Article by PatrickD    (12-18-07 12:31 AM)
AniZona has announced that their 2008 convention has been canceled, but they hope to return in 2009. The cancellation is a result of not being able to get a minimum of 75 hotel rooms booked at the hotel by a December 16th deadline.
-PatrickD
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rednecko 
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12-18-07 08:00 PM - Post#1879    
    In response to PatrickD

They had a very high room rate and I don't think people would pay that room rate in Metro Phoenix. The room rates are as high as Anime Boston's rates. It may be better for them to hold the convention in the dead of summer when room rates due to the weather are much cheaper.

 
SyFyCon 
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12-19-07 12:39 AM - Post#1881    
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  • PatrickD Said:
<A HREF="http://www.animecons.com/events/info.shtml/1386">AniZona< ;/A> has announced that their 2008 convention has been canceled, but they hope to return in 2009. The cancellation is a result of not being able to get a minimum of 75 hotel rooms booked at the hotel by a December 16th deadline.


That sounds really, really odd. They should have contracted for only a 2-month, if not a 1-month, advance hotel room block guarantee. We really need to put out an turnkey RFP for new cons to use.

 
PatrickD 
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12-19-07 01:50 PM - Post#1884    
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  • Anime South Said:
We really need to put out an turnkey RFP for new cons to use.


2008 would have been AniZona's 4th year. That hardly qualifies as "new".
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Blaxel 
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01-10-08 12:06 PM - Post#1973    
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If it was two years then it would be newXD and they cancelled because they didnt have enough rooms? how much was the original hotel room rate?
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