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Two Weeks away check list

CatBoyCatBoy Registered User
edited August 2007 in PAX Archive
i know all of us are excited, and i want to put my two cents out there. also i hate to see people get screwed out of their rooms and what not.

PLEASE check the status of your room. cause some hotels tend to overbook and screw things up.

ALSO,

The Top Twenty Items Forgotten by Convention Attendees Checklist

1. Personal Towel (We know the hotel provides them, but if you're sharing a room with several people, this guarantees you your very own towel. Also, if you plan on using a lot of makeup for a costume or dying your hair *and* use hotel towels, you will be charged a hefty fee for damaging hotel property. Please bring your own towels if you plan to do this.) You may also dip the ends in liquid vitamins and suck on the corners when needed.

* A pretty cool tip involving this is bringing a small clothespin with your name on it to attach to your towel so people can differentiate between yours and theirs. In fact, bring a couple, so you can share with people.

2. Shampoo and Conditioner (Again, the hotel provides these, but the bottles are quite small. Bringing your own ensures you will have some, especially if you use a lot of shampoo or have long hair.)

3. Toothbrush and Toothpaste (You'd be amazed at what going three days without brushing tastes like. Gross.)

4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

5. Razor and Shaving Cream/Gel

6. Comb and/or Hairbrush (some people do use both. You'd be surprised.)

7. One shirt for each day of the convention, plus an extra. (3 days = 4 shirts)

8. Pants (Same number as shirts.)

9. Underwear (3 sets, plus an extra.)

10. Socks (One pair per day plus an extra pair.)

11. Swimsuit (You never know.)

12. Jacket or warm sweater

13. Shoes (If you plan on spending a lot of time dancing or on your feet, make sure you have comfortable shoes with you. Your feet will hurt if you don't have comfy shoes to at least change into.)

14. Any prescribed medication (Make sure to tell your traveling companions/roommates about any medical needs you may have.)

15. Tylenol/Aspirin/etc

16. Photo ID / Driver's License / Checkbook / Car keys

17. A phone card (Not only is this cheaper than having calls charged to your hotel room, but having several people using one phone can lead to billing confusion with long distance calls. Bring a phone card so you can let your parents/significant other know you made it to the con safely.)

18. An extra pillow and blanket if several people are staying in your room.

19. Some non-perishable food from a supermarket (Like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, pretzels and bottled water or juice. While there are a lot of restaurants close by, this is an easy way to save money. In addition, you'll be able to have your midnight snack without leaving your room.)

20. Your best public manners. (You'd be surprised how many people forget to bring these along.)

if i forgot anything please tack it on. this is just so we help others out.

<+Djiem|HKO> Woah
<+Djiem|HKO> Hello Kitty is brutal
<+Djiem|HKO> A starfish just raped my ass
<+Gilles> you deserved it
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  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User
    edited August 2007
    a DS :)

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  • phamtqphamtq Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    CatBoy wrote: »
    9. Underwear (3 sets, plus an extra.)

    Sweet! It's going to be that kind of Con, huh? ;)

    phamtq on
  • CatBoyCatBoy Registered User
    edited August 2007
    phamtq wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    9. Underwear (3 sets, plus an extra.)

    Sweet! It's going to be that kind of Con, huh? ;)
    you may wreck a few pair:P

    CatBoy on
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  • HexcoreHexcore Registered User
    edited August 2007
    CatBoy wrote: »
    phamtq wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    9. Underwear (3 sets, plus an extra.)

    Sweet! It's going to be that kind of Con, huh? ;)
    you may wreck a few pair:P


    I all fairness I've had to change my boxers just reading the Vendor/Concert Line up. Once I get there I my just stand in the doorway with a glazed look in my eyes till I get trampled /shrug

    Hexcore on
  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    CatBoy wrote: »
    4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

    While this post covers many important topics, this is VERY important. I'm not joking. Thousands upon thousands of nerds, you will sweat, and you will stink. Do yourself, and all of us, a favor. Please.

