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Registration / FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:32:44 AM »
Please post feedback here.

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Ideas and Suggestions / FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:32:36 AM »
Please post feedback here.

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Staff & Volunteers / FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:32:26 AM »
Please post feedback here.

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About the forums / FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:31:35 AM »
Please post feedback here.

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General Convention Discussion / FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:29:53 AM »
Hello everyone,
This is the thread to use for giving your FanimeCon 2012 feedback (programming, concourse food, hotels, etc.). Please abide by the following rules:

* Please remember to respect each other and their opinions. We're all fans of the same things and all have opinions that may differ.
* Please provide as much information as possible so that we can fully understand what you are referring to (i.e. "Event X in Room Y was really bad because it was hard for me to hear what was being played" vs "Event X is bad").
* Always feel free to PM me with issues if you would like to keep it more private.

We always read our feedback posts and ensure that our staffers understand them.

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Staff & Volunteers / STAFF LIST IS CLOSED!
« on: May 03, 2012, 10:29:01 PM »
We are only accepting volunteers at this point. Please note that it is possible for you to become a dedicated volunteer, meaning that you only volunteer for specific departments for your hours.

It's fun (I started out as one) and you can earn your money back! Want more information? http://www.fanime.com/community/volunteers (or e-mail volunteersATfanime.com )

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Hotel and Facilities / Official Carpool Thread
« on: April 06, 2012, 02:21:32 AM »
Sorry for locking the previous thread without any advanced notice.

FanimeCon has partnered with Ridejoy, a social ridesharing site, to help attendees connect and share rides to our convention! It's easy: after signing up via the special link below, just post a ride offer or request, get matched up with other attendees going your way, then share the ride and gas expenses.

FanimeCon is committing to making our convention sustainable - and also reduce the cost and hassle of traveling to our event. This year we're offering a way to help you do just that. Make your trip to FanimeCon more convenient, earth-friendly and fun!

As always, if you have any questions, please message me or post in this thread. =)

http://ridejoy.com/fanime

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Hotel and Facilities / Hotel FAQ (Updated 3/2/12)
« on: February 06, 2012, 07:43:05 PM »
Locked the original thread to make this FAQ.

Q: Hotel website?
A: https://www.cmrhousing.com/FANI_4A/Welcome.aspx <--that ;)

Q: When will rooms be available?
A: Our hotel website opened on February 6th at noon.

Q: The dates in the hotel that I want are booked. What are my options?
A: You can contact CMR (information below) to be added to the waitlist. There are no guarantees that your date/hotel will open up, but they will certainly let you know if one does open up!

Monday - Friday, 6am - 6pm (Pacific Time)
(800) 924-4232 (Toll Free U.S. & Canada)
(415) 979-2282 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
FanimeHousing@cmrus.com

Q: I'm on staff. Do I book my room through this hotel website?
A: No. The current information flow is that HR will send the information out to the staff list. The process of booking a staff room differs from the "public" (for lack of a better word) hotel website.

Q: I called <one of your hotels> and was told that rooms aren't available.
A: Yes, rooms have been blocked off and can only be reserved through our hotel website.

Q: I hear something is happening at the DoubleTree Hotel. Does that mean that I'm not allowed to book there if I'm not attending the event?
A: If it's a hotel listed on the hotel website, you can definitely book there without restrictions. Clockwork Alchemy, an event run by the Steampunk Federation (presented by FanimeCon) will be held at the DoubleTree hotel all weekend long. It is "a glorious celebration of all things Steampunk" and will be fun and exciting. :D

Q: I'm worried about the hotel deposit. I don't want to be charged _ per night.
A: Each hotel charges a different amount. Unfortunately, we are unable to post this information as it might differ from the time you book your reservation to the time you check in. You could always call the hotel and ask them directly.

Please note that it is preferred that you use a credit card (instead of a debit card) upon checking in as the "funds" are generally easier and faster to return to your account. There are reasons as to why this happens, but I don't want to get into this process (it's long and boring).

