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#1 thefarawaylife

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hello Everyone!

I'm hoping to collect an idea of where Otakon Attendees come from and how they travel. For the purpose of this poll I'm most interested in people coming from a few hours driving distance. I appreciate the help of anyone willing to take a second and answer!

What area are you coming from? Please choose the region that best describes your home and/or is within an hour commute.

1. Philadelphia, PA

2. Reading, PA

3. Harrisburg, PA

4. Brunswick, NJ

5. New York, NY

6. Hartford, CT

7. Baltimore, MD

8. Washington, DC

9.Richmond, VA

10. Other (Please Specify Based on largest city within an hour commute)

Also Please Include your Transport Method

1. Bus

2. Train

3. Carpool

4. Dropoff

5. Plane

6.Other


Thanks and I look forward to seeing your responses!

Edited by thefarawaylife, 28 February 2012 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

#1 and #3. Within an hour of Philly and drive by Car.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

#9 and #3 for me. I don't think there are too many others (at least I haven't come across any) from the central Va/metro Richmond area.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

For me it's gonna be #10 and #3. State College is pretty close to an hours drive for me. Going to be driving down to MD with family to visit relatives then will be dropped off for the days of convention.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

#10 & 3 for me. Nearest large city is either Winchester, VA or Cumberland, MD. Dunno which is larger, but both are an hour away.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

The closest city on this list that I live near is (8) Washington, DC...Though if you want to be slightly more specific I'm slightly more north and I'd say the next biggest town I live close to is Silver Spring, MD.

My family is often drop-offed (option 4) by my dad or uncle for the weekend of the con especially if we need to get there in the morning.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

What area are you coming from? Please choose the region that best describes your home and/or is within an hour commute.


Brunswick, NJ

Boston, MA

Baltimore, MD

South Carolina ( don't know the big cities there )

5 of us total at the moment.

Modes of transportation

Carpool, Bus, Plane

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

Area: #1 Philadelphia, PA (I live in Bear, DE so it's about 45 minutes away.)
Transportation: #3 Carpool (Makes more sense to have 1 driver, than 4 & have to pay for parking for each.)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

#8 and #3 for me...however I still live in Maryland, Germantown to be specific. Washington DC is closer than Baltimore for me though D:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

#9 and #3 for me. I don't think there are too many others (at least I haven't come across any) from the central Va/metro Richmond area.


Richmonder right here! So that makes me #9 and I'll probably be driving up.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

#10 - I am closer to Albany than to NYC.

#1 - Will probably be taking the train to NYC and then grabbing a Bolt bus to Baltimore.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Closest city to me is Boston, but I generally make my way down to Philly and carpool from there to Baltimore. I usually fly to Philly but as airline options have gotten more limited lately I will be looking at alternate transportation.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

#10 Boston, MA

#3 Carpooling with Friends - so much fun to play those road trip games.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

#10 carpooling from Norfolk, VA

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Hello Everyone!

I'm hoping to collect an idea of where Otakon Attendees come from and how they travel. For the purpose of this poll I'm most interested in people coming from a few hours driving distance. I appreciate the help of anyone willing to take a second and answer!

What area are you coming from? Please choose the region that best describes your home and/or is within an hour commute.



5. New York, NY

Literally. I live very close to New York's Penn Station.


Also Please Include your Transport Method


I either take the train, but last year I drove there, myself (had to go somewhere else right after Otakon). I might drive again this year.
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#16 dunno001

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

DC's not too far off; my complex offers a free shuttle to the local Metro station. Though... it might be less "local" after the silver line is finished.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

reading,pa and by car 4 hours total time from here to there
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

I live right in Baltimore City, it's about a 5 to 10 minute bus ride from where I live in Baltimore to the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

#1: 30 minutes away from Philly across the river in Jersey.

#3: Carpooling with friends.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

Philadelphia, PA and we usually carpool. My roommate and I usually have our friends meet up at our place in the city, then carpool down together, picking up friends in DE along the way.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

#7 and #3

I am 20 mins from Baltimore but stay at a hotel during the convention.
and #3 I guess if you would consider my fiance and I driving together a "carpool".

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Location 10: Cleveland, Ohio

Transportation: Not sure how to answer, I'll say 6 and 2: I'm driving myself out to Baltimore, and taking the train from the hotel to BCC
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Driving by car from Greensboro or Raleigh/Durham, NC. (I live equally far from both.)
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

I suppose #3 Harrisburg would be closest (York PA). I drive down.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:09 AM

8# Washington D.C (about fifteen minutes away)

For transportation it's going to be either a mix of bus and train or a drop-off. It might actually be both this year.

From my current home it was a forty-five minute drive and I believe an hour and fifteen minutes for the bus/train. The new place I'm moving to in about a month is about five minutes from D.C. though so while the drive might not change the train/bus definitely will. D:

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:34 PM

# 1 and #3

Hopefully, the 3 hour drive won`t be such a strain.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

5, 5
Although NYC is about a 9 hour drive from Buffalo..

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

#7 and #3

I may leave my car home this year, and take the city bus. The #8 line takes me straight to the hotel that I am staying at, and a few blocks from the convention center. No parking fees for me! :P
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

Coming from Washington, DC

I take both the Bus and Train

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

8 & 3, though not really a "carpool" because I'm soloing it (as of right now). Not that many from my area need a ride I guess.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

10. Other: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is closer then Harrisburg. & 3. Carpool

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

#1 and #3 for us. My last pickup lives relatively close to a road leading to I95, so we have a wonderfully easy drive right down I95 South. After 7 years I have finally refined my route as much as possible

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

Coming from Bristol, VA/TN (technically a city, though a small one). Closest large cities would be Roanoke, VA, (about an hour and a half away) and on Tennessee side, Johnson City/Kingsport (30 minutes to an hour) or Knoxville (roughly 2 hours away). I'll be driving all the way with my friends.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

Allentown, PA, I usually take the bus.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

Philadelphia and I will be taken Amtrak.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

Number 7 and Number 6 - The Metro! Or if I stay at a hotel (like this year) I just walk down to the convention center.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

By car from the metro Detroit area. It's a ten-hour (ish) drive = )

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

I am dead between Wilmington and Baltimore
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

Hi OP,

Out of curiosity, can you please elaborate your reason for wanting to collect this data?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

#5 and #3, Drove to Newark, NJ from Hackettstown, NJ to pick up 3 friends (1 hour drive), then drove to Baltimore from Newark, me with my lead foot I managed to down to Baltimore in 3 and half hours

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

This past year I day tripped - normally I stay at the con.

#8 and sort of #3 - no carpool...just solo.
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