View Full Version : Arrival Day/Time to Fanime?

Eurobeat King
05-01-2003, 10:31 PM
Hey everyone,

When do you all plan to arrive into Fanime? Thursday, Friday, or *gulp* Saturday? I have to work on Thursday until 6pm, but I might drive down to the Westin around 8-9pm to see who's there. :) I'm not rooming there for the night (I live about 35 driving mins. away ;)) I'll need to go home, finish packing & loading my car with stuff for the weekend, and then I'll probably get to Fanime Friday morning around 6-7am. (Last year I arrived at 10am, and by that time there were already cosplayers about.. so this year, I'll be there earrrly) :)

If anyone is going to be there Thursday evening, and wants to get some snack (around 9-10pm) at the IHOP or Denny's nearby (need to drive to either one) we can get a gathering going as a pre-con meal. Sounds good?

See you next month!! :skidude2:

05-01-2003, 10:46 PM
If I still go, I'll be there Thurs night (will have to crash w/ others or w/ friends close by).

05-01-2003, 10:59 PM
I'll be there Thursday afternoon for check-in.

05-01-2003, 11:28 PM
I live about 15 mintues away so I'll be carpooling it with friends. All of my friends like our sleep so each day we'll probably showing up a little before noon ^___^

05-01-2003, 11:48 PM
@_@ Seven hours on the road...
... i have no clue when i'll get there, but we're leaving **early** in attempts to beat the traffic. *prays* Please let there be no traffic.

05-02-2003, 01:27 AM
My group and I will be leaving early on Friday, and should be there by noon, I hope. We were thinking about coming in Thursday night, but we ended up only getting the hotel for Fri/Sat. :p

ai no hoshi
05-02-2003, 02:42 AM
i'll get there prolly around 9:30 am on friday. i don't have enough money to stay there thursday night. i'm broke!!!

Aoshi Shinomori
05-02-2003, 02:53 AM
I'll probably be there Friday morning to save money on the hotel. I live like an hour and a half away.

05-02-2003, 03:39 AM
I'll be there early on friday, probably as soon as the convention opens. I plan to be there all 3 days whether, my job likes it or not.

05-02-2003, 04:51 AM
Me + car + caffeine + 15 minute drive = WAAAAAY TOO EARLY ^_^

05-02-2003, 10:37 AM
Since I have vacation starting Fanime Week, I'll be there thursday night and room with my friends. Time to Party! I should be there at least by 4-5 p.m

05-02-2003, 01:54 PM
Wee~ I'll be there Thursday night sometime to pick up mi badge, I also live really close, so I'll be back insanely early on Friday.

05-02-2003, 11:48 PM
my group is coming early friday morning in a futile attempt to avoid traffic and save money for the hotels. We live about 4-5 hours away, depending on the route and traffic... so we'll be early friday.

05-03-2003, 01:48 AM
Hour and a Half away here... I'll be coming in Friday... how early on Friday is still up in the air... Depends on how badly I want to miss being stuck in commute hell... Damn Altamont Pass and Sunol Grade....

The Sunol Grade IS the Owen Stanley Witch of the Bay Area freeways (Locals who know it, and know the Harlock reference, will get it ^_^; )

05-03-2003, 02:41 AM
I plan on waking up at about 6:30 on friday morning, get dressed and through everythign in the truck. Then go pick up steve and dan. then get pancakes at IHOP. Breakfast plus traffic on highway 87 means I should arrive at the Westin at about 8:30-9:00 and then I'll Drink Drink Drink.

Ruri Hoshino
05-04-2003, 12:12 PM
I'll arrive around 9:30-10a.m. on Friday, depending if my friends and I wake up early. But the bad thing is I won't be able to check in my hotel until 3 @.@ But I don't mind..cause I'll be next to all the food places ^.^

05-04-2003, 01:21 PM
I live near SF and two of the three girls I'm bringing with me aren't really into anime (they're coming along 'cause...well... I asked them to, and since I'm making their costumes they don't really have to do anything)... so we'll only be there Saturday afternoon... probably around 1pm or so.

I don't want to get there and have those two be insanely bored after a while, so I doubt we'll be able to make an early appearance (although I wish we could get there early to try to get tickets to Der Cosplay...but oh well)

05-04-2003, 06:34 PM
Hopefully we'll make it in time to catch the 8:30 flight, if not my friends and I wont be their till a little bit after 10:30 pm, Friday.

Ukayoru no Chou
05-04-2003, 08:55 PM
I'm mainly the same as Michi, leavin early Friday morning, and might be there by noon..no idea for sure though ^_^

Miaka No Baka
05-05-2003, 02:32 AM
I'm guessing we're leaving early friday morning. We've got a hour and a half drive or so from home to santa clara. I'm hoping we'd get there by 9 or 10 am ish we might go thursday night and get badges like last year and stay the night or something. Ohh heh I just realized we didnt pre-reg this year lol. I doubt reg will be open for non-pre-reg peoples on thursday heheh.

