Green Tortoise 2009: Sorry for missing you all.

That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guyRegistered User regular
edited September 2009 in PAX Archive
OH SNAP! Now that we have a firm date on PAX 09 I thought I would resurrect the GT thread. I would love to have another party. Suggestions are welcome.

What is it: The Green Tortoise Hostel is dorm type lodging at a very affordable rate.

How far from PAX: 7 blocks from PAX.

How much:
Room Size
Price
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

Update: Sold out. I am still going to be able to attend PAX, though.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    hmm seems like a pretty good deal. My group is already planning on staying at the Hyatt but if it comes down to it, we'll look to this.

    I'm down for the party though :P

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  • BlainBlain Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    It's a great deal. I just need to figure out what other pre and post PAX activities I should schedule time for so I can make a proper reservation.

    I'm excited for PAX09. The Rebel.fm panel is going to be off the hook! :)

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cheap, slumber party with PAX goers? I am SO IN!

    I'm gonna call tomorrow :)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cheap, slumber party with PAX goers? I am SO IN!

    I'm gonna call tomorrow :)

    after working all day you arent going to want to hike down there :P

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    Cheap, slumber party with PAX goers? I am SO IN!

    I'm gonna call tomorrow :)

    After working all day you aren't (sic) going to want to hike down there. :P

    It's really not that bad heading back. It is all down hill. Getting there in the morning is a little more tough as it is up hill, though.


    I am going to place a call to GT today and try to arrange a meeting to work out what can be offered this year. Last year we had a kick-ass keg party with my monitor and my Wii to play around with. This year I have a 360 to bring in to the mix, and should have a nice new TV. I think this year we are going to be a bit more prepared.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    Cheap, slumber party with PAX goers? I am SO IN!

    I'm gonna call tomorrow :)

    after working all day you arent going to want to hike down there :P

    I dunno, I hiked to the white wolf afterparty and Jaidens house this year after pax, which are both way farther and was fine :) After only a 6 hour shift, I can easily survive that for a weekend.

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Please note that our mixed (co-ed) dorm rooms are only available to mixed groups or men and women traveling together who would like to be in the same room. Because of their popularity for this purpose, reservations for individual men and women will always be placed in gender-specific dorms first. We will make every attempt to meet your request but please understand that we cannot guarantee availability until your reservation is confirmed.

    I'm just wondering since while I plan on meeting people there I'll technically be travelling as a single woman does this mean I'll need to hope they'll have a woman's dorm open. Are there female only rooms designated permanently or is it based on requested occupancy? Since I imagine there would be far more requests for men-only or co-ed than for 6 or 8 women in the same room. Would they reassign this space then? I don't mind being in a co-ed area, it just looks like unless I make reservations with a group of men and women, that I'd automatically get put into a women's only dorm.

    I have no idea if my question is making sense.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    If I don't have like a bunch of roommates from down here in my area for a hotel, I might do this.
    Not sure yet.

    I'll keep it in mind, for sure.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Asiina wrote: »
    Please note that our mixed (co-ed) dorm rooms are only available to mixed groups or men and women traveling together who would like to be in the same room. Because of their popularity for this purpose, reservations for individual men and women will always be placed in gender-specific dorms first. We will make every attempt to meet your request but please understand that we cannot guarantee availability until your reservation is confirmed.
    I'm just wondering since while I plan on meeting people there I'll technically be travelling as a single woman does this mean I'll need to hope they'll have a woman's dorm open. Are there female only rooms designated permanently or is it based on requested occupancy? Since I imagine there would be far more requests for men-only or co-ed than for 6 or 8 women in the same room. Would they reassign this space then? I don't mind being in a co-ed area, it just looks like unless I make reservations with a group of men and women, that I'd automatically get put into a women's only dorm.

    I have no idea if my question is making sense.

    It makes sense :)

    I took it as if the reservation is made for men AND women you get the priority in a mixed dorm. You can request it singly, but if you are making the reservation just for you, they will give priority to a mixed gender group and place you in an all womens room if they need the space there.

    My best advice would be to talk to your friends and make the reservation as a group

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I hope it's that way, since this is a pretty incredible deal and I'd like to go...and be part of the party.

    So is this place usually filled with PAX goers? I'd feel sorry for those who aren't.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    According to the talk from the last two years...
    Yes, it is.

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    I exclaimed "Khoo is my Sensei!"
    So if memes make great shirts,
    And Pod Six is Jerks,
    Then Moe, Khoo and I had our day.
  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Good news. I have a meeting lined up with the manager of GT for Monday morning. I am hoping to talk budget and discounts. I can't make any guarantees as to what we will work out, but I would like to gauge interest ahead of time. I figure if we were able to book the place solid we should get a nice deal worked out. As with last year, I will be accepting donations for Child's Play to help with the "refundable" budget.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That_Guy wrote: »
    Good news. I have a meeting lined up with the manager of GT for Monday morning. I am hoping to talk budget and discounts. I can't make any guarantees as to what we will work out, but I would like to gauge interest ahead of time. I figure if we were able to book the place solid we should get a nice deal worked out. As with last year, I will be accepting donations for Child's Play to help with the "refundable" budget.

    Well count me in as interested :) I just made a reservation for Recruit and I.

