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Author Topic: Shmoocon  (Read 27650 times)

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2008, 02:42:36 PM »
Seems to me that we really should just throw our own parking lot con.

Coming soon to a Fred Meyer parking lot near you:

PLA-CON:
All the cactus for less than half* the price!

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2008, 11:58:00 AM »
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##### TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW!!! #####

Cutting straight to the chase - we've raised prices, but only by a little bit.

In keeping with our policy of remaining open about the behind the scenes goings on of con running, we'll talk more about this at the 2009 0wn the Con BoF. Here's what you really need to know:

Important Dates and Deadlines:

    * November 1, 2008, Noon EDT - first round of ticket sales
    * December 1, 2008, Noon EST - second round of ticket sales
    * January 1, 2009, Noon EST - third and final round of ticket sales

2009 Ticket Price Structure

    * Early Bird Tickets - $100, Overall Qty to be sold - 500
    * Open Registration - $175, Overall Qty to be sold - 700
    * I love ShmooCon Tickets - $300, Overall Qty to be sold - 50

2009 Ticket Sales Structure
Date Tickets to be Sold    Early Bird    Open Registration    I love ShmooCon
November 1, 2008    200    300    10
December 1, 2008    200    300    20
January 1, 2009    100    100    20

As always, I Love ShmooCon ticket holders will get a free t-shirt at ShmooCon!

There are no differences in tickets. This sales model originated from a "pay what you can" idea as we struggled to set our budget in the early ShmooCon years. No matter what you pay, we feel you're getting a great con at a great price. We hope after attending you'll feel that way too.

Tickets are sold Online Only. Buy Yours Soon!

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2008, 06:52:25 PM »
Is it really this hard to get tickets?  They actually sell out there?

According to Wikipedia: "February 15-17, 2008: The event sold out in 30 seconds for general admission and another 10 minutes for the ILoveShmoo cons entering 2008 on January 1 at over 1200 attendees"

Although, I don't know what the ILoveShmoo cons are. Can someone please explain?

I've already posted this. Perhaps you'll have to buy tickets from scalpers?

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2008, 09:59:25 PM »
Is it really this hard to get tickets?  They actually sell out there?

According to Wikipedia: "February 15-17, 2008: The event sold out in 30 seconds for general admission and another 10 minutes for the ILoveShmoo cons entering 2008 on January 1 at over 1200 attendees"

Although, I don't know what the ILoveShmoo cons are. Can someone please explain?

I've already posted this. Perhaps you'll have to buy tickets from scalpers?

You do realize I posted before you, right? :P

Mine is on page 1, and yours is on page 2...

You may facepalm now.
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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2008, 11:34:02 PM »
If enough of us are going, and we losers fail to get tickets, we could maybe throw our own OMGHAXcon out in the parking lot or a nearby diner or something.

Can it be in a back alley, preferably after dark?  That would be best for me.

That sucks that tickets seem to be so difficult to come by.  Especially for me since I like to wait until the last minute to plan/buy anything.  They should allowed unlimited numbers of people to attend so that it's overcrowded and unpleasant, just like Defcon.

See this is why I am thinking about going in 2010, I have a panel I will be spamming to conventions in 2010 and if you are a speaker, you get in FOR FREE!

Oh, and shut up about PLA-CON. I already invented it, it's called "Procrasticon".

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2008, 11:55:30 PM »
I'm just catching up on all this.  I still am smarting from the overpriced badge I bought for H.O.P.E. just so I could see the PLA panel, so I think I'm going to pass on this.

If a bunch of people are going to be there though, I might still make the trip and rock out in the parking lot ;) 

Also have a mini-van if anyone wants to road trip!

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2008, 07:52:22 AM »
Tickets in 10 minutes.  I think I'm going to buy 2 of them in case anyone misses out.  Then I'll just have to hope I can sell it to one of you guys or on Ebay.

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2008, 07:55:18 AM »
i will definitely buy it from you if i dont get mine, im refreshing the page like every 60 seconds. 

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2008, 08:04:02 AM »
Well shit.

" Unable to buy tickets. Not enough of Early Bird tickets available. They are either sold out or currently all reserved. "

And it's only 2 minutes after.  I'm not paying $175.

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2008, 08:06:38 AM »
huh? i got one, it said there were 200 available!

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2008, 08:07:40 AM »
Silly me...it only lets you buy one at a time and I was trying to buy 2.  I'm waiting for the page to load right now.  It's taking a really long time to process my credit card.

Ugh...it said there was 113 available so I put in my CC information and it took about 4 minutes to process it, then it brought up a page again saying that they're sold out.  That sucks.  I might still go.

Hey, maybe we could set up a badge sharing network on Twitter or something.  Like, rent your badge out to people for $20/hour.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 08:13:37 AM by rbcp »

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2008, 08:10:02 AM »
..phew!  I hope you get one! if not i'll help you get one in december. i have all my info fields saved in firefox for some reason, i just had to press the first character and then up and enter for all of them.

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2008, 08:26:55 AM »
i made the same attempt, trying to buy two at once.  it failed...but then i tried to buy two early-bird tickets one right after the other, and it worked.  :D

yay.

as such...RTF and i are definitely going to be at Shmoocon, and we'll see you there!  :D
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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2008, 08:28:10 AM »
i made the same attempt, trying to buy two at once.  it failed...but then i tried to buy two early-bird tickets one right after the other, and it worked.  :D

yay.

as such...RTF and i are definitely going to be at Shmoocon, and we'll see you there!  :D

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!111

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Re: Shmoocon
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2008, 08:47:06 AM »
Well if RTF, Trevelyn and Rogue are going, I have to go.  So my chances of going are around 99%, regardless of whether or not I get a ticket.



 

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