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Title: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Canuckianchick on September 13, 2018, 11:25:59 AM
Dear DragonCon,

You are evil.  My intentions were that I was going to take a year or two off because you are very expensive for me.  However, this year turned out to be once to the best years I have had with you and for that....Damn you! 
You are an evil seducer that sucks us all in with your nerdy, fun and party ways.  You give us new and old friends, celebrities that we love, gaming, parties and anything/everything else that our nerd hearts desire.  For that....Damn you!

You have lured me into DC 2019...for that Damn you!

Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: the_ferret on September 13, 2018, 05:27:10 PM
Yeah, we took the year off.  Now we can't use legacy bookings... Not sure if we are going next year either.  Might be going to the World Pipeband Championships (the olympics of piping!) , a bucket list of mine. 
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Drocer on September 13, 2018, 09:39:56 PM
Yeah, we took the year off.  Now we can't use legacy bookings... Not sure if we are going next year either.  Might be going to the World Pipeband Championships (the olympics of piping!) , a bucket list of mine.

Don't worry about legacy bookings. They are pretty much a thing of the past. (Hyatt and Hilton are bad about honoring them and the Westin and Sheraton are now owned by Marriott.)
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Drocer on September 13, 2018, 09:42:52 PM
Dear DragonCon,

You are evil.  My intentions were that I was going to take a year or two off because you are very expensive for me.  However, this year turned out to be once to the best years I have had with you and for that....Damn you! 
You are an evil seducer that sucks us all in with your nerdy, fun and party ways.  You give us new and old friends, celebrities that we love, gaming, parties and anything/everything else that our nerd hearts desire.  For that....Damn you!

You have lured me into DC 2019...for that Damn you!

Agreed... Mist and I were going to take 2019 off and the next thing I know I'm on the phone for over an hour (whilst at work) booking the Westin... sigh...
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: noitsnotrandal on September 14, 2018, 08:14:26 AM
I would actually like to take a year off but I'm in the same bucket with the legacy booking. I know in 2020 I'm only going to be able to do Sat/Sun/Mon due to a planned Japan trip.
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Charismaryllis on September 14, 2018, 05:15:53 PM
Yep to the legacy boat. Besides, if I skipped i d always be afraid I missed something really good. ;D
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: DiscoLemonade on September 15, 2018, 03:51:28 PM
I can't ever take a year off because I would slip into a deep dark depression without a DragonCon to look forward to for a whole year
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Canuckianchick on September 18, 2018, 01:57:32 PM
Yeah, we took the year off.  Now we can't use legacy bookings... Not sure if we are going next year either.  Might be going to the World Pipeband Championships (the olympics of piping!) , a bucket list of mine.

I love pipes!  I goosebumps thinking about it!  I hope if you do go, you have a great time.  I know I am in heaven when I am at our Highland Games.
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Canuckianchick on September 18, 2018, 02:01:58 PM
I handed mine to my roomie for the Hilton since my intention was to take some time off (evil zoot dragoncon) so they will continue it and if I ever need a room I have one.  This year I am staying at the Ritz with some friends so I can take a breather $$ wise and room responsibility.

Dragoncon is still an evil tempter/temptress.
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: k8ekol on September 24, 2018, 02:06:19 PM
I keep seeing people say the Hilton is bad about honoring legacy bookings but we haven't had that experience at all and I have my email confirming my room reservation before I ever leave the con so I wonder what is driving it.  I know that the legacy block is a limited number of rooms and given out on a first come, first served based on check in times so maybe the people complaining are late arrivals and the block has already been given out by the time they arrive?  If anyone has heard specifics I'd be curious to see if my theory is correct.
Title: Re: Damn you DragonCon!
Post by: Trathor on October 13, 2018, 12:33:24 AM
I'll go on record as saying this was the best DragonCon ever bar none.