RECON - Reality Escape Convention takes place August 22-23rd, 2021
For the past year, in much of our community, escape rooms have been largely dormant. We see this summer as their rebirth, with RECON ‘21 ushering in change. Together, we’ll cast aside old ways of thinking and embrace new ideas. We present a collection of featured talks guided by where we’re going, not where we’ve been.
"Planning Your Escape" by Laura E. Hall launched August 3rd, 2021
The past year may have been a difficult one for the escape room industry, but just as escape rooms are reopening around the world, Laura E. Hall’s new book Planning Your Escape: Strategy Secrets to Make You an Escape Room Superstar launches to fanfare today on the 3rd of August 2021. After a year of being locked inside the book's launch feels like a huge landmark for the industry, and it couldn’t come soon enough.
🧾 In Other News
- ER Champ returns for 2021 and announces that team sign-ups will be live from now until the competition in November. Which team will take the cup this year?
- nerdist.com publishes a new article "Five Things We're Most Looking Forward to at RECON" - perfect for planning your RECON schedule
- It's been one month since Escape Room: Tournament of Champions launched at cinemas to a middling 45% on Rotten Tomatoes. Armchair Escapist jokingly describes the movie "Beautiful sets let down by shocking health and safety standards"
- At the UK Games Expo last month, Kosmos unveiled it's EXiT The Game Advent Calendar, and Escape Plan Ltd. showcased it's new board game, Hit The Silk! Both available for pre-order.
- USA Today reveals their 10 best escape rooms for 2021.
- The New York Times Wirecutter Magazine reveals it's 5 favourite Mystery Game subscriptions.
🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- Agent November will be running their Robyn Yew experience in Brighton and at the Edinburgh Fringe this August
- Courtyard Escapes has opened in Stourbridge with two escape rooms
- Divergent Games has reopened in Falkirk with a new room: Mystery & Moonshine
- Enigma Rooms have opened a new branch in Skegness.
- The Lost Crypt have opened an escape room in a real church crypt on the Isle of Wight.
- Outfoxed! has opened in Sudbury with a new game, The Peacock Palace
🔎 Hidden Puzzle
Did you spot the hidden puzzle in this newsletter? It should be easy enough to spot, but be warned - next month's puzzle won't be so forgiving!
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