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Expo 2015 Lodging

mertesnmertesn I am Bobby MillerYukon, OK Icrontian
edited Jan 2015 in Events

I'm starting this thread early because the place I normally stay (the Courtyard in Dearborn) fills up pretty quickly - the rooms with two beds are nearly sold out for Expo dates.

I'm booked there from June 22-28. This will be the third time I'm staying there. It's quiet, clean, and they have breakfast (not free). There are also several restaurants and grocery stores nearby.

Edit: It's about a 15 minute drive, same as @Thrax's recommendation

GnomeQueenSonorous
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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    And for those of you who don't want to fight for rooms:

    http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-warren-michigan-MI435?source=pmfyelp&pmf=yelp&sid=x3FSz.Mq5zUgFyP.54

    + Hotline car rental bargaining with National

    = cheaper than Dearborn Courtyard, plus you conveniently have a car so you don't have to depend on other people!

    Yeah, it's a 15-minute drive. You'll live.

    Sonorous
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    ICHQ Attic Master Race

    GnomeQueenUPSLynxBobbyDigi
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    ICHQ Attic Master Race

    The attic last year was perfectly comfortable. Granted, it didn't get STUPID hot, but it still was pretty regular hot at times.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    should i try to reserve a space in the attic now?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    @XGPHero said:
    should i try to reserve a space in the attic now?

    It's more like you show up and find a spot where your stuff fits. First one there gets the best selection. Last one gets the stairs. No, not next to them...on them.

    There will always be room to sleep somewhere

    GnomeQueen
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    ok, cool...if push comes to shove, i could always sleep in my car.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    @XGPHero said:
    ok, cool...if push comes to shove, i could always sleep in my car.

    nope.jpg, everyone sleeps inside, no freaking out my neighbors, also safety. :zombie:

    GnomeQueenGarg
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    hehe, good point

  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian
    edited May 2015

    Nothing to see here!

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    nope.jpg, everyone sleeps inside, no freaking out my neighbors, also safety. :zombie:

    If you can't find a place to crash at ICHQ you're doing it wrong. Or you're not exhausted enough.

    GnomeQueen
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    To the attic question: What would be considered acceptably early for setting up without offending anyone?

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Tomorrow

    AlexDeGruvenMassalinieGnomeQueenTeramona
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Well then

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    To the attic question: What would be considered acceptably early for setting up without offending anyone?

    May.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2015

    Really: June 19/20 is when I am fully prepared for folks to arrive. We prefer early arrivals to late departures. If you arrive before June 22 you will likely be conscripted for a home improvement / expo preparation project.

  • FettBaconFettBacon Viscount Icrontian

    If London, ON wasn't 2 hours away I would totally suggest staying there :biggrin:

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I have a hot tip that the house 2 doors down on Avery is on AirBnB.

  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier Icrontian

    If it is the same one i am thinking of, the Cincinnati crew grabbed it already ;)

    Linc
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    I have a hot tip that it was quite a struggle to grab it, the guy didn't want to rent it to us since we weren't a film crew.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    Indeed. We all put in requests for it at different times months ago and were declined. As it was we were only able to get it from Wednesday - Friday nights since he rented it to someone else starting Saturday. Apparently he wanted a much longer rental at one time rather than the Wed-Sat that we wanted.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @GHoosdum said:
    I have a hot tip that it was quite a struggle to grab it, the guy didn't want to rent it to us since we weren't a film crew.

    Did you drop my name? I don't know him personally, but it's a small neighborhood. I don't mind having a word with someone if it helps in the future.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    Did you drop my name? I don't know him personally, but it's a small neighborhood. I don't mind having a word with someone if it helps in the future.

    I'll give it a shot after this. If he feels we're good tenants maybe we can make a standing reservation with him. ;)

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    That was my thoughts. I will have to do a little bit of work virtual teaching, so having a place that I could go that was nearby and relatively quiet why working with students was a huge draw for me. Plus no lines for bathroom or shower is another major plus.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    @Zanthian said:
    If it is the same one i am thinking of, the Cincinnati crew grabbed it already ;)

    Are you guys full up in it?

  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier Icrontian

    We did fill er up.

    Sonorous
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited May 2015

    @Zanthian said:
    We did fill er up.

    Yea we did!! I call not-earhole.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @CrazyJoe said:
    I call not-earhole.

    I cannot emphasize enough how much I don't want to know what this means.

    GnomeQueenUPSLynx
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    I cannot emphasize enough how much I don't want to know what this means.

    Well @Linc If there's four of us, and we fill er up, I don't want the earhole.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    DVDA leaves the ears open.

    CBCrazyJoe
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited May 2015

    @GHoosdum said:
    DVDA leaves the ears open.

    This may be true, but I don't like you guys enough to DVDA. :)

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