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PAX West 2017 Information, FAQ, and Q&A Thread (Ask Questions Here!)

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  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2017
    aronelo wrote: »
    First-time PAX attendee, life-long Seattle resident. Lots of questions.
    1. How much of downtown does the show cover?
    2. Will people be bussing in crowds, or do most people drive? Are buses delayed in traffic, and if so, which lines get less delayed?
    3. Is the best place to get off the bus at 3rd and Pike/Pine to go to WSCC, or would you recommend starting in a different area of the show?
    4. Are there cords to charge devices (handhelds, cell phones) there, or do I need to bring my own? Is it recommended to stake out an outlet early in the day, or are they pretty easy to get ahold of?
    5. How long do lines for panels get? If I'm interested in one panel, and another one nearby only a half-hour after the first ends, is it reasonable to assume I'd be able to go to both, or should I pick only one?
    6. Where is the kitten room located? Are most of the kittens adopted by the end of the show, or do they remain?
    7. Are there things to buy besides official merch? Is official merch sold at the show, or did you need to order it ahead of time?
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    1) Quite a chunk...The convention centre itself, the Hyatt, the Westin, the Sheraton, Benaroya hall and the Paramount Theater all have PAX stuff- it kinda takes things over
    2 and 3) Not sure I can help you there. I'm from the East coast so I stay in a hotel
    4) Doubtful. You MIGHT find a plug to charge from on a wall, but i'd bring my own battery charging solution (read: power bank)
    5) Depends on the panel. Lines can start up to 2 hours in advance for high-demand ones (Acquisitions Inc. is the first one that comes to mind for this), others you can just get there maybe 15 min in advance
    6) I think that's in the Cards Against Humanity annex, which is not *officially* part of PAX, but you can access through the con centre. I think the kittens are adopted after- i think a local shelter participates for that (I only recently found out about the kitten room myself)
    7) Loads of stuff can be purchased, not just official merch (A lot of booths will be selling stuff for their relevant brands-I've bought stuff from companies like Bethesda, Turtle Beach, Astro and Thinkgeek in the past ), note there's no way to purchase in advance- but the official merch booth stocks plenty of most of the items- typically the only tricky ones to get in the first couple of days are the limited edition event pin (Only a limited amount are sold per day) and the limited edition hoodie
    8) As a 30-odd year old male, who's only cosplayed once (as Max Payne)...I'm not sure I'm able to answer this. I don't think the dudebro concentration is all that high, but I'm well...a dude, so I'm not necessarily as aware of it as some. I do know that LOTS of folks cosplay there, and not just as game-related stuff, so I think you'll be fine.

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  • jukkakhanjukkakhan Registered User regular
    aronelo wrote: »
    First-time PAX attendee, life-long Seattle resident. Lots of questions.
    1. How much of downtown does the show cover?
    2. Will people be bussing in crowds, or do most people drive? Are buses delayed in traffic, and if so, which lines get less delayed?
    3. Is the best place to get off the bus at 3rd and Pike/Pine to go to WSCC, or would you recommend starting in a different area of the show?
    4. Are there cords to charge devices (handhelds, cell phones) there, or do I need to bring my own? Is it recommended to stake out an outlet early in the day, or are they pretty easy to get ahold of?
    5. How long do lines for panels get? If I'm interested in one panel, and another one nearby only a half-hour after the first ends, is it reasonable to assume I'd be able to go to both, or should I pick only one?
    6. Where is the kitten room located? Are most of the kittens adopted by the end of the show, or do they remain?
    7. Are there things to buy besides official merch? Is official merch sold at the show, or did you need to order it ahead of time?
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    1) It's gotten pretty spread out, but the core of the stuff is gonna be around the WSCC with the satellite hotels hosting panels and other assorted things.
    4) No official charging station as far as I know, you'll want to bring your own charger and cable. I'd highly recommend buying a portable battery pack (I personally use an Anker Powercore 15600).
    5) It really depends on the panels. If you use twitter, follow @pax_lines, they try to give line updates throughout the day.
    6) Historically, it's been in the ACT Theater. You can enter from around the corner or through a hall just past the escalators in the WSCC.
    7) Lots of types of vendors: local shops, publisher/developers, third party merch sellers (like Sanshee or FanGamer). There will be tons of PAX merch on site too.
    8) The cosplayers at PAX hit a pretty broad range of stuff, so I think there's a general genre. I'd suggest you post in this year's cosplay thread for more insight from cosplayers.

