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  • big chopper
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    Just booked my room at $139/night at the AP. For a weekend rate, that is actually competitive in Las Vegas. Especially when you factor in the CCTV.

    I think I will also spend one night on the strip and one night downtown. Five nights is about right.

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by Tierra
    Everyone keeps getting confused on these numbers somehow.
    I don't think we were getting confused; we were simply too lazy to make so many reservation requests.

    Thank you for posting that summary, though. I would also like to thank whomever negotiated the $139/night price. I know the price itself isn't too thrilling, but I am not too eager to pay the "normal" room rate.

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  • astcell
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    Makes me glad I locked in for $139.

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  • Tierra
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    Originally posted by Voltage Spike
    Just a quick followup: my friend called the hotel, and the clerk stated that the normal room rate (for the low-end room) is $79. So this year the price hike is $79->$139 for Defcon. Thanks, AP!
    Everyone keeps getting confused on these numbers somehow. Yes, if you were to stay at the AP sometime in the next month, you can get a room for as low as $79/night. Use the AP's reservation script on the site, and you'll find the numbers go like this between weekdays and weekends:

    January - $89 - $119
    February - $79 - $119
    March - $89 - $159
    April - $99 - $189
    May - $129 - $169
    June - $199 - $199
    July - $199 - $199
    Here's where Defcon 13 goes: $199 - $199 if it wasn't for DT or whoever arranged the prices with AP.
    August - $199 - $199
    Sept - $199 - $199

    Anyone see a pattern? I've been given the quote of $140/night for Defcon 13 attendees from the AP, a discount from normal room rates by the time Defcon 13 rolls around.

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by Kenderkin17
    Heh this is why I am glad that my sys admin decided that he and his wife would deal with the reservation problem. I like life when it works out in my favor. Now to figure out the algorhythm that is the key to success... was it 3 parts work and 2 parts luck... or .....
    Look how other people chose to spend their time at DC12:
    How do you plan to spend DefCon?

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  • Kenderkin17
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    Heh this is why I am glad that my sys admin decided that he and his wife would deal with the reservation problem. I like life when it works out in my favor. Now to figure out the algorhythm that is the key to success... was it 3 parts work and 2 parts luck... or .....

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by Voltage Spike
    What is interesting is that the new owners do not raise the room rates for Defcon. I believe that last year the prices were $89 normal/$129 Defcon. Now it appears to be $199 every weekend.
    Just a quick followup: my friend called the hotel, and the clerk stated that the normal room rate (for the low-end room) is $79. So this year the price hike is $79->$139 for Defcon. Thanks, AP!

    PS: The hotel had no interest in helping him with a reservation. They politely stated that the clerks were busy, the normal staff wasn't there, and asked him to call back on another day.

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  • Kenderkin17
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    Heh I got a better idea.. I talked to my sys admin who lives in kansas and he said him, his wife, and his bro want to go so they will make the reservations and I'll meet up with them in kansas. I do so love the techy world.

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  • big chopper
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    If you cannot get your own credit card, see if you can talk one of the rents into getting you a VisaBuxx card. Visa will send your rent an email notification everytime you use your card , but is also allows the rents to add cash as well. Great for people with kids away at school. Tell them you need this!

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    So the person can see if a parental unit would be willing to use their card to setup reservations.
    Or you could use your own card. Citibank issued me my first card when I was 15, and my credit union will issue check cards that function as either credit or debit cards. Even though I was not 18 by the time I actually checked in, I followed a strict don't-ask-don't-tell policy.

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by Voltage Spike
    I know from personal experience that you can make a reservation if you are not 18. It appears that the hotels care only about a credit card number (or they simply do not bother to check).
    So the person can see if a parental unit would be willing to use their card to setup reservations. (The Alexis Park will charge you for the first night.) It is totally possible to setup reservations on one card, and then later get charges refunded and placed entirely on another card. One year I think I reserver 2 or 3 rooms with my card, and then when I arrived, moved the three pre-charges to my own card, and then let buddies use their own cards and "transfer" the reservation to them.

    If that does not work, you can arrange to send them check-/money order via snail-mail with notes to your reservation number... they will work with you to make it work if you will turn 18 before DefCon.

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by Kenderkin17
    the only thing is that I won't be able to make any reservations for the con until late february or early march, because I don't turn 18 until Feb 24th.
    I know from personal experience that you can make a reservation if you are not 18. It appears that the hotels care only about a credit card number (or they simply do not bother to check).

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  • Kenderkin17
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    Haha... I think I'll just manage to stick with my basic white/black wardrobe. Hm... the only thing is that I won't be able to make any reservations for the con until late february or early march, because I don't turn 18 until Feb 24th. Bit of a problematic situation. Well thanks for the help... I guess I'll look around Central Fla to see if anyone is going that wouldn't mind rooming with someone that they don't know for the sake of mercy. Heh later guys.

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  • alklloyd
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    Originally posted by che
    Only Al can do that... His "Agent Orange" shirt is his trademark.
    Yes...I used to be a big orange blot (especially when filled with sushi) that could be spotted halfway across the AP.
    But no more! I will blend into the AP walls and swoop on you when you least expect it!
    Or maybe not.

    Al

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  • big chopper
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    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    If you want to stay at the AP (best for the con experience with CC TV of presentations, and close access to the events) then get your reservations some time during January. By March it will be too late......
    And remember to wear orange like all the cool kids.

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