater across the street where the restaurant and dance club are located. We have arranged for parking so long as you do not park in the front of the restaurant, in back near the Bay Bridge Club or sleep in your car overnight (this arrangement is subject to change without notice).
We have also contracted with the City of Burlingame for a lot behind the Crowne Plaza. Tickets are $15 per day and can be bought on our website buy clicking BUY A BADGE and finding the Parking tab.
There is also abundant parking just north of the Hyatt at the Millbrae BART station. The KublaCon shuttle will make regular stops at BART and pick people up just past the CalTrain entrance.
KublaCon is not responsible for lost or stolen articles of any kind, at any time.
How old do my children have to be before I’m required to pay for them?
We are always pleased to see families join us for KublaCon!! We really pride ourselves on being a family friendly convention with games and areas dedicated strictly to young or teen players!!
To that end we have instituted two pricing schemes for our young attendees. If your child is age 5 to 12 then the cost for a weekend pass is always $40. If your child in age 4 or younger, they are always free. Check with the Registration desk for the specific requirements for badging or wrist banding your children for their safety and security.
Shuffled events as a team or couple?
The Shuffler doesn’t accommodate teams, and while you may get lucky to get assigned to the same event with a specific friend or partner, there is no guarantee. In the case where you are not assigned together, we suggest the following:
1) For Tabletop events consider:
a) Show up at the event’s listed time with your friend and attempt to get a seat at the game. For TBL, this is quite likely and most boardgames have the ability to flex size-wise depending on numbers of copies of the game. If you own the game, bring it with you!
b) Use the game library and game flag system to start or join a boardgames taking place in open gaming
2) For Roleplaying and Larping events:
a) Show up at the event’s listed time with your friend and attempt to get a seat at the game. For RPG, this is less likely than most boardgames, but openings do happen.
b) Participate in one of our organized play groups such as Pathfinder Society or D&D Adventurer’s League. The can almost always seat you at a game that will accommodate a partner, an will match the level at which you like to play.