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Secrets of the Party Hosts!

Someone asked on laconiv about places near the hotel to get party supplies. I can't speak to "near" but I did find the nearest outposts of our regular haunts.

In Anaheim:
Smart & Final, about 4 miles Northwest
Thai-Lao Market, same area
Party City (bad directions, at Euclid and I-5), same area
Artesia Orange County Ice, 3 miles north
Party America, 5 miles north
Nippon Foods, 5 miles west

In Garden Grove, southwest of the convention center:
Costco, less than 4 miles away.
Hannam Chain Korean Market, same area
Smart & Final, about 3 miles southwest

On Tustin St. in Orange, east of the convention center; looks like a good concentration of shopping:
Trader Joe's, about 6 miles away in "The Village at Orange"
Cost Plus, also in "The Village at Orange"
Party America, also in "The Village at Orange"
Beverages & More, same area

In Costa Mesa, South:
Mitsuwa Marketplace, 13 miles south
Marukai Corporation Store (aka "Japanese Costco"), 9 miles south

Specialty shopping, elsewhere:
Galco's Soda Pop Stop, 30 miles north, almost to Pasadena. Regional, specialty and rare sodas. "Hot Hot Hot Jamaican Ginger Beer"


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 13th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
THANK YOU for posting these!
David and I owe you a bottle or something! What would you prefer, rum or what?

I pointed him at this post and he lost NO time in sending the link to the Aussiecon committee.
Jul. 13th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Re: THANK YOU for posting these!
Come back and check again; I've made quite a few updates.
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: THANK YOU for posting these!
Brilliant, thanks very much for the headsup!
Jul. 13th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for doing my work for me! (This will all be available at the info desk, but I'm still trying to get the initial research done...)
Jul. 13th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
We're coming in on Saturday, and likely doing our shopping before the conbooks are available.
Jul. 13th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
It may well be on the website before that, but I have to finish researching it first. I will be stealing using with thanks printed your info, unless you object. :)
Jul. 13th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Go ahead. We've got some pretty wacky shopping requirements (hence the Thai, Lao, Japanese and Korean markets, and some of that is for the Hollister bid party), but others might care (like the Nippon07 folks stocking for the Hugo Losers Party).
Jul. 14th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh, BTW, I can produce a resource guide entry for Casa de Fruta for you.

If you would like.

And if you're ready to take flak from humorless folks about
  • listing something hundreds of miles away
  • giving free advertising to hollister2008
(I will point out that the ConJose dining guide took the most flak for listing a restaurant in London because it was one of the only restaurants they gave a positive review to, and the rest of the guide was pretty much useless. People are more humor-ready when the rest of the guide is useful)
Jul. 15th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'll see how the space/layout works out.
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