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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby The Wired Knight » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:40 pm

I agree with oitwake being less and less conductive to the group. It was better a few years back but it is getting more difficult.

A note about Yard House though, if they are ANYTHING like when I was handeling this and did it at Rock Bottom and other larger restaurants. They generally want a deposit based on the number of people coming and that deposit is non-refundable. This creates complications as you need PRECISE numbers and if people start not showing up en masse you are hit with a larger bill than you thought. Some restaurants require a set menu too when it hits a certain number (Bucca de beppo did this) which isn't problematic but needs to be taken into account.

You do not want the route where you can get hit with a huge bill you didn't expect. A few of the editors here (I know Nic and Brad are two) can tell you trying to figure out how to compensate for it isn't fun and is really nerve racking.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 pm

i heard you ended up paying out of pocket yourself in 2007 because there was a lot of money short for covering the bill :x
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby The Wired Knight » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:18 pm

A few of us covered the bills that we were short on. I remember being short at the japanese restaurant in disneyland, bucca di beppo and I BELIEVE Rock Bottom the second time in Long Beach. The first year at the rock bottom went without a hitch as did any year we did it at Round Table Pizza. Thankfully some of the other editors helped pick up where others dropped.

What was happening was any comibnation of three factors.

1. People who said they would come did not resulting in costs due to deposits
2. People left early and either did not pay (once tha thappened)
3. People did not properly compensate for how much a mandatory tip is for a party that large and left early without leaving enough money

It is for this reason I find the oiwake IS useful because it allwos for paying yourself. What you need is a restaurant that allows for large groups but no deposit or aggregate bill. This is EXTREMELY limiting which is what makes it so damn difficult to find groups for this. I know for a fact that Pilkingotn has never had a problem with this at the Cheesecake factory for AWA. They section off a good 1/3rd of the restaurant for the group and all the bills are individual - I don't know if there is one in LA in the area but give that some thought if you can find it because it works exceptionally well in Atlanta.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:09 pm

The Wired Knight wrote:It is for this reason I find the oiwake IS useful because it allwos for paying yourself. What you need is a restaurant that allows for large groups but no deposit or aggregate bill. This is EXTREMELY limiting which is what makes it so damn difficult to find groups for this.

i appreciate hearing you say that. the food at Oiwake may not be worth 5 stars but everything else about them has been very convenient, up to this point.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Radical_Yue » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:42 pm

The Wired Knight wrote:It is for this reason I find the oiwake IS useful because it allwos for paying yourself. What you need is a restaurant that allows for large groups but no deposit or aggregate bill. This is EXTREMELY limiting which is what makes it so damn difficult to find groups for this. I know for a fact that Pilkingotn has never had a problem with this at the Cheesecake factory for AWA. They section off a good 1/3rd of the restaurant for the group and all the bills are individual - I don't know if there is one in LA in the area but give that some thought if you can find it because it works exceptionally well in Atlanta.


Cheesecake factory would be goooodly :Q

Too bad the closest one is 20 minutes away :(
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:10 am

So, There actaully might be a good possibility that I will be at AX... Hopefully should know that soon...

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Pwolf » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:45 am

likewise.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 am

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby KagatoAMV » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:17 pm

I registered for panels and am waiting for a reply as well.

In previous years I received an immediate response that my request was received, then I got an email a few weeks before AX, when the schedule was being finalized, saying my panel had be accepted.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Vlad and Pwolf, i expect awesomesauce from you two :awesome:
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby The Wired Knight » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:35 am

KagatoAMV wrote:I registered for panels and am waiting for a reply as well.

In previous years I received an immediate response that my request was received, then I got an email a few weeks before AX, when the schedule was being finalized, saying my panel had be accepted.



I already got the response from mine within 5 minutes. Awaiting confirmation for if it's a go.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:41 am

oh yeah, application for the M&G panel was received X)
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby KagatoAMV » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:45 am

I just resubmitted my panel requests and got an reply right away. So I think something went wrong with my original submission. I had submitted right after the form went live, so maybe it wasn't working quite right yet.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Castor Troy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:29 am

Watch AX set the Meet and Greet panel at the same time as amv contest. :roll:

I think they did this to the DDR Project one year when it played against the amv contest. :uhoh:
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 M&G: ATTN Editors!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:04 pm

Castor Troy wrote:Watch AX set the Meet and Greet panel at the same time as amv contest. :roll:

I think they did this to the DDR Project one year when it played against the amv contest. :uhoh:

i asked specifically for the M&G not to conflict with any other AMV events.... but yeah i know :uhoh:
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