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Viva Las Vegas - Who is planning to attend?

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Hey,

Awesome location to have a conference.  Vegas has so much to do after the Expo.  At this point in time, I am down for the expo. 

Isn't there a Top Gun type school event where one gets to fly with instructor?

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We look forward to seeing you this June!

The combat experience looks awesome! Thanks for bringing that up; we'll reach out and inquire about getting them to attend the event or, even better, arrange a discount for event attendees :cool:!

Keep the comments rolling. This is the kind of community brainstorming ideas we're looking for.

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I really wish I could be there.  Looks like its going to be an awesome event.

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Does this take the place of the Flightsimcon or is that happening as well?

 

Paul

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Just booked my reservations, I live in San Diego and Las Vegas is a nice 5 hour drive away, should be fun!

Cheers

Martin 

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Yeah, I am like 95% confirmed and will get the ticket before price goes up.

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21 hours ago, paulbakeman said:

Does this take the place of the Flightsimcon or is that happening as well?

Thanks for the question Paul.

FlightSimExpo is a new, community-driven flight simulation event. It was created by members of Boston Virtual ARTCC who are well-connected within the flight simulation industry. Many of our team members were involved with FlightSimCon in the past, and as you can see on our website (www.flightsimexpo.com), many of the developers who have attended FlightSimCon in the past will be at our event in Las Vegas.

It is, and has always been, our hope that there will be a single flight simulation event that allows North American enthusiasts to connect...so, we hope that FlightSimExpo will take the place of FlightSimCon. We are working hard to ensure everyone knows that this is the only event created and supported by the flight simulation community.

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All registered and ready to go!  All I need now is some warmer weather....like the kind ya get in the month of June! :blink:

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3 hours ago, Bill Alderson said:

All registered and ready to go!  All I need now is some warmer weather....like the kind ya get in the month of June! :blink:

Great Bill! I just double-checked the registration and everything looks good. We'll see you there. Make sure to say hi.

Evan & Phil

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On 12/23/2017 at 1:10 PM, FlightSimExpo said:

It is, and has always been, our hope that there will be a single flight simulation event that allows North American enthusiasts to connect...so, we hope that FlightSimExpo will take the place of FlightSimCon. We are working hard to ensure everyone knows that this is the only event created and supported by the flight simulation community.

Q: Why should it replace instead of add-to a proven entity?

Competition is actually a significant asset for performance, expansion of an industry, as well as diversity. It benefits all involved by demanding a streamlining of processes and product to compete. Consumers benefit by being given choice. Not all things benefit all people the same and therefore having choices can elevate and expand an entire industry. Competition also encourages the adoption of new ideas, products and services created in attempt to have a competitive advantage.

Speaking of Las Vegas....having personally worked in the Las Vegas market in the past, there are two kinds of mentality in the city: 1. Crush all competition, there should be only us. 2. Working together, even if your "piece of the pie" is the same (market share), actually grows the pie and everyone gains. The bottom line is an expansion of a market and a winning formula for all involved. Various business models and our freedom of choices in the US are the benchmark, nay hallmark, our our economy.

It already seems there will be diversity created due to having two flight sim conferences in 2018. They both seem to be attracting specific niches already, based on my research. I saw the FSCon has partnered with Cockpit-Fest (started in 1999), something that hasn't been done before. The FlightSim market is already expanding. There is room for all to play nice without the political mud slinging I have read.

As far as the "We are working hard to ensure everyone knows that this is the only event created and supported by the flight simulation community."  It is  my understanding that it was an enthusiast wihtin the community that started FSCon also and since both events already have support, this seems to be simply a biased falsity.

PS: Love the forum, I am happy, as a new FS enthusiast to have found it.

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On 12/22/2017 at 3:33 PM, paulbakeman said:

Does this take the place of the Flightsimcon or is that happening as well?

Paul

It looks like they are both happening. Got to love when you have a choice. (see my additional responses on the power of competition)

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I am still waiting to ensure that this will be a quality event. If it is I will almost certainly be going. I have zero intentions of going to Dallas. Nothing wrong with Dallas it's just I went to FlightSimCon last year and there is nothing special about Dallas. At least with it being in CT there were additional things for me to do before the event (Boston, NYC, the ocean, etc....)

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On 12/28/2017 at 6:04 AM, Bill Alderson said:

All registered and ready to go!  All I need now is some warmer weather....like the kind ya get in the month of June! :blink:

See you there Bill!  Just like the old days!  When was the first one for VATUSA??  90's sometime wasn't it? 

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10 hours ago, jturner said:

See you there Bill!  Just like the old days!  When was the first one for VATUSA??  90's sometime wasn't it? 

LOL!  Hey Jeff!  That you will!

Wow!  I think the VATUSA gig was something like 12 - 13 years ago?  Give or take about 5 years?  Is Mark still paying on that? ;)

It'll be good to see ya.

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Evan, Phil and Tom, What city do you have planned for 2019? Las Vegas again? Or what city? 

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I registered, and booked the rooms ,good line up  and hope PMDG are there  

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On 2/1/2018 at 0:14 AM, Flight SimCon said:

Hi Bill, Are you still an online flight simmer? 

I'm sure I'm still on the books at VATSIM but I haven't flown or controlled online for a few years now.  Kinda burned out. ;)

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I will see you there too Bill.  Looking forward to it.

Howard

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Just registered, flying in Friday night and I am looking forward to seeing everyone.  See you there.

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