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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hello!

I hope that this is in the right place but I'm not honestly sure. I just hope that someone can direct me to the right place. :)

I have recently been diagnosed with a herniated disk in my back that prevents me from sitting long periods of time without a lumbar roll behind my back and a pillow under my leg. I would like to be able to carry these items with me in a tote bag but I'm afraid that certain events (like concerts, etc.) where the no-bag policy is enforced might not allow me to enter with these items.

Again, I'm assuming the no-bag policy still exists for certain concerts, so please correct me if I'm wrong. I would love to be able to participate in these events; I only ask that I can bring along a bag with these accessories in it.

What do you suggest I do in this situation? Do I need to apply for a special pass or can I just explain this situation to IRT at the event? In that case, I only fear that they won't believe me and deny me entrance. -_-()

You all are probably very busy now, but if I can get any sort of feedback pre-con, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks so much,
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

I wish I was staff so I knew for sure, but I believe youcan bring bags in for medicine, inhalors, etc., so I can't imagine it would be different for your situation. Maybe you could try a large plastic bag that can be searched easily if need be? They also carry see-through purses at Target and Walmart, I think!


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

I'd suggest finding the medic/special needs area when you get to the con and asking them. They should be able to help you if no staffer manages to post you a real reply before then :)
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

You need to talk to smokey and his team (compliance) and they can get you a bag pass for medical needs. They will be at the convention center, by the registration area. Simply tell irt your a person with disabilities and they should let you through.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Last year they started out by not letting people with bags into the concert, but within 10 minutes or so TOOONS of people with bags started streaming in. When I asked IRT what was up, they said they had changed the rule. LOL. So I have no clue what the rule is this year. It stinks, because there's no bag check and I'm not staying at the Hyatt, so I really need my bag with my money, ID, and hotel keys in it!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostFudgi P0pZ, on 26 April 2012 - 12:40 PM, said:

Hello!

I hope that this is in the right place but I'm not honestly sure. I just hope that someone can direct me to the right place. :)

I have recently been diagnosed with a herniated disk in my back that prevents me from sitting long periods of time without a lumbar roll behind my back and a pillow under my leg. I would like to be able to carry these items with me in a tote bag but I'm afraid that certain events (like concerts, etc.) where the no-bag policy is enforced might not allow me to enter with these items.

Again, I'm assuming the no-bag policy still exists for certain concerts, so please correct me if I'm wrong. I would love to be able to participate in these events; I only ask that I can bring along a bag with these accessories in it.

What do you suggest I do in this situation? Do I need to apply for a special pass or can I just explain this situation to IRT at the event? In that case, I only fear that they won't believe me and deny me entrance. -_-()

You all are probably very busy now, but if I can get any sort of feedback pre-con, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks so much,
Fudgi



Hello

For a condition like this I would advise you to visit our Special Needs department and obtain a medical necessity pass. The department is located by the main ballroom. They will be able to assist you further.

Stephen Wise
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Wow, so many replies so quickly. :D Thank you everyone and thank you Stephen! I'll be sure to make that department my first stop.

I might also consider getting a see-through tote bag (they're on sale right now at Target for $10 :D) to make everyone's life easier.

Thanks again and see you all there!
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