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Old 11-30-2004, 02:11 PM   #61 (Print)
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Please excuse me if this question has been asked already - but what does the deposit cover?


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Just to clarify...

It's, basically, the deposit on your "ticket" to enter the TC Convention event. It helps pay for the convention locale we end up renting, the food and drink for the event, and the extras.


While our hard working organizers will likely have a plan of their own...

... and someone correct me if I'm wrong...

Last year the deposit was $35, and there was a final payment of another $35 for a total of $70 per person. That was for the actual TC Con event. We had a banquet area for gathering, great food, and an open bar. I was only drinking beer, so I'm not positive what all was available.

There was also a hospitality suite that had a few snacks and some drinks. I'm not sure where all that came from.

Remember, that's last year. This years guys will be working hard to create a memorable event. Some of the success will no doubt be based on how many people attend. I think it's not only a "the more the merrier" thing, it's also "the more the more money to fund the niceties'.

I have absolutely no doubt they are going to put out the effort needed to succeed, but if attendance is down, they won't have as many options.
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Old 11-30-2004, 02:18 PM   #62 (Print)
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... and someone correct me if I'm wrong...

Last year the deposit was $35, and there was a final payment of another $35 for a total of $70 per person. That was for the actual TC Con event.
That's mostly correct. Last year, the initial deposit was $35 and the final payment was $40. Total cost of $75.

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There was also a hospitality suite that had a few snacks and some drinks. I'm not sure where all that came from.
The hospitality suite (in addition to the food and drink that was in it) was all paid for by the $75 charge mentioned above

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Remember, that's last year. This years guys will be working hard to create a memorable event. Some of the success will no doubt be based on how many people attend. I think it's not only a "the more the merrier" thing, it's also "the more the more money to fund the niceties'.
That's very true. The more people we get, the nicer the convention is, and the more "stuff" we'll have.

And yes, we'll be busting our chops between now and June to make this the best TC-Con ever.

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Old 11-30-2004, 07:00 PM   #63 (Print)
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It would be cool if we locals could get a discount. $75 seemed rather stiff last year just for a couple hours at NYNY.

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Old 11-30-2004, 07:04 PM   #64 (Print)
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It would be cool if we locals could get a deal. $75 seemed rather stiff last year just for a day at NYNY.


$.02, the deal you get is no air fare, and no hotel bill.

Last year the hospitality suite was a great meeting place, and the convention was a blast too. None of the fee went anywhere else.

As a local, last year, the only issue might have been needing a room key to activate the elevator to get up to the hospitality suite.

Otherwise, I don't see why a break would be indicated.
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:39 PM   #65 (Print)
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Ok, ok... I'm thinking about going.
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:46 AM   #66 (Print)
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It would be cool if we locals could get a discount. $75 seemed rather stiff last year just for a couple hours at NYNY.
Sorry, but that just won't happen. The $75 is being used to cover the costs of the ballroom, food & drink, and any extras we may have.

The upside is, we'll likely have the ballroom for quite a bit of time, and will use it for quite a few other things on Con day, like a Meet & Greet, and Drinklink.

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:02 AM   #67 (Print)
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Ok, ok... I'm thinking about going.

Woo-Hoo!!!

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:35 AM   #68 (Print)
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Ok, ok... I'm thinking about going.



Good.


Let us know in advance that you're coming this time. That way i don't need to double take walking in to the con room again.

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:37 AM   #69 (Print)
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Ok, ok... I'm thinking about going.
WooHOO!

What would it take to convince you to bring me my own bottle of that champagne you had with you this year?

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:06 AM   #70 (Print)
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WooHOO!

What would it take to convince you to bring me my own bottle of that champagne you had with you this year?

You just have to go get champagne from another Marine huh...

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:14 AM   #71 (Print)
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You just have to go get champagne from another Marine huh...
See what happens when I get ignored?

(Besides, there's no way I'm not getting my kiss this year. )

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Old 12-01-2004, 04:40 PM   #72 (Print)
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I think that everyone who definitely is going to TC-Con 05 needs to add a link to this thread in their signature. I know many people already have it, but the more people have a link in their tag line, the more times people see it, the better. And they will have an omnipresent easy method to get to this thread.

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Old 12-02-2004, 12:06 PM   #73 (Print)
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$.02, the deal you get is no air fare, and no hotel bill.

Last year the hospitality suite was a great meeting place, and the convention was a blast too. None of the fee went anywhere else.

As a local, last year, the only issue might have been needing a room key to activate the elevator to get up to the hospitality suite.

Otherwise, I don't see why a break would be indicated.


The way I see it, you guys are taking time off and making a vacation out of it. Vacations in Las Vegas aren't much of a vacation to me, so I'm not going to take time off to do most of the things you folks would do. However, it would be fun to meet everybody for an afternoon or evening, but $75 seems expensive for a couple hours.

Anyhow, if it can't be done, that's fine. I was just asking.

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Old 12-02-2004, 12:11 PM   #74 (Print)
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However, it would be fun to meet everybody for an afternoon or evening, but $75 seems expensive for a couple hours.


