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Good morning, /con/.
How much money did you spend in this last Otakon? I mean, not what you bought in there, like manga, porn, etc. but how much did you spend in like transportation from where you live to Baltimore (bus? plane? on foot?), hotel fees, food, stuff like that. The reason is that i'm planning on going to the next Otakon, and i live quite far from there :o (pic not related)
Roughly 80 bucks. 60 of my own, and 20ish of my friends money.
BUT, thats not staying at a hotel (I was staying with a friend about 20 minutes from the convention center) I never ate at a fastfood resturant (We ate at Capitol City Brewing Company, Fuddruckers, and Hooters I believe).
I spent A LOT, $60 on registration, $135 on plane tickets and $240 splitting a hotel for 3 nights with a friend.
800 plane ticket (i live Spain $60 on registration 175 on shit 350 on hotel 100 or so food. Lesson, DON'T LIVE IN SPAIN.
$155 on hotel, split 7 ways :( awful thing to do. actually double that since i payed for my boyfriend too (gift)
$40 parking for the weekend. $50 membership fee $40 in gas and tolls (coming from south jersey) $60 food? so about $500.
no one bought ANYTHING in the dealers room or artist's alley? shit, I spent almost $300 solely in the dealer's room, and had to borrow another 15 to buy a 4chan shirt...
they asked what we spent aside from that.
but in the dealer room i spent just under $200, mostly on gundam things.
$50 round trip greyhound from Atlantic City to Baltimore
$150 hotel with 4 roomies ~$50+ i ate alot of sushi (not any of the ripoff aramark shit tho) total: $200 + $50 reg fee = $250
$40 for Bus from upstate NY to NYC
80 for Train from NYC to Baltimore 60 for registration (didn't pre) 68 for hotel (holiday inn) 20 for Bus back to NYC 40 for Bus back to upstate NY --- 208 Total transportation I also ate very little while there; max of $40 over three days (ie fasting rations) since I really didn't have any money (didn't spend anything in dealers or artists because I didn't have any to spend ;-;)
$60 hotel room ($480 split 7 ways) $200+ in crap $30-ish food $35 Katsucon registration (I'm a sucker All told, about $375 that ninja-vanished from my wallet.
$50 Gas (rotated for whoever bought gas)
$75 Hotel (Split 8 ways) $40 Parking $50 Food $50 Shit at con
I was able to get away with a spending a little less this year because I stayed with my grandmother and drove in with a friend. In past years though I have spent ~$100 on the hotel (shared with a couple of friends) and ~$50 on food. Transportation wasn't ever much because my friends and I took the Metro to get downtown.
$4 tolls. Friends I provided rides for paid for gas and parking all of the days, tolls every day except for one. I live about twenty minutes away from the convention center.
Food...maybe $20. I ate two pieces of pizza, chicken fingers, and lots of coffee that weekend. Pretty much it.
Otakon fell on my birthday this year so I got the plane ticket plus $100 spending money on my birthday. But whoever bought the ticket, it was about $300. Plus $60 registration, $50-60 on food [counting in the airport too], $60 on the hotel [stayed 5 in a room at the Wyndham suites, a couple blocks from the con] and somewhere around $200 in teh dealer's room.
Just missed the WTF heightened airport security by a few days, too. Good thing I didn't have anything I was afraid to check. Hope that doesn't get too bad in the future, because I don't like checking my baggage. Too afraid of my luggage getting run over by the plane. THAT HAPPENS.
$90 hotel room (my share among several people) $160 airplane flight (from Florida.) I tried to eat cheap, so food came to maybe $30 for the weekend. Total: $330.
I spent around seven-hundred...
Okay, I realized that sounded silly.
But yeah. Around seven-hundred.
See. I live in Europe. So yeah.
bro his friends (6 people) + me my friends (3 people) 1 x 2 bed room suite each paid 30$ !??!??! drove there from northern virginia in a suv and blew the aux port fuse from 3 laptops
Food: I guess mabey $20
Living 15 minutes away from Downtown Baltimore and knowing someone with a garage where I could park for free and not have to worry about getting my car stolen: Priceless.
By the way, a tip of the hat to
gj, a real 4channer.
0 dollars for room
5 dollars given as a pittance for tolls along the way 60 for food. 70 dollars.
$10 for a MARC bus up there.
Parents are crazy and when I told them I wanted to go they gave me the ticket, $300 room for myself for one night (nothing else was open and a friend told me I couldn't stay with her last minute). let's see... 10+5+1=$16 bucks for food, because something funny happened and I couldn't eat the second day much. Total spent: $26 Lesson learned: Marc trains and crazy parents are your friends. <3
$20 food ----------------- $60 i love living in washington dc