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Thread: Celebration Orlando: Tips & Tricks

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by SithM3 View Post
    The 5 S's.....

    1) Shoes (comfortable)
    2) Sharpies (for autographs)
    3) Snacks! (pack some, bottled water too...)
    4) Spending Money.. you'll need it there!
    5) Star Wars SMILE.... It's why you're there. Enjoy it! Plan your day(s) out!

    And YES, they've served beer in the past. The ICEBAR Orlando (from CV in Orlando) was upstairs that had a Hoth theme in the OCCC. FWIR carts on the convention center floor had beer....

    MTFBWY.
    Quote Originally Posted by nerfherder21 View Post
    I like having Lunch Pre-packed with no refrigeration needed foods before I leave the hotel room. It means I can control when I get lunch instead of when I get Hungry losing an hour of time in a convention Center line. I prefer things such as Canned Tuna Salad and Chicken Salad along with bread, Fruit, Chips or other non-perishable snacks.

    Snacks/food is a huge investment in your weekend. Instead of a warm personal pan pizza + mt dew for $13, you can avoid those lines and probably pack something better for around $5. Over 4 days, the time and money will add up.

    Another few things to add to the lists:
    - Small packable poncho
    - A garbage bag -- to put your prints/posters/collectibles/backback/etc in when it eventually decides to pour rain while you are attempting to get into your transportation of choice. Such a light and small item that is often overlooked

    1b - clean pair of socks -- for some reason, a mid-day refresh of socks does a lot for me at longer conventions.

  2. #22
    Any tips on staying in line overnight? I've done plenty of in line waiting during the day for hours but I'm planning on staying overnight for the Ep 8 panel. How do they do bathroom breaks without losing your spot in line? And what should/can you bring to make the stay overnight decent?

  3. #23
    A fold-able chair will make a huge difference, assuming you can handle carrying it around. Sitting on that rock hard floor will hurt after awhile.

    https://www.amazon.com/TravelChair-S.../dp/B01BBX9NJS

    Or here's a smaller one if you can handle sitting lower to the ground:
    https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-20000...dp/B00363WYWU/

    As far as holding your spot, make friends with those in front and behind you, which is usually never a problem, and they'll hold your spot.

    If this is like C7, the hall they had bathrooms and vendors, so you should be able to buy food and use restrooms without much issue. I'd recommend having your own snacks like granola bars, fruit bites, etc to stave off the hunger in a healthier manner, and save some major cash since the vendor food won't be cheap.

    Also, I'd highly recommend a portable water bottle too:
    https://www.amazon.com/Brita-Filtere...dp/B004GN8RDY/

    Fill up in your hotel before you head over.

  4. #24
    Thanks! I had been considering a chair so I appreciate the suggestions. Definitely need something that works but isn't too heavy to carry.

    I'll be with a friend so I was thinking we could take turns heading to the bathroom but I was concerned about being let in and out of the hall by staff. On top of necessities, it would be nice to be able to brush teeth and refresh with a new coat of deo etc in the morning and I would rather do that in a bathroom. I would hope they would be pretty lenient and understanding but you never know. I do already have a portable water bottle but thanks for the reminder, it will definitely be needed that night. I didn't always carry it in Anaheim but I also didn't stay overnight in one hall. I'll pass along your snack recommendations to my friend as well.

    What portable chargers do you guys recommend? I will always have my wired charger with me for the times I see an outlet but that's not always an option. I looked some up but I definitely want the best option for a good price.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Padme501st View Post
    Thanks! I had been considering a chair so I appreciate the suggestions. Definitely need something that works but isn't too heavy to carry.

    I'll be with a friend so I was thinking we could take turns heading to the bathroom but I was concerned about being let in and out of the hall by staff. On top of necessities, it would be nice to be able to brush teeth and refresh with a new coat of deo etc in the morning and I would rather do that in a bathroom. I would hope they would be pretty lenient and understanding but you never know. I do already have a portable water bottle but thanks for the reminder, it will definitely be needed that night. I didn't always carry it in Anaheim but I also didn't stay overnight in one hall. I'll pass along your snack recommendations to my friend as well.

    What portable chargers do you guys recommend? I will always have my wired charger with me for the times I see an outlet but that's not always an option. I looked some up but I definitely want the best option for a good price.
    I saw some people at Celebration Anaaheim with this. http://https://www.amazon.com/Rothco.../dp/B000KZFJE2 I bought myself one as soon as I got back. I always have a bag with me and this kills 2 birds with one stone.

    As far as battery, I use an Anker 21000 Mah powercore. https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCo...rtable+charger Its big but I can get a complete charge on both my phone and my tablet at least 3 times together. Plug it in every night and your never lose power. You also have 2 usb ports on it so you can share the power and make some friends in line. When it is completely dead it takes 2 days to charge though so make sure you boost it every night.
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  6. #26
    Groove what was the first link for? It's not coming up when I click...
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  7. #27
    Maybe something like this? Note: I have not tried this product, but it seems to have good reviews.

    https://www.amazon.com/TravelChair-S.../dp/B01BBX9NJS

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Hail_Lord_Helmet View Post
    Groove what was the first link for? It's not coming up when I click...
    https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Backpa...JE2?th=1&psc=1

    Sorry, I'm not sure what happened to the first link.
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  9. #29
    Definitely camping out for that ep 8 panel....i have a compact sleeping bag...that allowed?... this is all so new to me....but so excited....less than 4 months!!!

  10. #30
    Thanks Groove! I like the backpack stool idea, I usually have a backpack and that could work. pretty affordable too. I like the charging station, I'll have my tablet to watch SW while we wait overnight before everyone starts trying to catch some zzz's so that would work great.

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