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#1 User is offline   sisterdiscord 

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:01 PM

Our plan this year is to open web pre-registration on September 1st, or immediately thereafter. Hotel registration will not open until slightly later, and our fabulous hotel guru will help us firm up a date in the next few weeks. Ill keep you posted!

(Dates are subject to change)

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Adult Registration Rates and Dates

* $35 super-earlybird / Road Show (Rate ends 9/30/08 midnight)
* $45 early pre-reg / (Rate ends 1/1/09 midnight)
* $50 regular pre-reg (Ends 4/1/09)
* $55 at-con

Kids 6-12:
* $10 pre-con (any tier, available until 4/1/08 under the same payment rules as adult badges)
* $15 at-con

Kids 5 and under:
2 free with each adult registration


Tier Cutoff, Payment, and Registration Dates:

All cutoff deadlines are stated in midnight, CST. For example, if you register on 1/1/09 at 7PM, you would be charged the $45 rate.

Super-Earlybird rate ends: 9/30/08
Early Pre-Reg rate ends: 1/1/09
Regular Pre-Reg Rate Ends: 4/1/09
Mailed Badge request cutoff: 4/1/09
Check payment Pre-reg cutoff: 4/1/09
Credit Card Payment pre-reg cutoff: 4/15/09*

*You may pre-pay between 4/1/09 and 4/15/09 via credit card only, in order to pick up your badge at will-call. Prepayment is required for this.


Mailed Badge
# Badge Mailing: $1.50

Groups discount:
(Groups pricing follows regular pricing with the following discounts)

* 5% discount for groups 10-19
* 10% discount for groups 20 and larger.

No groups registration at-con, pre-con registration cutoff is the groups payment cutoff date.

Single Day Badge
Single-day badges are not eligible for mailing and cannot be purchased during pre-registration, only at-con. However, you may purchase a single day badge the day BEFORE it is valid. That means Saturday badge can be purchased on Friday, Friday badge may be purchased on Thursday, etc.

$35 = Fri. or Sat single-day badge
$30 = Sun single-day badge
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the info!
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:48 PM

Wait if you preregister do you have to wait in a loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg line
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:59 PM

View PostVarun, on Aug 19 2008, 02:48 PM, said:

Wait if you preregister do you have to wait in a loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg line

Only if you don't have you're badge mailed to you. You do still need to pick up your goodie badge, but that was a quick in & out this year.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:14 PM

oh cool, i've been wondering when this was gonna be put up.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:05 PM

View PostKitsu-chan, on Aug 19 2008, 02:59 PM, said:

You do still need to pick up your goodie badge, but that was a quick in & out this year.


I did that at 08 on thursday before the M&G. it took 5 seconds!!!!!! Time to order!!!!!
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

View Postyor9790, on Aug 19 2008, 04:05 PM, said:

I did that at 08 on thursday before the M&G. it took 5 seconds!!!!!! Time to order!!!!!

I arrived early before Reg opened & had to wait for the line to get inside.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:22 PM

When the Pre-reg is open, can people who paid at ACEN 08 for ACEN 09 select the badge mailing and pay for it at this time?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

View PostKitsu-chan, on Aug 19 2008, 04:08 PM, said:

I arrived early before Reg opened & had to wait for the line to get inside.


I saw that line at 9 in the morning friday from my rooms balcony!!!!!
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

I remember filming the long line on Friday it was something to see >.< It went past the Convention Center...wow.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

View Postexcel excel, on Aug 19 2008, 04:46 PM, said:

I remember filming the long line on Friday it was something to see >.< It went past the Convention Center...wow.

I hope you managed to get me in my Chibi Bubba cosplay. I don't have any good pics of myself & can't find any pics in anybody's gallery. I don't care if it's video it's still something.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:19 PM

I have some questions, hopefully I won't sound too stupid and what not.

If the rumored times do happen(Sept 1.)--

Will I be able to pay with check/money order?

Our family credit card has become a big no-no, and there is no way I can afford one on my own.

And if Credit Card payment is the only option for the 'early bird' registration, could you use debit card?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

View PostCherry_Wolf, on Aug 19 2008, 05:19 PM, said:

I have some questions, hopefully I won't sound too stupid and what not.

If the rumored times do happen(Sept 1.)--

Will I be able to pay with check/money order?

Our family credit card has become a big no-no, and there is no way I can afford one on my own.

And if Credit Card payment is the only option for the 'early bird' registration, could you use debit card?