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  • PavioPavio Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    aronelo wrote: »
    First-time PAX attendee, life-long Seattle resident. Lots of questions.
    1. How much of downtown does the show cover?
    2. Will people be bussing in crowds, or do most people drive? Are buses delayed in traffic, and if so, which lines get less delayed?
    3. Is the best place to get off the bus at 3rd and Pike/Pine to go to WSCC, or would you recommend starting in a different area of the show?
    4. Are there cords to charge devices (handhelds, cell phones) there, or do I need to bring my own? Is it recommended to stake out an outlet early in the day, or are they pretty easy to get ahold of?
    5. How long do lines for panels get? If I'm interested in one panel, and another one nearby only a half-hour after the first ends, is it reasonable to assume I'd be able to go to both, or should I pick only one?
    6. Where is the kitten room located? Are most of the kittens adopted by the end of the show, or do they remain?
    7. Are there things to buy besides official merch? Is official merch sold at the show, or did you need to order it ahead of time?
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    Looks like most of your questions have been pretty well answered, but I'll just add this:

    3. This is preference, but I like to start with the main expo halls in the WSCC and then go from there.
    4. I recommend a power bank as well and bring my own, but when I've needed to plug in directly I have always been able to find an outlet along the walls of the Annex (the building connected to the main WSCC but over the Skybridge, then down the escalators in the back of that side of the main expo hall).
    8. I don't know if any of us who have answered yet have the best answers for this--I like PAX over other cons I've attended largely because of the attendees, but similar to the others this is coming from a 30 something male. A friend of mine does cosplay at PAX and she is frequently stopped for pictures, but beyond that I haven't heard of it being worse (which doesn't mean that it's not, I don't know). Still, you might have more luck asking this on the Cosplay thread :)

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  • The AviatrixThe Aviatrix Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    aronelo wrote: »
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    Having done Mafia Miss Fortune at West, I can say that my only concern is the random people outside of the convention center that are not part of the convention. Inside of the convention, I can only remember one lewd comment from somebody trying (poorly) to be funny. If anybody makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to an Enforcer. (And that goes for anybody at any time for whatever reason. We want everybody to feel safe.)
    If ever I feel my costume might bring unwanted attention, I go hide within the physical walls of PAX where people just talk about the character :P

    As for your genre... My friend and I are doing a 50s Black Widow and Scarlet Witch :P So the ballet take may not be super normal, it's not too abnormal. And will probably be more identifiable than my Scarlet Witch.

