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Old 01-18-2007, 10:03 AM   #26
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Naggindragon, your hotel expenses would be separate. We're negotiating an excellent rate with the hotel, and you can always arrange to share a room with a fellow Leaper to cut hotel costs.

To convert to Australian dollars (or any other currency), just Google the words "currency converter" -- there are a bunch of sites that will convert any money amount using today's exchange rates.

We're still working on the installment payment details and will have full information for you guys very shortly!

And finally...we'd like very much to set up ticket sales exactly 2 years out (March 27, 2007) but it depends on whether we can get all our ducks in a row by that time. As you can imagine, there's a lot of paperwork and technical stuff to be ironed out before we go "live." Stay tuned to the website -- we'll announce "opening day" well in advance.

Thanks for your interest! Looking forward to seeing you at the con.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:27 AM   #27
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We gotta buy tickets to get into this convention! Say it ain't so!? although there is plently of time to get past my currenty money trouble I am still scared now.

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And finally...we'd like very much to set up ticket sales exactly 2 years out (March 27, 2007)
Oh no, no no no no! not now Kristen and I can't buy tickets right this second!(and ovbiously I mean this month near this date when I say right this second).

to quote Fred in Scooby Doo the movie
"talk me down man, talk me down!"
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:25 AM   #28
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Not to worry...the March 27 date unfortunately (fortunately?) isn't going to happen. We're still in the process of setting up the legal stuff and the bank account, so it'll be a while before tickets go on sale. And there'll be plenty of advance notice for everyone.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:36 PM   #29
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definatly fortunatly in my case hehe! thank you Carol for the info. that makes me feel a little better. I can breath again now.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:47 PM   #30
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Not to worry...the March 27 date unfortunately (fortunately?) isn't going to happen. We're still in the process of setting up the legal stuff and the bank account, so it'll be a while before tickets go on sale. And there'll be plenty of advance notice for everyone.
I'm actually quite relieved about this. I want to be able to get a ticket as soon as they go on sale, but my monetary situation at the moment isn't the greatest - I've only got about half the money I might need. So take as long as you'd like.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:12 PM   #31
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Any updates on dates of first ticket sales? Just wondering...
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:49 PM   #32
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Unfortunately not yet. We're still working out the details of forming a non-profit corporation before tickets can go on sale. We have a lawyer who is working on it in his very little free time. Should be after the summer, I'm guessing/hoping.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:06 AM   #33
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So what are the optional methods of purchasing tickets? Will there be a way to do it online or by phone or what?
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:21 PM   #34
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So what are the optional methods of purchasing tickets? Will there be a way to do it online or by phone or what?
We're anticipating that ticket sales are going to be mostly online. We'll let you know about other payment details once we open ticket sales.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:58 PM   #35
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ok great thanks Emma and please let us know what the website is.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #36
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When the tickets are release for sale, you will be able to buy them through our main convention site at www.leapback2009.com.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:48 PM   #37
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:35 AM   #38
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I know this is a question that has been asked many times before (and that I'm one of the people who has asked, for which I apologize) but are you any closer to knowing ticket prices and when they go on sale? I'm asking because I somehow managed to get my hands on some extra cash, and I want to put aside money for a ticket so I don't accidentally spend it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:52 AM   #39
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Emma, Judy and Maryse will be meeting with the hotel staff towards the end of this month. We should have some more concrete info for everyone by early June. Stay tuned!

I know it may seem like nothing is happening, or that we're dragging our feet, but all the T's have to be crossed and the I's dotted before we open ticket sales. It is taking longer than we had anticipated. I'm personally hoping we can get this all resolved by the end of the summer. Cross your fingers!
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #40
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I know it may seem like nothing is happening, or that we're dragging our feet, but all the T's have to be crossed and the I's dotted before we open ticket sales. It is taking longer than we had anticipated. I'm personally hoping we can get this all resolved by the end of the summer. Cross your fingers!
My apologies if I seem a little impatient. Who wouldn't be, with a convention like this to look forward to! Given how it's growing into something much larger than anyone originally expected, I'm not surprised it's taking awhile. I'll just have to hide this money from myself so I don't accidentally spend it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:45 PM   #41
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Personally, I'm happier that ticket sales haven't started yet. From the attendees' point of view, we have lots of time. I would prefer to buy a ticket closer to the event. A year and a half before the con is still a long time.

