Tucson Celebration IV

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Mugen, Nov 20, 2005.

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  1. _Anakin_Vader_ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2005
    star 3
    Yeah, sorry, It's just that when I gt your PM's, you're at work and I don't bother to reply. Not that you'll get this in time, but I am gonna give you a call around 3:30 to arrange a time/place to drop off the money for C4.
  2. _Anakin_Vader_ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 8, 2005
    star 3
    OK, so I have never done this before, so I am wondering, since I am gonna have a lot of money [face_money_eyes], how should I carry it around? Should I get it all in cash, or are most of these places going to be able to take plastic?
  3. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I don't know the answer to what are they going to take, cash is easiest, but it's also the easiest to loose or get stolen. Plastic is best if "lost or stolen" in a concern.
    I would think that any dealer wanting to keep his/her reputation within the community would take plastic, even on the convention floor.
  4. Mugen Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 7, 2005
    star 4
    If I dont get to see you before you guys go, I want to wish you on a safe and fun trip. Take lots of pictures, and take care. DONT LOOSE MIKE!!!!!! Although if you run out of cash you can sell his organs... [face_whistling] I mean, take good care of him!
  5. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2000
    star 6
    If you have a debit/credit card that you can put your money into, that would be a good idea. You can keep cash though. I didn't buy a lot at C3 and used my debit card/credit card most of the time. Cash is best when you need to pay somebody or split a restaurant bill. Using an ATM machine is another option. Then you can get out only what you need and not risk having the entire wad stolen.
  6. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    Good idea... best of both worlds. Security of plastic with the option of getting cash when needed.

    You don't want to loose you wad at C4. Well... maybe you do want to loose your wad at C4. 8-}
  7. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    Fracking GenCon!!! [face_skull]

    I E-mailed and Called them (having to leave a message) well over 2 weeks ago, several times.
    Never got anything back but just 1 email stating that they will look info my issue, but AFTER C4 starts, because they have been closed this week and are going to remain closed till Wed. I was told by the hotel I have to go through gencon.

    I can't unload that room, and now I know why I can't get a hold of them, hows that for customer service?

    Now I'm stuck paying a $191.80 charge for NOT using a room I have on hold. :_|
  8. Mugen Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 7, 2005
    star 4
    Hal, maybe you can find someone who will take the room in another board or forum....?
  9. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I've had the room listed on 4 boards for over a month.

    BTW..... [image=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/hal9k1/4.png] days!
  10. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I can get the phone and the laptop to talk, should I bring the laptop?

    O, BTW......[image=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/hal9k1/3.png] Days!
  11. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 20, 2000
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  12. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2006
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  13. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    K. Just keep in mind the laptop os very old and falling apart (litterally- but it works) and it stil cost me a bit to get online so please don't leave it connected all day long.
  14. thatsMISTERwookiee Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 12, 2005
    star 4
    According to the online description, there is a refridge in the room, but some of the others staying there say the fridge is an extra cost. Maybe they got a smaller room than ours.

    DO NOT FORGET TO PACK YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quartzite is no place to remember you left them on the dresser at home.

    Almost there... ...stay on target...

  15. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I'm bringing a lot more than I thought I was.

    1. royal guard/maybe jawa
    2. toaster/coffeemaker/griddle gizmo
    3. Clothes
    4. Chargers and electronic goodies
    5. Assorted bathroom stuff
    6. blankets to protect the helmet
    7. Energy drinks
    8. Frozen stuff (food)

    So far I have 3 bags and the armor tub.
  16. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    SHERATON LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
    711 South Hope Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    800/346-8357
    Website: Starwood Hotels

    Location from the convention center: 0.76 of a mile, approximately 7 blocks.

    Transportation:

    Closest Metro stop: Seventh Street Metro Station (across the street from hotel) to Pico Station. Metro Rail Blue Line. Cost: $1.25 one way, trip takes approximately 5 minutes. Trains runs 5 AM to Midnight every day, give or take a few minutes.

    DASH buses ? Route C and Route F on weekdays (runs every 10 to 20 minutes), from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Route DD (Downtown Discovery) on weekends, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cost is $0.25 one way, trip takes approximately 10 minutes.