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  • RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    aronelo wrote: »
    First-time PAX attendee, life-long Seattle resident. Lots of questions.
    1. How much of downtown does the show cover?
    2. Will people be bussing in crowds, or do most people drive? Are buses delayed in traffic, and if so, which lines get less delayed?
    3. Is the best place to get off the bus at 3rd and Pike/Pine to go to WSCC, or would you recommend starting in a different area of the show?
    4. Are there cords to charge devices (handhelds, cell phones) there, or do I need to bring my own? Is it recommended to stake out an outlet early in the day, or are they pretty easy to get ahold of?
    5. How long do lines for panels get? If I'm interested in one panel, and another one nearby only a half-hour after the first ends, is it reasonable to assume I'd be able to go to both, or should I pick only one?
    6. Where is the kitten room located? Are most of the kittens adopted by the end of the show, or do they remain?
    7. Are there things to buy besides official merch? Is official merch sold at the show, or did you need to order it ahead of time?
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    1) As far north as the Westin Hotel, and as far South as Benaroya Hall. There is a map available in the Guidebook app.
    2) Locals to the area would likely be either driving or taking public transit, people coming from out of town stay at one of the many hotels throughout downtown Seattle.
    3) If you're coming from south of Seattle, I recommend the Light Rail. It runs on a consistent schedule, avoids traffic, and Westlake Station is only a few blocks from the convention center.
    4) Bring your own cables and an external battery pack (or a few). That way, you're not going to be scrambling when your phone's battery runs low.
    5) Whether or not a panel caps is dependent on how popular the panel is. In most cases, panels are allowed to start lining up an hour prior, when the preceding panel begins. Being able to make the second panel also depends on where both theaters are (Westin to Benaroya for example, good luck with that.)
    6) Cards Against Humanity in past years had the kitten room in the ACT Theater (first floor of the convention center, behind the escalators), although there's no guarantee they're bringing it back.
    7) A handful of exhibitors do sell stuff, as well as there being a couple official merch booths.
    8) As a gaming event, PAX will most likely be male dominated, but harassment is explicitly forbidden by convention rules. If someone were to start hitting on you, immediately let an enforcer know. As for what characters people cosplay, while it isn't as common as at other conventions, people do cosplay many different characters within and outside the realm of video games. Also Black Widow also appears in a bunch of Marvel games, so you're fine either way.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    This is a map of what PAX's official presence covers. The reality is that the people at PAX will just take over the whole general area. But especially between those points.
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  • Mloftus677Mloftus677 Registered User regular
    Hello

    I may have missed this in another post, but does anyone know how much it is to park at the convention Center? Or if there's other areas nearby to park?
    Need to have use of the car or would do a bus or light rail, so trying to find our options of parking..

    Thank-You

  • RiDERiDE the WORST! Hotel CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Mloftus677 wrote: »
    Hello

    I may have missed this in another post, but does anyone know how much it is to park at the convention Center? Or if there's other areas nearby to park?
    Need to have use of the car or would do a bus or light rail, so trying to find our options of parking..

    Thank-You

    The rates are on the wscc site, there are 2 garages and I want to say neither of them is over 29 for 24 hours (I'm on mobile atm or I'd just copy it for you but it's really easy to find).

    Hotels also often open up their garages, though I think a lot of them cottoned on to PAX weekend = gouge for parking because last year the prices jumped from like $15 to $30.

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  • RiDERiDE the WORST! Hotel CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    aronelo wrote: »
    8. With this sort of audience, there's going to be some 'Dudebros'. Should I, a 17-year-old girl, be worried about being hit on extensively in cosplay? Is there a reason to even do my cosplay, a ballet variation of Marvel's Black Widow (think Kevin Wada), or is it outside the general genre of what people wear?

    I just noticed this question, but I've cosplayed Ada Wong several years in a row and have never been harassed. You get asked for pictures a lot and people randomly yell your character's name (I assume those are people who are excessively delighted at your costume), but most people at PAX seem happy to just admire your costume in passing and maybe take a photo (or if they're super shy, possibly gawk from a distance).

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  • kangaroobanditkangaroobandit Registered User regular
    Should I contact the hotel I made a reservation at to make sure that i'm in their system? I heard they get the list of people two weeks before PAX.

  • helen0rzhelen0rz Registered User regular
    Should I contact the hotel I made a reservation at to make sure that i'm in their system? I heard they get the list of people two weeks before PAX.

    you'll get an email from the hotel IIRC once OnPeak transfer the list over to them. contacting them prior they'll probably just tell you to call back. I think if you can see your stuff in OnPeak you should be fine

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  • NeutralCNeutralC Registered User regular
    What are the overall temperatures like? Are they consistent, does it vary place to place, or is there always that one place that is cooler/warmer than the others? Also, is there decent airflow or is it stagnant?

  • BekerBeker Child's Play Program Director SeattleRegistered User, Penny Arcade Staff regular
    NeutralC wrote: »
    What are the overall temperatures like? Are they consistent, does it vary place to place, or is there always that one place that is cooler/warmer than the others? Also, is there decent airflow or is it stagnant?

    Are you talking about the venue buildings? There are 8 different venues for West and several are very large. They vary quite a bit in how the AC functions. Add in the variables of different size crowds in different parts of PAX based on the schedule and time of day. If you are sensitive to temperature changes, I'd recommend some layers. But keep in mind there are no PAX coat checks at West.

