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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #525 on: July 18, 2016, 10:08:01 am »
Thank you!!

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #526 on: July 26, 2016, 12:32:20 pm »
Here is a tip that I luckily remembered when we went to ship at Fedex at the convention center.
If you pack up your items ahead of time (in other words-you are not using their pack & ship service), then you don't have to wait in the line that forms against the wall-that is the pack and ship line. We waited in it one year (luckily, it wasn't long) only to find out we didn't need to. Just go up to the registers and work your way in when you can-they will take care of you. We helped someone else out in line that had their item already packed up. She was very grateful!
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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #527 on: July 26, 2016, 01:03:56 pm »
Here's my tip pick up the empty boxes at Hasbro to ship your toys home. I grabbed six empty boxes, filled 3 boxes full of stuff and shipped it. Saved us the cost of buying boxes from the postal annex and we packed the boxes in our room not in store.


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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #528 on: January 31, 2017, 12:32:03 pm »
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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #529 on: March 19, 2017, 01:08:06 pm »
4 months to Preview Night!

This is a tip that 2016-me thoughtfully put on the calendar for 2017-me for today, namely to take whatever tools you use to organize, be they spreadsheets, calendar apps, notebooks, or quipu and get them ready and primed. Things are already starting to trickle in and it won't be long until the nice slow drip, drip drip of announcements becomes a make-it-stop-omg-please! flood of information.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #530 on: March 19, 2017, 01:12:48 pm »
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4 months to Preview Night!

This is a tip that 2016-me thoughtfully put on the calendar for 2017-me for today, namely to take whatever tools you use to organize, be they spreadsheets, calendar apps, notebooks, or quipu and get them ready and primed. Things are already starting to trickle in and it won't be long until the nice slow drip, drip drip of announcements becomes a make-it-stop-omg-please! flood of information.

Good tip.  I use paper--everyone laughs at me.  :)

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #531 on: March 27, 2017, 07:55:20 am »
As a first timer, what is the best way to find out where and when off-site events will be happening? Are they mostly walk-in events or do you have to register/buy tickets?


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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #532 on: March 27, 2017, 08:31:01 am »
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As a first timer, what is the best way to find out where and when off-site events will be happening? Are they mostly walk-in events or do you have to register/buy tickets?

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Whether or not you need tickets depends on the event, but there are a lot of off sites that don't require a ticket.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #533 on: March 27, 2017, 01:00:44 pm »
A friend ordered something on Amazon and had it shipped to an amazon locker in walking distance to convention center. So if you find yourself downtown with no means of transportation and need to buy something that can not be found near by you have that as an option.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #534 on: March 27, 2017, 05:59:09 pm »
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A friend ordered something on Amazon and had it shipped to an amazon locker in walking distance to convention center. So if you find yourself downtown with no means of transportation and need to buy something that can not be found near by you have that as an option.

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« Reply #535 on: April 13, 2017, 12:00:36 pm »
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I've been using them for years. They have free return shipping (and maybe free shipping now, I have VIP and is a perk) 

They have a huge selection with many wide selections. I usually have a hard finding ones that fit well, but  just picked these up and the intial test run is promising, very cushy with high arch and wide up top.  Best of all they won't clash too much with my "outfit", these seem more navy than grey to me. 

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #536 on: April 26, 2017, 08:32:12 pm »
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Fans! Tweet #ConHacks w/your advice on how to make the most of comic conventions & we may run your tips/tricks in the next issue of Image+!
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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #537 on: May 01, 2017, 08:14:46 am »
Another tip for those that don't want to spend too much on collectibles. I tend to bring a few collectibles (games, comics, toys, etc.) as a handful of vendors there accept trades or willing to buy on the spot. I was fortunate enough to score a sideshow collectibles Hulk last year for trade with a hasbro exclusive I picked up in 2014.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #538 on: May 01, 2017, 08:31:04 am »
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Another tip for those that don't want to spend too much on collectibles. I tend to bring a few collectibles (games, comics, toys, etc.) as a handful of vendors there accept trades or willing to buy on the spot. I was fortunate enough to score a sideshow collectibles Hulk last year for trade with a hasbro exclusive I picked up in 2014.

That's a great idea, I've never thought about bringing things to trade.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #539 on: May 01, 2017, 03:03:17 pm »
As I will be a first-timer this year, this post is a wonder. Thanks for sharing- I shall heed all your advice.