Edmonton Confirmed, confirmed, confirmed!!! C4 in LA!!!

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  1. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I checked it out... it's USD$154.10/night for a room with 2 queen-sized beds... multiply that by 4 nights, then divide by 4 ppl and it works out to $154.10/person, which isn't too bad, I guess. I wanna be in a full room though... it's quite a hit to only divide it by 2 people like I had to last time...

    converting that to CDN$ it comes out to $172.43... I'd budget CDN$200 for hotels while we're there, not counting road hotels (we might need one, at most 2)

    I'd say about CDN$400 altogether for hotels, about USD$110 for the pass (CDN$121.66), about $20 for food, and whatever you wanna spend for goodies down there... oh yeah, and gas.

    Ouch... gas will be a killer. It costs up $90 to fill up a tank in one of those big vans, but their mileage is pretty good... I got to the far side of Spruce Grove and back to Enoch without using up a full 1/8th of a tank. Gimme a minute and I can have a rough estimate for the cost of gas....
  2. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    What gave you the idea it doesn't have a hot tub? It has a pool so it more than likely has a hot tub. And even if it doesn't I don't think that's a deal breaker. :p
    I definately sounds like the way to go. It looks to be about the same distance as most of the other options. Unless we go with one of the two right there, it's going to be a bit of a walk either way. (I'd rather something the other way just because the location in relation to other things is better)
  3. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    its an outdoor pool though :p , it seems much more reasonably priced than a lot of other places in the area. gotta remember we'll probalby be gone much longer than last time too, cause we'll probably want to get there earlier and stay later. i dunno its just a suggestion. there aren't a lot of great options in that area. i guess we'll have to take what we can get

    gas shouldn't be too bad with so many people chipping in. we'll see
  4. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I don't care about the distance so long as it's reasonable... it's just nice to soak in a hot tub after hours of walking around the con floor.

    Okay, so if I did my math right, and if we assume that gas is $1.20/litre, then it'll cost about $814.46 both ways to fill up the tank... now if we get a load of, say, 12 people, that's a little under $70/person (not bad). I wouldn't wanna cram more than 12 people in one of those vans, with all of our gear/etc (even if it has a luggage rack).

    I'd set aside $100 for gas...

    Now, IF the rates from that website still apply next year (and if we can rent from them) then the van itself will cost $170/person.

    Okay, so the (very) preliminary total budget is:

    $950.00 - $1,000 (CDN)

    Now, that's just to get down there and back, and doesn't include goodies at the con itself, but just the necessities, like, pass, food, hotel, gas, and transportation... all in all it's a bit cheaper than C3 was.

    I'm going to try and put aside $1500

  5. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    how many hotel nights have you budgeted for?

    i'm thinking we might want to leave the saturday before and probably won't get back till the saturday after the con, what is everyone else thinking?
  6. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I estimated 6 nights in total (2 there and back, 4 down there) and then I added in a good chunk in case we end up needing an extra night somewhere.
  7. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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  8. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    so if were roadtripping please tell me were gonna try and get a van or something, they gotta let us take one, if were going with calgary maybe they have a way or thinking it up.

  9. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Ditto.
  10. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    Also Sheena is coming along so at least we'll have a huge group

  11. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    I've booked my room at Quality Inn, a room with two beds and 4 people is $209 plus 14% tax a night, same room with two people is $189 a night, a one bedroom room is $169 a night. I booked mine from May 21 - Jun 1
  12. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    We'll be booking shortly, Faye wants to get AMA before we do anything.
    We were looking at the calender and thinking we could do all the Hollywood stuff like Universal and La Brea before the Con and Anahiem after. We're also thinking of switching hotels after the Con so we're in Anahiem (yes I love the Ressidence Inn down there :p ). They have a shuttle bus that would take us to the park, so no car needed.

    Air Miles have Hollywood City Passes for 400 miles. All the Disneyland passes are too many points and 5 or 7 day park hoppers.
  13. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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  14. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    *humming Star Wars theme*

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  16. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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  17. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    I drove the same way when I moved down here to California. It's a beautiful drive, although Salt Lake City can catch you off guard... 2 lane road is suddenly a 12 lane freeway... ;)
  18. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    cool, i think we're all planning on flying now though
  19. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    Probably cheaper to fly too. You should be able to get a roundtrip ticket for near $300 to LAX...
  20. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    HEY

    if you change your mind and drive, make sure you tell me... cause then i will book my flight to edmonton so i can go w you all!

    BTW, ah, when we go to hotels, we never tell them the full occupancy, especially for cons, last con we had ten people in the room on the Saturday night. And when we went to Ottawa we said there was two people in the room and there was actually four... (it was an acciedent)

    air matresses and little camp beds work well for extra people in a room. Its not like anyone really slept when we went to Indy anyway... haha.

    anyway, me and Troy are comming with the Monsters in tow. Miss y'all can't wait til C4.
  21. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    sorry told them how many people are actually in your room
  22. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Well if it's confirmed that everyone's flying then I won't be going. I can't see myself catching a bus, and I don't like flying.
  23. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    yesh it takes less time to fly and I can't take all my holdicays in those two weks again, it drains me for the rest of the year.

    Maybe there is soemway we can get ya there buddy
  24. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    Statistics show that it's still the safest way to travel. ;)
  25. jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Master

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    the bus isn't that bad Berxy me love remember that's how this kitty got to Indy.

    hey do they have Steak n Shake in California??????
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