roundtop wrote: mermaid_princess wrote:
Hi! Everyone, please try and remember that attending a Con with a child, or children, is a different experience than going on your own or with friends. We need someplace our kids can rest when they get tired, someplace easy to get to and from as they will want to come and go frequently, and rooming with others is rarely an option as these are children. Rooming with others doesn't work for either party. These are current and future gamers, consumers, so it would really behoove GenCon to have a special housing block for those attending with kids. It just makes fiscal sense.
hi there,I have a kid myself. That said, it doesn't make fiscal sense. Hotel room space downtown is at a premium, and will sell out regardless. So the fiscal argument is gone.
Not only that, but no way you could supply enough rooms for families with kids downtown without impacting the rest of the supply.
Heck, the arguments about ada rooms alone should give you an idea how crazy it can it.
Would I want a dt room with a kid? Yes. With my kid? Yes. But would I ask for special privileges, no. If I get a dt room great! If not, I just have to budget that in.
Yes, it does make it much easier to be DT with children, but children are not disabilities, they are responsibilities that we chose to take on as parents. There should not be preferential treatment for us because we had kids. You know how many attendees would be hooking up in Mar-Apr every year to have a kid in time for Gen Con housing? I kid, of course, but do not treat children like a burden, even though I am sure it was not the posters intent, it is how the post comes off.
I am grateful I get to take my son to Gen Con again this year, and hopefully every year for the foreseeable future. With or without a DT room, you have to make the best of your situation. Look at the positive experiences you will have with your children, not the negative ones.