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Old 05-14-2008, 08:23 AM   #51
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:29 PM   #52
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These so much to do in and around LA, it's almost an embarrassment of riches.

However, if you want to take at day or more and keep in the spirit of QL, The Griffith Observatory (thanks for the suggestion, Em!) is a must.

Also in that vein, I'd recommend the Bradley Building (it's where they shot the bldg interiors for "Play it Again, Seymour"). Quite beautiful. I'm not sure how many other QL related places one can go but if folks have any other suggestions, I'll bet others would be appreciate 'em.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:49 PM   #53
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Here is my plan so far, arriving and checking in at hotel Wednesday, doing Universal Studios Thursday, Convention Fri-Sun, checking out Mon and transferring to HI Anneheim, then Disneyland 2 days and a day trip to San Dieago for Sea World which brings me to Wednesday, from there, not sure, have promised some LA friends i'll cook them dinner (probably thursday) and then probably to Lake Tahoe for rest of trip until I leave on the followiong Tuesday!

If anyone is interested in joining me in any of it then let me know! except the dinner with friends bit
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #54
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You could fit in a visit to China Town, where some of Temptation Eyes was filmed, and the Scott fans amongst you could go to Downtown and visit the steps that Scott ate his lunch on in the film The Last Fling.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:23 AM   #55
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Yes, we're rolling this into a week long vacation for us... the wife may bow out early as we have several friends there we plan to see and visit with. I have a couple of film related meetings I'm attending, but it'll mostly be a fun and relaxing week.

But airline tickets are slooooowly creeping up, folks. UGHH!!!

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Old 06-21-2008, 03:27 AM   #56
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My husband and I are planning to fly the coop (hahaha) and make this convention part of a 4 or 5 week vacation around the country. The Trinity Site in New Mexico will be open on the Saturday after the convention, if anyone's interested. (That's where the first atomic bomb was tested, and where PQL was set. It's only open two days a year.)
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:00 PM   #57
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Hey guys,

I plan on arriving directly to the Con & only after go sight seeing.
Problem is, I don't know what to do?
I was thinking about the Disneys & Universal studios, but else is there to do?

I'm coming alone, from Israel (& single & a woman )

I'd love to meet some people here & them meet you up in person & have fun...
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:19 PM   #58
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Disney and Universal are definitely places to go to. LA has a LOT of attractions, it's hard to say where to begin. Definitely have to check out the Hollywood sign. A Google search for "Hollywood tourism" will yield a lot of results.

I've already booked my flight, so I'm committed to when I'm coming and going, so I just have to wait until the schedule of events is posted and work my itinerary around it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:51 PM   #59
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For those of you planning a vacation around the con, you can bank on the following as concrete:

Registration will start at 9am, Friday morning. The convention will officially start Friday afternoon, at 1pm.

The convention will close at 6pm Sunday evening.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #60
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Oh good, I'm supposed to land at 9 or 10 AM, so with LA traffic, I'll probably be making it just in time for the start. I think my flight departs at midnight Sunday (ick), so I'm golden. Just need to stay awake, didn't someone say something about a coffee bar...?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:18 AM   #61
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Are you coming in to Burbank or LAX? Either way, I'd imagine that you'll be just in time for the tail end of morning registration, followed by lunch, followed by the opening of the convention, YAY!
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:42 PM   #62
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I'm flying into LAX. I'll be sure to keep the luggage tag this time too, I had a YYZ one, but lost that. I'm sure I could find a use for it. Lunch sounds good, coffee would be better...don't know how much sleep I'll be getting the night before, and with an early morning flight, I'll be bushed. Especially bad since I'll be going to the Castle later that night.

Sleep is a poor substitute for caffeine anyway!
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:03 PM   #63
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Have you been to the Magic Castle before? I've been twice, and it's completely and utterly fantastic! I guess you'll be seeing a different side of it, though?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:31 PM   #64
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I've never been to the Castle, though I have met some of the regular performers and the Vice President (I'll be getting my invitation from him.) I'm probably going to be seeing the same side of the Castle that you have. While Magician memberships offer more perks than Non-magician, I'll still be a guest, and won't be granted access to some of the more private areas. I do get around the door fee though!

A friend of mine has been invited to perform there, it's just a matter of him choosing a time for the booking. I just hope he's not there when I'm there, I've already seen his act (which is quite good).
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:33 AM   #65
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That is really cool Josh! I always wanted to see the Magic Castle.

I am curious what did you think of Scott Bakula's movie "Lord of Illusions"?
It was too gory for my tastes, I am not much of a horror fan, but I like it for the detective and stage magic aspects. Oh, and it stars Scott Bakula!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:48 PM   #66
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You know...I've never actually seen that movie, I've been meaning to though. I'll add it to my Netflix list.

In general though, I'm not a fan of how magic is portrayed in movies and TV shows, it's usually cheesy and tacky, there are notable exceptions and I did like The Prestige.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:52 PM   #67
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The Magic Castle actually appears in that movie. That is what made me think of it.

The Prestige is one of my favorite movies of recent years.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:13 AM   #68
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I just loved every single second of my time there! You'll love it.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:33 PM   #69
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Hi everyone!,
I'm actually flying in from Melbourne Australia alone and I'm rather anxious! I have 2 and a half weeks in California to play with and I'm trying to make the most of my trip and see as much as I can! Is MArc still thinking about hiring a Van and sightseeing with fellow leapers?? If so, whatare the details? Is it before or after the Con? It sounds like a marvelous idea! I've never been to LA!
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #70
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Hi everyone!,
I have 2 and a half weeks in California to play with and I'm trying to make the most of my trip and see as much as I can! Is MArc still thinking about hiring a Van and sightseeing with fellow leapers?? If so, whatare the details? Is it before or after the Con? It sounds like a marvelous idea! I've never been to LA!
Will you be having your 2 weeks before or after the Con? If after, I plan to stay for extra 4 days in LA. I'd love it if we hang together, do the tourist thing together.
I'm coming all by myself from Israel & it's my first tme in LA.

If the Van thing is still an option, for after the Con... I want in too.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:01 PM   #71
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Hi ladies. Give me some time to sort this out. I'm flying home in a few hours for Xmas. I'll be back Friday.

Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:07 AM   #72
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For those of you planning a vacation around the con, you can bank on the following as concrete:

Registration will start at 9am, Friday morning. The convention will officially start Friday afternoon, at 1pm.

The convention will close at 6pm Sunday evening.
I'm planning to arrive Friday and my plane lands at 1:45pm. Will I still be able to register and how much will I miss seeing the convention starts at 1pm.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:21 PM   #73
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We're not sure about those details yet, sorry. With L.A. traffic, depending which airport you come in to, you might be looking at getting to the convention around 3 or 4pm.

May want to consider moving your flight up a bit, but I'm sure we can get you in there when you arrive.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:37 PM   #74
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That's probably a good idea. I'll see if I can get an earlier flight.
Since I just booked it yesterday, I was able to cancel it. I got an
earlier flight and it arrived in LA at 8:55am. It means I have to get up at 3am
to catch the flight, but I don't mind. I'm up late anyway.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:14 AM   #75
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Yikes! So many issues when you're dealing with time! I guess Sam knows all about that...
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