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    NurseHuckleberry commented  · 

    I fully agree that Vegas was not a good choice for the location. The Convention center itself was excellent, but insanely expensive compared to other cons.

    I booked my hotel early, chose something inexpensive and with quick access to the monorail and still spent far more time walking between events than I ever expected. Ride shares were incredibly difficult to get let alone their cost. While the monorail was useful it was incredibly limited. The lack of transportation to the southern and western sides of the strip really impacted con goers.

    The events outside TwitchCon proper were spread out across the strip forcing people to pick and choose between events when they would typically be able to attend both.

    The weather was also quite inhospitable for people to be spending long spans of time outside walking and the incredibly dry air inside venues only exacerbated the issues. Twitch being an online platform makes it super accessible to creators and viewers alike with medical conditions and I think the Las Vegas heat is oppressive for healthy individuals let alone those with medical needs.

    I agree with comments about hotels being frustrating, casinos are designed to be mazes, have indoor smoking and are just frustrating to navigate in general. Events being held in casinos were unnecessarily difficult to find and often the refreshments available were both very low quality and expensive.

    Coming from Los Angeles, I'm used to some pretty absurd prices but typically the quality is at least decent. I was charged $16 for a gas station salad in the convention center. Many TwitchCon attendees have saved up for the trip and were appalled at how over budget they ran. At PAX West a bottle of water was $4.50 while the LVCC ran$7.50.

    I loved the con, hated the location. I tried to plan as best I could but struggled with unforeseen transportation issues and costs. Thank so much!

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