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#1 User is offline   roserosered08 

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Who here is not from Illinois and where are you from? What is your limit on driving to conventions? Do you take the train/other transportations or try to get a big group to go in one vehicle?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

Valparaiso, Indiana. And I drive up there. Usually as a carpool.

Furthest driven would be Detroit for Youmacon.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

I am from Port Washington, Wisconsin. (:


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

Columbus Ohio. Drive up with my friend Rondo.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm from Des Moines, Iowa. I'm driving with my roommmate. It's just the two of us :) should be fun!!
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Detroit, MI (well not technically Detroit, but no one knows where Utica is and its close enough to Detroit)

Usually carpool with a few friends.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

I'm from Indianapolis, IN. We usually drive but there are so many of us this year that we can't all fit in my car, so we will be taking the bus (greyhound) and train (blue-line) this year. This is my first time ever getting on a train and I'm excited/nervous/not wanting to get pick-pocketted nor robbed XD

It will be quite the experience.

I guess my limit to going to cons will be restricted to the midwest, since that's where i'm from
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

Omaha, Nebraska. I drive to pretty much any convention, though my limit is if the drive time exceeds 12-13 hours.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'll go anywhere if I can split the room with someone, but if it's more than 5 hours by car I have to go by some other means. I hate traveling long distances in the car. Acen is only like 90 minutes or something, unless we hit traffic. Or get lost, which happens with construction. Other than that I was going to go to Ohayocon.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

I'm from Milwaukee so it's not too far of a drive for us. We usually take 2 cars because of the amount of people coming with us.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Lafayette, Indiana. I drive most of the time. I haven't yet been to a con beyond Chicago but I hope to at some point
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

Until a couple of months ago, I lived in Indiana. Northwest and southern, depending on if I was at university or not.Usually I'd take the Southshore train into the city and then the blue line to Rosemont.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

I'm from southeast Wisconsin. I'm trying to limit my con driving to around 4-5 hour trips, as I'm not sure how much my car can handle and I can't afford plane tickets.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

I'm from Madison, Wi ^^

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

View PostKhuga, on 15 April 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

I'm from Madison, Wi ^^

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'm from around the Kenosha WI area, so the drive to Rosemont/Chicago isn't too bad. XD A bit long, but with five people in the car and one of them I haven't seen in close to a year, it shouldn't be too bad.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

View PostAshori, on 15 April 2012 - 02:13 PM, said:

I'm from around the Kenosha WI area, so the drive to Rosemont/Chicago isn't too bad. XD A bit long, but with five people in the car and one of them I haven't seen in close to a year, it shouldn't be too bad.


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Akron area, Ohio here. ACen is pretty much the farthest I'm willing to go for a con as I can't afford plane tickets and don't want to spend more than 5-6 hours in a car. My sis and I will usually either drive separately and meet up at the con or one of us will go to the other's house and then leave together, but with gas prices the way they are, we're looking into car pooling for future cons. Some cons are just getting too expensive for us. :(

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Columbus, OH as has been mentioned. There are not too many limits to my desire to travel, air, sea, or land.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

Indianapolis, IN. I don't care how far I have to drive, but my limit is gas haha. I do make it to ACen though XD
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

I am from Milwaukee as well, not a bad drive at all. Now for something like Anime Expo, airplane...
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

I'm from Minnesota. I'm not too terribly far from Minneapolis. This is my first year traveling so far to a convention. It'll be about seven hours, carpooling. @_@ So we'll see after this time just how far/long I'll be willing to travel. x3 Yay for being a college student so I can do homework in the car, and nap?
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

St. Louis. It's bout a 5 hour trip to Acen. I can deal with that. I've been to chicago so many times (I go for more then acen) it feels like a 30 min trip now. lol

Tho I'm not fan of long trips. This isn't con related, but longest I have been was 11 hours. NEVER AGAIN. I rather take the plane.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

View PostOkko, on 15 April 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

Indianapolis, IN. I don't care how far I have to drive, but my limit is gas haha. I do make it to ACen though XD



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View PostGwydion, on 15 April 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

Akron area, Ohio here. ACen is pretty much the farthest I'm willing to go for a con as I can't afford plane tickets and don't want to spend more than 5-6 hours in a car. My sis and I will usually either drive separately and meet up at the con or one of us will go to the other's house and then leave together, but with gas prices the way they are, we're looking into car pooling for future cons. Some cons are just getting too expensive for us. :(


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

View PostLica~chan, on 15 April 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

I'm from Des Moines, Iowa. I'm driving with my roommmate. It's just the two of us :) should be fun!!



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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

mez is from madison wisconsin and takes a bus down to acen :o
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:24 AM

View PostLordCanti, on 18 April 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

mez is from madison wisconsin and takes a bus down to acen :o


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