The Night In Question will be held at two locations – the first part will be required briefing and workshopping held at The Hampton Inn & Suites in Bastrop, TX; and the second part will be the game event held at the Cauldron’s Keep venue. You can read more about the locations here.
Attendance at both is required. Anyone who does not attend the workshops in full will not be eligible to participate in the event.
Traveling to the Game
When to Arrive
Standard and early bird ticket holders need to be in the Texas Ballroom at the Hampton Inn & Suites by noon, November 17th, 2018. If you bought a Blooded ticket featuring vampire fangs, you must be available for your appointment with our fangsmith on Friday night to receive your included fangs.
Hampton Inn & Suites in Bastrop, TX is less than 20 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and is 30 miles outside of Austin. Cauldron’s Keep is 20 minutes drive away from the hotel.
Ride share (Uber) and taxi service is available in Bastrop and Austin. Rental cars are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Taxi fare from the airport runs around $30. If you wish to visit Austin or other attractions during your visit, we recommend renting a car.
To keep costs down and keep parking to a minimum, players are encouraged to carpool from the hotel to the game site. It has generous but not unlimited parking. If you have issues with transportation, do not hesitate to contact the game staff. Ride share services going from the site back to your hotel may not be available, given the late hour and inconsistent mobile phone coverage. Please make your plans to return to your hotel ahead of time.
We recommend flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is only 20 miles from the hotel. Flying into other larger cities such as Houston or Dallas will result in several hours of driving to get to the site. The closest other airport, San Antonio International Airport, is 90 miles and two hours driving from the briefing site.
Amtrak service is available to Austin from San Antonio and Dallas, via the Texas Eagle 22 service, daily. Taxi service from the Amtrak station to Bastrop can be substantial.
Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop
The Hampton Inn in Bastrop has offered a block of discounted rooms to our players, at a discount rate. This will also be the site of our briefing and workshops the day of the game, so it makes it the best option for lodging for our players.
Check back here for when our room block opens.
Staying in Bastrop or Austin
Bastrop, Texas features a variety of hotels and other accommodations that are reasonably priced, and all are within a short drive of the hotel. Staying in Austin is also an option, but keep in mind it will be half an hour or more drive to the site.
Other Sights and Attractions
If you are planning on having a more extended stay in the area, there are many great sites and places to check out.
Bastrop, Texas is a classic Central Texas town, featuring a historic downtown, great restaurants, bakeries, bars and breweries. You can learn more here.
Nearby Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, featuring incredible live music venues. Our local goth club is called Elysium in the Red River Music District. No, we’re not kidding. Austin also features great history museums, historic sites and many other attractions. You can learn more here.
For a culinary experience, Bastrop is near multiple sites on the Texas Barbecue Trail, and is only thirty minutes away from Lockhart, Texas and the famous Black’s BBQ and Smitty’s BBQ.