While Nashville’s hotels are certainly not suffering right now, all costs of attending conventions tend to go into making it possible to host them at all. For instance, if we didn’t book hotel room blocks, our rental of the space would not be discounted, so your room helps make the venue possible to be used.
Your registration fees are the direct lifeblood of the event, alongside the dealer’s table fees. This funding helps pay for our amazing Con Suite and all the other resources (guest costs, A/V, materials, promotion, this beautiful website…) and such.
Currently, nobody is paid to help run Hypericon, but if we’re ever big enough to need to pay someone, you can bet they’re going to be working hard for you every day.