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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2015, 08:58:56 PM »
When do they start registering for this crap, anybody know?
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2015, 08:59:30 PM »
Usually April
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2015, 11:31:03 AM »
There is plenty to entertain him in Vegas.  Go catch Penn and Teller or indoor skydive.  Roller coasters. Stratosphere.   Lots and lots.

Oh for sure, there are tons of things in Vegas for minors to do. But not a lot at TAM. The conference itself is kid-safe, but the after-conference activities tend not to be.
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2015, 11:36:04 AM »
There is plenty to entertain him in Vegas.  Go catch Penn and Teller or indoor skydive.  Roller coasters. Stratosphere.   Lots and lots.

Oh for sure, there are tons of things in Vegas for minors to do. But not a lot at TAM. The conference itself is kid-safe, but the after-conference activities tend not to be.

For a 17 year old?  I disagree.  I'm pretty sure a 17 year old knows that people drink and act stupid (talking about the normal gathering in the Del Mar)  If there is some sort of sex orgy going on in a hotel room somewhere, I've never been aware of that at all.
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 11:57:21 AM »
If there is some sort of sex orgy going on in a hotel room somewhere, I've never been aware of that at all.

Yeah right.  Suuure you've never been aware of that at all.  Mm-hmm.   ;)
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2015, 02:11:37 PM »
There is plenty to entertain him in Vegas.  Go catch Penn and Teller or indoor skydive.  Roller coasters. Stratosphere.   Lots and lots.

Oh for sure, there are tons of things in Vegas for minors to do. But not a lot at TAM. The conference itself is kid-safe, but the after-conference activities tend not to be.

For a 17 year old?  I disagree.  I'm pretty sure a 17 year old knows that people drink and act stupid (talking about the normal gathering in the Del Mar)  If there is some sort of sex orgy going on in a hotel room somewhere, I've never been aware of that at all.

Sorry; I should have said "kid-friendly" when I said "kid-safe."
Hanging out in a bar is not something Casino Security lets minors do. There are room parties but they generally center around alcohol. At least in my experience.
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 08:33:43 PM »
What have the costs been in the past? Are there all access bundles?

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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2015, 08:16:34 AM »
What have the costs been in the past? Are there all access bundles?

IIRC, the cost has been around $500 in the past. That includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. It doesn't include dinners, or any of the numerous extras (like the traditional dinner with Randi). There has been no "all access bundle" but that could always change.

The latest info can be found at https://www.amazingmeeting.com/ .
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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 09:03:02 AM »
What have the costs been in the past? Are there all access bundles?

IIRC, the cost has been around $500 in the past. That includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. It doesn't include dinners, or any of the numerous extras (like the traditional dinner with Randi). There has been no "all access bundle" but that could always change.

The latest info can be found at https://www.amazingmeeting.com/ .

The last couple of years there was an all access bundle that allowed you into everything with special seating in the main hall.  It ran around $1000, but there were a couple of things you couldn't get in.

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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2015, 03:28:59 AM »
The JREF has advised me that registration will be opening "any day now" and the price will be $399 (without food) or $499 (with food). There's a $50 discount for buying before April 30.

I was already planning to be in the US in July for a holiday (I'm from Australia) and when I found out that TAM would be happening while I was due to be over there I decided to alter my trip a bit so that I can attend.

I'm looking forward to seeing the SGU again in person and hopefully getting to meet some of you guys :D

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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2015, 10:20:17 PM »
Mrs. Schleprock & I have registered & booked our room. Looking forward to seeing Candleshoe & hubby, Belgarath (perhaps), and any of our other peeps (AQB? Jeremy's Sea? Bueller? Bueller?) who can make it out to the desert in July. Our third TAM in a row - hope it isn't the last, but if it is, it's good to know there are alternatives (NECSS 2016, anyone?)


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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2015, 02:35:42 PM »
Rumours of its demise is why we hit NECSS for the first time this year, Kent!

It was great, but we like the summer better, so I hope it's not the last. 

I think we're getting the regular tickets.  We'll not be purchasing until June, though we might purchase the SGU events early.


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Re: TAM 2015
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2015, 08:47:01 AM »
Will this TAM come with a meal plan? I found it almost necessary with South Point as there was jack around. However, on the strip, there are lots of casinos near with reasonably priced food courts. There's something to dining together with random TAMers, however. Or getting your bagel and coffee and your seat in the great hall and munching before the start of the day.

And, seriously, if you want to splurge a bit try the best kept secret: Hotel 32. It's nearly kitty corner to the Trop.

http://www.hotel32lasvegas.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hotel-32-las-vegas
 
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http://www.yelp.com/biz/mandalay-bay-excalibur-tram-las-vegas
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