General Info

Day Doors Open Front Desk Open Events Running
Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am 6:00 pm - 12:00 am 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am 9:00 am - 12:00 am 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

All of the parking on Rice campus is paid parking, and most of the parking around the campus is limited or restricted. But we have your back with the information you need to know!

First, here is a link to the campus map, which shows the various parking lots.

Here are the important bits:

  • Rice Memorial Center (RMC): Center of the convention; registration area; food
  • The "daily maximum" is the maximum daily charge per entry; if you exit and re-enter, the charges restart
  • If you are attending a typical OwlCon event, the minutes/dollar for most lots is irrelevant (If you are parking for 4 hours or more, you will hit maximum (per visit) charge for any of the lots)
  • Central Campus Garage (Covered): $12 maximum, 1-2 min. walk from RMC, most convenient to RMC
  • North Lot: $12 maximum (per visit), 4 min. walk from RMC
  • West Lot: $12 maximum (per visit), 6 min. walk from RMC
  • Founder's Court Visitor's Lot: $12 maximum (per visit), 6 min. walk from RMC, closest parking for Sewall Hall events
  • Greenbriar Lot: $2 maximum (per visit), 13 min. walk from RMC, by far the cheapest option

Additional details about parking at Rice University can be found on this page dedicated to Rice University Parking.

OwlCon is held on the campus of Rice University, and does not have any official hotel affiliation. However, we recognize that many of our attendees will want a nearby hotel room, and so we try to reach out to nearby hotels, and ask if they will offer any special rates for our attendees. OwlCon is in no way associated with the hotels, and cannot guarantee room or rate availability

The following hotels are within easy walking distance to the convention.

Harassment Policy

We at OwlCon are committed to providing a gaming experience that is fun for everyone involved. We support the right of those running events to eject players that are too disruptive. Similarly, if you have any problems, please do not hesitate to let us know. If staff or guests are harassing you, please contact a coordinator (a staff person with a green badge) immediately to have your concerns addressed.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given after pre-registration has closed. This includes, but is not limited to, fees for registration, t-shirts, advertisements (or other promotion fees), and exhibitor tables.

If you request a refund before the close of pre-registration, it will be honored, but we will deduct any fees that cannot be recovered, e.g. Rice Marketplace transaction fees.

Exhibitor Policy

OwlCon provides exhibitor space with the primary intent of strengthening the local gaming community while providing a interesting mixture of exhibitors for our participants. Our ideal exhibitor is a local merchant that caters to the gaming community. We also welcome other vendors and providers of services that are commonplace at gaming conventions. Table space is awarded at the judgement of the Exhibitor Coordinator based on which exhibitors they feel will best achieve our goals; the timing of your submission does not guarantee a spot.

Access Policy

OwlCon does not charge for spectating, so anyone can come and watch OwlCon and visit the exhibitors without paying a fee.

Weapons Policy

There is a zero tolerance no-weapons policy at Rice University.