I know everyone has been to a convention before. May it be about Comics, Cars, Animes, Video Games especially Online Games. And of course some haven’t been to these kind of events.
So here are some tips and guides to help you guys enjoy on your adventures ^^
for first timers and veterans
On the day before the event, be sure to pack up some of the things you need.
1. Bring a bag, especially if your gonna grab alot of freebies or buying alot of merchandise, and in case their free paper bag is already full.
2. Bring extra money, lots of extra money (harhar), because you’ll never know what stuffs are waiting for you, it could be a limited edition item or maybe that cool toy that you’re dying to have is now for sale with a discounted price.
3. If you’re gonna withdraw some money at the ATM, do it the day before the event. coz chances are that the ATMs at the event or any nearest malls are already piled up with people getting some cash or worse, the ATMs could be offline.
4. Wear comfortable clothes, unless you’re a contestant in a cosplay, wear comfy clothes like T-shirt and pants because there will be alot of people in events so chances are it could be really hot especially if the event’s held outside.
5. Bring a pen and papers or better if you bring 2 pens, since all conventions and events requires you to fill up a registration form, so you don’t need to bother asking sometime to borrow an extra pen.
6. Bring some items that are required for the event like IDs, game cards, etc.
7. Bring a camera or a camcorder, so you can take pictures and videos with your friends at the event for some precious moments ^^
8. Bring your cellphone so you can contact your friends (IRL or IGL) on where you guys will meet or in case you got lost, and don’t forget to load up your phone with credits. Believe me it sucks when you bring your phone without load.
On the day of the event and when you’re on your way to the venue
9. Be sure that you know where the venue is because it’s really hard if you get lost and you’re all alone.
10. If you’re bringing a car, be sure to have a full-tank gas, and be sure to use the best route to the venue to save gas. and bring along your friends so they can save money.
11. If you’re commuting,be sure you know what transport you’re gonna ride to get there and take the fastest transport (like the MRT or LRT) if the venue is near a train station or if you have extra cash, take a taxi.
If you’re gonna meet up with your friends before heading to the event
12. Set up a schedule on where and what time will you and your friends will meet, so all of you can go the event together.
13. And be sure to be early, you might miss some fun happenings when you came up late like freebies, raffles, registration for tournaments etc.
If you’re going to set up an EyeBall (or meeting up someone you met from the game, Internet)
14. Be sure that have their cellphone numbers so you set up a meeting place.
15. Ask them what clothes are they going to wear like a green t-shirt, blue polo etc so you’ll know if your meeting with the right person.
16. And of course ask for their real names, it’s really silly if gonna call him/her his/her IGN in the public if his/her IGN was Dorkmaster99181 or Hotchick564 or HokageNinja112. XD
So you’re now at the event with your friends don’t forget…
17. Be sure to be polite with other people, don’t be jackass especially when falling in line because you might end up with a bruise on your face.
18. Ask before you grab something on the booth, coz it might not be free on not for sale, or if it’s expensive and you break it, you’re gonna pay it.
19. If you want to take pictures with a celebrity, ask nicely, don’t just take stolen shots, you could piss them off.
20. Be sure to participate on every activities and raffles, you’ll never know if you’re that lucky person to win that super fast PC or maybe that brand new MP3 player.
so there you have it, and don’t forget to ENJOY on the event or convention
well then, till next time ^^
oh by the way, don’t forget to join us on April 6 at the SMX in Mall of Asia for the E-games Domination Event