News Round Up 2018

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  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    I wasn't expecting this to be in Chicago or Orlando so I was planning on doing Star Wars half next year but now with this in Chicago and so close to home its a no brainer for me really.
     
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    Wow bro... Did you write this promo and are insulted that I don't like it... or did I just make you mad by correcting your post?

    The reason I complained about dropping the air fare is because like I said, some people who live within the 250 mile range might want to invite people outside the range..... why discriminate?


    The 7100 doesn't count because it is what you are going to have to pay in taxes because of them valuing the prize at 18k.....

    For which (the 18k) you get a 1350 (max) dollar room, 8- 3 day passes (2000), and 8 flights (avg ?4000?) -- so I see that at a max of 7350.

    Show me the other 11k.....

    Unless you don't get the flights--- then it's a 3350 prize being valued at 18k....

    The only real cost to Disney is the air fare. The rest costs them nothing. That"s why they removed the air fare if the winner is in the 250 mile range.


    I thought you lived in Canada. Sorry . I wouldn't have mentioned it otherwise.
     
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  4. adam.adbe

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    You can always find decent deals in Chicago, but usually a ways north of where you'd want to be for McCormick Place.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it has to do with promoters and the infrastructure to hold such an event. Chicago has been hosting a lot of good pop-culture events in recent years and their main event, C2E2 Comic Expo was huge this year. I'm guessing a lot of these events share promoters and contacts with the local tourism boards, hotels, etc ... Probably put the city in a great position to host the Star Wars event
     
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    I may have to check this out. I’m about 3 and half hours from Chicago myself.
     
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    Well it is the third largest metro area in the United States to start. Plus they've done a ton of work trying to attract different conferences and stuff to this area. Chicago is a huge, world-class city why would it be weird to have anything here?
     
  12. rteetz

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    The last two were in areas of Disney theme parks. It was thought it would be in Anaheim or Orlando again due to Galaxy’s Edge.
     
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  15. Roxyfire

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    I can see that for sure, but perhaps there's another very logical reason as well. Apparently McCormick is the largest convention center, with Orange County (Orlando) being second so that could be part of it as well.
     
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  16. rteetz

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    McCormick is definitely big. My sister has had basketball tournaments there.
     
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  17. Roxyfire

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    Yeah maybe that'll contain the mass of humanity that will come out for it. I may even go check it out!
     
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    Disboard meet up!
     
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  19. Roxyfire

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    Haha you know it, there's enough of us around I think!
     
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    For sure. My wife's already decided we're doing it, and my daughter is already planning her costume.
     
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    Most convention goers actually don't realize how big. Very few conventions use all of McCormick place, and that was true even before the western extension. I believe the restaurant association maybe the only conference that uses all five buildings. A couple of large medical conferences come in a close second.

    Edit: http://mccormickplace.com/events.php
    I was wrong. Even the restaurant association does not use all of it.
     
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