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  1. Hotel reservations open up tomorrow at 1 pm pst. Last time they sold out in a couple weeks.
  2. My wife's coming, so we may opt for the Fairmont as well. So that's 3 votes for Fairmont, none for anything else! I'm actually flying from England to LA then driving to the con the next day, so I'll probably be quite the mess.
  3. Will leave it to you guys to pick a place. I'm pretty open (location and budget).
  4. Have to make a trip Mon to Paramas, but staying downtown. Will be ubering it so, really doesn't matter if we meet up in NJ between paramas and the city, or in the city.
  5. Hi NYC Crew, i'm out in NYC/NJ first week of December (4-10). If anyone wants to grab a beer, let me know. Can meet up in NJ on Monday the 4th, or in NYC Tuesday 5th (staying downtown) or any time Saturday 9th (staying near times square). Feel free to shoot me a message on here or Facebook.
  6. I'll probably make it to worldcon. Will bring the family, and my wife keeps linking me stuff about Iceland on Facebook, so probably will stop off there on route. Maybe even bring the MiL to watch the kids (although she usually out drinks me, so not sure if that will work out the way I intend). There's even a nonstop from LAX to Dub!
  7. Yeah they just added that. I might stay at the fairmont at that rate, but don't really want to shlep back and forth from the convention center. If a bunch of people want to book rooms at fairmont, I'd be game to stay there. I always like meeting up with people in the lobby, so am a fan of designating a hotel for the BwB! Note: If you have SPG Gold (IE from AMEX Platinum) you can get Marriott gold, and land free breakfast in the lounge at the Marriott.
  8. I'll be there for sure. Debating on which hotel to book. Probably the Marriott, since I've stayed there a bunch of times, and it is closer walking distance to the Fairmont. Fairmont looks like a kick ass party location. We better score one of the poolside suites! It'll be just like LA. I'd consider staying there, but it will suck to keep walking back and forth, plus the rate will probably be crazy. I'll probably be driving up from LA on Wednesday. If anyone ends up needing a lift (either if it is cheaper to fly into LAX or you are from LA), we can coordinate closer to the date. Will give us a big car to drive around town if need be.
  9. At the bar outside (they have heaters), dinner is inside downstairs if you don't see us or coming late. Supposed to start raining any second.
  10. Reminder, dinner tomorrow if you are around. Happy to add people last minute, but may need to divide to 2 tables. Place is near the main esplanade or what not in city center (or magnum store if you've be there), at 7 pm.
  11. Minor trip update - Rode the train in, seemless customs/immigration, smooth check in and hopped on the train to pasila. 10 min door to door. Bumped into pod within 30 seconds of registering. Went to a panel on space, 50000000 people in line, was like a George panel. Went to ran and lindas panel, which was interesting as a member of the community. Would have been good if we could have asked some tough questions. Met up with some bwb. Went to trivia which was fun, ended up grouping with some random super fun team and had an epic fail on trivia. I literally couldn't remember stuff I read last week. Then headed to eat/drink...
  12. For fortress tour - Meeting at 10 in front of central station, will take tram from there. There s an English language tour starting at 11 we will try to join.
  13. My wife and I will do dinner sat! We are planning to do a tour to the castle in the morning if anyone is interested. Probably best day weather wise, so figured we do that while we can.
  14. I take Uber everywhere in the world (well Lyft actually). Usually fast, cheap, and talk to interesting locals. Assume it works in helsinki?
  15. Yeach it was a shocker to see the weather... Had to dig out a jacket and umbrella. Since nothing is specifically organized, anyone interested in meeting up in a bat near central thursday? Will call around and see potentially places if si.