shans at research.canon.com.au
Fri Jan 23 13:09:01 UTC 2004
On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 15:35, Ryan Verner wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 14:51, Anshul Gupta wrote:
> > Second is attendees, I guess it too much trouble for many people to fly
> > down to NZ. So organizers should be prepared for low attendance.
> It's actually cheap as hell these days to fly to NZ (cheaper than flying
> to Perth from Sydney, for example), and I don't think you need a
> passport to do so, so it's a reasonably sane suggestion. Apparently the
> LUG's over there are quite dominant, too.
> I'd personally go to a LCA in NZ (it's a nice country!), but I agree, I
> forsee low attendance unless they're particulary good at promoting the
> event to reluctant aussies.
Just out of interest: Don't we already have a sizable Kiwi contingent
attending LCAs in Australia?
Assurances such as:
* No visa or permit requirements
* Cheap flights (my quick check revealed flights to NZ for $180;
compare with flights to Hobart for $170)
* wonderful venue
should help keep attendance rates up. Really, the only issue from the
point of view of attendees is the requirement for a passport.
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