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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #451
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I must have missed that then, only thing I see was this from their email


CANCELLATION POLICY


Cancellation must be received by hotel no later than 6:00 pm PST, 48 hours in advance of the arrival date to obtain a cancellation number. Cancellation received within 48 hours of arrival will result in one night's room and tax charge.
A deposit equal to the first night's rate will be charged approximately 21 days prior to arrival to the credit or debit card used to guarantee the reservation.
I know it was stated cause I hesitated when I read that myself. It's not just a temporary hold. My account has already been charged fully for the first night.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #452
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personally I don't mind the charge...it helps have part of the expense in the bag so I'm not seating it come convention time. I've got 5 trips to make between mid April and mid July so I'll breathe a bit easier with some of that hotel $$$ spent and out of sight
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:17 AM   #453
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Well...Credit Card numbers being stolen from registering, and some of the staff (mostly Brian Savage) treating people poorly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:40 AM   #454
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So this will be my first Botcon I will be going to and i plan on getting the 'primus package' i think its called that has the box set and all the other special stuff, but my 12 yr old nephew wants to go with me, which is fine, I am just not sure how to go about getting his ticket in? I cannot afford two primus packages just so he can go everywhere I go, so i ask is there a certain age where they get in free like SDCC or can i pay $20 or so for him to go with me
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:37 AM   #455
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^there is a package for what you need, think it was the "minicon" package, lets the person go everywhere with the primus package holder just minus the boxset and freebie IIRC.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #456
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personally I don't mind the charge...it helps have part of the expense in the bag so I'm not seating it come convention time. I've got 5 trips to make between mid April and mid July so I'll breathe a bit easier with some of that hotel $$$ spent and out of sight
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #457
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Well...Credit Card numbers being stolen from registering, and some of the staff (mostly Brian Savage) treating people poorly.
I'm as critical of FP as anyone, but I have to kinda step to the defense of FP on these two....

First, you make that sound present-tense. Just to clarify, in the past the service they used to process credit card numbers had a breach, and we all had to get new cards. They have since changed providers, and there have been no issues. It blows, and it sucks, and it suck-blows about what happens, but even large mega corporations have data breaches.

For the second part, the staff at BotCon is always fucking awesome. For many of them, it's just their job, and they're put into a tough spot - dealing with sweaty self-entitled nerds who think everyone should cater to them. Most of them handle that very well. I've always had a great time chatting it up with various FP staff while getting my toys, or during the customizing class, at the info booth, etc. Be respectful, and you'll get it returned.

Savage himself though is often dismissive and mocking, no doubt. I think he's tried to keep his distaste for us hidden better the past few years, but you can tell it's there. But that's really the only person who's ever been like that. Even Pete is alright in person...hah!
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Savage himself though is often dismissive and mocking, no doubt. I think he's tried to keep his distaste for us hidden better the past few years, but you can tell it's there. But that's really the only person who's ever been like that. Even Pete is alright in person...hah!
Yeah everyone always seems really happy except Brian. I cant help thinking it would be better for Botcon if Brian took a step back and let someone who comes across as being happy to be there do all the public announcements.

My brother and a friend of his came to Botcon back in 2009, they had no idea who Brian Savage was when he made his welcome to botcon speech on the Wednesday night pickup, but as soon as he had finished they both said "Who is this dick and why does he hate us so much" (I am paraphrasing but dick was the chosen word)

Its just not the best first impression.
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So this will be my first Botcon I will be going to and i plan on getting the 'primus package' i think its called that has the box set and all the other special stuff, but my 12 yr old nephew wants to go with me, which is fine, I am just not sure how to go about getting his ticket in? I cannot afford two primus packages just so he can go everywhere I go, so i ask is there a certain age where they get in free like SDCC or can i pay $20 or so for him to go with me
As mentioned, it's called "Minicon". About +$80-100, allows him to enter all normal events as well as the early-entry into the Dealer Room, plus the dinner & casino/game night (usually Sat night, sometimes Friday).

If there is an 'add-on' event, which there shouldn't be this year, that will be extra @ the same price Primus holders pay.
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