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Unread 08-20-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
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Hyrule in Michigan (Camp Hyrule)

Okay, here is the start of the official thread for Hyrule in Michigan, a gathering for Cosplayers with Zelda related costumes!

Please check out the website for a general FAQ:

Hyrule in Michigan

This event is in the very preliminary stages. It will go on if there is enough interest. Right now it's looking like probably a $150 to $200 fee for an event which will last for about one week. And for transportation costs, here are some air fare prices from a couple key locations:

Los Angeles to Detroit (round trip)
Southwest Airlines
$600 (fully refundable)
$226 (restricted)

New York to Detroit (round trip)
Southwest Airlines
$360 (fully refundable)
$232 (restricted)

Tampa to Detroit (round trip)
Southwest Airlines
$500 (fully refundable)
$116-264 (restricted)

As for rental cars, there are a couple ways to do this. Probably the best would be to rend one or two vans and have everybody carpool to the camp using the vans. This way everybody can chip in for the price of a week's van rental so that it would be cheaper than everybody renting a car on their own. Or better yet, those close enough to drive could ferry people to the camp for a nominal fuel payment.

So, even from as far away as Los Angeles, one could do a week's event for as little as $500. Not really too bad.

So, I think that probably the 6 nights/7 days package would be good. Probably about $200, subject to change once I figure out how much insurance would cost. Based on these rough estimate prices, how many are willing to tentatively say that they will come?

Any questions or comments, you can either post them here, private message me, or E-mail me at hyrule(at)realmsoftracon.com.
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Unread 08-20-2004, 01:11 AM   #2
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Shotgun! Give it a year or more ahead of time and I should have enough cash by then. Full time college puts dampers on other stuff, *sighs*.
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Unread 08-20-2004, 06:40 AM   #3
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How far is this campsite from the airport in Detroit? Do you have an address for the campsite?
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Unread 08-20-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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http://campcavell.org/mapto.htm

I'm not sure how many places were looked at, but from what I've seen so far, this looks like an excellent place.
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Unread 08-20-2004, 08:21 PM   #5
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Camp

The camp is a little under a 100 mile drive from Detroit. So we would definitely need people closeby who can transport people. And it looks like a van or two would also be a good bet. Perhaps the camp can provide some transportation. As things progress and interest grows, I'll dig deeper.

Address for those who didn't click on the link:

3335 Lakeshore
Lexington, MI 48450 USA

There must be more than just two interested parties...
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Unread 08-20-2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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Oh my gosh... That's the camp right across the street from my friend's house. Lake Huron, and that entire area, is *so* beautiful... Maybe I can bring you guys cookies ^o^

I live in Rochester Hills, and Detroit Metro Airport is about 1 hour South of me... Lexington is about 1.5 hours North of me. So once you'd arrive, you have to drive for about 2.5 Hours. I can look into providing some transportation if people needed it :d
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Unread 08-20-2004, 11:57 PM   #7
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o_o That's only a 158 mile drive from where I'll be, according to Yahoo. Wow. Screw planes. XD Well, we'll see how finances are and if I have any Zelda costumes by then. I'm at least somewhat interested.
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Unread 08-22-2004, 05:02 PM   #8
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When is this camp thingy going to happen??
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Unread 08-22-2004, 09:39 PM   #9
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Summer 2005

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When is this camp thingy going to happen??
If enough interest is generated, Hyrule in Michigan will take place in Summer of 2005 while school is out.

I'm suprised I didn't have that information in the FAQ! Well, I just added it.
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Unread 08-23-2004, 12:31 AM   #10
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*squells like a fan girl* Oh my gosh! I am so coming and bringing everyone I know (which will probably be >3) Oh how fun ^^ I think it's a bad thing that I'm already excited but who cares! This works out perfectly oh yay! *dances around* Overloading on happiness >.O
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Unread 08-23-2004, 03:00 AM   #11
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Wow this is really coming together! I'm all up for it as long as I'm able to do it, which would be a total blast!

In fact, I can't see myself missing this -- so we'll just have to see. A year from now is quite a long way off and I am fairly sure things will be happening for me so I can only hope this happens july/august -- then again you never know

Damn I wanna go!!!
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Unread 08-23-2004, 10:19 AM   #12
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You can definately count me in. Also, I'd be more than willing to help out with the transportation. The prices that you've estimated I must say are plenty reasonable I must say. Seeing that the event will be next summer if everyone that's interested in attending saves up a little bit each month it will be more than affordable. If you need any help with the coordination out here, I should be able to help there too. You've got my support on this.
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Unread 08-23-2004, 11:43 PM   #13
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Put Marisa on the list, and add in Four Swords to the cosplay list, because we's-a-comming ^_^
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Unread 08-25-2004, 11:50 PM   #14
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Response!

Well, looks like the interested parties are coming out! Well, in the coming weeks and months I'll start getting some general info. Most importantly, the minimum size group so that I know how many "absitively posolutely" (a little Ned Flanders lingo there) people I need.

I'm also going to start compiling a list of interested parties. So I'll start trying to contact you so that everybody can remain updated.

I'll also set up some preliminary dates. I think probably a five day four night event would be good. (Monday-Friday) That will give everybody the weekend to travel to and from. And it will also reduce the cost a little.

And one more thing which I will post seprately so that it gets maximum recognition.
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Unread 08-26-2004, 12:00 AM   #15
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Brainstorm!

Okay, it's time to brainstorm things to do to fill these five days. This will be Brainstorm step 1, which means that we all post any and all ideas which we can think of, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. A workable idea definitely can come out of a ridiculous idea.

-Boffer construction
-Individual Dungeon Contest (set up a Zelda-esque 'dungeon' and send people through)
-Storyline for the week
-costume contests (Categories: Overall, Link, Zelda, Supporting Characters)
-Hiking
-Horseback riding
-Water activities
-Tournament battle
-Short Plays/skits
-Photo Ops
-Formation and marching
-physical fitness tests (done in garb)
-garb making idea exchange
-prop making idea exchange
-complaint session (done on the last day where everybody says what works and what bites)

Get those ideas coming so that I can do up a preliminary schedule of events!
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