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Offline Michaelnaut

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #720 on: May 22, 2023, 04:38:49 PM »
I love this one.  Got it $10 cheaper at amazon tho.  Compact, light, and very sturdy.
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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #721 on: May 22, 2023, 04:52:31 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation, Michaelnaut.  Looks great and opens easily.  I need to get 3!

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Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #722 on: May 22, 2023, 07:10:32 PM »
Highly recommend this one! 330 lb weight limit if that’s a consideration, and very sturdy.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #723 on: May 23, 2023, 04:02:41 PM »
Thanks for the additional suggestion!  My husband has a bad back so I'll get both and let him test them.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #724 on: July 03, 2023, 04:20:34 PM »
I'm not sure if this is quite the right place to ask this, but a cursory scroll through all the various threads didn't lead me to what I thought may be a better/more appropriate one. :)  I'm cosplaying pretty intensely all days of con & I could use an assist getting into my "Witcher" Geralt armour (season 2) in particular....alas, given how hardcore that armour is (custom-fit molded leather), it's just not possible for me to get into it on my own.  My current plan is to do that cosplay on the Friday!  If someone would be amenable to help fasten the armour for me (cuirass mainly, and 2 bracers) on Friday morning, I would be only too happy to treat them to breakfast or Starbucks and a treat!  I'm staying right super close to con. :)

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #725 on: July 30, 2023, 05:42:03 AM »
This year I learned that my feet can no longer take wearing Chuck Taylor Converse with all the walking. NEVER AGAIN!

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #726 on: March 23, 2024, 10:42:23 AM »
I recommend carrying a Morphie charger or something similar. It has allowed me to keep a cell phone charge all day. It has never run out of recharging power during a single day, no matter how much I use it. Get a model that shows you how much power you have left. I recharge the charger every night out of habit, but it would probably work for multiple days even if I didn't.
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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #727 on: April 24, 2024, 09:32:36 AM »
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I recommend carrying a Morphie charger or something similar. It has allowed me to keep a cell phone charge all day. It has never run out of recharging power during a single day, no matter how much I use it. Get a model that shows you how much power you have left. I recharge the charger every night out of habit, but it would probably work for multiple days even if I didn't.

This. Or the Anker ones - it’s all about the power. I have one that will charge my phone in full about 3x before I need to charge it back up. I named him Goliath.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #728 on: April 24, 2024, 09:39:12 AM »
I always pack a small umbrella for outdoor lines. The people in front and behind me usually appreciate the excess shade that falls on them. If I can find my FOCC umbrella from last year, I'll bring that one.

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Re: Tips/Advice for First Timers and Veterans
« Reply #729 on: April 25, 2024, 06:29:45 PM »
  This has been my experience but if you are going to cosplay, especially if your costume requires make up and props, you might want to rethink picking up merch. You probably don't want to carry all that cool stuff around when people ask if they can take a picture. Plan accordingly. For me, cosplay day is a no shopping day. I use it browse the floor and go to panels.