But I've been much enjoying hearing all the bits of news about the convention planning progress!
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #42
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My apologies if I seem a little impatient. Who wouldn't be, with a convention like this to look forward to! Given how it's growing into something much larger than anyone originally expected, I'm not surprised it's taking awhile. I'll just have to hide this money from myself so I don't accidentally spend it.
Nah, you don't seem at all impatient, Jamie. We're trying to keep you all in the loop as much as possible; everything is kind of in limbo at the moment as we wait to hear about various legal matters, and we're in the final stages of our contract negotiations with the convention hotel.

As Carol says, we're hoping that June will be the month that sees us moving forward with our convention plans. We're so determined that we want to do this right, we don't want to jump in before everything is ready.

Squirrel that money away somewhere safe, and hopefully, you'll have the opportunity to spend it in the upcoming weeks!

Snish, we're planning all sorts of things do keep you all updated - a column on the site detailing all the behind-the-scenes info, and PQL are now doing podcasts, the second of which features our own Maryse, committee member and graphic designer extraordinaire! You can hear the podcast here: http://www.projectquantumleap.com/podcasts.htm.

We toyed with the idea of photos of the planning process, but figured that pictures of the committee members sitting at their laptops wearing pyjamas and eating chocolate (and that's just King!Brian) wouldn't be that interesting.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:20 AM   #43
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I was wondering how the installment process will work pertaining to the payment of the tickets??? I will travel all the way from South Africa to attend this convention (and ironically, the convention happens to be two days before my birthday!!! B-) and therefore I need to finalise some arrangements regarding payments well in advance (such as applying for a travel visa, etc.). Unfortunately, the currency rate between the South African Rand and the US Dollar is rather unpredictable and the price of the tickets are very expensive when converted to SA Rand. However, I am able to pay for the tickets in installments and would like to start the process as soon as possible. Can anyone help???

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I was wondering how the installment process will work pertaining to the payment of the tickets??? Unfortunately, the currency rate between the South African Rand and the US Dollar is rather unpredictable and the price of the tickets are very expensive when converted to SA Rand. However, I am able to pay for the tickets in installments and would like to start the process as soon as possible. Can anyone help???

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Hello Carmen,

Although I am not a part of that committee, I can probably say that this team will accomodate you to the best of their ability. They're a pretty awesome group.

We look forward to your attendence and know a flight from South Africa will be long for you but the end result will be magical!

Sorry about the currency rate but you are one of two countries on this planet our dollar beats! We need the excitement.

Looking forward to your sunny face next year.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #45
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When I saw the date for the tickets I PANICKED!!! It's only a couple of days before I flyout to Vanocuver for another convention and all my money is tied up in that. If the tickets are paid in installments it would be so cool.

It would be easy for me to pay the rest a couple of weeks after I got back.
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I was wondering how the installment process will work pertaining to the payment of the tickets??? Carmen
We hope you can attend, however we are not offering an installment plan. As you can imagine, managing an installment plan for over 500 people would be impossible. We do have a lower priced ticket (only $119 USD) that is the most manageable for many budgets. That gets you in for the entire weekend to all the basic functions. Of course we do have add-on events still in the planning.

We apologize for the inconvenience and definitely hope you can make it in 2009!
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #47
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oh dear! I don't know what I'm going to do now!
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No installment plan? Shoot... This is going to be cutting it very close here; I'm starting a job soon, and I'll probably get my first paycheck right around the time of payment. Hmm... How many of the Diamond tickets are available? I'm going to try to work something out.
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We're estimating about 48 places in the diamond section.

Sorry about the installment plan, or lack therof. When we first created ticket prices, they were very high and a payment plan was going to be necessary. But now that we have slashed them nearly in half from what we announced, we felt many people would be able to better afford the ticket all at once.
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I don't have a problem with the price it's just the timing is not so good. Fingers crossed I should have the money in time.

Then I need a travel buddy and someone to share a room with.
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