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View Poll Results: What would be a good date for a long weekend convention?
September 2012 5 9.43%
November 2012 7 13.21%
January 2013 19 35.85%
March 2013 7 13.21%
May 2013 11 20.75%
Summer 2013 8 15.09%
Don't care when, I'll be there! 5 9.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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Talking Dis Dads Convention

This has been talked about a lot, so probably needs its own thread (Thanks, Carl!)

I'm posting a poll with dates, but I'd also like to know if you'd like to do this with or without families. My preference would be to do a long-weekend without families, off-season, at a Disney resort, and to share rooms. This would significantly cut down on costs and might get better attendance.

I'd be happy to take the lead on this and would welcome any help/advice

Thoughts?

(My apologies to Aaron, who I remember now started a thread like this awhile ago...)
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great idea! I would certainly love to do a solo trip for a meet... just not sure how well that would fly with the family. I voted for Jan 2013, but almost any date would work!
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:02 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great idea! I would certainly love to do a solo trip for a meet... just not sure how well that would fly with the family. I voted for Jan 2012, but almost any date would work!
Well, if any date would work, why didn't you vote for that one?
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I voted for January or March 2013 (but by March, I mean the first week of the month, before Spring Break crowds and rates set in).
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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I voted for January or March 2013 (but by March, I mean the first week of the month, before Spring Break crowds and rates set in).
I'm hoping to go in March next year again - but my trip would fall during those high rate, big crowd, week before Easter!

So my vote is for anytime (long weekend). And I can try to make it happen.
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I voted September 2012, because I already have a trip booked for September 8-15. Have been saving for years so doubt I would be able to do anything else
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I voted Jan '13 or May '13

Definitely low season.

And am totally up for sharing a room to cut down on expense.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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I voted Nov. '12 since that somewhat lines up with a future trip to America the wife and I (well, mostly me, but she gets some input) are planning. However, the wife kinda threw a bomb on me the other night, and said she didn't want to go back to WDW until we had our own kid. Which kinda put a damper on my planning for the trip (wanted to show her the Osbourne Lights, etc.).

That being said, I know for (90%) sure we will be at WDW in Jan of '14 for a big family trip with Turkey Lurkey. So that would work out perfectly.

On a side note, a solo trip doesn't work for me, being in Korea and all, so I'm all for bringing families. Besides, we all have fams, so our wives and kids could have their own get-together (granted, they may not know each other as well as we do). Plus, if you're like Mark, you made have made an agreement never to visit solo.
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I voted March '13, but only because that's when we have a trip planned for (Mar 7-10 on the Dream, 10-16 at WDW).

With my wife's parents being in FL, every time we go it's a family affair. No solo trips for me.
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It really doesn't matter to me but when Aaron did a poll, early December was the overwhelming choice. Maybe it should be added. Will be going solo so can share a DVC room. Room type would depend on how many would like to share.
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It really doesn't matter to me but when Aaron did a poll, early December was the overwhelming choice. Maybe it should be added. Will be going solo so can share a DVC room. Room type would depend on how many would like to share.
Forgot about Aaron's poll. Thanks, CJ!
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I voted for jan 2013, because I am going in June 2012 and don't plan to go in 2013. But, with the way I work, I will just as much of a chance of being off for any of those dates. I just can't plan that far out. It would need to fall on my time off.
On a side note, I have a few points that I could apply to sharing a DVC room.
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I got a bit of inital information about group booking. We'd need to be able to guarantee at least 10 rooms. If we can do that, we can get discounted pricing on the rooms/tickets and possibly even dining plans. Of course, group booking doesn't really help the DVC gang.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #14
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I voted summer 2013 as I plan to bring my family with me and would do a week trip. We have a trip planned for October 2013 (school fall break) and while we would normally go in Spring Break, we are trying Hilton Head. School is in the rest of the time.
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I know there is a lot of planning going on over on the other site but can someone fill in the rest of us what the plans are (if there are any yet?)

Where is everyone staying and is there any events planned yet?
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