BLFC: Neo Reno

Reno, NV | April 30 - May 3, 2020

The Hotel

2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595
The spacious Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is BLFC’s host hotel.

Enter the Hotel Drawing

You will need to register for the convention before entering the drawing.

Edit Exisiting Reservation

If you have an existing Passkey reservation you need to edit.

Sign up for Special Rooms

This year we are offering three special room types, which anyone is welcome and encouraged to request.

Quiet Floor

The quiet floor is for attendees that would like to avoid the noise caused by party goers on our party floor. Convention volunteers get priority on this floor.

Party Floor

As the name implies, these rooms are intended for those who wish to host parties. As such, it acts as our noise block. If you want to be near the party floor but aren’t hosting a party, please select “Party Adjacent” instead.

Party Adjacent Rooms

Wanna be near the parties, but aren’t planning to run any yourself? These rooms agree to not host noisy parties, and are okay being near the party rooms. The more people request this type, the better we are able to host a great party floor.

Anyone may request any of the above rooms when booking in Passkey. Please note: these special room requests are not a guarantee. If you are selected for these blocks, you will be notified via email in February, or possibly earlier.

Room Drawing

We are utilizing the same room drawing system from last year, but are making some key changes to our process and schedule for this year in order to better accommodate all attendees - dealers, volunteers, and regular attendees alike.

New changes for this year:

And important things to remember:

To enter:

After the Drawing

At the end of that week, names will be drawn automatically with winners emailed the same day. If you win a drawing round:

For suites:

For special areas (party floor, party-adjacent, or quiet floor):

If you win a drawing round, but the days you want are sold out:

If you win a drawing round, but no longer need your room, or a friend is in charge of your room:

If you lose a drawing round:

Room Drawing Schedule

This schedule is tentative, and may still change.

Group Name Date
2019 Volunteer booking: Sep 30 - Nov 17
2020 Dealer booking: Nov 1 - Nov 24
Group 1 signup: Nov 1 - Nov 24
Group 1 booking: Nov 25 - Dec 1
Group 2 signup: Nov 25 - Dec 1
Group 2 booking: Dec 2 - Dec 8
Group 3 signup: Dec 2 - Dec 8
Group 3 booking: Dec 9 - Dec 15
Group 4 signup: Dec 9 - Dec 15
Group 4 booking: Dec 16 - Dec 22
Remainder signup: Feb 24 - Mar 1
Remainder booking: Mar 2 - Mar 8

Room Types

Rooms also require a daily $30 resort fee which pays for wireless internet, an airport shuttle (runs every half hour), parking, and a refrigerator and bottled water in your room (refreshed daily). The resort fee (plus tax) is charged separately when you check in. There is also a $2 per day housekeeping tip charged to your room, which you can opt out of at check-in. If you want to leave a bigger tip, you may still leave cash tips in your room.

Debit Card Users

The hotel holds an extra $50/night from your card when you check in. If you check in using a debit card, this will reduce your available balance. It may take up to 10 days after checkout to be returned to your account; your bank controls that, not the hotel. Tip: if you’re eating in on-site restaurants, charge to your room to utilize this tied-up money.

The Summit at Grand Sierra

The “A” Hotel

Prices shown are average per-night cost. Taxes and fees apply: Add $30/night resort fee, $2/night tourism fee, and 13% tax. Automated emails may mention a charge for 3rd and 4th roommates, but those are waived if you book in our block.

FAQ

What is the Resort Fee?

This hotel charges a daily resort fee in addition to your room rate, which pays for the airport shuttle, parking, pool, gym, internet, and free bottled water.

What is the Tourism Fee?

A fee mandated by the City of Reno for all hotels, instituted in 2015.

I hate elevators!

You can request a smoking room to be placed on the 1st floor, which is now the only smoking floor in the hotel.

Is there a quiet floor?

Yes! please apply. Volunteers have priority there, but anyone is welcome. This floor can also avoid elevators.

Check in/out times?

Check in after 3PM. Check out by 11AM.

I require two beds.

Write “2 beds” in the requests section. Or declare 4 people in the room. We recommend doing both.

How many rooms?

The hotel has 2,000 rooms. Our block has about 1500.

I want to room next to my friends.

After booking online, just call the hotel with the confirmation numbers and ask to be placed together.

Can I use marijuana?

The hotel does not allow consumption or possession of marijuana on-property, in hotel rooms, or even in your car in the parking lot. It is recreationally legal in Nevada now, but it’s not allowed on property.

What’s the best way to bring in my luggage?

You may not use the front entrance as a loading zone, and you may not use the bell carts. Please park in self-parking, and then hand carry your luggage to your room. We recommend bringing your own folding cart. Or, you can park in the front entrance, and let the valet parking and bellmen to move your car and luggage. Last we checked, there was no fee charged for this service, but tips are expected.

Can I pre-pay for my room?

Yes, just call the hotel with your confirmation number. You’ll need to get a form from them, and fax in a copy of your credit card and the completed form.

Can I have more days than PassKey allows?

Yes. First, book whatever dates that PassKey allows. Next, call the Grand Sierra Resort to request additional days be added to your reservation.

Hotel Drawing FAQ

Why four groups and not just one?

It’s our hope that after the first group, some people will find rooms with friends, and won’t need the later drawings. With less people entering later drawings, more people will win those drawings.

I won the drawing, but I don’t need it.

You’re encouraged to give your booking link to a friend! Just remember, they’ll see your name and address before they enter their own name and address.

Why do dealers get to avoid the drawing?

Because they have stuff to sell you and need somewhere to organize and store it.

Why do volunteers get to avoid the drawing?

We love our volunteers because they invest a lot of time to make BLFC happen. We want to make sure that they are able to make it here and put this event on.

Why do I need a credit card to sign up?

This confirms you have a valid credit card to book your room with if you win.

Why will a friend see my personal info if I give them my link?

The booking link is personalized for you and auto-fills your personal info from our registration system, for your convenience. Only give your booking link to a friend if you trust them seeing this information.

Why can I only have one room?

Demand already exceeds supply; allowing anyone to have more of that supply makes the problem worse. If you want connecting rooms with a friend, call the hotel with your confirmation numbers after you both have a reservation.

Do I need to rush to join the signup?

No. Any signup received during the signup period has equal chances of being drawn. No rush.

How will I know I won the drawing?

After the drawing date, you can log into registration to check. We will also try to send you a notification email.

What is “remainder signup?”

This is one last drawing for all the remaining rooms from all groups. It might be a fairly small group, but we want to get as many people a room as possible.

Why can’t I call on the phone to book a room instead?

Because the people on the phone have no way to know if you were awarded a room in the drawing. Right now there’s no good way to do that, so you must book online.

If I cancel my room reservation, can someone else get it or is it lost?

Someone else will get it later during “remainder booking.”

Can I submit more than one entry into the drawing?

No, attendees are only allowed to submit one entry per drawing; breaking this policy will result in all your entries being voided without notice.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions or would like clarification, please feel free to contact us.