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Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on March 13, 2007, 10:08:52 PM
Im new to this convention stuff, but I read the registration.
So if I dont want to register for the whole weekend, I'll have to get a membership at the convention and attend only that day, right?
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Krnchichiri on March 13, 2007, 10:14:27 PM
Yep. Not a weekend pass registrations are sold at the open Con. ^^
Weekend passes are also sold there, too.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: otakuapprentice on March 13, 2007, 10:15:53 PM
yea, thats pretty much how it works. if you only plan on attending that day, then you would be in a better position to simply buy a single-day pass at the con. that way, you dont end up buying a full weekend pass and only end up using it for one day.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: FanFicGuru on March 14, 2007, 11:21:48 AM
In addition, SHOW UP EARLY the day you want to get in.

The lines are typically horrendous. I took my sisters on Saturday last year and they didn't have pre-reg passes. So, we had to wait in line for over 2 hours...I think it was closer to 3 hours. So please, if you don't want a big chunk of your time spent in line, SHOW UP EARLY.

P.S: This isn't a hit at the registration crew, I know there are a lot of people to process and stuff, it just makes sense to show up early in order to get in faster.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Sen on March 14, 2007, 03:10:46 PM
It is true that on-site registration takes a very long time so try and get there as early as you can. We are expecting that there will be even more people on Saturday than last year so be forewarned!!
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on March 14, 2007, 07:30:54 PM
Wait, now I'm a little confused. x_x
So should I register online too, or just at the convention?
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: otakuapprentice on March 14, 2007, 08:03:34 PM
Quote from: "cocoavvie"
Wait, now I'm a little confused. x_x
So should I register online too, or just at the convention?
if you are only going for one day, then you'll need to register at the convention the day you plan on attending.

if you plan to attend the whole weekend, then register for a full weekend pass.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on March 16, 2007, 06:43:01 PM
cocoavvie  I will give you this tip from a long time Fanime Attendee.

If you are going for a day please go to the registration site located on the ground level of the convention center as early as possible.  If you are planning to go a day or two during Saturday or Sunday, please be there the earliest ASAP or as soon as you can since registration lines form very quickly.  I stress this very seriously since they are the busiest days and it takes time to fill out paperwork, to process your registration fee and lastly create a paper badge.  After all that is done pick up your Fanime Program and Schedule of Events.  If you need to find out what events are going on and where do not hesitate to ask registration or the info desks inside the con.

If I can remember if do not pre-register on the website for the laminated badge (all 4-days) you have to pay around $25.00-$30.00 a day.

In the next couple of days, registration staff will put up the prices for each day you want to attend the con (I HOPE!) and sorry there is no such thing as 2-3 day at con site passes.  You pay for each day you go if you do not pre-register.  I hope this helps.  :idea:
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on March 16, 2007, 07:30:36 PM
Quote from: "Tsuchimi Rin-chan"
cocoavvie  I will give you this tip from a long time Fanime Attendee.

If you are going for a day please go to the registration site located on the ground level of the convention center as early as possible.  If you are planning to go a day or two during Saturday or Sunday, please be there the earliest ASAP or as soon as you can since registration lines form very quickly.  I stress this very seriously since they are the busiest days and it takes time to fill out paperwork, to process your registration fee and lastly create a paper badge.  After all that is done pick up your Fanime Program and Schedule of Events.  If you need to find out what events are going on and where do not hesitate to ask registration or the info desks inside the con.

If I can remember if do not pre-register on the website for the laminated badge (all 4-days) you have to pay around $25.00-$30.00 a day.

In the next couple of days, registration staff will put up the prices for each day you want to attend the con (I HOPE!) and sorry there is no such thing as 2-3 day at con site passes.  You pay for each day you go if you do not pre-register.  I hope this helps.  :idea:


That's a lie, unless things are different this year or changed when I wasnt looking. Are you registration staff? Because Im pretty sure there are Saturday/Sunday passes, and if you dont pre register for a laminated full con pass then you can still buy a full con paper pass at con, and it certainly will not cost you $100-$120.

