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DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

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Hilton was not available as of the moment booking opened, so I went for the Maldron. Just like San Jose -- ended up with my second choice, a bit further away and more expensive. 

I'm hoping that this doesn't happen for Eurocon as well.

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On 1/9/2019 at 4:59 PM, mormont said:

Did you fill out the participant survey?

(I'd link but the website is busy today, for some reason. :p)

I did. :) I figure they're looping back to programming later. I'm running a con the week before and I'm just getting to programming stuff myself, aiming for February to get that rolling. It's a hugely different scale, the two cons, but the timeline makes sense. 

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On 1/10/2019 at 5:14 AM, DaveAx said:

Hilton was not available as of the moment booking opened, so I went for the Maldron. Just like San Jose -- ended up with my second choice, a bit further away and more expensive. 

I'm hoping that this doesn't happen for Eurocon as well.

EuroCon is very unlikely to have these kind of problems. Dublin has a bizarrely small number of hotels for the size of the city (which is causing the problems) and has just changed the laws relating to AirBnBs (which is massively exasperating those problems), whilst Belfast has quite a lot of hotels relative to its size and backpacker hostels and doesn't have the AirBnB limitation (yet).

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26 minutes ago, Werthead said:
On 1/10/2019 at 12:14 AM, DaveAx said:

Hilton was not available as of the moment booking opened, so I went for the Maldron. Just like San Jose -- ended up with my second choice, a bit further away and more expensive. 

I'm hoping that this doesn't happen for Eurocon as well.

EuroCon is very unlikely to have these kind of problems.

The Titancon website says they have "...secured 100 rooms in the Hilton...." Eleven of them, we're told, are accessible rooms, which leaves only 89 for con-goers w/o accessibility issues.

In comparison, the Hilton in Dublin had 70 rooms set aside for con-goers.

While I know the overall attendance -- and thus competition for rooms -- at Titancon will be less than that at Worldcon, this appears to me to be essentially the same basic situation: my first choice hotel, at least in terms of convenience, has an extremely limited number of rooms, and my chances of getting one are thus equally limited. 

Since the con has yet to announce anything about alternative lodging options, I can't tell whether or not I'll be spending more or less if I don't get that choice.

They also have not indicated whether full advance payment will be required, which would be nice to know for budgetary purposes.

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59 minutes ago, DaveAx said:

The Titancon website says they have "...secured 100 rooms in the Hilton...." Eleven of them, we're told, are accessible rooms, which leaves only 89 for con-goers w/o accessibility issues.

In comparison, the Hilton in Dublin had 70 rooms set aside for con-goers.

While I know the overall attendance -- and thus competition for rooms -- at Titancon will be less than that at Worldcon, this appears to me to be essentially the same basic situation: my first choice hotel, at least in terms of convenience, has an extremely limited number of rooms, and my chances of getting one are thus equally limited. 

Since the con has yet to announce anything about alternative lodging options, I can't tell whether or not I'll be spending more or less if I don't get that choice.

They also have not indicated whether full advance payment will be required, which would be nice to know for budgetary purposes.

I've passed all of that onto the accommodation team. This is something that's literally been worked on this week (EuroCon has undergone a change of team leadership which meant a brief delay as new team-members we brought up to speed) and I know the plan is to get all of that information up and running over the next fortnight or so.

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On 1/12/2019 at 9:56 AM, Xray the Enforcer said:

Not as of yet. Still working on logistics.

I am very happy to help with all aspects of the party.

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