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Title: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on January 22, 2015, 07:57:59 AM
so what's the plans everyone?   

can we plan one on Saturday so we can harass Chris C. to attend?  ;)
Title: Re: Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on January 22, 2015, 08:05:12 AM
I'll be there starting Friday morning and would love to meet up. Last year Jim W. and I met for breakfast at the food trucks on Friday or Saturday and it worked out really well.
Title: Re: Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on January 22, 2015, 08:08:09 AM
i love breakfast meet ups! 
can't do it on a morning that i'll be going for exclusives/sig's tho
Title: Re: Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on January 22, 2015, 08:42:12 AM
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can we plan one on Saturday so we can harass Chris C. to attend?  ;)

Aaaaaaaa!   I'm being harassed!    ::Runs around in circles:: 

I will be there Fri, but not Sat.
Title: Re: Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Jim Watari on January 22, 2015, 10:31:29 AM
Yeah the food truck area is the easiest , because you are usually lining up anyway. Meet up in line , then people hold spots while other people get food :D. The lines usually go right past the food trucks in between the Hilton and the Marriott which is right in front of the convention center. Which is also where most of the cosplay people hangout

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Title: Re: Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on January 22, 2015, 11:11:22 AM
I am up for a meet-up either day. I'll be coming in on Friday. If not the food trucks then maybe the Starbucks at the Marriott or if people want breakfast there is a Denny's right down the street.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 22, 2015, 02:08:14 PM
I'm not sure.We spend most of our non-con time at Disneyland, but I can try for a meetup... We'll be there all 3 days.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on January 22, 2015, 02:08:34 PM
I'm going Friday only but open to anything that day
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on January 22, 2015, 03:58:35 PM
Since there's a good chance I might be running solo at WC ... kids staying home for Easter, my best buddy may have work ... I'm definitely open to meeting up ... or maybe I'll just randomly sit next to Jim W or another board friend in the Arena! :)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on January 22, 2015, 05:27:25 PM
We can always have one on Friday, Saturday, and Easter meetup on Sunday  >:D
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Miss Kitty on January 23, 2015, 12:29:02 PM
Hearthstone Lounge (all age) at the GRAND CALIFORNIAN. Nice place. I'd say Trader Sam's, but it's usually really crowded.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: RobT2K on January 25, 2015, 10:09:11 PM
I'll try to make it to whatever you guys plan, my daughters and I will be there all weekend. We made it to the comic con breakfast last summer and enjoyed meeting everyone we could.

Does everyone still have their forum lanyards? Those helped us find others and we got noticed a few times too. It was funny when my youngest daughter asked me "how do you know all these people?"
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 01:05:13 PM
i can organize a meet up on Thurs. night for supper. i'm open to suggestions on location.

before i do tho, how many are interested? Please post & i'll keep the list here
alyssa +2 (mom & dad)



I also think a meet up on Friday would be very cool- drinks & food?  is there a fun bar
cracksback


Me & my folks are going to the Masquerade. I would be open to organizing a meet up just prior at the food trucks for supper &  attending the show.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on February 12, 2015, 01:16:04 PM
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i can organize a meet up on Thurs. night for supper. i'm open to suggestions on location.

before i do tho, how many are interested? Please post & i'll keep the list here
alyssa +2 (mom & dad)



I also think a meet up on Friday would be very cool- drinks & food?  is there a fun bar

Me & my folks are going to the Masquerade. I would be open to organizing a meet up just prior at the food trucks for supper &  attending the show.
Supper? What's that? You mean dinner right? ;) Oh you must be from the East Coast ;D
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on February 12, 2015, 01:18:56 PM
Anyways, I haven't finalized my travel schedule in terms of when I'm coming in, if I'm flying or driving down, if the family and kids are coming or I'm running solo or if my buddy can get off of work from Car Max, so once it's gets closer and all this becomes clearer I'll know. But if I'm solo, I'd love to meet for ... dinner!  >:D
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 01:30:07 PM
on the farm, dinner was always at noon....



can we just agree that 'dinner/supper' is the meal at 6pm ish?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on February 12, 2015, 01:33:42 PM
Hobbits have both:

Breakfast
Second Breakfast
Elevenses
Luncheon
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Supper
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on February 12, 2015, 01:34:29 PM
The coolest bar in Anaheim is Trader Sam's at Disneyland Hotel,  but it's small and will likely be packed on Friday night.

I'm in for any Friday meetup at any time. It's the only day I will be at WC
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 12, 2015, 01:35:48 PM
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on the farm, dinner was always at noon....

Then when did you have lunch? ;)

We're coming in on Thursday night. I'm guessing we'll be arriving in Anaheim about 6 pm and rushing to the convention center to grab badges, but if there's an easy place to meet up and say hi, I'd be interested in doing so. Downtown Disney would work well for us, since our hotel is there.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 12, 2015, 01:36:30 PM
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Hobbits have both:

Breakfast
Second Breakfast
Elevenses
Luncheon
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Supper

Did you forget the 'Late Supper'? ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 01:56:14 PM
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We're coming in on Thursday night. I'm guessing we'll be arriving in Anaheim about 6 pm and rushing to the convention center to grab badges, but if there's an easy place to meet up and say hi, I'd be interested in doing so. Downtown Disney would work well for us, since our hotel is there.

hummmm

I was thinking the Marriott restaurant ... but that was with doing zero research LOL
i guess, most everyone who's there on thursday has a car?  so it could be anywhere there's parking?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on February 12, 2015, 02:02:12 PM
There's a fairly new location of famous LA chain Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles very close to the CC in Anaheim: http://www.roscoeschickenandwaffles.com/#!locations/ckiy

I'd be up for that on Thursday evening after badge pickup (myself plus spouse and quiet 12 year old). Once the Con starts I'm not good at meeting in the evenings, but I'll meet Saturday and/or Sunday morning for breakfast (food trucks or proper restaurant).

-Martin
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 02:18:27 PM
ok, i can eat there.  who am i kidding that place looks yummy.  I'll give them a call & see if the tables can be put together.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on February 12, 2015, 02:25:16 PM
Oh Darn I guess I didn't read Alyssa's post close enough or maybe that whole "supper" piece threw me off but I've got work on Thursday so would be coming after that so it would be way late or early Friday morning.  :'(
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 03:14:07 PM
drat, i was looking forward to catching up with you over SUPPER

what time do folks want to do something on Friday?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 12, 2015, 03:48:03 PM
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what time do folks want to do something on Friday?

