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Friday Morning Insanity ...and how to cope

#1 User is offline   dorkatlarge 

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 03:49 PM

Last year, I arrived at the con around 9 AM on Friday, feeling prepared. I figured, "I should just have to pick up my badge and that's all."

I was then rather troubled to see a long, snake-like line through the con center. There were staff around, but I couldn't get many answers to questions such as "Is there a dealer's room line?" or "Is there a convenient schedule that I can carry?"

This year, I already have my badge. But I want to avoid "Friday morning insanity" as much as possible. If it will be possible to get into the dealer's room or artist room at 10, then I want to plan ahead, and make sure that's possible.

If all else fails, no big deal. There's always other ways to use time: checking into the hotel, talking to fans, taking pics, portable games...

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

Typically nothing opens until Opening Ceremonies is over with. Thursday night you can stop by and pick up your goodie bag with the schedule as there should be no problem with those being printed like last year. You can always print out a copy of the schedule and bring it with you. They may allow for people to start getting in line for the Dealer's room, but I can't remember how it was done last year.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

The animes that the con shows will have some started that early also if you needed something to keep you busy till the dealers open time...
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:05 PM

So whats the soonest time of Thursday I can come down and pick up my goodie bag and map? Also...where would I pick this up (first year at con @.@)
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

View PostDamica Racall, on May 13 2008, 01:05 PM, said:

So whats the soonest time of Thursday I can come down and pick up my goodie bag and map? Also...where would I pick this up (first year at con @.@)

Registration opens at 5:00 pm Thursday for preregistered attendees. It's locate in the convention center, Hall A. Trust me, you'll see the line when you get there.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:18 PM

View PostAlysia, on May 13 2008, 10:11 PM, said:

Registration opens at 5:00 pm Thursday for preregistered attendees. It's locate in the convention center, Hall A. Trust me, you'll see the line when you get there.


How long is the wait on Thursday if you get there around 5? I have rehearsal at 7 PM back in the 'burbs, but if it's quick I could do it beforehand...
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:38 PM

People keep asking that.... but there really is NO way to predict how long/fast moving the lines will be. Although all lines should be considerably shorter due to the large number of badges mailed. <-- just my opinion, could be totally wrong

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:27 AM

Get there thursday.......wake up early and rush like a bat out of hell to the line. The only obstacle in your way is the imfamous Hall that never Ends.
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

Getting there @ 5? probably an hour or two. I advise getting there earlier like 3.
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