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Dealers Room / Re: Fruits Basket Collector's Edition Manga
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:33:14 AM »
Dealers still sell some Fruits Basket merch, though not as many booths were selling manga last year as there were in years past.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Fanime 2018 Roommate Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:26:58 AM »
You might want to update the hotel list, Ramada is not an offered hotel this year and there are more options availiable by the airport.

Hotel and Facilities / No Parking Discounts This Year?
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:44:57 AM »
Taking a look at the hotel information and noticed parking is much more expensive for all hotels this year. In the past it's usually been a 50% discount on parking for Fanime guests, was that not part of the contract this year?

Hotel and Facilities / Re: 2018 Hotel Registration times?
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:20:51 AM »
I also got the 17th at 7am.
I wonder how many people are in each time slot? To have fit everyone who registered between Nov 7th - Jan 8th into 3 days

Registration / Re: Late pre-registration
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:30:44 AM »
You'll likely be day 2 or day 3 hotel block, still before general public but I wouldnt hold out too much hope for a full weekend stay within walking distance. Waitlist is always an option and many people have had success with it.

If distance is the most important thing for you, and you can afford it, I would look into booking one of the hotels not set aside for Fanime, like Hotel de Anza or Four Points Downtown. They'll be quite a bit more expensive, but less stress when booking.

Registration / Re: 2018 Reg Opens Nov 7th
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:06:57 PM »
Finished 2 minutes past Noon, so I am pretty happy with my spot. On the slip side I don't know how my other mates did, and one of the guys that said he was going to take care of a Room this year had not done so 6 hours after reg opened up (he probably didnt know how competitive getting rooms is). Well I at least have my reg to guarantee a room most likely
6 hours? Yikes. Gone are the days of waiting days or weeks after housing goes up and still being confident you can get a room.

Registration / Re: 2018 Reg Opens Nov 7th
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »
I wish I had thought to check facebook or twitter first, I think that's what I ended up doing last year, but at least there was no slowdown once I got to the reg page.

Registration / Re: 2018 Reg Opens Nov 7th
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:34:27 AM »
So how was everyone's registration experience? I tried the website first which crashed as expected. Found the direct link on facebook and was able to complete reg by 12:05, so hopefully early enough for first housing window.

Registration / 2018 Reg Opens Nov 7th
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:20:04 PM »
Reg for 2018 - Nov 7th @ Noon PST


New for this year:

Club Registration for large groups who need a single invoice for registration

No more Group Registration

Register for a Child Badge online instead of on-site

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Marriott's Clean Room Contest
« on: June 01, 2017, 06:43:12 PM »
That's really a very neat idea.

I will gladly trade the mob of angry reglious protesters telling me I'm going to hell for a handful of food vendors, hands down.

Can anyone please tell me if Thursday night swap meet is badge free?
No badge needed to shop on Thursday, only to sell

Hotel and Facilities / Re: CLOCKWORK/FANIMECON
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:45:09 PM »
Clockwork Alchemy (as far as I know) takes place entirely in the Double Tree Hotel. Fanime however is spread out over several buildings including the convention center proper, South Hall (swapmeet), the Fairmont Hotel (panels), Civic Center Auditorium (musicfest, masquerade), and Parkside Hall (Black & White Ball).

Hotel and Facilities / Re: ?Hotel Waitlist?
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:57:55 AM »
I believe they try to make waitlist is first come first serve. I hope something comes through for you.

I'm actually still waiting on my rooms. I'm guessing the later you waitlist, the less priority you get for your rooms? Hilton, Marriot, and Westin were my choices

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Reserving Hotel Rooms 2017... fun times
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:47:05 PM »
Another year of pain and suffering for me at least. I had the first slot at 7am so I was up and ready way before. Out of curiosity, I began checking the site only a minute before 7 and already the entire hilton was booked out and some of the Marriott as well...

In the end, I booked a room with two double beds at the Hyatt from Thursday to Tuesday (I cosplay and have a friend who does artist alley, so we always have so much stuff. Checking in a day early and out a day late honestly saves so much hair pulling and strokes) with my window at 7am.
I think the reason it looked like Hilton and Marroitt were already selling out are because they didn't offer the days you needed. Everytime I've stayed at Hilton I've always needed to be waitlisted for Thursday, they just never seem to have those rooms loaded into the system on opening day. Add to that a Tuesday checkout, which is an unusual day to check out and not all hotels offer that day as part of their Fanime block.

I thought about staying until Tuesday myself this year, but when I checked for a Tuesday checkout my choices were pretty limited. A Monday checkout and everything was still availiable.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Reserving Hotel Rooms 2017... fun times
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:16:15 PM »
Weiss Schwarz, I would recommend looking into one of the local hotels not affiliated with Fanime while you wait for Friday to roll around. I know there are a few hotels in the downtown area that don't offer Fanime discounts and had rooms open when I checked earlier today. AirBNB is also an option that I know people have fallen back on in the past.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Reserving Hotel Rooms 2017... fun times
« on: January 18, 2017, 01:26:43 PM »
Was anyone else able to reserve a second room by using a group member's registration ID? That's what I did last year, but for some reason, it keeps rejecting all my group members' IDs as "invalid". I'm freaking out now because I NEED a second room in the same hotel, but it looks like THAT'S not happening...
Try calling the housing line directly, they can probably take care of it for you.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Reserving Hotel Rooms 2017... fun times
« on: January 18, 2017, 07:59:01 AM »
The site crashed as I submitted my confirmation. I had to call to make sure it all went through. This was at 7:04 and finally connected at 7:15

Not quite as stressful as the old way, but still had me on edge making sure I had a room.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: 2017 Hotels....
« on: January 12, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
I was about 15 mins behind reg opening because I couldnt get the page to load on my phone. I have a 10am 1/18 time slot.

I wonder how many people are allowed in each booking window and if the later slots have even more people in them?

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Fairmont Hotel questions (taxes/ paying)
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:57:11 AM »
1) City Occupancy Tax 10% per room, per night
 2) Convention Center Facilities District Tax (CCFD) 4% per room, per night
 3) Business District Assessment (HBID) $2.50 per room, per night
 4) California Tourism Assessment 0.065% per room, per night
 5) Property Based Business Improvement District (PBID) $0.50 per room, per night
Don't forget to factor in parking which is valet only at Fairmont. As for paying with cash I know people have done so in the past, but I believe the hotel still needs a credit card for the security deposit.

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