Honestly, if we're talking after the con starts, I would have to know the evening schedule.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on February 12, 2015, 04:22:08 PM
I'm not sure about Thursday night yet, have to see if I can get the day off; on Friday I'll be waiting for my daughter to get out of school before coming, which will give me time to bake cookies. I'm all for dinner on Friday and breakfast on Sat just let me know where and when and I'll bring my Easter goodie bags.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: RobT2K on February 12, 2015, 05:39:11 PM
Breakfast meet ups seem to work well since wonder con has a later start time. Fri evening is usually the D.C.animated movie premier, I've gone to meet ups after the night programming at the Marriott bar/lounge and they were well attended.
I'm already getting excited for the con!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on February 12, 2015, 06:10:50 PM
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Breakfast meet ups seem to work well since wonder con has a later start time. Fri evening is usually the D.C.animated movie premier, I've gone to meet ups after the night programming at the Marriott bar/lounge and they were well attended.
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Honestly, if we're talking after the con starts, I would have to know the evening schedule.


waiting till programing is announced makes sense-  tentatively the choice seems to be, meet up in the AM at the food trucks *and* post supper/programing in the marriott lounge?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: darkron9 on February 12, 2015, 06:43:05 PM
I'm in for all three days!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Jim Watari on February 18, 2015, 01:30:38 PM
Anytime is good for me, I'll probably be driving all days
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 18, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
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Anytime is good for me, I'll probably be driving all days

Hey, Jim, just save us all seats in the Arena on Saturday and we'll show up. ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 07, 2015, 12:07:36 PM
Less than a month till WonderCon and so excited. Looking forward to meeting up with those of you that are there. I will be coming down on Thursday to pick up my badge, but won't be arriving till late afternoon on Friday since I have to pick my daughter up from school before coming back.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 07, 2015, 01:00:31 PM
I will definitely text you and hopefully be able to catch up with you dolphinax2! I hope to see others too!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: RobT2K on March 07, 2015, 07:17:42 PM
My daughters and I are really getting excited for the con. They're sooo happy that bat girl is on the program and most likely the shirt too! That will be two years in a row for strong female super heroes on the shirt. They love Babs Tar's new design too.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 07, 2015, 07:24:37 PM
Yip, do that Mel and Kitty is suppose to come on Friday too. Since I won't be there till around 3pm I will use the time to make cookies and maybe some fudge or brownies :) So we will definitely have a meet up so I can pass out the Easter cookie bags  8)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 07, 2015, 09:31:07 PM
i too will be baking and have See's lollypops. We (the onions and I) would love to attend any and all. Still not sure when I'll be working, so come on by to see if we are there. Come get your con shirt, comics and stuff!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2015, 06:34:15 AM
i am going to have to officially bail from the thursday nite meet up

my folks & i have decided to do the SD Zoo on thursday & just won't be back in time for supper
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: RobT2K on March 10, 2015, 04:19:19 PM
There's also the "safari park" that is also part of the sd zoo, it's in north sd county, so it's closer to Anaheim. It's set up more like an African Savannah and is more realistic than a normal zoo. The lion exhibit is amazing and you get very close!
Just an option,I didn't know if you knew about the zoos other park

Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2015, 04:34:06 PM
thx
if i promote the safari park, i'll end up missing the first day of wondercon
 :o
they're on a mission to see the SD zoo
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 10, 2015, 09:10:01 PM
Do you want to have a Thursday night meetup with SD locals, Alyssa? Just kidding, I know it's parent time and you probably want to get back to your hotel in Anaheim. I love the San Diego Zoo! If you think you would come back to visit during SDCC or anything it might be worth it to get a Family Membership, which will come with I believe at least two free one-time use passes and entry for you and one other person every time you come during the year and also free skyfari and tram. Depending what type individual tickets you are getting, could be cheaper.

/end derail
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on March 10, 2015, 09:23:09 PM
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thx
if i promote the safari park, i'll end up missing the first day of wondercon
 :o
they're on a mission to see the SD zoo
As a former "Family Membership" partaker, I concur that I enjoy the "San Diego Wild Animal Park" now known apparently as "San Diego Zoo Safari Park" is a bit more enjoyable. It's easier and more relaxing too to just sit and chill in a tram vs having to walk all around. However, the SD Zoo is the classic tourist trap and is in San Diego. The "Safari Park" is actually in Escondido which is closer to Anaheim by almost 30 minutes. 
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 11, 2015, 06:57:56 AM
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/end derail

Derail!

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Just kidding.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: karatekid on March 11, 2015, 06:48:41 PM
No DC. No Dark Horse Comics. No Marvel. At this rate I may not even go and be there for any meet up!  >:(
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2015, 08:08:41 AM
Actually, I'll be in SD on thursday night  ;)

the current plan is to go to the zoo on thursday & Joes crab shack on 4325 Ocean Blvd SD for supper.  I don't know what time we'll be there, maybe 6:30 ish.  We're up for a meet up there if anyone wants to come! 

Friday, i think i'll catch a ride up to WC then my folks can enjoy the hotel, safari park and drive up to Anaheim.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: darkron9 on March 12, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
Again, I'm up for a meet up.  I'll be there Thursday night all the way through Sunday afternoon.  Not sure which will be more reliable with all the wireless traffic going on, but PM me for my text or FB messenger info. 
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 12, 2015, 09:51:59 AM
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Actually, I'll be in SD on thursday night  ;)

the current plan is to go to the zoo on thursday & Joes crab shack on 4325 Ocean Blvd SD for supper.  I don't know what time we'll be there, maybe 6:30 ish.  We're up for a meet up there if anyone wants to come! 

Friday, i think i'll catch a ride up to WC then my folks can enjoy the hotel, safari park and drive up to Anaheim.
I'm heading up bright and early Friday morning if you need a lift.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2015, 09:54:22 AM
actually chris c & i are driving up together----   >:D

i've been warned to expect sudden & violent outbursts directed towards other drivers

thx for the offer tho!
able to come to Joes on thursday?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 12, 2015, 09:59:41 AM
I'd love to, but I work Thursday night. Still debating whether to take it off or not though for extra sleep. If I take it off I will come meet you guys!  Will keep you posted!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 12, 2015, 10:00:43 AM
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actually chris c & i are driving up together----   >:D

i've been warned to expect sudden & violent outbursts directed towards other drivers

I am the "ride" she mentioned.

When I picked up some people for SDCC a couple of years ago, I was exhausted from moving to my new place the weekend before.  Another driver committed a MINOR infraction in front of me and I start SCREAMING obscenities at them.

I'm sitting there out of breath from screaming and all of a sudden I hear laughing from my passengers.

I was so tired I forgot they were in the car with me and didn't realize they were there until they laughed.

True story.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Zero on March 12, 2015, 10:24:04 AM
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I am the "ride" she mentioned.

When I picked up some people for SDCC a couple of years ago, I was exhausted from moving to my new place the weekend before.  Another driver committed a MINOR infraction in front of me and I start SCREAMING obscenities at them.

I'm sitting there out of breath from screaming and all of a sudden I hear laughing from my passengers.

I was so tired I forgot they were in the car with me and didn't realize they were there until they laughed.

True story.

o.O!  This is... Emergency forum global moderator/administrator meeting, now!  ;p
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2015, 10:44:07 AM
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I'd love to, but I work Thursday night. Still debating whether to take it off or not though for extra sleep. If I take it off I will come meet you guys!  Will keep you posted!
imdoubt we will be drinking hard ;) so it could be seen as an early night?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 12, 2015, 12:02:47 PM
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imdoubt we will be drinking hard ;) so it could be seen as an early night?

Your parent's aren't gonna get ripped and close down Joe's??  ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 12, 2015, 12:52:56 PM
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o.O!  This is... Emergency forum global moderator/administrator meeting, now!  ;p

Wait.... what happened?   Why?  Am I in trouble?   Alyssa did it--its all her fault!   ::Points::

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Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2015, 02:11:32 PM
to bring this back to the topic..... lol
update on the meet ups

thursday in sd at joes
anyone organizing a thursday evening event in Anaheim?

I'd like to do a Firday nite supper at that chicken & waffle place-

anything for Sat morning
or sunday morning?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Jim Watari on March 12, 2015, 02:28:18 PM
I'll be at the Saturday Morning Breakfast Burrito meet up at the food trucks/Morning entrance line  >:D
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on March 12, 2015, 02:29:17 PM
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I'll be at the Saturday Morning Breakfast Burrito meet up at the food trucks/Morning entrance line  >:D

Me too!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2015, 03:14:07 PM
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I'll be at the Saturday Morning Breakfast Burrito meet up at the food trucks/Morning entrance line  >:D

added to the list

thursday pm in sd at joe's crab shack on the beach @ 6:30 ish

anyone organizing a thursday evening event in Anaheim?

