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« on: January 23, 2014, 01:26:17 PM »

What exactly is group registration? Would they allow it for say a couple?
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 01:55:07 PM »

There have been a number of iterations of group registration. In the most recent, we have allowed groups of 2, however, that may change this year as we are revamping the system. It's likely that we will require a larger number of people for it to constitute a group.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 04:28:18 PM »

There have been a number of iterations of group registration. In the most recent, we have allowed groups of 2, however, that may change this year as we are revamping the system. It's likely that we will require a larger number of people for it to constitute a group.

Well that's a shame if it does change.  The last few years my roommate has booked the room while I bought our passes under group registration.  It was really convenient for them to check in and get our stuff to the room while I got our badges.  I guess I could do single registrations for both of us, but it wouldn't be as easy.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 05:20:09 PM »

Is there an idea of how many people it would take in the new system to make it possible for group registration?
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 11:18:55 PM »

Is there an idea of how many people it would take in the new system to make it possible for group registration?

Possibly up to 5.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 12:58:01 AM »

It should be 4...
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 02:04:25 PM »

4 or 5 still sounds like a great number to me. When I started attending Fanime (almost 10 years. Wow, I'm dating myself...) I remember trying to sign up for group reg with friends from high school and needing a minimum of 10 people. That was HARD to pull off.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 10:36:02 PM »

Is the idea to encourage people to register in groups rather than in singles in order to reduce line congestion?
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 11:06:01 PM »

Is the idea to encourage people to register in groups rather than in singles in order to reduce line congestion?

In the past, it has not offered much congestion relief. It has also caused big headaches for members and staff. The logistical benefits in no way come close to outweighing the costs. However, one of the major reasons we keep it is because members consistently request it.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 07:41:49 AM »

There have been a number of iterations of group registration. In the most recent, we have allowed groups of 2, however, that may change this year as we are revamping the system. It's likely that we will require a larger number of people for it to constitute a group.

Well, that stinks. I go with a couple every year and one of them's always working so it's very convenient for one of them to pick up both passes.

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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 02:53:50 PM »

Is there an upper limit for group registration?

I have a group of 27 who want to do group registration, but I was wondering how many people can be in a group registration at one time.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 11:13:35 PM »

Is there an upper limit for group registration?

Almost certainly no, but you will likely need to meet the 5 minimum.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 02:44:13 AM »

Does this mean each person will have to be present to pick up their badge?
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 10:39:59 AM »

Does this mean each person will have to be present to pick up their badge?

Nope same as last year, but with a minimum group size. Please be sure to look at the FAQ we will have up.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2014, 09:21:10 AM »

Nope same as last year, but with a minimum group size. Please be sure to look at the FAQ we will have up.

If there is a minimum group size, does that mean that everyone in the group has to register at the same time?  Because in previous years, you could add people to your group later on, which was very convenient.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2014, 12:40:37 PM »

Can anyone recall how group registration worked? Can I pay for my tickets separately and be added into a group or?
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2014, 03:50:41 PM »

Can anyone recall how group registration worked? Can I pay for my tickets separately and be added into a group or?
Previously, one person (the group leader) would create all of the accounts and pay for all of the accounts. Since they use Paypal for payments, it's easy to have the group leader create your account and then at checkout you pay for it using your own Paypal account.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2014, 04:50:46 PM »

Can anyone recall how group registration worked? Can I pay for my tickets separately and be added into a group or?

I don't think it's that easy, the group leader needs to add people to their group.

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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2014, 04:51:12 PM »

Can anyone recall how group registration worked? Can I pay for my tickets separately and be added into a group or?
Previously, one person (the group leader) would create all of the accounts and pay for all of the accounts. Since they use Paypal for payments, it's easy to have the group leader create your account and then at checkout you pay for it using your own Paypal account.
For my group we have an account that everyone knows the password for, the leader is just whoever happens to pay for their badge first(if their okay with being leader, if not they just wait until someone else is up to it), we've done it this way for three years and its worked out so far since its always the same people going. Not sure if anyone else does it this way.
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Re: Group Registration
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2014, 04:53:13 PM »

Can anyone recall how group registration worked? Can I pay for my tickets separately and be added into a group or?

I don't think it's that easy, the group leader needs to add people to their group.

Still being able to pay separately is my only issue, we never have the money all at once, a few of us always end up getting them last minute.
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