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April 7th, 2006
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2008 worldcon site selection

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From:kevin_standlee
Date:April 8th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Worse than Con Jose is not good...
This just shows to me how big a factor staying indoors is. The Fairmont and the San Jose McEnery Convention Center were about as far apart as the main hotel and the part of the convention center we were using at Philadelphia -- but you stayed indoors walking between them, so people thought it was shorter.

For that matter, the front door of the Fairmont and the front door of the McEnery were about the same distance apart as the distance from the Dealers Room to the Moat House at Glasgow last year.

For some reason, going outside makes the distances seem longer to most people I've talked to. Heck, at Glasgow, the walk was shorter if you went outside between the buildings, rather than taking the somewhat convoluted trail between them, but I bet there were a lot of people who stayed inside because in their minds it was a shorter distance.
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From:jeffreyab
Date:April 9th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Well outdoors in San Jose was not a problem because of the weather, the sidewalks were a little crowed, sometimes.

Perceived distance is a factor, if the route is lined with restaurants where fans can eat then it makes it look shorter than if its lined with closed office buildings.
Also if it is a straight line as opposed to a route with turns.
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