Firday nite supper at that chicken & waffle place.  Time is TBA

Sat morning
Breakfast Burrito meet up at the food trucks/Morning entrance line

anyone organizing a sunday morning/supper meet up?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 12, 2015, 03:30:24 PM
I'll set up the 'super early morning line at Disneyland waiting for the park to open' meetup...  >:D

Pick any day you wish. We'll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 16, 2015, 04:10:04 PM


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I'll set up the 'super early morning line at Disneyland waiting for the park to open' meetup...  >:D

Pick any day you wish. We'll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

That actually sounds kind of fun! It's been a long time since I was at the gates when they opened up but always a unique experience. I particularly like the little matching band playing Disney songs announcing the opening right after you walk through the turnstiles...assuming they still do that.

How busy have the Disney parks been during WonderCon in years past? I have an AP so am already planning on going into DCA - Disneyland too if the fam decides to come up.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 16, 2015, 04:23:05 PM
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That actually sounds kind of fun! It's been a long time since I was at the gates when they opened up but always a unique experience. I particularly like the little matching band playing Disney songs announcing the opening right after you walk through the turnstiles...assuming they still do that.

How busy have the Disney parks been during WonderCon in years past? I have an AP so am already planning on going into DCA - Disneyland too if the fam decides to come up.

It's pretty similar to any other day during Spring Break: if you get to the parks for rope drop, then you are guaranteed a few hours of relatively short lines (between 7 am and 11 am). It starts getting crowded after 11 am. We normally grab lunch about 11:30 am, then head on over to the convention center. During those 4 hours, we've pretty much had a 'full day' at the parks. 

Sometimes we'll have a table-service lunch at Disney (Cafe Orleans is a must at least once during our trip) and we've also been known to take Earl of Sandwich to go and eat it in the Arena while we watch panels. There's also the obligatory morning stop at Pooh Corner for our afternoon panel-watching snacks. ;)

So the answer is, if you're willing to rope drop, you can get in a lot of attractions at the parks. It's a long and exhausting day, but it helps that you're spending most of the afternoon sitting on your butt in panels. But after lunch, the parks get really crowded and tend to stay that way through early evening. We've found this to be true for the past couple of Easter weekends/WonderCons.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: StarBell84 on March 17, 2015, 05:40:47 AM
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added to the list

thursday pm in sd at joe's crab shack on the beach @ 6:30 ish

anyone organizing a thursday evening event in Anaheim?

Firday nite supper at that chicken & waffle place.  Time is TBA

Sat morning
Breakfast Burrito meet up at the food trucks/Morning entrance line

anyone organizing a sunday morning/supper meet up?

I love these ideas. Love joe's crab shack, I'm guessing the chicken and waffle place might be Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles (if so, love love that place) and I love love love Breakfast Burritos so count me in for all three.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 17, 2015, 12:12:49 PM
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It's pretty similar to any other day during Spring Break: if you get to the parks for rope drop, then you are guaranteed a few hours of relatively short lines (between 7 am and 11 am). It starts getting crowded after 11 am. We normally grab lunch about 11:30 am, then head on over to the convention center. During those 4 hours, we've pretty much had a 'full day' at the parks. 

Sometimes we'll have a table-service lunch at Disney (Cafe Orleans is a must at least once during our trip) and we've also been known to take Earl of Sandwich to go and eat it in the Arena while we watch panels. There's also the obligatory morning stop at Pooh Corner for our afternoon panel-watching snacks. ;)

So the answer is, if you're willing to rope drop, you can get in a lot of attractions at the parks. It's a long and exhausting day, but it helps that you're spending most of the afternoon sitting on your butt in panels. But after lunch, the parks get really crowded and tend to stay that way through early evening. We've found this to be true for the past couple of Easter weekends/WonderCons.
Hmm good to know...I was hoping maybe all the schools had done their spring breaks by then. No such luck I guess!

Either way your experience is pretty consistent with anytime we go these days. Mornings are great but afternoons get pretty crowded. I was there on New Year's Eve though (not recommended with children) and believe me nothing will phase me after living through that nightmare!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 17, 2015, 01:41:36 PM
Yep, early morning is pretty much the only way we do DL anymore. Even if we're there for the whole day, we'll take a mid-afternoon break and go back to the hotel to swim, then do a couple of FPs in the late afternoon and see a show. Ride time is primarily morning.

Spring Break is always around Easter. It is the busiest weekend of the Spring Break season (for elementary/middle/high schools).
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 17, 2015, 02:23:37 PM
Yes, my daughter who is in high school will be on Spring Break from March 23 through April 3rd and we live in the Inland Empire. Most of the middle and high schools in the Inland Empire are on spring break during that time frame.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 17, 2015, 06:09:58 PM
Yeah I wasn't sure because some high schools here in north county San Diego have spring break next week, not the week leading up to Easter. Seems like most elementary schools stick to that week though. Works out well for WC attendees though right? In and out of the parks just in time to miss the big rush!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 17, 2015, 06:50:07 PM
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Works out well for WC attendees though right? In and out of the parks just in time to miss the big rush!

Exactly! We've done this every year since WonderCon moved down to Anaheim. We usually stay at the Paradise Pier and we can walk to both the parks and the convention center easily. This year I'm trying something different: we rented points and we're staying at the Grand Californian villas. It's about the same price, but being a DVC rental there are some negatives. Still, we figured we'd try something new.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 17, 2015, 09:10:11 PM
I'm down for a Friday night dinner at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, depends what time though, I see a 6:30-7:30pm Geek & Sundry gaming panel I'm interested in.......though if I'm tired and hungry I can also see me blowing that off for dinner and friendship.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 18, 2015, 06:19:41 AM
Friday night sounds good to me too. I'll be in San Diego Thursday night driving up Friday morning so might be able to make Joe's Crab Shack too. Is that in Oceanside? There are a couple different beachside locations IIRC.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 07:41:53 AM
Joe's Crab Shack
4325 Ocean Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

i'm gonna need to get an approx # of folks attending

me +2
chris h +1
chris c
StellBell84

??
cracksback?
robt2?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 07:54:18 AM
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ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!
Anaheim
2110 South Harbor Blvd.
fri nite supper/dinner/pm meal 6-7pm ish

alyssa +2
cracksback
StellBell84
Oreodoh

i'm sure i've missed folks, please post & i'll add you to the list
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 18, 2015, 08:05:31 AM
I'm with Cracksback... Roscoe's might work, but I too want to attend the Geek & Sundry trivia.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 08:13:08 AM
i have **no** idea abt the timing of the fri meet up LOL
i'd love to meet up with you two so set a time <grin>  i have no problem doing a rolling table too- all tho the restaurant may <lol>

i've always wanted to try that restaurant since i saw it in Anthony Bordains TV show
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 08:21:47 AM
now i'm starving!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 18, 2015, 08:38:22 AM
Ah okay that location's a bit of a trek for me since I'm closer to Escondido so I'll probably just plan on the Friday meetup at the chicken and waffles place.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 18, 2015, 08:39:18 AM
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ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!
Anaheim
2110 South Harbor Blvd.
fri nite supper/dinner/pm meal 6-7pm ish

alyssa +2
cracksback
StellBell84

i'm sure i've missed folks, please post & i'll add you to the list
Count me in!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 18, 2015, 09:49:33 AM
Hey, for those of us who can't make it to Roscoe's, maybe we can have a meetup and for a team for Geek & Sundry trivia! ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 18, 2015, 11:07:21 AM
Alyssa, would 8pm be too late for dinner if we wanted to do the Geek & Sundry panel?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 12:04:02 PM
actually, that might work out really well for me too

my folks are heading up from SD in the late afternoon.  If folks get there early we can eat & wait for you ie a mini roll <ha> table

I may need a ride to the restaurant....
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 18, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
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actually, that might work out really well for me too

my folks are heading up from SD in the late afternoon.  If folks get there early we can eat & wait for you ie a mini roll <ha> table

I may need a ride to the restaurant....
Sounds good to me! TJ, could you do 8? I definitely want to go! Roscoe's is an institution!