Unless things have whomg changed while I had my head turned
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Sen on March 19, 2007, 12:16:08 PM
No!

At con passes will not cost you over a hundred dollars.

If you are looking to buy for one day, expect a price of $40-$50, ball park. I think Milton and them are gonna announce the at con prices soon.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Zombie Marshmellow on March 25, 2007, 03:20:46 PM
Im planing to go for one day maybe but do i register at the convention on the day of fanime or befor march 31st?
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Kegan_Flame on March 25, 2007, 03:22:25 PM
Quote from: "Zombie Marshmellow"
Im planing to go for one day maybe but do i register at the convention on the day of fanime or befor march 31st?



as soon as you can
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on March 26, 2007, 03:52:26 AM
This shouldn't be so confusing.

If you want to register for ONE DAY, then you can only register at con. You will get a paper badge. Expect to pay between $30-40 per day.

If you want to register for the WHOLE WEEKEND, and would like the pretty pretty laminated badge, then register online before March 31st. You will pay ~$50 (I'm overseas and it takes forever to open any new windows, so I can't check right now).

If you want to register for the WHOLE WEEKEND, but do so online after March 31st or at con, then you will get a paper badge. Expect to pay ~$55.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 13, 2007, 05:07:38 PM
Where exactly is the registration desk going to be?

 :oops: This is going to be my first con and I really don't want to mess up and spend my whole day searching where to go and all. ^_^;;
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on May 13, 2007, 05:23:33 PM
Good question!

Here, I will give you a map so you can know what I'm talking about. http://www.sanjose.org/meetings/facilities/floorplans/conv_layout.jpg

This is a map of the convention center. The top portion is the first floor ("Street Level") and the bottom portion is the second floor ("Exhibit Level") I know it seems a little backwards.

Most of the stuff on this map is pretty self explanitory, so Im going to assume you know where the main enterance is (the one near the large outdoor fountain) and can figure out the difference between the convention center and the two hotels connected to it when you get there.

If this year is anything like previous years, registration will, oddly enough, be held in the "Registration Area" marked on the map. If youre having trouble finding it, it is just across from the Main Enterance, and between the Market Street Enterance/Marriot Hotel and the Arcade/Hilton/Almaden Boulevard Enterance.

When you get there you'll probably see a big line extending west and bending around the walls toward the Market Street Enterance. Remember! When standing in line, please do not block any doors! ^_^000 *volunteer that has worked line duty many times*
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: LordKefka on May 13, 2007, 07:25:10 PM
Yeah I pray I won't get knocked over by a group of too eager Anime fans this year..@__@..
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 13, 2007, 07:47:25 PM
I've looked at the map, and so far I understand most of it.
So from the registration area, I can just head to the stairs/elevator and head to the second floor/Exhibit area, right?

And will there be by any chance maps near the registration area?  :mrgreen:
I plan to go on a sunday, and as much as I know from the site's information, registration is open at 8 am and the fee is 30$, correct?

Quote
Yeah I pray I won't get knocked over by a group of too eager Anime fans this year..@__@..


Heh, I hope I won't get knocked over either x_x
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Krnchichiri on May 14, 2007, 12:32:06 AM
Hmm, I don't recall maps at the Fanime, but there are lots of people and information desks with people who can tell you where everything is, plus a lot of rovers and other people. ^^;;

Yep, just go up the stairs, registration opens at 8 am, and the fee is $30. ^^ Although... you may want to come and wait in line earlier to avoid waiting in a line for a few hours. @.@ It isn't fun. At all.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Tony on May 14, 2007, 10:53:51 AM
Psst... there are food maps and convention maps in the front/back covers of the program guide.  :wink:
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 14, 2007, 03:59:03 PM
Ok, well that's all I wanted to know.  :D
Thank you, everyone.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: MPLe on May 14, 2007, 05:06:19 PM
Quote from: "SuperKawaiiNeko"
Quote from: "Tsuchimi Rin-chan"
cocoavvie  I will give you this tip from a long time Fanime Attendee.

