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It's CON (convention) season! Which conventions do you all go to and how much do you guys typically spend on them? Do you all get a hotel room just for those con? I'm planning on going to Momocon that's located in Atlanta, Georgia. It's an all together convention which means its a gaming, comic, and of course an anime convention. I love going every year. I typically try to get a hotel that's connected to where the convention is held. If I don't, then I have to sit in Atlanta traffic, which can take up to an hour from where I live. In general, I'd rather not do that. So, if I do get a room, I usually spend about 2000 includes the room, food for the weekend, buying stuff from the dealers room, an uber and miscellaneous. If I don't get a room, I usually spend about 500ish. Maybe a bit less or more depending. 

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Welcome to AF! I don't know if it counts as a con, but my boyfriend and I have been attending DreamHack the last couple of years as he has been competing in the Hearthstone games. He came one win short of qualifying in semis last year, I was super proud of him. It's a lot of fun, but can be very expensive. Luckily we have some friends scattered around so we've been able to save a lot of money by their generosity letting us sleep in their homes instead of having to pay for a hotel room. He's competing again in Austin come June, which is super far away and we don't know anybody that direction... which means it will be a hot chunk of cash this year. 

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Ok...I remember my last trip to Atlanta to see the whale sharks at the aquarium but....I could do a weekend with hotel and food there for less. That is insane!  Shop around buddy.

 

I always get a hotel room around 20 minutes away from the con. I live too far from the one I go to commute and I like the place I stay at. I spend maybe 300-400 dollars on the hotel depending on my check in date (not bad for 4 days), probably between 300 and 800 dollars on anime. I go in with a budget and rarely break it. Food wise....probably 200 bucks for my husband and me. The anime budget is where I spend the most.

 

Are you staying at the Ritz?

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3 minutes ago, Beocat said:

Ok...I remember my last trip to Atlanta to see the whale sharks at the aquarium but....I could do a weekend with hotel and food there for less. That is insane!  Shop around buddy.

 

I always get a hotel room around 20 minutes away from the con. I live too far from the one I go to commute and I like the place I stay at. I spend maybe 300-400 dollars on the hotel depending on my check in date (not bad for 4 days), probably between 300 and 800 dollars on anime. I go in with a budget and rarely break it. Food wise....probably 200 bucks for my husband and me. The anime budget is where I spend the most.

 

Are you staying at the Ritz?

The 2000 is including my husband too lol. I forgot to add that. Plus we check in a day before and a day after so we don't feel rushed and we could enjoy ourselves on the last day. We treat this as a vacation since we don't do it much as is. And we're staying at the Omni. We're planning on staying up pretty late and we don't want to be caught in downtown ATL late at night or have to bother calling an uber. 

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Hi @ShenmueOutLoudAgain, welcome to AF.

I personally am not a huge fan of anime conventions/fairs. A big reason for that is the quality of them here in Western Australia is not great and merchandise being sold is often more expensive than just importing it (i.e. buying it online).

I would probably attend more if I was closer to the US or in Japan (*cough* Comiket and Wonder Festival in Japan - newest releases of merchandise are showcased there)

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14 minutes ago, Optic said:

Hi @ShenmueOutLoudAgain, welcome to AF.

I personally am not a huge fan of anime conventions/fairs. A big reason for that is the quality of them here in Western Australia is not great and merchandise being sold is often more expensive than just importing it (i.e. buying it online).

I would probably attend more if I was closer to the US or in Japan (*cough* Comiket and Wonder Festival in Japan - newest releases of merchandise are showcased there)

maybe one year we could do one as a forum group to a Japanese convention maybe

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Yep, con season is in full swing up here in Jersey, where spring feels like there's a con big or small every weekend.

My team at Lost Silver Productions has already little cons NJIT MiniCon, KindaCon and Kogaracon over the last month. We have our biggest spring event, Castle Point Anime Convention, coming up on May 19-20, and then a month after we'll be in Brooklyn for BoroughCon. So five cons full of game show action that we bring to the anime fans. And there's a chance for us that at Castle Point, we could have one of our biggest winners ever. I'm getting very excited and scared for that possibility.

SPEAKING OF... I have a request for one of those games, if everyone can help me. See Creative Corner or PM me.

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