I'm also down for a meetup for the Geek & Sundry panel. Prizes!!!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 18, 2015, 02:08:39 PM
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Sounds good to me! TJ, could you do 8? I definitely want to go! Roscoe's is an institution!

I'm also down for a meetup for the Geek & Sundry panel. Prizes!!!

I'm not sure about 8 pm. We are up by 6 am to get into Disneyland, so we tend to have early night. It will really depend on how exhausted I feel after trivia.

I definitely want to do G&S trivia though. DH and I are ready to team up with you!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Godolphin on March 18, 2015, 02:42:47 PM
I'm planning on going to Disneyland Thursday with a one day convention twilight ticket, after 4pm I think.
If anyone is interested
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: RobT2K on March 18, 2015, 03:30:35 PM
I can't believe how close to Wondercon that is!  I've never been there in all the time I've gone up to Disneyland and Wondercon.  I actually stayed at that funky bright yellow carriage inn across the street during the first Anaheim Wondercon, and didn't even notice it.

As long as there aren't any programming conflicts, I'll try to make it over there for dinner on Fri night.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 04:05:56 PM
when is programing out?  Friday?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 18, 2015, 04:26:44 PM
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when is programing out?  Friday?

Yep. Just like SDCC, it's 2 weeks in advance. IIRC, sometimes they are nice and just release the entire programming schedule at once. But sometimes they do it like SDCC and go one day at a time.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 18, 2015, 05:45:13 PM
At some point we should all PM each other's numbers for text!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2015, 05:55:10 PM
sounds good
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on March 22, 2015, 08:28:16 AM
Alyssa, are you in contact with Megan Gotch at all? It would be fun if we could get together and send Leonard a selfie of folks that have co-hosted the Cup O' Tea  :)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: retired on March 25, 2015, 12:51:59 PM
I'm probable for Joe's Crab Shack (though im not a seafood fan  :'( )
Looks like i booked my hotel Thur-> Sun, so i wont have anything to do Thursday. may as well drive down to SD and pretend im driving to comic con. Eat dinner, and drive back lol.

Jopari +2 (That's 3 people Total).

Can I tell Alyssa's parents random, made up, embarrassing stories about her at past Comic Con's?

Also probable for Roscoes (though i don't eat fried chicken....).

Jopari +0 (That's 1 people total)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Zero on March 25, 2015, 05:56:21 PM
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I'm probable for Joe's Crab Shack (though im not a seafood fan  :'( )
Looks like i booked my hotel Thur-> Sun, so i wont have anything to do Thursday. may as well drive down to SD and pretend im driving to comic con. Eat dinner, and drive back lol.

Jopari +2 (That's 3 people Total).

Can I tell Alyssa's parents random, made up, embarrassing stories about her at past Comic Con's?

Also probable for Roscoes (though i don't eat fried chicken....).

Jopari +0 (That's 1 people total)

Ha ha, I like your RSVP message, jopari.  It made me laugh.  This has to be the most hilarious one I've seen in a while.  (What are you going to eat?!  Ha ha.)

Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: retired on March 25, 2015, 05:59:15 PM
Lol. I looked at the menu. I can eat the alcoholic drinks and I'll pick a random fish I guess. Lesser of the seafood evils.  Otherwise I might just hang out a bit, and go eat at rio de gado (Brazilian steak house across from the mall in downtown) love that place...


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Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 25, 2015, 06:01:04 PM
Oh, almost forgot.  I'm really immature and will be doing the "see food" joke over and over.  Fair warning has been called.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 25, 2015, 06:01:26 PM
I've been looking at the menu too! Never been to Rei do Gado but have given it thought!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 25, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
Can't wait to meet up with you guys, after the week we've had I think we'll all be ready for a drink.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: StarBell84 on March 26, 2015, 04:59:02 AM
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Can't wait to meet up with you guys, after the week we've had I think we'll all be ready for a drink.

I second that!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 26, 2015, 09:32:27 AM
fri supper @

Roscoe's House Of Chicken and WafflesDirections
4.1
18 Google reviews
Restaurant
Address: 2110 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone:(714) 823-4130
Hours: Open today · 8:00 am — 11:00 pm
Menu: roscoeschickenandwaffles.com

NO res.  first come first serve- it's is gonna be wacky but we'll make it work!


thursday supper @

Joe's Crab Shack
4325 Ocean Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
Open today
11:00 am — 12:00 am
joescrabshack.com
(858) 274-3474

it's right on teh beach so there's stuff to do if you get there early
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on March 26, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
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fri supper @

Roscoe's House Of Chicken and WafflesDirections
4.1
18 Google reviews
Restaurant
Address: 2110 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone:(714) 823-4130
Hours: Open today · 8:00 am — 11:00 pm
Menu: roscoeschickenandwaffles.com

NO res.  first come first serve- it's is gonna be wacky but we'll make it work!

My family (three of us) are going to the Star Wars Meets Steampunk panel from 6-7 pm on Friday, but plan to head over to Roscoes after. Hope to see some of you there!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 26, 2015, 11:26:11 AM
I think there's a couple of other folks who are attending a panel, TJ & CB(?) that night too

Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2015, 11:32:11 AM
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I think there's a couple of other folks who are attending a panel, TJ & CB(?) that night too

TJ & CB sounds like an 80's buddy cop show.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2015, 11:37:48 AM
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TJ & CB sounds like an 80's buddy cop show.

Ooh! We'll be the Cagney & Lacey of FoCCI!

So I was checking the schedule, and not only is there Geek & Sundry trivia, but the Walking Dead panel is that evening as well. It's not looking good for me to make Roscoe's.  :-[
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 26, 2015, 12:45:10 PM
ohnonottheWD panel---

<sigh>

i did not realize... maybe roscos's on Sunday?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 26, 2015, 02:32:53 PM
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TJ & CB sounds like an 80's buddy cop show.
Hahaha
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 26, 2015, 02:41:48 PM
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Ooh! We'll be the Cagney & Lacey of FoCCI!

So I was checking the schedule, and not only is there Geek & Sundry trivia, but the Walking Dead panel is that evening as well. It's not looking good for me to make Roscoe's.  :-[
Cagney and Lacey were awesome! So I like that idea!

Dang, I did not even see that TWD panel. Maybe Sunday is best. I did end up getting a Sunday badge when they announced the Flash panel.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 26, 2015, 02:45:49 PM
i'm cool with moving it to Sunday.  i hadn't sched. it for then thinking folks would be leaving sunday afternoon
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: darkron9 on March 26, 2015, 02:47:40 PM
I can do Roscoe's on Sunday.  Looks like they have items that may be diabetic friendly.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2015, 03:43:52 PM
Sunday is a maybe for me. I'll be at the Talkback panel, but then the family may drag me back to Disneyland, or we might head right out of town... Uncertain at this point. I'll see what I can do to convince them. ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on March 26, 2015, 03:56:35 PM
Sunday probably works fine too. That doesn't mean I'll skip Friday though :)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mike on March 29, 2015, 03:16:12 PM
Sunday would probably work for me too - wasn't sure before but just booked a hotel room for Saturday night so I'll definitely be there Sunday now.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 29, 2015, 03:35:38 PM
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Sunday is a maybe for me. I'll be at the Talkback panel, but then the family may drag me back to Disneyland, or we might head right out of town... Uncertain at this point. I'll see what I can do to convince them. ;)

i'm thinking right after the talk back panel- so... the family will need to eat won't they? ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 29, 2015, 04:49:49 PM
We should make sure Roscoe's is open on Sunday since it's Easter
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 29, 2015, 04:52:31 PM
Can you give them a call & check on that?

