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#41 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

I am registered, but I'm not sure how many days I can stay. I should definitely be there for one day, but I hope it's two or three. If I can only go for one day, it will need to be whichever day the DBSTalk dinner is planned. :D

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.
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#42 OFFLINE   dgsiiinc

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

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.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

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.


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.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

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.
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#45 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

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.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:21 AM

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.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

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.

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.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

My CES badge arrived today. Vegas here I come!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

Hopefully my badge will be there when I get back from my Vacation in Sedona, Az. :D
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

No badge yet. Patiently waiting. :)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

My CES badge arrived today. Vegas here I come!


I got mine yesterday. Now to keep it someplace safe where I'l undoubtedly forget and spend the night before frantically searching for it :)
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

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.
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#53 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

I got mine yesterday. Now to keep it someplace safe where I'l undoubtedly forget and spend the night before frantically searching for it :)


You could post here where you put it for future reference.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:32 AM

You could post here where you put it for future reference.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

Or mail it to Pete, who doesn't lose track of things! :lol:

Mine arrived yesterday.

Hooooo-Aaaaaah!
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:09 AM

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:

If you register before December 5, 2012, you will receive your badge by mail before the show. If you register after December 5, we will still mail your badge, but cannot guarantee delivery because of holiday mail delays. If you do not receive your badge by mail, please report to one of our registration areas when you get to the show. To receive a copy of your confirmation, please contact us at CESreg@CE.org.


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.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

No badge yet. Patiently waiting. :)


Good that you are going Scott they need a chaperone.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

No badge yet. Patiently waiting. :)

Bet ya got it now... ;)

Good that you are going Scott they need a chaperone.

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.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

It is always nice to put a face behind the voice or keyboard.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:52 AM

Good that you are going Scott they need a chaperone.


We have special plans for mods who attend. Ever see The Hangover (II) movie?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. :lol:




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