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Offline sefton42

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Re: Hall H advice and tips 2015
« Reply #240 on: July 18, 2015, 06:05:43 AM »
And even as of Saturday night, some of the security people didn't know the rules.  I happened to be walking behind a woman who asked a security guard where the Sunday line started and he told her it was right in front of the Hilton and that she would be first in line.  There were already several hundred people in the actual NDL on the marina.


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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #241 on: November 10, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
This post hasn't been commented on in two and a half years. YIKES.

Well I'm about to resurrect it from the dead with a question.



I've been doing Hall H since 2011 and I feel like the time we are actually let into the room has always been sort of vague.  In 2016 when I did Hall H Saturday they said 8:00am.  That came and went.  Then 8:30 am and that came and went. I don't think we moved until some time around 9? It's been a while so it's hazy.  I used to do Sunday before and I remember that also being sort of up in the air and nobody really knowing when they'd let us in.

So my question is, is it always this vague?  Or is there an actual time that it is SUPPOSED to happen and things just... don't?

The reason I'm asking this question at such a weird time of year is because I'm writing little tips for friends who want to attend (and possibly an article) and this is the one piece of the big Hall H puzzle that I can't remember the details about.
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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #242 on: November 11, 2017, 12:46:17 AM »
I'm pretty sure they start filling hall h an hour before the first panel.  The last 2 years on sat that hasn't been till well after 9 because they haven't had a panel until WB. Friday is a lot earlier like at 8 because they usually have a 9 panel.  Not sure about thur & sun as I've never lined up those days, just walked in later in the day.  I seem to remember sats used to have something before wb but my years get hazy.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #243 on: November 11, 2017, 05:28:58 AM »
Sunday was an hour before the first panel.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #244 on: November 11, 2017, 09:22:56 AM »
I guess lines form the day before for any panel, but there are panels for big time shows and small time ones. then there are panels for misc stuff that u dont have to wait to get in i guess, i not sure since i not gone to any since been able to get back in and try to check out stuff downstairs and around outside if not try get swag inside or any singings at time lol. i can see with this past con my first year back after so many not gone to, i adjust and dont try to do so much and still try get free swag and whatever else free i read about before con and while i was there at time. but panels not sure what to suggest unless a way to get in any big ones and not have to wait in line all day lol.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #245 on: November 11, 2017, 11:09:17 AM »
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I'm pretty sure they start filling hall h an hour before the first panel.  The last 2 years on sat that hasn't been till well after 9 because they haven't had a panel until WB. Friday is a lot earlier like at 8 because they usually have a 9 panel.  Not sure about thur & sun as I've never lined up those days, just walked in later in the day.  I seem to remember sats used to have something before wb but my years get hazy.

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IIRC It's typically almost always an hour or so before the first panel, though I think on Saturdays maybe they should for 75/90 min. before if the first panel starts late.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #246 on: March 31, 2018, 11:27:50 AM »
I’m curious what will change with the wristband distribution or if we’ll need to scan in/out

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #247 on: March 31, 2018, 01:42:00 PM »
Seeing how they change stuff with wondercon, not sure how it gona affect things at sdcc this year. guess if anything gotta wait and see what happens or is said later.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #248 on: April 26, 2018, 01:36:47 PM »
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I’m curious what will change with the wristband distribution or if we’ll need to scan in/out

Good question.  After last year's disaster, you'd think they'd come up with something else.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #249 on: April 26, 2018, 01:55:43 PM »
With what they did at wondercon , they might do same for sdcc this year. nothing is for sure yet till u get emails about it i guess sometime between now and july before con hits and all.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #250 on: April 26, 2018, 02:01:32 PM »
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With what they did at wondercon , they might do same for sdcc this year. nothing is for sure yet till u get emails about it i guess sometime between now and july before con hits and all.

What did they do different at Wondercon?

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #251 on: April 26, 2018, 02:09:29 PM »
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What did they do different at Wondercon?

they did like an online lottery for some stuff, so u was given an option of what stuff u can check out or try for at wondercon for i guess signings or panels i guess. and think if they do that to choose all options possible so u able to get something then nothing if u only pick 1 or 2 out of all the options.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #252 on: April 26, 2018, 04:54:42 PM »
Online lottery at Wondercon didn't include panels.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #253 on: April 26, 2018, 05:48:24 PM »
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Online lottery at Wondercon didn't include panels.

Okay was not sure, was guessing it included everything. so we still gotta wait to see what they do with sdcc this year then.

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Re: Hall H advice and tips
« Reply #254 on: April 27, 2018, 01:41:59 PM »
Last year's Hall H debacle was likely due to counterfeit wristbands.  Assuming CCI gave out only as many wristbands as they had seats, it was horrible when many of us with wristbands were outside on Saturday due to the Hall being full.  CCI did respond properly and take responsibility by providing comp badges for SDCC 2018 to those shut out, however the immediate impact was a difficult pill to swallow. Additionally, there was poor management of the ADA line for Hall H and many folks in that line were shut out both Friday and Saturday.
Noting that they tried alternative approaches at Wondercon and that Wondercon is often the pilot for all things SDCC, I think we can EXPECT some changes for Hall H this year - what those are going to be is anybody's guess.