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Old 04-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #21
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Yeah, what Guard Convoy said.


Also, wouldn't be kind of a chore to time it just right? Like, especially if you're not only waiting until the panel gets into full swing, but also waiting in line for your turn to come? Like, I can understand when people hold in a piss or whatever, but in my experience, poop requires a much more dedicated messenger.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #22
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Something that seems like it's worth mentioning, all the talk of money around Botcon, if you want to just go to meet people, it's very easy to go to Botcon for very cheap.

The one Botcon i went to in 2008, I think I spent $500 total for the entire trip, maybe. And i bought some stuff int he dealer room.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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Oh God, the autograph lines

Just be sure to get there early so you can take a photo with the guest and maybe share a sentence or two in conversation, otherwise you'll have to deal with platform boots man yelling at you to slap your item down for a signature and to get the hell out of there.

Last year was horrible. The early people in line would spend TOO long of a time with the guests (platform boots man wouldn't say anything) and then with 5 minutes left in the autograph session he'd start rushing everybody along.

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I wish i could go to Botcon :/ My dad works for American Airlines, at least for now, so theoretically i could call him and he could hook me up with free flight, but id still hafta have enough money for a room, the package itself, AND the dealer room. Maybe if it ever comes closer to where i live
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Oh God, the autograph lines

Just be sure to get there early so you can take a photo with the guest and maybe share a sentence or two in conversation, otherwise you'll have to deal with platform boots man yelling at you to slap your item down for a signature and to get the hell out of there.

Last year was horrible. The early people in line would spend TOO long of a time with the guests (platform boots man wouldn't say anything) and then with 5 minutes left in the autograph session he'd start rushing everybody along.
Oh yeah. I'm not a big autograph guy, but last year I was hanging with some friends who are big autograph guys, and it was just brutal! I remember there this one loser who was the first in line and spent literally half an hour begging them to help him get into voice acting!

Which reminds me, some of my biggest pet peeves(and I'm sure many other BotCon veterans' as well) with people in the line at a panel are:
3. Asking a question at the wrong panel(for example: asking why didn't the FE voyagers come out at the TFCC panel instead of the Hasbro panel)
2. Asking a question at the wrong convention(for example: asking Hasbro when they are going to make a Jem live action movie. Ask that at JemCon, not BotCon)
1. Asking how to get into voice acting(here's a hint: Step 1=Go to acting school. Step 2=Get an agent. Step 3=Go to auditions. Step 4=Repeat Step 3.)
I also agree with what was said on the podcast, like asking for an autograph or a picture is really annoying because that's what the autograph sessions are for. If you can't be bothered to go to the autograph session don't go to the panel hoping to make up for it there. If for some reason you couldn't get into autograph line, wait until after the panel. Don't ask during the panel because you're taking away from other people who have legitimate questions to ask. The voice actors usually hang around for 5 or 10 minutes after the panel anyway while the next panel is setting up so that is the perfect opportunity to get an autograph or picture if you missed the autograph session before. If anything, unless it's a big superstar guest like Peter Cullen, they'll probably be hanging around the convention. So you'll probably be able to catch them in the bar, or the dealer room, or the casino night, or wherever if you miss out the first few times.

But the number one piece of advice I can give anyone when going to BotCon, or TFCON, or any convention is: Don't be that guy. Let that guy be that guy. Don't do anything to make yourself that guy. Just be cool.
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Oh God, the autograph lines

Just be sure to get there early so you can take a photo with the guest and maybe share a sentence or two in conversation, otherwise you'll have to deal with platform boots man yelling at you to slap your item down for a signature and to get the hell out of there.

Last year was horrible. The early people in line would spend TOO long of a time with the guests (platform boots man wouldn't say anything) and then with 5 minutes left in the autograph session he'd start rushing everybody along.
I want to tell that guy, "You can be the dude with the giant boots or you can be they guy with every badge but you can't be both".


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I want to tell that guy, "You can be the dude with the giant boots or you can be they guy with every badge but you can't be both".
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