And it's vast, it goes pretty damn far out. Anyway, for those making plans and want to see where they'll be staying, travelling, or whatever, now you can see it from the street, rather than the sky. maps.google.com
"Riding a mongoose reminds me of having sex with a man, which is something I do frequently because I am gay!" -Gabe
The Meydinbauer Center
The Red Lion Hotel
and, last but certainly not least: The Green Tortoise Hostel
cuz bill gates' house is literally posted on google maps.
would've like them to get marysville as well cause i know some people there
oh, you know both of them, huh? lol jk. marysville is kinda lame. i'd rather they continue south to olympia, which is also lame, but is at least the capital.
(if you look closely you can kinda see I've got the Penny Arcade "Sacrilicious" bumper sticker)
On the right of that street view picture is the Sheraton. On the left is the WSCTC, where PAX is held.
No, you do not need a rental car. :-)
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Some of you may know why I say that, lol. They're both just as close though, and Street View is a good way to get an idea of what it all looks like and not get lost. It definitely looks cool.
I'm curious why you say that, as I stayed at the Sheraton, but am open to different options next year.
Although next year we'll have to move the mass button meeting out of the Sheraton for sure. That shit was off the chain.
Anyway, I stayed at the Red Lion which was a whole block and a half away, had no problems at all. I just wish the hotel room was a bit bigger. And the Grand Hyatt is probably the nicest hotel in the immediate area, and the price really isn't much more, so that's where I'll be next year. The WSCTC lobby might work though, and the Pre-PAX Dinner is a good way to get started, as we know. :P
Still not sure what design I want to do for a button. There isn't anything particularly iconic about me. ^^;
Holy crap, that's crazy. =( That's basically sexual harassment. Even if you were wearing nothing at all, he shouldn't have been saying that. (I don't remember what you were wearing, but nothing could justify that kind of statement... by anyone, but *especially* by someone with a paid position at the center... that's aweful. =( )
So to the Streetview topic... you guys who've found yourselves in the streetview, link it!
darn sexy flanders
I'm not rightly sure how links work through the threads, so hopefully that will work. I live about a fifteen minute walk away from the Convention Center, if that puts it into perspective for people how close I am to downtown.
I probably am not going to dress in anything particularly special for PAX '09. Partly because of the ass hat convention center staff person, and also... walking around in high heeled anything for that long = much foot pain. By Sunday of this year's PAX I was in jean's and a Resident Evil t-shirt, hah.
Also, I can probably get a good shot of that guy at the Sheraton, we had our camcorder going for a while in there, and outside. I'll have to take a look at that sometime tonight. Oh, and next time one of the convention staff makes any kind of remarks like that, punch them in the dick or something. I certainly wouldn't take it, especially from them, I didn't really see any staff there that actually looked like they wanted to be there, knew what they were doing, or even cared. Idk, maybe it was just me.
Actually, the lady who ran the nacho line seemed like she was having a good time now that I think about it. She can stay. Everyone else from the WSCTC should be given the weekend off at PAX... or in the case of the guy who harrassed MeeOk, fired.
I really wish they would. Of course they would need many more enforcers, but it's not like it would be a hard job to do, and the ones doing it would (hopefully) be enjoying it, or at the very least be courteous to the attendees.
It's definitely a case that should have resulted in that, had the issue been brought up to the staff in charge. *sigh* I miss the Meydenbauer Center. :P
I did confront the guy who was giving me problems, after I walked back and forth a few times just to make sure he really was saying what I thought, and that I wasn't just hearing things.
He said he was only telling people to "Go straight, and then to the right" to get to the expo hall. To which I pointed out he was saying something a lot shorter, and a lot... less polite, and he looked all mock-horrified. He was still working the entire rest of the weekend. I think I just give off a vibe of "harass this person" or something. All through my teen years (not that I'm far from them by any means), I've had so much shit dished out at me. Whatever. I just expected someone who worked there to be more professional, since I've worked people/service jobs before, and it isn't hard to be polite to people
Im glad the wsctc staff is there. They do the majority of the boring jobs that enforcers would be stuck doing. Its a huge load off over the WSCTC where we we had to do what the greencoats are doing now.
don't give up, the cosplay must live on! i don't know about heels, but my authentic samurai bamboo sandals were crazy uncomfortable to walk in, but it was worth it to stick it out. the bums were my only reason for real discomfort, but they didn't really bother me too much. cosplay is one of the things that makes pax great, and it's worth fighting for.
Also, I wasn't saying that the WSCTC staff shouldn't be there, just that.. I wished they were more tolerant.
Of course what you say is true, it was hasty of me to wish for their outright removal. But if they're going to be mean to people (especially what happened to MeeOk), that's lame and you can't blame people for wishing that there were a better alternative. Some people complained about enforcers (which I disagree with, I think they did a great job), but anything that anyone's complained about an enforcer doing PALES in comparison to a staff member repeatedly calling a participant a slut. I mean, we're talking orders of magnitude of difference in things that are complaint-worthy.
An enforcer (or WSCTC staffer) asks you not to stand in a certain spot? They're just doing their job, give them a break already!
Someone insulting an attendee? That's something actually work complaining about.
Heck, I can do menial jobs! What kind of jobs are we talking here? They seemed to be guarding some entrances, and filling some vendor roles (selling their WSCTC food and such)... was there anything else they were doing? Helping with setup/takedown? Janitorial services maybe? I'll volunteer for the position. And I won't call anyone a slut (EDIT: Unless they specifically ask me to for some kind of PAX Treasure hunt or something ).
Maybe there could be two levels of Enforcer? The enforcers that do the types of things they currently do, and the ones that are involved in the more menial/boring work?
Not that any of this is beyond the realm of pure rhetorical conversation. The WSCTC would never allow it to be run without them I imagine, and I realize that completely. I'm just hypothesizing in my theoretical world.
EDIT: And also granted, I shouldn't let one rotten apple ruin the bunch... but something should be done. Who knows how many people's days were ruined by this guys' comments. I would guess that, if he said something to MeeOk, he probably said something to many people. I can't imagine that he'd just single one person out. It just makes me mad that someone would be like that when everyone's just there to have a good time. =(
I would assume the same, and can only wonder if it happens more often during events like Sakura-Con.
Either way we'll just have to hope it doesn't happen anymore, and if it does (especially from the same person) then somebody needs to do something about it.
vt, you're such a slut