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Ironcon 2014 - Where should it be?!

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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    La$ Vega$, Nevada

    Antonius said:
    If you just went to Vegas for IronCon and avoided the casinos and such it's really not that expensive. I don't know about travel costs, but since I was flying from England it was going to be quite a lot for me anyway. I'll admit that I'm pretty biased towards Vegas since I didn't really get to see/experience any of it and would like to have more time to rectify that next year.
    Vegas is actually a fairly cheap city in the States, particularly property-wise, thanks to being one of the ground-zeroes for the housing bust. Tripadvisor ranked Las Vegas the cheapest major city in america to visit, in fact.

    http://blog.tripadvisor.com/blog/2013/06/11/honolulu-named-the-most-expensive-u-s-city-to-visit-this-summer/
    Prythe
  • EiredhelEiredhel CaliforniaMember Posts: 602
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Sarapis, stop ruining my Hawaii vacation dreams please!  :((

    Meow, meow, etc. 
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  • NizarisNizaris The Holy City of MhaldorMember Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Chicago, Illinois
    Was really hoping for Chicago so I could just drive up, but I guess Sarapis is right. Oh well. Will start saving now for a trip to Vegas, I s'pose. :D
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  • SultaniSultani Member Posts: 185 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Washington D.C.
    Voting for Green Lake, WI.
  • KorbenKorben Member Posts: 345 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    If you did it in Brazil you'd get the World Cup too. Just saying.
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'd be up for Hawaii, considering it's only like a 10 hour flight from Australia, not much at all.
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  • EllodinEllodin HawaiiMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 893 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    please...don't put it in hawaii
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  • DaslinDaslin The place with the oxygenMember Posts: 2,492 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Whatever you do, don't do it in Ohio. Seriously, you will lose all your friends, become a bum, and lose your hair. You don't want that, do you @Sarapis? Also, Vegas'd be neat. Depending on situational obligations, I'd put forth a serious effort to go to the city where I can freely walk about with booze in hand on the sidewalks.
  • RuthRuth SingaporeMember Posts: 2,700 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Flights to US cost me 2k+ whichever state I fly to, anyway. Hopefully, if you guys host it again next year, should be somewhere worth it. /have no idea which state would be better, unless you're coming to asialand instead.
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  • NemutaurNemutaur GermanyMember Posts: 1,068
    edited July 2013
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    Lovely, time to fire up my VPN.

    EDIT: Haha wrong thread, nvm.
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Just fyi, the list of requirements for putting IronCon somewhere is:

    * The location must have a large pool and a large house.
    * The grounds/house must be spacious enough to feel like we can spread out. I noticed this time that the people from the various games often were kind of off in their own area of the pool or house, and they seemed to like that.
    * The location must be in or right next to a city with a Class B airport (ie proper international airports) and the location has to be fairly near to that airport, else transport to and from the site starts getting expensive.
    * The location has to be near hotels.
    * The location has to be near other things to do, so that people don't have to just hang at the location the whole time if they don't want to.
    * There has to be some value for money, which pretty much eliminates the most expensive cities in the US like NYC and SF.



    ZeonJulesKyrra
  • JulesJules Member Posts: 2,169 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited July 2013
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Vegas really is one of the cheapest places to fly and stay, and is literally built for entertainment.  I'm not even a huge Vegas fan, but it seems like a perfect spot for these things, at least for the CONUS player-base.  Most of the player base (still) seems to be young enough that cost is a pretty big deal, so while Hawaii seems like it could bring in people from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, etc... it also might happen that no one would show up!  
    Zeon
  • HyperlithHyperlith San Fierro area, San AndreasMember Posts: 357 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Taraus said:
    Of that potential list, Vegas is the one I'm mostly likely to make.

    Fuck it, next year I'm just hitching in with @Sarapis. We're both in Marin, and I'm small enough to get stuffed in a trunk and count as 'carry-on luggage'.
    Just make sure he doesn't 'accidentally' lose a few bags out of the boot when he turns hard past the Town Center. :D

  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Well, to be fair, a lot of space in my luggage was occupied by a Wii + controllers and then a bunch of board games, and none of those things left my suitcase the entire time. So if you're like Peter Dinklage small, it might work!
  • SantarSantar Member Posts: 2,382 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited July 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Taraus said:
    Of that potential list, Vegas is the one I'm mostly likely to make.

    Fuck it, next year I'm just hitching in with @Sarapis. We're both in Marin, and I'm small enough to get stuffed in a trunk and count as 'carry-on luggage'.
    Just get someone to mail you to Vegas. Pretty sure I read a news article where someone did this in the past. 

    Also, I just clicked on the closest location to me in the poll.

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    Havyn
  • DraekarDraekar Member Posts: 290 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited July 2013
    Sarapis said:
    Just fyi, the list of requirements for putting IronCon somewhere is:

    * The location must have a large pool and a large house.
    * The grounds/house must be spacious enough to feel like we can spread out. I noticed this time that the people from the various games often were kind of off in their own area of the pool or house, and they seemed to like that.
    * The location must be in or right next to a city with a Class B airport (ie proper international airports) and the location has to be fairly near to that airport, else transport to and from the site starts getting expensive.
    * The location has to be near hotels.
    * The location has to be near other things to do, so that people don't have to just hang at the location the whole time if they don't want to.
    * There has to be some value for money, which pretty much eliminates the most expensive cities in the US like NYC and SF.



