PodcasterCon Updates

PodcasterCon is getting closer! [Jan. 7, 2006] Here is a bunch of info I’ve put up on the PodcasterCon blog and wiki recently.

Reserved Hotel Rooms
We have a block of rooms reserved at a local hotel for PodcasterCon. I sent an email to all the people who’ve registered – as of Nov.23, 2005 – and checked they need help finding a place to stay. If you havn’t registered please do. REGISTER FOR PODCASTERCON HERE. Here is the hotel info:

Hampton Inn Chapel Hill
1740 Fordham Blvd.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27514
United States
Tel: +1-919-968-3000
Fax: +1-919-929-0322

The rooms are available for $79 a night. Don’t forget to mention our group name – PodcasterCon – when making a reservation. They claim to have WiFi. 🙂

The hotel is about 3 miles from the event site. We plan on picking up a group from the hotel the morning of the event and taking people back to the hotel later in the day. So please let me know where you end up staying. More info as we get closer to January 7 – PODCASTERCON 2006!

Big mad props to Mur Lafferty and Ryan Ireland for help with the hotels! 😀

Airport Info
The closest airport to UNC, where we’re having PodcasterCon, is RDU – Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It’s about 30 minutes drive from UNC. GSO – Piedmont Triad International Airport – is about one hour from UNC. CLT – Charlotte Douglas International Airport – is about three hours from UNC.

There are no quick and cheap public transportation options from RDU to UNC. There is a regional bus. Go to ridetta.org. It could take an hour to get from RDU to UNC, plus a fair amount of confusion if you take the bus.

Check with the hotel you are staying at and see if they offer shuttle service. Any local folks who are willing to pick up people at the airport let us know in the comments.

If anyone needs a ride post your arrival time here, airline, and cell number to hook up with people to share a cab. A cab ride from RDU to UNC will be about $30.

New Wiki
I just finished installing a new wiki for PodcasterCon. All the old information is there from the old one. This wiki uses the MediaWiki software and should be more robust. In case you hadn’t noticed the old wiki was acting up.

Here is the new URL. www.podcastercon.org/share/ Please update your bookmarks, but all the old ones should redirect to the new pages. All the most up-to-date info about PodcasterCon will be posted there. Get ready for more info on how you can add to it before and DURING PodcasterCon2006! (Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.)

Other Hotels
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC
919-933-2001
www.carolinainn.com
$165/night
Complimentary WiFi- High Speed Wireless Internet Access in public areas. A classy hotel right next to campus and only a few minutes walk to the conference.

Siena Hotel
1505 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC
(800) 223-7379
www.sienahotel.com
$195/night
Italian style accomodations within walking distance of the conference.

Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
1301 N Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-2171
$80/night
www.hichapelhill.com

Days Inn
1312 N Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-3090
Free Wireless High Speed Internet
Days Inn Chapel Hill

Best Western Inn
1310 Raleigh Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 932-3000
$70/night
Free high-speed wireless Internet service
Best Western

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
1 Europa Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 968-4900
$135/night
SMART rooms have internet access. A business style hotel with all of the amenities.
www.sheratonchapelhill.com