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Help Me Help You To Not Forget!

Bob20021Bob20021 Registered User regular
edited August 2014 in PAX West
So as Prime is quickly approaching (not really quick enough but whatever) I wanted to get everything straight from people who have flown a lot/past pax goers/anybody that can help. I am flying to seattle and I don't want to forget a single thing.. So I made a list! This is what i have so far! Please let me (and i'm sure many other people who may see this) know what you bring that is not on my list! :D

My List (so-far):
Tickets
Undies
Socks
Shorts
Shirts
3DS
3DS Charger
3DS Games
Tablet
Tablet Charger
Phone Charger
Canz
Backpack/Bag
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (just incase i meet James Rolfe <333)
Black/Silver Sharpies
Health and Beauty Bag
Earbuds
Portable Battery Pack

Also if you can think of anything that needs to be done BEFORE you fly out (call the bank or call to confirm hotel reservations) write that as well!

Thanks for looking!

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  • HollenheimHollenheim Registered User regular
    A portable battery pack of some form has worked wonders for me when a system runs out of power midday.

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  • Bob20021Bob20021 Registered User regular
    Good idea! I'll add it to the list!

  • BLaZuREBLaZuRE Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    You definitely forgot deodorant, showers, and deodorant (and maybe not reusing clothes/shirts without proper washing). Some people just make me wonder, year after year. I get some of you may not see the light of day on a daily basis but do your neighbors-in-line a favor, please.

    Edit: Also note another checklist from the FAQ (click Spoiler)

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  • Bob20021Bob20021 Registered User regular
    Oh no trust me i've got that completly down. I've heard some horror storiesD: but all that stuff (deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste) i'm including in the Health and Beauty Bag.

  • Bob20021Bob20021 Registered User regular
    BLaZuRE wrote: »
    You definitely forgot deodorant, showers, and deodorant (and maybe not reusing clothes/shirts without proper washing). Some people just make me wonder, year after year. I get some of you may not see the light of day on a daily basis but do your neighbors-in-line a favor, please.

    Edit: Also note another checklist from the FAQ (click Spoiler)
    thanks for that. i was trying to find something related to what i posted but i couldn't!

  • BLaZuREBLaZuRE Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Bob20021 wrote: »
    Oh no trust me i've got that completly down. I've heard some horror storiesD: but all that stuff (deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste) i'm including in the Health and Beauty Bag.

    Sorry, didn't aim it at you. Just meant to add it in general just so this list is reusable for everyone. There is also a Target (2-story, first multi-story grocery/multi-purpose store with cart escalator I've seen) and mall nearby if you forget anything.

    Edit: It's late and my reading comprehension has gone downhill.

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  • hyrulehero96hyrulehero96 The Hero of Rhyme Registered User regular
    Bob20021 wrote: »
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (just incase i meet James Rolfe <333)

    Good Call! I cant decide over that or Simons Quest

    Slim, Relax, Fine Wine At The Qfc, On A Snowy Saturday Night

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  • Bob20021Bob20021 Registered User regular
    Bob20021 wrote: »
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (just incase i meet James Rolfe <333)

    Good Call! I cant decide over that or Simons Quest

    Honestly to get to meet him is my dream. I've watched all of his content for years. I absolutely love him.

    hyrulehero96
  • hyrulehero96hyrulehero96 The Hero of Rhyme Registered User regular
    Bob20021 wrote: »
    Bob20021 wrote: »
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (just incase i meet James Rolfe <333)

    Good Call! I cant decide over that or Simons Quest

    Honestly to get to meet him is my dream. I've watched all of his content for years. I absolutely love him.


    Same, my wife and I stay up late on the regular and watch his video's over and over. He's the man!

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  • BadNews65BadNews65 Data Solutions Analyst ArkansasRegistered User regular
    I would get a messenger back or a backpack that is comfortable. Good to walk around town with, also good to store swag in. Don't go too crazy on packing shirts. You will get about 20 from the show floor.

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  • pogoplaypogoplay Writer/Blogger/Gamer Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    The 3 things I know to never forget is a portable charger, deodorant, and a backpack. I didn't even think of bringing a backpack in 2010 and the first 10 minutes of me being inside the expo my hands were full from all the SWAG

    Edit: Proper clothes and such are a must of course, but I figure that's a given.

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  • wyndstarwyndstar West coast CanadaRegistered User regular
    i'm a first timer too so lovin the list!
    i was also told to bring snacks like packs of peanuts or granola bars for when you get hungry standing in lines. also notepad and pen to write down the contact info of all your new friends :)

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Platypus water bottle. You can fill it up at drinking fountains and when it's empty its super light weight and flat so it stores easy in your bag.

