How ever am I gonna make time to eat without missing a critical one?? It's almost like there are too many choices. heh
A running joke between my friend TJ and I is that our panels always take place at the same time as the panels he wants to attend, specifically the Giant Robot Panel. Other attendance problems are less specific. Congoers can get lost. Rooms can get filled to capacity. People get sick (like me, every year). People lose track of time, lured by the siren song of the Dealers' Room. Some people may not get to the con until late Friday, some only have time to attend for a day, or even worse, some may have to cancel their trip to ACen entirely!
What to do?
I'm planning to record, in entirety, the two panels that I co-host this year. To this end, I will have a video camera, tripod, and microphones at the ready in our hotel room. I wasn't planning on lugging my video equipment around 24/7, but I may be able to record some panels that I attend if the panelists are willing and interested in being recorded.
The reason why I'm posting this is to connect people that are interested in having their panels recorded with people that are willing to record them. I would venture a guess and say that many of us are video capable, thanks to our phones. I believe that, to someone that misses a panel, even a phone-quality recording is better than never seeing the panel at all.
So if someone, like Bard-kun, expresses a desire to see a panel that he/she may miss, consider requesting the aid of someone that's capable of recording it. If you are video capable and willing to make a recording, please consider posting in this thread and giving your fellow congoers a hand.