Anonymous asked: AHHH this looks so cool and I would totally attend but I'm on the west coast and broke D: but it's such a great idea and of all works well and things get going it would be cool to host something on the west coast sometime

I know it’s hard when you’re on the other side of the country, but it’s actually super hard to cost a con in a place you’re unfamiliar with, too! Nothing’s stopping you from holding your own Cabin Pressure party/meet-up somewhere convenient for you, though! :D

Anonymous asked: Can I just ask if this is still a thing that's happening?

With all the hope in our hearts, I think I speak for everyone involved when I say that we do want this to happen. However, there are lots of fundamental hurdles we have yet to get over, like:

  • finding a suitable hotel, with a number of qualifications (like free parking, access to public transportation via airports, free wifi, AND convention rooms with no required catering… all under $110/night)
  • coming up with several thousand dollars to put on as a hotel deposit (which is often needed upfront, and is an expense we personally cannot advance)
  • aaaaaaaaand honestly that’s what it comes to. a lot of people have said, “oh, start a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the hotel down payment!” but you can’t sign a contract without the money, and you can’t ask for the money (in good faith) without a signed contract.
  • so… we’re a bit stuck.
  • we are open to people joining us on the “officer’s board” or whatever idek—if they have experience in this stuff.
Anonymous asked: What about the other CP actors? Do you think Benedict would be able to come?

As a formality, we will likely invite the other actors. However, you have to remember that the cost of hosting celebrity guests is prohibitively high, and due to the small size and budget of our con, coupled alongside Benedict’s very busy schedule, it’s extremely unlikely that he would be able to attend the con. 

Anonymous asked: How likely is it that John Finnemore would be able to come to this con? Are you all going to invite him? I think you should!!

When we have a set date and location for the con, Finnemore will definitely be contacted. Based on intel from our European cousins, his likelihood of attending will vary depending on his schedule at the time of the con — so we’re not going to send him a formal letter until after we have actual details to give him. :)

toweroflondon asked: are you guys still planning for this to happen?

We are! We’re just having a bit of trouble getting a hotel at a reasonable rate, especially since the three main organizers are either a) out of the country, b) crazy-busy at work, or c) stage managing a show.

So, apologies to everyone — we’re still working on it, but everything isn’t falling together as neatly as we had hoped.

Do you work in the hotel industry?

Do you have any tips and tricks about contacting hotels to book rooms and meeting space?

We’d love to talk to you, especially if you work in a hotel in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area.

Please send us a message in our askbox or send an email to airdotcon@gmail.com!

checkmyshoe123 asked: have you guys set a date for the actual con?

Not yet!

We’re currently checking the availability and pricing of a number of hotels in the D.C. area. We can tell you that we’re hoping to schedule the con for a weekend in August or early September of 2014, though as I said, nothing is set in stone. :)

We’re currently trying to determine what kinds of volunteers we’ll need at this stage in the con-planning process. We’ll hopefully have an “official recruitment” post up in the next few days.
Just to negate any potential confusion, this will be a call for volunteers who can help BEFORE the con, as opposed to volunteers to help out during the con. We’ll make separate plans about that much closer to the actual con date. :)
Thanks so much for your interest!

We’re currently trying to determine what kinds of volunteers we’ll need at this stage in the con-planning process. We’ll hopefully have an “official recruitment” post up in the next few days.

Just to negate any potential confusion, this will be a call for volunteers who can help BEFORE the con, as opposed to volunteers to help out during the con. We’ll make separate plans about that much closer to the actual con date. :)

Thanks so much for your interest!

AirdotCon will be held in Washington, D.C. in 2014!
While we’re still choosing the exact location for the con, the hotel/convention center will be within easy distance of D.C. and accessible via the city’s public transport and shuttles from the hotel.
We feel that D.C. is centrally-located on the east coast in the U.S., AND there’s, you know, the Air and Space Museums.
Please follow us on Tumblr for the latest updates about the date, location, and volunteer opportunities, or send us an email at airdotcon@gmail.com!

AirdotCon will be held in Washington, D.C. in 2014!

While we’re still choosing the exact location for the con, the hotel/convention center will be within easy distance of D.C. and accessible via the city’s public transport and shuttles from the hotel.

We feel that D.C. is centrally-located on the east coast in the U.S., AND there’s, you know, the Air and Space Museums.

Please follow us on Tumblr for the latest updates about the date, location, and volunteer opportunities, or send us an email at airdotcon@gmail.com!

The Euro AirdotCon tumblr is up and running!

For those of you who live in Europe and were interested in the European AirdotCon event, I’m pleased to share that their tumblr is now live! Follow their blog for information and updates on Euro AirdotCon. 

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