    Kyanilis on
  • CatBoyCatBoy Registered User
    edited August 2007
    i have a list of crap for "just cause shit hits the fan" (yes, there are some female personal stuff in there. but a tampon can stop a nosebleed pretty damn quick.)

    A List For The Well Prepared

    * Small tube of super glue
    * 3 straight pins
    * 3 safety pins: 1 small and 2 medium
    * Hair pins: 3 medium and 3 heavy
    * Small sewing kit (small enough to fit into the palm of your hand)
    * Safety matches (1 pack)
    * Disposable plastic razor
    * Small emery board
    * Tylenol/Aspirin (travel sized container)
    * 6 chewable Vitamin C tablets (at least 500 mg each)
    * 2 Vitamin B complex tabs, stress formula
    * 1 pack Tums/Rolaids
    * 6 bandaids (or a travel sized pack)
    * 6 antihistamine tablets
    * 1 travel pack of tissues
    * Tube of chapstick or other lip balm
    * 6 cough drops or throat lozenges
    * Smallest size of tiger balm or camphophenique oil
    * Travel size tube of spot remover
    * Spare car and house keys
    * Breath freshener
    * 6 moist towelettes (for cleaning hands)
    * Small pencil sharpener
    * Small pen
    * 1 small pack of post-it-notes (the square ones work fine)
    * Clear nail polish
    * Small amount of masking tape wrapped around a short pencil
    * 6 rubber bands
    * 3 unlubricated condoms
    * Small penknife
    * Small tube of neosporin
    * 3 garbage bag twist ties
    * Mustache scissors (small pair of scissors will work as well)
    * Styptic pencil or qwik stop
    * Hand lotion (travel size)
    * Aloe vera gel (travel size)
    * 3 nail polish remover pad
    * Tampons or pads if you are the type to bleed occasionally

    CatBoy on
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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    A tube of Airborne might be good too. I'm guessing there might be quite a few mouth-breathers in such a large crowd, and if you're feeling queazy from germs one of these tablets in a water bottle is a godsend.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    CatBoy wrote: »
    i have a list of crap for "just cause shit hits the fan" (yes, there are some female personal stuff in there. but a tampon can stop a nosebleed pretty damn quick.)

    A List For The Well Prepared

    * Small tube of super glue
    * 3 straight pins
    * 3 safety pins: 1 small and 2 medium
    * Hair pins: 3 medium and 3 heavy
    * Small sewing kit (small enough to fit into the palm of your hand)
    * Safety matches (1 pack)
    * Disposable plastic razor
    * Small emery board
    * Tylenol/Aspirin (travel sized container)
    * 6 chewable Vitamin C tablets (at least 500 mg each)
    * 2 Vitamin B complex tabs, stress formula
    * 1 pack Tums/Rolaids
    * 6 bandaids (or a travel sized pack)
    * 6 antihistamine tablets
    * 1 travel pack of tissues
    * Tube of chapstick or other lip balm
    * 6 cough drops or throat lozenges
    * Smallest size of tiger balm or camphophenique oil
    * Travel size tube of spot remover
    * Spare car and house keys
    * Breath freshener
    * 6 moist towelettes (for cleaning hands)
    * Small pencil sharpener
    * Small pen
    * 1 small pack of post-it-notes (the square ones work fine)
    * Clear nail polish
    * Small amount of masking tape wrapped around a short pencil
    * 6 rubber bands
    * 3 unlubricated condoms
    * Small penknife
    * Small tube of neosporin
    * 3 garbage bag twist ties
    * Mustache scissors (small pair of scissors will work as well)
    * Styptic pencil or qwik stop
    * Hand lotion (travel size)
    * Aloe vera gel (travel size)
    * 3 nail polish remover pad
    * Tampons or pads if you are the type to bleed occasionally

    Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff.

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  • NikolisNikolis Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Question, I'm assuming the condoms are not being used for the uh, usual purpose. So what for what purpose would three unlubed condoms be?

