I apologize if I'm asking questions that have already been asked/answered.
What events at the convention cost money to get in to? I keep hearing about the rave, panels, etc., but I am unsure of what events actually cost something (yes, I know this can't be answered fully since not every event is set in stone?).
What restaurants/food places are around, and which ones are fairly cheap? I don't exactly have the most money, and I am already worried about the cost of the badge (getting it in advance), gas to get there, and the hotel room (probably won't be staying at the Hyatt and the others nearby due to cost, but depends on what my group decides). Granted, I will hopefully be going with about 9 others, but I still worry about money. ^.^" Also, on that note, does anyone have any suggestions on what hotel to stay at, that isn't super expensive? I would assume my group would be splitting the cost, but we will also be there probably Thursday night-Monday morning.
Also, any advice how to go about the convention? Suggested things to go see, pictures, etc.
Also, if you guys couldn't tell, this upcoming ACen will be my very first convention ever.