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What is Pre-reg like?

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What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:34 pm

When I pre-register and pick up my badge on Friday, how long is the wait going to be? I know some cons wait 4-5 hours in line to pick up badges, and I've never been to Animazement before so I don't know how long to expect the line to be.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby banvoic3 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:02 pm

You won't be waiting for anymore than an hour, especially in the afternoon. There was no line when I picked mine up last year.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:19 am

Okay because I am trying to plan if I want to come Thursday or Friday. If I have to wait in line forever Friday then I'll come Thursday. Of course, I will probably end up coming Thursday anyway because I've got a 6 hour drive.
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Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby banvoic3 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:28 am

I don't know much about how it is Thursday (exams blah), but what I do know is that quite a few people come in that day so it's to your discretion whether you want to pick it up Thursday or Friday.

I'd pick Thursday just so I could have more time to settle in whether I'd have to wait longer in line or not.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:10 am

I'm thinking Thursday sounds best for me. If I have to wait in line for awhile I won't mind it as much because there isn't as much going on that day that I'd miss out on.
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Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby Shenanagan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:31 am

I've actually opted for picking my badge up on Thursday because surprisingly, the wait may be a little bit longer (about 1 to 2 hrs depending on when you arrive close to the opening time), but that way I don't have to deal with waiting in line Friday. I just walk in and done! Ready to enjoy the con. Either way you choose to go, we don't have crazy lines like we used to now, so you should be good :)
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:11 pm

Does anyone have any advice for me on what to expect at this con? I have never been to a con before so I don't know what to expect!
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Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby banvoic3 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Expect to be surrounded by the nicest and most awesome people. I can't describe the feeling of meeting others that share your interests because I was so overwhelmed the first time I attended.

The only real advice I can give is walk in and make the most of the weekend (because it goes by insanely quick). It doesn't take long to make friends, either.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:47 pm

Okay cool :) I am really looking forward to it and it would be awesome to make some friends. I live out of state right now but I am from NC and I miss it so much. I am planning to move back in June. Right now I do graduate school online so my human interaction is low right now. So I am hoping that I will meet some awesome people and have fun :)
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Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby megaplushie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:45 pm

Be on the lookout for me and Hamtaro roaming around. I'm pretty shy though.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:54 pm

Don't be shy! I am a fun person!
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Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby FrozenShade » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:36 pm

Yeah, I picked up my badge on Thursday last year and the wait wasn't too bad at all. It went at a fairly decent pace. So, if you can come Thursday to pick it up, then do so. :)

And as for what to expect, banvoic3 described it well. :) A lot of fun, friendly people and awesome things to see and do. Oh and the dealer's room too. That place is both a blessing and a curse. xD A blessing for all the cool stuff in there you can buy, but a curse for the exact same reason. lol You can quickly drain your money in that place, so bring a fair amount of money if you can and/or spend wisely. xD
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby kaiser_forsaken » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:36 pm

I know last year I hung out in the room with friends, beer, and pizza until I saw the line had mostly gone, then went down. Not even a half hour in line. It's not like DragonCon or anything, AZ is big enough to be very organized, but small enough to be fast.

And some years we randomly break into song to pass the time. I hope you know the original Pokemon theme.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:07 am

Ha that would be so awesome if people started singing that.
Animazement 2014 Line-up
Thursday - Secret Cosplay (!)
Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:39 am

Oh yeah, and does anyone know what parking is like? My hotel is about 3/4 of a mile away from the convention center and I worry about walking back to it at night. But if I drive to the convention center I'll have to pay to park somewhere, and I hate to pay when my hotel is just a minute down the road.
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Thursday - Secret Cosplay (!)
Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby megaplushie » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:04 am

redfieldkitten wrote:Don't be shy! I am a fun person!

I don't know how to have fun. :cry:
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby Tavex » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:15 pm

whenever I hear people sing the Pokemon theme I always pretend like I'm just having a bad dream and that I'll wake up soon.

But anyways, I just recommend coming on Thursday.
There may not be really anything going on, but you'll go ahead and have your badge and get settled into your hotel room and be set to go early in the morning. All you'll have to do is just go to the con and enjoy yourself.
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby Shenanagan » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:13 pm

I think everybody said it, but I'll add my own 2 cents about AZ:

The best thing about it for me are the fans and the people that go. I have so many fond memories of waiting in line for something and just people breaking out into songs (Disney among the primary ones I remember), and audience interaction at panels and events is just the best. Just have fun, bring everything you think you might need (we have really great packing list forum threads for that), take lots of pictures and make lots of friends :)
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby redfieldkitten » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:24 am

Hey I am all about some Disney songs. Especially from Frozen.
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Thursday - Secret Cosplay (!)
Friday - Amaterasu (Human form)
Saturday - Alice Liddell Royal Suit (Alice: Madness Returns)
Sunday - Yuno Gasai
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Re: What is Pre-reg like?

Postby kaiser_forsaken » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:09 pm

megaplushie wrote:
redfieldkitten wrote:Don't be shy! I am a fun person!

I don't know how to have fun. :cry:


You're a big kid now, they sell stuff to fix that. You can even enjoy it legally these days. ;)

As for Disney songs, "Be A Man" or bust. Mulan best girl.
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