Maiu

Female
from Boston, MA

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    • RTX Housing Woes

      2 years ago

      Maiu

      Hi Everyone,

      I’d like to take a quick moment of your time to tell you about the one unfortunate issue I had to deal with at RTX.

      I will start by saying this issue had nothing to do with the con itself, but with con housing that was organized by a certain Rooster Teeth user.

      I came across this forum thread about housing for the convention. Since I was arriving early and staying late, I figured it would be perfect for me: https://roosterteeth.com/forum/rtx-2015/topic/2259983?page=1

      The price was reasonable, two payments of $122.50, the group and the organizer were active and chatty leading up to the convention and everything seemed fine. Until check in day.

      Myself, and just about every other roomie showed up at various times at the address given, with all of our bags only to slowly realize we’d been had. There was no housing and we were all out $245. We were left scrambling for last minute accomidations and I was fortunate enough to crash with a few good friends and one new one. In that thread linked above, I’ve posted only what I knew as fact and no speculations. Here, I will post both.

      What I do know is that the organizer had actually at one point planned to book the room. She spoke with the loft owner, explained to him how she was fundraising, and told him she would definitely be booking. She then went silent on him, so after a few weeks, he rented it to someone else. The organizer still continued to collect money and chat with us like everything was normal. I’ve heard anywhere from 30 to 80 people sent her money. I’ve also heard that she used the funds to get married. I’m not even convinced she’s a Rooster Teeth fan. >:(

      Anyway, I sent one payment through my credit card and one through PayPal. Because financial institutions are on your side so long as it’s not their money in question, both refunded me my payments. I’m happy to help anyone else get their money back too. I know I was too trusting and I believe I’ve learned from that mistake. Still, every other RTX attendee has been nothing but kind and caring. I’d hate to become jaded because of a few awful people.

      I’m making this post to raise awareness. Avoid getting scammed by keeping records, using sources like PayPal and having multiple methods of contact when people take your money. Stay safe, have fun, and I’ll see you at RTX 2016.

      Love,

      Maiu

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  • Comments (63)

    • Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

      1 year ago

      Hi there! I found you in the group RT New England, so figured I'd reach out and say hello! I'm working to try and revive the RT community in Maine, and by extension New England. If you're on Twitter, please follow us at RTMaine! That's our main form of communication at the moment. We're hoping to get monthly meetups both online and in the real world. We'd love to hear from you on this site too! Feel free to message me, or post on some forums. Hope to hear back!

    • AussieFlower

      2 years ago

      Hey Thank you for accepting my friend request.

    • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

      2 years ago

      Hey friend, will you be at RTX again this year? smiley1.gif

      • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

        2 years ago

        Hope to see you there this time! lol xD

      • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

        2 years ago

        I got my tickets for the con, still need to book flight and figure out housing. trying to find people to split cost on a room.

      • Maiu

        2 years ago

        yes, got my flight and ticket, just need to figure out housing

    • BostonPoke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies Day!

    • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      A few days early but happy Warm and Fuzzies day! I hope work has slowed down a bit so you can find time to enjoy it.

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    • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

      2 years ago

      I feel like I never see you anymore, how have things been?

      • Maiu

        2 years ago

        I'm doing okay. I've been working a lot. I miss the chat and the site. How are you?

    • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I think the best thing about winter break this year will be catching up on contested territory! :) hope all is well on your side of the state, we're buried in snow over in western mass.

    • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

      3 years ago

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      smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif Happy Birthday, Maiu!! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      You're weird -.-

      xD

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        you're jelly.

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the add!

    • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

      3 years ago

      Missed ya at RTX! D:

      • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

        3 years ago

        I'm going to try and plan for next year. :)

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        aww, that sucks! Next year? Or PAX East... and maybe South! :3

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      3 years ago

      Omg, so Conrad500 told me after you guys left that, oh, you might know that girl Maiu from the site. I was the person who came back and you all were like, "we're playing cards, leave us alone!" Or, you know, something like that. So it was cool to finally almost sorta not really meet you.

      • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

        3 years ago

        I was there alright. Standing at the side of the stage the whole time making sure people didn't do dumb stuff.

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        Are you doing the ah live play? I'm in the crowd

      • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

        3 years ago

        Center stage. We're about to start Destiny, and my job is to stand next to the stage and make sure crazy people don't try to run up on stage. Fun, right?

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        I'm in the ah panel now. Where are you?

      • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

        3 years ago

        I'd love to. Though I'm a guardian at center stage, and we're so busy that I almost never get away. So far everyone I've actually met has been at events in the evenings or people who stop by and say hi while I'm working. The burden of a con slave. Have you been having fun?

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        Want to meet up at the con?

    • quietsleeper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey and hi from the UK ... how's that pineapple?

      • quietsleeper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Right now it is gloriously sunny and warm, I believe summer may be here, although I'm not putting any bets on it!

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        it was actually better than the usu slices. Going to stick with it going forward. How's the weather in the UK?

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      OW!

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        omg, respond to the chat room, damn it

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        I get it now :)

      • conrad500

        3 years ago

        yes, you were supposed to read that as MJ :P

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        did you get the messages I left in your chat room? :3

    • FischerX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

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      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        I cosplay... been doing so since 15. For RTX, I'm cosplaying a RWBY character and for next year's PAX East, I'm doing a big sister from Bioshock.

      • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        what are you coming to RTX in Cosplay as?

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      3 years ago

      Hey, hows it going?

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        It's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. Online friends are great! =)

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        I found Rage Quit about a year ago and have been watching all the RT/AH stuff ever since. I don't have any friends who are also fans, so I try to make do with the ones I make online. Sometimes it's a little lonely. Hearing about how the community used to be makes me wish I had found RT sooner.

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thanks! I've been writing replies for the last hour and a half. and I'm still not on top of it and I have to go away for an hour and a half. Why not ask a question eh? It'd be rude not to. What bought you to RT/AH community?

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        Pretty good; I read your Day 78 journal entry and really liked what you had to say! You've worded it much better than I could.

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

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      • conrad500

        3 years ago

        You should be, it was delish

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        I am jealous. :(

      • conrad500

        3 years ago

        No thanks, I'm already set
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      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        jooooooin ussssssss....

    • J3ST3R31

      3 years ago

      Hello there Maiu! Nice to meet you. smiley1.gif

      • J3ST3R31

        3 years ago

        Thanks!

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        nice to meet you too! Some of my friends commented on you being the Featured User, so I thought I'd join in too. Congratulations!

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!
      I hope you have a great day and remember to stay awesome (Also, It's pronounced Sig a Lif)

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        Me as well! Sigilyph 4 lyfe!

      • conrad500

        3 years ago

        xD at least I pronounce it that way :P

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        Truly? Truly truly?! Sigilyph... at last I know!!

    • Sinof1000

      3 years ago

      HELLLOO smiley0.gif

      How u been?

      • Sinof1000

        3 years ago

        Same old me smiley11.gif

        Good to hear your feeling better smiley0.gif

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        99% recovered from a vicious cold, and all shoveled out from a pretty rough snow storm yesterday, and doing great! How are you?

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      FLYING GHOST WEIRD THING GUY FLYING GHOST WEIRD THING GUY FLYING GHOST WEIRD THING GUY FLYING GHOST WEIRD THING GUY!

      • Maiu

        3 years ago

        It's flying and psychic!!

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hi Maiu thanks for the add

      • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        thanks so much!

      • Maiu

        4 years ago

        Thank you! I've really been enjoying the work you do for the Let's Builds.

    • huHAleena FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Just wanted to say that the pillows you made are amazing! Hope we get to see them every week now ^^

      • Maiu

        4 years ago

        Thanks! I do too! smiley0.gif

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