    Nikolis on
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  • JohJoh Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Nikolis wrote: »
    Question, I'm assuming the condoms are not being used for the uh, usual purpose. So what for what purpose would three unlubed condoms be?

    Well what if you happen upon a random supply of killer blow and want to take it across the border? With this, you're covered!

    Joh on
  • babelfishbabelfish Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Just throw a gun and a baseball bat on that second list and we're good for zombie holocaust.

    babelfish on
  • HexcoreHexcore Registered User
    edited August 2007
    CatBoy wrote: »
    i have a list of crap for "just cause shit hits the fan" (yes, there are some female personal stuff in there. but a tampon can stop a nosebleed pretty damn quick.)

    A List For The Well Prepared

    * Small tube of super glue
    * 3 straight pins
    * 3 safety pins: 1 small and 2 medium
    * Hair pins: 3 medium and 3 heavy
    * Small sewing kit (small enough to fit into the palm of your hand)
    * Safety matches (1 pack)
    * Disposable plastic razor
    * Small emery board
    * Tylenol/Aspirin (travel sized container)
    * 6 chewable Vitamin C tablets (at least 500 mg each)
    * 2 Vitamin B complex tabs, stress formula
    * 1 pack Tums/Rolaids
    * 6 bandaids (or a travel sized pack)
    * 6 antihistamine tablets
    * 1 travel pack of tissues
    * Tube of chapstick or other lip balm
    * 6 cough drops or throat lozenges
    * Smallest size of tiger balm or camphophenique oil
    * Travel size tube of spot remover
    * Spare car and house keys
    * Breath freshener
    * 6 moist towelettes (for cleaning hands)
    * Small pencil sharpener
    * Small pen
    * 1 small pack of post-it-notes (the square ones work fine)
    * Clear nail polish
    * Small amount of masking tape wrapped around a short pencil
    * 6 rubber bands
    * 3 unlubricated condoms
    * Small penknife
    * Small tube of neosporin
    * 3 garbage bag twist ties
    * Mustache scissors (small pair of scissors will work as well)
    * Styptic pencil or qwik stop
    * Hand lotion (travel size)
    * Aloe vera gel (travel size)
    * 3 nail polish remover pad
    * Tampons or pads if you are the type to bleed occasionally


    I cant be sure but I think you are...
    A. MacGyver
    B. Illegitimate son of MacGyver
    C. A Boy Scout with OCD


    any option I like the way you think.

    Hexcore on
  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think I'm going to have to buy more pants now that I think about it... I only own 3 pairs of pants right now, and just do laundry every 3 days.

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  • BuraisuBuraisu Innovator Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't even own three pants. o_O! heh That is what being poor gets you or putting all your money into gaming O_O!

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  • BacksliderBackslider Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I think I'm going to pack everything in exact quantity in that second list.

    Backslider on
  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Not like we're rafting up the Da Nang river here guys

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  • SamyelSamyel Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Based on last year's trip, I'll be packing the following, in addition to clothes that layer well. This could be described as a slightly less drastic list for the well prepared. I mean, c'mon--it's downtown Seattle, not the Himalayas.

    *DS ("when in Rome...")
    *paper + pens (I write. Also, handy for phone numbers, hotel numbers, and reminders.)
    *business cards (It's never a bad time to schmooze.)
    *water bottle (Dehydration sucks. A lot.)
    *Advil (See above. Also, migraines suck more.)
    *gravol (anti-nausiant)
    *ear-plugs (roomies sometimes snore.)
    *melatonin (natural sleep aid to overcome being too wound up to snooze at night)
    *vitamin C (Post-PAX cold made me wish I were dead last year.)
    *packet of tissues (handy for nose-bleeds, bathrooms with no toilet paper, fixing makeup, mopping up spills, and nose-blowing.)
    *mp3 player
    *cell phone + charger
    *packet of gum (I like garlic, okay?)
    *laptop
    *paper back novel
    *razor
    *couple Cliffbars
    *couple bandaids (blisters are bad.)
    *anti-persperant
    *hairbrush, makeup, jewelry, hairclips, toothbrush
    *cash, passport, wallet, etc.
    *extra space in suitcase or additional fold-out bag to accomodate acquired swag and shopping. (DO THIS)
    *bathing suit (you never know)
    *really comfy shoes
    *collapsable umbrella, if I can find mine before I go--otherwise, not bothering.

