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April 7th, 2006
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2008 worldcon site selection

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Date:April 9th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
Are you very sensitive to time zone changes? Airfare isn't always expensive. Los Angeles is usually cheap to get to, and it's across the street from Disneyland. You should come this year. :)
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Date:April 9th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Spoken like a wealthy person. I am comfortable paying $45 for admission and $90 to split two hotel nights with somebody. That comes to $135 for the whole convention. I go ahead and budget a total of $200 (to deal with the unexpected), per each convention. I find the cost of a Worldcon membership to be savagely offensive to me. It's rumored that Torcon is actually giving away a *&^#% surplus of all that ill-gotten cash. A plane fare on top of that is out of the question. It's the kind of money I spend on a vacation once every ten years or so. It's a testament to how wonderful a Worldcon probably is that I would be willing to attend a regionally-local one at all.
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Date:April 9th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
All worldcons give away their excess cash, that is how Torcon got some of its surplus, from previous worldcons.

Chicon V gave everyone a $10 rebate.

However you are right, more people will attend if they can drive as opposed to flying. A car is a sunk cost while a plane ticket is an extra expense.
Midwest fans used to drive to west coast worldcons, although there were fewer cons in general back then.
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