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Unread 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Talking Anime Expo 2014 Roommate Finder Thread

Okay so purpose of this thread for people who are looking for roommates since the hotels are already open now^^

The Westin is $175 a night and the JW Marriot is $190 a night.

So if you are planning on using this thread to find a roommate, use this little form thing:

Name:
Age:
How long are you staying:
Where are you coming from:
Where do you prefer to stay:


And I suggest reading this, before you post.

I'll go first:

Name: Meme
Age: 18
How long are you staying: Day 0-4
Where are you coming from: Bay Area
Where do you prefer to stay: Westin

Oh and if you are interested in staying with a person, make sure you PM that person instead of dealing with it in this thread so it wouldn't be so clogged.

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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Hotel: J.W. Marriott
Dates: Wednesday, July 2 to Monday, July 7 (6 days/5 nights)
Rate: $170.00
Spaces Available: 1 (Updated 6/28/14)
NOTE: SPOTS ARE CO-ED. GIRLS ONLY ROOMS ARE FULL!
Room Type: Standard - Dual beds
Smoking or Non-Smoking: Definitely non-smoking
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Details about me: I'm a 37-year old male who will be attending AX for the 21tst time. I've gone to the Anime Expo from 1993 to 2010 and 2012 to 2013, and ALA 2010 to 2014, AM2 2011, and Fanime in 2011 to 2013 with other odd conventions here and there.

My simple philosophy about rooms is that if you go, you should only have to pay the money requested and show up. I'll take care of getting the rooms squared away. At AX 2005, the Hilton at Anaheim said they were overbooked and I had to take a set of smaller rooms. I managed to talk them into giving us a suite parlor to replace one of the rooms for no extra cost.

I've also led a suite full of otaku at AX 2006, and I still look at that as the most fun I've had for a convention. If I can get enough people together to do that again at another hotel, I would do it in a heartbeat.

I'm bringing my Xbox360 with me. I have several games including UMvC3, Halo 4 and Anniversary, X-Men Arcade, and Castle Crashers.

I'm called a fair and attentive leader, and I will be available for any questions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What rooms do you have? Double bed rooms at quad occupancy. I have them currently for July 2 through July 7. My waitlist already came through, and my reservations are handled.

How long is the stay? Day 0 to Day 5. I like to get in to a convention before it starts and leave after it's done.

Are the rates per night or for the whole stay? It's for the whole stay. I do not have a per night rate.

When would payment be due? I ask that payment be sent about a month prior to the convention. This gives me time to turn payments into cash for the hotels, as well as weed out any last second drop-outs. Besides, it makes it easier to keep other people's money separate from mine until necessary.

How do you like payment? I prefer checks or money orders. If cash is sent in the mail and the postman loses it, it's lost for both you and me. Checks or money orders can be traced by the sender, or cancelled and retrieved, if necessary.

Do you accept Paypal? I avoid it unless I have no other choice. I ask that you send it as a "gift" to so the fees associated with it are handled on your end. Any other way, and they can take a serious chunk out of the hotel monies.

What do we do about food? I have three things I'm doing to help with that:
  1. First, I'm arranging optional group dinners so everyone can meet, sit, and eat. No one has to attend, but it's a great way to meet other fans and make friendships. I'll do my best to avoid major gatherings and events when I schedule them.
  2. I also have an optional $30.00 buy in for communal water, chips, Chex Mix, Pretzels, Kool-Aid and other things. For that $30, you'll also get a personal supply of Pocky and Ramune you don't have to share. That money will also help buy shampoo and soap for the rooms.
  3. Finally, I am also offering a $5.00 buy in which is used for communal water only.

Aren't you a bit... um... old? Updated - 1/12/13 That's a fair question. Simply answered, my inner child and I get a long pretty well, so I still collect anime and comic books, watch professional wrestling, cosplay, and hang out with a lot of younger people. If you see me talking to a bunch of 20-somethings, I'm not having a mid-life crisis. I just relate well.

I'm a girl and I don't want to room with guys... Not a problem. I have one girls only room currently set up. When you contact me, please mention you're interested in this specific set-up, and I'll give you the details.

I'm under 18... Can I still go? Sure. I'll take people as young as 14, but if you are between 14 and 17, I HAVE TO SPEAK TO YOUR PARENTS FIRST. This is non-negotiable. It sounds very over-bearing, but if you're a minor, you lie to your parent/guardian about where you are, and you're found with me and/or my friends, that's a potential kidnapping charge on the adult(s) you're found with, and that's a great way to ruin a convention.

What is your cancellation policy? I totally get life happens and unexpected things pop up like money troubles or friends suddenly inviting you to go. If you can decide if you're cancelling by the end of May, I'd appreciate it. Though, I'll accept your cancellation up to a week before the convention. However, it's very hard to guarantee a full refund within a week of the convention. The reason for this is there's other people counting on everyone paying their fair share.

What's the rule about drinking? I don't mind social drinking or fun drinking, but I don't condone getting fall-down drunk. Also, NO MINOR DRINKING, PERIOD. If you're an adult who gives a minor alcohol, we'll have a few unkind words, and I won't hesitate to involve the authorities.

Someone I'm rooming with is getting on my nerves... Bring anything like this to me. I'm a decent negotiator and I will handle all issues like this. Few things can make a weekend more tense than people irritating each other and drawing lines in the sand. Even if it doesn't get to fighting, you're giving the cold-shoulder to someone else, and everyone else in that room will get frustrated and caught up in it. That's not fair to everyone in that situation.

"Um... I broke something in the room." This should be a no-brainer, but be prepared to pay for it. I also inspect rooms quickly before I check them out. The reason for that is if these things are reserved with my credit card and something comes up broken, I have to pay for it. I limit my risks by being careful.

What happens if I break "the rules?" I escort you out. Not out of the hotel or the convention, but out of my room block. No refunds and no arguments. You're out.

Any other questions, please feel free to ask.

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Unread 11-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'm surprised that more people haven't posted for rooms. I guess they won't be looking until February, as that's the normal times rooms open.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
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Unread 01-16-2014, 02:11 PM   #5
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I'll take a room spot Freight.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 05:19 PM   #6
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Send me an email with what you need. I have to follow up with someone tonight.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 01:07 AM   #7
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Found your info in an old message, Simpbass. I have it taken care of.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #8
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Update: I'm running low on the $170 spots.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 03:12 PM   #9
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I have one of the $170 spots spot left.
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Unread 02-21-2014, 11:58 PM   #10
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My last $170 spot has 4 people asking about it. It's likely to be gone in the very near future.

While I'm here... Where are the other room sharers? I can't be the only one!
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Unread 02-23-2014, 01:29 AM   #11
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Sounds good. I have afriend that might take a 170 spot if you have any left.
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Mysterious Mare Do Well (MLP FiM)

These are maybes:
Kimblee: FMA Brotherhood
beat up Byakuya: Bleach


P.S. I might skip out on some of these if I feel lazy that day =P

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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:27 AM   #12
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Sounds good. I have afriend that might take a 170 spot if you have any left.
Give me a day or two to give them a fair chance to respond.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:34 PM   #13
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Question: Does the millenium Biltmore have rooms that have a max of 2 people per room? or is it just a max of 4?

I'm worried if they are going to post Kawada...
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:36 PM   #14
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Question: Does the millenium Biltmore have rooms that have a max of 2 people per room? or is it just a max of 4?

I'm worried if they are going to post Kawada...
From reading on the housing deal it's like 130 for 1 person the adds 20 more per each person after that till 4 people which is the max.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #15
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I had to drop a few people. I have 2 of the $170 spots open right now.
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