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ferrety quickMeeps

rainbowBoingeyFerret summarizes Anthrocon 2008 inna quicklist

high points:
  • meeting new furs
  • quality time with "old"/pre-existing friends, particularly geeking out with Fizz otter (I've been waiting a YEAR for that opportunity since first seeing his Chromatail!)
  • the best dining EVER (thanks to friends "in the know")
  • continued cheap dining thanks to Steel City Diner and Francisco's
  • finally getting a fursuit migration tag
  • seeing an entire family at the diner with wolf tails
  • the wolf-tail little girl who got to play with all the fursuiters
  • being in Magnus' masquerade skit
  • the custom key-cards THAT WE GET TO KEEP!
  • the 2 headless lounges and the awesome multi-head-cooler
  • sharing the drive to & from Anthrocon with a fellow fursuiter (plotting deviously devious future skits all along the way)
  • staying overnight at Skywize's afterwards (6 sweet ferrets and many cats & dogs living together in harmony!)
  • getting a quick swim (water weezil that I am), but it was LONELY in that lap-only pool
  • Firehopper giving me MORE BLINKIES!
  • all those who supplied me with caffeinated beverages
low points:
  • missing Nonsanity's panel
  • my charity auction donations did not yield much in bids
  • ALL THE RAIN
  • few open room parties
  • paying $45 for parking Thur-Sun because I didn't find the cheaper lots when I arrived in the rain during a baseball game in the nearby stadium

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balloonpup
Jul. 5th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
You only paid $45? *envy*
lowen_kind
Jul. 5th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
And I didn't pay anything for Parking. :=3

Though it did cost me ~$36 for the return train trip, and I may get that refunded to me. ;=3
mejeep
Jul. 6th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
I didn't drive to Anthrocon 2007 thanks to an amazing JetBlue sale and the airport mini-bus. But that caused logistical difficulties because the fursuit head does not fit into any airline-approved luggage (jbadger kindly transported that in his car).
kurradragon
Jul. 5th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
You went swimming? I went swimming Friday morning, ha! :)
lowen_kind
Jul. 5th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
I went Friday and Sunday. ;=3
lowen_kind
Jul. 5th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the room parties.

I was at one and saw a few others going on. Maybe it was too loud or there were too many people?

Of course if it was while the New York Big Heads Yankees were still in the hotel, that may have had something to do with it.

Edited at 2008-07-05 02:30 pm (UTC)
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mejeep
Jul. 5th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oops, I was promulgating some misunderstandings. Here are the citations:

citing http://2-gryphon.livejournal.com/182375.html
See, the Westin hotel frowns on room parties. If there are noise complaints, they don't like that very much and they'll send security to the room to shut them down.

However... Unofficially, the rule is, if your party is quiet enough that no one complains, then who's going to know?

citing http://martes.livejournal.com/489473.html
Trouble started around midnight, when the people in the room next to me began having a party. You know the drill. Doors slamming, banging on the walls, loud voices, raucousness in the hallway, ect. I try to deal with it until around 12:30, when I finally go outside and accost some people going into the room and demanded to know whether they were having a party there. The people going in saw how pissed I was and tried to lie they way out of it, saying they were just going to pick up some friends. Unfortunately, the party announcement hung on the room number sort of contradicted that. Once they went into I took down the announcement and threw it out.
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Eventually the bellhop came to let me in, and I made sure to let him know I wanted to complain about the party next door. About 25 minutes after that, I heard security knock on the door, and boy, did that shut them down! I didn't hear a peep from them the rest of the night.

Props to hotel and con security. If they want to have a fucking party, next time get a room on the party floor.

But THERE ARE NO PARTY FLOORS. Citing http://www.anthrocon.org/faq/hotel
What is Anthrocon's policy on room parties?

Traditionally, Anthrocon has taken the view that what happens in private hotel rooms is not our business; however, if we receive reports that illegal activity is taking place therein, such as the serving of alcohol to persons under 21 years of age, we have both a moral and a legal responsibility to take action. Room parties are perfectly allowed, provided they do not cause sufficient noise as to warrant complaints and are completely contained with the appropriate room.

Can the hotel set up a party floor?

No, they cannot. Hotels located in a downtown area have different rules from hotels located further out. None of the hotels in the area are willing to set up party floors and non-party floors.

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firehopper
Jul. 5th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
I paid $80 for parking..

and your welcome for the blinkies :)

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