    Prime '12, '13, '14, '15, '19 .. East '12
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    If you plan to bring back posters a document tube with a strap.

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  • Rhea_starstormRhea_starstorm Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    wyndstar wrote: »
    i'm a first timer too so lovin the list!
    i was also told to bring snacks like packs of peanuts or granola bars for when you get hungry standing in lines. also notepad and pen to write down the contact info of all your new friends :)
    Yes. My group got a huge box of garnola bars from costco and stuffed several in our bags and refilled from the car when needed last time. It worked really well for us. I am planning on packing trail mix personally this time. I've also seen people bring in boxes of donuts and flagging down the cookie bridage can be a life saver.

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  • brettpoolbrettpool Registered User regular
    There's an IGA not too far away from most of the hotels if you want to pick up snacks after you arrive http://www.kressiga.com/

    As well as a Target
    Target Stores
    1401 2nd Ave
    Seattle, WA 98101
    United States

    Both are great places to get snacks or pick up things you may have forgotten

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  • pogoplaypogoplay Writer/Blogger/Gamer Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    If you plan to bring back posters a document tube with a strap.

    THE NOOB TUBE! Still have mine from 2010!

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  • Sl1pstreamSl1pstream [E] BelgiumRegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Something to hide the smell! While you should totally shower at least once a day, you should also bring anti-perspirant or at least deodorant. Also, shower. A lot. Everyone will silently thank you.
    While this might seem like a logical thing to do because you are a person who has to live near other people who appreciate this, there always seem to be some people who manage to exude a certain aroma during the show, some even on the first day.

    So yes. Bring something to hide the smell in between the showers you will take every morning and every night.

    EDIT: Looks like someone already posted this. I'd apologize for making another post about it but this is really important, you guys.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2014
    Heyyyy guess what, let's not make this a post about smelly nerds thread, ok?

    People who don't smell the way you want them to smell aren't going to change because you posted about it on an internet forum. I know that folks who post these things mean well, but it will literally make zero difference. If you have a friend that wants to smell a certain way and doesn't know that he/she doesn't smell that way, you can help him/her out personally, but that's not what you're doing here.

    There will be loads of bodies together indoors, things will sometimes not smell like roses. Get over it.

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  • SantODiablO83SantODiablO83 Registered User regular
    Recommendation on snacks. If you decide to get some, go for snacks that are high in protein and filling. Don't want something with a lot of sugar. Nothing sucks more than getting a sugar crash at a con.

    adias.angel
  • pogoplaypogoplay Writer/Blogger/Gamer Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    Recommendation on snacks. If you decide to get some, go for snacks that are high in protein and filling. Don't want something with a lot of sugar. Nothing sucks more than getting a sugar crash at a con.

    On that note I found a couple protein bars or even granola snacks and a water bottle are essential to have. Maybe toss in a Gatorade to replenish your electrolytes.

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  • BadNews65BadNews65 Data Solutions Analyst ArkansasRegistered User regular
    Robot legs to stand in the lines with. Also look in to maybe getting short 3 inch cables to charge your electronics with. Last time I went to the con I had all these long cables in my pockets and my pack causing a mess.

    adias.angel
  • BouwsTBouwsT Wanna come to a super soft birthday party? Registered User regular
    Based on recommendations I have already seen around the forum, I will be investing in a backpack with a stool built in. Sounds essential for days where I want to see critical panels.

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  • zenprimezenprime That Cat that ain't a Cat T-Town, WARegistered User regular
    I'd add a power strip and backup charging cables. Power stip so you don't have to hunt for extra outlets/keep things in one place, and backup charging cables in case one goes bad (like mine did last year).

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  • soozerellasoozerella Registered User regular
    If you're planning to be in line at the Paramount a lot, sunscreen is essential, imo. Depending on the time of day, you may be stuck there with no shade for long while.

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    BRING MONEY.

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  • AtomicVolcanoAtomicVolcano Chicago areaRegistered User regular
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?
    And does the place get over air conditioned, where it might be good to wear layers, or is it usually overly hot everywhere due to the number of bodies?
    Thanks for the packing tips! Excited to be going to my first PAX :)

  • DashDDashD Dread Pirate Chef Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    And does the place get over air conditioned, where it might be good to wear layers, or is it usually overly hot everywhere due to the number of bodies?
    Thanks for the packing tips! Excited to be going to my first PAX :)

    You'll want layers for the morning lines that force you outside. The Paramount line is completely shaded in the morning and can be kind of cold. Inside the rest of the convention, however, layered are generally not needed. Have fun at your first PAX!


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  • pogoplaypogoplay Writer/Blogger/Gamer Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?

