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Sgia 2011

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by BLC411, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. BLC411

    BLC411 New Member

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    I'm headed to SGIA 2011 (New Orleans) this year and I'm wondering if anyone has any good suggestions as far as hotel accommodations, entertainment, etc... while I'm there. My last hotel left much to be desired and I'm by no means picky. I'd also like to hear if anyone else will be going this year and what products and equipment people are going to be checking out. I visited the show back in 2009 and skipped last years show hoping it would be in a different city this year, but it looks like it's back to the Big Easy! Suggestions and input would be great much appreciated.
     
  2. BLC411

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    hmmmm...

    This is my first post as a new member of the community and so far I'm astounded by the replies just flooding in... Is there something I'm missing or a trick I need to learn?
     
  3. sar bossier

    sar bossier Very Active Member

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  4. sar bossier

    sar bossier Very Active Member

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    BTW ... Greetings from NORTHWEST Louisiana!
     
  5. WrapperX

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    Some threads are just more appealing then others.

    As for SGIA I don't know to much about it. But New Orleans is a tricky place - some places are really nice - French Quarter, Historic Distircts, etc - but be weary in the evening, it can be dangerous and get unpleasant very quickly! During the day its a great place to be. I guess the question is what do you expect from your hotel? And what do you want to do that is in proximity to your hotel? I stayed at the Olivier which is right off Bourbon St. - great location if you want to get to the party real quick. But for you - you probably want something closer to the Convention...so it's hard telling you what to look for with out knowing what you want.
     
  6. WrapperX

    WrapperX Active Member

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    :roflmao:
     
  7. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Premium Subscriber

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    welcome from Denver. Not going back to SGIA until it's back in Vegas, and i can stay at my paris hotel in my normal room overlooking the strip.

    until then..........!
     
  8. cajun312

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    They have hotels close by the convention center. Also a bunch at the end of Canal Street.
    All within walking distance of the French Quarter, but I wouldn't walk alone at night. Two blocks from the French Quarter and you are in a different world.
    Motels with normal prices would be in Metarie, about a 15 minute drive to the convention center.
    I'm glad I'm close enough to drive there in the morning and return home that night.

    This sort of shows you areas you will want to avoid.

    http://media.nola.com/graphics/other/OrleansParishMurders.swf
     
  9. petesign

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    My wife and I went last year for our anniversary. We stayed in a nice bed and breakfast. The rate was very competitive, and we could walk to the trolley. If you want to experience a little more of new orleans, it's a good route to go.
     
  10. BLC411

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  11. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

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    OK Who's going? I will be there for some negotiations.

    If there is enough of us or any interest we could arrange a reception or whatever.

    Anyone going to any of the receptions? Awards? etc...pm me let me know.
     
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