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  1. #1
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    Sep 2003
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    Tickets on Sale Now for CrimeCon'18

    Nashville will be ROCKIN' come May 4th-6th with CrimeCon'18.

    Guests and events are still being lined up but if I were you I would get my tickets as soon as possible.

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    Jan 2014
    Cincinnati, OH
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Canada "A"
    Who from the board is going? I am interested.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Bloomington, IL
    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo View Post
    Who from the board is going? I am interested.
    I'm interested as well! I wanted to go this year but couldn't justify the funds.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Just a suggestion (and hopefully this doesn't get me banned from the board): please make sure there will be sufficient parking for locals who are planning to drive to the convention. I was so excited that CrimeCon was in Indy--usually big events like this are held on the coasts, but finally, someplace I could drive to. I could scrape up enough money for a ticket, but not the additional $ for the costly convention hotel, so I made plans to drive in every day. Friday was great, but on Saturday I could not find parking ANYWHERE in downtown Indy due to the giant Pride Rally that was scheduled on the same weekend. Seriously, no parking in ANY hotel, no parking at the City Center mall, no parking anywhere. I could manage the $30 it cost me to park in the hotel garage on Friday, but I couldn't afford the $60 to $80 parking at the overflow dirt lot bandit parking lots set up to handle the Pride Rally overflow--and most of those were already completely full by 8:45am Saturday, anyway. (I'm from a neighboring state, not Indy, so I don't know Indy bus schedules off the top of my head to try and park in a suburb and take a bus into downtown.) I drove around for over an hour looking for parking, fretting about the Golden State Killer panel I was missing, and finally gave up and drove home in tears of frustration. I didn't even attempt to drive in and try to find parking on Sunday. So essentially, I paid nearly $300 to attend three sessions on Friday. I'm sure the rest of CrimeCon was great, but there are few things in life that are worth $100 for a 45-minute session.

    It's great that you are scheduling CrimeCons in smaller midwestern cities that are accessible to more people...but you advertised that CrimeCon was in Indy because it was driving-accessible to most of the country. (I don't remember the quote off the top of my head--and I can't find it now that the CrimeCon site is updated for 2018--but I vividly remember it was something like, "We chose Indy because it's within a half-day's drive for 70% of the country's population," or something similar.) It's great to consider holding the convention someplace convenient for much of the country to conceivably drive to--but not if there's no place for those people to park. Now, maybe the parking issue is totally my fault--I live in rural farmville, so maybe I underestimated the likely parking availability issue. (And yes, I'm a nervous big city driver as it is.) And to be honest, I didn't do a check on "competing events that will take up parking on that weekend" myself before buying tickets. But I don't think I'm naive to think that there would be downtown parking available on a weekend when government offices are closed, and I don't think I'm naive to think that surely the convention planners would have made sure there weren't competing events that would heavily impact parking on the same weekend, without assuring sufficient parking for their own convention goers. Maybe I'm just whining, and should have stuck with it and it's my own fault for turning around and going home--but I'm sorry...over an hour of driving around in the summer Indy heat looking in vain for parking, and I'm done.

    I would have happily paid for a guaranteed parking pass at the hotel garage for the weekend (I could have worked that into my budget if purchased when registering); my suggestion is that CrimeCon planners look into that possibility for future CrimeCons, if it's going to continue to be marketed as "driveable for much of the country." I live within driving distance of Nashville, as well...but not close enough to drive in every day, and I'd need to stay in a cheaper hotel and drive to the convention hotel every day...so no 2018 CrimeCon for me. I realize I sound whiny, and I'm sorry for that, but I've been a member of WS for a loooong time, and I had a really ***** semester, so we saved up for CrimeCon as a treat for me, and I was sooooo excited...only to have the frustration of not being able to attend because of something stupid like not being able to find ANYPLACE to park.

    For those thinking about attending next year, I would say that sure, you should go--but only if you can afford to stay in the convention-designated hotel. If you're going to drive in from out of town, or stay at a cheaper hotel and drive in from there...well, make sure there's no huge Grand Ole' Opry-thon going on the same weekend, or plan on leaving your car at the cheap hotel and taking an Uber over to the convention hotel.
    Last edited by Mouse; 07-10-2017 at 10:48 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    I was bummed I couldn't go to the inaugural event in Indy, and then really bummed once I saw the panels and guests ... My wife and I got our tickets to the 2018 event immediately and we're really looking forward to it.

    Any idea when guests / panels will start to be announced?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Holy crap, that's expensive!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    The Queen City
    We are planning our trip to Nashville now. I have a group of friends and my SIL who will be meeting me/ joining me there. I'm glad there is plenty of time to plan/save/make reservations this year. I do hope there will be a group meet up somewhere!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Los Angeles
    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I don't think I'm naive to think that surely the convention planners would have made sure there weren't competing events that would heavily impact parking on the same weekend, without assuring sufficient parking for their own convention goers.
    I'm sorry that you had such a crummy time trying to find parking, but it's not easy/cheap for convention planners to set aside parking just for their attendees.

    When going to some event in a place I am not super familiar with, my rule is to go REALLY DANG EARLY. That way, if trouble comes up, I have time to deal with it. And if I'm early to the door, I can read a book until the event opens.

    In the situation you describe, when you realized that downtown parking was full, it might have been a better strategy to drive out of downtown, find somewhere to park for free (on a residential street, for example) and then take a taxi or a Lyft to get to your destination. Rides to your destination and back to your car would have probably been less than $30 combined.

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    Jan 2009
    the lone star state
    Hubs & I are going again in 2018. I can't imagine missing it to be honest even though it really IS expensive. For me personally though, the weekend was worth every penny.

    Here's my tip on CC: I will say that IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, if you are going, plan to have money set aside for your tickets for CC 2019. We didn't but will definitely make sure we do this time. At CC, you can reserve tickets that are discounted to their cheapest rate possible and they offer a payment plan so you only have to put down a deposit to secure them. If they did it like last CC's, there will be a wheel you can spin that will even give you a small-large discount on your tickets (some people got their remaining payments completely paid for) or free swag (t-shirts). It is definitely the way to go if you plan to go every year! ESPECIALLY if you plan to go with Gold VIP.

    Tricia, is there a coupon code available for WS members yet? Just wondering because we are buying our tickets tomorrow and there are no coupon codes available yet on the site and I don't want to miss getting the limited VIP tickets waiting on a code. Also, will you be there again?
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