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Wizard World Comic Con tips?

I'm going to a Wizard World event this spring, and I've never been to any kind of con before. I'm really excited. I've read the FAQ on the Wizard World site, but I have a bunch of other questions for WW veterans. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Mar 16, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I JordanCon?

I am travelling to meet my favorite science fiction author at a convention, but I haven't done this before. What do? [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Jan 13, 2016 - 7 answers

Indianapolis Convention Center Hotels - no room at the inn

Trying to find a hotel within walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center in the last week of the month and they are ALL booked. I know I've left it late, but what are my options? Getting a bit frantic about it. [more inside]
posted by idb on Oct 13, 2015 - 12 answers

Sign language requirements for large events?

I'm working on a convention that has up to 7 programs happening at any given time - typically panels with multiple speakers. We have had a request to provide sign language interpreters for at least one guest. Does anyone know what the ADA requirements are in this instance? Do we need to provide interpreters for each room during each program?
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 6, 2015 - 3 answers

What is the ideal format for this convention badge?

I'm trying to come up with the ideal form factor for the entry badge to be used at a geek convention. The badge needs to be cheap to produce, and simple in design so registration can be achieved quickly by volunteers, but also sufficiently hard to modify to discourage misuse. I'm currently stuck between the different options available. Is there a magic solution I'm missing, or is this just a variation of "fast, good, cheap; pick two"? [more inside]
posted by DancingYear on Jul 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Sexual assault in a "con" community - what now?

I went to a fan convention last week, and was groped at a bar, by someone other than my partner. I filed a police report that night, but am wondering if there's anything else I should be doing to get help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2015 - 29 answers

Why do publishers want formatted books split?

Why do publishers require academic authors to submit books with chapters as separate files and a contents page (separate file again) with page numbers that will be irrelevant once they apply their in-house style with their in-house software? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Feb 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Am i in the right here, or is what she did okay?

Me and my friend had been planning to go back to a convention since it ended in March. She invited someone else to stay with us in our room, i feel uncomfortable staying with someone i've never met, and i told her all this and even linked her to the hotels website. The rooms aren't cheap enough for him so she's telling me he's going to have to stay with us. Is this right? I don't know what else to do, i've already bought my tickets and my cosplay outfit. [more inside]
posted by earthquakeglue on Oct 21, 2014 - 61 answers

Can a Legislature administer itself?

Since the Doctrine of Ultra Vires depends on administrative law which is derived from a Legislature, can a legislature administer itself? If a Constitution Convention is ever triggered under Article V, would the Doctrine of Ultra Vires apply and prevent the convention from introducing drastic new changes to the Constitution rather than addressing a specific proposed amendment?
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 15, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me brainstorm names for Science Fiction Convention / Festival

Looking for ideas for a name for science fiction convention. This event will cover the full spectrum of the science fiction genre, as well as real space and science stuff, and I'm hoping for a name that is both intriguing and fun. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jul 8, 2014 - 14 answers

Convention Swag for Beginners

I need to start thinking about ordering convention swag and I don't know where to start. I'm promoting myself as a copy editor, and my clients are writers. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Nov 9, 2013 - 25 answers

Attending My First Professional Convention For Dummies

I volunteer for a local advocacy non-profit and I will be accompanying the director to a statewide convention next month. I have never attended a convention in my life. I need any and all advice you may have for a first-time attendee.
posted by entropicamericana on Oct 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Costume Query

I'm almost done with my Booker DeWitt costume for DragonCon - only thing left to do now is to finish the shirt. But seriously, what is up with this shirt? Can someone, accomplished costume-maker or otherwise, make sense of my reference image? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 21, 2013 - 10 answers

SDCC doesn't love me anymore

Buying tickets to San Diego Comic-Con gets more difficult each year. This year, I couldn't get tickets, so I'll be stuck at home, jealously reading tweets from those who could go. I'd like to find a different convention. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Jul 12, 2013 - 15 answers

What is this search string convention?

I tried to search a database at the place I volunteer with REGEX, but it didn't work. The database interface has some built-in options to search, so I have been messing with those trying to figure out what conventions it will allow. Can you tell me what this is? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Think Thank Thought Leader

'Think tank' and 'thought leader' not 'thought tank' and 'think leader'. Can you help me construct a good argument for why we have settled on the first two and not the second? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Artist Recommendations for 3rd Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention

A staggering, overwhelming amount of tattoo artists from all over the USA will be attending the 3rd Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention. Is anyone familiar with any of these artists? Can you recommend one that you would recommend for either of the two prospective tattoo ideas I have inside? I also have some questions about tattoo conventions, as someone who has only had work done in shops. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Running a gaming convention: How do deal with vendor competition?

I help run a medium-sized gaming convention (~1000 attendees). Part of our convention this year is a vendor hall where people buy space to sell gaming-related products (dice, magic cards, board games, etc.). When our event was smaller, vendors had exclusive rights to sell certain kinds of products. Now we are growing and competing vendors want to attend. Has anyone dealt with the issue of how to handle competition between vendors at a convention? [more inside]
posted by Kolath on Feb 15, 2013 - 9 answers

What makes a conference memorable and fun?

I would like to hear about the little things that really stood out and details you still remember to this day from conferences or conventions in any field. [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Feb 12, 2013 - 26 answers

Help me brainstorm a name for a horror / Halloween convention

Trick or Treat! Hey, creative minded Mefites... please help me brainstorm names for a potential horror / Halloween convention. Location would be LA, which could be included in the name somehow, but not necessary. Those are brilliant. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 1, 2013 - 20 answers

Experience with Kiddie Corp child care?