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  • smessmes Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Also, make sure your credit card(s) (if you have one) are far away from their limit :)

    smes on
  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    smes wrote: »
    Also, make sure your credit card(s) (if you have one) are far away from their limit :)

    To piggy back on that, make sure you card company knows you're going on vacation. Last year I knew two people who had holds put on their cards because they were "purchases outside the normal purchasing area" and they were out for an hour or so while the card company got everything straightened out.

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  • pjarvipjarvi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Bring a roll of quarters for the laundry machines, and the candy/soda machines located next to the laundry machines. ;-) :D

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  • phamtqphamtq Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    pjarvi wrote: »
    Bring a roll of quarters for the laundry machines, and the candy/soda machines located next to the laundry machines. ;-) :D

    Laundry machine? How long are you staying?

    phamtq on
  • DreamwriterDreamwriter Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Samyel wrote: »
    *collapsable umbrella, if I can find mine before I go--otherwise, not bothering.

    One thing to note, the entire block in front of the Convention Center is covered

    Dreamwriter on
  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Samyel wrote: »
    *collapsable umbrella, if I can find mine before I go--otherwise, not bothering.

    One thing to note, the entire block in front of the Convention Center is covered

    great thing about seattle is most buildings downtown have over hanges, down town you'll almost never need an umbrella.

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  • ZineZine Registered User
    edited August 2007
    That second list scares me >.>

    Although this is a good idea, I was wondering what I should bring and now I know :lol:

    Zine on
  • RomulasRomulas Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

    While this post covers many important topics, this is VERY important. I'm not joking. Thousands upon thousands of nerds, you will sweat, and you will stink. Do yourself, and all of us, a favor. Please.

    OMG PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE IT!!!! USE IT!!!!!! and if you think you use enough.... use more...

    Romulas on
  • AltairJrAltairJr Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Romulas wrote: »
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

    While this post covers many important topics, this is VERY important. I'm not joking. Thousands upon thousands of nerds, you will sweat, and you will stink. Do yourself, and all of us, a favor. Please.

    OMG PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE IT!!!! USE IT!!!!!! and if you think you use enough.... use more...

    I'm half tempted to stop by Costco before hand and pickup several boxes of AXE just so I can spray random people :winky:

    AltairJr on
  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User
    edited August 2007
    AltairJr wrote: »
    Romulas wrote: »
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

    While this post covers many important topics, this is VERY important. I'm not joking. Thousands upon thousands of nerds, you will sweat, and you will stink. Do yourself, and all of us, a favor. Please.

    OMG PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE IT!!!! USE IT!!!!!! and if you think you use enough.... use more...

    I'm half tempted to stop by Costco before hand and pickup several boxes of AXE just so I can spray random people :winky:

    Bug spray is probably cheaper and smells the same

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  • AltairJrAltairJr Registered User
    edited August 2007
    truth be told, i don't know if Costco even sells axe. I've only seen Old Spice and Adidas

    AltairJr on
  • StealthStealth Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I'm just going to go down to the library, and rip out those perfume/cologne samples and rub them on myself and anyone near me :D

    Stealth on
  • KyoutekiKyouteki Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    AltairJr wrote: »
    truth be told, i don't know if Costco even sells axe. I've only seen Old Spice and Adidas

    They do sell gallon jugs of Febreeze, though.

    Kyouteki on
  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I strongly suggest Health Insurance for Canadian residents. It costs only 15$ and it is well worth it.

