Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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You Think Worldcon Hotel Rooms Are Expensive?

I just got some of my delegate information for the Lyon County Democratic Convention, which will be this Saturday in Silver Springs (not Yerrington as I'd originally thought). It included information for people who might be interested in serving as one of Nevada's 43 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this year. Anyone who wants to be a delegate has to agree to travel at their own expense to the convention; the party doesn't pay for it. The Nevada delegation will be staying at the Embassy Suites City Center. The hotel rooms will cost $500 per night. Again, I stress that the party doesn't pay any costs. The individual delegates are responsible for their own travel expenses, including transport to and from the city, hotel, and meals. These costs come out of the individual delegates' pockets just as much as the cost of attending a Worldcon comes out of the individual members' pockets. Think of this the next time you want to complain about the cost of a hotel room at a Worldcon.

In any event, I haven't applied, and inasmuch as the Nevada state convention will be in Las Vegas, I do not anticipate standing for election as one of Lyon County's delegates to the state convention. Had the state convention been planned to be held in the Reno-Carson City area, I might have considered it, but it's perfectly understandable that they'll hold the convention closer to where most of the people attending actually live.
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