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If we book Pier73, do you want a private room?

Yes
11 (100%)
No
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: November 27, 2015, 10:30:38 PM

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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #105 on: November 01, 2015, 03:38:47 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I received an email to say that the Mad Greek Restaurant may not be operating after June 2016 as their lease is up.  I will still keep them in mind just in case.

Meanwhile, I would like an idea of what price range is most popular.  I have added a few selections to the 1st post. They are;
$20-$30
$30-$40
$40-$50

Let me know, or I will guess and may go higher or lower than you would like! 😆

I`m o.k with your selections - as long as we have lots of fun!  ;D
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #106 on: November 01, 2015, 07:56:45 PM »
I vote $20-30 range! My first Gatecon was 2008 and I had a blast meeting soooo many Gateworld folks and Shippers, too (you know who you are!!!) :P. I'm looking at this get-together (this will be my second Gatecon) as both a reunion as well as a chance to meet more Stargate fans!!! Squeeeeee ;D!!!
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2015, 09:01:13 AM »
Yep 20-30 CAD works for me too  ;)

*Waves @ Nell* fellow shipper here!!!
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2015, 09:35:36 AM »
It's be nice to keep it below 40CAD, it's going to be a very expensive weekend as it is.
 
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« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2015, 10:56:49 AM »
I was going to say $30-$40 range, but if it turns out less expensive, I won't cry...
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #110 on: November 02, 2015, 12:33:30 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I received an email to say that the Mad Greek Restaurant may not be operating after June 2016 as their lease is up.  I will still keep them in mind just in case.

Meanwhile, I would like an idea of what price range is most popular.  I have added a few selections to the 1st post. They are;
$20-$30
$30-$40
$40-$50

Let me know, or I will guess and may go higher or lower than you would like! 😆

I would say $30-$40 would be enough!!! And if it is less expensive then that is a bonus :D!
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2015, 10:27:46 PM »
I have located another restaurant on the river called Pier 73. (Pier73.com) Price range looks good. Excellent views. We do have an option of booking a private room which will hold all of us, but it will cost a minimum of $33 per person not including drinks.

NB: I am not sure how the taxes work. If anyone knows if this will increase the price, do let me know.

Please check it out. I am going to try doing a poll. :D
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #112 on: November 07, 2015, 07:44:33 AM »
I think a private room, if it's large enough to contain us, would make it easier for us to mingle with each other.  And it would prevent us from being an annoyance to the other diners who have no interest in our nonsense.
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #113 on: November 07, 2015, 07:28:02 PM »
Pier 73 looks great! I like the idea of a private room, too. Thanks for taking the lead in organizing this event.
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #114 on: November 08, 2015, 01:33:30 PM »
Definitely think that the private room option would be best...
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #115 on: November 09, 2015, 12:21:51 AM »
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.
 
 
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #116 on: November 09, 2015, 06:37:28 AM »
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.

Thanks for the info Krisz. I am unable to find anything big enough any closer to the hotel. I am still looking, but if you have any thoughts they would be appreciated.
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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #117 on: November 10, 2015, 09:34:10 AM »
Well, if the Pier73 will be the place, I probably won't make it in time even for the dessert ! I know now the arrival time of my flight and I won't make it to the hotel before 9pm ! So, if you don't find any restaurant nearer to the hotel you have to delete me from the list.  :-( 
 

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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2015, 01:21:23 AM »
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.

Thanks for the info Krisz. I am unable to find anything big enough any closer to the hotel. I am still looking, but if you have any thoughts they would be appreciated.

I'll continue to look around for a possible place, we like to wander around at weekends and go out for meals so maybe we'll go and check out some places in Richmond nearer to the hotel or close to a skytrain station over the next few months. It's a shame the con is just too far from where I live. I can already think of two places that would accommodate a large group, one of which is on the street just round the corner from my place used as a filming location in SG-1 and SGU!

 

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Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2015, 05:42:44 AM »
Well, if the Pier73 will be the place, I probably won't make it in time even for the dessert ! I know now the arrival time of my flight and I won't make it to the hotel before 9pm ! So, if you don't find any restaurant nearer to the hotel you have to delete me from the list.  :-(

I am sorry to hear that. I am still looking, but if you don't make it to the dinner, I am sure that there will a few of us that will catch up with you for drinks afterward at the hotel.
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