    Cash is always nice to have just incase. Some booths might not have debit/credit terminals and you may be forced to pay with cash. As a general practice in other years, I have always carried $100 in cash.

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  • BLaZuREBLaZuRE Registered User regular
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?
    And does the place get over air conditioned, where it might be good to wear layers, or is it usually overly hot everywhere due to the number of bodies?
    Thanks for the packing tips! Excited to be going to my first PAX :)
    Completely dependent on what climate you come from. Highs where I live can reach 118/119 at the peak of summer, so 60 degrees cold to me and 75 is nice for me. (All temperatures in Fahrenheit)
    It also depends on your movement level. If you're just standing around, you might feel it. If you're walking around, you'll warm up.

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  • gorgeousplanetgorgeousplanet Meat Popsicle OregonRegistered User regular
    pogoplay wrote: »
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?

    Cash is always nice to have just incase. Some booths might not have debit/credit terminals and you may be forced to pay with cash. As a general practice in other years, I have always carried $100 in cash.
    While cash is handy, almost every vendor uses Square for credit/debit card transactions. And there are ATMs and banks all over the block near the convention center. I do like the idea of having a certain amount of cash to help limit purchases if you're on a budget. :)

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    pogoplay wrote: »
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?

    Cash is always nice to have just incase. Some booths might not have debit/credit terminals and you may be forced to pay with cash. As a general practice in other years, I have always carried $100 in cash.
    While cash is handy, almost every vendor uses Square for credit/debit card transactions. And there are ATMs and banks all over the block near the convention center. I do like the idea of having a certain amount of cash to help limit purchases if you're on a budget. :)

    Good to hear. Square is awesome, and I'm glad everyone's picking it up.

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  • Goddess of MadnessGoddess of Madness Registered User regular
    If you have actual medical issues for standing in line you can email and get a medical pass which doesn't bump you in the line for a panel but will get you a chair while you wait. I was recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and this will be a life saver for me. I look fine but over time I get crunchy, especially if I'm standing on hard surfaces. I would also recommend GOOD shoes, and keep a spare pair of socks and blister band aids in your bag. My husband even in the best running shoes and socks is prone to blisters so this has been invaluable on any trip with lots of walking.

  • Rhea_starstormRhea_starstorm Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    pogoplay wrote: »
    A couple questions for PAX veterans. How critical is cash vs credit cards for purchases at the expo?

    Cash is always nice to have just incase. Some booths might not have debit/credit terminals and you may be forced to pay with cash. As a general practice in other years, I have always carried $100 in cash.
    While cash is handy, almost every vendor uses Square for credit/debit card transactions. And there are ATMs and banks all over the block near the convention center. I do like the idea of having a certain amount of cash to help limit purchases if you're on a budget. :)

    Good to hear. Square is awesome, and I'm glad everyone's picking it up.

    Just fair warning one year at Sakura con (also hosted in the convention center, several atms ran out of cash

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  • vespachicavespachica SeattleRegistered User regular
    Last year at the Behemoth booth we were expedited because we had cash. :) So, that was awesome. Most other people seemed to be paying with cards so that line was much longer.

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  • jamsyarbotsjamsyarbots Wilmington, DERegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    I would advise against using a messenger bag only because it'll start to dog into your shoulder after about 30 minutes. You don't want to have to switch shoulders every 5 minutes or make frequent trips back to your hotel/car to drop off swag.

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  • brettpoolbrettpool Registered User regular
    Usually at PAX most of the ATMs close to the convention center run out of cash before the end of day 1 so prepared.
    While most vendors do have Square or other debit/credit machines the wifi on the show floor can be very spotty and unreliable so cash is preferred by the majority of vendors, in my personal experience.

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    brettpool wrote: »
    Usually at PAX most of the ATMs close to the convention center run out of cash before the end of day 1 so prepared.
    While most vendors do have Square or other debit/credit machines the wifi on the show floor can be very spotty and unreliable so cash is preferred by the majority of vendors, in my personal experience.

    Some booths offer a % discount to for using cash.

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  • BouwsTBouwsT Wanna come to a super soft birthday party? Registered User regular
    brettpool wrote: »
    Usually at PAX most of the ATMs close to the convention center run out of cash before the end of day 1 so prepared.
    While most vendors do have Square or other debit/credit machines the wifi on the show floor can be very spotty and unreliable so cash is preferred by the majority of vendors, in my personal experience.

    I would say cash would probably be faster for everyone, too. I know it's faster to use cash in a merch line for a concert...

    Between you and me, Peggy, I smoked this Juul and it did UNTHINKABLE things to my mind and body...
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