I heard last year that a bunch of people were going to try getting an entire dorm just for PAX goers. I think this year we should get that going too.
What is it: The Green Tortoise Hostel
is dorm type lodging at a very affordable rate.
How far from PAX: It looks to be a solid 7 blocks from PAX
How much:Room Size
7/8 Bed Drom
$25 per person / $26 credit
6 Bedded Dorm----$27 per person / $28 credit
4 Bedded Dorm----$29 per person / $30 credit
All shared doubles for couples
$40 cash / $42 credit
All shared doubles for one person
$30 cash / $31 credit
Amenities: Free Internet Terminals and (Wi-Fi), Free Continental Breakfast, Free Dinner three times a week, Wednesday Night Open Mic.
To reserve a room, call 206.340.1222 and tell them you are with the Penny Arcase Expo (PAX) group. You will need to provide a credit card to hold your bed, but we will all get the same dorm.
SOLD OUT. The place is totally full for PAX weekend. I am sorry if you missed the boat on this one. You may be able to check in daily for no-shows, but I would not expect to get a room this late in the game.Party Plans Finalized:
Hamburger Helper and I have been talking about getting a big party together for one of the nights. I would still consider getting a bottle of some sort of liquor as well. I for one plan on bringing Vodka and Sake. I will be bringing my 27in LCD and my Wii with me for Rock Band or what-not. It has HDMI and Component, so bring your HD cables, if you have them. The speakers suck on them, so if I will bring my little 2.1 set. Post what you would be able to bring with you. I hope someone can bring a 360/PS3 and Rock Band for the partying down. If I am in Seattle before PAX, I will check in and see what they have planned and what we might be able to work out as far as a party.
I just got off the phone with the manager for Green Tortoise. We spoke about the party and she gave it the OK. They will be providing money for one keg, and we will over the other. They are totally down with the little bit extra it will cost to get Big E ale. We are also going to get pizzas.
Everything is in place for a Friday (29th) night party. Mark your calendars for this one. It is not to be missed!
Donations have been collected. We will have a donation box at the keg, though. Feel free to chip in.Update:
The party was great. Thanks to all of you for the donations. We raised a total of $230. You guys ROCK!!