Dan, I would put the new hotel on par with The Hilton where Dragonflight
is currently held.
In terms of changes, they will be minimal. The
Convention will be required to sell a specific number of hotel rooms as part of
the contract. If there is a price increase, it will be minimal, probably no more
than $5.00, but as in past years I will find a way to pass savings along to
attendees or add value for money.
I should have more details at Game
--- In mailto:BottosCon%40yahoogroups.ca,
> Looks like a pretty nice
hotel and sounds like they will provide some nice facilities. Will the price of
the Con be affected?
> Dan C.
> --- In
> > I wanted to thank people for
their patience and feedback on possible new locations for BottosCon 2013.
> > I have decided to go with the Sheraton Vancouver
Guildford hotel http://www.sheratonguildford.com/
in Surrey, BC.
> > The Sheraton Guildford allows the
convention to remain in Surrey and still be centrally located for our friends
south of the border as well as Vancouver Island and the interior.
> > Our new location, The Ballantyne Room, gives us 3400 sq. ft. of
gaming space with no need to worry about noisy neighbors, the ability to game
longer, attract more gamers, and no limit on table sizes or numbers, so
basically, if you want to run 3 games of Case Blue, we've got the room.
> > The hotel is in a much nicer part of Surrey, they are
familiar with our needs - the catering manager's sons are gamers, and there are
lots of eating establishments within short walking distance of the hotel, as
well as a very nice restaurant on site.
> > The hotel
has a shuttle service which will pick people up from the skytrain stations in
Surrey that are staying at the hotel, and I'm looking into the possibility of
getting the service extended to convention attendees who are not staying in the
> > The hotel will provide a dedicated 1-800 line
for convention attendees to get the negotiated convention rate, as well as an
online link if registering online. Convention rates are good for up to 3 days
prior, and 3 days post, and rooms MUST be booked by October 9, 2013 5pm.
> > VCON previously held their convention at this hotel,
and their Executive gave me a very positive review of both the hotel facilities,
rates, and staff.
> > I am confident that we have found
a good home for BottosCon, and I hope you will continue to support the event. I
will continue to provide details as I have them.
> > Rob
> > BottosCon Actual