Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:36 AM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:41 AM
We have no ability to provide a bag check, due to the overwhelming liability that places on the convention. (It's a perennial struggle and a frequent request, but we just can't do it without raising badge prices and getting insurance and a whole bunch of other stuff that would probably make the convention a worse overall experience. The tradeoff's not worth it.) You might look into asking your hotel to store your bag for you until you have to leave; many hotels provide this service.
That said, we don't have any restrictions on bags in the general convention space, so it's not a big deal (as long as you stay mindful of your bag and don't run into other people with it). The only place we don't allow bags is inside our dances, and that's for safety reasons. If you happen to have a medical reason you need to carry a small bag with you into the dance - which doesn't sound like you but may apply to others looking at this thread - you should see our Customer Service team for a pass that will allow you to carry your bag with you into the dances.
In short, you should be good!
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:33 PM
Most grocery stores sell useful bags for a single dollar. They're not too large or small, they don't become a mess after a small amount of rain or a liquid spill, and they don't tear easily. If you need to make sure your items don't fall out, then bring a durable bag which can be sealed with a zipper or some other device.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:12 PM