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  • highwizard
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    Money wise I believe dc707 had a good little thing worked out:

    LEVEL 1 - EASY -
    1. Con - $80
    2. Hotel- $150
    3. Food - $75 (figure 1-2 cheap meals a day)
    4. Drink- $0 (You drink water)
    6. Extra (shirts, tech stuff) - $0 (this is level 1)
    total == $305

    LEVEL 2 - NORMAL -
    1. Con - $80
    2. Hotel- $150
    3. Food - $100 (figure 2 cheap meals a day)
    4. Drink- $20 (you drink soda)
    6. Extra- $20 (you buy a DefCon shirt)
    total == $370

    LEVEL 3 - HEROIC -
    1. Con - $80
    2. Hotel- $150
    3. Food - $130 (you eat pretty good food)
    4. Drink- $50 (you drink some alcohol)
    5. Extra- $50 (you buy a couple shirts)
    total == $460

    LEVEL 4 - LEGENDARY -
    1. Con - $80
    2. Hotel- $150
    3. Food - $150 (you eat out on the town a night or two)
    4. Drink- $100 (you help fund/throw a neg9/dc530 party)
    5. Extra- $200 (buy some tech. and shirts and a shotglass)
    total == $680

    LEVEL 5 - GODLIKE! -
    1. Con - $80
    2. Hotel- $150
    3. Food - $200 (you eat out every night)
    4. Drink- $200 (You throw a party and fund alcohol)
    5. Extra- $400 (You buy some shirts, tech, and strippers for the party)
    total == $1030

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  • Siviak
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    Originally posted by octalpus
    ... $6.66 for steak and shrimp at the Hard Rock...
    I am assuming you are thinking about the 777

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by tandernam
    Do I have to look like I have, you know, Money to get on that shuttle ?
    I don't know if that is an issue (I've never taken the Hard Rock shuttle), but good point. Another perspective might be: "The Hard Rock shuttle is going to the same location whether you are on it or not". In general, people don't like to create challenges so don't give the impression that you will back down easily and I can't see there being a problem.

    Originally posted by tandernam
    *If* I can afford the plane ticket, I'll be carrying some clothes and enough gear to on a floor/outside, so I might not look the part.
    Walking is even more of an option since you are travelling light.

    Another suggestion that might work (depending on when you arrive and how comfortable you are talking to people): wait around at the airport, look for other Defcon types (it is pretty amazing how much they stand out), and split the cost of the taxi. While I have never sought out Defcon attendees at the airport, I do run into people all along the strip at all hours so your chances might be good.

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  • octalpus
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    Originally posted by tandernam
    Do I have to look like I have, you know, Money to get on that shuttle ?

    *If* I can afford the plane ticket, I'll be carrying some clothes and enough gear to on a floor/outside, so I might not look the part.

    Would it help if I wore a straw hat and a hawaiian shirt ?
    Don't forget you're also going to need $80 to get in plus money for food and drinks. Food can be had cheap, but there's not much by way of budget food within comfortable walking distance. There's the $1.99 steak and eggs at Terribles from 11pm-7am (I think, double check). $6.66 for steak and shrimp at the Hard Rock. Also figure in money for bottled water, which is really expensive at the AP. A few extra bucks to use as a bribe for floor space doesn't hurt either. Outside is not recommended, as it is hot and people will take advantage of your misfortune. Realistically, you're going to need to have about $150 on hand for the weekend, at a bare minimum.

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  • tandernam
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    Originally posted by noid
    Heck, if you wanted to save a few bucks, hop the free Hard Rock shuttle then just walk across the street when you get there.
    Do I have to look like I have, you know, Money to get on that shuttle ?

    *If* I can afford the plane ticket, I'll be carrying some clothes and enough gear to on a floor/outside, so I might not look the part.

    Would it help if I wore a straw hat and a hawaiian shirt ?

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  • Tacitus
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    There are private airport shuttle comapnies (exit KLAS baggage claim area on the opposite end of the building from the taxi side) that will charge $4-6 to shuttle you to any strip area hotel (AP/AV) included.

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  • lowtec
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    I'm liking the free shuttle to Hard Rock cafe option...

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  • converge
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    get noticed by homeland security

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  • bascule
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    Hopping the fence straight south of the AP will get you right onto the tarmac. Can't get any faster than that!

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  • noid
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    Ya, unless you are staying at a hotel on the other side of town or plan on doing some sightseeing (hoover dam, lake mead, etc) dont even bother with a rental car. I rented a car for defcon once. I drove it from the airport lot to the hotel. It then sat for several days, then I drove it back to the airport. At 23 bucks a day it ended up being far more expensive than if I had just taken a taxi too and from. Luckily it got written off as a business expense.

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  • hackajar
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    If the cabbie is not a dick, you can get to the AP in like 5 mins from Airport.

    Take Tropicana exit from Aiport (1/4mile drive) to Paradise (2 blocks), turn left on Koval (1/2 block), get dropped of at AP.

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  • highwizard
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    Originally posted by lowtec
    This will be my first Defcon, I'm flying in to the Las Vegas Airport.. wondering what would be the best mode of transportation to get to the AP Hotel

    Thanks

    Noid covered it well, but incase you're even considering it, Don't rent a car. It's not worth the hassle.

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  • noid
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    Cab. The AP is actually right next to the airport. Heck, if you wanted to save a few bucks, hop the free Hard Rock shuttle then just walk across the street when you get there.

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  • lowtec
    started a topic Best way from airport to AP ?

    Best way from airport to AP ?

    This will be my first Defcon, I'm flying in to the Las Vegas Airport.. wondering what would be the best mode of transportation to get to the AP Hotel

    Thanks
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