serenitydeath, on 30 March 2012 - 05:38 AM, said:
What about somewhere like the Petersen Event Center in Oakland, though its up a huge hill, or look at one of the hotels in Oakland to host it?
It's been said before, but I'll say it again; neither of the three hotels are adequate enough for Tekko.
For your consideration, just looking at the schedule, this year had eleven
rooms with live programming in it. This 11 does not include RPG/CCG, Video Games, Dealers, Artists Alley, Art Show and/or Model Competition, Bag Check, Manga Library or any staff operations rooms. In total, they housed over 3700 people.
-The Hilton Garden Inn has 10 rooms, and their max capacity is 593.
-The Holiday Inn University Center has 7 rooms; max size 692
-The Residence Inn University Center only has 3 rooms, totaling 98 people.
Neither of these are close to each other, nor are they near the Petersen Events Center or Fitzgerald Field House, each of which could hold the 1,000 people needed for concerts and whatnot. Hell, even if the three combined into one super hotel robot 「かんせい
」 it still would not fit Tekko's needs, because there's only room for 1/3 of the con's attendees.
Now don't get me wrong, Tekko in Oakland/CMU would be the Greatest Thing Ever, but the chances of it actually happening are nil. Sangawa or KKF, maybe, but Tekko is unpossible.