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Notacon will take place from Friday April 23rd through Sunday April 25th 2004 at the Holiday Inn Select Cleveland - City Center Lakeshore located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The conference will run from Friday through Sunday. The event is being run by volunteers not only from Cleveland, but also from other parts of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and numerous other states.
Notacon will present three unique tracks of talks:
Registrations will be available starting at 9 AM on Friday, maybe some on Thursday if you get in early if you want to avoid lines.
Note: Students MUST either be able to present a valid student ID with current picture or documentation proving their current (as of Spring 2004) educational status as well as photo ID.
Persons needing receipts for the purposes of reimbursement MUST make their request at the time of registration as no requests for receipts will be honored after the attendee has bought his or her badge and left the registration table.
Logistics and Travel
This page gives some basic directions to the hotel as well as other stuff travelers might need to actually attend Notacon. Information about RTA schedules and suggestions is also listed for locals so that they can avoid the hassle of parking downtown or at the hotel
The Holiday Inn has been kind enough to provide us with an extraordinarily competitive rate $75 per night for out block of rooms as well as reduced parking at a rate of $5 per day. The webpage says $14, but our contract states (and I have confirmed with the hotel) a rate of $5 per vehicle. They have extended this conference price to include the three days before and three days after the event, offering travelers wishing to take an extended Spring break the opportunity to save a lot of money if they wish to stay in Cleveland a few extra days.
The initial blocking for Notacon is 60 rooms and is good through April 1st. After April 1st, rooms in the block may be issued to others on an as-needed basis. Please book your room soon to make sure you can take advantage of this low rate! Booking outside of the block will result in a much higher cost, so please plan accordingly. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Capacity for rooms with a single bed is 2 person. Rooms with two beds have a capacity of up to 5 person.
To book your room on line, please use this link and under "Group Booking Code", use, "NOT" for this event. You may, alternatively, book rooms by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY. Again, be sure to give them your booking code. PLEASE NOTE: The parking rate of $14 listed is WRONG. I have confirmed with the hotel that the rate is in fact and will remain $5 for pre-registrations. Blame bad software for their inability to change it for us :)
Logistics and Travel
Information for Presenters, Musicians and Artists
If you are presenting or performing at Notacon, the organizers have put together a set of webpages designed to answer your questions as they relate to your presentation or performance.