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AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #20 on: 23 Feb 2014, 02:49 pm »
FYI on the Westin group rates for Axpona:

" The Westin O'Hare - This group block is currently sold out. Please visit www.westinohare.com or call 888-627-8517 to book the best available rate. You may also inquire with the hotel directly by emailing obdulia.lozano@westin.com to see if additional rooms are available at the group rate. "

I booked across the parking lot at the Marriott.  The Westin has $15 event parking for attendees but the Marriott charges $24 per day for parking.  While you can walk across the parking lot it will cost you more to park at the Marriott but the weekend rate is $119 before taxes and parking. 

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #21 on: 23 Feb 2014, 05:12 pm »
Yippee! It's official--I'm going to attend AXPONA starting Friday (early) afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

My wife will not accompany me. She made me promise I would not buy speakers while I am there. This doesn't mean I can't buy speakers in the future--just not in April. There was no mention of any restrictions on other equipment though.  :icon_twisted:

There must be oodles of cables, connectors, tweaks, etc. for sale at events like this. Are these usually discounted vs regular pricing?

It's two months out and I'm grinning like an idiot.  :D


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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #22 on: 23 Feb 2014, 05:35 pm »
My wife and I are thinking about getting there on Friday and leaving Sunday.  Thanks for the heads up on the Marriott Pete! 

TomS

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #23 on: 23 Feb 2014, 06:30 pm »
I'm at the Westin Friday to Sunday and really looking forward to seeing a few AC folks again.

I need new speakers and it's on my birthday  8)

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #24 on: 23 Feb 2014, 06:50 pm »
Turns out I have tickets to see Horse Feathers on the Saturday of AXPONA. So it's be great to get together with ACers on Friday night.

And Horse Feathers is a great acoustic group playing in a nice small venue (Old Town School), if anyone wants to see some music.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #25 on: 23 Feb 2014, 08:57 pm »
I'll be there with a few friends. We are going to see the Twins play the Sox during the week.

Best,
Matt

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #26 on: 23 Feb 2014, 09:50 pm »
Go Sox! I live near US Cellular Field. Can point you to fun spots nearby

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #27 on: 23 Feb 2014, 10:02 pm »
Go Sox! I live near US Cellular Field. Can point you to fun spots nearby

That'd be great!!

I've only been to the airport coming back from the Marines….. So i have no idea where to go or what to do.

Should be fun  :thumb:

Best,
Matt

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #28 on: 23 Feb 2014, 11:22 pm »
That'd be great!!

I've only been to the airport coming back from the Marines….. So i have no idea where to go or what to do.

Should be fun  :thumb:

Best,
Matt

Great, shoot me a PM when we are closer to AXPONA. Happy to provide Chicago advice to any visiting ACers.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #29 on: 24 Feb 2014, 12:13 am »
I'm sure you all have gotten the emails, but a 3 day pass is $75 at the door, $50 online, and the pre-sale (by midnight tonight) price is $35.  I got mine by also adding the code AXP54C (from an Audiogon email) which reduced the price to $29.50. 

By the way, I just booked (through Hotels.com) the Marriott across the street (thanks Pete) and was able to get wifi and parking included for $134 (i.e same $15/night as Westin).

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #30 on: 24 Feb 2014, 01:24 am »
I'm going and it will not only be my first AXPONA but my first audio show ever!! Only going to go on Friday and had a question about the parking for those that have drove down in the past. Can you park at the hotel or is that only for guest of the hotel only? Thank you.

Big Red Machine

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #31 on: 24 Feb 2014, 01:41 am »
I'm going and it will not only be my first AXPONA but my first audio show ever!! Only going to go on Friday and had a question about the parking for those that have drove down in the past. Can you park at the hotel or is that only for guest of the hotel only? Thank you.

The Axpona website says special pricing for parking at the hotel is $15 for attendees and exhibitors.

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #32 on: 24 Feb 2014, 05:35 am »
There is also pretty cheap public parking by the Blue Line stop  0.4 mi away. 8 min walk

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #33 on: 25 Feb 2014, 05:36 am »
I got my tickets last night before the price increase.  Thanks!

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #34 on: 1 Mar 2014, 05:15 pm »
Room 344

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #35 on: 1 Mar 2014, 05:24 pm »
Room 344

Nice! I look forward to meeting you and checking out your speakers. See you there.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #36 on: 1 Mar 2014, 07:29 pm »
Right around the corner now guys, please ensure to take lots of pics and share with those less unfortunate not being able to make it.  :)

I was specifically interested in hearing the German Physiks Emperor MKII's, we are talking some crazy coin, the room alone is suppose to be over a Mil set-up  :scratch: - so anyone with video experience would be appreciated. 

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #37 on: 6 Mar 2014, 05:30 am »
We have a cracker of a room shaping up in 432

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roscoeiii

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« Reply #38 on: 6 Mar 2014, 05:33 am »
We have a cracker of a room shaping up in 432

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Looks like a helluva combo. So much that I have wanted to listen to in the same place!

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #39 on: 6 Mar 2014, 05:39 am »
Looks like a helluva combo. So much that I have wanted to listen to in the same place!

Bring a cooler and stay awhile then  :lol: