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Phx ComicCon / Dragon*Con 2004

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by kreleia, Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. blackfeather

    blackfeather Jedi Youngling star 3

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    happy to hear that, zoo. there's lots i can share about my dragoncon experience. and that's just the stuff that i participated in. like the drum circle. there's a whole bunch of stuff i didn't see. it takes a while for the night to wind down at dragoncon, i tell yew wut.
     
  2. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    Hotel reservations are now open for Comic-Con.

    As of January 14, hotels started taking reservations, so jump in while you can!

    You can call the Comic-Con Housing Desk at this number:
    1-877-552-6642

    or visit [link=http://www.comic-con.org]The Comic-Con webpage[/link] for details and online reservations.

    **This information was sent out on a Comic-Con postcard - my apologies if you already had this info. :)
     
  3. blackfeather

    blackfeather Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Something that might be of interest for potential Dragoncon attendees...

    I was doing research into cheap fares from Phoenix to Atlanta for an unrelated con in April, and since Orbitz shows fares of over $400 I decided to put together my own travel packages. Using Southwest and Delta for each leg, I found that I could put together a flight w/1 stop (in L.A.) each way that would only cost around $330!
    Now, remember that this is specifically for April, but it could conceivably also apply in September, assuming there's any fare sales. Just a thought for the budget-minded. :D
     
  4. blackfeather

    blackfeather Jedi Youngling star 3

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    another item of interest...

    Further research w/Southwest & any other airline that flies nonstop to Atlanta at all has turned up another possible flight plan. Using, of all places, Las Vegas as the connection point it would also be around $330.

    As a rule, these are the things to look for when planning your own flight plan to get from point A to point B, especially when it requires a point C.
    1)Look up the websites for the airlines that have each end point as a hub.
    2)Look for the fare sales and specials.
    3)Compare the destinations.
    4)Compare the arrival times.
    5)Determine how long it would take to get from one gate to the other at the midpoint airport.
    6)Get the fare prices, add 'em up, then compare them to what is offered for similiar flights on the travel websites like Orbitz to make sure you're saving money.

    If you can copy/paste the fare info to notepad then print it, you can compare everything really easy. That is, if you have access to a printer (stupid job took away my printer privilages so I can't print and compare while bored off my ass at work).
     
  5. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    **bump**

    Are you saving up your MONEY??

    heh - methinks I might try Dragon*Con this year... still playing with the idea tho. :)
     
  6. mrbunny666

    mrbunny666 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I might be there with ya!

    Depending on how well this year goes financially.

    But things are looking up.
     
  7. blackfeather

    blackfeather Jedi Youngling star 3

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    seriously bunny, see about signing up to perform at Dragoncon. the Rabbit would totally kick ASS.

    SERIOUSLY.

    if nothing else, you gotta go just to show off 'jessica.' dood, 'she' would totally fit in.
     
  8. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    On the other hand, I don't have to fly to ComicCon... hmmm...
     
  9. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    you want to go to Dcon. you know it will be fun.
    waves hand
     
  10. sideshow212

    sideshow212 Former RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    since i'm not going to comiccon or dragoncon this year, i think i will shoot for quakecon...

    *shrugs* we'll see...
     
  11. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

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    Maybe I can attend ComicCon and join you guys this year. That is a tentative "maybe."
     
  12. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    **bump**

    [link=http://www.southwest.com]Southwest.com[/link] currently has their *$29 each way to San Diego* special going on! If you don't want to drive, grab your tickets now!! This is an awesome deal! (and only a 45 minute flight - how can you go wrong?) :D :D


    Also, to remind everyone to REGISTER ASAP for Comic-Con...