Miaka no Baka

05-06-2003, 04:33 PM
Yea prolly not! lol!

Well my girlfriends and I should be leaving early in the morning on Friday (we live about 4 hours away) and Im hoping to get there by noon or so, hang out, get badges, then check in at 3 and get into costume. I cant wait for fanime! And we just came up with the greatest skit!!!! *trys to hide excitement*

Eurobeat King
05-21-2003, 03:06 AM
Well, as it turns out I won't be arriving to Fanime until Friday morning. Collie is flying into SFO Thursday night, and so she'll spend the night at my place, and then the two of us will drive down to Fanime earrrrly. So we should be at the Westin around 7-7:30am. So for those who will be getting there on Thursday, enjoy the pre-con festivities, and I'll see you there bright & early that Fanime-Friday! :)

05-21-2003, 03:31 AM
Thurs. but dont know when just know its late or evening.

05-26-2003, 09:54 PM
My friend and I shall be flying in and hopefully arriving at the hotel very late on Thursday evening... probably around 10 PM or so....

I considered arriving on Friday and not having to spend the money on the hotel room... but then I remembered last year's wonderous commute by car... leaving at 2 AM or so in order to get there early in the morning.... *laughs* It's better to start a con fully refreshed... otherwise you're forced to sleep more during the actual event. ^_^

05-27-2003, 03:06 PM
Looks like Jarod and I will be arriving in the area on Thursday morning...

05-27-2003, 04:55 PM
Since I have to drive up from LA I plan on arriving mid-afternoon on thursday. ^_^

Aya Mizu
05-29-2003, 05:43 AM
I'm flying in with Mandy Mitchell and Hichan late Friday morning. :)

Mandy Mitchell
05-30-2003, 02:14 PM
Mostly likely, we'll arrive at the Westin by noon! ;)

Aya Mizu
05-30-2003, 06:46 PM
Hence the 'late'. XD
We run on Asian time. LOL :D

05-30-2003, 08:38 PM
No friggin idea. :|

05-30-2003, 09:05 PM
I'm just driving from the East Bay/San Fran, so we'll be there between noon and 2pm on Thursday.

Aoshi Shinomori
05-30-2003, 11:22 PM
ill be there Friday morning since its about an hour or so away.

05-31-2003, 12:02 AM
I'm hoping to get out of here early on Thursday and get to the hotel by early afternoon. I have a room at the Westin (since October) for Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. I go home on Sunday so I can go back to work (BOOOO!) on Monday.

Padme Skywalker
06-02-2003, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Eurobeat King

If anyone is going to be there Thursday evening, and wants to get some snack (around 9-10pm) at the IHOP or Denny's nearby (need to drive to either one) we can get a gathering going as a pre-con meal. Sounds good?

Sorry I am always late on the scene. I driving with KimikoChan. We are there for the whole event. So getting grub sounds good to me! :blowz kiss to EBK: See ya there!

Eurobeat King
06-03-2003, 10:07 PM
Padme: I posted earlier that I wasn't going to make it TH night for any gathering/dinner close to the Westin (IHOP or Denny's) because I'm picking Collie up from the airport around 8pm. She requested checking out the hotel and familiarizing herself with the Westin (lobby, the 2 levels, the convention center) soooo we might swing by TH night before going back home to get some sleep (I don't have a hotel room for TH night :( ) but going to the hotel on TH all depends if I'm all set for Fanime by Wednesday night.. IF all my costumes are finished, and the FC3S is all set to go, then we'll stop by the Westin. If not, then we'll stay home to finish the last-minute details and be at Fanime Friday morning. I'll keep you posted (like, 2 days before Fanime) if I'll be showing up for a little bit on TH night or not.

See you all in 2 weeks and 2 days!! :D

06-04-2003, 07:29 AM
Friday morning, hour and a half drive ahead of me... I'm thinking 7 am or so, but oh, man... 9 am tops... I'm going to be using my truck as storage until I get my room.

It's going to be a bit.... cramped... but, it's what I did last year. I really need to get a camper shell if I keep this up.

Padme Skywalker
06-19-2003, 08:44 AM
Yippeeee! Fanime is here!

06-19-2003, 08:52 AM
Wheee~ time to finally pack tonight. XD!

06-19-2003, 10:30 AM
my friends and i plan to leave LA arond 10 tonight so we'll probably get there aroung 5-6 in the morning.... 7-8hr drive... oy...-_-#

watch out NorCal! here comes the Pakachu!!! aka. Ghost

06-19-2003, 11:18 AM
I'm excited that i'm finally here and I finally got my Roger Smith costume.
*shameless plug*
Look for me at the swap meet. Come by and buy stuff! LOL