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm definitely interested as I'm a cheap bastard and this sounds like a great deal.

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I would be greatly amused if we filled the place up 6 months before PAX.

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  • cafeganeshacafeganesha Registered User
    edited January 2009
    It was awesome last year and I'll be staying at GT again this year =))))

    Count me +1, or possibly me +5

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  • That_Spoony_BardThat_Spoony_Bard Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I stayed in it last year, and for the amount that I paid (not much) I was happy. I didn't stick around all too much (and I missed the party) but if you are strapped for cash, it's a great deal. If you plan to use their showers (and for everybody's sake, please do) bring shower shoes.

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  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User
    edited January 2009
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

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  • BlainBlain Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Count me in, That_Guy. I haven't made my own reservation yet.

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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

    this year?

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    grr, i made my reservation months ago when we still thought pax was gonna be the last weekend of september. i just sent them an email to reschedule, i hope they can do it!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    grr, i made my reservation months ago when we still thought pax was gonna be the last weekend of september. i just sent them an email to reschedule, i hope they can do it!
    This is why you never reserve space until after they announce the dates.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    all good, i got confirmation for september 4-6. spaces still available. RESERVE NOW!!!

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  • Ryan23228Ryan23228 Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Awesome deal! I'm so glad PAX is the one to pop my Expo/Con cherry!:P

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm debating filling a room with my Canadian Supertrip group to save money, but at the same time, I'm a little busy and distracted to plan this adequately. We'll see what happens, since I was rather comfortable at Crowne Plaza last year.

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Arminas wrote: »
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

    this year?

    Last year his DS went missing. He ended up getting a new one from the Pink Godzilla booth. I was mystified that someone would take that over all of the things of mine that people left around.

    We will make sure to keep it under a well armed guard this year, though. You do have a pair of hand cuffs you can lock your DS to yourself with, right?

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I totally think I'm going to go with Green Tortoise this year. How quick does space sell out? Should I reserve like now?

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    I totally think I'm going to go with Green Tortoise this year. How quick does space sell out? Should I reserve like now?

    You still have more than enough time. Only a handfull of people have reserved space. I don't even have much of a plan myself.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    I totally think I'm going to go with Green Tortoise this year. How quick does space sell out? Should I reserve like now?

    i wouldn't wait. lotsa people couldn't get in last year, and you can always cancel your reservation with no charge if you decide not to stay there later.

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  • gandysamprasgandysampras Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Anyone have a contact e-mail?I have scoured the site to no avail, my friends and I live in the UK but are planning to attend PAX this year and the call costs would be insane to ring them unless we were booking a room and i just wanted to ask a few questions.

    Thanks,

    Andy

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Anyone have a contact e-mail?I have scoured the site to no avail, my friends and I live in the UK but are planning to attend PAX this year and the call costs would be insane to ring them unless we were booking a room and i just wanted to ask a few questions.

    Thanks,

    Andy

    fer shizzle: [email protected]

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  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User
    edited January 2009
    That_Guy wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

    this year?

    Last year his DS went missing. He ended up getting a new one from the Pink Godzilla booth. I was mystified that someone would take that over all of the things of mine that people left around.

    We will make sure to keep it under a well armed guard this year, though. You do have a pair of hand cuffs you can lock your DS to yourself with, right?

    :winky:

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That_Guy wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

    this year?

    Last year his DS went missing. He ended up getting a new one from the Pink Godzilla booth. I was mystified that someone would take that over all of the things of mine that people left around.

    We will make sure to keep it under a well armed guard this year, though. You do have a pair of hand cuffs you can lock your DS to yourself with, right?

    :winky:

    I'm not sure if I should be turned on or afraid....

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That_Guy wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    As long as nobody steals my DS this year, I'll probably be staying there.

    this year?

    Last year his DS went missing. He ended up getting a new one from the Pink Godzilla booth. I was mystified that someone would take that over all of the things of mine that people left around.

    We will make sure to keep it under a well armed guard this year, though. You do have a pair of hand cuffs you can lock your DS to yourself with, right?

    :winky:

    I'm not sure if I should be turned on or afraid....
    it's better for the species if you go with the former!

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  • AydrAydr Registered User
    edited January 2009
    ...4th-6th? D:

    I haven't looked at any PAX stuff in a while, and had thought it was going to be on the last weekend of August like usual. I turn 21 on the 28th of August. T_T

    This sucks.

    Edit: Oh, yeah, and I might join you guys at the GT. Not sure yet. Have to mope first.

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  • JonnyNeroJonnyNero Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Aydr wrote: »
    I turn 21 on the 28th of August. T_T

    This sucks.

    ...how?!

    It's only a week later and you get to join the parties!

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  • AydrAydr Registered User
    edited January 2009
    JonnyNero wrote: »
    Aydr wrote: »
    I turn 21 on the 28th of August. T_T

    This sucks.

    ...how?!

    It's only a week later and you get to join the parties!

    Because the 28th would have been PAX Friday. I still could have gone to everything.

    It's better than it being the other way around, though, I guess. I would have really hated it to be a week earlier instead.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    See, but now you can go to the pub crawl on Thursday

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    My birthday is PAX Friday, but I'm turning 25 so I'll be drinking hardcore no matter when I show up.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    My birthday is this Monday, so I'll be drinking it up all this weekend.

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