I'm...in a panic abt leaving
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 29, 2015, 05:21:21 PM
Haha. Sure. Be right back!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 29, 2015, 05:24:47 PM
They are open normal hours!


I also just realized according to the map, it's right by the CC walking distance!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 29, 2015, 10:55:33 PM
 Thursday is Joe's Crab Shack in San Diego
Nothing for Friday
Saturday: Meet up at food trucks (Breakfast Burrito)
Sunday: Roscoes
Do I have this right?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 30, 2015, 04:39:52 AM
Thursday is Joe's Crab Shack in San Diego 6:30 ish

Nothing for Friday  [Chris C & I will be there early, outside by the couches?  that confuses me but i'm a passenger & new to wonder con]

Saturday: Meet up at food trucks (Breakfast Burrito)

Sunday: Roscoes just after the con
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: dolphina on March 30, 2015, 09:03:53 AM
@Alyssa & Chris, "out by the couches" are you talking about inside at the Marriott or Hilton? Those are the only couches I know of unless someone is bringing theirs. LOL
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Post by: Mel on March 30, 2015, 09:17:00 AM
^^ hahaha! 

I will be there very early myself b/c I want to score parking and with Con not opening til noon, which is messed up btw, I will have time to kill!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 30, 2015, 09:20:13 AM
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@Alyssa & Chris, "out by the couches" are you talking about inside at the Marriott or Hilton? Those are the only couches I know of unless someone is bringing theirs. LOL

We will be finding a spot in the Hilton lobby/restaurant somewhere.  I need squishy chairs before spending all day on my feet.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Jim Watari on March 30, 2015, 09:24:22 AM

Sunday Roscoe's at 5:00 pm ish ?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 30, 2015, 09:29:16 AM
a bunch of us go to the talk back panel so when that ends, & then add the travel time.  i'll have to round up my folks
but it'll be a rolling table thing
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: beadrbop on March 30, 2015, 09:38:29 PM
Definitely want to meet up. I'm staying at the Hilton and get there on Friday so I'll keep an eye out. Friday isn't as crazy for Press rooms for me (they are later that day) so I can do the lunch trucks after getting badge. Saturday my first press room is at 11 (have to double check). Can't wait to see you all there!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on March 31, 2015, 05:44:42 AM
Chris will be holding court in the Hilton Lobby Friday morning.  Can't miss him <grin>

The management states in his rider that he's not to be left alone with any cute girls.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 06:53:51 AM
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Chris will be holding court in the Hilton Lobby Friday morning.  Can't miss him <grin>

The management states in his rider that he's not to be left alone with any cute girls.

Is the rider the note that is going to pinned to my chest that says, "If lost, please return to etc, etc, etc"?  :P
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: itsmarty on March 31, 2015, 07:05:37 AM
I'm not going to make Roscoes on Sunday. Heading back to SD by 6 pm to save on a night of boarding fees for the dogs.

I'll be there for the Saturday breakfast burritos, though.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 08:29:35 AM
For Joe Thurs, please chime in if you are coming and are not on this list:

Alyssa+2
chris h +1
chris c
StellBell84
cracksback
Jopari +2

Last call will be  5 pm PDT today as a reservation needs to be made.  Also, if you are planning on coming, please be on time as they will not seat us until everyone is there.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mario Wario on March 31, 2015, 09:41:04 AM
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Thursday is Joe's Crab Shack in San Diego 6:30 ish

Nothing for Friday  [Chris C & I will be there early, outside by the couches?  that confuses me but i'm a passenger & new to wonder con]

Saturday: Meet up at food trucks (Breakfast Burrito)


Sunday: Roscoes just after the con
If either of you do not mind, I would like to stop by on Friday or Saturday to say hi and all. I will be at the Hilton so it would be easy to do. All of you here on the forum are really nice, so why not? If you wonder what I look like, I am part of the Facebook group for this forum, and look for Scott.  My profile picture is a photo of me sitting on a Star Trek chair with a Spidey shirt. Lol If it won't work out then that is ok.  :) Does not hurt to ask, right? Take care everyone and have fun at WonderCon!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 31, 2015, 12:34:36 PM
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For Joe Thurs, please chime in if you are coming and are not on this list:

Alyssa+2
chris h +1
chris c
StellBell84
cracksback
Jopari +2

Last call will be  5 pm PDT today as a reservation needs to be made.  Also, if you are planning on coming, please be on time as they will not seat us until everyone is there.
Add a +1 to my Joe's rsvp for Thursday!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 12:38:15 PM
Alyssa+2
chris h +1
chris c
StellBell84
cracksback +1
Jopari +2

That's 12, right?

By the way, I hate shaking hands cuz mine are always ice cold so I just wave instead.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on March 31, 2015, 12:42:42 PM
We are all prepared for you to make it awkward.....that's just what happens when loners who live in Batcaves try to get social.....and when geeks from an online forum meet up
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Post by: dolphina on March 31, 2015, 12:55:52 PM
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By the way, I hate shaking hands cuz mine are always ice cold so I just wave instead.
I'm bringing you "heel warmers" you'll like them :)
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Post by: karatekid on March 31, 2015, 01:03:49 PM
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By the way, I hate shaking hands cuz mine are always ice cold so I just wave instead.

No hand shaking. No chit chat at cons because I'm doing my deal of going through the bargain comic bins. You sure you're name is not Mr. Snuffleupagus?  ;)  Alyssa have you actually met Chris?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 01:05:39 PM
She has.

But is has still been widely rumored that I do not exist.
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Post by: dolphina on March 31, 2015, 01:13:23 PM
Well I am looking forward to meeting you and have already put the heel warmers in my backpack.
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Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 01:32:20 PM
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We are all prepared for you to make it awkward.....

I'm good at that.  That I can do.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 31, 2015, 01:43:23 PM
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She has.

But is has still been widely rumored that I do not exist.

That's because most of the time we ask, "Where's Chris?" and no one can find you. But strangely, Batman is around.

And then some smart person asks, "Hey, have you ever noticed that whenever Batman is around, Chris disappears?"   And then that person disappears. ;)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on March 31, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
At one point, it was rumored that I was Tyler Durden.
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on April 02, 2015, 08:38:09 AM
I'm oin so cal!

Two blocks from the first meet ups:)

Looks like the zoo might be a no go today. We might got to the Museum of Man & visit the gas lamp

What time tonight?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on April 02, 2015, 08:51:02 AM
You said 6:30 tonight I believe. Chris C made reservations so we will await his verdict. My car got dropped at the shop this morning, spraying coolant. Hopefully I make it. Wife is coming so we can take her car. May not have appetite if car bill is too much haha
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Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 09:08:05 AM
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You said 6:30 tonight I believe. Chris C made reservations so we will await his verdict. My car got dropped at the shop this morning, spraying coolant. Hopefully I make it. Wife is coming so we can take her car. May not have appetite if car bill is too much haha

I made the reservation for 6:15.  If people can do earlier please let me know.  I have a lot of stuff I need to do before tomorrow.