    Oh, and don't forget your +10 Battle Helm.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Also, if you have a cellphone or digital cam, your charger might come in handy.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    CatBoy wrote: »
    4. Deodorant (If you don't bring and use this, don't be surprised when people start edging away from you in packed rooms and theaters. Don't forget the strange looks and cringed noses you'll begin to see.)

    While this post covers many important topics, this is VERY important. I'm not joking. Thousands upon thousands of nerds, you will sweat, and you will stink. Do yourself, and all of us, a favor. Please.

    Let's play this game again while we're at it:

    SECTION III - During PAX Pt. 1
    1. How to not stink up the place

    This is a serious concern at PAX. Their conservative estimates this year place attendance at 30,000. That's more than the populations of any of the UK's six least populous cities. Make sure you shower before you do anything else that day. Also, use anti-persperant, not just regular deodorant. It has to prevent you from sweating in the first place, because no amount of fragrances can even begin to cover the smell without mixing with it and making it worse. Don't just put it on your armpits, either, apply that shit anywhere you sweat, anywhere. You're going to start the day outside, in line, in the hot, August sun, then spend the rest of the day fairly close to a lot of people indoors. We're hoping the WSCTC's air conditioning system has the power of three nuclear generators behind it, or we may all be doomed.

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  • xxhennersxxxxhennersxx Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    don't forget, if you're coming from out of state, pack a suitcase with a suitcase inside. for all your extra shit. Yes you will be buying random shit you don't need thats what happens.

    ...or at least happens to those of us that need a little retail therapy every once in awhile. I mean, fuck the pink godzilla booth alone....

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User
    edited August 2007
    This isn't a thing to bring, but it's a question that would help me and might help others. If you pre-regestered, do you have to stand in line or can you just walk in?

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  • OfficerOfficer Registered User
    edited August 2007
    There is a pre-reg line. It is going to be a HUGE line. More people pre-regged this year than people showed up to PAX last year. There is no just walking in, unless the doors have been opened and the lines have already filtered into the con.

    If you want to get in before other people, you will need to line up early.

    Officer on
  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Shiiit, okay. Thanks, for some reason i thought that that was the way it was for PAX '06...oh well.

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  • OfficerOfficer Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Nah, last year they had the same thing. Two lines, one for pre-reg and 1 for door purchases. Getting a pre-reg pass has only the benefit of getting you into the pre-reg line, which will move faster due to the lack of monetary transactions at the door that the door purchase line will have.

    Officer on
  • xxhennersxxxxhennersxx Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Recruit wrote: »
    Nah, last year they had the same thing. Two lines, one for pre-reg and 1 for door purchases. Getting a pre-reg pass has only the benefit of getting you into the pre-reg line, which will move faster due to the lack of monetary transactions at the door that the door purchase line will have.

    You also get in an hour early if you pre register.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Recruit wrote: »
    Nah, last year they had the same thing. Two lines, one for pre-reg and 1 for door purchases. Getting a pre-reg pass has only the benefit of getting you into the pre-reg line, which will move faster due to the lack of monetary transactions at the door that the door purchase line will have.

    You also get in an hour early if you pre register.

    Negatory, chief.
    Moe_Fwacky wrote: »
    From the PAX Badges thread
    Grahamulax wrote: »
    They look a bit different then last years
    such as the yellow star that meant you were a pre registee embedded smack dab in the middle of the badge is missing and uh... less text I guess..... that's....all.....but how will they know we're the awesome pre registers instead of the normal 3 day passers! OH DEAR THE DILEMMA!!!

    The badges are different each year so people can't just wear the previous year's badge and get in to the show.

    Since Pre-Reg attendees don't get in any earlier than on-site attendees this year*, the badges were made the same for all 3-day people to reduce any possible confusion about the badges from Enforcers or WSCTC Staff.

    *They sort of get in earlier since they don't have to wait to pay in the On-Site Registration line, but other than saving money, that's the only benefit of Pre-Reg.

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