There have also been reports that funds were never put on hold for their deposit, but please do not plan your trip off of this. Expect that you'll have a deposit/hold so that no expected surprises ruin your weekend.

Q: There are three hotels that are pretty far away (DoubleTree, Radisson, and Wyndham). How do we get to FanimeCon from those hotels? (Added on 2/7/12, Updated on 2/25/12)
A: We will have a shuttle that goes from those hotels to the convention center (details will be coming later). If those are not options that you would like to use, there is also public transportation.

The shuttle will be running in a continuous loop to/from the San Jose Convention Center for the DoubleTree, Radisson, and Wyndham.

For the schedule, there are three different times listed. Peak = approx. every 15 to 20 minutes, Off Peak = approx. every 30 to 45 minutes, and Overnight = approx. every hour.

(Information is not finalized and might change)

Thursday, May 24
5:00pm – 11:00pm (off peak)

Friday, May 25 / Saturday, May 26 / Sunday, May 27
8:00am – 2:00pm (off peak)
2:00pm – 7:00pm (peak)
7:00pm – 2:00am (off peak)
2:00am – 8:00am (overnight)

Monday, May 28
8:00am – 2:00pm (off peak)
2:00pm – 6:00pm (off peak)

Q: Shuttle? How expensive will this be from the other available public transportation? (Added on 3/2/12)
A: We take care of our members! As such, the shuttle is an exclusive service provided to our members for free. Besides, it would be fair for us to ask/suggest/tell you to walk to your hotel room (if you are staying at the outside hotels).

Q: I heard something about FanimeCon keycards?
A: Yes. We had special keycards for each of the FanimeCon hotels. It seems to be returning this year. ;)

Q: I have a question, what do I do?
A: Post here or PM me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Staff & Volunteers / *LAST* Staff Meeting is on May 20th, 2012
« on: February 03, 2012, 04:51:58 AM »
THIS IS THE FINAL AND MANDATORY STAFF MEETING!

Date: May 20th, 2012
Location: Parkside Hall, B side 180 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95113 [Google Map Link]
Time: 3PM is the general meeting (if you are a department or division head, please check with your manager as to what time you need to show up).
Closest Parking: Hyatt Place ($15 for the entire day on the weekend) or City View Plaza ($7 for the entire day on the weekend, free with validation from certain businesses).

Notes:
* Please remember that meetings are for staff members only. If you are unsure about where to park, ask your immediate manager.
* Please do not bring pets to meetings unless previously arranged with the Facilities. Venues have strict animal policies that we do not wish to cross.

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I'm sorry for the (possible) misleading subject line.

This will serve as an FAQ until our hotel room website goes live.

Q: When will rooms be available? (Updated on February 2nd)
A: Hotel rooms will be available on February 6th at noon. As soon as we're complete with the code and checking all of the text to ensure that the information is correct. The original target date was "by the end of January" but this might be missed (continue reading to see why). We are going to miss the January timeframe, but will give updates as we get/have them.

Q: I read somewhere that you won't release the hotel website as soon as it is ready. Why not?!
A: In order to let the word spread about the hotel website opening, we're going to announce the date that it goes live well ahead of time (preferably a week in advance, but it might only be 3-4 business days) so that the word can spread. We found out that it's not really fair to just launch the website randomly and hope that everyone is paying attention to our website 24/7.

Q: I'm on staff. Do I book my room through this hotel website?
A: No. The current information flow is that HR will send the information out to the staff list. The process of booking a staff room differs from the "public" (for lack of a better word) hotel website.

Q: I called <one of your hotels> and was told that rooms aren't available.
A: Yes, rooms have been blocked off and can only be reserved through our hotel website.

Q: Where will information be posted? (Added on 1/22 thanks to Runewitt)
A: The official Twitter account, the official Facebook account, the FanimeCon website, and these forums.

