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23 August 2009 @ 10:16 am
The Nightmare Continues...  
Since I apparently can't sell my Silver Ticket to the Vancouver SPN Con, I'm trying to work out travel arrangements. *bites nails*

Dear God, I cannot find a nearby hotel where I can stay all the nights I need to be in Vancouver!

So here's my latest beg-o-gram: does anyone have room for another person to share lodgings from Friday night to Sunday night?

I'm tearing my hair out over this whole thing! :0

 
 
 
emlynleyemlynley on August 23rd, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
i'm pretty sure the hostel nearby still has a double room (w/private bath) available. it's about $40/night each and i'd be happy to share with you rather than go 5/room which is what i'm set up for at the moment....

yes, i just checked at it's available. it's closer to $100 total, but still better than the hotel and 2 blocks away.

oops, i'm signed in under my other username. i'm emerald_angel9 too

Edited at 2009-08-23 05:26 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 23rd, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
I will totally go for that if you can get reservations!

My backup was the Bosman (no Saturday night), and everything else is either "No" or "Bedbugs!"

Ping me back, please!

And thank you!
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JJ: jensen facepalmjolietjones on August 23rd, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
*bites nails with you*

I hope it all works out for you.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 23rd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
EmeraldAngel saved me! I see daylight!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
We've got the hostel locked down, so we're in the clear-- and I've booked my flights, finally. *whew*

I'll try to email you in the next few days with some info-- you'll be settled in days before me!
ErinRua: Ack!erinrua on August 23rd, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Wait, you're going after all? EEEE! I wish I could help you with the room, but my room is full. So I hope you can work out the hostel arrangments or something. *HUG!* See you in Vancouver!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Yes, I have the flights booked and I'm back on board. SO much flailing in between time. *pants*

Let's see if we can arrange a meetup, though I'm not sure I'll bring my computer. I'd hate for it to get stolen!
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Queen of Musicdove95 on August 23rd, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
I'd consider buying your ticket if transportation to get there wasn't twice as much as the ticket.

Sorry you're having problems with it. If you go, talk to my friend lexalot. She's deathly afraid of being with that many crazies and going alone. Comment on her LJ and tell her I sent you. You can ask her about the other stuff too.

Good luck!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
My transportation came down to about $570 (still too much!) plus whatever the dreaded ground-transportation comes to. Apparently, Vancouver is not big on the free shuttle situation, even if we WERE staying at one of the higher end places. I so wish they were holding the conn in Seattle instead-- it's so much more convenient, in so many ways.

Still going to Wincon in October? I've paid for my ticket there!
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Deadbeat Nymph: sammy chugdeadbeat_nymph on August 23rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I know this wasn't what you'd decided, but I'm still excited for you. Boys! And I feel that a con in Vancouver has great potential, since the boys won't be all jet-lagged or harried. You know?

I hope the hostel works out for you. *crosses fingers and toes*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Now that I've planned and committed, I'm excited all over again too! One of the reasons I sprang for Vancouver to begin with (and this is a first for me) is because it's during filming season AND it's where the boys already live. So I thought the chances of one or both of them backing out were limited.

Plus (puts ignorance firmly on display), I honestly thought Vancouver and Seattle were closer together and that this would all be less of a hassle. Though I bought the ticket anyway, but still-- flying into Seattle is no cheaper or less aggravating once you look into car rentals or the once-a-day bus/train of eternity that goes between the cities. :0
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frostian: buckets o sunshinefrostian on August 23rd, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
PM me if things don't pan out. My hotel is .5 miles away at Yaletown (I booked the place b/c of the pricing and ... food). I could call the hotel and see if I can switch reservations for two double beds instead!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
We were able to get reservations, but I sure appreciate the offer! I'd have gone for it otherwise-- and would probably not have thought about getting much farther away from the Conn center myself because I don't know Vancouver at all, and I have no feel for what the various areas are like (how pricey, how seedy, how no-issues-whatsoever). 1/2 mile is nothing, at least not for those of us who don't wear heels!

I'll PM you beforehand- I think I'll be taking another niece's cast-off cellphone, and I'll have to work out the number and such for meeting up wtih people! So many fangirls, and the ones I actually know online are probably some 2% of the throng that will be there!
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I'm Mulder, She's Scully: Chicagorunedgirl on August 24th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I so hope things work out for you -- will try to find you to say hi in person!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Please! Send me an IM beforehand so I'll have some idea of what you look like and where you'll be! Looks like I'm slated to be there latish on Friday, unfortunately, but longer on Monday. :0

The path to/from Sacramento and Vancouver is less than kind, let us say. You can leave at 6:00am (no thanks!) or 12:30pm or later for Vancouver. And coming home is similar-- 0-dark-hundred departure OR close to evening.

My best return time, and I gritted my teeth and took it, has me flying Vancouver to Salt Lake and changing planes to return to Sacramento. That kind of thing makes me nuts. But not as nuts as flying down to LAX as the connection point instead. Or Denver. :0