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Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« on: May 19, 2014, 12:35:30 PM »

We've been telling everyone we'll have larger rooms this year. Here are some approximate numbers.

Panels 1 (Imperial Ballroom)- In excess of 1,000 seats. (Possibly as high as 1,500)
Panels 2 (Regency Ballroom 2)- 400-500 seats Friday through Saturday at 6pm.
Panels 2 (Regency Ballrooms 1 and 2)- 900 + seats from Saturday at 7pm onward.
Panels 3 (Gold Room)- 150+ (I think close to 200)
Panels 4 (California Room)- 100 or less. (Workshop room with tables for the audience.)
Fan Events Room (Valley Room)- Seating for roughly 50 people, lots of open floor space.
'Special' Fan Events Room (Regency Ballroom 1)- only Friday night/Sat. morning - Approximately 400.
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Re: Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 12:04:23 AM »

Just as a note to everyone who was scheduled in Panels 4 for the 2014 Con year... I'm really sorry that it was so small. I had difficulty making it to the Fairmont to examine the various rooms pre-con, and going off of the map that I had, I thought that the California was the same size as the Gold room, and therefore Panels 4 would have been the same size that it was last year.

It wasn't until Thursday night (the day before the convention), during setup, that I realized the room was so small. By then, it was too late to really do anything about it.

For the 2015 Con Year, we are going to move Panels 4 back into the Gold room where it was in 2013, so that it will hold a decent audience size.
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Re: Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 04:30:51 AM »

I would like to bring up that Panels 2 was either not expanded to its larger capacity on Saturday or was reset on Saturday night and not expanded Sunday morning, and it had to be expanded during our panel ("Magikarp: A History") on Sunday evening. The noise of expanding the room wasn't so much of an inconvenience for us as panelists, but we're not sure how, if at all, it affected our audience, since the mic and stage audio had to be increased to compensate for the noise of moving the divider. Also we're not sure if everyone who waited in line for the panel actually got in because the room capacity wasn't increased until at least a half an hour into our (2-hour) panel.
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Re: Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 09:42:49 PM »

Yes, it was an issue. Our apologies. There was some miscommunication or misunderstanding between our staff and the facilities staff, and the error wasn't noticed until rather late.

Also, apologies for this super late reply! ^^;;

We're going to try and not have any room size changes going on this year, so hopefully this won't be an issue again.
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Re: Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 08:47:36 PM »

Any word yet on the seating capacity for the various panel rooms this year?
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Re: Panel Rooms and Fan Events seating capacity for 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 10:05:28 PM »

It's still located in the fairmount. If you check the previous posts and estimates it should be the same.
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