VCF West hotel

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sat Aug 7 03:24:49 2004

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> I certainly mean no disrespect to Sellam, as he did a fantastic job on VCF
> East 2.0 {despite... ahhh... "familial difficulties" to attend more} but
> the $69/nite pay-in-advance deal actually wasn't part of the deal Sellam
> brokered with them. (Or, I suppose more accurately -- wasn't any more of a
> deal than what they offer themselves...)

Tis true. I contracted for the standard group rate, but was also told
about the $69 "pay-in-advance" rate, which I also mentioned on the VCF
East lodging page. That was definitely the deal to go with if you knew
you were coming for sure.

> Methinks she was trying to get me to acquiesce and get a "non-deal" room
> rate, until I asked "just the right question."

You definitely have to ask for it.

> If there is a Marriott nearby, they may offer the same deal... can't hurt
> to call & ask!

I think the rate might be higher, but I'll check. I ended up staying at
the Marriott and can say I have never stayed in a nicer hotel room. The
bed was amazing, the internet access was awesome (or seemed like it
was...I didn't bring a laptop with me) and everything all around was just

> I can say that VCFEast 2.0 was my "last hurrah" for a while (according to
> my checkbook, at least) so VCF West is certainly out of the question...
> However, I noticed that Sellam has worked out a VCF Italia 1.0, which makes
> me beg the question: When is VCF Canada 1.0? -- As long as it's in Ontario
> there's a good chance I could make that... and if it's close enough, heck,
> maybe I could help organize and/or help... Ottawa is touch far, but Toronto
> or Hamilton are within an 8-10 hour drive... ;-)

We'll see. We'd need a local coordinator :)

BTW, with regards to VCF East, I never got to ask: where the hell was
everyone on Saturday??

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