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Oktoberfest 2012 hotel planning

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited August 2012 in Community
As you know, Icrontic Oktoberfest 2012 is going to be held at the new ICHQ in Detroit. As it is a house under renovation, with only one shower and two toilets, as well as a distinct lack of furniture, accommodations will be slightly less home-y than the old ICHQ.

That said, there is a world-class hotel just blocks from ICHQ Detroit. It's a very straight and quick walk to the Motor City Casino, just up Trumbull from ICHQ Detroit.

If I can get at least 7 rooms booked, I can get a group rate of $129/night for a double room (two beds). The rate includes free parking and internet. The rooms are very swank and the MCC is a top-notch destination in Detroit.

The thing about where we live in Detroit is that there aren't many accommodations nearby that aren't nice hotels. We live very close to downtown Detroit so there are a lot of business and tourist-class hotels, but a distinct lack of chain motels like Warren had (La Quintas and whatnot).

The other option for those willing to share rooms is the Hostel Detroit, which is far cheaper and also very close.

At any rate, for me to get the group rate for Motor City Casino, I need definite headcounts. Please respond here if you are interested in staying at the Motor City Casino.

Here is the spreadsheet. Row number is hotel room. Up to four people per room (if beds will be shared). Those who request rooms alone will have the other three slots marked "Unavailable"

Thanks!
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  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    1 for me.

    Not to be rude, but I am not interested in sharing a room :)
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    How much space is there for air mattresses for those who are willing to risk a line for the shower in the morning?
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Plenty of space for air mattresses in the basement. Also in the attic, if temperature permits.
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    @malia and I are tentatively in for a hotel Saturday night. If its not a problem, I'd like to crash at the house prior to that if possible, though I don't know when I'll get in.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Just be aware for those who may suffer from allergies or sensitivities to mildew that the basement at ICHQ Detroit is very damp and musty.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I'm hoping we have that mostly sorted by then, but yes it's possible that will still be the case.
  • DuniganDunigan Norfolk, VA Icrontian
    I will need one for Saturday night as of now. I'm willing to split a room or crash at ICHQ the other nights.
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    @Malia and I will not be sharing the room.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Gotcha.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    IT WOULDN'T BE ICRONTIC WITHOUT SOMEONE TYPING "BONERS" ON THE SPREADSHEET <3
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    I'm arriving on the 24th and leaving the 29th. Is anyone travelling in that same time frame?
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited August 2012
    When is deadline again?

    Probably in for two rooms. One not availible for sharing, other maybe. We'll see

    Arriving (hopefully) 25th
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    So far, we've already got six rooms booked.
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    It's really looking like the wife will be staying behind for school and I'd be coming alone. I'll more than likely be leaving Thursday night to head out and staying Friday and Saturday driving back Sunday afternoon (possibly night depending on what work says about Monday telework). I don't mind staying in a room alone, but if someone wants a place to sleep and split a price I'm open to offer a bed and room to stay in. It'll be for Friday night and Saturday night.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Dunigan is a good chap. Can't go wrong, JBoog.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    I'll share a room with someone.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I found out I didn't get a job in Austin today, so I'm pretty sure I'm coming to this. Will be seeing about using some free airline w/in US tomorrow.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Tushon said:

    I found out I didn't get a job in Austin today, so I'm pretty sure I'm coming to this. Will be seeing about using some free airline w/in US tomorrow.

    I know that feel, bro. :(

  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian
    I'll either split a room with my girlfriend, or if she can't make it, split a room with @mertesn.

    I'll try to figure out whether or not she can make it soon. I'll need another couple of weeks. If Sept 12th is still the deadline, that'll help.

    I'm also trying to figure out how many nights I can afford to stay. Friday and Saturday nights at most. I won't be able to do 3 nights.

    Basically, I wouldn't put me on the spreadsheet until I figure stuff out.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Thrax said:

    Tushon said:

    I found out I didn't get a job in Austin today, so I'm pretty sure I'm coming to this. Will be seeing about using some free airline w/in US tomorrow.

    I know that feel, bro. :(

    Yeah. It was a long shot and I honestly didn't think I'd get a call back after the phone interview, but they flew me to San Antonio for an in person with a week's study time. I think this will actually be a good catalyst to study hard for the next two months or so, pick up several certs and then talk to them/others again if a possible job doesn't come up in September (but that one is definitely Dallas based, at least initially).
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Sorry Nick, but I know that feeling all too well brotha. Luckily you haven't certified yourself out of a job, lol! Become too qualified and you're looked upon as a "threat" to someone else who is in charge who isn't as qualified as you...good luck in the future bro and we will definitely catch up more in Oct. @Dunigan, let me get a few things sorted and if you're interested I'll split a room with ya.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    Looks like @Tushon and I will split a room and Dee wants a King Deluxe room Brian :)

    google doc updated
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited August 2012
    That we will. J will have to come and visit.

    Confirmed dates Oct 25-Oct 29, so I'll need to crash one night at ICHQ ... I don't take up much space.
    AA 616 OCT 25 Arriving 1:15P DTW
    AA 1677 OCT 29 Departing 6:40P DTW
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    When posting flight times, please give your airline so we know what terminal to pick you up at :)
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I certainly will...Yeah Nick, post your airline :P
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    The derp is strong with this one.
  • DuniganDunigan Norfolk, VA Icrontian
    I should have been more clear. Need that room to myself Saturday. Might have a date with me that night. Still a MIGHT.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    O.o J can sleep over at my place and we'll build a fort. You will be jealous, Dunigan.
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