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Yes I'll be attending the Gaia Events at A Kon 0.42307692307692 42.3% [ 88 ]
I might attend the Gaia Events at A Kon 0.28365384615385 28.4% [ 59 ]
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Uhm, I have a question. I feel really stupid for asking this ^ ^" But I have only been to one con before and that was Anime Matsuri which is very small. I've never been to one that has booked multiple hotels like this. So...where exaclty is the con happening? Is it in more than one hotel or is it all at just one of the hotels? If it's just one, which one?
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Uhm, I have a question. I feel really stupid for asking this ^ ^" But I have only been to one con before and that was Anime Matsuri which is very small. I've never been to one that has booked multiple hotels like this. So...where exaclty is the con happening? Is it in more than one hotel or is it all at just one of the hotels? If it's just one, which one?


More than one hotel.

Mainly the Sheraton is where the bulk of the convention is.
If you want to go to the gaming room, take the Skybridge.

And times for the GAIA panels just got released:

Gaia Game Show
Friday, June 1st, 4:30pm — 5:30pm
San Antonio
If you enjoy fun, games, contests and random awesomeness, come to the Gaia Game Show. We've got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. All attendees are guaranteed to walk away with a prize!

Official Gaia Panel
Saturday, June 2nd, 2:30pm — 3:30pm
San Antonio
Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Looks like a downgrade from last year to two panels.
San Antonio room...unsure if they're merging or not.
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Gabriela G
Uhm, I have a question. I feel really stupid for asking this ^ ^" But I have only been to one con before and that was Anime Matsuri which is very small. I've never been to one that has booked multiple hotels like this. So...where exaclty is the con happening? Is it in more than one hotel or is it all at just one of the hotels? If it's just one, which one?


More than one hotel.

Mainly the Sheraton is where the bulk of the convention is.
If you want to go to the gaming room, take the Skybridge.

And times for the GAIA panels just got released:

Gaia Game Show
Friday, June 1st, 4:30pm — 5:30pm
San Antonio
If you enjoy fun, games, contests and random awesomeness, come to the Gaia Game Show. We've got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. All attendees are guaranteed to walk away with a prize!

Official Gaia Panel
Saturday, June 2nd, 2:30pm — 3:30pm
San Antonio
Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Looks like a downgrade from last year to two panels.
San Antonio room...unsure if they're merging or not.

Ah. Ok, thank you very much~!
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I can't wait to go again this year!
I'll be cosplaying this time too, so I'll actually look like I belong!
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I am so excited because this will be my first anime con ever, and I will be cosplaying, and i'm so glad that Gaia will be there!!!
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I am so excited because this will be my first anime con ever, and I will be cosplaying, and i'm so glad that Gaia will be there!!!


If you want, I can teach you the ropes.
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I am so excited because this will be my first anime con ever, and I will be cosplaying, and i'm so glad that Gaia will be there!!!


If you want, I can teach you the ropes.
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Oh, thank you, that would be very helpful! mrgreen
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Oh, thank you, that would be very helpful! mrgreen


Some tips I've picked up over the course of 5+ years in the DFW convention circuit:

1-Stay hydrated all the time! Luckily for you, there are water stations about the con. If you're thirsty, head for one and get replenished.

2-Don't assume that the hot female cosplayer is a girl. Gender bending is prevalent in the circuit. Girls can really be guys, guys can really be girls. Ask first before making assumptions.[I stress this strongly]

3-Keep your cell phone at all times in case your friends try to locate you.

4-Bring lots of cash. You'll need it to buy food, buy stuff in the Dealer's Room as well as various vendors and for your room share.

5-Wait until the last day to make your purchases. Sometimes, vendors are desperate to get rid of their merchandise and will lower prices just to do so. You might score a bargain if you're patient enough!

