Which Con will YOU choose? As I recall, there has been discussion in the past about going to Dragon*Con this year. However, ComicCon seems to have become a bit of a tradition for the PFF (due to location and past experience). SO, I'm posting information about BOTH cons, and in the meantime, while we all save our money ($20 a week, folks - just do it), we can decide once and for all where we want to go. Why not do both? Well, as you'll see with the information below, it IS possible, but it's gonna get rather expensive that way. Especially since, for the majority of us, flying to Atlanta for Dragon*Con would be highly preferable to driving. But, hey, if you want to do both, start putting away $40 to $50 a week (it *is* possible... I haven't figured out how yet, either, but it is). I'm sure for most of us it'll be one or the other. [hr] Dragon*Con 2004 "Dragon*Con 2004, America's largest annual convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, comics and art, games and computers, animation, science, music, television and films..." Where: Atlanta, GA When: September 3-6, 2004 How much: (all 4 days) --$50 if registered by Feb. 13th --$60 if registered by May 14th --$70 if registered by July 15th --$85 thereafter and at the door Suffice it to say, it's good to decide ASAP for cheapest registration rates. Hotels will add a significant chunk of change to be saved up. The fees above are only for the convention itself. For ALL further information, including hotels, events and contests, check out [link=http://www.dragoncon.org/]The Dragon*Con webpage[/link]. This is quite possibly the largest COSTUMING convention in the U.S. Costume-Con *does* exist as well, but Dragon*Con is famous for the variety and quality of costumes that show up year after year. Please remember, this is the only information that I know of - I've never been, I don't know anything further. blackfeather is the only PFF member I know of that's been to Dragon*Con, so ask him. (yeah, he loves me now ) [hr] ComicCon 2004 Where: San Diego, CA When: July 22-25, 2004 How much: (all 4 days) --$45 postmarked by April 16th --$50 postmarked by June 5th --$60 postmarked by June 18th --$60 at the door Once again, decide ASAP so you can register early. Hotels will add a significant chunk of change to be saved up. The fees above are only for the convention itself. Hotel reservations for Comic-Con opened on January 14. You can call the Comic-Con housing desk for rates and information at this number: 1-877-552-6642 or you can make online reservations at the website (listed below). For more information (although the site is rather scarce with it right now), check out [link=http://www.comic-con.org/]The ComicCon webpage[/link]. You can also [link=http://www.comic-con.org/Media/CCI04Multipurpose.pdf]download a registration sheet[/link] - it MUST be mailed or faxed in. [hr] Let the discussions - and money saving - begin!!