Balticon 51 will be held at The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel,  202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA. Room Rate is $145.00 per night (taxes additional 15.5% ) for King Bed or Double Queens. Use Google maps to find hotel.

During Registration you will need to enter the names of people in the room (at least two people must be listed to get two queen beds) and your proposed check-in time. The registration system is very insistent you enter this information. Make sure the credit card you use does not expire before the check-in date. (If you want connecting rooms or to be on the party floor then see below)

To register online go to: For phone reservations, please use the following dedicated Group Reservations phone number in order to make sure you are able to access our special room rates and ensure booking within the block. Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752  (Tell them date and hotel info and Group Code is BALTICON 2017).

If you want connecting rooms or to be on the party floor or any other special accommodation, then enter that request during on-line registration into the text field for special requests or tell the operator to do so. Then, when you get your reservation number, send your name, registration number and the special request information to hotel liaison and we will ask our contact at the hotel to assist in securing that request.

Let Dale Arnold know if you have problems making reservations or getting your requests by sending email back to hotel liaison (either before the con, during check-in or whenever you learn –because it cannot be fixed if you wait till after the con).

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel has an overhead walkway from the hotel to Harborplace, which has a plethora of good eateries. Unfortunately, the overhead walkway is not wheelchair-accessible, but ground level is wheelchair-accessible. There are food vendors ranging from sit-down restaurants to snack bars all around the hotel, so food choices abound. This hotel is at the recreational center of the Baltimore Inner Harbor Destination, so attractions, restaurants and great views are only steps away on every side of the hotel.