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Dec. 31st, 2010 @ 06:32 pm ZonieCon Hotel Information!
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Hi there! I'm Scott Malcomson, Chairman for ZonieCon 2011.

Here's the details on our venue, the Hotel Tucson, with room prices, reservation info, and guest amenities. Having seen the rooms firsthand already, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll be getting for your money!

EVENT SUMMARY (ZonieCon 9/30/11 – 10/02/11)

475 N. Granada Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Room Accommodations:
* $69 - Studio King or Studio Double Queen
* $89 - Two-Room Suite
* $99 - Presidential Jacuzzi Suite (based on availability)
* Room rates do not include room tax, currently at 13.05%, or $2.00 city tax
* Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm and Standard checkout time is 12:00 noon.

* EXTRA PERSONS, CRIBS: There is no charge for children 12 years of age or younger, providing they share the same room with their parent(s) with existing bedding. There is an additional charge per person for more than double occupancy in a room. Cribs are provided at no extra charge (NOTE: This appears to be at variance with what I was told on-site --- that there was no specific limit on occupancy, or extra charges --- but then again, the room rates quoted at that time were $20/nite higher, too, and $69/nite is pretty damn cheap as it is).

Complimentary (Free Stuff!):
Rates include Healthy Hot Breakfast Buffet, Daily Social Hour (includes two free alcoholic drinks, i.e., beer and such), free bottle of water, free Internet and WiFi, free Airport Shuttle, and free 1-800 and Local Calls.

NOTE: As Hotel Tucson has two shuttle buses, periods of high demand may result in a wait time for pick-up or drop-off of up to two hours. Guests are advised to plan ahead for this possibility.

Booking Reservations
Guests must guarantee with their own credit card, or advance deposit of 1st nights room & tax, by August 30, 2011, and are responsible for room, tax and incidental charges.

Cancellation Policy
72-hour cancellation of individual room reservation prior to arrival date is without penalty. Cancellation within 72-hours is subject to one night charge.

* Copper Ballroom with Stage (Auction, Fursuit Events, Dances, etc)
* Buckley Room (Art Show++)
* The Mission & Pershing Hospitality Suites (ConSuite/Dealers' Room++)

++: Buckley/Pershing arrangements subject to change based on turnout needs)
Date:January 5th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm excited to see this is coming back. I didn't get into furries until very recently so I missed it the first time around. If I get to go, this will be my very first furry convention! How do I register? Do I have to be staying at the hotel to attend?
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Date:January 21st, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
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Most conventions in general don't require getting a room at the hotel in order to attend, but it's generally a good idea to try and get a hotel room if it's at all possible. The hotels usually give a good deal to the convention, and if they can sell out the room block, that's good for the hotel (they need the business). This also tells the hotel that the convention might be worth hosting again in the future. Sometimes, the contract with the hotel specifies a minimum percentage of rooms sold for the convention, and if that minimum is not met, the convention may have to make good on certain guarantees — often in the form of a payment.
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Date:January 6th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
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OMG this is actually going to happen?! This isn't just an idea or half of one, its really going to happen?? If that is true, I am SO there YAY!!!
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Date:January 21st, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)

Will definitely try to attend!

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Since I still live in Phoenix, it would be stupid not to attend!

Saw the flier at Further Confusion 2011 and was stoked to see that ZonieCon is being revived for 2011. I really hope the momentum keeps up, and want to participate in any way I can. Krissy is definitely on board too.

Also, thanks for not stretching this thing out to 5 days. I think a 3-day weekend-only con is just fine.

I truly hope there's enough going on to warrant a full Dealers' Room and Art Show.
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Date:January 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Scott, sorry I missed you at FC - but I saw the flyer, as well as Wolf, Shep, Karno, Mike (up in Bruce's suite) and Mitch.

So - are we planning on the "Traditional" ZonieCon events (you know what I mean)?
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Date:April 5th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
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We certainly are!

Jeez, three months before a response...would you believe I simply did not notice there were actually REPLIES to this entry? DEEEEERRRRRRRP -X(
Date:February 5th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)


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Kay so for about 8 years now I have been wanting to go to a furry convention; however due to how far away most of them are I have never been able to go to one. UNTIL NOW!! But I got a few questions; how do I obtain a costume? I MUST have a costume of my OC char. which is an arctic fox ^^ Also, I am a bit shy so how do people generally behave? And on average how much money should I bring?!

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Date:April 5th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)

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Again, sorry for the extreme delay in response! Ack, I'm a horrible person. -:(

To find a costumer, you could try clicking around FurAffinity.net until one of the many fursuit creators who post ads there shows up, or you could simply try googling "+fursuit +commission" (leave off the quotes). Hope that helps, I don't have one of my own, myself.

Being shy is okay, furries are generally fun-loving and playful but usually also respect each others' space (except for the occasional doofus of course). Just act normal, you'll eventually see some folks having fun, then join in!

How much money should you bring? Well, our hotel rates for the convention are VERY cheap ($65/nite wow!), but I'd still recommend you reserve with the hotel ASAP to lock those rates in. For spending money, I dunno...personally, I might bring along a couple hundred as a ballpark figure, but that's because I'm poor. Your mileage may vary. -:D
Date:April 13th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)

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what is the fee? I don't see anything about that or the regestration?
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Date:April 18th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)

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The info is in the message from January 31st.
Here are the rates:

Con membership for all 3 days is $30 prepay, and $35 at the door.
Single-day passes are available for $15 each.
Dealer's tables are $50 each and include one 3-day con membership.
We accept payments through PayPal at zoniecon@yahoo.com