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After the rousing success of Cabin Con, we're doing another one in 2017!

We are going to Sundance and Redwood cabins about an hour south of Pittsburgh. VRBO Listing #1, VRBO Listing #2. CabinCon 2017 will run April 27-30.

Housing Update:

I have a soft booking for the Pittsburgh cabins the last weekend of April.

It requires a deposit of 50%, so I'm going to go ahead and say that people need to submit a $50 deposit per person if you are interested in holding your spot! As soon as I get 20ish deposits, I'll fully book the place, and we can start working on the sleeping arrangements.

How do I submit my deposit?

Use Chase Quick Pay/Paypal (making sure to select friends and family)/other similar system to my email: ljsaxton822@gmaildotcom (replace dot with a period).
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The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?
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RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Worth considering, IMO. A long Independence Day weekend would be great.
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RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?


Not *really*. There are pretty consistent existing cons every month from the end of May through August.
 
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Urza47 wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Worth considering, IMO. A long Independence Day weekend would be great.


If you could also do July 4th weekend, thumb this post.
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Urza47 wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Worth considering, IMO. A long Independence Day weekend would be great.


If you absolutely CANNOT make July 4th weekend, thumb this post.
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ljtrigirl wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?


Not *really*. There are pretty consistent existing cons every month from the end of May through August.


I was specifically thinking July 4th weekend as that was where you jumped to first as well before seeing that the cabin we just did was already booked.
 
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I think this is going to come down to a sheer numbers thing because there are already a handful of people that can't make every option.
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Yeah, I almost commented on the date I can't make.
But then I was like....every date has someone that couldn't make it.
I think making it a numbers thing is probably a good idea as opposed to trying to lobby or anything.
Keep it simple.
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It's early for me, but I'll try to make it. It kind of depends on when the people who visit me come.
 
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I do hope it's not 4 th of July weekend! I want everyone to come to Dice Tower con and I want to come to CabinCon!
 
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RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Was the location very good? The cabin was awesome, but the physical location seemed okay. There weren't nearby airports at all, for example.

(To be clear, I support the same cabin, I loved it, but if we don't have a driver each year from a nearby major city several hours away, I don't know how we're going to get there.)

It was picked for being centrally located, right?
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Yeah, it might be easier to coordinate if we can fly in and/or take metro/shuttle/whatever in. I did that for Rathcon and it worked well.

I did like half-cat, though it might be creepy sleeping next to some of the animals.
 
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Yeah, it might be easier to coordinate if we can fly in and/or take metro/shuttle/whatever in. I did that for Rathcon and it worked well.

I did like half-cat, though it might be creepy sleeping next to some of the animals.


How well did it work this year?
 
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contiguity wrote:
Yeah, it might be easier to coordinate if we can fly in and/or take metro/shuttle/whatever in. I did that for Rathcon and it worked well.

I did like half-cat, though it might be creepy sleeping next to some of the animals.


LOL I assure you no one did this.
 
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shawnad2006 wrote:
Yeah, I almost commented on the date I can't make.
But then I was like....every date has someone that couldn't make it.
I think making it a numbers thing is probably a good idea as opposed to trying to lobby or anything.
Keep it simple.


I mean, in that case we should pop the same time up there too, right? This was only suggested to try and space things out, not because people couldn't make the same time, right?
 
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nolemonplease wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Was the location very good? The cabin was awesome, but the physical location seemed okay. There weren't nearby airports at all, for example.

(To be clear, I support the same cabin, I loved it, but if we don't have a driver each year from a nearby major city several hours away, I don't know how we're going to get there.)

It was picked for being centrally located, right?


I do agree on airports. The nearest airports also had limited flight time options.

The cabin was great and the general location was great for many in driving distance.
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RoyalApe wrote:
nolemonplease wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Was the location very good? The cabin was awesome, but the physical location seemed okay. There weren't nearby airports at all, for example.

(To be clear, I support the same cabin, I loved it, but if we don't have a driver each year from a nearby major city several hours away, I don't know how we're going to get there.)

It was picked for being centrally located, right?


I do agree on airports. The nearest airports also had limited flight time options.

The cabin was great and the general location was great for many in driving distance.


I don't know that we'd be able to find the same sort of cabin setup with easy access to public transportation?

I have stayed in some excellent (and large) cabins in the Smoky Mountains.
But the nearest airport to them (Knoxville, TN) is still 45 minutes away.
 
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I could easily not know what I'm talking about.

I just remember struggling to find nearby, large and cheap enough flights. (Within a couple hours.) It might just be a me problem.
 
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shawnad2006 wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
nolemonplease wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
The location was very very good - but do we open up other Summer dates if we don't limit ourselves to same cabin?

Was the location very good? The cabin was awesome, but the physical location seemed okay. There weren't nearby airports at all, for example.

(To be clear, I support the same cabin, I loved it, but if we don't have a driver each year from a nearby major city several hours away, I don't know how we're going to get there.)

It was picked for being centrally located, right?


I do agree on airports. The nearest airports also had limited flight time options.

The cabin was great and the general location was great for many in driving distance.


I don't know that we'd be able to find the same sort of cabin setup with easy access to public transportation?

I have stayed in some excellent (and large) cabins in the Smoky Mountains.
But the nearest airport to them (Knoxville, TN) is still 45 minutes away.


I really enjoyed the drive as it gave me extra time with Bobby, Terri and Tok.

But all of the airport options were 2-4 hours away from this particular location. 45 minutes would be pretty accessible by comparison
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RoyalApe wrote:
I really enjoyed the drive as it gave me extra time with Bobby, Terri and Tok.

But all of the airport options were 2-4 hours away from this particular location. 45 minutes would be pretty accessible by comparison

Yeah, our drive was probably one of the highlights of my trip, heh. But I would be nervous to count on available seats from someone every year, I guess. There was a lot of coordination involved with getting someone to meet me at the airport at a specific time, make sure they were driving through the right city, didn't mind leaving at a certain time, etc.
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nolemonplease wrote:
RoyalApe wrote:
I really enjoyed the drive as it gave me extra time with Bobby, Terri and Tok.

But all of the airport options were 2-4 hours away from this particular location. 45 minutes would be pretty accessible by comparison

Yeah, our drive was probably one of the highlights of my trip, heh. But I would be nervous to count on available seats from someone every year, I guess. There was a lot of coordination involved with getting someone to meet me at the airport at a specific time, make sure they were driving through the right city, didn't mind leaving at a certain time, etc.


I know we talked about centralizing that process, btw, and I'd be happy to be the volunteer coordinator if we don't end up in a late-April slot. (I can come to things in late April, but you don't want me coordinating your ride in early April, heh!)
 
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I may sound bias since I live here, but Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world and may have more convenient flight schedules for everyone. There are some great cabins in the North Georgia mountains about 90 minutes to two hours away.

I will come next year no matter where it is as long as it doesn't fall on Labor Day weekend.
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I harbour very likely impossible desires to attend this heh.
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The_Rorab wrote:
I harbour very likely impossible desires to attend this heh.


My wife is highly encouraging attending any potential EuroCon fwiw.
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