Well I’ve given in once again and bought my ticket to the 2006 Gnomedex. I’m honestly starting to feel that there are two things I can count on each year. My cable company trying to raise rates and having to pay more each year for Gnomedex. I’m not sure why those of us who have attended previously are seeing an almost $100 increase in the price this year. If last years fee made a profit. You would think it would suffice this year as well. From what I’ve read so far the same venue is being used and similar events as last year are currently being planned. So I would assume that with decent sponsorship that cost haven’t gone up that much from last year. It could just be that the powers that be know we will pay it. The conference is still one of the cheaper ones to attend. Although it is nowhere near the price it was when the event started six years ago. For many of us the free advertising alone can be a beneficial reason to attend. I can say that each year our budget gets tested more and more. To the point that one of these years I may not be able to attend. We spend the amount we spent the first year we went to Gnomedex in Des Moines just for our stay at the Edgewater in Seattle. That should tell you how much things have changed. With no big company paying my way. The average person could see why this is always close to a budget buster.
Once again it seems as if spouses / significant others will be left out in the cold. Last year was the first year I didn’t buy a ticket for my better half. And this year no option to pay a bit extra for her to attend the after events with me exist. I know I wasn’t the only one who was a bit unhappy about this last year. I’d hoped that some solution would be offered this year. Either way $449 dollars has now been spent. It’s now time to try and save to finance the trip out to Seattle and back. This is the roadtrip we took last year. Looks as if we’ll be taking it again. Most likely with a stop at Mount Rushmore for a second time. For those of you who would like more information on this conference or would just like to read about past events. Have a look at the links I’ll provide below.
If this is your first year attending this event you will pay $499. Those of you have been there in the past will pay $449.
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Gnomedex 6.0 announced for Seattle, WA starting June 28th 2006 – Iggy Uncensored
Gnomedex 5 sticker shock – Iggy Uncensored
So who did I meet and spend time with at Gnomedex this year – Iggy Uncensored
Where is Mount Rushmore – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy hanging out at Mount Rushmore – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy riding the Seattle Monorail – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy outside of the Edgewater hotel in Seattle Washington – Iggy Uncensored
The view from our window at the Edgewater – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy with dolphin statue in Seattle – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy up against the rock at Sioux Falls – Iggy Uncensored
Iggy hanging out with Elvis – Iggy Uncensored
A thank you to WeatherBug – Iggy Uncensored
You can see the top of the Edgewater Hotel and the Bell Harbor Conference Center using this link to Google Maps. For the conference center just use the down arrow. It is right next door to the Edgewater on the pier. Actually the link didn’t update when I changed my search. So hit the up arrow to see the Edgewater. The conference center will be the first thing you see. It is a boarding station for cruises. Thus the reason the cruise ship is in view.
Here is the Edgewater Hotel and the Bell Harbor Conference Center using Windows Live Local
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