Jump to content

MAGFest 9: What dates do you want?


Nick The Newbie
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey guys. Some of you know me, and some don't, but I'm Nick, and I help with MAGFest.

We're currently working on the dates for MAGFest 9, and the hotel is giving us the option for different dates. We're sticking to Thurs-Sun this year, so the options at Dec 30 - Jan 2 (doesn't interfere with classes, but might interfere with new years family time), or Jan 13 - Jan 16 (Might interfere with classes, but better for people who can't take work off or have to stay with their families new years weekend).

So we've got a poll up at http://magfest.org/node/326, and it'll help us make our decision. You have to register to cast a vote, but it only takes a second, plus we can keep all the votes centralized.

Thanks for all your help, guys!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 64
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Thanks for giving us a voting option. bLiNd and I live in Vegas and New Year's dates kill us. It's almost $350-500 range per plane ticket because it's a holiday. Super expensive. Would be nice if the dates were really 13-16. It would give us MORE of a possible chance to go.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I mentioned my thoughts in the poll comments, but I do not like those dates because 1 takes away being able to spend time with other friends (and unlike some, I like to keep a diverse social circle), and the other is just flat out impossible. The ideal date would be the weekend in between but it NEVER gets discussed as a possibility or even as a desirable date, which makes me very unhappy :? .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I mentioned my thoughts in the poll comments, but I do not like those dates because 1 takes away being able to spend time with other friends (and unlike some, I like to keep a diverse social circle), and the other is just flat out impossible. The ideal date would be the weekend in between but it NEVER gets discussed as a possibility or even as a desirable date, which makes me very unhappy :? .

I agree here with Wes. Though I voted for the second option, the 13-16 of Jan, I would still rather see it the first full weekend of January mainly because it would be much easier to take the time off. With New Year's being on that weekend, I myself have to work the last two days of the year, and it's unfortunately mandatory (which I think is garbage, but hey, I don't run the place). Anyway, I would January 6 through the 9 for MAGFest for sure, and I'd even be able to make the whole thing. But it's not about me, it's about everyone who loves MAGFest and what's really more convenient for the majority.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree here with Wes. Though I voted for the second option, the 13-16 of Jan, I would still rather see it the first full weekend of January mainly because it would be much easier to take the time off. With New Year's being on that weekend, I myself have to work the last two days of the year, and it's unfortunately mandatory (which I think is garbage, but hey, I don't run the place). Anyway, I would January 6 through the 9 for MAGFest for sure, and I'd even be able to make the whole thing. But it's not about me, it's about everyone who loves MAGFest and what's really more convenient for the majority.

Believe me, if jan 6-9 was an option, we wouldn't be making a poll out of it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd prefer the 13-16th to new year's weekend, but I'm also curious why the 6th-9th isn't an option. If there is anything that can be done to make it an option, I'd be willing to pay a more expensive registration if it lowers my plane tickets without impinging on my first week of classes.

Summer would also be nice for similar reasons.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't know students had to go to class on a Saturday and Sunday.

But they need the Friday and the Monday to fly in and fly out (unless MAGFest of course starts at on the afternoon on Saturday and ends on Sunday afternoon - I looked for a program on the web site but couldn't find one so I'm not sure).

If you put MAGfest in the spring or the summer it makes it an easy decision for me, I will have much more flexible options. The winter is just a bad time for me overall.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But they need the Friday and the Monday to fly in and fly out (unless MAGFest of course starts at on the afternoon on Saturday and ends on Sunday afternoon - I looked for a program on the web site but couldn't find one so I'm not sure).

If you put MAGfest in the spring or the summer it makes it an easy decision for me, I will have much more flexible options. The winter is just a bad time for me overall.

Most students have Fridays off as well.

And that Monday is MLK (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday) which means they also have off.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't know students had to go to class on a Saturday and Sunday.

If you'd looked up the dates mentioned, you'd notice that they're Thursday through Sunday.

Meaning, to go you'd have to leave Friday evening, or Saturday morning. Arrive Saturday or late Friday night, and then leave early Sunday to be back by Monday morning for class.

And I don't know where you got the idea that most students have Friday off...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you'd looked up the dates mentioned, you'd notice that they're Thursday through Sunday.

Meaning, to go you'd have to leave Friday evening, or Saturday morning. Arrive Saturday or late Friday night, and then leave early Sunday to be back by Monday morning for class.

Again stated, Monday is a holiday for you guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Again stated, Monday is a holiday for you guys.

That doesn't particularly change the fact that I'd arrive for 1 (hopefully) full day of MAGFest, and 1 day of closing ceremonies and people leaving.

Also: My tickets from LA to DC didn't cost $500. Michelle told Jordan that, as well.

Also also: why would tickets on the NYE holiday be any more expensive than ones on the MLK holiday? BUT whatever it doesn't matter to me either way. I just won't be able to go if it's then, so I'll save the money.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...