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What day(s) would you be able to attend a FoCC Dinner?

Friday night
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Saturday night
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Either one works
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2018, 06:22:57 PM »
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I am trying to get them to put aside a section for us. Don't worry, I haven't exhausted my bag of tricks yet!

But yes, worst comes to worst, we will show up en masse and ask to be seated. But I'm going to make sure that they know we are coming!

I believe one person can get there an hr or two early, & stand in line to put in the 'reservation'. worst comes to worst.
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2018, 08:30:46 PM »
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I believe one person can get there an hr or two early, & stand in line to put in the 'reservation'. worst comes to worst.
I’m just surprised that they don’t want to do a reservation.


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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2018, 08:36:13 PM »
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Okay, bad news. I have been unable to make a 'reservation' with the Marriott at the buffet. Apparently they don't want to do it this year. However, I will continue reaching out to them and letting them know that we will be coming. I will keep everyone updated.

Sounds like that restaurant needs new management.
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2018, 09:02:43 PM »
Sounds like to me that the hotel does not want to risk setting aside seats for possible no shows that will affect their bottom line. Maybe being such a busy weekend the hotel management figures there will be plenty of people coming in and does not need to make reservations to ensure business.

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
I believe there might have been a bunch of no show's last year & that's why they're changing up the system.

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2018, 01:52:49 AM »
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Sounds like to me that the hotel does not want to risk setting aside seats for possible no shows that will affect their bottom line.

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2018, 06:03:32 AM »
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2018, 08:23:16 AM »
I think it will be fine. I guess I'd just make sure they are still doing the buffet. It's something they only do on weekends during conventions, so one would assume they are but you never know!
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2018, 11:41:45 AM »
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I think it will be fine. I guess I'd just make sure they are still doing the buffet. It's something they only do on weekends during conventions, so one would assume they are but you never know!
I believe they are doing the buffet.
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2018, 03:39:25 PM »
Okay, I finally got a callback! They are looking into setting aside a place for us at the buffet, and if not, I have a backup option in the works.

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2018, 04:04:51 PM »
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Okay, I finally got a callback! They are looking into setting aside a place for us at the buffet, and if not, I have a backup option in the works.
It makes sense that they would want advanced warning for our size group- they should work with u tj
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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2018, 05:51:43 PM »
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It makes sense that they would want advanced warning for our size group- they should work with u tj

Oh, I'm making them work with me. ;)  The 'back door' approach I told you about worked. I now have a contact name and number.

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2018, 09:18:47 PM »
I tip my hat to you TJ.


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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2018, 09:21:31 PM »
TJ, you are awesome for taking this on. I applaud you!  :)

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Re: FoCC WonderCon Meetup Dinner
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2018, 08:14:05 AM »
Thanks, guys. Just make sure, after all of this work, that you all show up! ;)