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  1. max headroom's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2016, 9:21 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #26

    I keep checking the d.con site for hotel blocks opening up for reservations. Am I missing it somewhere. I haven seen anything posted yet???!!!!


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    Sep 28, 2016, 10:03 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #27

    not posted yet
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    Sep 29, 2016, 4:46 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #28

    They updated it yesterday...The Marriott has changed how they have done there rooms in the past...This year it will be a 2 night non refundable deposit...no room changes are aloud like past years...and on top of that, they want to charge the remaining amount for the hotel stay on March 1st...which is also non refundable from what I'm reading...I think this is just crazy, but that's just my opinion...other hotels at least let you change the room into someone else's name if you can't make it...I stayed at the Marriott 2 times in the past...

    I'm still looking for a room close to the con, preferable within 2 blocks...If anyone is looking to split a room, let me know, I will have a least 2 people, my self and my father, if not a more, I can' always get more people to split if needed...let me know and send me a PM...thanks...
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    Sep 29, 2016, 4:49 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #29

    Also from what I'm reading on the Facebook hotel connection and other sites, all the other host hotels are sold out, and they sold out for 2017 during Dragoncon 2016...I could be wrong, but that's mainly what I'm reading and seeing on most pages and sites...
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    Sep 29, 2016, 6:56 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #30

    I was staying at the Omni@CNN. It's technically about 2 blocks away from the convention, but that's the distance to the AmericasMart center where the vendors etc are. The hotels are maybe 4-5 blocks away, which didn't seem like too far for me. I didn't explore the hotel very thoroughly when I arrived, so after I checked out, I wandered around the main lobby and discovered the food court inside the CNN building. I wish I had found it during the convention...

    I think it would be nice to come again next year, but I'm not going to start planning that than until maybe around April or May. That's when I did my hotel reservation this year. The host hotels were obviously fully booked at that point. I don't think the increase in membership price is significant enough to matter, especially considering how much the hotel rooms are per night (even at DC discount rates).
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    Sep 29, 2016, 10:43 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #31

    The scones web site is still showing only the non host hotels. I can find a page that lists the room blocks like they have done in the past. What page are you finding the info?


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    Sep 29, 2016, 10:48 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #32

    Never mind I found it. Looking at the wrong page. Some days I just need to stay in bed.


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    Oct 4, 2016, 4:06 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #33

    So the Marriott rooms go on sale one Wednesday, I wish everyone luck in getting a room...I will not be partaking in this years Marriott Hunger games...due to the fact I think what there asking for is ridiculous wanting 2 nights deposit non refundable, and then full payment March 1st that is non-refundable, and non-transferable...I personal don't have that type of money to just put up in the air, if anyone that's in a host hotel needs paying roommates please send me a PM thank you, and may the odds ever be in your favor...
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    Oct 5, 2016, 9:52 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #34

    Well I went ahead and did it. Got a room at the Marriott. I look at li like it's lay-away for Christmas. Pay a little as you go. I like being right in the middle of the con and Stephanie can go to the room and nap if she gets tired. I agree Marriott is being greedy for collecting full payment with a no refund policy but that's just business. They are gonna sell out but that's what makes the free market work. See y'all in late august. Now I gotta find a pattern for Persphone's dress


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    Oct 5, 2016, 11:54 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #35

    Got my room at the DragonCon rate. Despite the no transfer rule I've easily transferred rooms before when I had an extra room and gave it to someone. Check the DragonCon room connections page for instructions. Basically you add the person to your reservation, they PayPal you the deposit, and they pay with their card when they check in.

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    Oct 6, 2016, 2:47 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #36

    max headroom said: View Post
    Well I went ahead and did it. Got a room at the Marriott. I look at li like it's lay-away for Christmas. Pay a little as you go. I like being right in the middle of the con and Stephanie can go to the room and nap if she gets tired. I agree Marriott is being greedy for collecting full payment with a no refund policy but that's just business. They are gonna sell out but that's what makes the free market work. See y'all in late august. Now I gotta find a pattern for Persphone's dress


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    Congratulations! That's awesome!...I'm supper happy of you...
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    Oct 6, 2016, 2:57 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #37

    GotWookiee said: View Post
    Got my room at the DragonCon rate. Despite the no transfer rule I've easily transferred rooms before when I had an extra room and gave it to someone. Check the DragonCon room connections page for instructions. Basically you add the person to your reservation, they PayPal you the deposit, and they pay with their card when they check in.

    Matt Pfingsten


    Congratulations! That's awesome!...I'm supper happy of you also...
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    Oct 6, 2016, 7:30 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #38

    This was the first year I actually got through on my first call. The hone only rang a couple time and then answered. I almost hung up thinking I had dialed the wrong number.


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    Oct 6, 2016, 7:32 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #39

    Hey Spoon. I found the pattern for persphone's dress and her shoes. I'm having trouble finding a fabric that looks and acts similar to latex. You mentioned you might have a lead on something. Any luck?


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    Oct 8, 2016, 2:08 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #40

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    This was the first year I actually got through on my first call. The hone only rang a couple time and then answered. I almost hung up thinking I had dialed the wrong number.


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    That's supper sweet, The two times that I stayed in the Marriott, I got my reservations online. I'm still trying to find a close hotel, I have made a reservation at the Renaissance that I can cancel in case I find a closer hotel or if I find someone that's needing extra people to share there room with so they can split the bill. I Did that one year when I stayed at the Marriott with UMOphoto and one of his friends.
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    Oct 8, 2016, 2:20 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #41

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    Hey Spoon. I found the pattern for Persephone's dress and her shoes. I'm having trouble finding a fabric that looks and acts similar to latex. You mentioned you might have a lead on something. Any luck?