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  • NeutralCNeutralC Registered User regular
    @Beker

    Yep! Im picking out some clothes for the occasion. If anything I do not want to be freezing similar to how some restaurants purposely do. I would prefer to wear capris, but I see a lot a people in videos wearing pants at Pax. I know people do that because it is their preference, but I do not want end up getting goosebumps!

  • PavioPavio Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    NeutralC wrote: »
    @Beker

    Yep! Im picking out some clothes for the occasion. If anything I do not want to be freezing similar to how some restaurants purposely do. I would prefer to wear capris, but I see a lot a people in videos wearing pants at Pax. I know people do that because it is their preference, but I do not want end up getting goosebumps!

    I can only tell you my group's experience with this, but we have a few of us of varying sizes and often we're all slightly sweaty, but never bad. In fact, while you say you've seen a lot of people wearing pants, I'd say it's normally comfortable enough that that could work, but my group goes in shorts and t-shirts and can still get warm. I suppose it's preference though.

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  • The AviatrixThe Aviatrix Registered User regular
    NeutralC wrote: »
    @Beker

    Yep! Im picking out some clothes for the occasion. If anything I do not want to be freezing similar to how some restaurants purposely do. I would prefer to wear capris, but I see a lot a people in videos wearing pants at Pax. I know people do that because it is their preference, but I do not want end up getting goosebumps!

    I can tell you in costume I generally start sweating on the expo floor from the heat of all the warm bodies.
    The sky bridge is a haven on the expo hall for me. It tends to be cooler and less crowded.
    Outside the expo floor, I don't usually notice the temperature either way.

    But remember, outside temperature is often fairly cool in Seattle - generally nice, but morning queue can be chilly.

    (For reference as to what I'm used to, I come up from California)

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  • PavioPavio Registered User regular
    Question about Playstation VR: previously, at least at East, they have had a sign up that you needed to do online before the show to book a time slot. Are they doing that again this year, and if so, where? I didn't see info about it on their site either way. I just remember going up to their booth and they told me that all their slots filled up online before East even started.

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  • SinoSambaSinoSamba CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Pavio wrote: »
    Question about Playstation VR: previously, at least at East, they have had a sign up that you needed to do online before the show to book a time slot. Are they doing that again this year, and if so, where? I didn't see info about it on their site either way. I just remember going up to their booth and they told me that all their slots filled up online before East even started.

    That would be the Experience Playstation app. Though they have not mentioned anything about Pax West, it seems the last event it was used for was E3, so I'm expecting they will update it for Pax West by next week.

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  • PavioPavio Registered User regular
    SinoSamba wrote: »
    Pavio wrote: »
    Question about Playstation VR: previously, at least at East, they have had a sign up that you needed to do online before the show to book a time slot. Are they doing that again this year, and if so, where? I didn't see info about it on their site either way. I just remember going up to their booth and they told me that all their slots filled up online before East even started.

    That would be the Experience Playstation app. Though they have not mentioned anything about Pax West, it seems the last event it was used for was E3, so I'm expecting they will update it for Pax West by next week.

    Thanks! The feedback from E3 is pretty terrible so if they use it for PAX I hope they improve it. I downloaded it to keep an eye on it though, thanks for the info.

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  • RoundtopRoundtop Pathfinder Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    Parking is a nightmare. Arrive early if you want to park within 5 blocks of the WSCC. It is all around $30 per day. On Sunday some lots do have a cheaper rate, but they fill up fast (again, get there pre-9am).

    If you arrive after noon, forget about finding parking close by. You'll need to park closer to Pike Place or on the hill and walk. (Sadly it is like this for PAX, ECCC, and Sakura-con)

  • krae_mankrae_man Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Pavio wrote: »

    Thanks! The feedback from E3 is pretty terrible so if they use it for PAX I hope they improve it. I downloaded it to keep an eye on it though, thanks for the info.

    It's always a complete mess. One year appointments went live at 10am, and the convention opened 10 minutes early so everyone was already inside with no cell signal so they couldn't register.