Thanks.
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Post by: alyssa on April 02, 2015, 10:37:32 AM
6:15 it is

cb, pm me if you need a ride
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Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 10:47:03 AM
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cb, pm me if you need a ride

So what would CB's CB radio handle be?  CB?  It's enough to give a person an Icee headache.   :P

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Post by: Mel on April 02, 2015, 10:50:41 AM
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So what would CB's CB radio handle be?  CB?  It's enough to give a person an Icee headache.   :P

As a child of the 70s and early 80s, I did a fair amount of messing around on a CB! Since I was an unimaginative child, who also watched the movie Convoy a lot, I just called myself rubber duckie LOL
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: StarBell84 on April 02, 2015, 02:44:55 PM
I will be at Joe's Crab Shack at 6:30, I believe that's the time. I am already in anaheim, staying at the Hilton, and I don't have a car but I'll make it there
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 02:52:32 PM
I made the reservation for 6:15, but 15 minutes shouldn't make a difference.

Are you sure?   That's a couple hours each way.
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Post by: StarBell84 on April 02, 2015, 03:01:20 PM
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I made the reservation for 6:15, but 15 minutes shouldn't make a difference.

Are you sure?   That's a couple hours each way.

If it's that far then I won't do joes tonight and do the next meet up
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 03:12:34 PM
Yeah, its 90 miles, 2hours 26minutes one way per google maps.

Not trying to discourage you, just wanted to let you you know what the trip would be like.  :)
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on April 02, 2015, 04:15:05 PM
I'm still in for dinner. Maybe it will raise my spirits.
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Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 04:25:50 PM
Roger roger.
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 02, 2015, 05:59:08 PM
Eat a crab cake for me
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Jim Watari on April 02, 2015, 05:59:42 PM
No food trucks yet in Anaheim
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Post by: Mel on April 02, 2015, 06:13:04 PM
I'm here.....is anyone else here?
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 02, 2015, 09:15:44 PM
We got delayed on the road and hence hit LA at the worst time and suffered through 2 hours of highway hell getting down to Anaheim. We reached our hotel right at 7 pm so no badge pickup for us. But we went to the pool and we're going to watch World of color from our hotel tonight,
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: Mel on April 02, 2015, 09:55:46 PM
Joe's Meetup was a success!! Everyone showed up!
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Post by: alyssa on April 02, 2015, 10:01:18 PM
I had a whole crab.....and it was good. ^-^

It was fun seeing everyone!
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: alyssa on April 03, 2015, 07:27:15 AM
due to my dad not wanting to drive in CA, i will be missing the chris soft couch meet up in teh hilton this am.

i'm hoping to be driving into the marriott parking garage at 11am
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 07:27:19 AM
Trucks are here!
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 08:29:27 AM
I'm in the Hilton lobby on free wifi. On a couch in front of hotel registration desk
Title: Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 09:41:09 AM
I'm in the Badge pickup line. Not sure I feel like waiting an hour though. Might grab breakfast and come back when there's no line
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 03, 2015, 09:53:51 AM
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We got delayed on the road and hence hit LA at the worst time and suffered through 2 hours of highway hell getting down to Anaheim. We reached our hotel right at 7 pm so no badge pickup for us. But we went to the pool and we're going to watch World of color from our hotel tonight,
You were not the only one who got that. Instead of getting to the Hilton at 4, didn't get to the hotel till 6. Got my badge at 630. LA traffic just keeps getting bad around Downtown LA. The 5 is so bad by Dodgers Stadium to Anaheim lately.
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 10:00:12 AM
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I'm in the Badge pickup line. Not sure I feel like waiting an hour though. Might grab breakfast and come back when there's no line
I just had a bite in the Hilton food court, no need to get in line for badge pickup until they start issuing badges. Not ure when they start though.
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Post by: susanml10881 on April 03, 2015, 10:27:39 AM
I'm here. Traffic from San Diego last night was bad too.
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 10:39:13 AM
Got my badge, getting brunch at the food trucks. When's the next meetup?
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 11:02:32 AM
I don't think we have any meetups today. I got my badge and took my hoodie to the car. Waffled on changing into shorts.
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 03, 2015, 11:50:42 AM
Just waiting for the doors to open
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Post by: RobT2K on April 03, 2015, 12:21:17 PM
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Got my badge, getting brunch at the food trucks. When's the next meetup?
I had a"meet up" with Alyssa checking into the Marriott. Just picked up our badges, hitting the floor now...
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 03, 2015, 12:28:01 PM
On Chris Chen watch
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 12:30:44 PM
I'm in line for Rick Remender at Image booth
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Post by: Mike on April 03, 2015, 12:40:52 PM
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I'm here. Traffic from San Diego last night was bad too.
And this morning as well but probably not  nearly as bad as last night. Fought through it through and finally made it, got my badge...um, what now?! LOL
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Post by: Mike on April 03, 2015, 12:46:03 PM
Did we settle on a time for the Saturday meetup? Trying to coordinate a possible train station pickup in the morning.
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 03, 2015, 12:46:20 PM
Chris was at comic cellar
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Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 03, 2015, 02:22:05 PM
I'm at the Arena for the 2:30pm Warner Bros. previews of "Gotham" and "iZombie" among other shows.  Took me two hours by bus from Costa Mesa to Aniheim, but it beats the $15 parking fee.
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Post by: itsmarty on April 03, 2015, 03:56:22 PM
I'm going to be down and looking for a breakfast burrito by 7:30 Saturday morning.

Anyone else heading down early?
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 04:51:12 PM
Don't know what I'm doing tomorrow yet. But all my friends bailed on me today. Trying to decide which night panels to go to now.


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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 04:52:52 PM
Also if anyone wants to meet up for dinner let me know.


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Post by: Mike on April 03, 2015, 05:11:09 PM
Breakfast at 7:30 will be a toss up for me depending on how late I'm out/up tonight. :) I'll probably spend most of the morning in the parks after picking up the fam from the train station.
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 03, 2015, 05:24:19 PM
Parts of the convention center were ice cold, especially the arena
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 03, 2015, 05:27:01 PM
I'll be there Saturday , at around 8:45 am
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 05:55:34 PM
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Also if anyone wants to meet up for dinner let me know.


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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 06:00:49 PM
Jopari a few of from group #2 will be meeting for supper at Bubba Gumps a little after 8 PM after the Walking Dead panel at 7P.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 03, 2015, 06:11:53 PM
I'm here with Cracksback! Got to meet up briefly with Karatekid earlier.
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Post by: RobT2K on April 03, 2015, 06:14:19 PM
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Jopari a few of from group #2 will be meeting for supper at Bubba Gumps a little after 8 PM after the Walking Dead panel at 7P.
Oh,I missed that, wasn't watching the Facebook messages
I think my daughters want to go to downtown Disney after the Batman vs Robin movie. Not really sure what to do over there anyway?
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 06:48:22 PM
Where is Bubba gumps?
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 06:58:26 PM
Darkron, are you in the TWD room, what will you do if you don't make it in?
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 07:22:15 PM
At hilton bar getting drinks with alyssa. Come on over
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 07:56:33 PM
Hi jopari,  we got turned away so AMY is settling into her room and I'm at Bubba Gumps waiting on a table for 7.  Gumps is on Katella, across Harbor BL maybe about a half mile from the CC.  It's right on the street next to the Gardenwalk parking structure.
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 07:57:26 PM
We got turned away from TWD.
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 08:05:33 PM
Jopari, in case you are still interested ask for Ron party of 7
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Post by: retired on April 03, 2015, 08:19:58 PM
3 of us on our way
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 08:23:16 PM
Great! 
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 08:23:49 PM
We have a table that seats 8
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Post by: darkron9 on April 03, 2015, 08:24:22 PM
We will have a full table
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 03, 2015, 09:17:42 PM
We were at Geek & Sundry trivia with Cracksback. My husband won a Tabletop Day promo box that has all kinds of exclusive cards and such to go with board games. Our favorite is a Felicia Day character to go witht the Dead of Winter game!

