1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Consumer Electronics Show (2013)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Jun 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Aug 13, 2012 #41 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    While the onsite dinner meeting plans are not set/finalized...Wednesday or Thurday are the most likely nights.

    It will be great to see both new faces and familiar ones in January.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2012 #42 of 183
    dgsiiinc

    dgsiiinc AllStar

    130
    0
    Jan 25, 2007
    Is it just me, or are hotel room rates considerably higher this year? Palace Station, my usual digs, is about double what I paid last year at this time.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2012 #43 of 183
    NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,270
    254
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Last year attendance was up. Probably expecting a bigger turnout this year. In one way good, but for you and the cab lines, very bad.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2012 #44 of 183
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    The first 3 years HDTVFAN0001 and I went to CES it was Great because crowds were small and it was easier to get around in the Convention and yes Cab Lines were not as long and the wait to get in a restaurant wasn't bad either.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2012 #45 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Booking hotels and flights early is a good practice, as with 150,000+ attendees (again) expected like last year....hotel rooms will go sooner.

    No doubt this is all about supply and demand...and CES has made the demand for rooms (and flights) significant for several years now.

    Last year....a few folks tried to get hotels within 90 days of the event, and found that there were almost no rooms available, except at very high prices - even at lower quality hotels.

    This is the largest tradeshow in the world, and it requires advance travel planning for sure.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2012 #46 of 183
    VLaslow

    VLaslow New Member

    1,288
    8
    Aug 16, 2006
    I think, because of the possible high attendance, registrations are being looked at more closely. I've heard of 2 people who have gone for at least two years being questioned about their purpose in attending. They are being asked to send in extra information to confirm their trade affiliations.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #47 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    That could also be based on what kind of documentation they originally supplied. In the past they may have skated by, but as you noted, with record attendance last year and likely this coming January...credentials need to be less than generic.

    Everyone I know of already has re-registered successfully for CES 2013 (abou 18 people), including all the fine folks you met there last year.

    It appears we'll have perhaps a couple more attendees from DBSTalk this time around than in past years, including at least 2 very well known names from this site. ;)

    It should be a good one.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2012 #48 of 183
    NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,270
    254
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    My CES badge arrived today. Vegas here I come!
     
  9. Sep 11, 2012 #49 of 183
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    Hopefully my badge will be there when I get back from my Vacation in Sedona, Az. :D
     
  10. Sep 11, 2012 #50 of 183
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    9,491
    523
    Jun 13, 2009
    No badge yet. Patiently waiting. :)
     
  11. Sep 11, 2012 #51 of 183
    dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    1,093
    1
    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    I got mine yesterday. Now to keep it someplace safe where I'l undoubtedly forget and spend the night before frantically searching for it :)
     
  12. Sep 12, 2012 #52 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Badges are being mailed this week - or so I was told.

    I happen to be in Vegas for a few days...and Draconis and I met the other night to talk about potential DBSTalker meet & greet dinner locations.

    More will be announced once things get setteld on that front.

    Right now it looks like we could have 15-20 DBSTalkers onsite at CES in January.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2012 #53 of 183
    David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

    2,427
    75
    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    You could post here where you put it for future reference.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2012 #54 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. Sep 12, 2012 #55 of 183
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,153
    546
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Or mail it to Pete, who doesn't lose track of things! :lol:

    Mine arrived yesterday.

    Hooooo-Aaaaaah!
     
  16. Sep 16, 2012 #56 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    As of yesterday, I have heard from more than 10 people who have received their CES 2013 badges. If you haven't gotten yours, here are their instructions:

    Draconis and I are working together to coordinate the onsite DBSTalk "Meet & Greet" dinner. While we have used Maggiano's the past few years, and they did a fine job...we are exploring other locations/venues as well for this coming January. More info on that once it becomes available.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2012 #57 of 183
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

    5,617
    91
    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Good that you are going Scott they need a chaperone.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2012 #58 of 183
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Bet ya got it now... ;)
    That hasn't worked in the past. :lol:

    In reality...having a group of DBSTalkers onsite has always been both a really cool and informative experience. Meeting your fellow posters/members in person is great, and the "Meet & Greet" gathering is something everyone says they enjoy.

    I anticipate having some nice "guests" join us this year if everything holds up according to plans.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2012 #59 of 183
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

    5,617
    91
    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    It is always nice to put a face behind the voice or keyboard.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2012 #60 of 183
    NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,270
    254
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    We have special plans for mods who attend. Ever see The Hangover (II) movie?

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. :lol:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page