[Herbalist] Known World Symposium?

Gaylin Walli iasmin at comcast.net
Sat Nov 9 05:39:06 PST 2002

On Friday, November 8, 2002, at 09:27 AM, Jenne Heise wrote:

> Now, around here, the usual camping event fee (with feast) is around
> $18-$22 for the weekend. I don't know if we would be able to pull off
> something like that. SF Cons usually cost around $40 for registration,
> with room and meals extra.

We don't typically have camping events around here deep in the heart of
metro detroit, but that's about par for the course around here for
*cons* if a little low in some cases. Events are another story
entirely. The cook's convention I'm holding will have a site fee of
US$5.00, with the feast free as it is a pot luck. The *only* exception
to that rule in this parts is the Golden Seamstress competition where
site fee is US$20 and includes food for the 24 hours that the
competitors are on site. But the point is the site, which you mentioned

> I post those numbers only for comparison since I don't think the local
> group in which that site is located is going to be bidding for such an
> event.

I have a site that I could probably get away with that would work for
such an event, but the real cost for us in Michigan is not the physical
location. Many places require that you have an onsite rep at the event,
usually a cleaning person because we rent a lot of schools. That
person's pay, which you work into your site cost, is typically US$37.00
per HOUR. That's the kicker. Any of the other grand halls or hotels
that you would see around here rented for a con would be way out of our
price range.

> Anyway, how much would people be willing to shell out to attend such a
> symposium? Would people be willing to pay more than the usual camping
> event weekend fee?

I'd be interested in the answer for this too. It's just a logistics
problem in my mind, but an interesting one.


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