When does registration for DTE 2024 open? How can I buy badges and book hotel rooms?
Badges and hotel rooms are on sale! Badges will be on sale on Tabletop.Events and hotel rooms can be booked on the Caribe’s booking site. Links can be found on the Prices page of our website.
What types of badges are available and how much do they cost?
Dice Tower East welcomes gamers age 7 and up and for 2024, we are updating the age requirements and prices for our badges. The adult badge is now the General Admission Gamer Badge. The sale price is $150 plus TTE fees, and it is reserved for gamers age 13+. Gamers ages 13-17 will require on-site adult supervision and emergency contact info. Child’s Gamer Badges are for children age 7-12 and the cost is $115 plus TTE fees. Child badges will also require on-site adult supervision and emergency contact info.
Are children under age 7 (including infants and toddlers) allowed in the gaming area?
Unfortunately, because of our convention insurance, we cannot allow children under age 7 to be in our gaming space at any time. We at the Dice Tower want to encourage young future gamers, but having children under 7 in our space presents liability issues for us. This is such an important rule that Tom doesn’t even allow his grandson to be in our gaming area.
Do you offer weekend passes or day passes?
No, we only offer General Admission Gamer Badges and Child Gamer Badges for the full 5 days of the convention.
If children’s gamer badges are unavailable when I book, can I buy a general admission gamer badge for my child?
No, general admission gamer badges should not be purchased for children age 7-12. We will have a limited number of children’s gamer badges for sale, and if none are available when you book, please send an email to email@example.com. We can’t guarantee availability, but we’ll help you as best we can to find a children’s gamer badge for your child. ALSO, JUST A REMINDER that children’s badges must be included with an adult-badge purchase.
How much is parking at the Caribe?
If you are staying at the hotel and your reservation is booked under our block, you will pay $5.00/day plus tax per vehicle. If you are not staying at the hotel, you will pay $15/day plus tax. Both rates include 24-hour in-and-out privileges and parking passes cannot be transferred or sold.
Will there be an area for family gaming?
No, we will not have dedicated space for family gaming.
What are the hours of the game rooms at the Caribe Royale?
Once the convention officially opens on July 3th, most of our game space will be open 24 hours until the convention closes on July 7th at 6pm.
Will you be selling Dice Tower East merchandise at the convention?
We will have very limited quantities of DTE merch for sale at the convention. So, to guarantee that you get the items you want, we suggest pre-ordering beforehand on TTE. Everything you pre-order will be ready and waiting for you to pick up at the convention.
Will you be holding pre-registration the day before the start of the convention, like last year?
Yes, we will once again have limited hours on Tues., July 2nd for pre-registration. During these hours, you can pick up your badges and any merchandise that you pre-ordered and be ready to game the morning of Wed., July 3rd! PLEASE NOTE: The Dice Tower library won’t be open on July 2nd. But, if any of our convention space is ready on the 2nd, you can play with your own games in that area.
I would like to volunteer during Dice Tower East. How do I sign up and will I need to purchase a badge beforehand?
We will indeed be looking for a team of volunteers to help us with different areas of the convention. You can apply on TTE after you buy your badge, and you must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers who work at least 12 hours will receive a refund of their DTE badge (not including TTE convenience fees) and other perks.
Will there be any events at the con?
Yes, there will be events and live shows featuring Tom and the Dice Tower Crew. Bob Gallo will organize a virtual flea market, and the Dice Tower will also be selling games at the Tom Vasel flea market. There will be other live events and Tom will hold a worship service on Sunday morning.** Our event schedule will be posted as we get closer to the event under the About tab.**Tom’s worship service is open to all and we will welcome friends/families of attendees without badges, as well as children younger than age 7.
Can I bring my own games to Dice Tower East?
Of course, you can bring your own games, but with the Dice Tower’s extensive library of over 2,000 games, we will have a wide variety of games for you to choose from as well as the latest, hottest games in our Hot Games area. We’ll also have a Sharing Shelf for you to put games on that you’re allowing other DTE gamers to play and enjoy. Just keep in mind that the Dice Tower and Dice Tower East aren’t responsible for any games that you bring with you to the convention.To find out if your favorite game is in the DT library, click here.
Can I bring a prototype to play-test?
Yes, we welcome prototypes, but you may not claim an open table in the gaming area as your own, post any signage about your game or market and solicit to attendees. This includes handing out fliers, pamphlets, promos, business cards, taping materials to the hotel’s walls and promotion on our Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram pages.
Can badges be canceled, refunded or transferred? Can they be rolled over to a future DTE or Dice Tower convention?
We have a more relaxed transfer and refund policy than in years’ past. CLICK HERE to review our policies. Badges cannot be rolled over to a future Dice Tower East convention.
Can hotel reservations be canceled or transferred to someone else who is coming to Dice Tower East?
Hotel reservations can be transferred to another party coming to Dice Tower East and you’ll need to contact the Caribe directly to make the arrangements. To cancel a reservation, you’ll need to contact the Caribe directly. Hotel reservations will fall under the Caribe Royale’s cancellation policy, which is that reservations can be canceled up to 5 days before arrival without penalty. Reservations canceled within the 5 days of arrival, including no-shows will be charged one night’s room and tax.EARLY DEPARTURE FEE: Please note that guests who check out earlier than their originally reserved departure date will be charged an early checkout fee, which is currently equal to one night’s room plus tax. Please let the Caribe know before or during check-in if there have been any changes to your travel plans.
I didn’t buy a badge for Dice Tower East, but I would like to come and just walk through your Exhibitor Hall. Is that possible?
No, badges are required to be in all areas of Dice Tower East, so even if you want to visit Exhibitor Hall only, you must have a badge to do so.
Once badges sell out, will you be maintaining a waitlist?
No, we will not be maintaining a waitlist. With each refund processed, Tabletop.Events will automatically return badges to the pool, making them available for someone else to purchase. Therefore, badges can become available on Tabletop.Events at any time.