Surrender Registration


Surrender is a weekend long, hotel based convention. Your registration fees include all our classes, workshops, special events, parties and access to the playspaces. Registration does NOT include accommodations or food. The convention will open Friday afternoon and run through Monday morning. You do NOT have to book a room at the hotel to attend the event. Many people commute each day and there is street parking, local lots, public transportation and onsite parking for $20/day. The Hotel is a proven scene friendly hotel located in downtown San Francisco on Van Ness Avenue.


We will be taking all 20,000 square feet of ballroom space the hotel has to offer so there will be plenty of room for our workshops, special event and parties. As a nationally known hotel chain, they offer all the expected amenities including a roof top pool, gym, restaurant, bar, etc and almost 500 rooms. Unfortunately, with so many rooms we will not have the entire hotel, but our ballroom space is easily cordoned off from the rest of the hotel and we will have a great social area on the lower ballroom level in addition to our playspaces and classrooms.


Having a room in the host hotel is a must have for those quick costume changes, mid-day naps, or private get-aways with a special friend.  Plus you can stay up each night till the bitter and just run downstairs in your bunny slippers to classes the next morning … yeah we’re not kidding. We have a block of 200 freshly remodeled guest rooms that look great! Grab a room at our special $169/night before they are all gone! There is a 2 night (Fri & Sat) minimum stay. The playspace will be open all Sunday night so we suggest staying 3 nights and checking out on Monday. For those of you traveling from outside the bay area you can extend the $169 rate up to 3 days before and 3 days after the event and actually get some site seeing in while you’re in the Bay Area. In order to ensure everyone’s privacy all hotel accommodations must be placed through Dark Odyssey. For detailed information please visit our Hotel page. When you register online, you will be asked if you’d like a hotel room and other related information. Our Hotel Coordinator will take it from there and work with you via email if needed. Your room reservation status in listed in the Attendees area where eventually we will place your confirmation number when its received back from the hotel in a few weeks.

Day Passes

Day Passes are confusing, problematic and basically a giant pain in the ass for everyone. However, we have been inundated with requests by many of you who can only make it for a portion of the event and we really want everyone to have an opportunity to experience at least a little of Dark Odyssey. So, we just can’t say no. Day passes are now available but you need to buy your tickets online as we do not allow in person registration. If you are planning on coming to 2 or more portions of the event, we strongly suggest you simply buy a full weekend pass as its probably cheaper and certainly easier for everyone. Day pass pricing is listed below.

Surrender 2017 Registration

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Dark Odyssey: SurrenderParticipating GroupStandard
Weekend Pass (Friday-Monday) Full event pass to all classes, parties and special events all weekend
Last Minute Registration$215$225
Day PassesParticipating GroupStandard
Includes All Classes and Parties that day
Friday Full Day Pass
Saturday Full Day Pass
Sunday Full Day Pass
Take a class.. learn something!
Friday Workshops$25/day$35/day
Saturday or Sunday Workshops$55/day$60/day
2-Day Workshop Only Pass$110$120
Come Party with Us!
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Night Party Only$60/day$65/day
2 Night Party Pass (Your Choice of Nights)$120$130
Visit our vendor floor!
Fri (1pm - 8pm), Sat (10am - 7pm), Sun (11 - 7pm)
Limited Passes available onsite
MerchandiseParticipating GroupStandard
Dark Odyssey Pins$5$5
Cherry Pins$5$5
Host Hotel RoomsParticipating GroupStandard
We have blocked 200 rooms on Friday and Saturday night and 100 on Sunday night. There is another large convention in town the weekend of our event. Once our room block is filled the hotel room rate will be significantly higher. To book a room in the host hotel, you must take a 2 night minimum (Friday and Saturday). You will NOT be charged now for your hotel room. The hotel will charge you directly at the end of your stay, like any regular hotel stay.
Double Double$169/Night + Taxes$169/Night + Taxes
King$169/Night + Taxes$169/Night + Taxes
One Bedroom Parlor Suite$649/Night + Taxes$649/Night + Taxes

Surrender 2017 Registration

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  • All registration rates are per person.
  • Last day to cancel registration and receive a refund is October 23, 2017.
  • Cancellations are subject to a $35 handling fee per registrant.
  • Gift registrations become the property of the named registrant. Only the named registrant may cancel or transfer their registration.
  • There is transfer fee of either $35 or the difference between the current rate and original registration rate, whichever is greater.
  • Last day to transfer a registration is one week prior to the start of the event.
  • Hotel room rates are per room per night and will be billed directly by the hotel.
  • Hotel room reservation status will be listed in the Attendees Area.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and cancel their registration. If we do cancel your registration you will receive a full refund.