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12 Mar 2018 10:22 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Historicon 19s New Home - Article" to "Historicon 19's New Home - Article"

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Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 10:11 a.m. PST

Well, I used to run the Website, but have now since retired (just a slight miscommunication there at the end of the article:) ). Anyway, here is my take on the Board's announcement about Historicon's new home, based on all the data I could pull from the Web and my own personal knowledge of the place.

Just remember what Theresa, HMGS Commo Director, said. This is reality as of today, so things might change and other services may have been put in place to support Hcon but have yet to be announced.

Last paragraph of article – read and heed.


Ciao, Colonel Bill

Condottiere12 Mar 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

Very informative and well balanced article. The venue appears to be a major improvement over the Host. I look forward to attending and witnessing the "culture clash." ;-)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Thank you. That seems clear and to the point--and pretty much what I expected.

I'm hoping we'll get a little more clarity down the road about unloading for games and the flea market--and, for that matter, when the flea markets will be. Convention staff will be there all along, and may not fully appreciate that the rest of us have to make decisions about arrival date and motels a year out based on when we think (or hope) activities will take place and what facilities will be available.

But at least it's not Timonium.

TSD10112 Mar 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

and customers are advised to bring their own loading cart.
This is something HMGS really needs to be on top of. Maybe some of the volunteers can be there to watch carts or help.

Also you're missing some information, rumor is the BoD has negotiated a $7 USD a day parking rate.

KPinder12 Mar 2018 11:12 a.m. PST


Row 3, number 3. A soup to nuts guide from parking walkway, thru the exhibit rooms all the way out to the loading area.

Duncan Adams12 Mar 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

Looking at the carpet pattern, it seems much less likely to hide dropped dice than either the Host of FCC.

thumbs up


peterx Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 12:42 p.m. PST

It looks pretty fancy! We should all take showers, change our shirts and brush our hair.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

peterx, if they're wise, they won't count that much on individual voluntary compliance. I figure whoever comes through with a Historicon badge should be routed through a pedestrian equivalent of a car wash. They'll just hose us down, scrub us off and march us through a blow-dryer.

Besides, how many of us bring a change of shirts to a four-day convention?

cleo liebl Inactive Member12 Mar 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

The "culture clash" How poetic. You have a flair with the quill and observation. C

47Ronin12 Mar 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

As usual, a fair, informative and humorous review by Col. Bill.

Plus, another funny one liner from Duncan.

Chuckaroobob13 Mar 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Looking good! And yes, I'll wear some clothes.

vicmagpa120 Mar 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

hi colonel Bill. cannot reach the page. is it down?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

The linky no worky. frown

Grumble8710601 Apr 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

"Looking at the carpet pattern, it seems much less likely to hide dropped dice than either the Host of FCC."

Bad news for the vendors. I will not be a constant customer, buying new supplies of dice. ;-)

Russ Lockwood02 Apr 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

>Also you're missing some information, rumor is the BoD has negotiated a $7 USD USD a day parking rate.

Wife went to Lancaster convention center for a quilt show on March 24, arrived mid-morning, got a little turned around with one-way streets and circle, but went around again. Adjacent parking garage full, but the one a block down had spaces. Cost $7 USD per day.

Many restaurant choices for dinner within walking distance. Settled on Thai food. Noodle dish was OK, she said.

Neal Smith02 Apr 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

My major concern is the Marriot only has 299/300 rooms (depending on which website). Even at 4/room that's a max of 1,200 people and I bet we don't get all of those rooms.

If parking is as bad as stated, then staying at another hotel might be difficult. Thoughts?

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 1:07 a.m. PST

No sarcasm here. ; )

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