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  • Slipstream.ccSlipstream.cc Mill Creek, WARegistered User regular
    Is there a spot in this here forum to let the populace know of meetups/parties outside the convention hall, hotels, etc? I'm coordinating one and wanted to post (if allowed) in the right spot. Thanks!

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  • PavioPavio Registered User regular
    Is there a spot in this here forum to let the populace know of meetups/parties outside the convention hall, hotels, etc? I'm coordinating one and wanted to post (if allowed) in the right spot. Thanks!

    Yep! https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/213098/pax-party-line-2017
    PAX Party Line 2017!

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  • Slipstream.ccSlipstream.cc Mill Creek, WARegistered User regular
    Pavio wrote: »
    Is there a spot in this here forum to let the populace know of meetups/parties outside the convention hall, hotels, etc? I'm coordinating one and wanted to post (if allowed) in the right spot. Thanks!

    Yep! https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/213098/pax-party-line-2017
    PAX Party Line 2017!

    Thanks! The word 'Line' in the title of that immediately made me think it had something to do with queue rooms and other lines so I ignored it.

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  • ZecroZecro Registered User regular
    It's sounding like one of my group can't go because something urgent came up, leaving us with an extra set of tickets. I would like to transfer these to someone who will actually use them and not scalp them (for face value, of course). Is there a way I can do this, or would I get in trouble?

  • fidgetlyfidgetly Registered User new member
    Hey all, not sure if this is the appropriate place for this but we're looking to have a presence at PAX West. Obviously, we're aware that we're late to the game but if it's at all possible we'd love to either snag a booth or find some way to showcase our product at the event. We're launching a 360° motion controller for gaming next month and just got back from Play NYC which was a ton of fun! I've submitted my information through the form on the PAX West site but thought I'd reach out here as well. Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction!!

  • sediroxsedirox Registered User regular
    Zecro wrote: »
    It's sounding like one of my group can't go because something urgent came up, leaving us with an extra set of tickets. I would like to transfer these to someone who will actually use them and not scalp them (for face value, of course). Is there a way I can do this, or would I get in trouble?

    No selling badges on this forum. You can try Reddit's PAXPassExchange

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  • IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    Thanks! The word 'Line' in the title of that immediately made me think it had something to do with queue rooms and other lines so I ignored it.

    Think of it more as a conga line :P

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  • BLaZuREBLaZuRE Registered User regular
    fidgetly wrote: »
    Hey all, not sure if this is the appropriate place for this but we're looking to have a presence at PAX West. Obviously, we're aware that we're late to the game but if it's at all possible we'd love to either snag a booth or find some way to showcase our product at the event. We're launching a 360° motion controller for gaming next month and just got back from Play NYC which was a ton of fun! I've submitted my information through the form on the PAX West site but thought I'd reach out here as well. Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction!!

    That Exhibitor form is the only method I figure you would get the appropriate person, unless you email them, which is probably bombarded. I imagine they've factored in exhibitors to their badge limits as well. Really short notice, so good luck. How formal/informal is it? Maybe you inquire about something offsite and advertise it that way, though I would also ask if you could use PAX mediums (media?) to promote.

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  • BekerBeker Child's Play Program Director SeattleRegistered User, Penny Arcade Staff regular
    fidgetly wrote: »
    Hey all, not sure if this is the appropriate place for this but we're looking to have a presence at PAX West. Obviously, we're aware that we're late to the game but if it's at all possible we'd love to either snag a booth or find some way to showcase our product at the event. We're launching a 360° motion controller for gaming next month and just got back from Play NYC which was a ton of fun! I've submitted my information through the form on the PAX West site but thought I'd reach out here as well. Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction!!

    You can try [email protected] but that really goes to the same place the form you filled out goes. Its very late for this PAX West which is 9 days away. They already have a waiting list for any booths that happen to cancel. However you might try PAX South in January or East in *redacted* Spring. Or Aus of course is October, but that might be a bit far for you. Best of luck. Hope to see you at PAX sometime in the future.

