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tim Tim TIm TIM TIMMY!!
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Hey All,

I signed up late this year for Gencon and the nearest room is 8 miles away, that is far enough I may not go if I can not find a close room. Anybody have any Ideas for me? Or want to share a room already booked? I was 2 blocks away last year and I loved it, I feel very stupid for not booking earlier, but I was not certain I would be going this year, now that I am sure I can go there are no close rooms?

Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks

Tom Boylan, Hendal



 
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Matt Sturm
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Tom, a lot of hotels offer shuttle service. Two years ago I stayed at the Hyatt Place out near the airport and took the shuttle. It ran like clockwork and I saved money by not having to pay for parking and by getting a cheaper room than downtown, and the room was great. Don't skip Gen Con just because you can't get a room downtown.

Edit:

Just checked their site, looks like rooms are available for $93 a night, and the place is only about six miles from downtown. Bet you could even take a cab back and forth for less than what daily parking costs.
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Jason Nell
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As gencon approaches people will probably be looking for roommates or even getting rid of extra rooms they might have secured. I believe it started around June last year but I'm not positive. You could check their forums at:

http://community.gencon.com/forums/
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tim Tim TIm TIM TIMMY!!
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Thanks guys, both good advice!

Matt - I know what you mean I want to go so bad, but I have a bad back and last year it went out on me at GC, if I had a room that far away it would have been a really bad time for me, so I think I need the close room if I am going to go?
 
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Richard Jackson
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Have you tried the IUPUI Conference Center Hotel? Most people dont think of staying there as its not a chain and it would be an easy walk from campus to the convention center.
 
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tim Tim TIm TIM TIMMY!!
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Thanks all, it is taken care of

the IUPUI Conference Center Hotel? has rooms left, they are a mile away though, the columbia blub also has rooms left and is about 5 blocks away, if any one else is looking!

I will be at GenCon, you can all rest easy
 
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