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Offline loroo

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Re: It's a map
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2007, 05:33:52 pm »
I did today.  They were not helpful at all.  As a matter of fact, they seemed puzzled that I would even question getting around, parking, and such...

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Re: It's a map
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2007, 12:54:16 pm »
Each room in the con space is wheel chair accessible. The panels, events, workshop, viewing rooms, and even the exhibitor hall. All the rooms have double doors for entry so there will be room to get in and the hallways and corners are all more than wide enough (so long as your fellow attendees are cooperative). The only room that might be a problem is the Gaming room because of all the consoles and DDR pads and cables. I will mention it to the gaming staff, just in case.

As for parking and the actual rooms in the hotel, the main lot and the guest rooms are accessible. I'm not sure how much room there is to maneuver once inside a guest room, that's something for the hotel (but I doubt they'll have an answer for you). The hotel will be using the parking garage across the street, this has a long entry ramp (with no special sidewalk for pedestrians or wheelchairs) but it does have an elevator. The other parking options may not be as accessible since they are scattered around downtown Vancouver.

The only complication I forsee for an attendee in a wheelchair is pre registration. the line will be running up to the door in front of the ramp, so a yojimbo would need to be called to "part the crowd" and let you up. One should be stationed outside those doors though so if it does come up they'll be able to make way quickly.

Edit: I realized quickly that I should mention that the Exhibitor's hall will be accessed by a driveway ramp that is steeper than normal (The elevators will all be locked at that level for the duration of the convention. That is, steeper than the usual wheelchair ramps at entrances. This may not be an issue but I did not want to give the wrong impression, a hand powered wheel chair would be rather difficult on such a slope if it was not expected. I don't want to be too presumptious.

Since you signed up on the volunteer list, I'd suggest you come by on Friday and become our "ADA Litmus Tester" to make sure that nobody sets up the panel rooms with stuff too close to the doors. You could show they yojimbo what to keep an eye out for to help other wheel chair using attendees get around easier.
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Re: It's a map
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2007, 11:00:33 am »
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Another update to the outside map. I was up there this weekend and verified Burgerville and found some spots nearby, like the closest pizza delivery place. West Side Pizza. I'm hoping we can get in contact with them and maybe even convince them to put some coupons in the swag bags. Lord knows they're gonna get business.

they do alot of coupons and like meal deals and things already so you should have no probrelm getting something from them, even if it is just the normal deals they hand out as coupons

Leashy and I hit all the food places w/in walking distance with info on the con. Tom -- I hope I did not step on your toes, but I had to drive past Muchas Gracias just to check it out! 24 hr. drive through taco shop - tacos = $1.65. They also have a walk-up but I don't know if that is open 24 hrs. I stopped by Burgerville and Westside Pizza. Both of the latter were very interested in providing coupons and such. Burgerville Manager even took a poster!
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Re: It's a map
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2007, 12:36:10 pm »
That's awesome Antares! Don't worry about me, leashy was the one who was really showing me the places around the area so its only fitting that she showed them to you as well.

It's not food related....but did you see if the Kinkos on that block was 24 hours? :)
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Re: It's a map
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2007, 06:04:47 pm »
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Re: It's a map
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2007, 02:59:59 pm »
The site has been updated. I have touched up the stage map a little bit and completely revamped the Registration plan after last night's meeting.

The biggest news is the new Exhibitor's Hall map with the booth listings!
We still don't have any assignments for Artist's Alley but we'll put them up ASAP.

Enjoy!
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Re: It's a map
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2007, 03:55:26 pm »
The site has been updated. I have touched up the stage map a little bit and completely revamped the Registration plan after last night's meeting.

The biggest news is the new Exhibitor's Hall map with the booth listings!
We still don't have any assignments for Artist's Alley but we'll put them up ASAP.

Enjoy!

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