AnnoDomini, on 14 March 2012 - 06:17 PM, said:
There are some really cute shirts there on the International Angelic Pretty site for about 61yen. Roughly that's like $70 right? I also think
that getting an outfit there is a nice Idea. Though it will be tricky because if you buy a ticket but can't find an outfit in
time you're out that money and no tea party :( Hopefully the tickets won't be that much, but if you have to pay for the ticket
AND an AP piece the overall price could get pretty pricey. :(
61 yen is a little under $1 (about $0.75). 6100 yen is more approximately ~$75.
If yen is confusing, think of it in terms of "Pokemon Money" -- as a kid we all thought "man, potions are expensive, 300 ''Y dollars'' each?!" but just didn't realize to think of that "Y" in our heads as pennies -- 100 make $1, so that super scary expansive potion turns out to be 300 "pennies", or only about $3. (100Y=$1 used to be the fastest conversion trick in the early/mid '00s. When the exchange was higher/better for foreigners, it would be less than that (@ ~130Y/$1 it would be ~$2.30), and when the exchange was lower/worse for foreigners, it would be closer to $3.90 around 76Y/$1. Basically, at 50Y/$1 add half the cost, and at 150Y/$1 subtract half the cost.) After a while it gets easy to calculate the exact rate, but until you're used to it, it's easiest to assume "100 yen = 1 dollar" and in your head adjust a little for the bad rate (right now it's about 20% higher than the "magic 100"). I use an app/widget on my mac for quick conversions or if I need the exact rate, though many websites are out there that do it free for non-Macs -- Yahoo! Finance's is one of the best, actually (Japan <3 Yahoo)
The current exchange rate sucks (~84Y/$1), but is still loads better than this past year's ~76Y/$1.00... Up until the global economy sank, the average exchange rate was ~130 yen/dollar, so to see it this far down is almost painful in an "ow, I can feel my wallet bleeding" sense. Imports are brutal these days. :<
Remi, on 14 March 2012 - 10:37 PM, said:
I have a question on this, I'm working in the vendor room for some friends of mine, how would I go about buying a ticket? x.x (I was actually hoping to get two of them one for me and one for another person that is also working there.
The two of you interested would normally go onto each of your ACen accounts, (the one you buy your badge with), and follow the to-be-given-once-posted-later instructions from there. As vendors with badges lacking specific names, that might be a problem, however. Regardless of the method, though, you would each have to try to get your own ticket - El Ken already posted above about that - 1 ticket per ID/account. (Seeing how the Embassy was almost sold before official opening this year, you may want to stalk the forums here for updates & news -- with [limited] tickets, they'll be sold out in maybe 5 minutes (at the most!) from the announcement that sales are live.)
Edited for typos & second quote/reply.