I normally pay with my debit card & not had any trouble in the 3 yrs I've been coming to ACen.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:52 PM

View PostKitsu-chan, on Aug 19 2008, 05:22 PM, said:

I normally pay with my debit card & not had any trouble in the 3 yrs I've been coming to ACen.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:58 PM

w00t! September 1st? I get to pre-register for ACen with my birthday money!
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

Man.....it would appear that the price of a badge has gone up....that sucks.....T_T



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:18 PM

View PostSarah, on Aug 19 2008, 06:16 PM, said:

Man.....it would appear that the price of a badge has gone up....that sucks.....T_T



Unfortunately, the price of everything has risen. I'm expecting almost all cons to raise the price of a badge slightly for the 09 year. :(
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:29 PM

View PostAlkaren Hyralt, on Aug 19 2008, 06:18 PM, said:

Unfortunately, the price of everything has risen. I'm expecting almost all cons to raise the price of a badge slightly for the 09 year. :(

I wasn't holding my breathe when it came to the badge price...I figured that it would....still sucks to see it actually posted officially but oh well. 5 bucks more wont kill me.



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

If you prepay online you go into the will call line where badges are printed BEFORE the convention and it was a much shorter line at ACen 08, average wait was 30 mins, 1 hour at high traffic times. If you do not pay or register before the convention then you go into the at con reg/payment line.

Watch the reg forum around this Sunday I will be posting bits about how at con reg is changing to speed it up.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

[quote name='sisterdiscord' date='Aug 19 2008, 02:01 PM' post='583073']
Our plan this year is to open web pre-registration on September 1st, or immediately thereafter. Hotel registration will not open until slightly later, and our fabulous hotel guru will help us firm up a date in the next few weeks. Ill keep you posted!

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Rates
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* $35 super-earlybird / Road Show (Rate ends 9/30/08 midnight)


Road Show? What's this? Please explain if this will be available online(as mentioned Sept 1st-30) or if we have to go to another convention to get this. I do not think it will be fair to all of us if it is not available to everyone local.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:41 PM

[quote name='jenchan' date='Aug 19 2008, 07:22 PM' post='583309'

Road Show? What's this? Please explain if this will be available online(as mentioned Sept 1st-30) or if we have to go to another convention to get this. I do not think it will be fair to all of us if it is not available to everyone local.
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Basically, when ACen staff and such are at another convention with a booth there at that convention taking pre-registration. Youmacon is where they'll have one I believe, for example.
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Post icon  Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:22 PM

...but Youmacon is after the deadline. Would we still get the Roadshow price, or the next tier?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:05 PM

View PostCherry_Wolf, on Aug 19 2008, 10:19 PM, said:

I have some questions, hopefully I won't sound too stupid and what not.
If the rumored times do happen(Sept 1.)--
Will I be able to pay with check/money order?
Our family credit card has become a big no-no, and there is no way I can afford one on my own.
And if Credit Card payment is the only option for the 'early bird' registration, could you use debit card?


Valid forms of payment are credit/debit card (Visa, MC, Discover) Also Check/Money Order.
Please please please please do not send cash Especially do not send change. Thanks. :)

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:08 PM

View Postsisterdiscord, on Aug 19 2008, 10:05 PM, said:

Valid forms of payment are credit/debit card (Visa, MC, Discover) Also Check/Money Order.
Please please please please do not send cash Especially do not send change. Thanks. :)

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:12 PM

View Postthis_chick25, on Aug 20 2008, 02:22 AM, said:

...but Youmacon is after the deadline. Would we still get the Roadshow price, or the next tier?


The first 30 days of pre-reg, you're getting the same rate you'd get at a road show--it's an outreach to those of you who gave us feedback last year that ACen was your only con, or that none of the cons in the 'road show' were local.

There may be a road-show event during September, that's still in the works. There will be events after September. At any Road Show event you pay the $35 rate, regardless of date.

Nothing's set in stone yet for this con year, but last year we did..
Youmacon
Ohayocon
Sugoicon
MTAC
Anime Weekend Atlanta

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:14 PM

View Postyor9790, on Aug 20 2008, 03:08 AM, said:

Can I use pennies???? lol j/k!!!!

I've been hanging out with excel excel on the insanity forums too much!!!!!


You joke, hon...but I was there when we got the jingly envelopes in the mail. More than once. 0_o

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

View Postsisterdiscord, on Aug 19 2008, 10:14 PM, said:

You joke, hon...but I was there when we got the jingly envelopes in the mail. More than once. 0_o

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:38 PM

Can I pay in ? j/k......has that every happened to you guys before? Have you ever gotten foriegn money?



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:55 PM

im going to be getting paid next week so i know im saving moneys for the super early bird <_< i will stalk the website actually can some one remind me in case i get too busy with my so-called life i just hope ill just wake up extra early that day so i dont miss out this will be an early bday present to myself :D last year was my $180 cellphone
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