PrintAfter much calculating and shuffling of numbers, we have finally arrived at some solid information on what you can expect to pay in order to join us for Realm Makers: 2014. In order to ensure our attendees receive the best possible content in a packed two days of learning, connecting, and geeking out, this year’s cost reflects an anticipated increase over the “on a shoestring” budget we operated under in 2013.

As an addition to our offerings last year, if you are really only to make it one day, we are offering single-day registration as an option.

2014 Conference Registration Pricing

Registration Date Cost (Full conference-Friday and Saturday) Friday only Saturday Only
March 1-31 $250* $150* $125
April 1-30 $275* $160* $140
May 1-15 (Late registration) $300* $175* $150
At the door $325 ** $190** $160

*This price includes dinner at the Friday night awards gala

**Availability of seating at the awards gala and availability of printed conference materials cannot be guaranteed to those who register at the door. If there is no seating left for the gala, at-the-door price will be reduced by $25

Where Will I Sleep?

We are once again privileged to be able to offer our attendees housing space on the campus of our venue, which is a much more economical option than a hotel stay for the event, for those striving to keep costs down. The guest apartments on Villanova’s campus are within walking distance of the facilities where we will have meals and sessions, so staying on campus will also be convenient. The following breakdown shows you your occupancy options and the corresponding prices.

Number of occupants Cost per night
Single Occupancy


Double Occupancy


Triple Occupancy


Quad Occupancy


When we open registration on March 1st, there will be a field for you to submit the names of roommates, if you have any preferences. Please note that all roommates must make matching requests to lodge with one another. In the event you wish to take advantage of a multiple occupancy room arrangement but don’t know anyone who is coming to the conference, you may ask that we choose roommates for you. Rooms will be segregated by gender unless otherwise requested by married couples in attendance.

And of course, we all have to eat!

Villanova University has an award-winning on-campus dining program, which we encourage you to take advantage of. Although you will have a kitchenette at your disposal if you lodge on campus, we highly recommend taking your meals in the University dining hall. Many of the most pivotal conversations at conferences happen over meals! (Realm Makers makes no money off this—we’re just trying to encourage the best possible conference experience for each attendee.)

The university offers meal options compatible with most major dietary restrictions (vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, etc.) except for Kosher preparation.

Please note, if you do not elect on-campus meals when you register, you will not be permitted in the dining hall to socialize or “brown bag it.” The university counts the number of people who walk into the dining hall during our assigned meal time and charges our organization per person, regardless of whether you eat their food.

Day Meal Cost
Friday Breakfast $7.00
Friday Lunch $9.25
Saturday Breakfast $7.00
Saturday Lunch $9.25
Saturday Dinner $11.75

+ Dinner for Friday is not on this list because that will be the awards gala, and that meal is included with your conference registration.

Another little item to look forward to . . .

New this year, Realm Makers t-shirts will be available for pre-order on the registration form, and  if all goes well, Geek Girl t-shirts as well. Orders for shirts will be due by April 30th.

So there you have it, the full menu of what you can choose and what it will cost for this year’s conference. We’re looking forward to seeing who joins us! Remember, registration opens in March, when we’ll have the complete form where you can elect registration, food, and housing at it applies to your needs.