I can contact the museum over the weekend, and I'll look into some additional venues in DC.
I've been to Caltech, but I never really went into many of the rooms (I visited the campus for about 30 minutes, sorry for not knowing much)
and, unfortunately I have not been to nats before I was planning to go this year (my family loves vegas) but I chose not to go, I don't want to pay a ton and not get very far in the competition.
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I don't have much visibility into your undoubtedly very hard work and dedication. Best is for you to work with Bob and Tim, and surface your interest in helping out to them. I can't really help, as I don't interact with east coast cubers that much these days.
With regard to New York venues, there are two main issues: venue cost, travel cost. Venue cost, in that I think it's really hard to find something reasonably priced. If you know of one, let me know. But really, I think the problem will be hotel. Every damn hotel in New York City is something like $400 a night. It's pretty absurd there.
For example, look at the cost of hotel at this year's nationals in Vegas. $50 a night! (Probably $60 when all is said and done with taxes)... but it's cheaper than Ohio. So that's something to strongly consider, at $300 a night, or even at $200 a night for the hotel, hotel is going to cost more than the plane ticket.
But again, I'd love to have you help out, but I don't have much visibility into your work so please work with Bob and Tim to accomplish what you want.
We aren't having a competition in one single hotel room bro. You have to be consistent with the numbers you compare. Hotel rooms in Vegas are ~$60. Hotel rooms in New York City are in the hundreds. Tyson said nothing about how much the venue costs. However, my experience living in NYC tells me that it will be wallet murder.
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