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6:05 pm on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Now that I've decided to take the plunge and attend my first Pubcon, I'd be curious to know who else in the WebmasterWorld community is coming.

I'll be residing at the Sheraton from 4/17-4/21... would also be neat to know where everyone else is staying.

Kindly 'chime in' at your will. :)

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Hi folks, it's been a good long while since I've posted on the forums. Jonnyleengo IM'd me and asked if I was planning to attend but I wasn't sure I could orchestrate it. I own a horse farm, and leaving my wife and two young daughters to go it alone for the week would not be very chivalrous :) Turns out her parents will be down from Vermont during that week, so I'm really looking forward to attending my first PubCon!

I'll be arriving by plane on the 17th at 3pm so it sounds like I'm in for a bit of fun traveling to my hotel :) I'll be staying at The Lenox which I understand is close to the convention center. I'm really looking forward to learning and discussing the challenges and triumphs we all face. I'm an internet entrepreneur who lives in Franklin County, VA. It's a place once known as the moonshine capital of the world, so you can guess how many other internet entrepreneurs there are besides myself in this neck of the woods. Being in a convention center full of such folks sounds like an exciting time indeed!

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Just in case you still haven't reserved accommodations... the following nearby hotels still have availability from the 17th - 21st, and all are within walking distance:

Westin Copley Place
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Courtyard Boston Copley Square
Hotel Commonwealth

6:33 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is crazy looking for something close, I maybe staying at the hilton any others staying there?
8:25 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just got a decent deal on a hotel somewhat close to the event. 10 min walkin distance from what the reservation guys said The Buckmainster Hotel.

$139.00 per night

Address:
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

Main Hotel:
(617) 236-7050

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Most of the hotels downtown have rooms on tuesday through thursday - the difficult ones are sunday and monday.

Hit hotels.com - they have room blocks at many of the down town hotels. Even if you call a hotel directly - such as the hilton, they will tell you it is sold out. But if you go to hotels.com, you can still book rooms.

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If people start running into roadblocks over getting a room booked for Monday (but can get a room for Tuesday through Friday), maybe those of us who have already booked a room on Monday can donate their room couch for Monday night. Then those folks can book for Tuesday onward at a nearby hotel and not be forced further away from the convention center. It's a thought.

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Is anyone staying at Boston Buckminster Hotel?
Please PM and we can hook up for some beers....

$139.00 per night

Address:

Buckminster Hotel
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

Main Hotel:
(617) 236-7050

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The Lenox Hotel at 61 Exeter Street and Boylston is about 1,000' from the convention center and has rooms available on the 17th through the 21st. Their rooms start at $242/night. It's not the most economical but it's location is convenient. They've got an Irish Pub called Solas. Free wireless internet etc. Oh yeah and they have the Irish Pub. And, lest I forget, they have an Irish Pub ;)

I'm checking in at the Lenox on the 17th, checking out on the 21st. Anyone staying at the Lenox can AIM me (same handle) or PM me here.

Sean

2:49 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hehe! too funny. Some people have way too much time on their hands. No, I am not bobothecat. I do use BillTheCat occasionally when programming - it is the default WebmasterWorld beta test account.
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wrockca,
more power to you my friend. You must have big brass ones and a huge bottle of antibiotics to be staying at the Buckminster. I'll be happy to come over there and have a beer with you just so I can see the place after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. With raves like, "I'd rather sleep in the streets of Baghdad" and "A stay at the Buckminster Hotel is the equivalent of spinning a roulette wheel of cummunicable disease with prizes ranging from athlete's foot to scabies." this place HAS to be a blast. Check out the reviews.
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Thanks for the heads up I thought that sounded bad on a few other hotels I am looking for another hotel close that is not booked just having a hard time finding one.

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks and yes lets have a beer at another hotel..LOL

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Is anyone staying at the Hilton Logan Airport is inside Logan International Airport?
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wrockca,
I have a friend staying at the Copley Inn. I think they are booked on Monday night but possible vacancy the rest of the week. Give em a call 617-236-0300.
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Thanks I will give them a call.
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Well its done I booked it at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Thanks everyone for the heads up.
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Which begs the question, exactly how were you able to book a room in a heretofore sold out hotel, hmmmmm? ;)

But, good news, you're now next door to my hotel, The Lenox where I'll be from the 17th to the 21st. Have I mentioned The Lenox has an Irish Pub? Oh yes. It has an Irish Pub :)

I think I need to get off the farm more.

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No one answers at the WebmasterWorld offices. Anyone know the lineup for the night plans? Google? Yahoo!? Which nights? Trying to schedule other options too.

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6:53 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Cabowabo, all conference information can be found here: [pubcon.com...]
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> answers

lol. Called - BUSY on all fronts. The last two weeks until conference is nonstop phone work... whew. Email is always a good option (hint hint) ;-)

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Which begs the question, exactly how were you able to book a room in a heretofore sold out hotel, hmmmmm?

Sheraton Boston Hotel still has availability from the 18th - 21st ... starting at $279.00 per-night... they are sold-out on the 17th.

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Which begs the question, exactly how were you able to book a room in a heretofore sold out hotel, hmmmmm?

It's not worth spending much time on but cancellations happen and rooms become available every so often for the 17th. I know I saw a couple of the main hotels go from sold out to available (at a very high price) and back to sold out while I was looking for a couple days.

I saw a blurb the other day about immigration marchers trying to organize something around the marathon there so that doesn't help anything either and may cause rooms to come and go as well. Although I don't know how an illegal could afford to live or stay in Boston.

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All I know is I called and got email conformation directly form the Hotel.

[starwoodhotels.com...]

I will be getting in by 12am Tuesday night. My room will be available from the 21st morning I leave at 4am

Maybe this can help some people... I can't wait it should be a good conference I am looking forward to hearing Todd Malicoat and Patrick Gavin.

"Paid Links - Risks vs Reward"

[pubcon.com...]

I look forward to meeting everyone in this post.

Let's PM some phone numbers.

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Does anyone know if they send out registration info beforehand or do you sign in at the door? It's seems to me, when registering, they ask for a physical address to send name tags or such and we haven't received anything. Thanks!
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You should have received a confirmation email after you paid that has all of your pertinent information on it. Bring a copy of that with you and we'll check you in at the door.
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Cool, I was wondering the same thing - Thanks!
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2,000+

geee! 2001 here! ;-) looking forward to meet some of you in person, but how could I talk to 2000 people in 3.5 days? That gonna be short conversations!

P!

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Yes, go through Hotels.com and you will find some hotels downtown. They still have some in their 'block'. Calling the hotel will tell you they are sold out.

People booked at the hilton and park plaza as late as yesterday through hotels.com...

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Last Boston (Pubcon IV) was my 1st PubCon so nice to make it back for my 6th. I'll be there Monday-Friday at the Sheraton. As always, I'll buy anybody a beer if you want to chat. I'm a reciprocal drinking expert ;)

So what are the evening events this time? I know there's at least 1 party Tuesday nite. Anything on tap for Wednesday nite or is that the best nite to head over to Fenway for a BoSox game?

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I'm a reciprocal drinking expert ;)

Nice. However, unless you are female, you get a strict "rel=no follow" tag to my room.

Cheers,

CaboWabo

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or is that the best nite to head over to Fenway for a BoSox game?

They only had singles left to the Wed. night game when I got mine last week.

Cheers,

CaboWabo

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