Most of these exclusives have only 1 or 2 of them, but there are a bunch of exclusive Fluxx cards and Munchkin cards. If anyone wants them, come meet up with me tomorrow or Sunday! Note that you need the games to use these cards. They are not standalone games. I have 10 Munchkin cards and 5 Fluxx sets, although Cracksback gets first dibs since she was with us when we won.

Tomorrow we plan to be at the Felicia Day panel, The Last Ship and The Messengers. We will also be in Downtown Disney at Naples for an early dinner. Sunday we will be at Dr. Horrible and Talkback. If you PM me I can give you a cell number to text.

Hope to see you guys around!
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Post by: Mel on April 03, 2015, 11:01:05 PM
Had a great time at the G&S with TJ and husband. Her husband is good luck winning that prize!!

Back home in San Diego to work tomorrow :( See you all again in Sunday for Talkback and dinner.

Shout out to dolphinax for the awesome goodie bag and her rapport with the Fugitive booth scoring me the last Homer buddha of the day!

Great day full of great FoCCI peeps. Will remember to wear my lanyard on Sunday!
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Post by: dolphina on April 03, 2015, 11:26:43 PM
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Had a great time at the G&S with TJ and husband. Her husband is good luck winning that prize!!

Back home in San Diego to work tomorrow :( See you all again in Sunday for Talkback and dinner.

Shout out to dolphinax for the awesome goodie bag and her rapport with the Fugitive booth scoring me the last Homer buddha of the day!

Great day full of great FoCCI peeps. Will remember to wear my lanyard on Sunday!
Hey Rachel no longer in the car but has moved to the room, waiting to go home with you Cracksback. BTW, Rachel is a Funko Pop, lol
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Post by: dolphina on April 03, 2015, 11:30:41 PM
So what time meet up Saturday morning at food trucks?
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 12:17:09 AM
Jim said 8:45 up thread
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Post by: Mel on April 04, 2015, 07:32:51 AM
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Hey Rachel no longer in the car but has moved to the room, waiting to go home with you Cracksback. BTW, Rachel is a Funko Pop, lol
LOL. I will get her Sunday!
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 07:48:48 AM
Harass me if I'm not at the morning meet up. I'll be asleep by the Marriott pool
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 04, 2015, 08:11:23 AM
I'm here at the trucks already !!!
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 04, 2015, 08:14:08 AM
I'm sitting in front of the Mustache Mike's Italian Ice truck
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 04, 2015, 08:23:42 AM
Be prepared to show your badge or paperwork before you even get into the convention center
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 08:54:02 AM
I'm first in line for orphan black
All be there as soon as I get through the line
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 09:01:16 AM

Apparently the tick pull is at 10.....I thought it was at 9, drat
Looks like I will miss this one drat
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Post by: retired on April 04, 2015, 09:09:14 AM
Anyone still at the food trucks?
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Post by: RobT2K on April 04, 2015, 09:10:23 AM
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Apparently the tick pull is at 10.....I thought it was at 9, drat
Looks like I will miss this one drat
Dolphina and I are behind you, about 20 people back
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Post by: itsmarty on April 04, 2015, 09:13:08 AM
I was able to chat with Jim for a bit and meet Dolphina. Great to see you both, and thanks Dolphina for the treats!
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 04, 2015, 09:19:31 AM
Anyone know if the Rock be here? btw, in the Gotham line. Look for the dude in a Iron Man red shirt with a Spidey lanyard.
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Post by: oneroomdisco on April 04, 2015, 09:29:18 AM
People have been saying no, but I don't know if anyone knows for sure.
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 04, 2015, 09:34:01 AM
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People have been saying no, but I don't know if anyone knows for sure.
yeah, getting the same thing. So in my opinion, could be a surprise or nothing. Lol Thank you for the post!
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Post by: Mel on April 04, 2015, 10:53:35 AM
Did anyone get into the Orphan Black signing???? I'm sitting at work as I type, very very jealous.
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Post by: RobT2K on April 04, 2015, 12:47:23 PM
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Did anyone get into the Orphan Black signing???? I'm sitting at work as I type, very very jealous.
My daughter and dolphinax2's daughter got a wristband for the orphan black signing. So we'll be able to go in with them too, you know because they're minors. Not for our own reasons lol.
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Post by: Mel on April 04, 2015, 04:09:50 PM
Awesome! I am so glad someone got in! How hard was it to get a winning ticket? I'm guessing you guys both drew as well and did not win? So about 50%?
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Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 04, 2015, 04:52:52 PM
The Rock was a no-show at the "San Andreas" autograph signing.  Paul Giamati also wasn't there.
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 04:54:18 PM
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Awesome! I am so glad someone got in! How hard was it to get a winning ticket? I'm guessing you guys both drew as well and did not win? So about 50%?
Around that, we had 5 draws and two won.
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Post by: Mel on April 04, 2015, 04:55:51 PM
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Around that, we had 5 draws and two won.

I'm driving up super early tomorrow to lineup for The Flash drawing. Anyone want to line buddy with me? I will be there 8 at the latest, probably before that though.
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Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2015, 11:49:13 PM
I would but I've got the hangout to get sorted
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 05, 2015, 07:52:55 AM
Breakfast burrito time
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Post by: itsmarty on April 05, 2015, 07:56:45 AM
I'm over at CVS. I'll be there for burritos in 10...
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 05, 2015, 07:59:40 AM
I'm sitting in front of the Barcelona on the go truck
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 08:01:33 AM
I'm in main line. I see Jim eating. Anyone else in line?
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 05, 2015, 08:09:36 AM
Wow windy and cold out , I'm going for coffee at Starbucks
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 05, 2015, 08:21:26 AM
Yes, it got windy and cold before the line went in.

@Cracksback
I am as well.
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 09:08:44 AM
What part of line are you in Mario? Im halfway back in first line. Some guy I got in line the same time with told me "a couple people are coming" just now his entire family, mom, dad, sister and brother show up. I'm feeling a bit salty.
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Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2015, 09:27:29 AM
If anyone wants a cameo on the hangout I'm at the top of the fountain..
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 05, 2015, 09:33:55 AM
Depending on how long the ticket thing for The Flash goes, I may stop by to say hello to the Hangout universe. :)
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What part of line are you in Mario? Im halfway back in first line. Some guy I got in line the same time with told me "a couple people are coming" just now his entire family, mom, dad, sister and brother show up. I'm feeling a bit salty.
Line 1 closer to the front. Yeah, same thing happened to me--was one now 5 more ahead of me.
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 10:38:42 AM
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Drew a winning ticket!
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Post by: Mike on April 05, 2015, 10:56:08 AM

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Drew a winning ticket!

Grats!
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 05, 2015, 12:16:02 PM
Sorry for not making it for the Hangout, The Flash signing was at 1050. They wanted us to line up as soon as possible after winning. :( But I met jopari in a elevator at the Hilton a few minutes ago.  :D Nice to meet you again!