6-ARRIVE EARLY. Pre-reg is murder if you arrive in the midst of it. Show up at least 1-3 hours early and line up. Make sure to bring your ID and confirmation from the convention to show you made payment for the badge. If you didn't pre-reg, get ready to cough up big money for the badge.
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Sifen Yamishi
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Oh, thank you, that would be very helpful! mrgreen


Some tips I've picked up over the course of 5+ years in the DFW convention circuit:

1-Stay hydrated all the time! Luckily for you, there are water stations about the con. If you're thirsty, head for one and get replenished.

2-Don't assume that the hot female cosplayer is a girl. Gender bending is prevalent in the circuit. Girls can really be guys, guys can really be girls. Ask first before making assumptions.[I stress this strongly]

3-Keep your cell phone at all times in case your friends try to locate you.

4-Bring lots of cash. You'll need it to buy food, buy stuff in the Dealer's Room as well as various vendors and for your room share.

5-Wait until the last day to make your purchases. Sometimes, vendors are desperate to get rid of their merchandise and will lower prices just to do so. You might score a bargain if you're patient enough!

6-ARRIVE EARLY. Pre-reg is murder if you arrive in the midst of it. Show up at least 1-3 hours early and line up. Make sure to bring your ID and confirmation from the convention to show you made payment for the badge. If you didn't pre-reg, get ready to cough up big money for the badge.

Thank you so much! 2, 5, and 6 I didn't know and seem really helpful.... sweatdrop
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Thank you so much! 2, 5, and 6 I didn't know and seem really helpful.... sweatdrop


#2 is really important honestly.
And another tip I'll pass on to you:

Ask permission before taking photos.
Ask permission before glomping.

Make sure you read security rules for your props.

Get the schedule ASAP.
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Sifen Yamishi
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Oh, thank you, that would be very helpful! mrgreen


Some tips I've picked up over the course of 5+ years in the DFW convention circuit:

1-Stay hydrated all the time! Luckily for you, there are water stations about the con. If you're thirsty, head for one and get replenished.

2-Don't assume that the hot female cosplayer is a girl. Gender bending is prevalent in the circuit. Girls can really be guys, guys can really be girls. Ask first before making assumptions.[I stress this strongly]

3-Keep your cell phone at all times in case your friends try to locate you.

4-Bring lots of cash. You'll need it to buy food, buy stuff in the Dealer's Room as well as various vendors and for your room share.

5-Wait until the last day to make your purchases. Sometimes, vendors are desperate to get rid of their merchandise and will lower prices just to do so. You might score a bargain if you're patient enough!

6-ARRIVE EARLY. Pre-reg is murder if you arrive in the midst of it. Show up at least 1-3 hours early and line up. Make sure to bring your ID and confirmation from the convention to show you made payment for the badge. If you didn't pre-reg, get ready to cough up big money for the badge.

Thank you so much! 2, 5, and 6 I didn't know and seem really helpful.... sweatdrop


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i agreed with Sifen Yamishi on all of it about A-Kon...
i went last year and it was fun but the main part about is the pre reg it took me to get mine pre-reg like 2 hours but it was fun too bc reading ppls writhing on the tape to the pre-reg... so yeah follow her rules they work...
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The writing on the tape is cute as well.
And pre-reg is also where you can make some great friends.

Ezio, do address me as a guy.
PLEASE.
What days and time is the forum going to be this year cause last year was really hard to get to.

I love seeing all the Gaia players at A-Kon, it's an awesome way to make friends and see what everyone's doing smile
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What days and time is the forum going to be this year cause last year was really hard to get to.

I love seeing all the Gaia players at A-Kon, it's an awesome way to make friends and see what everyone's doing smile


GAIA released their panel schedule on the site a few weeks ago. But I'd double-check with A-Kon's site to see if it's correct when they release it:

Gaia Game Show
Friday, June 1st, 4:30pm — 5:30pm
San Antonio
If you enjoy fun, games, contests and random awesomeness, come to the Gaia Game Show. We've got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. All attendees are guaranteed to walk away with a prize!

Official Gaia Panel
Saturday, June 2nd, 2:30pm — 3:30pm
San Antonio
Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

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