Yes. But, for a local (the guy who posted that figure), that is not a realistic price.I think when you factor in your accommodations, food, fuel, and other incidentals it probably isn’t that far off. Plus, if you’re one who likes to have a few in the bar on Friday and Saturday night that’ll up the total even more.
I agree Steve, But Chasercon has not changed in years. It used to be fun and there was a lot to learn, but we were learning the same topics from the same folks every year. To do it right, it needs fresh blood, fresh presentations and REAL Classes! I had offered to provide First Aid / Disaster management type classes years back and Tim was interested, but it didn't happen. I would almost recommend a new Chasercon in Norman in September/October. Maybe Call it the Chase Conference and offer Photog and First aid and CPR training, Spotter Training, Etc. Make it the real deal.James said it best.
Here's the thing, ChaserCon is as much an institution as Stormtrack in that it brings chasers together to learn and share. Like what happened with Stormtrack, the owners may allow it to slip into the point of no return. I'd never want to see it go away and I truly believe there is an opportunity to revive it if the correct people were brought in for the job. At this point though, the conference is tired and uninspired. And to James' point, why would the organizers expect a large outpouring of interest from a community they are no longer a part of?