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    Which costume style are you going for?

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    This is taken from an interview with the fabric cutter that worked on the Matrix films:
    Interview taken from: http://www.matrixfans.net/interview-...reloaded-2003/

    PERSEPHONE’S COSTUME

    MATRIX: What has been one of the most challenging things on the production so far for you?

    ROGER: I think the most challenging thing was Monica Belluci’s nude dress, Persephone’s nude dress. Because we didn’t see her until two days before the shoot, we really had to have one ready to go, so we had someone go from London to Paris to measure her up, and send us over the measurements. It was quite an intense experience wondering what she was really like – you’ve got measurements on a flat piece of paper, but what does she really look like, what is her stance like, and how is it all going to work?

    MATRIX: In most cases, doesn’t an actor’s agent send measurements out?

    ROGER: Cutters always like to take their own measurements because they know where they’re taking them, and how they’re taking them. It’s very important to know how someone is being measured; everyone has their own technique.

    MATRIX: Did you have photo reference of Monica as well?

    ROGER: I had some digital photographs which proved to be a little inaccurate, I thought, but at the end of the day the zip went up and all was fine. We made three of those latex dresses just in case we had any blowouts. Monica’s dresses were made with the latex without the net behind them, so they were much more fragile. It is very easy to put a nail through it or, if there is a nick in the latex as you’re putting it on, it’ll just grow, and you’ll end up with a great cut across the dress, and there’s no rhyme or reason either, it can end up anywhere. Fortunately we haven’t had too many problems with it, and there aren’t any dresses in the movie that have been fixed, so we covered our bases there.

    MATRIX: When I arrived earlier, you were polishing her latex dress with a bit of Eros Personal Lubricant, is that a traditional way of polishing latex wear?

    ROGER: Yes it is. There are a couple of different ways, but mainly it’s the personal lubricants that seem to work the best.

    MATRIX: Why is there the need to polish latex?

    ROGER: I haven’t polished this sleeve, it’s quite dull, but the body I’ve polished, and it has a like a glass-like finish to it. You just put it the lubricant on with a sponge.

    MATRIX: Wearing a costume often changes an actor into their character; how does it feel when you’ve made a costume and you see an actor get into it as, say, Monica Bellucci, then turn into Persephone?

    ROGER: I feel quite incredible. It’s a great sense of pride that the idea has worked and that the actress is happy, because it’s going to show on film if she’s uncomfortable or unhappy.
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    Oct 8, 2016, 9:09 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #42

    The Reloaded costume, Ive got the dress & jacket pattern. I think what Im going to do is make the jacket out of latex. Its small and I can waste a lot of material without breaking the bank. The dress should be much less complex and I have found a couple stretch polyester and spandex sleeveless dresses on eBay that are the correct style that I can modify and dye pale yellow. At first I was going it attempt to make all of it from stretch PVC but the color selection is pretty limited. If you know of a stretch fabric that will give the same look Im all ears.
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    Oct 13, 2016, 3:06 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #43

    It's been a little quit, so I'm going to try and get the forum flowing...

    So has anyone figured out there goals for next year?...

    How many new costumes are on your to do list ?
    How many new costumes are you planing on building / making?
    How many costumes are you trying to finish, that you were unable to finish last year?
    How many conventions are you planing on attending this year?
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    Oct 13, 2016, 9:07 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #44

    So many irons in the fire. Doubt I'll many any conventions this year. We are planning a Halloween bash with costumes required. For next years dcon I'm Working on the dress for Stephanie. (That should be fun, still gotta get my sewing machine repaired). Planning a Rorschach costume for me. And I really want to build a suit of armor but can't decide what I want to do. I want something unusual that you don't typically see. Just watched "Harlock - space pirate" and really like the pirate armor. Gotta do some more research.


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    Oct 13, 2016, 4:37 PM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #45

    max headroom said: View Post
    Hey Spoon. I found the pattern for persphone's dress and her shoes. I'm having trouble finding a fabric that looks and acts similar to latex. You mentioned you might have a lead on something. Any luck?
    So just use latex?
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    Oct 13, 2016, 5:12 PM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #46

    I'm gonna make the jacket from latex. I've never used it before and I figure I can lean on something small. Besides I found a dress made of polyester and spandex that looks correct and Stephanie will be much more comfortable in the Atlanta heat in that than a full latex dress


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    Oct 14, 2016, 2:53 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #47

    As for new costumes and conventions...My plate is pretty full this year...

    I plan on attending 6 conventions this year:
    Collectivecon
    Megacon
    Star Wars Celebration
    Ocalacon
    Infinitycon
    Dragoncon

    Finishing Costumes:
    Boba Fett
    Jango Fett

    New Costumes:
    Loki
    SWTFA - Rey - Scavenger Version
    BB-8
    SWTOR - Sith Juggernaut
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    Oct 18, 2016, 8:07 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #48

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    Didn't get to go this year, to the RPF meet up I mean, but I might next year I was at the one the year before and it was fun.
    same situation here too. couldnt get to the marriott in time because i was out at the hyatt house by the aquarium. this year im in the hyatt itself so i will be able to get up to my room and grab my armor in time and my wifeis loking forward to seeing the people who inspire me to greatness.
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    Oct 18, 2016, 8:31 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #49

    i will be attending the meetup. also already have my badge and room at the hyatt ready to go.
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    Oct 19, 2016, 4:26 AM - Re: Dragoncon 2017 #50

    JamesBryan said: View Post
    i will be attending the meetup. also already have my badge and room at the hyatt ready to go.
    I have added your name to the list, we can't wait to see you again!...

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