Celebration III

Discussion in 'Edmonton, AB' started by fingthething, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  2. fingthething Jedi Master

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    Okay people, its crunch time. Its almost one year away from Celebration III and as such, hotels will be going on sale in the next two weeks. It is very important to book as soon as they are available. I waited for them to go 'On Sale' last time when I went to CII and I was out side city limits spending $40 american on a cab there and back!

    The first step we need to do is find out exactly how many rooms we need. We need to know who is in and who is out. After we know how many are coming we can work on transportation (how we're going, and which way, and who we're picking up on the way).

    But it all comes down to one final roll call which Everyone that wants a room with the bulk of Edmontooine must post here ASAP so that rooms can be book. Im going to post a thread on Vancouver and Victoria to see who is interested in staying with us and possibly traveling with us.

    So once again If you are in 'for sure' post now so that rooms can be book in the next two weeks
  3. banana Jedi Master

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  4. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    Faye and I are in for sure. Kit is probably coming but it depends on her mothers mood. Either way it's a double.
  5. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  6. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm in, I need one room for me and some friends. I'm thinking that if we book rooms now we can always cancel them if we can get better prices when they release the blocked rooms.
  7. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I can reserve my own I just wanna know where everyone wants to stay.
  8. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm leaning towards the westin, but I don't really care as long as its connected to the convention centre.
  9. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Here's the map again incase nobody wanted to dig through the thread.

    Here's a diagram of the convention center too (for kicks) Gen Con has reserved halls A to G so it'll be a huge area this year.
  10. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I thought I'd check the hotels that are linked to the convention center.

    Canterbury - $160USD/night is the cheapest. :(

    Embassy - not available

    The Hyatt is booked too

    Marriot's not taking reservations yet.

    Omni isn't taking reservations either.

    Crowne isn't taking reservations

    I think the the fanclub or whoever runs it set aside a block of rooms for members but I don't know which hotel it was at.

    EDIT: GAH! I'm freakin out! I can't subscribe to the fanclub for the next few weeks because of some changes or some **** :mad:. I wanna get in in time for when the hotel blocks open up :(

  11. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm waiting to join too, the hold has been on for a while.
  12. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I've been looking at some of the hotels, Cantebury says its full.

    Comfort hotels is $173 a night if you have an ama membership for a room that will sleep 6 people and their taking reservations. It is a block away from the convention centre. rooms have fridges and microwaves. from the photo it looks like it has a little kitchen area.
  13. fingthething Jedi Master

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    I was looking at that hotel, and i think that it might be the best one. The price is good and its not far away. I think it might the best bang for our buck.
  14. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    *twitches while holding credit card*

    I wanna reserve... Just say the word
  15. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I think this is the best were gonna get till the blocked rooms are released, I think a few of the connecting hotels are going to be up to and over $300 a night. I noticed if you book more that one room all the rooms after the first drop in price to about $150 a night, the rooms without the kitchenette and only sleep max four people are also a bit cheaper. I'm ready to book whenever. Don't forget, the reservations can always be cancelled if something better comes along. they don't charged you anything if you cancel.
  16. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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  17. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    sounds like tickets and blocked rooms will be going on sale in september.
  18. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    It looks like they have or had a deal going on with Fanforce to get some blocks of rooms at a discount but the rates sucked. $162 / night for a four person room. Granted, I think that hotel was connected by skywalk but still. For the rate we got I'm willing to walk a few blocks.
  19. Indigo_Jade Jedi Grand Master

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    Where did you get that number Berx? They haven't posted a final possible room cost amount in the CR forum yet...
  20. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Montreal is just one of the forums that had the post.

    It says there that nothing is confirmed but if that's a rough idea of the rates for the blocked rooms...
  21. Indigo_Jade Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, okay... I thought that they had confirmed their final price... :)
  22. DARK_PADAWAN Jedi Knight

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    Hey all! i'm tryin to be able to come me and my dad probobly will just drive there on our own but i'd like to stay in the same hotel as you guys and we could all get together in the morning. Can you give me the details of well everything thanks!!!!:)
  23. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    sounds like tickets are going on sale mid september
  24. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    tickets should be going on sale in the next couple of weeks, sounds like blocked rooms will go on sale before tickets and i've heard that there will be advanced notice as to when both will be going on sale. It looks like you will be able to purchase both through starwarsshop.com its only eight months away :)
  25. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Sweet. Thanks for the heads up :)
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