    Taxi: Approximately $3.50 one way.

    Hotel information:

    485 oversized rooms, large beds
    High speed internet access in rooms -- extra charge
    Children under 18 stay free with parents
    Coffee maker in rooms
    No microwaves
    Refrigerators upon request in advance ? extra charge
    I think it's a good idea to get one , even at extra cost it's cheaper than eating out all the time.
    Rollaways available ? extra charge
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 12 Noon


    Parking:

    Valet parking is $24 per day (in and out privileges)
    Self parking is $22 per day (in and out privileges)

    ** Rollaway Beds are not allowed in rooms with 2 beds **
    Restaurants:

    Brassiere (Breakfast and lunch, casual): Monday ? Friday: 6:30 AM to 2 PM. Saturday: 7 AM to 2 PM.
    Lobby Lounge (appetizers, drinks): 11 AM to 12 Midnight
    Grill Restaurant (steaks and seafood): 6:00 to 10:00 PM

    Hotel amenities:

    Starwood membership gets you the Club Lounge with continental breakfast and afternoon hors d?oeuvres
    Complimentary fitness center
    Business Center
    Wireless internet access in lobby
    Hertz Rent A Car location (Mon ? Fri 7 AM to 6 PM. Sat ? Sun 8 AM to 2 PM)
    ATM
    Currency Exchange

    The hotel I booked has...
    OUR ROOMS
    Kawada Hotel has 116 well-appointed guest rooms. Each room offers:

    Individual temperature control
    Color TV/remote
    VCR
    Kitchenette
    In-room amenities
    Electronic key card system
    High Speed Internet (fee)
    $119 night + tax
    No idea on parking cost
    ---------------------------------------------------------->
    Is it worth it to change rooms? Or split up the party?

    Either way I"m not camnceling my reservation till we check in, just to be safe nothing goes wrong. IF I"m going to ahve to pay the cancelation charge anyway it matters not when I cancel.

    Just a thought, I'll do whatevers is best for the group.
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    May 25 Partly Cloudy
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    Sat
    May 26 Sunny
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    Tue
    May 29 Mostly Sunny
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  17. KickingnScreaming Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2006
    star 1
    I hope you all have a great time at CIV. Be careful. If anyone needs any plants watered or something let us know as we will be staying here.

    Barring any babysitter problems, I would love to see some pics from CIV at June's meeting.
  18. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2005
    star 4
    someone use a cell phone camera to take video of the clone wars trailer for me!
  19. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2005
    star 4
    you can always do what us troopers do, put it in your thermal detonator and shove it in your backside

  20. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I'll bet it will be up on YouTube before we even get back to the hotel that day.

    Or it will be on hyperspace.

    Either way you will see it.
  21. jedirevan1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 4, 2006
    star 1
    Hey Guys,

    I just wanted tp say have a safe trip also. Have lots of fun, take lots of pics, and bring home lots of great stories. :) Mike, don't forget to get that poster for me. [face_praying]

    I'll be watching the live G4 special on Friday, hopefully I'll see a familiar face or two. :) Atleast a familiar costume maybe. :)
  22. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    o_O

    No wonder you troopers lost a battle to fat teddybears.

    :p
  23. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    [image=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/hal9k1/1.png] Day!

    Man, it took so long to get here now I wish I had more time to prepare. I-)
  24. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2005
    star 4
    heyt here were just as many Scouties gettin whupped!


    Everyone be careful onthe trip up. Have fun!
  25. hal9k1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    star 4
    I started packing and realized that I have WAY too much stuff in 5 bags.

    1 suitcase of just food and the toaster.

    1 suitcase of clothes

    1 "bucket" for the Guard

    1 suitcase of electronics

    1 bag of stuff that didn't fit in other suitcases

    If I omit the toaster and the frozen food stuff that lessens 1 suitcase.

    I then should be able to condense 2 bags into 1.

    Making 2 bags and 1 set of armor.

    So unless anyone say nay I'm not bringing the toaster/griddle/coffee maker and frozen stuff
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