Q: I have a question, what do I do?
A: Post here or PM me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Staff & Volunteers / Help us help you find information about staffing
« on: January 21, 2012, 11:25:46 PM »
Staff Recruitment Website: http://apps.fanime.com/2012/staffapply/spotlight.php

So we know that it's not the easiest task to join FanimeCon and we're been incorporating feedback over the years. However, there are still numerous things that we might not see that people are frustrated about. This is where you post your honest feedback about how the staffing process works.

What I'm looking for are comments about:
 * The difficulty of finding an open position.
 * Communication difficulties after finding an open position that you're looking for.
 * What information you feel are lacking on the open positions.
 * Information like this that we can use to better the staff recruitment website.

What I've received so far (thanks to everyone on this list):
Gigantor - General confusion about the process.
smurfqueen - General confusion about the process. Attempted to e-mail someone and was recommended to go to the meeting, but was confused at the meeting.
Somethingducky - No idea where to find information.

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Registration / Professional Registration isn't up yet
« on: January 14, 2012, 03:28:16 AM »
Yup, we're aware and are working on it. :)

That's all the status update I can currently give, but we're working hard on it!

[Update 2/28: The FAQ has been posted and can be found here. Please let me know if you have any questions by e-mailing us or posting here.

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Ideas and Suggestions / FanimeCon 2010 Feedback Thread
« on: May 29, 2010, 10:37:02 PM »
Place feedback here please.

We do have staffers that read this, so in order to keep things better organized, please use a format such as the following to give your feedback:
[Department Name/Event Name: Description]

i.e.

Marketing: Needs better Marketing.
Dealers: Needs more dealers!

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Registration / FanimeCon 2010 Registration Hours
« on: May 01, 2010, 05:25:26 AM »
For those of you that goes straight to the forums.

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Early Registration closes in less than three weeks, on May 19th. After that, FanimeCon 2010 membership registration will be available only at the convention itself. One feature of registering early is group pickup: leaders that register their groups before May 19th pick up all membership badges for the entire group. When groups register at the convention, all members must be present at FanimeCon Registration to get a membership.

Here are the prices and hours for FanimeCon 2010 Registration after May 19th:

FanimeCon 2010 Registration Hours at the Convention:

Friday, May 28, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 29, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 30, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Monday, May 31, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

(Note: Registration will also be open Thursday, May 27, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for pre-registration pickup, but membership purchases must wait until Friday.)

FanimeCon 2010 Membership Prices:
(Single-day and two-day memberships are available only at the convention.)

Full Weekend Membership for Friday to Monday, May 28-31: $60
Single-day membership for only Friday, May 28: $30
Single-day membership for only Saturday, May 29: $35
Single-day membership for only Sunday, May 30: $35
Single-day membership for only Monday, May 31: $25

Thank you to everybody who already registered. To everybody else, wouldn’t you like to join the party too?
We hope to see you there!

(I'm sure that Eric will be here shortly to sticky this post :P)

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General Convention Discussion / Lost Something at FanimeCon?
« on: May 26, 2008, 07:08:04 PM »
Hello all,
If you have lost something at FanimeCon, please follow the following procedures before emailing lost @ fanime dot com .

 - If your item was lost in either of the hotel spaces, contact that hotel (Hilton, Marriott, etc.).
 - If you did not file a 'lost item' report at the convention with Con-Ops, email Lost @ Fanime (email listed above).
Note: You can also email lost@fanime if you would like. If you do email lost@fanime, please describe the item as best to you (identifying marks/scratches, color, etc.).

Phone Numbers:
Hilton - (408) 287-2100
Marriott - (408) 280-1300
Fairmont - (408) 998-1900
Sainte Claire Hotel - (408) 298-1234
Crowne Plaza - (408) 998-0400
Hotel Montgomery - (408) 282-8800

[Edited for clarity]

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