how much it cost uk fans to attend a botcon?

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  1. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    i keep hearing most of u guys have met up at botcon, n this makes me lil gutted that i havent been to one yet :( 
    so just wondering how much it cost to visit botcon for us uk collectors/fans?
     
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    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I used http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to find the answer

    $1000 CAD=about $468 Pounds

    So if you use that number,you get an idea of how much a UK fan has to pay to fly out to BotCon.

    It's the exchange rate,one of life's UNcontrollables
     
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    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    mmm still kanny lot, probs hav to wait till next year :( 
     
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    Here is what I am paying. Conversion from XE.com.
    Club membership - $89 (£50)
    Preregistration - $265 (£148)
    Flights - £476.60
    Accommodation - $40/night (x3) = $120 (£67)

    Total (before food, drink, and dealer room):
    £741.60, or $1,322.51.
     
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    Dravens pretty much on the money, and thats without even adding on foods and dealer room splurges.

    FEAR THE POUND!
     
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    DAMN. I had no idea it was costing you guys nearly $900 just for the flight over, not counting other expenses. I have newfound respect for the dedication of peeps like Draven and Twin Twist for making the trek.
     
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    *ahem* Twin Twist is not making the trek. He made the trek last year, and unless you own a Delorean you will not be seeing him this year, because even with the delorean technically it would still be last year... oh dear I have gone crosseyed.

    Besides, it's not dedication, it's down right idiocy!
     
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    That's what I meant you bastard.
     
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    well hopefully if i can pull the money together i will get to go next year....for my only hoilday :cry  but it be a tf hoilday :D 
     
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    Splitter.
     
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    Hey

    Well this is my um . . . 9th? American convention, not the cheapest but not the most expensive!

    Being a dealer my cost's are much higher, shipping & taxes etc

    Im guessing this trip will be around £3000, just shy of $5000
    :) 

    Paul
     

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