If you are going for a day please go to the registration site located on the ground level of the convention center as early as possible.  If you are planning to go a day or two during Saturday or Sunday, please be there the earliest ASAP or as soon as you can since registration lines form very quickly.  I stress this very seriously since they are the busiest days and it takes time to fill out paperwork, to process your registration fee and lastly create a paper badge.  After all that is done pick up your Fanime Program and Schedule of Events.  If you need to find out what events are going on and where do not hesitate to ask registration or the info desks inside the con.

If I can remember if do not pre-register on the website for the laminated badge (all 4-days) you have to pay around $25.00-$30.00 a day.

In the next couple of days, registration staff will put up the prices for each day you want to attend the con (I HOPE!) and sorry there is no such thing as 2-3 day at con site passes.  You pay for each day you go if you do not pre-register.  I hope this helps.  :idea:


That's a lie, unless things are different this year or changed when I wasnt looking. Are you registration staff? Because Im pretty sure there are Saturday/Sunday passes, and if you dont pre register for a laminated full con pass then you can still buy a full con paper pass at con, and it certainly will not cost you $100-$120.

Unless things have whomg changed while I had my head turned


Let me clarify this.

Generally, a single-day pass for Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday (at least two of the three) would cost more than a Full-Weekend pass. So if the person is planning to attend FanimeCon at least two days out of the weekend, Registration staff will explain this to them and then bump them to a FULL WEEKEND pass. This isn't a scam* or anything, it saves you (the members) money!

*Yes, I've been accused of trying to "scam" members out of money by saving them 5-10 dollars and giving them a weekend pass instead of multiple day passes.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: LordKefka on May 14, 2007, 10:10:38 PM
Yes, get the week pass if you plan on going for more than 1 day.

But it really depends if you want to go and do whatever or if you want to become a volunteer and get your money back by working a few hours at the con.

What I did last year was work for 6 hours as a volunteer on Friday and then come back on Saturday for free ( in a sense because I decided not to want my money back for helping).

To clarify: If you have lots of things to do, then buy a weekend pass. If you want to chill and hang out with the staff and have the experience to give a bit of time for the convention by helping out (yes, for fans BY FANS), I suggest you go and volunteer for (I think 6 hours or 8 hours?) to "get your money back" and go back the next day for "free".
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 15, 2007, 05:32:06 PM
Man, why am I not surprised that I have a few more questions? x)

About what time should I arrive at the registration site to get in line?
and
Do I need to bring an ID to register?
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 15, 2007, 05:53:00 PM
Quote from: "cocoavvie"
Man, why am I not surprised that I have a few more questions? x)

About what time should I arrive at the registration site to get in line?
and
Do I need to bring an ID to register?


It depends on when you're registering. If it's Friday, an hour or so beforehand will be good. If it's the weekend then a few hours beforehand.

You need to bring government-issued ID. So bring your driver's license or a DMV-issued ID with you. Passports and military ID also work.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 15, 2007, 07:30:18 PM
I'll be going on Sunday, and I live 45 minutes away.
Will 6-7 a.m be a little too early?

And thank you, I'll just bring a passport along with me.
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: LordKefka on May 15, 2007, 10:11:33 PM
At around 7:30AM-8AM is when the line will kind of biuld up... at least it was like that last year..

I left at 7AM from Oakland and took about an hour for me to get there...
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: cocoavvie on May 21, 2007, 04:56:38 PM
Do school IDs work?
Title: Quick Question for the Confused
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 21, 2007, 09:03:31 PM
Quote from: "cocoavvie"
Do school IDs work?


They say no.

Past experience and situations say yes. You'll probably just have to recite all of your information for whoever is giving you your pass.