AvatarMeet 2016: Location Choices - Survey Results
nìtxan ma frapo who took time to fill in the latest survey which looked
at the location choices between Denver and Pittsburgh. It has given us a
very clear steer in the direction for AvatarMeet 2016 as you will see
from the results below. In summary there was a strong preference
to stick with the original dates and head to Pittsburgh for one big meet
up and so that is what we shall endevour to do.
Above: Pittsburgh, known as the steel city and the home of Heinz.
A Search for Hotels
Already we have been researching and
contacting hotels to determine availability, location and cost.
It is a balancing act to meet all the requirements and it has to be
understood that due to the closeness of the event, hotel prices
inevitably will be higher than if we had been able to book
earlier. Many of the 'practical' hotels were looking at about or
over $200 per night + taxes.
However, we have found a hotel that we feel will fit the bill. This is the Cambria Suites Hotel. It is located next door to the CONSOL Energy Center
- the venue for TORUK - The First Flight! At this time we are
still working with the hotel to to get a group booking in place.
However, whilst we do this, we want to share that the room rate per
night, including taxes will be in the region of $190 per night. We
know this is quite steep and pretty high compared to previous meet
ups. However this is a result of the cirumstances we find
It is not all bad though as up to four people can share a room, which
has a king size bed with a sofa pull out bed. Room sharing with
four can reduce the room cost to about $45 per person per night.
Due to time running out there is limited room availability at many of
the hotels in and around Pittsburgh. With regard to the Cambrian
there are only 5 rooms available on June 22nd, although there is a small
number of extra rooms available on the remaining days of the meet
up. We currently have 5 rooms on hold for each day of the meet up
(June 22 - 26).
In order for us to confirm if the hotel will meet the needs of the meet
up in terms of numbers, we would like you to fill in the survey linked
below. It is the best way for us in the planning team to quickly
get the information we need to firm up the hotel arrangements.
As ever we will do our best to keep
you informed as we move along. In the meantime, if you have any
question or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us through the