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On January 29, 2014 2:15:15 PM PST, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak  wrote:

But the Largest US Cities are generally not on the coast (which does not  make your statement 

Of the 7 cities listed, only two of them are not international ports, with container ships 
arriving/departing on a daily basis. 

In fact, if I list the top 20, there is a very small number on the coast.

More than 40% of the US population lives in either BosWash or SanSan.  
(Something else they have in common, is that both are one earthquake away from being completely 
obliterated from the map.)

smallest  average travel distance, you pick the middle of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio).

Shortest distance does not correlate with "easiest to get to".  
SanSan residents will go through Atlanta.
BosWash residents will go through either Detroit or Chicago.
Fly-over country residents will probably go through both Denver and Chicago.

1. Easy / cheap air fare to the location
2. Affordable lodging and food

Affordable lodging means going during the off season.
Cheap airfare means getting either a 90 day or 180 day APEX fare.

Also consider that rail is a viable alternative in BosWash.  


Something I've missed in the conversation is:
* Roughly how many people are the organizers planning for?
* How many days will it last?

* Of those that might be going, is there a geographic  centre that might be more appropriate?
A while ago I saw something that implied that there was an extremely large cluster of LibO users in 
Puget Sound.

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