ChiUnit4evr wrote: Jillers wrote:
ChiUnit4evr wrote:Also how early is everyone gonna be showing up? I'm a PAX n00b. Any logistical suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Do you mean for Day 1, in general, or for panels?
All of the above?
Day 1 depends on if you want to get in to the keynote speech. Pax starts at 10 I believe, and you can start lining up officially at 8am (again, I think). So, if you really really want to see the keynote, get there before 8. Maybe 7? But if the keynote is no big deal for you, then get there whenever. I'd say around 9, or even after 10.
There's always going to be a line to get in early on in the day, though after the doors open for Pax, it should move at a fairly steady pace. But if you do want to get in as early as possible, unless you start lining up way early, you probably won't get in until 10:30 at the earliest (and that's an optimistic estimate)... assuming everything starts on time.
Any other day, get there whenever you want really. Just plan accordingly for panels.
If there's a panel you want to go to, judge by the size of the room they put it is how popular it's expected to be, and plan accordingly. From my experience last year, try lining up about an hour to an hour and a half before the panel starts.
If there's a line, ask the enforcers maintaining the line how likely it is you'll get in (if the line is really long) so you don't waste your time waiting on a line only be the turned away at the door.
Another note on panels: There are going to be a lot of panels that interest you, try to narrow it down to a handful you really want to see, and expect to only be able to get into about 1 a day. Last year I tried to get into a lot of panels but they filled up fast. I think, overall, I got to go to 3 panels last year. And honestly it was fine - there's so much to do there that you may even decide to skip some panels.