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Subject: Gen Con 2012 Thread (what am I missing???) rss

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PK Torretto
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At 5 forum title searches, I deemed I am doing this wrong (so please advise) or, I need to start a thread about Gen Con 2012 general thread - What are we missing... the small things that make the difference.

tid bit #1 - Gen Con MUST BE TWO WORDS! ha... seriously. They asked me to redo my full page ad and resend because GENCON was one word. I love it. Submitting a new file was easy and quick enough because *I* did it.... if I outsourced THIS particular advertisement??? the tone of this thread would start much differently....

tid bit #2 - to get 1 badge by running an event, you must have 70 player-hours. (#hours x #players x #games). I find that a very interesting and yummy restriction/goal.

anyone else?

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Andy Andersen
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tid bit #3 - waitlist for a booth is 35, for Entrepreneurs ave? more than 18...
 
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Is this a Gen Con 2012 thread, or a complain about Gen Con policies 2012 thread?
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I wanted it to be an insider thread... not a bashing by any means. How many times have you seen GENCON or Gen-Con??

tid bit #4 - Gen Con 2011 attendees went up 20% from 2010 to 36,733. I think Origins got near 11,000 this year.

tid bit #5 - I believe they are still looking for one more co-sponsor for 2012.
 
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tid bit #6 - Once you get your housing code (in the email after you buy a pass/badge) you can contact the "Housing Bureau". You will be put on a waitlist at this point.

I am waiting to hear back what number on the waitlist I am....
 
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tid bit #7 - sign up before the last minute so you dont get waitlisted for everything.
 
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TidBit #8: use the gencon forums to acquire rooms that people are looking to offload.
 
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We've got a lot of people on the forums now looking for rooms, and looking for roommates, feel free to come over to the Gen Con forums.

The space thing is because of trademark issues, so that's why they are pretty strict about it.
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Tid bit #9 = Waitlist seems to have cleared for the Ent. Avenue.

Tid Bit #10 = Full map is available here http://files.gencon.com/exhibit_hall_map_2012.pdf
 
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