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    4 Weeks Ago  Dec 21, 2016, 7:45 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #76

    One of the reasons for me for not attending DragonCon yet is because of the setbacks I've had in many ways,and yet did some real fruitful treasure hunting when it comes to files for my current project and future Marvel builds.I found a basic helmet shape and musclesuit file to use for all future builds,and a very important model for (Marvel's) the Beetle's carapace.Hours and hours of unfolding and yet practically none spent on foam building,and having to give up my old armor parts for 'recycling' had me nearly despondent.I guess in that sense I have to start over,but the new found file material should pay off.One step back,two steps forward.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 4:20 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #77

    It's been a little quite on here, so I'm just going to post a reminder.



    Reminder we are having a meet up, if your name is not on this list, and you plan on attending the meet let us know that you are going to be attending...

    Simply say: "I'm attending the meetup".

    If things change and your unable to attend just send me a message to let me know to remove your name off the attending list...thanks...



    Attendees:
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 12:21 PM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #78

    Still gathering info and sorting out the stuff that I am collecting for the new costumes. Hope to drop my sewing machine off this weekend to have it tuned up and have a broken spring replaced. That will help me make some serious progress on her dress. I hope everyone else is having a good new year.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 12, 2017, 4:51 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #79

    max headroom said: View Post
    Still gathering info and sorting out the stuff that I am collecting for the new costumes. Hope to drop my sewing machine off this weekend to have it tuned up and have a broken spring replaced. That will help me make some serious progress on her dress. I hope everyone else is having a good new year.
    That's good...Yeah I'm going to have to bust out the sewing machine as well and finish some costumes hopefully in time for Star Wars Celebration...
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2017, 3:42 PM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #80

    The Wifey and I will be going to Dragon con this year! What are the best hotels to get for the weekend? It's one of the cons we've always wanted to go to but haven't yet.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 17, 2017, 4:19 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #81

    FastballSpecial said: View Post
    The Wifey and I will be going to Dragon con this year! What are the best hotels to get for the weekend? It's one of the cons we've always wanted to go to but haven't yet.
    First of all I would like to start and say "congratulations" that your planing on attending Dragoncon. I will warn you that once you start it's just like a drug that you can not stop. That being said this year will be my 5 year in a row attending. I personally have stayed 30 miles form the con, 15 miles from the con and 2 times at the main host hotel the Marriott. For one you have price, the closer you stay the more money it's going to cost for a room, most rooms are sold out. If you stay close or even at the hotel you don't have to worry about a lot of things, but you spend more money on the hotel, and less on other things. Next you have to figure how many days are you attending. Even though "Dragoncon" doesn't start till Friday, a lot of us get there on wed or Thursday but beat the rush, and now there are so many people getting their early, it's almost like added an additional day to the con. On the average most people get there on Thursday and leave on Monday or Tuesday. Most of the host hotels and places near by sell out as soon as they are available. I can give you all the info you need just depends on the details of what your looking for, Marriott was 1300 for 5 nights, but another hotel 15 miles away was 500.

    On a side note, with this being your very first Dragoncon going I would like to give you this gift of information. Watch this video, it is a little long, but totally worth watching every second of it. It's an old video but a lot of the tips and tricks they tell you, you can use at any time...let me know if you need any other advise, need be you can always PM me...

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    3 Days Ago  Jan 17, 2017, 8:29 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #82

    MatrixSpoon said: View Post
    First of all I would like to start and say "congratulations" that your planing on attending Dragoncon. I will warn you that once you start it's just like a drug that you can not stop. That being said this year will be my 5 year in a row attending. I personally have stayed 30 miles form the con, 15 miles from the con and 2 times at the main host hotel the Marriott. For one you have price, the closer you stay the more money it's going to cost for a room, most rooms are sold out. If you stay close or even at the hotel you don't have to worry about a lot of things, but you spend more money on the hotel, and less on other things. Next you have to figure how many days are you attending. Even though "Dragoncon" doesn't start till Friday, a lot of us get there on wed or Thursday but beat the rush, and now there are so many people getting their early, it's almost like added an additional day to the con. On the average most people get there on Thursday and leave on Monday or Tuesday. Most of the host hotels and places near by sell out as soon as they are available. I can give you all the info you need just depends on the details of what your looking for, Marriott was 1300 for 5 nights, but another hotel 15 miles away was 500.

    On a side note, with this being your very first Dragoncon going I would like to give you this gift of information. Watch this video, it is a little long, but totally worth watching every second of it. It's an old video but a lot of the tips and tricks they tell you, you can use at any time...let me know if you need any other advise, need be you can always PM me...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro1S2nhQLf4&t=580s
    So the Marriott is the main one. Cool I wasn't sure. And we are big Con attendees. We go to Mega con and Tampa Con every year. But we've been wanting to go to the larger ones for a few years and now that I'm done with the Military we can so very much looking forward to it.

    We we like to stay as close as possible. With Megacon we get there a day early and with the hotel being attached to the convention center it makes it so much easier.

    Any idea when the hotels will become available for Dragon con?

    Thanks for the info!
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 17, 2017, 11:07 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #83

    FastballSpecial said: View Post
    Any idea when the hotels will become available for Dragon con?
    The "bad" news is that a lot of them have already been made available and have sold their room allotment. The "good" news is that, as the year progresses, the hotels release more blocks of rooms. Your best bet is to follow this facebook group as it is updated regularly with hotel/room availability. It will also be a good source of folks trying to get rid of rooms/reservations they can no longer use.

    The size and popularity of D*C means that it's a bit more difficult to get a host hotel room, but it's not impossible. Just more work than some other cons. May the odds be ever in your favor.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And I will be attending the meet-up.
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    2 Days Ago  Jan 18, 2017, 4:08 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #84

    FastballSpecial said: View Post
    So the Marriott is the main one. Cool I wasn't sure. And we are big Con attendees. We go to Mega con and Tampa Con every year. But we've been wanting to go to the larger ones for a few years and now that I'm done with the Military we can so very much looking forward to it.

    We we like to stay as close as possible. With Megacon we get there a day early and with the hotel being attached to the convention center it makes it so much easier.

    Any idea when the hotels will become available for Dragon con?

    Thanks for the info!
    I will be attending Megacon this year, you could always meet up with me and I can give you more info if you like. Most the hotels started to become available right after the con ended from Sept-Oct, by then most were sold out. Now you have to wait for people to transfer rooms of more blocks to open up.

    There are 5 main hotels. Marriott being the main one. Each hotel has different things going on. Here's a list of the hotels and I also posted some pics for reference.

    Host Hotels:

    Marriott
    Hilton
    Hyatt
    Westin
    Sheraton

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    Overflow Hotels:

    http://dragoncon.org/?q=hotels_overflow

    Downtown Hotels:


    Midtown Hotels:

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    2 Days Ago  Jan 18, 2017, 11:42 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #85

    By now all of the host hotels are sold out. I think the Marriott marquee is the best because roof it's central location although I keep trying to get a room at the Hyatt just to see. The ritz Carlton is only a couple blocks away from the center of the con. It's pricey but really nice. I've stayed there when I missed the host hotel dash. There are about 6 other hotels within walking distance. Check the dcon web site for a list of overflow hotels and rates.


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    2 Days Ago  Jan 18, 2017, 11:44 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #86

    Dang spoon you must have posted while I was typing. Lol


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    1 Day Ago  Jan 19, 2017, 5:01 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #87

    max headroom said: View Post
    Dang spoon you must have posted while I was typing. Lol


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    No I actually posted at 4am...haha...remember I work vampire hours...haha....

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