Great opportunity for exercise at Anthrocon!
(How's that for trying to put a positive spin on bad news?)
According to an article posted to alt.fan.furry on Wednesday by Uncle Kage, the good news is that out of the bank of four elevators at the Adam's Mark Hotel, the one elevator that was supposed to be revamped and made much faster by Anthrocon will in fact be operational by that time, but because it won't be inspected until the following week it will not be available for use during the convention. See below for Kage's post, where he also mentions a bit of good news and makes a request of con attendees.
(Man, I hope my room is on the second or third floor...)From: Dr. Samuel Conway
Subject: Well, heck. >:6
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 18:09:04 -0400
I just heard from the Adams Mark regarding the elevator project. They pushed the contractor hard to get the work done by Anthrocon.
The work WILL be done by Anthrocon...
...but the elevator can not be *inspected* until the week of July 15. Until it has an inspection certificate, it can't be put into service.
At least the hotel fired the contractor who was keeping the elevators running (rather, failing to keep them running) last year. At least there should not be as much downtime on the remaining cars as there was last year.
A small personal favor that I wish to ask: if you should happen to see someone playfully jumping up and down in an elevator because it is "cool" to make it bounce as it tries to line itself up at its floor, beat the living **** out of them for me. And for the rest of us.
-- Uncle Kage