Official 2007 St. Louis Comic Cookout Thread (05-09-2007)

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Postby Hogan on Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:52 am

Yeah, can't argue against the value of the trip, it was worth it all!
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Postby Ekolter on Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:51 pm

Per popular request, I checked into hosting the Cookout at the Renaissance hotel by the airport.

Let's just say this place blows the budget out of the water. Kinda like going fishing with dynamite. :o XD D:

The place we stayed in this year is by far the best deal out there that I have found.
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Postby Rkolter on Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:53 pm

Examples:

$89/night hotel
+fee for Wi-Fi
+fee for continental breakfast

Minimum catering (catering only - this means just the food) is $35 per person. That's as much as the whole event cost per person this year.

And, they had the fucking gall to say, "Well, we're more of a upscale hotel." when we mentioned a convention of comic artists.

So... yeah. Not gonna be at the Reneissance Hotel in 2008.
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Postby Rock_dash on Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:05 pm

rkolter wrote:Examples:

$89/night hotel
+fee for Wi-Fi
+fee for continental breakfast

Minimum catering (catering only - this means just the food) is $35 per person. That's as much as the whole event cost per person this year.

And, they had the fucking gall to say, "Well, we're more of a upscale hotel." when we mentioned a convention of comic artists.

So... yeah. Not gonna be at the Reneissance Hotel in 2008.


Should call and tell the management what you thought of that comment. Would be interesting to hear if they try to backpeddle or stand by thier asshattery.
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Postby Dotty on Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:15 pm

...and then one of us books it instead, and then we drive them batty until they throw us out. Then begins... THE ST. LOUIS BACKALLEY COOKOUT 2008! Watch as Tynan slips on a Gatorade bottle and falls down an open manhole!

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Postby Risky on Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:52 pm

Last time I stayed in a hotel, the electricity was billed separately... that was really shocking.
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Postby Dr Legostar on Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:59 pm

rkolter wrote:Examples:

$89/night hotel
+fee for Wi-Fi
+fee for continental breakfast

Minimum catering (catering only - this means just the food) is $35 per person. That's as much as the whole event cost per person this year.

And, they had the fucking gall to say, "Well, we're more of a upscale hotel." when we mentioned a convention of comic artists.

So... yeah. Not gonna be at the Reneissance Hotel in 2008.


fee for continental breakfast? that's bullshit! who charges for continental breakfast?
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Postby Rkolter on Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:56 am

legostargalactica wrote:
rkolter wrote:Examples:

$89/night hotel
+fee for Wi-Fi
+fee for continental breakfast

Minimum catering (catering only - this means just the food) is $35 per person. That's as much as the whole event cost per person this year.

And, they had the fucking gall to say, "Well, we're more of a upscale hotel." when we mentioned a convention of comic artists.

So... yeah. Not gonna be at the Reneissance Hotel in 2008.


fee for continental breakfast? that's bullshit! who charges for continental breakfast?


They do. And it's $12.
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Postby Rock_dash on Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:54 am

rkolter wrote:
legostargalactica wrote:
rkolter wrote:Examples:

$89/night hotel
+fee for Wi-Fi
+fee for continental breakfast

Minimum catering (catering only - this means just the food) is $35 per person. That's as much as the whole event cost per person this year.

And, they had the fucking gall to say, "Well, we're more of a upscale hotel." when we mentioned a convention of comic artists.

So... yeah. Not gonna be at the Reneissance Hotel in 2008.


fee for continental breakfast? that's bullshit! who charges for continental breakfast?


They do. And it's $12.


So basically, more than it would cost to go out and get a much better breakfast somewhere else.
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Postby IVstudios on Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:38 am

For $12, it better be the best damn continental breakfast I've ever eaten.
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Postby STrRedWolf on Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:28 am

rkolter wrote:They do. And it's $12.


$12?!? Even if they have eggs and sausage and bacon and other meats, it's still too much. I know of two places here who have breakfast buffets, and they charge $4/pound. I average about $6 each time I visit for panacakes, sausage, eggs, and a bottle of Coke.

$12? Too much.
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Postby Dr Legostar on Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:34 am

continental breakfast is a known copout, it almost never means real food, otherwise it'd just be breakfast. i could never justify 12 bucks for a continental breakfast.


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Postby Nanda on Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:58 pm

Let's kill them!!!! *lights torch*
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Postby Dr Legostar on Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:05 pm

Nanda wrote:Let's kill them!!!! *lights torch*


now you're talking!

::breaks out the flaming pitchforks©::


oh.. wait.. you were being sarcastic, weren't you?


damn.
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Postby Nanda on Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:18 pm

legostargalactica wrote:oh.. wait.. you were being sarcastic, weren't you?


No, I was being serious. Let's do this thing. *sharpens machete*
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Postby Dr Legostar on Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:54 pm

Nanda wrote:
legostargalactica wrote:oh.. wait.. you were being sarcastic, weren't you?


No, I was being serious. Let's do this thing. *sharpens machete*


sweet!

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Postby Hogan on Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:08 am

legostargalactica wrote:
Nanda wrote:
legostargalactica wrote:oh.. wait.. you were being sarcastic, weren't you?


No, I was being serious. Let's do this thing. *sharpens machete*


sweet!

this is why you're awesome, nanda.


I SO agree! *sharpens axe* :twisted:
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Postby Rkolter on Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:59 am

To their credit, Beth and I had their continental breakfast once when we were staying there (you get it free with a romance package). It was a very, very awesome continental breakfast as far as it goes, with a wide assortment of fresh cooked foods. I didn't think it was worth $12 though.

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Postby Dr Legostar on Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:17 am

rkolter wrote:To their credit, Beth and I had their continental breakfast once when we were staying there (you get it free with a romance package). It was a very, very awesome continental breakfast as far as it goes, with a wide assortment of fresh cooked foods. I didn't think it was worth $12 though.

*loans Nanda and Legostar some smoke grenades for the big getaway*


someone so needs to draw this.
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Postby Phact0rri on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:29 pm

Twelve dollars isn't bad for breakfast, but if I was paying that I think I'd like a nice outdoor table in the early morning, with some tofu scrambles. a good well prepared breakfast + kick ass atmosphere is always worth every penny IMO.
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