After some discussion with fellow Haveners, a better option may be simply carpooling.
At around $150 to drive there and back in a 30mpg vehicle it may be simpler, easier, and cheaper to just drive ourselves. The plan would be to find enough people willing to drive to fit all our gear in 1-2 cars and people in the other vehicles.
If 4-5 people are to a car the cost of gas split between them would be about $40. That plus entrance fee, food, and emergency funds...that cuts the cost per person going to Rag to around $200. Which is about as cheap as this event is going to come.
If we decide to do group dinners, where everyone chips in for groceries, we could cut the cost even more. And assuming your "emergency funds" are in an accessible bank account the cost could be theoretically less.
At this point we need to decide what everyone wants to do so myself and Kairi can begin figuring things out.
1. Get a ride with Kurai's bus/other
2. Rent vans
3. Drive ourselves
4. Fly a dragon...
"Or I will Moderator all your butts laugh do a little dance and eat a scone"