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  • RiDERiDE the WORST! Hotel CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Think of it more as a conga line :P

    This entire forum is a conga line

    :+1:

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  • helen0rzhelen0rz Registered User regular
    so, I'm looking at the maps and I'm not sure if I'm just missing it, but is there not a queue room anymore for you to line up in the morning for the expo hall to open? If so, where do you line up now?

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    helen0rz wrote: »
    so, I'm looking at the maps and I'm not sure if I'm just missing it, but is there not a queue room anymore for you to line up in the morning for the expo hall to open? If so, where do you line up now?

    Yes, there is no queue room anymore. You line up outside.

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  • helen0rzhelen0rz Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Yes, there is no queue room anymore. You line up outside.

    ok, just so that I understand...you basically line up in the atrium lobby where the merch booth is? What was the reasoning for the removal of the queue room?

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  • SinoSambaSinoSamba CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2017
    helen0rz wrote: »
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Yes, there is no queue room anymore. You line up outside.

    ok, just so that I understand...you basically line up in the atrium lobby where the merch booth is? What was the reasoning for the removal of the queue room?

    Line is it's literally on the park behind the Convention Center (which I did not know existed until last year :P Security and Enforcers inside the CC will direct you to the right area). There is also a 2nd line for the Annex entrance, which is on the street. The key to deciding which one to pick is what booth you want to visit first. I always use Bethesda's booth as a reference to locate myself, the Annex escalators spit you out right behind their booth.

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  • ZecroZecro Registered User regular
    helen0rz wrote: »
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Yes, there is no queue room anymore. You line up outside.

    ok, just so that I understand...you basically line up in the atrium lobby where the merch booth is? What was the reasoning for the removal of the queue room?

    You line up outside the entrances by the merch booth in the park there. Or, as SinoSamba said, at the other line in the Annex entrance. Last year's line featured heavy rains and very many wet people.

  • helen0rzhelen0rz Registered User regular
    SinoSamba wrote: »
    Line is it's literally on the park behind the Convention Center (which I did not know existed until last year :P Security and Enforcers inside the CC will direct you to the right area). There is also a 2nd line for the Annex entrance, which is on the street. The key to deciding which one to pick is what booth you want to visit first. I always use Bethesda's booth as a reference to locate myself, the Annex escalators spit you out right behind their booth.

    what. there's a park? For the Bethesda booth, looking at the expo hall map, it would their booth 1313 right?

    Zecro wrote: »
    You line up outside the entrances by the merch booth in the park there. Or, as SinoSamba said, at the other line in the Annex entrance. Last year's line featured heavy rains and very many wet people.

    wait, so, there's a merch booth outside the convention center that's not the mini booth? I'm a little confused, sorry. I want to know where to go and whatnot since it's been a while since I've been.

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  • Spokane_SnowManSpokane_SnowMan Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    There is a small merch booth in the Sheraton across the street.
    The main merch is on the 4th floor to the left as you get off the main escalators.

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  • ZecroZecro Registered User regular
    On this map, you would line up on the area circled in red here.

    You'll be directed where to line up if you show up in some other place, no sweat.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    helen0rz wrote: »
    SinoSamba wrote: »
    Line is it's literally on the park behind the Convention Center (which I did not know existed until last year :P Security and Enforcers inside the CC will direct you to the right area). There is also a 2nd line for the Annex entrance, which is on the street. The key to deciding which one to pick is what booth you want to visit first. I always use Bethesda's booth as a reference to locate myself, the Annex escalators spit you out right behind their booth.

    what. there's a park? For the Bethesda booth, looking at the expo hall map, it would their booth 1313 right?

    Zecro wrote: »
    You line up outside the entrances by the merch booth in the park there. Or, as SinoSamba said, at the other line in the Annex entrance. Last year's line featured heavy rains and very many wet people.

    wait, so, there's a merch booth outside the convention center that's not the mini booth? I'm a little confused, sorry. I want to know where to go and whatnot since it's been a while since I've been.

    The Sheraton merch booth is the only one that sell the show Limited Edition pins. And the line starts early. Like at least a couple hours before it opens. But I'm not sure exactly when you need to arrive to have a good chance of getting them.

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