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Jun. 26th, 2009 | 11:54 am
posted by: akatonbo in icanhascosplay

What do you know, when I looked in my email from last August I had confirmations for everything after all.

We got two rooms on the website right after the dates were announced and one through the Otakon hotel line when it opened four days later. As we got all the reservations and we're just two to a room on account of Andrea being the world's lightest sleeper, the con rate room is ours; the other two are still only $199/night before tax because the Days is made of awesome. We've got Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

It shouldn't be difficult to add other names to the two-room reservation (whoever is likely to get there first, mostly). As far as payment goes, what I'd prefer is if we can get the two-room reservation switched to somebody else's plastic and that person coordinate payment arrangements for everything however they like; otherwise, I'd either have to ask for payment in advance or borrow from Andrea until I get everyone's share, because I get paid ON that Friday and cannot make a deposit of cash/checks that other people give me in Maryland, so if I'm handling more than just our room then I need money in my bank account before we take off.

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i am not cinna the conspirator

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from: mithrigil
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
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According to the website it's actually $173 instead of $199, though either is still good.

And that's a good plan. It can't be my plastic since it's been used the last two times. But it's less a problem than we think. Once we know who it's to be transferred to we'll negotiate the funds for the eight of us on the other side, and you can drop the room on J.

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Plotinus tl;dr Anon

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from: mullenkamp
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, $173 being the usual going rate for the Days now? The receipt she had clearly stated $199 per night... but I suppose with the economy crashing and burning, it would make sense if they dropped their rates.

(For the record, I feel like such a dope. I was looking through my email and going "Where are those receipts for the hotel rooms? I know they have to be in here somewhere..." ...And turns out I never made any of them. -_-)

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i am not cinna the conspirator

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from: mithrigil
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's what I figured. It's been a year after all.

Incidentally, I think I'll try for the recording in a few hours, and did you see the new East? Better?

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Plotinus tl;dr Anon

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from: mullenkamp
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
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*has a look again, since it came in while I was at work* ...You know, it's more accurate for the sprite, but the previous version was really gorgeous, so I'm kind of torn. ;)

And yay recording! Still need to figure out what dialogue to use as the west is attacking, but as that can always be dropped in later, maybe I'll just go ahead and record Monday. (Because, uh, thin walls in the apartment and people tend to be home on weekends.)

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i am not cinna the conspirator

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from: mithrigil
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I'll bring both. I think I'd rather use the new one though, just to balance it out.

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Plotinus tl;dr Anon

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from: mullenkamp
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
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*nods* New version looks more like a soldier, old version looks like it should be someone fancier. Just... pretty! :D

Ultros has his hind tentacles, by the way, and I just got the stuff for his teeth... and Locke is largely done except for redoing a bit of beadwork, sewing patches on his gloves (purchased like two hours ago), and making him a necklace with many keys. (Also I made Ralse a little more blingtastic with some dangly charms on the chain that holds his robes closed. :D) I'm honestly shocked that we've gotten all this stuff done...

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i am not cinna the conspirator

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from: mithrigil
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh god we are going to own, so much, so very much.

Blingtasticism for the win, I say.

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Plotinus tl;dr Anon

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from: mullenkamp
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Indeed! It just seemed like that chain of Ralse's looked too plain, and I just HAD to dress it up. He needs all the bling he can get. And Locke is definitely not without his own bling (especially if we go back to Michael's and get even more keys in metallic colors instead of just black), he's got (not-so)random bracelets and stuff. We're gonna blind EVERYONE.

Also, labtech is not contributing voices this time, but we're tentatively planning to do the construction on Ultros's frame as our family 4th of July celebration or something, since he apparently wanted a chance to try out Dad's power tools. XD

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i am not cinna the conspirator

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from: mithrigil
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Labtech is a saint and I do believe I STILL owe him cookies.

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Plotinus tl;dr Anon

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from: mullenkamp
date: Jun. 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Heheh, I was totally just intending to do it myself, honestly, but then I heard he was itching to try out the tools, and I suppose everything will be even faster now. ;)

And hmmmm, yeah, I think you do, unless neither of you mentioned it...

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Gustave XIII "The Steel"

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from: red_mage_jerry
date: Jun. 27th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
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I can take the rooms onto my card, but if and ONLY if I have cheques in hand from everyone involved at least a week and change before the con - if I don't have this, it's entirely possible they'll bounce it back to your card, or even put us (not you and andrea) in the situation of needing to be at the con by 4pm or risk being cancelled on.

ED: I have confirmation from the people taking the third room that premailing a cheque is no problem, ditto Mith.

You need to add my name ("Gerald W. Farmer, Jr.") to the two rooms, and then I can call and have them put onto my card. I'm also going to try and haggle with them, since we're getting all kinds of different numbers for the price.

Call/IM/Text/e-mail when you've added my name and I'll take it from there.

-- J

Edited at 2009-06-27 05:20 am (UTC)

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Gustave XIII "The Steel"

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from: red_mage_jerry
date: Jun. 28th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
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Okay, just got off the phone with the Days Inn.

- Rooms are not charged until we actually check in.
I say that the best thing to do is to simply add my name and Carrie's name (Cara Wood) to the reservation, one on each room. That way we can each check in as we arrive. If I can get cheques from Mith or Linden beforehand, that would be a great help.

Also, they jack their rates by 33% for Otakon. I'm thinking that a different hotel might be in order for next year - maybe have one person go to the Hyatt and one to the Days Inn and compare, or something.

It also indicates to me a way to determine when Otakon is for next year: look for the weekend where the Days Inn jacks its rates. We should pursue this in the coming days *sinister*

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