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Posted 4/10/16
I has become very hard to find an alternative web forum that has a room sharing thread, ever since Anime expo decided to shut down the forums!

I noticed there are others online who are seeking to find rooms/roommates so I thought continuing the same trend as thanks to those that have done before.

Please use the following form(s) if you would like to find people to share a room with you. Please start each post with either "LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES" or "LOOKING FOR A ROOM" in all caps.
Please update your post with FILLED after you fill up your room share or find a room to respect others' time and screen space.

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LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES!
Name (aliases are okay):
Hotel:
Nights Booked (exact nights; ex. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night):
Price:
Spaces Available (at time of posting):
Requirements of Roommates:
Age range:
Gender:
Smokers/Drinkers:
Sleeping habits:
Contact (I highly recommend putting down an alias email and using Google Voice for an anonymous phone number):
Description of Myself (Age, Gender, Smoker/Drinker, Sleeping Habits, Anything else):
Anything else:
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LOOKING FOR A ROOM!
Name (aliases are okay):
Nights Needed (exact nights; ex. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night):
Spaces Needed:
Preferred Rate (per person):
Preferred Hotel:
Age:
Gender:
Smoker/Drinker:
Sleeping habits:
Other requirements:
Preferences of Desired Roommates:
Age range:
Gender:
Smokers/Drinkers:
Sleeping habits:
Contact (I highly recommend putting down an alias email and using Google Voice for an anonymous phone number):
Anything else:
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I also suggest reading http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=4782647&postcount=2713 for more information about room sharing at Anime Expo.

Please try to keep all communications private via the contact information to protect individuals' privacy, and everyone else's sanity.

If you plan to post your info, I thank you for keeping this thread alive. Thank you all for keep this thread civilized.
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Posted 4/11/16
LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES!
Name: Yuuichi (pronounced 'you-ichy')
Hotel: Marriott L.A. Live
Nights Booked: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (4 nights)
Price: $430 (bed)/$170 (UNOFFICIAL OPEN SPACE)
Spaces Available: A LOT

Requirements of Roommates:
Age range: 15+ (For individuals under the age of 18, I will need to get in contact with your parents to ensure that they know you are attending this event and give you permission)
Gender: ANY
Smokers/Drinkers: NON-SMOKING, Alcohol Okay as long as not shared with minors/not interrupting roommates and neighbors
Sleeping habits:Lights Out from 12 Midnight to 6 AM

Email: [email protected] - Please title emails with "AX 2016 RS"
Phone/Text: 678-365-1472

By choosing to join this room share, you agree to everything in the Frequently Asked Questions.


Description of Myself: I am a 21-year old male who will be attending Anime Expo for the second time. I have experience with multiple conventions around the country, and am excited to return back to Anime Expo.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are the rates per night or for the whole stay?
It's for the whole stay. I do not have a per night rate.

When would the payment be due?
I ask that payment be sent at least a month prior to the convention. This gives me to compile payment for the hotel, as well as weed out any last second drop-outs.

How do you like payment?
I prefer Venmo, money orders, or checks. If cash is sent in the mail and the postman loses it, it's lost for both you and me. Checks, Venmo, or money orders can be traced by the sender, or cancelled and retrieved, if necessary.

Why is your rate so F@$#ing expensive?
Thanks to the torrent of people booking hotel rooms via the Anime Expo booking site, I was forced to book directly with the Marriott Hotel. As a result, the price per person is higher to ensure that the cost of the room is covered. Also, I try to maintain a humane rooming situation for everyone. I do not stuff rooms with 10 people to try to drive down the cost of the room per head at the cost of everyone's experience. 2 people per bed, PERIOD.

What are these "UNOFFICIAL OPEN SPACE"s?
This is your run-of-the mill floor/couch space in the room. The hotel does not officially allow more than 4 people per room. This space is not absolute, meaning that your spot is not certain until the bed spots in your room are filled. Spots are set on a first-come, first-served basis. If bed spots are not filled, I will ask "OPEN SPACE" to fill in the bed spots to ensure the room can be covered.

Do you accept Paypal?
Yes. We have to be careful about that since they can take a chunk of the payment out in fees.

What do we do about food (water)?
I will have a buy-in pool of water and basic snacks to help keep everyone hydrated and somewhat satiated during the convention. I am trying to keep the cost per head under $20 for the entire weekend. I will also try to schedule optional group meals so we can all meet, sit, relax, and eat. No one has to attend, but it is a great way to meet other fans and make friendships. I will do my best to avoid major gatherings and events when scheduling them.

Aren't you a bit... um... young?
That's a fair question. Simply answered, I have coordinated room shares before and travelled around the world twice already (really!). If you think that I am a tank top wearing, binge drinking, irresponsible college drop-out, you are wrong.

Is there a Girl/Guy Only room?
Yes! Mention that you are interested in a gender-specific room specifically when you message me, and we will accommodate.

I'm under 18... Can I still go?
I'll take people as young as 15, but if you are between 15 and 17, I HAVE TO SPEAK TO YOUR PARENTS FIRST. This is non-negotiable. It sounds very over-bearing, but if you're a minor, you lie to your parent/guardian about where you are, and you're found with me and/or my friends, that's a potential kidnapping charge on the adult(s) you're found with, and that's a great way to ruin a convention.