    Well that is my House out of the running then!
  • TarausTaraus The Gypsy WindMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 889 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Hyperlith said:
    Taraus said:
    Of that potential list, Vegas is the one I'm mostly likely to make.

    Fuck it, next year I'm just hitching in with @Sarapis. We're both in Marin, and I'm small enough to get stuffed in a trunk and count as 'carry-on luggage'.
    Just make sure he doesn't 'accidentally' lose a few bags out of the boot when he turns hard past the Town Center. :D
    Silly foreigner, we don't carry our luggage in boots here in the States, we use the trunk of our car!

    SarapisKyrra
  • HyperlithHyperlith San Fierro area, San AndreasMember Posts: 357 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Taraus said:
    Hyperlith said:
    Taraus said:
    Of that potential list, Vegas is the one I'm mostly likely to make.

    Fuck it, next year I'm just hitching in with @Sarapis. We're both in Marin, and I'm small enough to get stuffed in a trunk and count as 'carry-on luggage'.
    Just make sure he doesn't 'accidentally' lose a few bags out of the boot when he turns hard past the Town Center. :D
    Silly foreigner, we don't carry our luggage in boots here in the States, we use the trunk of our car!
    Oh, sigh. I know, there are so many Minis rolling around here, I just thought... you know, cram it in the boot.

    (I am not a foreigner! :( )

  • EnraiEnrai Member Posts: 52 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Sarapis said:

    Just fyi, the list of requirements for putting IronCon somewhere is:


    * The location must have a large pool and a large house. -- London has these
    * The grounds/house must be spacious enough to feel like we can spread out. I noticed this time that the people from the various games often were kind of off in their own area of the pool or house, and they seemed to like that. -- London
    * The location must be in or right next to a city with a Class B airport (ie proper international airports) and the location has to be fairly near to that airport, else transport to and from the site starts getting expensive.-- London has two (basically)
    * The location has to be near hotels.-- London
    * The location has to be near other things to do, so that people don't have to just hang at the location the whole time if they don't want to.-- London
    * There has to be some value for money, which pretty much eliminates the most expensive cities in the US like NYC and SF.-- Hmm.



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  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,314 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    land of engs

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  • NizarisNizaris The Holy City of MhaldorMember Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Chicago, Illinois
    Sarapis said:
    Just fyi, the list of requirements for putting IronCon somewhere is:

    * The location must have a large pool and a large house.
    * The grounds/house must be spacious enough to feel like we can spread out. I noticed this time that the people from the various games often were kind of off in their own area of the pool or house, and they seemed to like that.
    * The location must be in or right next to a city with a Class B airport (ie proper international airports) and the location has to be fairly near to that airport, else transport to and from the site starts getting expensive.
    * The location has to be near hotels.
    * The location has to be near other things to do, so that people don't have to just hang at the location the whole time if they don't want to.
    * There has to be some value for money, which pretty much eliminates the most expensive cities in the US like NYC and SF.



    So, this defines the choices pretty well, down to 36 (37 depending on how you look at it):

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  • PeakPeak Member Posts: 833 @ - Epic Achaean
    Austin, Texas
    Enrai said:
    Just fyi, the list of requirements for putting IronCon somewhere is:

    * The location must have a large pool and a large house. -- London has these
    * The grounds/house must be spacious enough to feel like we can spread out. I noticed this time that the people from the various games often were kind of off in their own area of the pool or house, and they seemed to like that. -- London
    * The location must be in or right next to a city with a Class B airport (ie proper international airports) and the location has to be fairly near to that airport, else transport to and from the site starts getting expensive.-- London has two (basically)
    * The location has to be near hotels.-- London
    * The location has to be near other things to do, so that people don't have to just hang at the location the whole time if they don't want to.-- London
    * There has to be some value for money, which pretty much eliminates the most expensive cities in the US like NYC and SF.-- Hmm.



    But London is expensive D: everything is almost exactly x2 of what it is here. As much as I would like to see my family again, and be in London, and dodge getting stabbed on the moss side in Manchester, and be admired for being from Texas, I don't think it would be a good place for Achaeans to meet.
  • ZeonZeon Member Posts: 757 @ - Epic Achaean
    Seattle, Washington
    admired for being from Texas?  :-/

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  • PeakPeak Member Posts: 833 @ - Epic Achaean
    Austin, Texas
    They had me convinced it was a big deal. I was told by several that they didn't like the U.S., but they did like Texas. It's a Texas thing.



    Texas.
  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,314 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They think all americans are from texas or florida. None of you are superstar enough to live in cali

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    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

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    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
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  • TarausTaraus The Gypsy WindMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 889 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    HEY, GDI.

  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,314 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    okay maybe you are

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    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    *cough*
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