Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.

Room Parties

"We’re not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here."
— Men in Black

All the Archon Room parties are on the ground floor of the DoubleTree Hotel, our main hotel. If you are planning on hosting a Room Party at Archon, please let us know so that we can make sure your room is on the party floor.

Two fans talk in a room party at the DoubleTree hotel.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make your room reservation for the DoubleTree Hotel. Please request that your room be reserved on the first floor.

Remember, the local constabulary will be about enforcing the King’s Peace.


When hosting a party, you will be required to read and sign a form acknowledging you understand the convention/hotel damage policy, and that you will comply with it before you can host an party. We want EVERYONE to have a great time at Archon. We encourage you to drink responsibly and be courteous to your fellow conventioneers.

If your party causes damage to your room, the hotel will bill Archon, and we will bill you. If you plan to attach anything to the walls, floor, or ceiling inside or outside of your room, you must visit the front desk and get their approval first (Hint: Use Blu-Tac/Hobby Tack/equivalent, not tape).

Two fans talk in a room party at the DoubleTree hotel.

Alcohol and the Law

As it has always been in the past and always will be, behavior which jeopardizes the convention goers will NOT be tolerated and you will be removed from the facilities. No exceptions. Anyone under the age of 21, who’s been drinking alcohol will be removed from the convention. Illinois State Minor In Possession Law applies to consumption as well as being in physical possession of alcohol. If your under 21, you are NOT allowed to drink alcoholic beverages at Archon. If you’re over 21 and you’re found giving alcohol to anyone under 21, you will be removed as well.

“Jello Shots” are NOT permitted. Anyone found in possession of, or distributing “Jello Shots” will have their badge taken and will be removed from the convention.

Hosting Reminders

Come to Archon. Have a great time and come back next year. That’s all we want and ask in return.

Due to the congestion in the halls near the Dance, Hospitality, and Party area, all prop-weapons are required to be peace-bonded while in the DoubleTree hotel after 9 p.m. This is to prevent accidents to both your prop-weapon and your fellow convention attendees while trying to navigate the crowded hallways.