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That is just how fanime hotels roll. Many Congoers will go in groups and stuff as many people as possible into a single room to save cost, beds be damned. Of course, having 10 people in a room is a safety hazard should there be a fire or some other emergency, but as long as they are within safety regulations they allow for there to be more people then the beds can hold. The vast majority of congoers are aware of how this goes and decide if they want to shell out the cash for a less occupied room or (more likely given the limited number of rooms available) room up and save cash. It is not like they are swindling anyone though, they are quite clear with what the rooms offer, so I don't see any issue. I don't know why their reputation would be affected by allowing their customers to room how they please (within safety standards), and even if was affected, I am quite positive their reputation would already be ruined for allowing congoers in their facility (see Rainfurrest).

As for a single King being occupied by 4 people, that is pushing it for sure, but most years we have 3 people in a king bed easily enough, and most rooms have a couch or armchair that can be occupied by another person. Most people I room up with will bring a sleeping bag as well, should they not want to share a bed.
I suspect the room with a rollaway only allowing 3 people also has to do with safety regulations. Id imagine those regulations are based on available floor space, and with the added bed that floor space is reduced.

I would tell your roommate to bring a cot/sleeping bag. I have never had or heard any issues with using one. If they are really concerned, they should just roll it back up after using it.

Thank you, I wasn't 100% if what I was reading was accurate. I was hoping the hotel simply wouldn't do that and wanted someone in the forums to confirm if they've in fact heard of or experienced such a room situation. Since this option isn't going to work for my group, we were lucky enough to have set up a back up plan. The positive in all of this is anyone on the waiting list will likely get a happy surprise in a few days once we drop the room 😁

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That's the thing, we didn't get a junior suite. There were 4 options with the marriott: king with rollaway, double bed room, junior suite and then a king room with no rollaway. The website and CMR customer service rep confirmed that the room can hold 4 people. So again, are they expecting 4 people to sleep on one bed or are 2 people sleeping on the floor???

Exactly.  It's a single king but the fire regulation occupancy for the room is four.

Why on earth would a hotel chain that is arguably just as well known as the Hilton allow 4 people to a single king bedded room? *sigh* I know that there was another option for a king with a rollaway which only allowed 3 people in occupancy, so why would it make any sense for a hotel to allow 4 to an option that is minus a rollaway? People "room stuff" with sometimes enough ppl to double a rooms occupancy, but that's without the hotels knowledge in most cases. I'm sorry, it just makes no logical sense.

With the way this worked out, 2 of my roommates will be paying $104 plus our shared taxes and fees to sleep on the floor and one would argue the hotel staff would be upset if they used anything resembling a cot or sleeping bag *eye roll*

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the Jr suites have a pull out bed but they only have 8 of those
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That's the thing, we didn't get a junior suite. There were 4 options with the marriott: king with rollaway, double bed room, junior suite and then a king room with no rollaway. The website and CMR customer service rep confirmed that the room can hold 4 people. So again, are they expecting 4 people to sleep on one bed or are 2 people sleeping on the floor???

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Has anyone used this option before and knows if they have a pull out bed? Call me crazy, but I can't imagine the Marriott hotel allowing/assuming 4 people could sleep in a single king bed??? Am I wrong?

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Hotel and Facilities / Questions regarding Marriott hotel suites
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:59:45 PM »
The Fanime website is doing me no favors right now. I have 4 people including myself going to Fanime 2018 this year and we wanted to splurge and get a suite; my question is, why does the Fanime website show a junior suite with a king bed at the Marriott hotel for 4 people? If I buy this option, does it allow a suite with 2 double beds instead? Or perhaps does it entitle you to both rooms located inside that first door found at the end of the hallway on each Marriott floor?

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Hotel and Facilities / 2018 Hotel Registration times?
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Just curious, what is the earliest time given for registration this year? I just received my email and it states Wednesday 1/17 at 1pm. I registered within a half hour of trying once it was open to do so. Is Wednesday the earliest day or does anyone have an earlier date?

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Marriott's Clean Room Contest
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »
Same here, I even called my mother because my grandparents owned a motel for 10+ years to get some tips on how I could up my game lol. I imagine many of us qualified and they are probably going to just do a raffle of the 50+ possible cleanest rooms.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: ?Hotel Waitlist?
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:28:01 PM »
A lot of the hotel rooms got released. We finally jumped to a room within walking distance. There's still hope for those of you still waiting! I can't believe it's moving still in may!

