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Unread 12-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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New Dates for 2014?

Did anyone else notice that AFest next year is NOT on Labor Day weekend? It's like 2 weeks before, August 15-18, so still 4 days long. I'm pretty surprised by this, but does anyone have any idea on why they switched dates?
I'm also curious to know how they're gonna pull off still going through til Monday since it's no longer on Labor Day.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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They did it for a variety of reasons. A few years back, Labor Day weekend was free and clear of events in the DFW area, so renting a large hotel space wasn't a problem. Now we have a big football game, a giant soccer conference, a really big Potter's House rally, and a few other things the same weekend. This pretty much books every hotel in the downtown area (and other parts of DFW they might try to move AFest too), even though they may not be using the meeting space.

They're also having trouble competing with Dragon*Con, PAX, and a few other larger conventions held at the same time. Moving it up a couple of weeks avoids all these problems, plus it allows students a better shot at coming.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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From what I have heard, the Sheraton was already reserved for Labor Day weekend in 2014, thus why AFest had to reserve a different weekend.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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Ah, I hadn't thought about that. I'm glad it's not the same weekend as Dragon*con anymore, I have a lot of friends who have ended up going to that instead of Afest ... hopefully it works out! I wonder if they'll be at a new venue too, I really can't stand the Sheraton XD
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Unread 12-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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It'll be at the Sheraton again next year. They had talked about moving the location, but that was due to the events that caused the Sheraton to be booked. Since they moved the dates instead, I dunno if they'll be changing the location for awhile.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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Most likely it will be at the Sheraton for a few more years. Usually conventions and hotels go into 5-year contracts together.
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I am actually kind of excited that they are changing it this year.
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well it looks like my sis and I MIGHT be able to go to Animefest this year BECAUSE its not a holiday weekend. I haven't been since 2008 because of this and... incredibly hopeful we can go *A* I wish it wasn't at the Sheridan but at the same time, since A-Kon isn't at the Sheraton... I've kind of missed it a little and am looking forward to it *A*
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well it looks like my sis and I MIGHT be able to go to Animefest this year BECAUSE its not a holiday weekend. I haven't been since 2008 because of this and... incredibly hopeful we can go *A* I wish it wasn't at the Sheridan but at the same time, since A-Kon isn't at the Sheraton... I've kind of missed it a little and am looking forward to it *A*
OMG YES! It's been so freaking long since I've seen you guys, much less at a con XD YOU MUST COME OUT THIS YEAR!
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