The "I got my Citizencon 2018 ticket" thread!

Discussion in 'Citizencon 2018' started by Montoya, May 2, 2018.

  1. Phantomoftruth

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    with 1250 tickets remaining, I expect a slow burn as people like @Blind Owl figure out if time and money are available at the same time. Unlike the rest of us complete nutters who jumped and look for the landing after the fact. :slight_smile:

    Love ya, @Blind Owl, not actually calling you out, but using you as an example of pragmatism.
     
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    Yeah @Blind Owl, you prag. ;-)
     
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    Hahaha, I resemble these comments! And I love y'all too.

    Honestly, the money isn't the factor, it's the army and exercise and courses and blah blah blah . . .
     
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    But it’s the beginning of the FY! No one has money at that time to train! Lol
     
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    Our fiscal year starts in April. And working at Div HQ, I find myself in some interesting places in the fall, haha.
     
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    Any plans for an Airbnb or a block of rooms at a hotel?

    Some system where you need to know the secret Test passcode to enter the doors?
     
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    Tell them you are going to Austin to review interesting new Training software.
     
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    I stayed in a hostel in the USA. It was creepy.
     
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    As of me typing this, there are still 1168 tickets left in case anyone cares. Seems like so far they've only sold just over half the venue. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Less people = More intimate ;) take that how you please.
     
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    POSSIBLE Long Read

    not knowing What the Long Center charges for a Day, mid-week, production. We have already met over half the total value of all tickets,
    $132,984 of $234,600. Before anyone freaks out about money, too late, any given ticket for any given event usually includes all costs bundled into the price and is not reflective of just the cost of the seat.

    let's say CIG has a $250k budget for the event. w/o any partnerships they would be paying $16k out of pocket. I'm not going to take any partnerships into this right now. They have the same costs we do, plus what ever swag or goodies possibly planned.

    If CIG has the Long for the same time they had the Avalon, here's a rough sketch of the day.
    0430 Local - Meet at CIG Austn, headcount and load up
    0600 on-site at Long center, Load in and build out
    1200 A/V test, Presentation tech run.
    1500 "Doors open"
    2100 event end and begin load out
    2300 offload at CIG Austin.

    As I said, rough sketch of the time frame.

    As of Right now, I believe we've paid for the site, I expect the Long to be in the $100K window. This is where Partnering will defray costs, Intel seems to remain a big event partner. approx. $450 for an Optane 900p, how many did they give away in Frankfurt? The man-hours involved in the three custom SMG skins, the cost of the Raven model from JR.

    CIG will be able to expense, and write-off, a chunk of this, but not all. Intel will be able to expense and write off some. This remains an event that has a significant cost and its greatest value is the improved hype and good will of the backers.
     
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    A hostel in Texas though...
     
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    There is a very famous documentary made about a hostel in Texas. Something about a chainsaw? I cant quite remember the name of it..
     
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    Fucking Canadians. ;-)
     
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    Well you massacred that story. ;)
    Right? All seven of us!!
     
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    What do you guys need training my for anyway? Moose aren’t that hard to ride. You should go back to a line company and come to CSTX in ‘Wisssscaannsinnn’ in ‘19. It’s a shit-show worth watching.
     
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    Not going very fast
     
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    I had to settle for standard access because my internet was never fast enough to snap up one of the premiums, but I'll be there as well!
     
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    Wisssscaannsinnn hahaha. Do we get to wear cheese heads?
    Haha, sound like Maple Resolve every year up in Canada. We play with you 'Muricans there too. Quite the shit show. But fun.
     
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    Unless you are a local or in reasonable driving distance the bar to entry is really high. Flight and hotel during ACL is a bugger. There may very well be empty seats.
     
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    I'm just pumped that this will be the cheapest convention of the year for me, and Montoya and I get to sit in hotel bathrobes drinking coffee on the balcony.
     

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