Mal: Which one you figure tracked us? Zoe: The ugly one, sir. Mal: Could you be more specific?

'Out Of Gas'


F2F 2: Is there anybody here that hasn't slept together?  

Plan what to do, what to wear (you can never go wrong with a corset), and get ready for the next BuffistaCon: New Orleans! May 20-22, 2005!


NoiseDesign - Mar 31, 2004 2:58:45 pm PST #10 of 9999
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

unless the president is actually on the train and I choose to treat him like a fire hydrant.

I would pay good money to see this.


bon bon - Mar 31, 2004 3:06:57 pm PST #11 of 9999
It's five thousand for kissing, ten thousand for snuggling... End of list.

I've slept with Amych, Madrigal, ita and msbelle. Jealous?

Also, probably can't go to the F2F, as I simply couldn't plan on going any further in advance than about four days. Shit's just gonna be too crazy here.


Anne W. - Mar 31, 2004 3:18:17 pm PST #12 of 9999
The lost sheep grow teeth, forsake their lambs, and lie with the lions.

I'm taking Thursday through Monday off from work, if people want company for Monday activities.


Laura - Mar 31, 2004 3:30:22 pm PST #13 of 9999
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I've slept with Amych, Madrigal, ita and msbelle. Jealous?

Well, I was not quite awake watching cartoons in pajamas with a roomful of Buffistas in LA, does that count?

Shiny new thread. Guess it is time to look at reservations.


DavidS - Mar 31, 2004 3:59:55 pm PST #14 of 9999
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Also stunned that JZ & Hec are honeymooning at the F2F.

As she notes, we'll slip over on Saturday afternoon for Prom and head back to NOLA on Sunday. It was just intolerable thinking about everybody else meeting Lizard and Holli.


DavidS - Mar 31, 2004 4:00:35 pm PST #15 of 9999
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I've slept with Amych, Madrigal, ita and msbelle. Jealous?

raises hand


esse - Mar 31, 2004 4:41:19 pm PST #16 of 9999
S to the A -- using they/them pronouns!

I'm so (selfishly) happy that you and JZ are coming, David. Woo!

I'll be bussing in from Lexington to the DC Greyhound station; I'll have better details later, but as of now I plan to come in Thursday evening and leave Sunday afternoon (by plane to Los Angeles. If things work out properly)--can someone pick me up at the bus station?


Holli - Mar 31, 2004 4:51:21 pm PST #17 of 9999
an overblown libretto and a sumptuous score/ could never contain the contradictions I adore

SA, I should be able to do that.

And, yay, Hec and JZ!


Java cat - Mar 31, 2004 5:33:37 pm PST #18 of 9999
Not javachik

This will have to be edited tomorrow with the magic 800# [please wait for it, even though the main # IS in here, please?], because I don't have it yet, but I just really want this to be towards the top of the thread:

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Hey folks, here’s the info –

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFISTAS FACE TO FACE !
May 22-23, 2004 in Washington, DC

Holiday Inn on the Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue near Union Station
1-800-638-1116
[link]

Toll free: 1-800-X
The block is under the name: Buffistas
Guarantee rooms with your own credit card
The rates are good from Friday, May 21st, through Monday May 24th.
Cut off date for group rate/block reservations: April 23, 2004

Tax rate: 14.3%
Double room, single or 2 people: $139 per night (with tax, $159.16)
Double room, quad rate (4 people) $169/night (with tax, $193.51)

Our blocked rooms are doubles (two double beds)
Single or double rate is the same.
You may request a single king sized bed
Maximum # persons per room: 4

50% discount on parking: with discount, $9/day; $11/overnight
Free high-speed Internet access

The rooftop penthouse on the 11th floors is our hospitality suite.
Our block of room will be on the 9th and 10th floors.
There are ~16 steps up to the penthouse from the 10th floor.
There is an elevator to the penthouse that hotel staff can access.

Go forth and book your rooms!

(Capital Hill/The Mall) The hotel is located just 2 blocks from the US Capitol, 2 blocks from Union Station, and 3 blocks from The National Mall. Also, within easy reach: The Air and Space Museum, The National Gallery of Art, other Smithsonian Museums, and shopping It appears in all the guidebooks as a good value with a great location.

Key posts about it in the F2F thread are: 9268, 9271, 9342, 9345, 9355, 9399, and 9401.


Java cat - Mar 31, 2004 5:39:14 pm PST #19 of 9999
Not javachik

ALL ABOUT AIRPORTS NEAR THE F2F:

First, the hotel is a block away from Union Station, which has Amtrak, regional trains, and Metro, the DC subway.

Second, there are 3 airports that serve the metropolitan DC area: National, Dulles, and BWI in Baltimore.


NATIONAL, officially the “Reagan National Airport,” is the closest in to DC. Planes fly over Potomac River take off and land and banks steeply to avoid flying over White House airspace. But if you get a window seat on the correct side of the plane, and the right landing approach, you get the BEST view of the city coming in. Post-9/11 security procedures forbid passengers leaving their seats within 30 minutes of the airport. So arrivals can't get up 30 minutes before landing, and departures have to stay seated until 30 minutes after takeoff. Holli lives nearby and has offered to help with pick-up/drop-off and resources.

There is a Metro stop at the airport. You can take the Metro to Union Station ($1.20, I believe--www.wmata.com), or a cab shouldn't be more than $10. [link] The blue and yellow lines run from National to DC. The blue line goes to Union Station. You can transfer from the yellow to blue line or orange line. [link]

DULLES AIRPORT runs the Washington Flyer shuttle into DC. [link] For $8, it runs you non-stop to the West Falls Church Metro station, where you can connect to the DC Metro system, on the orange line, which goes straight to Union Station. [link]
Fred Pete lives nearby and has offered to help with pick-up/drop-off and resources. Raquel lives near the Vienna Metro stop, and has offered to help with pick-up/drop-off and resources from there.

BWI AIRPORT runs a shuttle to a nearby train station, where you can get a train to Union Station in weekdays. There’s also a city bus from BWI to a Metro station. Anne W. lives nearby and has offered to help with pick-up/drop-off and resources. Meara vouches that the train from BWI is easy.

For BWI, there are two options (other than hoping Anne will pick you up). Check out [link] (from “BWI” to “WAS” on main page) or [link] BWI Rail Station Daily 5:30am-9:30pm MD Rt. 170 and Amtrak Way You have to take a shuttle bus to the rail station. Please check the train schedules, if you are coming in very late, it may not be convenient to take the train. Plus, if you take the MARC (commuter) train, it is something like $5, whereas the Amtrak (which runs on the same line) is more like $14. Either of these will take you directly to Union Station.

Another option out of BWI is the Metrobus. [link] for times--I believe it runs later than the Amtrak. There is a bus from the airport to the Greenbelt metro station. [link] This is the last station on the green line, and you can then get on the metro and take it to Union Station. This will be $1.20 for the bus (20 minutes or so), and $2.20 during off-peak hours for the metro (25 minutes, one change of trains) or $2.65 during rush hour.