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Drew a winning ticket!
Congrats! Same! But unlike the other signings, no pics. It was the rule for the signing. :(

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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 12:59:44 PM
I'm now in the arena for The Flash. Plenty of seats. I'd kill for a buddy so I could grab a drink and a bite to eat right now.
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 05, 2015, 01:07:54 PM
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I'm now in the arena for The Flash. Plenty of seats. I'd kill for a buddy so I could grab a drink and a bite to eat right now.
Good to know about enough seats still available. Going there now, but yeah, I just finished eating. First meal of the day all due to the Flash signing. Lol
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 01:17:51 PM
Yeah, I've been up since 5am, nothing to eat yet. Will after this panel though. I went right from flash signing to ed brubaker and steve epting signing then straight here. Not a spare moment!
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 05, 2015, 02:18:18 PM
Alyssa are we still on for Roscoe's at 5:00pm?
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Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2015, 02:34:01 PM
Meet up at roscoes tonight at 5:45ish 5:30 ish
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Post by: rando on April 05, 2015, 05:34:01 PM
Jim Watari and I are here at Roscoe's (he found me wandering in the streets) anybody else?  Should we get table?  How many?

*Edited for clarity
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 05, 2015, 06:54:12 PM
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Drew a winning ticket!

Awesome! How was it?
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 05, 2015, 07:16:21 PM
Yeah, I won't be able to make it for the dinner, but thank you for the invite! :) It was so nice to meet some of you at the very interesting Talk Back panel! Everyone have a safe trip back home & hopefully I will see you all at another con! :)

@cracksback
Me too on not eating until I did.
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Post by: dolphina on April 05, 2015, 10:09:33 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it for dinner at Roscoes but I had my daughter and a co-workers 2 kids and they all start back to school tomorrow.
It was great running into everyone, look forward to seeing everyone in just four more months. Maybe I'll do some peanut butter cookies next time.
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
Dinner was great. I had a blast. It was VERY interesting to say the least. Ha. Ha. Ha.
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Post by: Mel on April 05, 2015, 10:32:12 PM
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Awesome! How was it?

It was great! A friend of mine is Candice Patton's (Iris) cousin so I got to name drop when I got to her LOL
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Post by: Mike on April 06, 2015, 03:37:19 AM
Sorry to have missed dinner last night! We ended up having all sorts of miscommunication issues with the staff at Candy Cane Inn yesterday and were just ready to go home after dealing with them and the swelling crowds at Disneyland. Visiting the WC floor was definitely the highlight of my day. Sad to hear about the location change for next year though since this was my first time attending and I really enjoyed every aspect.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 06, 2015, 07:07:14 AM
Sorry we missede the meetup as well. We went back to Disneyland for a bit to use up some Fastpasses and then got the heck out of Dodge. We spent the night in Vakencia and are currently driving the rest of the way back as I type.

I hope everyone had a great time (sounds like we all did) and that you have a safe trip home... Or to Japan, as the case may be. ;)

Oreodoh, what happend with the Candy Cane Inn? (Lol, I was about to say CCI like on the Disnboards and then realized....).
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Post by: Mike on April 06, 2015, 07:32:56 AM
Transmute Jun they mistakenly cancelled our reservation for Saturday night then it was all downhill from there. My wife had to twist their arm to get a deluxe room (we'd reserved premium for the extra amenities).

I later got them to agree to give us an amenity bucket and breakfast basket for Sunday morning by going there to discuss the issue with them myself.

Got a letter addressed to me in the amenity bucket saying we would get late checkout among other things, signed by the GM. When we tried to take advantage to get our sleeping daughter a midday nap in an actual bed they said the letter was never supposed to be in our amenity basket. Somehow this was my fault. They were "sorry" but wouldn't honor the words they printed on their own letterhead.

I posted the extended edition on TripAdvisor last night. Also emailed the GM of Candy Cane Inn. We'll see if he responds.

*EDIT - GM called this morning and handled the situation well. I now consider the horrible experience we had something that was a fluke. Also it's something mgmt never wants to see happen again. So I guess we'll be staying there again real soon (at a discounted rate).
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 06, 2015, 12:44:02 PM
Wow, that sounds like a nightmare! I see lots of DisBoards people who like Candy Cane Inn, and have never heard anything like that. So it could have been a fluke, or possibly a change in management. Regardless, I can see why you are frustrated! I certainly would be as well, and I would never go back there if it were me (I'm pretty vengeful that way).

I'm glad you were able to deal with it, but I can see how it left a sour taste on your weekend. At least you know you won't have to deal with them at next year's WonderCon! Okay, not necessarily the best news, but trying to look at the bright side here... ;)

Regardless, if you take up the manager on the discounted stay offer, I hope it works out for you.
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Post by: itsmarty on April 06, 2015, 01:23:12 PM
I'm glad to hear the Candy Cane is working to gain back your trust. I've stayed there and also recommended it to family members, but I definitely wouldn't do so again if they let that behavior stand.
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Post by: Mike on April 06, 2015, 04:17:42 PM
Funny thing, the newer GM of the "other" CCI is a congoer himself and actually went to WC on Saturday. Says he also attends SDCC regularly...and may or may not dabble in the cosplay arts. Nice to have someone with a geeky side in charge. :)

Main thing I learned from this weekend's experience is to always ALWAYS escalate to management if you feel the on-site staff is giving you the shaft.
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Post by: Mel on April 07, 2015, 10:40:10 PM
Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 08, 2015, 07:52:09 AM
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Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*

Oh no! Hope you get better fast!  *hugs*
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Post by: Mel on April 08, 2015, 08:39:50 AM
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Oh no! Hope you get better fast!  *hugs*
Thank you! Just some sniffles mixed with exhaustion. I'm rarely ever sick. Sometimes I go a year or two at a time with nothing. Since January I've been sick 3 times. I hope this isn't just another part of getting old. LOL.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 08, 2015, 09:30:29 AM
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Thank you! Just some sniffles mixed with exhaustion. I'm rarely ever sick. Sometimes I go a year or two at a time with nothing. Since January I've been sick 3 times. I hope this isn't just another part of getting old. LOL.

Apparently the flu was an extra virulent strain this year, so it's possible that's it.
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Post by: Mel on April 08, 2015, 10:07:45 AM
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Apparently the flu was an extra virulent strain this year, so it's possible that's it.
Yeah. I had the flu for the first time in a decade in February.  It wrecked me the whole month!  No joke about the flu this year!!

Just glad I held it together in time for WonderCon!
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Post by: dolphina on April 08, 2015, 10:07:57 AM
Honestly, I was like a zombie on Monday, told myself next year to take the Monday off following WonderCon. Just be sure to take extra vitamin C starting a couple of weeks before SDCC.
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 08, 2015, 10:48:11 AM
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Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*
Ugh! Never fun.  :( Get better soon, and if you are doing Celebration, at least you have enough time to get better. Btw, I did see some people that were sick at the show. :/
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Post by: Mel on April 08, 2015, 11:39:01 AM
I wish I was going to Celebration, but I need to give my wallet a break! Have fun!
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 08, 2015, 11:48:58 AM
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I wish I was going to Celebration, but I need to give my wallet a break! Have fun!
Understand completely, sort of wish it was next month and thanks! Just like for WonderCon, I will do my best in having fun!  :D
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Post by: dolphina on April 08, 2015, 01:01:08 PM
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Understand completely, sort of wish it was next month and thanks! Just like for WonderCon, I will do my best in having fun!  :D
I'm looking forward to going, hope to meet up with you Mario Wario and Karatekid. I think we should all start taking extra vitamin C to be on the safe side.