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: ?Hotel Waitlist?
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »
Does anyone know if the waitlist is even moving? I got on there by day 3, I can't imagine why it would take this long to just get within a block of Fanime. Did people buy up multiple rooms and scalp them
There are just that many people that attend nowdays that hotels are near impossible to get :/
I just can't imagine that. Because Fanime staff flubbed on letting ppl know on Twitter by two whole days (they only announced registration on facebook) my friends and I were pushed to very early AM on day 3 of hotel registration. Just last year I had a friend on the waitlist and she got bumped into a room by April 10th and this year the registration was by that same method.

I get that the con is getting more popular, but I've branched out a bit and cons with almost double the patrons don't have this big of an issue with their hotel systems.

*heavy sigh* I just hope for a miracle at this point.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: ?Hotel Waitlist?
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:42:14 AM »
Does anyone know if the waitlist is even moving? I got on there by day 3, I can't imagine why it would take this long to just get within a block of Fanime. Did people buy up multiple rooms and scalp them

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Omg! I'm glad I found this gathering! My husband and I will be cosplaying Kunzite and Ziosite from the original Sailor Moon series and we would love to be a part of this gathering!

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Good day my cosplay brethren lol!

This is CosplayDevotee aka Affliction asking for some help in locating video that was taken of my batman Cosplay group on Sunday of Fanime 2015.

I've been pouring over multiple videos posted on YouTube from that weekend and have yet to locate it. The videographer was a broad shouldered Caucasian man with a red or brown beard and hair which hopefully in the world of Cosplay videographers narrows it down a little? Maybe?

We were a group of Joker, Harley Quinn, poison ivy and two face in the main hallway. After he took a few pan shots he stated it would be posted on YouTube and got swallowed by the crowd before we could ask his name. I know this is a long shot but if anyone knows who this might have been and where to locate his work if possible, we'd very much appreciate it!

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Well, despite the deadline having past, my group can meet up with you anytime for pictures!  :D Feel free to contact me as we near the convention dates and we can work out a day and time

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It's been an extremely long while since I've posted in fanime forums, so if this post is not meant to be here I understand, but could not find a place elsewhere that fit my needs. So sorry in advance and please be kind.

I will be cosplaying in a group of 5 this year, 1 day as an entire cast of Batman villians, the other days as 3 skyrim companions and two game of thrones characters.

This is the first time my group has been this large in awhile and many of us will be making our entire cosplays on our own which is both stressful as well as deeply fulfilling. We want to commemorate this event with locating a photographer(s) of any interest in creating a photoshoot/meetup at Fanime 2015.

We are open to discussing terms with anyone who is interested, if you would wish to charge for your time, we are also open to discussing these terms as well. To give you some idea of our costumes I will link a few photos here on our cosplays shortly.

Batman day:
Joker
Harley Quinn
Two Face
Bane
Poison Ivy

Skyrim day:
Kodlak
Farkas
Aela

Accompanied by Game of Thrones:
Drogo and Danaerys

Once again, if this post belongs elsewhere, my apologies.

EDIT:

photographers found

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If anyone is still interested, I will be part of a companions group from skyrim. I was hoping of posting something about it in hopes others would join in as well.

1 Aela
1 Farkas
1 Kodlak

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Plans for next year?
« on: June 05, 2012, 06:44:46 PM »
Tried looking it up online but nothing showed up. Any character names you could throw my way so I can check it out?


I'll send you a pic of the characters when I get the chance to! So look for a message in the near future!

will do! Ya my husband and I are open to some ideas for cosplay options next year.

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General Convention Discussion / Re: FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:44:16 PM »
I also wanted to mention something that was a very interesting surprise. I feel horrible because I didn't get his full name, but while walking around aimlessly on Saturday (or Friday, it was one of the two) my husband and I took a seat at stage zero when an African American/Japan living gentleman named Rob got on stage and pretty much told his life story as well as clued us in on an Anime program he as well as others had started up within the last few years. It was a very refreshing thing to listen to considering (at least to me) that stage zero is mostly game shows and AMV's which I am by no means complaining about. He also brought up the male Chun Li cosplayer that goes by Cookie who did that spectacular martial arts display last year at the masquerade. Just wanted to say that I really appreciated the experience and would urge more things like this to be on stage zero during lul periods of Fanime.

