2017 F.U.N. Convention.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by saltysam-1, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    It is that time of year to get your reservations in for the 2017 F.U.N. Convention. Who is going and where do you plan to stay? It's always good to have a list of our site's attendees and the dates of their stay. I'll be there for the entire show, Wednesday through Sunday. I'm torn between the Marriott and the Hilton. The Hilton is walking distance, .3 of a mile to the convention facility. It has a pool but is on the inter-coastal waterway. The Marriott is oceanfront, right on the beach, and also has a pool. (Just a little over one mile to the convention hall but has public transportation outside their front door). I need to cancel one reservation by the end of this month. Share your thoughts and if you plan to attend.
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Thanks to Larry @ldhair I'll be attending the NGC Luncheon as his guest on Saturday. I live across the state in Ft. Myers, and it's less than 3 hours driving time so I'm only planning to stay that day.

    I'll be taking some things with me to sell if I get the right price, so I might even make the short drive north on I-95 to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood.

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  4. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    I'll be there but don't know where to stay yet.
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I wouldn't take too long to make reservations. This is the first year in the Ft. Lauderdale area since 2004 or so, and it is the height of the tourist season.

  6. blu62vette

    blu62vette Member

    Try booking through the FUNtopics site, the negotiate good rates if they are not booked up yet.
  7. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    The best time I ever had associated with numismatics was at FUN a few years back. Alas, not to be this time.
  8. charlietig

    charlietig Well-Known Member

    I'd say oceanfront if it were me :)
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll be hanging out at the Hilton. It's going to be a cool show.
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I just ask Dena if she would let us in. I'm sure she is going to ask us to behave. Such a cool lady.
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Will my RV fit in the convention center? I'm driving down this year and staying at a local campground (maybe). I hope I can take a dragger (small car in tow) but not sure yet. Hence the question.....will an 31 foot RV fit into the convention center? And what's the traffic like in down town 'Lauderdale?
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  12. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    With the steady stream of campers and RV's the tourists bring to town, I would expect them to have room somewhere for you. They accommodate buses and such, why not RV's. Now if you are talking about an overnight stay with hook-ups, I would bet the reservation number could help you Green. I would think many of the public beach areas and local public parks must have something. There are many close by.
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Can we stay with you in the RV?
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  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I thought you were stayin' at the Hilton Larry.......LOL. :)
  15. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Good, because this thing (RV) is like one. Class 'C', but still quite large.
  16. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    That sounds like one of my neighbors. When it is parked out in front of his house, you loose track and forget which is which.
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  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Only 7 weeks away.
  18. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    The time to make reservations was months ago. I'd be surprised if there were a lot of rooms left. Book them now!

    I will not be going to FUN this year. Ft. Lauderdale is too far to drive, and I don't want the expense and hassle of flying. Rather than spend a thousand bucks on plane tickets and hotels, I think I'll just attend the auction electronically and spend it there. I really enjoy going to FUN and will miss everyone.

    Next year is back to Orlando, I think, so I'll be there.
  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    ah, tax season, perhaps the Summer FUN
  20. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I have a few paper currency items I wish to sell. Being there is a necessity.
  21. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I like Orlando the best but it looks like it's in Tampa in 2018
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