    Pre-registration Prices:

    Post-marked by April 16th
    $45 Adults
    $22 Juniors (ages 7-16) and Seniors (60+)

    Post-marked after 4/16 and by June 5th
    $50 Adults
    $25 Juniors and Seniors
    Single-day passes are available at this time as well
    $20 Adults (Th/Fri/Sat)
    $12 Juniors and Seniors (Th/Fri/Sat)
    $10 Adults (Sunday)
    $5 Juniors and Seniors (Sunday)

    Post-marked after 6/5 and by June 18th
    $60 Adults
    $30 Juniors and Seniors
    Single Day passes
    $25 Adults (Th/Fri/Sat)
    $12 Juniors and Seniors (Th/Fri/Sat)
    $15 Adults (Sunday)
    $7 Juniors and Seniors (Sunday)

    Comic-Con themes for 2004
    (I didn't know they had these either, but this is what the update is listing. :D )

    --90th Birthday of Bob Clampett (creator of Beany and Cecil), and 20th Anniversary of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

    --75th Anniversary of Popeye (whoa!)

    --75th Anniversary of Tarzan AND Buck Rogers Comic Strips

    --50th Anniversary of Godzilla in America ( [face_laugh] )

    --40th Anniversary of Creepy by Jim Warren

    --35th Annual Comic-Con International (it all started in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel in 1970 with 300 people)

    --20th Anniversary of Usagi Yojimbo - the warrior bunny! (but no relation to Bunny)

    --10th Anniversary of Hellboy

    --10th Anniversary of Supernatural Law

    **If you're feeling extra creative or waxing sentimental about any of these, you can contribute and submit articles for the 2004 Souvenir Book. Check out [link=http://www.comic-con.org]Comic-Con.org[/link] for details. :)
     
  13. mrbunny666

    mrbunny666 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    My registration form has been placed in the mailbox as of 2 minutes ago from writing this.

    But I would rather drive.
    It's part of the fun & adventure!

    I plan on leaving AZ early that Thursday.

    And if Im in a good mood (emotionally & financially) in a week or 2, I MIGHT be willing to arrange the hotel room.

    I theoretically have room for 1 passenger.
    This spot is on HOLD however until I can confirm if the person its on hold for will be attending.
     
  14. Sistine

    Sistine Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay, things are going to get a little crazy in July...not holding my breath just yet...but Moe and I may be moving into a 2 story 'Granny-flat' or guest house.

    Now what is cool about this...other than the 200.00 we would save in rent? is that it is on 1/2 acre in Poway so.... CAMPING is available... HAHAHAHA! I thought about that for Con...I have a 10x17 tent of doom if people cannot afford a hotel, but really need a place to stay I could set that up in the yard if this works out.

    In the house we are already booked out though...not only do I have PFFer's but I have an Irish man coming too. So like I said...crazy...

    Keep your fingers crossed that the Guesthouse works out...besides...it is attached to Palies and Forbes house so you know...there is going to be one hell of party! (Who am I kidding...one party)
     
  15. blackfeather

    blackfeather Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oct 6, 2002
    one long crazy party. someone bring the rum.

    this would be during comic-con?

     
  16. VoidDancer

    VoidDancer Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 13, 2002
    Johnny is coming !!!!!!!!!!!!! SWEET :)
     
  17. Lady_Jedi_Carenix

    Lady_Jedi_Carenix Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is anyone else planning on leaving early for Con? :confused: I would really like to go to the Star Wars fanfilm awards Thursday night if possible. :)
     
  18. VoidDancer

    VoidDancer Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mick and I aren't departing until appx 1800 thursday night for Casa de Sistine y Moe
     
  19. Idiots Array

    Idiots Array Jedi Knight star 5

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    Rachel will be attending with me this year. I have decided.
     
  20. VoidDancer

    VoidDancer Jedi Knight star 5

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    Most excellent, has she decided though ? :)
     
  21. DarthFeldman

    DarthFeldman Jedi Padawan star 4

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    dont think i can go... no cash for place to stay and food and stuff so, i might have to pass this year.
     
  22. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    LJC, I'm planning on being there for the full 4 days. :)
     
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