What is your cancellation policy?
I understand get life happens and unexpected things pop up like money troubles or friends suddenly inviting you to go. If you can decide if you're cancelling by the end of May, I'd appreciate it. Though, I'll accept your cancellation up to a week before the convention. However, it's very hard to guarantee a full refund within a week of the convention. The reason for this is there's other people counting on everyone paying their fair share.

What's the rule about drinking?
I don't mind social drinking or fun drinking, but I don't condone getting fall-down drunk. Also, NO MINOR DRINKING, PERIOD. If you're an adult who gives a minor alcohol, we'll have a few unkind words, and I won't hesitate to involve the authorities and kick you out.

Someone in the room is getting on my nerves...
Bring anything like this to me. I'm a decent negotiator and I will handle all issues like this. Few things can make a weekend more tense than people irritating each other and drawing lines in the sand. Even if it doesn't get to fighting, you're giving the cold-shoulder to someone else, and everyone else in that room will get frustrated and caught up in it. That's not fair to everyone in that situation.

Um... I broke something in the room.
This should be a no-brainer, but be prepared to pay for it. I also inspect rooms quickly before I check them out. The reason for that is if these things are reserved with my credit card and something comes up broken, I have to pay for it. I limit my risks by being careful. If no one comes forward for damages, I will bill everyone in that room for the damage, so please do right by your roommates.

What happens if I break "the rules?"
I escort you out. Not out of the hotel or the convention, but out of my room block. No refunds and no arguments. You're out.

-Any other questions, please feel free to ask via my contact information.
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Posted 4/12/16
Looking for roommates!
Name (aliases are okay): Stephanie
Hotel: Doubletree Hilton (suite room)
Nights Booked (exact nights; ex. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night): Th,Fr,Sa,Sun
Price: 1 pull out bed space 220, 1 floor space 200
Spaces Available (at time of posting): 2
Requirements of Roommates: must be okay with social drinking (not required to join, but just be okay with it happening in the room among roommates). Also must shower daily for obvious reasons.
Age range: any 18 or over
Gender: any
Smokers/Drinkers: no smoking please
Sleeping habits: any (I'll probably be up early every day for staffing)
Contact (I highly recommend putting down an alias email and using Google Voice for an anonymous phone number): [email protected] or reddit message
Description of Myself (Age, Gender, Smoker/Drinker, Sleeping Habits, Anything else): I'll list confirmed roommates including myself. 20F, 28M, 21M, 22F, 19F, 21F. We all drink socially, but no drugs or smoking. Sleeping habits range but generally most sleep in.
Anything else: I expect payment before con to confirm your spot.
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Posted 4/28/16
LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES!
Name (aliases are okay): RIck D.
Hotel: Millenium Biltmore Hotel
Nights Booked: 30th-4th
Price: 300
Spaces Available (at time of posting): 2 spaces
Requirements of Roommates: Stay clean and have money ready to pay
Age range:18+
Gender: Any
Smokers/Drinkers: Well there is no smoking in hotels so as long as its done outside it's not a problem.
Sleeping habits: Any habit is fine. We're ultra autograph people and will almost never be in the room other then to sleep.
Contact: [email protected] or Here
Description of Myself: 24, M, Do not smoke or drink, I sleep from 10PM-3PM
Anything else: So far only one other person Male as well age 27. We're both pretty easy going guys we're just here to do what we need to do at the con and use the room for mainly sleep and showering.
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Posted 4/28/16 , edited 6/20/16
Hey there!
I’m not looking for a room, but I wanted to throw out a word of caution for room seekers/holders:
Last year several hotels attempted to crack down on room sharing by issuing wristbands and stationing guards to try and limit the people per room. Hopefully this won’t be an issue for you all, but I figured I should chime in! Good luck!
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Yeah, that is what I am afraid of. >_> I am not sure if I want to risk it. Because I reserved a hotel room at the Mayfair.
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red i am looking for roommates i need 4 more roommates please contact asap please if you still need a room
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Posted 6/27/16 , edited 6/27/16
I am looking for a room.
Name: Sam Jevizian
Nights: Friday - Monday
Spaces Needed: 1
I don't care which hotel we stay at as long as there is simple transport/
Age: 16
Gender: Male
I have never been a participant in events that involve Smoking or Drinking
Sleeping Conditions: None, I like Pillows

I just really want a room, I have been dying to go to a MASSIVE Convention like this one. I will make my stay as easy as possible on you. I current have no plans to cosplay but if that changes I will inform you within the hour of my decision.

Contact me on Crunchy Roll or at
[email protected]
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Posted 6/27/16
Name (aliases are okay): My name is Kethia, but just call me K. I'm a 30 year old man.
Hotel: Hyatt near LAX: http://elsegundo.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Nights Booked (exact nights; ex. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night): Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Price: I have a queen size bed for $60 a night, and a pull out couch for $40 a night.
Requirements of Roommates: Paypal me before Friday and I'll put your name of the reservation.
Age range: 21+
Smokers/Drinkers: No smoking. I won't be drinking, but you can. No minors.
Sleeping habits: I'm a night owl, but a deep sleeper so your schedule doesn't bother me.
Contact [email protected]
Anything else:
The hotel is roughly a 30 minute drive from the convention center. You're more than welcome to ride with me if we are leaving at the same time, but I'm not a reliable source of transportation.
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