TONMOCON IV - 2011 - Planning Stage

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hi everyone! Thanks for your patience as we considered what city we would target for TONMOCON IV in 2011.

    With thanks to davelin315 and WAMAS, we are targeting the Washington, D.C. area for TONMOCON IV, probably in the October 2011 timeframe.

    Many more details will be worked out in the months ahead, but I wanted to let you know our target destination and timing.

    Staff member and International Liaison OB is hereby summoned to assist with some of the planning and brainstorming; I'll follow up in PM, Olaf! :smile:
     
  2. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Sir, yes Sir!
     
  3. cthulhu77

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    I will start saving my quarters ! Too long of a drive for me...will have to fly.
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Rather than DC proper, look in the surrounding cities. DC hotels tend to be more expensive, and with the great metro system people can easily get into the Mall areas for the museums. Check out Arlington and Bethesda.
     
  5. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks sorseress - we do understand that the travel & location logistics could be tricky and that is part of the discussion. It is indeed planned for the D.C. "area" which may or may not mean D.C. proper for parts or all of the events we're beginning to kick around. Stay tuned!
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yesss....very excited as we can drive there!!!
     
  7. davelin315

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    Excited to be a part of this and I think that we can make this one pretty special with what we're trying to do!
     
  8. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Oooo, that sounds very promising for me and my family! My dad has been waiting for the girls to old enough to appreciate D.C., so this could work very nicely for us!
     
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    Very excited to go!
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Sweet. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Just a train ride away!! Can't wait!

    Greg
     
  12. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Ohhh, I forgot about the train! We looked into trying to use Amtrak once to send my son to Tampa for a week and found that you had to go to DC from Atlanta to get there. Using it to actually go to DC might be a fun experience.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I highly recommend it! i have done Amtrak from FL to DC and it was a blast. I upgraded to first class for an extra few bucks it was great.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I did the Atlanta to DC train trip in elementary school and I took a train one other time to go to camp and then one in London in more recent times. I don't remember much about the first two but enjoyed the London adventure.
     
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    awesome, so about 2 months after I leave the DC area for college, you're going to come here! :P
     
  16. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Come hurry home :wink:
     
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    Damn, right as I move from Pennsylvania to Georgia! I hope I can still make it...
     
  18. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Ckeiser,
    We expect to drive so if you can get to Gainesville, we can carpool the rest of the way. The train sounded interesting until we found that it costs as much to take the train as to fly and is several hours more than driving.
     
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    Now I'm hoping Dad is still alive to take us... Either way, I'll be there!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    :fingerscrossed: I am counting on being able to meet him.
     

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