Your Guide to Youmacon at the GMRENCEN

Welcome to Youmacon 2018! We’re excited to have you at the GMRENCEN. Safety is our top priority here, and we want to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time here in Detroit and the GMRENCEN. This guide will ensure you’re informed of our building’s procedures and provide information tailored for your Youmacon experience.

 

Parking and Transportation

 

Getting around Detroit is easier than ever with a variety of parking and transportation options. This blog post includes information about the Detroit People Mover, Bird/Lime scooters and easy access across Jefferson St. through our skywalks. Additionally, you can find surrounding parking garages that are open to the public.

 

Food and Dining

 

Although our food court is under renovation, it will be open during your visit. Please keep in mind, seating will be limited during peak hours. Also, we recently opened an Applebees/IHOP combo across the street in the Millender Center.

 

Some restaurants will have extended hours during your stay:

 

  • Andiamo Pizza Pie
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Burger King
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 7 a.m. – Midnight
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 7 a.m. – Midnight
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m. – Midnight
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Chop Fresh
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • ConeyTown / Fish City / Gyroland
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 8 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Mac ‘n Cheez!
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. – 4 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m. – 4 a.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • McDonald’s
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 24/7
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 24/7
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 24/7
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: Close at 8 p.m.
  • Panera Bread
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 7: 30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: Closed
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: Closed
  • Rice Bowl Express
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Salsarita’s
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 10:30 a.m. – Midnight
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 10:30 a.m. – Midnight
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Subway
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 24/7
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 24/7
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 24/7
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Zoup!
    • Thursday, Nov. 1: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 2: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 3: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 4: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

For a full list of dining options within the GMRENCEN, visit our dining page at gmrencen.com/dining.

 

 

Code of Conduct

 

Please familiarize yourself with our code of conduct which can be found here. Please be extra conscious of the following rules during your Youmacon experience:

 

  • Cosplay Weapons
    • Cosplay weapons are allowed in the building but must be tagged by security. Please see a security officer near entrances to tag your cosplay weapons.

 

  • Masks
    • Masks are not allowed at all in the building. Please remove any masks that cover your face before entering.

 

Photography

 

Professional photography set-up is not permitted in the building without prior permission. This includes tripod and lighting set-up. Selfie sticks are allowed. You are welcome to take photos within the building with your phone or camera, but please be conscious of your surroundings.

 

 

Navigating the Building

 

Just like Hyrule Kingdom, navigating the GMRENCEN can be difficult. Our free Wayfinder app provides turn-by-turn directions throughout the building. Simply type in where you want to go, and the app will guide you on your way.

 

  • To download the app for iOS, visit here
  • To download the app for Android, visit here

 

 

Pokémon Go

 

We’re just as excited as you are when it comes to Generation 4’s release. With 13 PokeStops and three local gyms, the GMRENCEN is constantly spawning Pokémon.

 

Please be conscious of your surroundings while playing. Do not walk and play at the same time. If you wish to play Pokémon Go in the building, find a seating area or pull over to the side with your back against the wall so you don’t interrupt the flow of traffic.

 

 

Safety and Security

 

Safety is our top priority at the GMRENCEN. Please review these resources and the following video regarding our safety procedures.

 

 

In the event of an emergency, or if you have any safety-related questions, contact our security office directly at 313-667-1111.

 

Again, welcome to Youmacon! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and let us know about your experience.

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