Author Topic: Options to Attend, Round 2  (Read 4479 times)

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Options to Attend, Round 2
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:43:47 »
Well, I only registered an account to ask a question that was asked elsewhere, but by the time I got round to posting, the topic was answered and locked. Still I have other questions, so yeah...

Now when I found out about Confuzzled, I was kinda excited, because, well, it's awesome. However I A) Wouldn't be able to afford anything like that. B) Don't even know if I'm actually going to be available at that time C) It had sold out already anyway and D) Live in Manchester anyway so really would be a bit miffed at forking out to stay in a hotel in my own town.

So I WAS going to ask about daypasses for those who just want to turn up and bask in the awesomeness and pillage the bar and such, but I know now that that's not possible because of insurance and firecodes and all that kind of palava.

However, what about people hanging around outside, just popping over to say hello? Are there any excursions into the city or to the various cinemas, shopping centres and bars planned that people like me could follow around sheepishly? Of course I don't even know if I'll be around at that time. Heck, by June I don't even know if I'll still be living here. I'm about as organised as a draw full of wires.

Still, it would be nice to know, because a manchester con is something that sounds fantastic.

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 21:36:55 »
Well, there are no real plans to do anything such as trips to the cinema etc. However, I'm sure there will be some furs that find that perhaps there isn't an event on for a little while that they want to attend.

If the weather's nice, we may end up doing one or two things outdoors. After all, there's a mini amphitheatre type thing next to the hostel.

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 18:17:26 »
What I'm failing to udnerstand here is why people in Manchester are so miffed at having to pay for a hotel in their own town. So what? You're getting to a furcon, there'll be huge ass room parties, everyone in one area, masses of things to do day and night, what use is a day pass if it runs 24 hours?

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 21:44:14 »
What I'm failing to udnerstand here is why people in Manchester are so miffed at having to pay for a hotel in their own town. So what? You're getting to a furcon, there'll be huge ass room parties, everyone in one area, masses of things to do day and night, what use is a day pass if it runs 24 hours?

Would you go to the pub a few meters from your house, have a few drinks and then decided that it would be better to get a hotel room than walk a few feet home?

At one EF there was something called a attendance only registration. which only let you attend con events and show, exculded was accomerdation and food which made for a bulk of the registration fee anyway. Oh and you could still stay at the consite all night, just not sleep there, so you could attend a room party if one happend.

It would be a much cheaper option if you lived near by the con as you would save upto 50 to 75% of the registration fee, but sadly thats not going to happen.

Anyway I am sure that the fursuit parade will be free to attend if its outside, as well as the olympics thing. Also I am sure that there might be some furs heading out to town during the con too.

Just keep an eye on this board about an events or vists being aranged before, during or after the con. 

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 22:47:28 »
What I'm failing to udnerstand here is why people in Manchester are so miffed at having to pay for a hotel in their own town. So what? You're getting to a furcon, there'll be huge ass room parties, everyone in one area, masses of things to do day and night, what use is a day pass if it runs 24 hours?

Would you go to the pub a few meters from your house, have a few drinks and then decided that it would be better to get a hotel room than walk a few feet home?

At one EF there was something called a attendance only registration. which only let you attend con events and show, exculded was accomerdation and food which made for a bulk of the registration fee anyway. Oh and you could still stay at the consite all night, just not sleep there, so you could attend a room party if one happend.

It would be a much cheaper option if you lived near by the con as you would save upto 50 to 75% of the registration fee, but sadly thats not going to happen.

Anyway I am sure that the fursuit parade will be free to attend if its outside, as well as the olympics thing. Also I am sure that there might be some furs heading out to town during the con too.

Just keep an eye on this board about an events or vists being aranged before, during or after the con. 

The main difference between staying at my local pub after a night out and staying at the YHA for ConFuzzled is the vibe you get at a convention. It's all about the atmosphere of the event. The fact that people will sit about until stupid o'clock in the morning chatting, drinking and generally socialising. If someone was on a day ticket option, there'd have to be a kick-out time at some point, meaning they wouldn't get to sit around until stupid o'clock socialising.

For me, even missing eight hours a day (assuming a 1000h admittance, 0200h kick-out) is eight hours I could have been socialising (Sleep is for the weak! Caffeine works just as well  :P).

Anyway, this whole thing is a bit of a moot point. There isn't a day-pass option, so the whole debate about the pros and cons of one is a little pointless really.

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 23:55:58 »
What I'm failing to udnerstand here is why people in Manchester are so miffed at having to pay for a hotel in their own town. So what? You're getting to a furcon, there'll be huge ass room parties, everyone in one area, masses of things to do day and night, what use is a day pass if it runs 24 hours?

Would you go to the pub a few meters from your house, have a few drinks and then decided that it would be better to get a hotel room than walk a few feet home?

At one EF there was something called a attendance only registration. which only let you attend con events and show, exculded was accomerdation and food which made for a bulk of the registration fee anyway. Oh and you could still stay at the consite all night, just not sleep there, so you could attend a room party if one happend.

It would be a much cheaper option if you lived near by the con as you would save upto 50 to 75% of the registration fee, but sadly thats not going to happen.

Anyway I am sure that the fursuit parade will be free to attend if its outside, as well as the olympics thing. Also I am sure that there might be some furs heading out to town during the con too.

Just keep an eye on this board about an events or vists being aranged before, during or after the con. 

The main difference between staying at my local pub after a night out and staying at the YHA for ConFuzzled is the vibe you get at a convention. It's all about the atmosphere of the event. The fact that people will sit about until stupid o'clock in the morning chatting, drinking and generally socialising. If someone was on a day ticket option, there'd have to be a kick-out time at some point, meaning they wouldn't get to sit around until stupid o'clock socialising.

For me, even missing eight hours a day (assuming a 1000h admittance, 0200h kick-out) is eight hours I could have been socialising (Sleep is for the weak! Caffeine works just as well  :P).

Anyway, this whole thing is a bit of a moot point. There isn't a day-pass option, so the whole debate about the pros and cons of one is a little pointless really.

If you read up you would have noticed that I was refuring to an attendance only registration, which lasted the duration of the convention, not a single day, and you weren't kicked out for socilising untill the wee small hours. It was done as a means of consite overflow on the cheap for EF 12.

As I said you had access to the events and shows, but not a bed or food that the convention laid on, that was something you had to sort out youself.

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Re: Options to Attend, Round 2
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 00:49:06 »
Okay, this is going the way of the previous post.

This is a 'Questions and Answers' section for people to ask questions to our staff.
The original question has been answered and this thread is now being locked.
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