ZorkFest 2018 in Las Vegas Announced — and Tickets are Now Available
ZorkFest 2017 was such a success in Atlantic City this past December that a bigger — and, most likely, better — version has been announced to occur this year during Memorial Day weekend in May at Treasure Island TI Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
ZorkFest 2018 in Las Vegas Announced — and Tickets are Now Available
If you missed the inaugural ZorkFest 2017, you missed quite an event. You would have found out about how to save money by optimizing your casino rating; how to maximize the earning and redemption of frequent travel loyalty program miles and points; and learned some of the best methods and tools to help you find the lowest airfare, hotel and car rental prices.
Previous to ZorkFest, you would have had to attend at least two different seminars or attempt to gather the information yourself via the Internet — but at ZorkFest 2017, the frequent traveler and gambling worlds collided and created a unique weekend of learning new tips and tricks. The event was also an opportunity to meet new people, as I did.
ZorkFest 2018 Schedule
All of the events of ZorkFest 2018 will occur at the conference facilities of Treasure Island TI Hotel & Casino.
The weekend starts on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:00 in the evening Pacific Daylight Time with a welcome cocktail reception; and the main event of Saturday, May 26, 2018 is the ZorkFest conference from 9:00 in the morning through 6:00 in the evening, where you can attend your choice of learning sessions and lunch — as well as Ask Me Anything sessions for travel and casino.
The duration of each session is 45 minutes. Each time slot will offer two different sessions: one pertaining to maximizing value in a casino; and the other session dedicated to travel and rewards. You can mix and match between tracks of sessions, as you are not locked into one track of sessions.
A new event for 2018 is called Podcasters After Dark — which is hosted by Eric Rosenthal for the evening — and features:
- Scott Roeben of Vital Vegas
- Adam of Vegas Fanboy / Travel Fanboy
- Mark Devol and Dr. Mike of You Can Bet on That
- A short introduction “podcast” by Shane and Julian of Vegas Confessions
ZorkFest 2018 Ticket Price, Early Registration Discounts, and Options
Pricing for ZorkFest 2018 with the Super Early discount is $200.00 — which is a savings of $125.00 — when you purchase your ticket before Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for the best price and also the best seats at Podcasters After Dark. Seats are assigned based on when you purchase your ZorkFest ticket; so purchase your ticket as early as possible to reserve the best seats for the Podcasters After Dark event.
Purchase your ticket as early as possible, because the price will increase to $250.00 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018; and it will increase again to $275.00 on Friday, May 25, 2018. The full ticket price of $325.00 will be charged to attendees who do not purchase a ticket in advance.
Even better is that you will save an additional ten dollars as a special bonus to readers of The Gate if you use promotion code zorkgate — no capital letters — when registering for the event; but this promotion code can only be used with the purchase of a ZorkFest Ticket.
Your ticket to ZorkFest includes all of the following:
- Friday cocktail reception
- Saturday conference sessions
- Saturday lunch during the conference
- Saturday evening Podcasters After Dark event
In addition, you can add on any or all of the available options for an additional fee — which include:
- Upgrading to VIP reserved seats for the Podcasters After Dark event
- Friday night VIP dinner
- Saturday morning mimosa breakfast
- Limited edition ZorkFest T-shirt
ZorkFest 2018 High Roller Ticket Price and Early Registration Discount
The discount price for ZorkFest 2018 High Roller ticket is $325.00 — which is a savings of $175.00 — when you purchase your High Roller ticket before Tuesday, May 22, 2018 for the best price which includes all of the aforementioned listed options.
Even better is that you will save an additional ten dollars as a special bonus to readers of The Gate if you use promotion code zorkgate — no capital letters — when registering for the event; but this promotion code can only be used with the purchase of a ZorkFest High Roller Ticket.
Special Room Rates For ZorkFest 2018
A special room rate for ZorkFest 2018 at Treasure Island TI Hotel & Casino is available for the entire weekend starting on Thursday, May 24, 2018 when you use group code ZORK18 — and you can book just one night or multiple nights — but be aware that the room rate does not include taxes or the dreaded resort fee of $35.00.
The special room rates are as follows:
- $49.00 Thursday, May 24, 2018
- $129.00 Friday, May 25, 2018
- $219.00 Saturday, May 26, 2018
- $119.00 Sunday, May 27, 2018
- $49.00 Monday, May 28, 2018
Not only will you save money on registering for the event if you do so before Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and use promotion code zorkgate; but you will also save money on lodging. Most importantly, you can bet that you will likely save money over the long run from the information offered by the speakers at the event.
Please be sure to read all of the information pertaining to ZorkFest — as well as the terms and conditions of the offer — prior to committing to attend the event.
The full schedule of the ZorkFest sessions — including time slots — is expected to be released as soon as either by the end of March or in early April.
Full disclosure, as I believe in transparency: I am scheduled to be one of the speakers at ZorkFest 2018, as I led a semi-impromptu session during lunch at ZorkFest 2017 in Atlantic City. I do receive a percentage of the registration fee at no extra cost to you when you use special promotion code zorkgate to register for the event. You will find part one and part two of an interview with me at ZorkCast — which is the official “podcast” of TravelZork — amongst other topics; and you will find I also am a contributing writer to TravelZork.
I have personally known Michael Trager of TravelZork for years — you can find out more information about him and the founding of ZorkFest here — as well as some of the speakers at ZorkFest. You can trust that you will learn valuable information from them and the other speakers scheduled for the event.
Now that all of those disclaimers are out of the way, I hope to meet you at ZorkFest 2018.
Michael Trager opens ZorkFest 2017 with an official introduction to all attendees prior to the commencement of sessions for the day. All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.
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