ZorkFest 2024 - An Ode to Vintage Vegas – Horseshoe Las Vegas Center Strip Hotel and Casino

Fri Nov 1, 2024 4:00 PM - Sun Nov 3, 2024 3:00 PM
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ZorkFest Ticket | Full Conference including Friday Cocktail Reception and Podcasters After Dark $288.00 $0.00

ZorkFest Ticket | Full Conference including Friday Cocktail Reception and Podcasters After Dark $388.00 $0.00

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🎰 ZorkFest 2024 “An Ode To Vintage Vegas”


🎰 ZorkFest 2024 “An Ode To Vintage Vegas”

November 1-3, 2024


Horseshoe Las Vegas Center Strip Hotel and Casino
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109

On December 4, 1973, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opened on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road under the ownership of Kirk Kerkorian’s Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and partially on the land previously occupied by Kerkorian’s Bonanza hotel and limited-run casino.

With the name inspired by MGM’s 1932 film Grand Hotel, the MGM Grand opened with the celebrity presence of some MGM film stars at the time and Dean Martin providing entertainment. 

Nearly 7 years later, on November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand was the site of a massive fire that killed 85 people. It would reopen in July of the following year with additional fire safety features in place. 

In 1986, Bally Manufacturing would purchase the property and rename it Bally’s Las Vegas, which it would remain for 36 years. Bally’s changed hands over the years; first acquired by Hilton Hotel Corporation in 1996, which would spin off Park Place Entertainment, which in turn would become Caesars Entertainment, its current owner, in 2003. 

On December 22, 2022, Caesars Entertainment rebranded the property as Horseshoe Las Vegas.

And now, in 2024 we will celebrate the history of this iconic property as the host site for ZorkFest 2024: “An Ode to Vintage Vegas” - Nov 1-3, 2024

Like in previous years, ZorkFest took the feedback of past guests and built a better experience: 

  • FOMO free!: No overlapping sessions so you can enjoy as much of the experience without a Fear of Missing Out

  • Stunning Conference Space With A View! (An exceptional venue with views of the Vegas Strip from high up!)

  • 🎟️ Almost all learning/education sessions are on Saturday, November 2nd (except potential add-on [additional fee] sessions), so you can still enjoy your weekend in Vegas!

  • Conscious consideration of your time with intentional breaks to allow for flexibility to do what you wish outside of the event and a couple of planned mixers to hang with the crew

  • A mix of Gambling and Casino topics and Points and Miles discussions, including featured guests like Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas AdvisorAdam Bauer (TFB - Travel Fanboy), David Grossman (MilesTalk), Carissa Rawson (Upgraded Points), Ben Komenkul (Ben's Big Deal), and Justin Vacula (Hurdy Gurdy Travel)

  • Casino Loyalty Discussion includes Sports Betting and Sports and Gambling Apps. We are going deeper into using sports betting and online casino apps as a conduit for advanced (point earning) techniques and also earning and retaining status and bonuses at land casinos associated with online apps.

  • And of course, when in a casino we gamble! Join us for Coffee Dice © with some of your favorite gambling podcasters and group gambling.

  • A new "cutting edge" blackjack and craps lab will be on Saturday in parallel to the ZorkFest conference day. Featuring Anthony Curtis, Josh Duffy, and Mark DeVol as your "lab instructors."

  • Friday Evening Cocktail Reception, Saturday Coffee Reception, Saturday Afternoon Snack Break and Casino Influencers/Podcasters After Dark also included!

  • [Optional] Add-Ons will be announced in July 2024 -- Stay tuned; we expect to surprise and dazzle! *****

ZorkFest has amazing speakers and presenters that will be present not just for their sessions but throughout the event so you can casually chat with your favorite people about your favorite topics, whether its maximizing points and miles, garnering the best comps, or trying out a new winning strategy at the tables!

So? What are you waiting for?


🎟 ZorkFest Ticket*

🎟 Early Bird $288 (May 11 to August 31, 2024) [Early Bird is $100 off Regular Ticket Price]
🎟 Regular Admission $388 (September 1, 2024 to October 20, 2024)
🎟 After October 20, 2024, the walk-up price is $588 (October 20, 2024 to buy at the event)

***All tickets are transferrable up to 10 days prior to the event. The transfer Price is $50 per ticket transferred.
Last date to transfer tickets: October 21, 2024

Your ZorkFest ticket includes* :

