There is no direct public transport from the hotel to the two main airports, sorry. If you can rent a car or afford an taxi, please share if at all possible. There is a ridesharing thread on the MEEHU group on FetLife.
If you hire a taxi, be very careful. Taxi companies in Chicago tend to be rather cut-throat. It is not unheard of for taxi drivers to claim to be a company who’d been called for a reservation and then jack up the price because they were not in fact the taxi company that had been called. Don’t accept rides from people at the airport who claim to be taxi, limo, or shuttle drivers: pick up a taxi at the marked taxi stands.
Taxis should run you about 40 to 60 dollars from O’Hare to the hotel in Glendale Heights. Most legit taxi drivers will let you add a passenger for an extra $2.00, so you can split that up. Just ask them when you call so you can be sure.
American Taxi is by far the most inexpensive shuttle service out here.
American Coach Limo company
Here are some things you should bring:
Bring, if feasible, some spare towels. The hotel of course has towels but when as many people are using them as we will be, they can run out.
A good attitude.
Here are some things to expect:
Please note that the Con does not officially take over the third floor of the Hotel until 3 PM on Friday afternoon. Members of the general public MAY BE PRESENT until Friday afternoon. They may be late – you know how people are – so PLEASE act accordingly and be considerate of the fact that non-attendees may be on the con floor until late Friday afternoon.
Also, members of the general public may be in rooms directly below us during the entire Con. PLEASE keep room parties to a reasonable volume level.
Note that HypnosisEnthusiast will be giving his amazing stage hypnosis show on Friday night. While we encourage everyone who’s interested to attend, space will be limited as the Con is restricted to the third floor of the hotel so the room is only as big as it is.
The Unconference space will also be available for impromptu fun and of course MEEHU people are always capable of coming up with something interesting to do. Please plan accordingly!
The MEEHU Schedule Grid is up and available for viewing! Please note that the schedule will be changing up to and during the con as more people have more cool ideas!
MEEHU Schedule Grid: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag8TlVPHQTqCdEZSUUFZRnk2TGRkcTRsYTFqWjJ0UFE&usp=sharing
Classes, Presenters, the actual schedule and the “Who’s Coming When?” are all on separate tabs, which you view by clicking on their names at the bottom of the screen. Don’t forget to add yourself to the “Who’s Coming When?” list – just put in your name, and tell everybody when you’ll be there!
Food will be served during the Con – it is included in your registration fee!
Here is a tentative schedule of meals. It is subject to change.
Friday Lunch: You are on your own.
Friday Supper: Pizza party! (With salad and other options.)
Saturday Breakfast: The hotel will provide us a breakfast buffet bar. Please do NOT eat in the regular breakfast buffet bar across from the front desk. We will have our own special buffet.
Saturday Lunch: Sandwiches and vegetarian option, probably sushi from Mitsuwa Marketplace which is awesome.
Saturday Supper: Barbeque Ribs, trimmings, and a taco-salad-bar option for vegetarians.
Sunday Breakfast: The hotel will provide us a breakfast buffet bar. Please do NOT eat in the regular breakfast buffet bar across from the front desk. We will have our own special buffet.
Sunday Lunch: A salad bar plus possible mystery special yummy option.
Sunday Supper: We will all go out to a restaurant, possibly the German-oriffic Schnitzel Platz which is down the road from the hotel.
The Con needs several volunteers to assist with setup, food service, door and registration duty. It’s a great way to meet people, get involved with the Con, and give back to the community.
To learn more, see this Google document, which shows the schedule and lists the volunteer positions:
12 Hours of volunteering will get you free admission to MEEHU. This must include at least 2 hours of door/registration duty. Volunteers also have priority for any available Con-provided sleeping space. If you’d like to volunteer, please email email@example.com with your availability (What can you do? What can’t you do?) Thank you!
Please note that MEEHU scholarship applications are now closed. If you put in an application and have not heard, you are still being considered, but no more applications can be accepted.
Please note that there are still Volunteer positions which need filling, and volunteers get free admission in exchange for at least 12 hours of volunteer labor. See the “Volunteer Opportunities” post for more information!
MEEHU has accepted Marc Cabot’s request to withdraw as one of the con’s primary organizers. While Marc (aka dreamsofcontrol) will still be assisting with logistics and operations, due to other commitments he will not be able to participate in the con’s administration. Inquiries about con-related matters should be directed to HypnoMaestro, Mephki, MissIsis, or HypnoInamorata. Thanks!