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#1 User is offline   cactusmomma 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:13 AM

Sunrise/sunset times.

Gloriously top of the line, high tech MS Paintbrush labeled Google streetmaps of the gathering locations! If you would like to see the con center for yourself...

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:17 AM

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I. Rain Backup 1! Back Wall!

II. Ladies and some gents, as you can see, there's a lot of glass. We can see up the stairs and up the sides of escalators. Not everyone has nice manners and many more have cameras.

III. Rain Backup 2! Hook a right at the glass doors to the lower dome. This is ONLY in case of bad weather.

Remember, if you feel that cosplay should have more staffers next year, speak up! Come to the con feedback session or post in the feedback threads after the convention. I could always use people and their help!

- Please keep all of your Gangnam Styling, Harlem Shakings, and other various meme dances to the Dance Party Gathering on Saturday under the Tower overhang!

- We have over 220 gatherings scheduled and tight spacing/timing to do it in. Myself (Name is Willow, hi!) and Chris are the only 2 staffers to keep things in line. Help us and we’ll help you! We’ll come by, make sure everything’s ducky for time and space, maybe take pics, say hi, and run.

- Can we all agree to be humane to one another and let folks run their gatherings that they’ve spent months and countless hours preparing for? I will not tolerate anyone trying to take over anyone else’s gathering again. Especially if you say you’re ‘helping out’ staff. If I don’t know about it, I can guarantee that I will still hear about it from quite a few people who will not be happy.

- If you’re at the loading docks and there’s rain, go inside to the convention center lobby. If you’re at the Tower Overhang, head in to the back wall. Garden? The Lower Ballroom. East Outdoor Wall? Upper Ballroom. You'll find panels in the Ballroom areas, so please be very considerate of those going on and around!

- For the nitty gritty post: Ladies! We’re stressing, right? Of course we are! It’s finals time! Our bodies? Pssh. It always happens when we're wearing our brand new white cosplay! There should be emergency mother nature supplies (both pads and tampons) up in the EMRT’s office if you’re caught unawares.

- For anyone using any form of body makeup: Pleasepleaseplease! Seal your makeup. It does come off. It smears, it smudges. I don’t want to see you melting. Cornstarch and baby powder are cheaper, temporary alternatives, as is Aquanet hairspray.

- I don’t want to have to post the Stank Police posters.. so remember to shower, remember to clean your makeup off BEFORE going to bed (Sleeping in full makeup is not cool. White sheets stain.), eat (sugar doesn’t count), sleep, and keep a small amount of funds on hand in case of emergency. ACen is huge, we are looking to host 30k people this weekend.. you -will- crash. Remember your meds, remember to hug your mom this weekend, remember to nail those finals… and remember to have fun!

- And don’t forget! If you have a smartphone, we have the Guidebook app that’s updated all weekend!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

Saving this topic, thanks for the help! First time there, so probably won't know where to go x_x

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:39 AM

MS Paint, woo! But seriously people, give those flowerbeds a break people.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:42 AM

ah yis. Thanks for the visual~
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

Ok so lower ballroom is in the convention center correct hard to see for phone but just want to double check
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

Correct. Upper ballroom is too, but it is part of panels' area. They're using it as a line-up area, which is why it will only be used in dire rain situations only.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Where is 1F Back Wall located? Also, how to we get to the Upper and Lower Ballrooms in the convention center if it rains?
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

Are we back in Hall A this year? Please for the love of Gendo SAY YES! PLEASE!!!!!
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:26 PM

Nevermind, I already found the answer.

So all I have to say is YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

Oh thanks! I need a refresher on where everything is. I'm going to send my friends, who are also attending, this topic so they can know the locations.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

soo, we can use the ballrooms? everytime i go by there are party's inside or they are locked up
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:12 AM

Prolly not Nikku. Those get booked from proms, fancy galas and stuff like that Friday and Saturday
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

I always feel terrible when I see people stepping on flowers. Hopefully it's not on purpose but please watch your step, guys!
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:20 PM

hey cactusmomma, thanks so much for doing all this! I just had a quick question about how close the east outdoor wall location is to the smoking area? I hate to be a bother but I'm running the Hetalia gathering and I'm slightly concerned because I have somewhat serious asthma. If it's that close would it be possible for us to switch locations? Sorry for this and thank you again!
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

I have a question as a panelist about something.

I have a confirmed panel and am wondering if the numbered rooms that are next to Hall A of the DESCC are the spots we are using for our panels this year?

If this is the wrong place I apologize but the maps put together here seem to be the best reference for where things are happening.

If my assumption is correct at the numbers in the master schedule the same as the ones on the map provided above?

Thank you in advance for the help folks
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

I'm confused. Is the lower ballroom (kill la kill gathering) on the northwest end of the convention center?
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Bless your wonderful soul for doing this. I've been going for years and still get confused occasionally on exactly where I should be.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

I feel like we should petition Google to come visit during ACen to update their streetview of Bryn Mawr Ave & River Road :)

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

whoa thanks for that! I would have gotten lost again like I did last year XD
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