10 Tips for summer cons

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Grimlockprime16, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Grimlockprime16

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    Ok so I know alot of you guys are going to cons this summer. I have been going to cons for the last 10 years every summer so here are a few tips for ya. Enjoy the shows guys! :D 

    #1. Bring a DS, PSP, IPhone, comics, Ect. you will be standing in alot of line for alot of time and you will get board.

    #2. Bring your own food and drinks if you can. You will get hungry and thristy and food and drinks tend to cost alot at shows.

    #3.Bring Pens, Markers, Paint markers, Ect. Every time I have gone to a con in the past I have meet people just walking around the con center. You will want these people to sign things for you and they wont have anything to sign with.

    #4. Leave earily for the show. You will want to do this if the dealers room is what your going for. Remember in the dealers room its always first person there gets the toys.

    #5. Go to pannles. If it is your first show this is really fun and you learn things.Check the cons web site for a list of pannles and plan around the ones you want to see.

    #6. Talk to people. you will always meet some really cool people at shows. Some times you can buy, sell, and trade with them. This is always a good thing.

    #7. Before the show sit down and make a list of what you want to get. You should always do this and than look online for the going price of what you want so youknow how much $ to bring with you.

    #8. Always look around the dealers room first BEFORE you just start buying stuff! Some times dealers will try to rip you off. Shop around chances are another dealer has the same thing for less.

    #9. Always ask to check things that have tags saying MIB. If the dealer is cool they will let you check it out first to make sure every thing is there.

    #10. Have fun and take lots of pics.

    Well there are my tipsfor summer cons. If I left any thing out please feel free to post and add to the list. Everybody enjoy the shows this summer and be safe.
     
  2. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Cool tips! I'll be sure to do this!!
     
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    Don't forget to take your DS to the bar!
     
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    And take up 3 tables without speaking to all the people you're pictochatting with?
     
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    Thanks for the tips!
     
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    Don't forget to shower!
     
  7. Grimlockprime16

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    YES
    #11. Take a shower we dont want to smell you.
    I cant belive I forgot that lol
     
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    This should be #1 on any convention list of "Do's". Good GOD, the thing's that have wafted by me at Botcon over the years...
     
  9. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    No, brush your teeth. I don't want to talk to one of yall havin' stinky breath.
     
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    You could probably ditch this one by following #7. Somewhat making up numbers here, but 90% of the best deals happen within the first 15 minutes of the show. If you second guess a great price and start looking around elsewhere, you're going to miss out.


    It shouldn't be a tip, it should be an admission requirement :lol 
     
  11. Grimlockprime16

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    /\ so true lol
     
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