[openbeos] Re: Where to have a WalterCon

  • From: Michael Phipps <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 19:01:23 -0500

I know that we had agreed to keep this stuff offlist, so I will use this 
opportunity to give you all an update. 

I have started looking into conference centers in NYC. The prices look pretty 
reasonable. I am thinking that a hotel with a conference center would be better 
because most of us will want to stay there. 

I will keep you up to date as I know more.

On 2003-11-02 at 18:46:45 [-0500], Earl Colby Pottinger wrote:
> Well I am just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  But I see problems
> getting you guys up here.
> Based on cheap air fare available here, my coices would be:
> New York City:
> =============
> Pluses, easy to get to, services are available, cheap air fares and if
> needed I could even drive there.
> Minuses, not the cheapest place for rent hotels or show spaces.  Fear
> of crime might keep some away.
> Miami Florida:
> =============
> Pluses, real cheap air fares at the right time of the year, cheap good
> hotels.
> Middle, don't know how expensive convention space is.
> Minuses, beachs covered with semi-nude women interfers with deep
> computer thinking.
> Las Vegas:
> =========
> Pluses, real cheap air fares year round, cheap hotels (good ones?),
> cheap convention space if no major show is on.
> Minuses, easy gambling, easy women and easy men, cheap booze.  Do we
> expect to get coding done here?
>                    Earl Colby Pottinger
> >Ok guys,
> >We all know you're from somewhere, now just SHUT UP about having the
> con at
> >the pub down your street!
> >
> >My suggestion is this. Hold the convention in a city that is the hub
> of some
> >cheap airline. Denver, Atlanta, Dallas. Kanasas City, even, is easily
> >accessible from anywhere in the US.  Barring short commuter routes,
> almost
> >any ticket will cost roughly the same, its just a matter of flight
> time
> >inconvenience.
> >
> >Alex
> >
> >
> >

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