I believe that was Rob Miles.

Yes that was it. Thank you!

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: The Fanime 2012 Hotel Feedback Thread
« on: June 04, 2012, 08:34:21 PM »
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In addition, while this isn't the hotel's fault at all, we were on the 14th floor which seems to be the PARTY floor. A drinking party was going on next door. Con goers and even fanime staff members were crammed in this standard room, getting drunk, being noisy, and spreading their body heat outside our door. It felt like a sauna made from human heat. EW. D: I wished the Marriott staff had come in to settle things down earlier instead of waiting for hours.


Omg I Heard that too! Same floor but we were lucky to have our room be directly next to the ice machine so weren't as close to the room in question. The noise wasn't too bad until a large group of them started running up and down the hallway and talking EXTREMELY loudly. My husband was literally five seconds away from calling the lobby when they finally got on that elevator they were waiting for.

Hotel: the Marriott

Would you book again: if I didn't my husband would throw a tantrum lol

Pros: great staff except for the female employee at the front desk. My husband and I prefer the sliding bathroom door considering no one else is in our room but the two of us. The beds are AMAZING! And for the first time this year we had room service and even my simple chicken noodle soup was TO DIE FOR and honestly the price was equal if not cheaper to any of the tiny portioned sized food you buy at the con. (I'm never buying anything save for beverages at the con again. Rediculious prices for food that has no nutrition at ALL) I love that it's connected to the convention center and the little deli area next to the lobby is my one stop shop for all breakfast and lunch needs!

Cons: I mentioned it a little on my pros section, but with every handful of great staff there's always one or two that just have to go and ruin the experience for you. I already went over this in a different thread but I'll sum it up here. My husband and I checked in at 10am on day zero and the woman behind the lobby counter actually smirked at me for being partially in costume (sorry, I'm not putting my death the kid wig in my luggage to be destroyed thanks) and honest to got shoved my confirmation number print out back at me and said "I don't need THAT" as if it were a pile of crap. I'm sorry, didn't want to work the con weekend hunny? Too bad, don't treat your customers that way. I very rarely go to management about employees but this woman's face looked like she had something crammed up her butt.

Special Notes to Share: Despite the bad service when we checked in I have to mention that a day prior to day zero a friend of ours was kind enough to lug my husbands almost 5ft cross punisher into the hotel to have them keep it there overnight. The staff there took such great care of it and even wrapped it in bubble wrap in case it were to fall over. The bellhop.brought it up to the room with mybhusbands help and didn't so much as even give our outfits or quite frankly the seemingly offensive wrapped cross a sideways glance. He was tipped handsomely. ^_^ and the maids are great at this hotel. When they realized we weren't the destructive type like so many con goers they were very happy to clean the rooms while avoiding all our props and swag.

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Plans for next year?
« on: June 04, 2012, 08:02:41 PM »
I'll be returning as Death the Kid and most likely Harley Quinn but my biggest concern right now is figuring out what the hell I can cosplay that goes with the new theme for next year. There are going to be SO MANY Alice in Wonderland's and Black Butlers. DX


LOL at the Black Butlers.


@topic:
I'm going for a character whos from a side scroller shoot-lots-of-things-for-major-points-and-combos xbox 360 anime game called Timeless. Theres a boss who wears a tux with a semi-large pink heart armband around his elbow and carries a staff with a larger pink heart on it with 3 spikes, 2 on the sides and 1 on top so it'll be fun to see that.

P.S. looking for anyone to do this with me! I have the game manual with characters so I can take pics and send you how they look like!

Tried looking it up online but nothing showed up. Any character names you could throw my way so I can check it out?

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Plans for next year?
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:58:11 PM »
I'll be returning as Death the Kid and most likely Harley Quinn but my biggest concern right now is figuring out what the hell I can cosplay that goes with the new theme for next year. There are going to be SO MANY Alice in Wonderland's and Black Butlers. DX

I can't help that I love Alice in Wonderland to death. D:

The theme does make me want to go ahead and do her Queensland dress complete with an epic Hobby Horse from the Madness Returns game. But that all depends on how lazy I won't be within the next year so I could actually make it.

Not complaining about legitimate cosplays lol. I'm just saying there's gonna be a lot of them XD.

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