PFG, Picture Framing God
I'm at home now and I can see a low price of $131 each way, at work that same flight was $221.
One still can wonder...just like the customer probably does.When a customer asks how much I pay for glass, I tell them it doesn't matter, and the organizers of the show probably would respond similarly. The total price represents a good value for you, the buyer, or it doesn't. As Kirstie said, we vote with our feet.
100% agreement from me...is there no where else to go??? I don't care if its more money either.Anyone want to think about 2014?
I'm assuming PFM, WCAF and PPFA is reading this thread and I'd like to say..........
I'm sick of Las Vegas, I've been there 20 times (mostly PMA/PPFA and three WCAF shows) and I long to travel to a different city.
I'm know, I know.... there are many good reasons to have a trade show in LV.
I don't care, I want to go somewhere else.
Thanks for letting me vent!
I've heard this before, and although it makes sense ("they attract gamblers with low airfare, hotels and food but make it up on gaming...") I don't believe it any longer. Maybe it used to be true, but case in point is this SW fare - LAS is one of the more heavily blacked out routes. Average (not deal-if-you-happen-upon-it) hotel rates are average to high, and (I know you didn't claim it Mike, but) food is ridiculously expensive in Vegas. And (pet peeve) you have to deal with casino smoke.I think it would cost a lot more if it wasn't in Vegas. The cheapest flights and hotels are in Vegas.
You are right, David. Food is expensive in the hotel/casinos, and airlines no longer offer the consistently-good deals they once did for Las Vegas. Finding affordable airfares and hotel rates is a crapshoot these days, as shown by several posts in this thread.I've heard this before, and although it makes sense ("they attract gamblers with low airfare, hotels and food but make it up on gaming...") I don't believe it any longer...There have got to be better options than Vegas.
Booked. Thanks for the heads up! It was especially helpful as we are bringing our daughter Chelsea this year.Here's a link to the winter sale. Book by THURSDAY!
Don't get your hopes up about a different city, the show WILL be in Las Vegas for 2014, but at a different venue.
The show team has heard the responses re: the cost of attending/exhibiting- and while the Mirage is a "nicer" hotel, the costs of hosting the show there in 2014 would make it prohibitive-
So the show is moving to a new venue and will most likely they will be able to offer "tiered" hotel options- meaning the "show" hotel for one price, and then discounted rates at other hotels affiliated with the hotel for "options."
I am sure there will be an announcement about the new 2014 location at this year's show-
Awesome. I will pass it on! thnxFurther guess, which has a good chance of being right ;-)
CPF Exam 8 to noon on Sunday Jan 26 at the Mirage.
Anyone interested should check out the Certification tab at ppfa.com, download the Study Guide, etc., or call Laura or Nick - 800 762-9287
I was just talking to a possible attendee of the show, and the idea came up...
could the classes have "a difficulty/skill level" associated with them?
easiest: 1 ATG Gun - to more advanced skills - 5 Atg Gun maybe???
just a thought...
Perhaps this should be a sticky as we are a few weeks from the November 15 deadline. We are booking two rooms this year and after hunting for coupons, suites, and so forth, found that this is still the best deal for the Mirage for three people. The total with tax and resort fee for each room is $122. per night. The resort fee is reduced for WCAF with the code Rob provided to $15. per night. As above, Code: WCA13C 702-791-7111 Deposit is one night's stay, $122. Refund policy is 48 hours prior.If you are considering staying at the Mirage - (there ARE advantages to being able to walk back to your room between/after classes or straight to your classes in the morning) -
Note that room rates will GO UP after November 15th.
Early bird room rates are available at host venue, the Mirage Resort & Casino. Starting at only $109 per night!
Just call the Mirage at 702-791-7111, use the West Coast Art & Frame Show discount code WCA13C, and you’ll be on your way.
Act now before November 15, 2012. After November 15, the special show rate will be $130.
(Rate is per night. Tax and resort fee not included.)
They've added another show, Saturday 1/26, 8pm at MGM Grand Garden ArenaThere is only one Gaga date, Friday, 1/25
Tickets are on sale through resellers but don't seem to be up at MGM Grand.
Tickets are VERY expensive and are almost sold out.
Oh well. No Bad Romance :-(