  • ALL ZorkFest educational sessions 
  • Stunning Conference Space with a view (high above the Vegas Strip)! 
  • Friday Night Opening Cocktail Reception (meet&greet) 
  • Saturday Morning Welcome Coffee and Light Breakfast Reception
  • Saturday Afternoon Snack Break 
  • Saturday Evening Podcasters/Influencers After Dark (podcaster/vlogger/blogger panel) 
  • Exclusive access to amazing optional (add-on) events - Available in July 2024 
  • Surprises! (if they happen!) - Always trying to elevate your experience! - [Optional] Add-Ons will be announced in July 2024 -- Stay tuned; we expect to surprise and dazzle! *****

*Amazing Exclusive add-on events

  • Coffee Dice ($1,000 minimum buy-in) on Sunday morning**
  • More Surprises and add-ons to be available in July 2024


Saturday Evening Podcasters/Influencers After Dark (podcaster/vlogger/blogger panel)
Confirmed so far ****
Host: It's Vegas Y'all Podcast (Danny)


The Panel:
-Crap Vegas (@VegasDuffy)
-Adam, Cheapskate Vegas
-360Vegas Keren (360Vegas Podcast)
-Mark DeVol (Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet On That)

#CoffeeDice on Sunday! Coffee Dice Lab and Blackjack Lab on Saturday


📆 SCHEDULE FOR ZorkFest 2024 (Available July 15, 2024)
📆 SESSION DETAILS FOR ZorkFest 2024 (Available July 15, 2024)
📆 [Optional] Add-Ons***** (Available Starting July 15, 2024)

Want Luxury Property in Vegas that is NOT Caesars? 
(Cosmo, Four Seasons Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas, Crockfords, MGM Luxury)
Contact TravelZork Travel - The Vegas Experts 

[Only Applicable to those who plan to stay at a Caesars Rewards Property]
All attendees staying in Vegas for ZorkFest under their Caesars Rewards (casino marketing) rooms must book/reserve via Sandy Crammer, NCM Caesars Host or use our Horseshoe Room Block (Open on May 20, 2024).

It is crucial to understand that if we don’t adhere to the booking process, we risk losing support/funding for the cocktail reception (and casino events) from Caesars.
Booking directly online could potentially jeopardize casino events.

If you’re not staying at a Caesars Rewards Property, that’s okay—but you still need to provide your Caesars Rewards Number for any casino events, and rooms under Caesars Rewards in the Vegas Market will have to be coded to ZorkFest.
Note: You are NOT required to stay at a Caesars Rewards Property for ZorkFest.

If you DO NOT stay at a Caesars Rewards Property, you will still be required to provide your Caesars Rewards Number if you desire to attend and participate in casino events (such as coffee dice).
Can not attend casino events without a Caesars Rewards Number. 

Casino Player? Want to find out if you qualify for a comp or heavily discounted room?

We have an amazing Caesars NCM (National Casino Marketing) Host who is handling player inquiries for those attending ZorkFest. 
Contact Sandy via email and mention ZorkFest 2024 in the subject.
Please advise Sandy of any offers you desire to use, preferred property/room type/bedding, check-in and check-out dates

Email: zorkfesthost@travelzork.com


Room Booking Link  

Horseshoe Las Vegas - Resort Tower 

Room Pricing
Friday $189.00++
Saturday $219.00++
Sunday $79++

Room Booking Link

ZorkFest 2024 Room Block
Link to book reservations online easily

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call our Reservation Center at 800-358-8777 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, guests should be aware that a processing fee per reservation will be incurred if they choose not to use the dedicated weblink.
Group Name is listed as ZorkFest 2024

Callers may also use your group code to identify the group

Please note that you and your guests may make reservations in the block at the group rate until Wednesday, October 2nd. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.

++ Room Taxes and Resort Fee ($44.95 per room, per day) + Taxes (Room block available until October 2, 2024 or until sold out.)

All event specifics (including speakers, program, food & beverage) are subject to change and modification.
** Private gaming tables (coffee dice) require a minimum buy-in per player with limited spaces. Must be a Caesars Rewards Loyalty member to participate. Coffee-Dice 🎲🎲 $108 Sign-Up Fee, $100 is returned in the form of a casino chip when you check-in for the event. Failure to appear at the event (Coffee Dice) forfeits your $100. Fee is non-refundable. Only sign up if you plan on attending the event, since space is very limited.
$1k buy-in required. Table Minimum to be determined. The table minimum is expected to be $15 or $25.
*** All tickets are transferrable up to 10 days prior to the event. The transfer Price is $50 per ticket transferred.
Last date to transfer tickets: October 21, 2024
**** Panelists subject to change
***** [Optional] Add-ons are an additional charge 

Room Booking Link