$209.00 Fri. September 28th
$239.00 Sat September 29th
$448.00 -Total (not counting credit card processing, room tax & resort fees)
If you get a MorrisonCon double (aka "Polarity Package") and split a room with a friend you're looking at:
$550.00 - MorrisonCon pass & lodging
$21.46 - Eventbrite credit card & ticket processing
$29.00 - Hard Rock room tax & resort fees
Programming starts on Friday and ends Sunday evening... so (doing the math) the con itself would be less than $50 a day. Spendy, true, but not completely outrageous.
And as Grant said, it's a boutique event, not designed to generate money renting out tables to exhibitors flea market style or by jamming as many bodies through the front door as possible. With all of us staying together in the same hotel, the small attendance, and all the late, late, late night stuff going on at the Hard Rock's nightclub just for MorrisonCon attendees I kind of see it kind of like an awesome summer camp for folks who like great comics and the cool people who make them. And just to make it extra awesomely-ridiculous, we're even hosting a Sunday morning breakfast (laugh)!
By the end, everyone will have a truly mind-blowing time creating something really unique together. And best of all. I think Grant, Kirsten, Ron, myself and everyone else who are in attendance are all going to make some amazing new friends at this thing! True, it's pretty non-traditional. Some folks will love the different approach to comic conventions, others not so much. Personally I love it.