Do you have experience with Kiddie Corp child care provided at a convention? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jan 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me make a list of the can't miss speeches of the 2012 DNC convention.

I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Geek seeks New York Comic Con advice

What can I expect from New York Comic Con? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Oh look, more lembas bread.

Going to DragonCon. Help me feed myself with minimal fuss. Snowcones inside. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Finding the Campaign Stops

How can I find Presidential Campaign stops around my home in Central Florida? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Aug 11, 2012 - 1 answer

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you help me pick a convention table runner?

Have you ever bought a table runner or table cover for a convention-type table? Need some advice/recommendations. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Apr 19, 2012 - 1 answer

help a convention newbie out.

I'm setting up at my first comic book show, as a dealer selling toys. What do l need to know? [more inside]
posted by quibx on Mar 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Who are you supposed to be?

Planning to go to an anime convention in a month and I need inspiration for cosplay. [more inside]
posted by noxetlux on Mar 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Seeking: Photo of a bored, violent cop, Chicago, 1968.

I'm looking for a famous photo from the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention: a policeman, carrying a club, has his arm back ready to strike the photographer. The cop has a helmet, a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and a bored expression, looking right at the camera. [more inside]
posted by xil on Feb 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Organizing software

I need a good software tool to organize all my trips to conventions. [more inside]
posted by Techbear on Jan 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Do people run like clockwork? (In large open spaces)

Is it true that people flow through convention halls, shopping malls and similar areas in a clockwise direction, more often than not? [more inside]
posted by piato on Jan 23, 2012 - 15 answers

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene as imagined, fantasized or dreamed-up rather than real.

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene (e.g. in a movie or comic) as imaginary, dreamed-up or "all in the head" of one of the characters. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

How does celebration work?

What does it mean to celebrate something? [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Oct 20, 2011 - 22 answers

We are the hollow men, we are the stuffed men, headpiece filled with straw.

Why did the trolls from Homestuck explode at Otakon this year? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 3, 2011 - 13 answers

What are some unofficial Dragon*Con related happenings?

Dragon*Con is coming up and I have never been. Are there unofficial events happening in Atlanta that weekend? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Aug 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Intro to GenCon 101 (+5)

I am a 41yo male nerd, who will be travelling with my female nerd companion to GenCon in Indianapolis next week. I have only been to GenCon once, back when it was still here in Milwaukee, and that was only to walk through the exhibition floor. We will be staying for the entire run and would like to make the most of it. So far, she has signed up for a few costume events and I have a few random board game events in mind. Otherwise, we are looking at a lot of open time on the schedule. I would like to try my hand at some D&D and signed up for a "Learn to play 4.0" event (I haven't played since AD&D in 1984), but it looks like to play any further than that you need to start off one of the campaigns run by "Baldman Games". Unfortunately, if you miss the early parts of these campaigns (such as the ones scheduled opposite their "Learn to Play" session) you can't jump in at the next part. Is there any other option for a D&D n00b? Any suggestions on what else to sign up for or see and do in Indy? [more inside]
posted by JJtheJetPlane on Jul 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Comic-Con Veterans: heed my call!

My wife bought me an all-expense-paid trip to Comic-Con for my 30th birthday, and while I've been to plenty of smaller cons (Wizard World, C2E2, Otakon, etc), this is my first time going to the big show. Extended nerdery inside: [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Memo to central casting

Help me construct a typology of fictional (but familiar) technological epochs -- along with the genre-conventions and stock-elements that characterize each. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 28, 2011 - 7 answers

The art of schmoozing

My company is hosting a private convention for clients next week, and my assigned tasks are to 1) attend all sessions and 2) chat up clients as much as possible. I could use some pointers on how to do the latter. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Apr 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Setting up wi-fi on a crowded trade-show/convention floor?

Setting up wi-fi on a crowded trade-show/convention floor? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Mar 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Sexual Harassment in SF&F Fandom

You're at a science-fiction and fantasy convention. As you peruse the programming schedule, you come across a panel titled "Sexual Harassment in SF&F Fandom (one hour)". What would you expect to learn from that panel? [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe on Dec 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Photography in a Convention Center Florescent Lighting

Help me take better pictures in a convention center with horrible lighting. [more inside]
posted by kmel on Oct 7, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I get into Comic Con 2010?

I would like to go to some portion of Comic Con 2010. How do I get in? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Jun 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Good Man Toys?!?

Help me think of the most excellent Promotional Item to give away at my upcoming event!! More details inside!! [more inside]
posted by ss448 on Mar 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Hope this hapless girl geek to prep for PAX East!

What should I know before going to PAX East? Specific advice for females and first time con goers especially welcome! [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Mar 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Higher Ed Administrator seeks convention

I do higher education administration and would like to go to a convention or conference of a relevant profession association. I know about NASPA. What other broadly relevant associations are out there for higher ed professionals?
posted by Pineapplicious on Feb 17, 2010 - 4 answers

What was this Star Wars convention film I saw?

Seeking name/link for early Star Wars fan film. Tie fighters in Manhattan! [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Feb 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Lost in time SciFi Poster Art

I'm looking for a science fiction poster, possibly from a convention (or purchased at a convention). Likely dates from the 70s, contained a large (arcology sized) spaceship in the distance landed on a planet with a trail of people into it stretching into the foreground. Color palette was... yellow-ish, I think? Similar to John Berkey (http://bit.ly/8ie0i6) art, as my memory serves. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by BrittneyBush on Jan 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Naming convention for image files?

links to standards to naming scans (tiffs and jpgs) of slide images for artist's work? [more inside]
posted by pleasantries on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

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