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Quincy the Raccoon

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Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« on: 23.08.2013, 09:55:22 »

I must say, EF has a VERY GOOD taste for hotels! This will do quite well for EF next year. This will do VERY well!! Although I shall miss Magdeburg, Berlin is an excellent substitute!!

I just wanna say: EF, you made a VERY GOOD choice!
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #1 on: 25.08.2013, 19:37:27 »

Can't wait to see the new hotel
I took a look at the hotel on their homepage. 1125 rooms, the whole con can sleep in it!
And everything looks just awesome!

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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #2 on: 25.08.2013, 20:37:43 »

hadn't been there for the opening ceremony :/ any chance of seeing the preview somewhere online?

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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #3 on: 25.08.2013, 20:50:44 »

hadn't been there for the opening ceremony :/ any chance of seeing the preview somewhere online?

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Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYrkQ-hl2QM
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #4 on: 25.08.2013, 21:44:58 »

Here the original. I hope I can post it:

http://vimeo.com/72216959
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #5 on: 25.08.2013, 22:08:09 »

Here the original. I hope I can post it:

http://vimeo.com/72216959
WHAH?! Already a theme? And I thought it was always a big secret until the time you could reg for EF?  ??? Movie was very hilarious  :D Poor Cheetah... can't even enjoy a coffee/cupcake...
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #6 on: 26.08.2013, 19:36:45 »

I don't know that this will be the new Theme for the next EF (not that it won't be a nice idea :) ). I think it's more to give the promotion video some kind of a story and a frame than just presenting the new Hotel.

My idea for a theme would be more something like "the roaring 20's", something of the 1920 years, with a review on 20 years of Eurofurence (and a retro style Pawpet show ;D :D ), dancing Charleston and wearing Streseman Suits, the famous "Metropolis" Movie and something like that :) And maybe something like "How would Furries have looked like if they had existed back then" :D

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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #7 on: 26.08.2013, 20:09:41 »

Confuzzled did the roaring 20s a couple of years back, so EF wouldn't be repeating it so soon!
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #8 on: 26.08.2013, 23:02:06 »

well, the venue looks nothing short of awesome! I just hope I can be there, too ...
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #9 on: 27.08.2013, 01:07:12 »

The theme if CSI Berlin, it's written on the current EF homepage ^^

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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #10 on: 27.08.2013, 10:20:25 »

lol ... not the best impression to make first time in berlin and everything is cordoned off with CRIME SCENE tape.  ;)

But Suran's suit will be the bomb.
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #11 on: 27.08.2013, 13:14:58 »

Well, technically, we are returning to Berlin the SECOND time :) Although I doubt we left any lasting impression the first time :)
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #12 on: 27.08.2013, 20:09:43 »

could someone check if they have NOT STUPIDLY CRAPPY internet in all room in the new hotel?

in the Maritime, there was 3 way to get some internet (without a german mobile phone):
1) EF wifi: on 7th floor the signal was useless 99% of the time. it was possible to succeed to get some connectivity by getting on the inner passageway, but still that can be problematic when you have some real work to do and not just check your personal mails or twitters etc
2) Deutch Telekom wiki: previous years I could use it when I was in lower levels in the hotel, but on the 7ths floor the signal was even crappier than EF wiki, so simply useless
3) the rj45 available on all room's desk: that thing is so fucking expensive I wonder why the bathroom tapes were not all goldplated already with the money they get from it. and it was also not really good, a simple html page would takes many time longer than it should had to load, making me almost feel like back to my old 56k modem many years ago.

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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #13 on: 27.08.2013, 20:17:25 »

could someone check if they have NOT STUPIDLY CRAPPY internet in all room in the new hotel?

Well, inexpensive PAYG data plans for mobile phones exist.
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Re: Peeking at the Estrel Hotel
« Reply #14 on: 27.08.2013, 20:18:43 »

could someone check if they have NOT STUPIDLY CRAPPY internet in all room in the new hotel?

I recommend hopping into a mobile phone store, show your ID / passport and get yourself a prepaid SIM card with a daily data flat. Spending 10-20 Euros on that is not much, and it's nice when you can stay in touch with your friends at the con (or abroad) with your mobile phone using WhatsApp or any other messengers outside the hotel area, or simply tether it with your tablet/laptop when you need to get online urgently.
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