Come to be entertained, informed, and inspired at

the first conference for American mah jongg enthusiasts!


Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by COVID-19. Our first priority is the health and safety of staff, participants, and attendees.

We are closely monitoring guidelines from the CDC and will have a contingency plan for a virtual event.

If you purchased a ticket to attend in-person and we change it to a virtual event due to CDC guidelines, you will be refunded the difference.

Behind us are memories, beside us are friends, before us are dreams.

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Who We Are

With over eighty years of shared experience playing, leading groups, and teaching players, Debbie Barnett and Michele Frizzell have joined forces to host American mah jongg conferences where mah jongg enthusiasts like you can come together to be entertained, informed, and inspired.

What We Do

We provide a way for American Mah Jongg enthusiasts to share their passion for the game and develop common interests at annual events.  Our events include programs designed to meet the expectations of attendees and we offer marketing opportunities for sponsors and space for exhibitors to share their products and services.

Who We Serve

Whether you are new to the game, have been playing for years, or have a desire to expand your interests through group leadership, teaching, or collecting, consider coming to our events. Our multi-track programs will consist of workshops and panels. You can also participate in mini-tournaments, social games, and social mixers.

Marriott Lake Mary

About the Venue and the Event

MahjCon 2021 will be held at Marriott Lake Mary. It is a lovely venue just 35 minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 preventative measures are in place.

The cost of a room is not included in the ticket price. The group rate is $129 USD per night. 24-hour cancellation policy for reservations.

If you have any trouble booking a room, please do not call the hotel – contact us!

Click the “Book Now” to get the Marriot Lake Mary group rate…

Important Reservation Dates

Jubilee (optional, 46 seats): Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Main Event (94 seats): Monday, October 11, 2021 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Social Gaming (48 seats each): Monday, October 11, 2021 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Group Rate Available: Friday, October 8, 2021-Friday, October 15, 2021

Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Main Event

October 11, 2021

General admission for the main event on 10/11/2021 includes access to the speaker sessions, activities, box lunch, and beverages. Dinners are not included.*

We will film and take photos throughout the event and store these in an online archive. Access will be granted to virtual ticket holders and ticket holders who upgraded.


Supporter Upgrade

Fast-Pass (front of the line)

Front row session seating

Access to the archive**

Acknowledgement in conference program

25% discount on merchandise

LIMITED to 6 seats


General Admission

Speaker sessions

Box lunch

Social game sessions

LIMITED to 100 seats

COVID-19 Waiver Required


Benefactor Upgrade

Early-Pass (entrance before doors open)

Front row session seating

Leadership-speaker luncheon table seating

Access to the archive*

Invitation to the annual leadership summit***

Acknowledgement in conference program

50% discount on merchandise


* There are several restaurants in walking distance.

** The archive contains videos of livestream sessions and speaker handouts.

*** The virtual leadership summit is an annual event held in December where staff and participants (i.e., volunteers, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors) debrief and plan future events.




October 10, 2021

Roaring 20s Theme

Mah jongg ($5 pie)

Silent auction for Alzheimer’s

10/10/2021 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

LIMITED to 100 Seats


Virtual Admission

October 11, 2021


Digital session handouts

Speaker session livestreams via Zoom, 10/11/2021 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Access to the archive*

LIMITED to 50 seats

* The archive contains videos of livestream sessions and speaker handouts.

Refund Policy

Registrations canceled more than 60 days before the event are eligible for an 80% refund of the registration fees paid.

Registrations canceled less than 60 days, but more than 30 days before the event are eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fees paid.

Registrations canceled less than 30 days before the event are no longer eligible for a refund.

MahjCon tickets are non-transferrable.

Our Sponsors

MahjCon has received monetary support from these companies to help ensure this event is a success:
Mahjong Time