The problem is that the $75 goes entirely toward the costs associated with renting the location, the catering along with any other extras. It is only fair that everyone attending the official event help pay for it. There are however numerous other ways to meet everyone during the time that we are in town.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:09 PM   #75 (Print)
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The way I see it, you guys are taking time off and making a vacation out of it. Vacations in Las Vegas aren't much of a vacation to me, so I'm not going to take time off to do most of the things you folks would do. However, it would be fun to meet everybody for an afternoon or evening, but $75 seems expensive for a couple hours.

Anyhow, if it can't be done, that's fine. I was just asking.



Well in that case you could show up to some of the other things that are happening. Quark's bar etc. However i'd say to head out to the con. It'll be fun. I've got a lot of faith in the organizers.

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #76 (Print)
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I just got a call from friends in LV right now staying at THE HOTEL in mandalay bay. She has a 42" plasma in the bedroom and a 17" in the bathroom. That place gets my vote!

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Old 12-02-2004, 11:11 PM   #77 (Print)
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I just got a call from friends in LV right now staying at THE HOTEL in mandalay bay. She has a 42" plasma in the bedroom and a 17" in the bathroom. That place gets my vote!


ooh. sounds great. But what's the room rate like?
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:21 PM   #78 (Print)
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... it would be fun to meet everybody for an afternoon or evening, but $75 seems expensive for a couple hours.

Anyhow, if it can't be done, that's fine. I was just asking.


Understand your point. If you weren't watching the threads last year, pay attention this year. There will be many, many opportunities to hook up with Forum Folk outside the actual convention too.

Meetups are discussed and someone will maintain a calendar here.
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:22 PM   #79 (Print)
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ooh. sounds great. But what's the room rate like?


Don't worry, I'm positive you can find a room mate to share with!

... and no, that's not an offer...
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:22 PM   #80 (Print)
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I just got a call from friends in LV right now staying at THE HOTEL in mandalay bay. She has a 42" plasma in the bedroom and a 17" in the bathroom. That place gets my vote!

The wife and I have been wanting to stay there. Maybe 2005 is the year. Will there be many TCF'ers staying there during the Con?

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Old 12-02-2004, 11:29 PM   #81 (Print)
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The wife and I have been wanting to stay there. Maybe 2005 is the year. Will there be many TCF'ers staying there during the Con?

tk


It actually sounds really nice.... I wonder if I can do part of the time at the Flamingo and part at THE hotel.

is the mandalay bay site down?i can't get it to load...
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It actually sounds really nice.... I wonder if I can do part of the time at the Flamingo and part at THE hotel.

is the mandalay bay site down?i can't get it to load...

I know last year not everyone stayed at NYNY and they seemed to have a good time. I figure as long as there are a few of us staying at Mandalay we can hook up and go over to the Flamingo together.

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Rack rate of the MB seems a little crazy...

Deluxe King Bed
Sun.
12
$179.00

Mon.
13
$299.00

Tue.
14
$299.00

Wed.
15
$299.00


Why would the hotel rate go up $100 from Sunday to Monday? One would think that it would drop, not go up.
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Why? Very simple. Because Mandalay Bay's conference facilities are booked solid for that week.
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:48 AM   #85 (Print)
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Rack rate of the MB seems a little crazy...

Deluxe King Bed
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Tue.
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Wed.
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$299.00


Why would the hotel rate go up $100 from Sunday to Monday? One would think that it would drop, not go up.
I believe that those people with Amex rewards cards or platinum cards may be able to pay substantially less for rooms there. I will look into that.

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Old 12-06-2004, 08:12 PM   #86 (Print)
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I'm considering coming, even though I'm not particularly "well-known". Sounds like fun.

Is there some sort of provision for low post-counters?

[Edit: I apparently put "lost post-counters" instead of "low" the first time. Ironic enough, since posts have been disappearing. Not my posts, persay, but, ya know.]

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Old 12-06-2004, 09:00 PM   #87 (Print)
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I'm considering coming, even though I'm not particularly "well-known". Sounds like fun.

Is there some sort of provision for lost post-counters?


Perfectly all right... I wasn't very well known until I went to Vegas in June to meet everyone. The simple fact that you are in this forum, even if you have just been lurking, qualifies you as nerd enough to attend.
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Perfectly all right... I wasn't very well known until I went to Vegas in June to meet everyone. The simple fact that you are in this forum, even if you have just been lurking, qualifies you as nerd enough to attend.


lol.. Does this mean that swizzlest has to work on arranging TC Con 2006?


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lol.. Does this mean that swizzlest has to work on arranging TC Con 2006?



Sweet!

TC-Con '06...change in venue....now in Blacklick, OH.

Oh, it's exciting.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:01 PM   #90 (Print)
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Perfectly all right... I wasn't very well known until I went to Vegas in June to meet everyone. The simple fact that you are in this forum, even if you have just been lurking, qualifies you as nerd enough to attend.


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lol.. Does this mean that swizzlest has to work on arranging TC Con 2006?



Not necessarily, but perhaps he needs to be the defacto airport chauffeur!
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