I put it to my group. In a month I will have the money to book two rooms in advance. Two double queen bed rooms for 9 people from July 2nd ( 3:00 P.M.) to the 7th ( 12:00 P.M.). The convention dates are in, July 3rd to 6th so this arrangement will allow the chance for Pre-Registration as well as the opportunity to enjoy the last day of the convention.
I like to view pessimism as realism, in that view the reality is booking a hotel in advance will cost more than if we wait for the AX room block. It is also true that booking this early runs the risk of jumping the gun, we have a whole year for people to drop out of the line-up, for Anime Expo to make changes, and also for a meteorite to destroy the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In the honestly, very likely event any of this happens, the expensive joke is on me.
I suck at math, and don't know diddly shit of how things are run at the A.X. so if by this point your mind has already changed I would highly value your opinion.
The weight of my choice to present this plan is based solely on my horrible math. If I book a hotel now, I can consider it a credit building experiment and be paid off by Convention time, yay for me. Also if you choose to go along with this plan you have 11 months to gather and plan your money. For the sake of Realism we will say 10 months.
If you don't drop out of the line-up, no changes are made, etc. you have 10 months to get your share of the money to me all the way up to July 2nd, 2008 at 3:00 P.m. Californie time. We will have our rooms already booked, with a good stretch of time to enjoy the convention.
Holiday Inn Los Angeles City Center
0.22 miles from the convention for the sake of Realism I will round to the 5
0.25 miles from the convention center
200 dollars a night
2nd to 7th is billed as 5 nights
Two Double Queen bedrooms with 4 in one room and 5 in the other, again I will round the prices to the higher 5.
1000/4= 250 a head
with 10 months you have to set aside 25 a month
1000/5= 200 a head= 20 a month
Course you will have to snuggle in my 15 yr old cousin
Before I continue let me just say I don't mind if you pay as much as you can per month, in fact I would prefer it to waiting till convention day for the full cost. From the Realist point of view 20 a month is a lot from a middle class paycheck, I know I get one. Pay what you can, when you can.
0.30 miles from convention center
150 a night
900/5=180 a head
900/4=230 a head
0.50 miles from convention center
Couldn't tell ya
0.59 miles from convention center
625/5=130 a head
625/4=160 a head
Everything was rounded up to be realistic, also my math sucks and some hotels are stuffy bullshit organizations that don't answer the goddamned phone. I Put it to the group which stands thus.
Jumping the gun allows for a stretched out payment plan, pay as you can if the math above is a bit stiff, trust me I understand. Worst case scenario, jokes on me.
I hope to hear from you all soon.
And sad to say Luna, none of these razamataz orginizations recognizes the Continental Breakfast, they prefer to offer expensive in hotel restauraunt eaterys where you pay even more.