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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 12:01:30 AM »
In fact, I may start a "I can share a ride" thread if that's cool, trathor?

Heck yeah! 

I made the forum section "Get Me there" for this exact type of thing! 
http://dragonconforums.org/index.php?board=3.0
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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 01:19:08 PM »
I fly down from the Boston area each year.

I'd recommend two resources for those who fly.

Sidestep.com is a good site that searches most of the airline websites and gives you an easy way to find the fares and flight times that work best for you.

http://www.sidestep.com

The other site is Yapta.com which will track the price changes for specific flights that you are interested in purchasing or can track the price changes after you buy.  I use this service each spring once I see flights that I'm interested in and then they send me an email when the fares drop so I can buy at the lower prices.  It's worked well for me for the past several years.

http://www.yapta.com


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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 01:59:16 PM »
I put a budget planner together on Excel. It's a fairly comprehensive budget for 2 people. Everything from tolls to tipping, booze to parking-and everything in between.

I had to put something like this together in order to save properly and not effect my normal bills in addition to another vacation planned for mid June.

I'm willing to share the planner if anyone would like it-email me.


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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 02:55:43 PM »
That's pretty awesome.  If you would like to attach the planner, don't use "quick reply" instead hit the 'reply' button at the bottom of this post and you should have an option to attach it. 
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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2009, 09:33:38 AM »
No option available :(, even on "Reply"...nothing to insert-or attach a file, Hyperlink, Image, Flash options are all there, just not file.

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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009, 09:36:09 AM »
Sorry, I might have disabled that to prevent spammers... give me a moment. 

OK, I think you should be able to now, let me know if you cannot. 
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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 10:42:12 AM »
Enjoy!

Just an FYI...the "ACTUAL" column is how much money has been saved for YTD. This helps out by getting the largest and most expensive fees out of the way (hotel, food, fuel, parking garage etc.). Gas is estimated at higher rate-Labor Day is always associated with jacked-up fuel costs.

The rest is pretty much gravy...
 
                 
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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2009, 01:47:38 PM »
Enjoy!

Just an FYI...the "ACTUAL" column is how much money has been saved for YTD. This helps out by getting the largest and most expensive fees out of the way (hotel, food, fuel, parking garage etc.). Gas is estimated at higher rate-Labor Day is always associated with jacked-up fuel costs.

The rest is pretty much gravy...


Thanks for sharing that. 


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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2009, 08:54:24 PM »
Am I missing the attachment or is it not in the post?  Do I need to email you for it?

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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2009, 12:01:34 AM »
Am I missing the attachment or is it not in the post?  Do I need to email you for it?

Look for:
Look for " DCON 2009 budget plan.xls (18.5 KB - downloaded 3 times.)"

right below his post where he says: 
Enjoy!

Just an FYI...the "ACTUAL" column is how much money has been saved for YTD. This helps out by getting the largest and most expensive fees out of the way (hotel, food, fuel, parking garage etc.). Gas is estimated at higher rate-Labor Day is always associated with jacked-up fuel costs.

The rest is pretty much gravy...
 
                 

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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2009, 12:07:49 AM »
Wow, I'm an idiot.  You have to log on for attachments to appear.  Thanks!

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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2009, 12:26:33 AM »
heh, no worries at all. 
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Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2009, 10:29:32 AM »
Wow, great spreadsheet, thanks!

-Lara

TheDrunkenJedi

Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2009, 12:26:03 PM »
Thanks,

Anything that can help out fellow *Con go-ers.

Re: FAQ: How much will it cost me (dollars) to go to Dragon*Con 2009?
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2009, 01:33:46 PM »
I am currently trying to find somebody to buy my badge from me.  I pre-registered and am unable to go due to a job promotion.  I'm willing to sell my badge for the $65 I paid, there is a $20 transfer fee as well, that's still $15 less then the current ticket price.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know so that I can not have thrown the money away.  Thank you!